I know I'm not the only one who thought or wrote about it, but it's nice to feel some sense of validation on the "having to play Alabama twice was a big pile of buffalo chips."
In Stewart Mandel's latest article on the BCS playoff chatter coming out of Florida last week, he wrote:
But last year's unpopular all-SEC Alabama-LSU title matchup, on the heels of five straight SEC championships, may well have been a tipping point for some of the less prolific.
"I think thought process [toward a plus-one] had already begun at that point," said [ACC commissioner John] Swofford, "and that probably moved it a bit forward to a degree."
The Tide was that guy that shows up at a party and his mere presence signals that the party is over and it's time to move on to something better.
And that just makes me smile.