RealClearSports
Advertisement

LSU Settles for Bowl Leftovers

AP Photo

ATLANTA -- This feels like a BCS Bowl, looks like a BCS Bowl, even smells like a BC... well, OK, this bowl smells like it was pressure-cooked in 100 percent refined peanut oil and lovingly served on a toasted bun with pickle.

No matter how they dress this one up, and it certainly seems pretty, you can’t fool the LSU Tigers, who were a big deal in college football roughly a year ago when they saw action in a real BCS bowl. Actually, the ultimate BCS bowl.

So instead of playing for a national title again, they’re trying their best to appear peachy here in Atlanta, where their ticket for Monday's Chick-fil-A Bowl was punched by Alabama. And speaking of getting punched, what would the state of Tiger Nation be right now had LSU beaten Bama the last two times they...

Read Full Article »

Recommended Articles

Fighting Irish Will Come Up Short of Title

Alex Hall, Bleacher Report - December 30, 2012

Notre Dame has dusted off the failures of recent years past to become one of the best programs of the 2012 college football season. The Irish will take part in the BCS National Championship Game to end a great resurgent season... more »

Alabama Aims to Devour National Title

George Schroeder, USA Today - December 28, 2012

The signature burger at Mugshots Grill and Bar is three all-beef patties, six strips of bacon, three slices of cheese — your choice, cheddar or American — along with tomatoes, pickles, lettuce and red onions, all... more »

Ignore Football: Who Wins Irish vs. Alabama?

Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal - December 21, 2012

Notre Dame and Alabama, two schools that are rumored to care a little bit about their football teams, will meet Jan. 7 in a BCS national championship that's as juicy as these things get. Alabama coach Nick Saban's method for... more »

Notre Dame's Nix an Obedient Son

Andy Staples, Sports Illustrated - December 18, 2012

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- At its highest population density, the three-bedroom house in Jacksonville, Fla., had 10 residents. Louis Nix III, who has 11 younger siblings and half-siblings, could have made a choice that would have... more »

Irish's Golson Young, Raw - and Confident

Steve Greenberg, Sporting News - December 18, 2012

You’ll have to forgive Everett Golson if he forgets sometimes that he’s his team’s biggest weakness. You’d think a guy who threw for 151 touchdowns as a high schooler in South Carolina would know he... more »