FORT WORTH, Texas Texas A&M paid anywhere from 9.31 to 12.41 million, depending on your media source of choice, to secede from the Big 12 in February.
Aggies felt this to be too much, Big 12 types too little.
Now, though, A&M has delivered what all parties have to agree was a fair parting gift, beating No. 1 Alabama, 29-24, behind a Heisman-worthy performance by Johnny Manziel. Because what A&M really gave their frenemies in the Big 12 on Saturday was a chance.
With Texas A&M's upset of Alabama, little and unlikely Kansas State, the team almost assuredly to be screwed by the BCS if three or more teams finished undefeated, has a real good chance to play for a national championship.
And it deserves to be in that game.
Even if Notre Dame and Oregon are both undefeated, too.
This is the tendency, I guess. Journalists tend to fall in love with the team that is right in front of their eyes on that Saturday. They write how great and wonderful and perfect everybody is...