It’s the eve of the National Championship game but something just doesn’t feel right.
Oh yeah, there is excitement. There is excitement for the alumni, students and fans in Gainsville for their first title shot in a decade.
But for the rest of the nation, there is no buzz. We know that the climax of the 2006 college football season is upon us but it’s like a turkey with no dressing, no filling.
It is widely agreed without a flicker of doubt that Ohio State is the consensus number one. There is no question that the Buckeyes should be playing Monday night. However, ever since the BCS released its final standings and placed Florida over Michigan, stomachs turned.
Many called for an Ohio State-Michigan rematch because the Wolverines only lost by three in Columbus so what would they do on a neutral field?
Decent argument until Dwayne Jarrett and USC slapped them around in the Rose Bowl 32-18. But surely the Trojans aren’t the second best team in the country, they had two losses within the Pac-10.
So, Florida is in the championship game by the process of elimination. Kinda, sorta, but not really. The Gators deserve to be playing Ohio State for the right to be named the best team in the nation.
That’s the feeling. The feeling that you know something is wrong.
The Buckeyes are playing in the right game, just the wrong team.