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Monday, December 06, 2004

Texas Politics Really Stink

Lyndon Johnson has been dead for a long time, but now this.

You would have thought that Mack Brown had more class than that, but there's something rotten in the State of College Football.

The Cal Bears belong in the Rose Bowl. Now they're in the Holiday Bowl against Texas Tech where, if they can reign in their disappointment, they'll beat the offensive circus from the Big 12 by a margin that Oklahoma typically saves for the Texas Longhorns.

Texas versus Michigan in the Rose Bowl?

It doesn't sound right, does it?

But not as bad as Cal having to play Texas Tech in the Holiday Bowl, which doesn't even take place on New Year's Day!

Apparently, other BCS Bowl teams -- better ones -- shouldn't mess with Texas, and you wonder if 'ol Lyndon himself is watching from above, and whether any of the posse who helped him steal south Texas votes in his Senate primary win in the late '40's were involved in this heist.

Cal, Jeff Tedford, Aaron Rodgers and J.J. Arrington deserved better. (As does Auburn, whose "third-place" finish once again demands a national playoff system). Cal was # 4 going into last weekend's bout with Southern Miss, ahead of Texas, won its road game and lost out on the Rose Bowl. Go figure.

The BCS had better take a long, hard look at its system again, because it is rotten.



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