You're basing your entire premise on the fact that superior talent (or even superior talent, speed and experience) ALWAYS AND WITH NO EXCEPTIONS EVER beats inferior talent. That's been proven incorrect on more than one occasion in just about every sport or endeavor known to man, so that's pretty flimsy (but a premise that most people use when they don't want to really examine something thoroughly). I would also argue that the Bama squad might not be so inferior to the worst NFL teams (since they're bad for a reason, and mostly because they lack REAL NFL talent) especially in terms of size, speed and overall athleticism.
And your boxing example is so irrelevant that it's almost not worth commenting on, but I'll do it anyway.
Boxing is an individual sport where it's just you and your opponent in the ring...similar weights (at least as close as possible) are critical not only for the competition, but for the pure safety factor. They purposely and for good reason set up actual weight classes, for the very obvious reason that a fighter like Leonard at 168 lbs
doesn't have much of a chance against a man like Tyson who fought at 215-235
. In that particular sport, and with the strength, punching power and 40-60 pound weight advantage, Leonard would be physically unable to compete against Tyson and his life would actually be in danger more so than against a normal opponent.
Not so with the Alabama, say, against the Titans defensive front (just as an example):
T - Cyrus Kouandjio, 6'6", 311 (Alabama)
DE - Kamerion Wimbley, 6'4", 255 (Tennessee)
OG - Chance Warmack, 6'3", 320 (Alabama)
DT - Jurrell Casey, 6'1", 300 (Tennessee)
C - Barrett Jones, 6'5", 305 (Alabama)
OG - DJ Fluker, 6'6", 335 (Alabama)
DT - Sen'Derrick Marks, 6'2", 294 (Tennessee)
T - Anthony Steen, 6'3", 305 (Alabama)
DE - Derrick Morgan, 6'3", 275 (Tennessee)
Let me be clear about this. I'm not saying Alabama could beat Tennessee because I don't think they could
. I'm merely saying that your analogy falls flat since there is no CLEAR AND OBVIOUS PHYSICAL mismatch between the opposing fronts in this case, as there is in your example of the 168 pound Sugar Ray fighting the 215-235 pound Tyson. Tennessee has other advantages that would stop most of what Alabama would try to do, but there wouldn't be the physical mismatch that you're stating.
[ Edited by GhostofFredDean74 on Jan 8, 2013 at 6:47 PM ]