During our week off, we had a chance to kick back and watch (I use that term loosely) the bowl games without having to write anything about them. We especially appreciated you anonymous commenters who called us pussies for doing that. After all, you ARE a SPORTS blog, right?
Yes, we are. So here's our awesometacular BCS recap to this point in time.
Rose Bowl: USC pounds Illinois because Juice Williams can't throw a football to save his life. The only highlights of the game are USC's three excessive celebration penalties, proving once again that Pete Carroll runs a tight ship in LA.
Sugar Bowl: Georgia beats Hawaii by 140 points, while going easy on them. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say maybe the BCS should have found a way to get Missouri into this game instead of Hawaii.
Fiesta Bowl: Featured two teams that always seem to crap the bed in important games. I thought this game would somehow wind up a tie - even though that isn't possible - but West Virginia dominated. There can't be any school out there that's had a worse time in the BCS than Oklahoma. They were big favorites in the 2004 National Championship before getting absolutely violated and humiliated by USC. Last year they were heavily favored to beat Boise State and lost. And this year they were facing a team that had recently laid an egg against Pitt and lost their head coach. And to top it all off, West Virginia lost Steve Slaton early in the game. Yet Oklahoma got killed, despite again being heavily favored. That's either an indictment of the quality of the Big-12 or Bob Stoops. Or both.
Orange Bowl: Since Mangino didn't get a Gatorade bath, this game didn't quite live up to its potential. But it was a well-contested game. Too bad the teams were Kansas and Virginia Tech. I'm glad Kansas won, but this game was competing with Borat YouTube clips for most of the night. Borat won.