So, what did the Game of the Century between Alabama and LSU prove when they squared off back in November?
Nothing, except for how flawed the BCS "system" truly is.
Because, here's the thing: If LSU wins tonight in Round 2 (ESPN, 8 p.m.), no one will dispute they are the No. 1 team in the nation. But if Alabama wins, will the Crimson Tide get the same respect?
If Alabama wins by 3 points or less -- after losing by 3 in overtime the first time around -- will LSU claim to be the better team? Will Oklahoma State argue that they never got a shot at LSU, and therefore should be at least No. 2?
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For people who don't have any stake in the game (and, for the record, I do: My dad and my brother both attended Alabama), they should be pulling for Bama to win if they truly want to deal a blow to the BCS. No, nothing will get changed next year, but the BCS' biggest nightmare is to have a national championship game that settles nothing.
MONDAY'S BEST BETS: With the title game tonight, some networks are choosing to air reruns. ABC will counter-program with two hours of "The Bachelor" at 8 p.m., followed by "Castle."
ABC Family has new episodes of "Pretty Little Liars" and "The Lying Game" from 8-10 p.m.