AWESOME article. I love anything that will snipe the hell out of overblown Yankees hyperbole.
As for the season being boring, well...when your team is in a pennant "race" within your division that does not involve a battle of wins but is instead a race of "who will suck more?", you tend to become a bit disinterested yes.
Michigan against the SEC: 20-5-1 (7-3 in bowl games)
Better the A's than my Cards, who were supposedly in on Holliday. He's a great hitter, but as Big Bad said, his home/road splits are a concern, as is his D(but he IS a corner outfielder, so not a big deal).