For the past month I have been hearing from everybody how SEC power Alabama is going to absolutely destroy Texas in Pasadena tonight. And I can see their point. Alabama crushed Florida in their conference championship while Texas survived on a last second field goal to beat Suh/Nebraska. Those two which were played on December 5th 2009 mind you told us that Alabama played their best game of the season while Texas played their absolute worst. I expect a different outcome tonight for these reasons:
-Alabama knows the SEC is 5-0 in BCS Title games and everybody expects them to win if they just show up. Sounds similar to 4 years ago when everybody expected USC to run all over Texas before Vince Young changed history.
-Alabama has the current Heisman Trophy winner, Mark Ingram, on their roster. Heisman winners usually play like shit in BCS Title games and their teams lose. In fact they are 1-5 in title games. I think the Longhorns will stuff Ingram tonight because honestly he isn't that good.
-Mack Brown will outwit Nick Saban. Yes, I know it sounds ludicrous. But what I think Brown can do for Texas tonight is pull out all the tricks and surprise a Tide team who thinks they are better than Texas.
-I think Texas is better than Alabama on a neutral field.
Prediction: Texas 28 Alabama 24-Granted the majority of my bowl predictions have been wrong so far, you might want to bet your mortgage on Bama covering.
Thursday, January 07, 2010
I meant to post this last week but on College GameDay on the first of the year Lee Corso pulled the ultimate asshole move. Jake Olson is the kid with sunglasses who has been an inspiration to the USC football team this season. Jake has lost his eyesight due to cancer and was making a guest appearance on the GameDay show giving his predictions. The kid was actually really good and very insightful when it came to predicting the games. Lee Corso of course was not going to be upstaged by Jake and pulled the ultimate dick move at the end. Watch it...
Now that is cold. I can't wait to see the GameDay signs next season making fun of Corso for being an ass to a blind kid. You can see Chris Fowler try to amend the situation by grabbing Jake's hand but it was way too late. Herbie leans over to Corso in the Duck's head and laughs "You're an Asshole!"
Gold Jerry, Gold!
Posted by Matt Fairchild (email@example.com) at 9:21 AM
Once upon a time, a guy asked a girl 'Will you marry me?'
TheGirl said, 'NO!' And the guy lived happily ever after and rode
Motorcycles and went fishing and hunting and played golf a lot
And drank beer and scotch and had tons of money in the bank and
Left the toilet seat up and farted whenever he wanted.
Posted by Matt Fairchild (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 9:12 AM