While watching the LSU-Alabama BCSNCG, I was mumbling how much I hate Nick Saban and a friend asked why.
I said, "Imagine that the wife you loved for four years divorces you for a richer guy with a nicer car. Two years later, she leaves him, marries your brother and starts showing up at family gatherings."
He, and everyone else I tell that to, completely understands.
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...since first announcing his decision to stick with LSU in early December. That was right after the BCS blithely ignored two of its unwritten rules -- a team must win its conference championship; the title game shouldn’t be a rematch of a regular-season game -- so Alabama and LSU could meet again in Superdome.
From Matt Hinton:
Presented with both sides of the coin, my instinct is to split that coin down the middle and give each side a half. That's what we used to do, and I think it reflects the reality of the season.
In lieu of that option, I reluctantly picked LSU. For three reasons:
LSU has a more complete resumé.
Every game counts.
LSU won the SEC championship.