Sports: Finding a way to win
AP Photo: Florida's Percy Harvin smoking up the field.
The Florida Gators just won the SEC championship game. Now the BCS selection controversy is on - should Florida play Ohio State, or should Michigan? You might remember my previous posts about the Gators' ugly wins this season - and they still stand. The Gators have not dominated in football games against credible opponents, mostly due to third-quarter collapses that destroy any leads they might have built up by halftime.
But, before everyone starts packing for the Sugar Bowl, it must be noted that there is some merit in finding a way to win games. Most people realize now, I think, that any given Saturday almost anything can happen - the rankings seem almost meaningless at times when unranked teams can squeak by or even wallop top-10 teams.
The Gators, though, have gone 12-1 and have won against lots of top-25 teams (UT, LSU, Arkansas). They weren't pretty wins, they weren't blowouts, but by golly, when time ran out, the Gators won. Call it luck (yeah, sure, they just got lucky against nine different bowl-eligible teams), call it the nature of the SEC, but I predict some mild riots if Florida gets left out this year.