Byline: Mike Persinger
CHARLOTTE, N.C. _ The BCS is a mess, and as long as The Associated Press football poll is part of the problem, The Charlotte Observer has cast its last vote.
Mack Brown's Texas Longhorns were on the verge of being left out, and he wasn't happy. He said as much on television after a Thanksgiving beating of Texas A&M, lobbying voters on national television to move his team ahead of other teams he called "less deserving."
Texas fans took it from there. They bombarded AP voters, including The Charlotte Observer's Ken Tysiac, with e-mails imploring them to change their votes. Some were eloquent, many were insulting. Tysiac didn't …