'Unprecedented' 2007 season comes in like a lion, out like a lamb

Updated: January 14, 2008, 12:10 PM ET
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

What bothers me the most about LSU's 38-24 thumping of Ohio State in the Allstate BCS National Championship Game one week ago is that this oh-my-can't-be season ended with a whimper and a reach for the remote.

If the Tigers and Buckeyes had any sense of proportion, they would have played a triple-overtime thriller that upended every preconception of what a championship game could be. Weeks of hype, loads of excitement -- and the game flat-lined. Does the name Fred Thompson ring ...

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