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Thoughts on the National Championship

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Texas players and fans had their hearts broken last night as Alabama won the national championship against a short-handed Longhorns squad.  Colt McCoy was injured on the first possession of the game and Texas went on to defeat despite a roaring start that included an interception on a fake punt and recovering a short kickoff.  But Alabama wore down Texas as Mark Ingram and Trent Richardson did what they do, rumbling for over 100 yards and 2 touchdowns a piece.  It was a thriller, but I just want to generate some discussion.  Do you think that Alabama’s championship is tainted by the injury to Colt McCoy?


Written by Austin Swafford

January 8, 2010 at 1:51 pm

Posted in Big 12, SEC

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  1. Tainted? I don’t know about tainted. They didn’t cheat, they didn’t win because of controversial calls, and they made some pretty decisive plays. I think Alabama deserves a lot of credit for their win, and their National Championship.

    Injuries are a part of the game, and I think the really disappointing thing about last night (and part of why there is any question about the “legitimacy” of this National Championship) is that we didn’t get to see the best of Texas against the best of Alabama. Sure, Gilbert got going eventually, and certainly put Texas in a position to pull off the huge upset, but that’s not the game the National Championship promised anyone, Texas fans or otherwise.

    Alabama’s 2010 National Championship, is in my humble opinion, completely and unquestionably valid. The game itself, however, was a huge disappointment.


    January 8, 2010 at 3:07 pm

  2. I agree. Perhaps not tainted. But hollow I think is the word. If I was Nick Saban, I would be disappointed.


    January 8, 2010 at 4:03 pm

  3. It’s only tainted for Bama fans because at the end of this decade people will think of this game and remember Colts injury instead of remembering a damn good Alabama team. Bama fan will be justifying this win to themselves for a long time


    January 8, 2010 at 7:13 pm

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