Texas or Alabama?

Who do you think will win the national championship in collegiate football tonight? What will be the score? Is there any question that these are the right teams for the final showdown? Does this mean the BCS system has worked for once? Or not?

About Gene Veith

Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.

  • http://www.ifyoucouldreadmymind.wordpress.com Lisa R.

    Texas wins! Though I and my family are die-hard Texas Tech Raiders fans, we always, ALWAYS pull for a Texas team over an out-of-state school. The Raiders played a terrific game at the Alamo bowl, in spite of the fresh controversy of losing Mike Leach, so we’re even more eager to spread the good will towards our UT brethren.

    I don’t “do” stats or analytical questions re: sports, but I will venture a guess as to the final score: Texas 27, Alabama 24.

  • http://www.ifyoucouldreadmymind.wordpress.com Lisa R.

    Texas wins! Though I and my family are die-hard Texas Tech Raiders fans, we always, ALWAYS pull for a Texas team over an out-of-state school. The Raiders played a terrific game at the Alamo bowl, in spite of the fresh controversy of losing Mike Leach, so we’re even more eager to spread the good will towards our UT brethren.

    I don’t “do” stats or analytical questions re: sports, but I will venture a guess as to the final score: Texas 27, Alabama 24.

  • Bryan Lindemood

    Boise State comes to play and can compete against anybody. We’re hoping for some great games next year and perhaps a shot at the national championship. Go Bronconation!

  • Bryan Lindemood

    Boise State comes to play and can compete against anybody. We’re hoping for some great games next year and perhaps a shot at the national championship. Go Bronconation!

  • http://lutherama.blogspot.com Dr. Luther in 21st Century

    I have to admit as much as I would like to see the Big 12 beat an SEC team, the t-shirt fans are already unbearable. Besides, I have always said my two favorite teams are the Aggies and who ever is playing t.u.

    Already looking forward to next season and hoping we finally find a good Defensive coordinator.

  • http://lutherama.blogspot.com Dr. Luther in 21st Century

    I have to admit as much as I would like to see the Big 12 beat an SEC team, the t-shirt fans are already unbearable. Besides, I have always said my two favorite teams are the Aggies and who ever is playing t.u.

    Already looking forward to next season and hoping we finally find a good Defensive coordinator.

  • Steven Andrews

    Roll tide Roll!

  • Steven Andrews

    Roll tide Roll!

  • Mel Ancthon

    UT’s weak schedule and #2 ranking will be exposed (as TCU’s did) when AL puts up 31 points on them. McElroy 31 Colt 17.

  • Mel Ancthon

    UT’s weak schedule and #2 ranking will be exposed (as TCU’s did) when AL puts up 31 points on them. McElroy 31 Colt 17.

  • Partizan

    Roll Tide.

    But I’m one of the few people out there that thinks the BCS system works fine. Could you imagine the outrage that would have happened if both Alabama and Florida had rested their starters in the SEC Championship in order to ready for the playoffs. It’s not a perfect system, but I’ll take it.

  • Partizan

    Roll Tide.

    But I’m one of the few people out there that thinks the BCS system works fine. Could you imagine the outrage that would have happened if both Alabama and Florida had rested their starters in the SEC Championship in order to ready for the playoffs. It’s not a perfect system, but I’ll take it.

  • Jerry

    As of January 7, I am bowled out and no longer care–am I alone? This year the number of scheduled bowl games was sufficient to support a playoff and then some. It’s nice that two very good teams are in the game tonight, but I’ve seen my quota of great, but meaningless games already.

  • Jerry

    As of January 7, I am bowled out and no longer care–am I alone? This year the number of scheduled bowl games was sufficient to support a playoff and then some. It’s nice that two very good teams are in the game tonight, but I’ve seen my quota of great, but meaningless games already.

  • http://www.toddstadler.com/ tODD

    I know next to nothing about college football, as with most sports, but as a Native Texan, I really do have to side with UT. If only for the barbecue.

    Dr. (@3), you said, “my two favorite teams are the Aggies and who ever is playing t.u.” … Well, I guess I can now skip over any other comments you leave on this site without fear of missing any well-reasoned thoughts.

  • http://www.toddstadler.com/ tODD

    I know next to nothing about college football, as with most sports, but as a Native Texan, I really do have to side with UT. If only for the barbecue.

    Dr. (@3), you said, “my two favorite teams are the Aggies and who ever is playing t.u.” … Well, I guess I can now skip over any other comments you leave on this site without fear of missing any well-reasoned thoughts.

  • http://ematthaei.blogspot.com Eric

    It’s not a “championship.” It is still just a fraud! But this Aggie will be pulling for t.u. Hook’em sips. B.T.H.O. ‘Bama!

  • http://ematthaei.blogspot.com Eric

    It’s not a “championship.” It is still just a fraud! But this Aggie will be pulling for t.u. Hook’em sips. B.T.H.O. ‘Bama!

