How is Michigan the better "story"? I'm pretty sure MSU is a much better team and that's what *should* matter.
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BTW -- I've come around to MWM's way of thinking on this.
If the "No Rematch" arguments against #2 Michigan were valid in 2006 (destroys value of regular season, not conference champion, other teams just as deserving of a shot) when it lost ON THE ROAD to the #1 Ohio State team, why are they no longer valid for Alabama who finds itself in the exact same situation despite the fact that it lost AT HOME to the #1 team.
Doesn't pass the sniff test at all, IMO.
23 Years and Counting...
(I don't know why I like this image so much)
"On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."
It's the poll dynamic of "when did you lose?". Alabama had the chance to bubble back up. If Alabama would have lost to LSU in the SEC championship game then I seriously doubt they would have been in the NC game.
One thing I've come to the realization of during this BCS brouhaha is LSU is awfully daggone good. Like, one of the best seasons ever during the BCS era.
Pay attention to the open sky
Rematch talk started about two minutes after Bama lost though.... I don't think timing much mattered.
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