Don’t You Feel Dumb?

So Tony Romo probably isn’t the only person who feels dumb this morning.

Admit it, you complained and whined about the BCS title game. You said no way should Ohio State and Florida should be playing for the national title. Well, you were half right. Turns out it shouldn’t have been Ohio State and Florida. But it certainly shouldn’t have been Ohio State and Michigan either. It should have been Florida and Boise State.

Ohio State embarrassed itself and the Big Ten on Monday night, being thoroughly dominated by Florida 41-14. Take away the opening kickoff that Buckeye Ted Ginn Jr. returned for a touchdown and the game wasn’t even that close. The Gators ran up 370 net yards to the Buckeyes’ paltry 82. Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith looked less like someone set to graduate to the NFL and more like someone set to graduate montessori school, completing 4 of 14 passes for 35 yards and one pick. Not that he had much time on the field, as Florida bested Ohio State in time of possession by a whopping 40:48 to 19:12.

Meanwhile, as Ohio State was looking for the fastest way out of Glendale, Arizona, the Broncos of Boise State were watching at home, knowing that they could have taken their 13-0 record into the Frito-Lay Baked Tostitos Scoops BCS Championship Game Sponsored by New Tostitos White Corn Chips With A Hint of Lime and certainly have given Florida a better game than Ohio State had. Florida coach Urban Meyer himself expressed relief at not having to take on the Broncos after whipping the Buckeyes, saying. “I love Boise State. We don’t want to go play them. We’re done.”

Actually, Boise State certainly isn’t the only team that could have given Florida more of a game Monday night, a fact confirmed by Flordia defensive end Jarvis Moss who said after the title game of Ohio State, “Honestly, we’ve played a lot better teams than them [Ohio State]. I could name four or five teams in the SEC that could probably compete with them and play the same type of game we did against them.”

Note Moss didn’t say “four or five teams in the Big Ten.” So after a Bowl season that saw the Big Ten go a lousy 2-5 in Bowl games with the two supposed best teams in the conference, Ohio State and Michigan, both getting blown out in high-profile matchups, is Big Ten football just lousy? Well, I wouldn’t go that far, but it’s obvious it ain’t as good as we thought either.

Unfortunately for Ohio State, the school is about to be handed another blow, this time on the basketball court at the hands of your Wisconsin Badgers. Should be a great game Tuesday night and I’m anxious to see how OSU stand-out rookie Greg Oden handles the heat of the Kohl Center. I’m guessing it’s gonna be rough for him. But not as rough as Monday night was on Troy Smith.


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