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I was surprised
when you did not feature Florida on one of your college football preview's six
regional covers: We all know the success that Urban Meyer has had in his second
seasons at previous jobs. After Florida's win (Urban Renewal, Jan. 15),
however, I realized the SI jinx is still alive and kicking. Thanks for leaving
off the Gators!
correctly observed that instead of blitzing, "the Gators were helped by
Ohio State's bullheaded determination to stay in its base defense." You
could have also stated that despite early success on the ground, the Buckeyes
abandoned the run with plenty of time left in the game. With coaching like this
anyone could have defeated Ohio State, and anyone did.
weapon was its color scheme—at University of Phoenix Stadium, blue and orange
always trumps red. Witness Boise State's victory over Oklahoma in the Fiesta
Bowl, a week before Florida beat Ohio State in the BCS Championship Game. And
in the previous game played at that stadium, two weeks before the Fiesta Bowl,
the Denver Broncos won their game against the Arizona Cardinals.
commissioner Tim Finchem, in his foolish crusade to create the hype garnered by
other sports and their playoff chases with his FedEx Cup (The New Rules, Jan.
15), has forgotten the true essence of professional golf. Unlike other sports,
golf isn't primarily about a season; it is about the event at hand. His
predecessors capitalized on the major tournaments, which were neither created
for—or became great because—they were part of a season.
Crossing a Line?