After the BCS announcement show last night, I now know for sure that there is a God. And he has a great sense of humor. Being part of the Kansas alumni out there I received all kinds of grief from Mizzou fans last week. Telling me about KU's weak schedule, how the Jayhawks couldn't win when it mattered, and how they didn't want to hear any excuses about missed field goals or one bad half. I think my favorite was this email (one of many) I received last week from a Mizzou grad:
Bud Light Presents: Real Men of Genius(real men of genius)
Today we salute you, Mr. Excuse Ridden Over-Confident Kansas Football Fan. Eleven straight wins, you wore that classy "Muck Fizzou" shirt like you meant it (Pinch me, I'm dreamin'!)OK, fair enough. Now do me the decency and return the favor. I don't want to hear about how your team was robbed, how it wasn't fair that KU got to go to the BCS and you didn't because they beat the Jayhawks, and again the crappy non-conference schedule that KU played. As usual, at least in my experiences with Mizzou, they are upset because KU was smarter than they were. Under the current BCS setup you should play a soft non-conference schedule. This allows your school to go to a big bowl game in Miami while your school gets to go freeze its ass off in Dallas. Oh, and don't have your team run it's mouth about how OU got lucky the first time and then lose by 21 points. It's bad form.
A season of bloated statistics and over-hyped wins against Junior Varsity competition (Serve another cupcake!)
Losing to a superior team with better players is no match for your what-if scenarios and could-have-been dreams (The field goal missed by inches!)
So crack open an ice-cold Bud Light you emphatic engineer of excuses.After all, you would've won the game if it was played somewhere else!
(Mr Excuse Ridden Over-Confident Kansas Football Fan.)
There is one ray of light for you Mizzou fan. The Big 12 has 2 teams in the BCS - that's a payout of $34 million to the conference which you get a cut! You're used to the subsidy KU provides you with all of the Final Four runs, so it shouldn't be hard to accept a handout from their football team as well.