Larry Bird, the cold blooded assassin, whom carried the city of Boston on his back, once did the following:
Came out of a timeout against the Dallas Mavericks. Went to the opposite end of the court where they were to inbound the ball. Stood there for a moment with his hands on his knees, and told the Dallas Bench, “I’m going to stand here. I’m not going to move. I’m going to get the ball, and the next sound you’re going to hear will be the ball going through the net.”
And Whatta you know, he did exactly that. Winked at the bench, and strolled his way back down the court like the true legend he was.
This is one of my favorite stories ever, because of 2 things..
1) Larry was great and gutsy.
2) He knew there was absolutely nothing you could do about it.
I say all of this to prove a point. Sometimes, there is just no overcoming greatness, and this, is the time we live in for NCAA Football.
Tricky Nicky and his band of Genetically Modified Crimson Tide monsters are ruining football. And there is literally nothing we can do about it.
I mean, come on, I’m a Buckeye fan. I’ll bleed Scarlet and Grey till the day I die. We have a Heisman candidate carrying us to the supposed promised land, and even I know we don’t stand a chance.
We have simply never seen a team as dominant as this. Alabama has NFL talent oozing from every position on the field. Even when they may fall schematically, they are able to overcome it because they are simply way better than anyone else they can face.
Think about the absurdity of this stat: +239
That is the Alabama Point differential vs their opponents this year. There are some teams that haven’t even scored a grand total of 239 points yet this season.
Nick Saban has always had a mind bogglingly good defense, but now he also has a quarterback. It’s not even fair. It’s like kicking a kid in a wheel chair. If you don’t lose by 30+, you’ve essentially won.
That, coupled with the fact that Week 7 was pure madness, having numbers 2, 6, 7, 8, 16, 19, and 21 in the polls losing – and 5 of them losing to unranked opponents, no team is worthy of attempting to conquer this insane challenge.
The only teams even close are Ohio State, and Clemson, and even they are light years behind.
College Football is in a State of Emergency, and there’s nothing we can do about it.