Oklahoma-Connecticut? Sign me up for that showdown.
Are you kidding me? Sherri Coale vs. Geno Auriemma. Dani Robinson vs. Maya Moore. Those fan bases that are among the three or four best in the sport?
Oh, wait. We're not talking women's basketball? We're talking football. We're talking an OU-UConn Fiesta Bowl?
Sorry, but OU's desert holiday will be anticlimactic after that glorious Big 12 title victory over Nebraska on Saturday night.
Connecticut, an 8-4 team that this season lost to Rutgers and Temple, is a contender for least-accomplished BCS team ever.
Fifteen minutes ago, seems like, UConn was in the Yankee Conference, trying to beat New Hampshire and UMass. Now the Huskies share New Year's Night with the Sooners.
Which means, of course, that Bob Stoops had better win this one.
Stoops suffers from a five-game BCS bowl losing streak. LSU in the Sugar, USC in the Orange, Boise State and West Virginia in the Fiesta, Florida in the Big Bowl. OU hasn't won a BCS game since Jan. 1, 2003, when the Sooners beat Washington State in the Rose Bowl.
Lose this game, and that memorable victory over Nebraska will seem long ago and far away. That rousing Bedlam conquest will seem ancient history.
Of course, there's no reason for OU to lose this game. This isn't Boise State, which was a feisty upstart that since has proved it can punch back. This isn't West Virginia, which was a total load of a football team that was way underestimated by the Sooners and everyone else. Those Mountaineers were national-championship caliber.
Connecticut isn't at that level. Connecticut won a thoroughly mediocre league and is in the Fiesta Bowl because the politics of college football give the Big East an undeserved automatic berth in the Bowl Championship Series.
The Huskies are a nice story. Division I-A only since 2000. In Big East football only since 2004. No previous bowl game bigger than the 2007 Meineke Car Bowl, in which Wake Forest beat UConn, 24-10.
But Connecticut is a team no better than, say, Kansas State or Texas Tech. UConn is one win ahead of those 7-5 teams, against a weaker schedule.
Do you like K-State's or Tech's chances against the Sooners on a neutral field?
Now, if somehow the Orange Bowl had lost its mind and allowed fourth-ranked Stanford to drop to the Fiesta, this task would look a little different. Stoops could be facing the potential of a six-game BCS losing streak.
Of course, maybe Stoops deserves such a free pass to end his BCS drought. Look at what his team has done the past three weeks.
A 53-24 victory at new-life Baylor. A 47-41 win at Stillwater over a top-10 team. A 23-20 gut-check over Nebraska.
That's as good a homestretch as any team in America. Survive that trio, and a team has earned a restful vacation. Which UConn appears to be for Stoops and the Sooners.
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