Scratch That Rematch; Once Is Enough

AP Photo

If that was The Game of the Century, then I want my 100 years back.

Top-ranked LSU's 9-6 overtime win against No. 2 Alabama Saturday evening wasn't the game of the century, decade or season. I'm not even sure it was the game of the day.

So let's get this out of the way right now: These two teams deserve a BCS championship rematch like Kim Kardashian deserves to keep her wedding gifts.

I'm not saying LSU's victory suffered from drama deprivation. It didn't. It was the leading cause of gnawed-off fingernails at an electric Bryant-Denny Stadium. The edge of my press box seat was worn down by the time Drew Alleman's 25-yard game-winning field goal somersaulted through the uprights.

But was it a football classic? Close, very close, but...

Read Full Article »

Recommended Articles

Concussions Creating Moral Dilemma

Gregg Doyel, CBS Sports - May 8, 2012

Football players are killing each other. The death sentence isn't immediate, but it's there -- and we all know it. Whether they die from dementia or Alzheimer's or their own hand, NFL players are dying too ... more »

NCAA's Seamy Side Months Before Kickoff

Gene Wojciechowski, ESPN - May 8, 2012

A secret affair. Hidden payoffs. A bungled cover-up. The John Edwards trial? Not exactly. More like the worst week in the life of Arkansas football this spring. In fact, I can't remember an early college offseason that was less... more »

Where Did John Marinatto Go Wrong?

Andrea Adelson, Big East Blog - May 7, 2012

There cannot possibly be a tougher job in college football than Big East commissioner. That is not meant as a defense of the outgoing John Marinatto, who is as responsible for what has happened to the league as the dueling ... more »

Marinatto Quits Amid Big East Instability

Pete Thamel, New York Times - May 8, 2012

When Big East Commissioner John Marinatto resigned Monday, the battered league was left at another crossroads. It could either crumble or find itself a billion-dollar television deal in September. The Big East, scheduled to... more »