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A group of alumni, according to 1310 The Ticket via Fox Sports, have purchased ad space on several digital billboards in Columbus, Ohio, the home of Ohio State University, that say: "Congratulations to TCU for their BCS Rose Bowl Victory - Little Sisters of the Poor"
See, Gee, last November, spouted off that the Horned Frogs were not worthy of a bid to the National Championship game because, unlike Ohio State, they ascended to the Top 5 by beating teams that could be equated to an orphanage squad -- or in Gee's words, "the Little Sisters of the Poor."
Sure, the Frogs had big wins over overmatched opponents like Tennessee Tech, Wyoming, Colorado State, UNLV and Utah. But, you play who you play and you still have to win ballgames -- and they did just that on their way to a perfect 13-0 season.
It's worth noting that the Buckeyes made it to the Sugar Bowl with blowout wins over powerhouses such as Marshall (45-7), Eastern Michigan (73-20), Purdue (49-0) and Minnesota (52-10). It's also worth noting that the Buckeyes only loss of the season was a 31-18 defeat, an obvious misstep on the part of the Buckeyes, against those same Wisconsin Badgers that TCU sent home without a Rose Bowl trophy.
With Auburn and Oregon playing they way they did, it's hard to argue they shouldn't be there and TCU should, but to say the Horned Frogs aren't worthy of their ranking because of their conference is shortsighted.
Gee finally realized that when the Big Ten went 0-5 in bowl games. He told the New York Times the following that night:
“I’m going to New Orleans tomorrow, and Antoine’s is a great restaurant. I think they serve crow, and I’ll be eating my portion of that. TCU played a great game, and they deserved to be recognized for that. Obviously, TCU is a great ball team.”
In 2012, TCU is joining the Big East and will be in one of the six conferences that is guaranteed a shot at a BCS bowl -- ending the long debate about whether or not they deserve to be where they are.