Edit: Forget about cliff notes. Go take your Ritalin or learn how to read something besides an Iphone app.
For ten years I've been listening to you pansies whine about the lovefest USC enjoyed from the media and the polls. Its not fair you said. We got screwed in 2003 by the AP and the rest of the media. Auburn got screwed the next year. Whine, whine, whine.
You think media bias and poll bias is bad with USC? You have seen NOTHING compared to the bias for Notre Dame. Some of you are either too young or just don't have a clue. Notre Dame has been screwing not just Bama, but LSU and the rest of the SEC in the media and the polls for decades. They've just sucked for so long y'all have forgotten or don't know.
Bama's best team got denied a national championship by because Notre Damn TIED Michigan State. LSU got screwed by the polls and media, hence the revenge game when LSU upset the Irish in Tiger Stadium. Fast forward to the late 70's. Another Bama team screwed when #5 Notre Dame beat Earl Campbell and Texas to vault to the national championship while Bama clobbered Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl. The media would pump up inferior Gerry Faust teams until they could do so no longer.
You think the USC love is bad, the Notre Dame love is ten times worse. What does that mean to a Bama-hating LSU fan?
Simple, it hurts us in the polls. First of all, Notre Dame wins, those voters and reporters who look for any and every excuse to pimp for Notre Dame will get it. LSU benefits from a strong SEC and that means an SEC winning the BCS every year. That might be LSU next year in the #3 spot trying to make the big game and every little vote counts. Those pollsters and reporters think Notre Dame is sophisticated, classy, and one of them compared to you dumb ignorant drunken inbred that live in the South. They hate it that you beat The Ohio State University in BCS games and show up their prejudices. They will love nothing better than to talk about how great Notre Dame is over the SEC if Notre Dame wins.
Then next year, when the SEC is getting frozen out of the next two spots thanks to the Notre Dame poll bias, you Bama haters will be raising hell next year and too damn bad, this is what you wanted. You demanded it, Notre Dame won, you got it. The SEC suffers.
There is no way in HELL an LSU fan in the 70's or 80's would have pulled for Notre Dame to win over an SEC team, even Bama. Matter of fact, more than a few bragged about a crappy Ole Miss team, yes, Ole fricking Miss, beating Notre Dame in 76, as proof the SEC was underrated by the media.
Well, you got your media respect after all these years and now want to chunk it out the window. Pansies.
This post was edited on 12/2 at 8:57 am