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Friday, December 05, 2008


For you football fans. I got a chuckle out of this.


After determining the Big-12 championship game participants the BCS computers were put to work on other major contests and today the BCS declared Germany to be the winner of World War II.

"Germany put together an incredible number of victories beginning with the annexation of Austria and the Sudetenland and continuing on into conference play with defeats of Poland, France, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium and the Netherlands. Their only losses came against the US and Russia; however considering their entire body of work--including an incredibly tough Strength of Schedule--our computers deemed them worthy of the #1 ranking."

Questioned about the #4 ranking of the United States the BCS commissioner stated "The US only had two major victories--Japan and Germany. The computer models, unlike humans, aren't influenced by head-to-head contests--they consider each contest to be only a single, equally-weighted event."

German Chancellor Adolph Hitler said "Yes, we lost to the US; but we defeated #2 ranked France in only 6 weeks." Herr Hitler has been criticized for seeking dramatic victories to earn 'style points' to enhance Germany's rankings. Hitler protested "Our contest with Poland was in doubt until the final day and the conditions in Norway were incredibly challenging and demanded the application of additional forces."

The French ranking has also come under scrutiny. The BCS commented " France had a single loss against Germany and following a preseason #1 ranking they only fell to #2."

Japan was ranked #3 with victories including Manchuria, Borneo and the Philippines.

Some comments that followed:

We beat Italy. I know they're in a lower division, but they're the toughest team in that division. I mean, we can't all play Poland, ffs.
I think Russia got screwed by the BCS!
Yeah they had it rough vs Germany in the beginning, but they came out undefeated in conference!

Sure they lost a non-conference game against Finland, but Finland is tough, and that was on the road and really early in the season.
I don't think that being pushed around for 4 quarters (years) and only being allowed a FG here and there should matter when it was two late bombs that helped us win.

They should have dropped further down in the polls to #5 or #6.

I think their own admission on deck the Missouri is proof of that.
I think it is BS. Sure all of Germany's wins were road wins, but hell, they barely had to travel to get there. We went all over the world, kicking peoples' asses at their house.
I agree with your assessment on Russia. I had forgot about the Iron Curtain Defense. Pretty tough to penetrate.

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