You know it’s a blowout when the commentators stop commenting on the game and start commenting on the quarterback’s girlfriend. That’s what happened last night during Alabama’s rout of Notre Dame. As the camera flashed to the stands and focused on A.J. McCarron’s girlfriend former Miss Alabama, Brent Musberger and Kirk Herbstreit offered kudos to McCarron for such a favorable match. Today, ESPN issued an apology and admitted that the commentary seemed to go a bit too far. It was a sideshow during what turned out to be a very boring game. It was so boring that people still aren’t talking about the game but the sideshow!
For me I’m glad the season is finally over. It was not a good year for my fandom. LSU returned some of the most talented players in the country last Fall, but still only managed to put together a mediocre season. In their biggest game of the year—the rematch with Alabama—the Tigers lost by a hair in the final minute and a half of the game. It was sickening and pretty much set off a big stink bomb over the rest of the season. LSU finished #12 in the Coach’s Poll and #14 in the AP. *audible groan*
Louisiana Tech had their best season in the history of their football program. Yet somehow somebody somewhere botched their invitation to the Independence Bowl. As a result, the Bulldogs missed the post-season altogether. *double audible groan*
So yes, I’m glad the season is done. I suppose this will be my final post on college football until next Fall. Yes, I can hear your cheers even now echoing through cyberspace. Until then, back to regular programming.