Lake Fred

Lake Fred is an actual lake located in the flat pinelands of southern New Jersey. It is also one of my knicknames acquired while I was at college. There is (or was) a Lake Fred Folk Festival in the springtime.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Who Won The National Championship?

Two years ago, LSU beat Oklahoma in the BCS National Championship Game, yet the AP voted USC as the number one team. This year, USC is playing Texas in the BCS National Championship Game. The ABC announcers Keith Jackson and Dan Fouts, both West Coast guys, gushed over USC all night. With 19 seconds left in the game, the Texas quarterback Vince Young scores the winning points. When the game is over, after the two head coaches exchange good wishes to each other, who does ABC interview? They first interview the losing head coach, USC's Pete Carroll. Next, they interview the losing quarterback, USC's Matt Leinart. In a true moment of sportsmanship, Leinart said, "We still think we are a better football team, but we just couldn't make the plays.'' What a jerk! Then they go to a long commercial break. When they come back it's the formal trophy presentations to the winning head coach, Mack Brown and the game's most valuable player, Vince Young. At this time we get to hear from the winning team, but not at the moment of victory, but rather at a more formal planned trophy presentation. My hat is off for the Texas Longhorns, but not to ABC Sports. I'm glad for Mack Brown because years ago he was the head coach at Tulane and I got to meet him and shake his hand at a Tulane alumni luncheon. The New Orleans Saints have the second pick in the NFL draft, who should they pick...Young or Leinert? Rumor has it that the West Coast papers will take a poll and vote USC the number 1 team, anyway.


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