  • Booklover

    I will be giving piano lessons at that precise time, and don’t give a rat’s patooty, :-) but my four male offspring and husband will be devoting their love and attention to this game.

    Third son, who will be a coach, says:

    “Alabama will win, 27-17. Although they are the two best teams, that does not necessarily mean that the BCS system has worked.”

  • Booklover

    I will be giving piano lessons at that precise time, and don’t give a rat’s patooty, :-) but my four male offspring and husband will be devoting their love and attention to this game.

    Third son, who will be a coach, says:

    “Alabama will win, 27-17. Although they are the two best teams, that does not necessarily mean that the BCS system has worked.”

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17639370291865261582 Cindy R.

    I want Texas to win, but it won’t be easy. Let’s hope this is 2006 all over again. I predict Texas over Alabama, 31-28.

    It seems that the BCS system worked this time, but I’d still prefer to see a playoff for the top eight teams. I should write to my senator about that.

    tODD, “Native Texan” with a capital N? Is that an option you can choose on your census form?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17639370291865261582 Cindy R.

    I want Texas to win, but it won’t be easy. Let’s hope this is 2006 all over again. I predict Texas over Alabama, 31-28.

    It seems that the BCS system worked this time, but I’d still prefer to see a playoff for the top eight teams. I should write to my senator about that.

    tODD, “Native Texan” with a capital N? Is that an option you can choose on your census form?

  • http://www.toddstadler.com/ tODD

    Cindy (@11), everything’s bigger in Texas, including the initial N in “Native Texan”.

    Oh, and the egos.

  • http://www.toddstadler.com/ tODD

    Cindy (@11), everything’s bigger in Texas, including the initial N in “Native Texan”.

    Oh, and the egos.

  • Booklover

    It turned out to be an exciting game. I never watch football, but I caught most of this one. And my poor son who never misses a game had to work during the whole thing.

  • Booklover

    It turned out to be an exciting game. I never watch football, but I caught most of this one. And my poor son who never misses a game had to work during the whole thing.

  • http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justintaylor/ Justin Taylor

    I predict 37-21, Alabama over Texas. Colt McCoy will get injured early on.

  • http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justintaylor/ Justin Taylor

    I predict 37-21, Alabama over Texas. Colt McCoy will get injured early on.

  • http://www.toddstadler.com/ tODD

    I predict that, after the game is over, someone will attempt to make an after-the-fact prediction based on the game he just watched. Also, the Allies will win World War II.

  • http://www.toddstadler.com/ tODD

    I predict that, after the game is over, someone will attempt to make an after-the-fact prediction based on the game he just watched. Also, the Allies will win World War II.

  • http://www.ifyoucouldreadmymind.wordpress.com Lisa R.

    Oh, well, we (UT) lost! The Longhorns’ defense and a settling of young Mr. Gilbert into his unexpected role made for an exciting, hope-filled 2nd half, but it was not to be. So, all I can say is. . .

    HOW ‘BOUT THEM RAIDERS!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.ifyoucouldreadmymind.wordpress.com Lisa R.

    Oh, well, we (UT) lost! The Longhorns’ defense and a settling of young Mr. Gilbert into his unexpected role made for an exciting, hope-filled 2nd half, but it was not to be. So, all I can say is. . .

    HOW ‘BOUT THEM RAIDERS!!!!!!!!!

  • Pete

    (POST-GAME) I didn’t really (like Michael Vick, I imagine) have a dog in this fight, but was pulling for Alabama. I was very impressed with how Mark Ingram ran all over Florida – no slouch of a team. The early 6-0 lead for Texas, to me, portended a blowout by Alabama since they lost the ball twice on mega-bonehead plays but came out only down by six – shoulda been 14-0. But when McCoy got hurt and Gilbert came in and momentum started going Alabama’s way I just had to switch allegiance. It was a great game and was, overall much closer than the score indicated. I’m sure the Alabama coach was relieved that the outcome was a victory rather than a less-than-three-point loss – WHAT was he thinking, fourth and long, first series of downs in the game, deep in his own territory, having his punter pass the ball? The risk/benefit ratio eluded me there.

  • Pete

    (POST-GAME) I didn’t really (like Michael Vick, I imagine) have a dog in this fight, but was pulling for Alabama. I was very impressed with how Mark Ingram ran all over Florida – no slouch of a team. The early 6-0 lead for Texas, to me, portended a blowout by Alabama since they lost the ball twice on mega-bonehead plays but came out only down by six – shoulda been 14-0. But when McCoy got hurt and Gilbert came in and momentum started going Alabama’s way I just had to switch allegiance. It was a great game and was, overall much closer than the score indicated. I’m sure the Alabama coach was relieved that the outcome was a victory rather than a less-than-three-point loss – WHAT was he thinking, fourth and long, first series of downs in the game, deep in his own territory, having his punter pass the ball? The risk/benefit ratio eluded me there.


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