Did you know that LSU is undefeated? I didn't. But that's exactly what Les Miles would have you believe. In fact, Les is willing to accept only one loss, rather than his actual two. Either way, LSU has less losses.
What am I talking about? Just read what Les said during his pre-SEC Championship press conference:
"This team has not lost a game in regulation. I know it does not mean much to you guys (media.) The point is, in a 60 minutes game, we play as competitive as we can be. There is not a team that we have played that has bested us in the first 60 minutes. If you had to look at the length and width of the game, that is how it is measured. Then you go to overtime, and I think our overtime system is just as flawed as any other overtime system. It’s just the way it is and it is probably correct. You have to decide it then where it takes the length of the field and certain situations out of it. It is imperfect, but a darn good system. You tell me if there are other teams in this country that can say that. If you just give us ties, like in the old system, we are undefeated with two ties. Maybe that adds up as one lost."
No, it doesn't. Not even close. It adds up as exactly two losses. Not one loss. Not undefeated with two ties. Two losses. Not four. Two.
Seriously, have you ever heard someone quite this stupid? The "system is flawed"...or it's "probably correct." It's "imperfect"...or it's "a darn good system." I have to ask you, then, Les: what did you mean by that?
[press conference transcript]