What your view of sports and life would be if you had too many concussions
EDITOR’S NOTE: Boyd Bergquist was the sports director at KETS-TV in East Tree Stump, Nebraska for almost 40 years. Known across the Husker state as the voice of the Boy’s High School Basketball Tournament, Bergquist was a four-time winner of the Marv J. Butz “Golden Cob” Award For Excellence In Nebraska Broadcast Journalism. That background, along with his quick if not cliché-riddled wit and love of single-malt scotch makes Bergquist a perfect fit to be our “Question” guy.
Isn’t it pretty clear by now that Alabama and Clemson are just that much better than everybody else?
~South Carolina Cock Soccer Supporter
Does the phrase “No shit, Sherlock!” mean anything to you? Not only is that a true statement, but think about this. Who is going to challenge them in the near future? Every year, they supply the NFL with new talent, then they reload and continue to dominate the college game. You just saw what they both did to the other two teams some “know-all” committee saw fit to match them up against. Meanwhile, look at how many of the other “traditional powers” in college football are in a state of flux.
Let’s start with Clemson and the ACC. Florida State sucks now that Jimbo Fisher left, and look what happened to Notre Dame, the school that treats the ACC like the girlfriend it won’t marry. Along with the Irish, Michigan is a “fraud” until further notice. Who knows what happens with Ohio State with the departure of Urban Meyer. Speaking of Jimbo Fisher, can he turn Texas A&M into a power? As for the rest of the SEC, are LSU and Florida on their way back? Is Georgia in for the long haul, because they sure didn’t show up against Texas? And does that mean Texas and to a lesser extent Oregon are on their way back? Is Oklahoma in for the long haul? Finally, USC isn’t likely to be a factor as long as Clay Helton is there.
So, get used to seeing a lot of Tide and Tigers on the 1st Monday after New Year’s Day.
A while back, I asked you about an 8-team play-off. Do you think a larger play-off format would have changed who ended up in the final?
~Seriously, Football Sucks
First off, for a guy whose handle is about how football sucks, you send us a lot of stuff about football. What’s your deal, anyway?
But to answer your question, look at what I just said about who is out there to challenge Alabama and Clemson. The only thing an expanded format would have done is introduce more opportunities for the “any given Saturday” thing. There’s a reason why back in August everybody and his dog predicted Alabama and Clemson to be in the final, and there a reason why they weren’t wrong. But giving the Georgias, LSUs, and Ohio States of the world an extra crack only makes for more chances to for somebody to have a bad day and get knocked off.
It also would have let us see a round earlier how exceptionally over-rated Notre Dame was. Speaking things there’s a reason for, it’s not an accident that the last two times you’ve seen a Notre Dame team in a championship/play-off game, they got blown off the field.
If Alabama wins another National Championship, does that make Nick Saban the greatest college coach ever?
~ Roll Tide Pods
I’m sure that conversation will get out there, but I agree with J-Dub when it comes to arguments like that. They are subjective and usually pointless, especially in this case because no matter what, there’s going to be people who have “their guy,” and you aren’t going to change their minds. In this case, there’s going to be the usual suspects; there’s going to be a “Paterno” crowd, there’s going to be Bobby Bowden crowd, there’s going to be the “politically correct” guy who’s going to say Eddie Robinson, and there’s always going to be the “old-school” guy who is going to say something like Amos Alonzo Stagg or “Pop” Warner and so on…
The problem for Alabama fans is particularly unique because they already have a statue of one of the “usual suspects” in front of the stadium which already has his name on it. That means before any of the rest of us get to weigh in, Bama fans are going to have to decide which of their guys goes first.
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