Originally Posted by Mosbonian
That's ok....I don't mind someone disagreeing with me, it's my POV. Bowl games to me are more than scrimmages and it isn't an exhibition.
When you win Bowl Games it does have an effect on recruiting....and losing after starting so promising does have a mental effect. Ask any OSU fan (be it Ohio State or Okie State) or Bama how they feel about losing their last 2 games after a promising season and being in place for a BCS or NCG shot.
Of course we can agree to disagree here on the importance of bowl games.
But since you said to ask any Bama fan, I'll ask myself:
"Self, how do you feel about Alabama losing their last two games after a promising season where you were ranked #1 the whole way?"
"Well, self, losing the last regular season game to Auburn hurts a lot. It cost us a spot in the SEC championship game, and effectively ensured that we would not play for the BCS national championship. Losing the Sugar Bowl to Oklahoma doesn't hurt at all, comparatively. It doesn't feel good to have been outcoached by Bob Stoops. But it also does nothing to take away from our gargantuan success in recent years, or our best-in-the-nation recruiting class for next year."