The power of the media …

Just finished watching OU dispatch Nebraska. Jason White gave a Heisman like performance. The analysts on FSN should remain on a cable-styled regional telecast. Repeatedly making comments no doubt intended to make a dominant performance interestsing. The cut-aways at half-time and at the end of the game featured even more media bias than last year when everythnig was done to make the Heisman a race with Fitzgerald, then hoping to sway BCS voters away from OU. Now they are at it again. Despite showing that OU has the 10th toughest schedule in the country and that USC and Auburn rank well below, the talk is that Auburn will leap-frog OU in the standings. Last time I looked Georgia had one loss, ranked 8th nationally. Texas has only one loss – shut out by OU- and is ranked either 6th or 5th depending on who you talk to. Beating an undefeated team should be of greater value than beating a “once-beaten already.” Add to these thoughts the fact that the winning percentage of the oppenents of the top three in the country should have OU ranked first – strength of schedule, winning percentage of opponents and oh, yes, an undefeated record, Big 12 South champs (undoubtedly a feat few other teams couuld have achieved).

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3 comments on “The power of the media …

  1. says:

    Talking heads never let facts get in the way. The unbiased computers will show OU #1 again or no worse than #2. I would go for Auburn #1 or #2 as long as USC was #3 where they deserve to be. The supposition is USC is #1, which if OU can drop even after an impressive win, then it stands to reason that USC should as well, based on inferior opponents.

    Just on the facts Jason should win Heisman #2, but like I said earlier………….

  2. says:

    It was interesting during the game that they showed the interview with Jason White and spoke of his ability to cast a vote for the 2004 Heisman winner. Do you think he’ll cast for himself?

  3. says:

    I really don’t think Jason will vote for himself, he might put himself at #2, which would still help himself. He will probably vote all OU, Peterson, Clayton, White.

    As I predicted OU is still #1 in the computer rating and will hold it unless Iowa State is our opponent in the Big 12, then all bets are off.

    If Auburn loses they only have their AD to blame, with the weakest non conference foes they can find, as K-State has learned, leaves no room for error or 2 other undefeated teams. Castiglione has shown real foresite in realizing the need for quality opposition, which could allow OU to squeak by the media darlings (one of them anyway).

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