As terrible as the scheduling imbalance is, if we dont choke against alabama last year, we likely win the national championship.
That makes no sense. That's like playing a baseball game where one team is only allowed one strike, and then you say, "well, if y'all would've hit the ball, you probably would have won."
Beating Bama, alone, would not have gotten us anywhere. We still would have had to beat all but one of Florida, A&M and South Carolina (which we did, accomplishing more than Bama did in its season). All Bama had to do was beat us, and they could still afford to lose to A&M because they didn't have any other tough teams. And the schedule was (and continues to be) set up for them to be able to lose to us and still win it all because the odds of us going 10-1 or better against the murderer's row we have to face are extremely remote. If we lose to them, we are boned because they are set up to make it nearly impossible for them to lose two other games. And besides, even if they lose to us and we go undefeated, they are still set to win it all because their schedule makes it fairly easy for them to win all the rest of their games just like 2011.
Apologists for bullshite, people that want to blame their own team when they get screwed, that's just so inferior imo. It doesn't take much to stand up for people who are getting screwed, especially when you are supposed to be on their side. It takes nothing at all, no brains, no courage, no guts, nothing, to hide behind excuses because you're afraid of how you'll "look" to everyone else.