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Damn You, Arizona, Ruining Seasons

Well, I guess it was more of Dennis Dixon’s knee ruining the season, with Arizona taking advantage while he was out. What really pisses me off is that Arizona sucks at football, and nobody on campus cares about their football team, so their wins go to waste. Think about it — if you’re only going to go like 5-7 or something on the year, why bother knocking off a good team and ruining their season? If you’re going to pull an upset, at least make it to a good bowl or something — make it worthwhile. Unfortunately, Arizona doesn’t do that, so their upset wins are virtually meaningless. Big wins by the Wildcats don’t change their program; they’re not jumping off points for future success. They just are wastes and it sucks.

I’m going to take this a step further and say that Oregon should still be in the national title game if Dixon comes back healthy and they finish with just two losses. You cannot possibly tell me that there is another team in the country more dangerous than Oregon when Dixon is bouncing around on the field. They are a nearly unstoppable offense gaining 7-8 yards per play, it seems. The game was on its way to 15-0 and an Oregon blowout to start. Dixon gets hurt, enter a rusty Leaf, and it’s over. I can easily let this loss slide. Sure, Oregon’s defense is sketchy, but I’d like to see any team in the nation try to stop that offense when it’s healthy. Good luck with that. That’s why when January comes around, I’d still want to see Oregon in the title game, putting up a 40 spot.

(photo courtesy Wily Low)



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  • http://theshipofools.blogspot.com WCT

    “I’m going to take this a step further and say that Oregon should still be in the nation”

    You west coast homers have said a lot of things but THAT is a new one.

    What are you saying? that they should manipulate the computer rankings based on the health of one player?

  • http://obscuresportsquarterly.wordpress.com Gilbert

    The computers count for only 1/3 of the BCS standings. The voters count for the other 2/3 … they could leave Oregon really high up if they wanted.

    This is yet another reason why we need a playoff system. Extremely talented teams who have a freak injury like this could still show what they can do.

  • http://pointguardu.com nick

    BEARDOWN ARIZONA BEARDOWN RED AND BLUE ARIZONA BEARDOWN!

    WE ARE……………….. ARIZONA

  • Jeff

    Arizona sucks. Go back to drinking beer and filming Girls Gone Wild videos.

  • http://pointguardu.com nick

    Jeff your thinking Arizona State.. They suck and film Girls Gone Wild………….

  • http://www.pointguardu.com JP

    Arizona has been a down program yes, but they are turning it around. it takes time to build a program and wins like this do help. i guess teams that arent going to a bowl should just forfeit their games so other teams can just automatically win huh? you play to win the game!

    bear down cats!

  • http://pointguardu.com nick

    Your THE MAN JP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.pointguardu.com JP

    no wonder why this guy is such a cry baby, u of a “ruined” his beloved ucla’s season 2 years ago, and he still has sour grapes.

  • http://pointguardu.com nick

    Yeah but Larry is a good guy.. cant hold his choice in Universities against him….

  • http://obscuresportsquarterly.wordpress.com Gilbert

    JP, Oregon has crushed UCLA seasons many times in recent history. UCLA fans probably don’t hate one school more than the other in football.

  • http://www.larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    Guilty as charged … however, I stand by my comments of Arizona. 3-8, 3-8, 6-6, and probably 5-7 under Stoops. If they were showing gradual improvement and actually had a 7 or 8 win season, I might change my tune. But they haven’t — they’re worthless.

  • http://pointguardu.com NICK

    Larry, When Stoops took over as HC the program it was in shambles. This is the final season of having Mackovic’s players. This season our Defense has digressed and there is a new offense. I for one have called for Stoops head but the University President has publicly stated that Stoops and the AD are coming back next year.

  • http://thehaternation.com NFL Adam

    Spot freaking on.