I'm totally stunned by Boise State's loss to No. 19 Nevada late last night, and maybe it was my fault. I was watching the game, but went to bed when the Broncos took a 24-7 lead late into the third quarter.

I fully expected to wake up to a 38-7 victory that jumped them over TCU and into position to play in the BCS title game if either Oregon or Auburn stumble. Now, though I can't harp on the big-conference conspiracy to keep them out of the title game, I can start harping on the big-conference conspiracy to keep them out of a BCS bowl game.

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Spare me. Boise State won 24 straight games, beat Oregon and TCU last year, and finally loses on the road against a Top 20 team because the Bronco's kicker missed what amounted to an extra-point-distance field goal, and they drop from possibly playing in the BCS title game to settling for the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl.

Meanwhile, Alabama has lost three games and just blew a 24-point lead yesterday against Auburn, but the Tide will definitely play in a better bowl than Boise St.

It's playoff time.

If you get a chance, check out my column in today's print edition of the Sun, or click right here to read it on the Web site.

Shameless radio plug: I'll be whining about Boise State today from noon to 3 on "Sportsline" (WBAL 1090 and WBAL.com). Of course, I'll also be whining about the Orioles coming up short on free agent Victor Martinez and looking ahead to tomorrow's game between the Ravens and surprising Tampa Bay Buccaneers. I'll be taking calls all afternoon, so you're welcome to join in the conversation.

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