Saturday, November 28, 2009

Rivalry Weekend

The Texas-A&M and Alabama-Auburn games exemplify why Thanksgiving weekend is the best weekend the in College Football season, better even than bowl week.  The Aggies shouldn't have had a chance but they played a great game; same for Auburn.  Tonight there is Fla State-Tebow, which I predict will NOT be like those other 2 games.  I think the Tebows will roll.  But before that, there is Okie St-OU (my pick: Okie St); Va Tech-Va (my pick: Va Tech); Georgia Tech-Georgia (my pick:  Tech); and many more.  Also, TCU takes on hapless New Mexico and though not a rivalry game, it is critical for TCU.  However, I don't think there is anything that TCU can do to get to the championship game.  Oxey suggests that if Texas loses to Nebraska next week, then TCU leaps Texas and goes to the championship game against the SEC winner.  Oxey also notes that both the offense and defense of TCU are in the top 5 in the country, unlike the Tebows, the Tide, and the Horns.  Interesting. 

Heisman:  criminal if McCoy doesn't win it.


  1. I read some sports genius today who predicted that if Neb. beats UT, the likely result for the Nat'l Champ. game will be a re-match of the SEC Champ. game: Ala. V. the Tebows. He thinks that none of the other small conference undefeateds (TCU, Cinn. or Boise St.) will be let in. If it can't be UT, I hope TCU gets in.

    By the way, Colt was named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year and Mack Brown Big 12 Coach of the Year.

    Tex. A&M was named Big 12 Aggies of the Year.

  2. By the way, I predicted the Aggies would be 9-3 this year and lsquared predicted 3-9. They ended up 6-6, so I guess we tied (or both were wrong). I am sticking with 9-3 for 2010.

  3. Who in the wide wide world of sports would want to see an SEC rematch in the title game, other than the loser of the SEC championship? I really think TCU could make it in if Texas loses. So, Texas just needs to win. Simple as that. As for the Aggies, I earnestly wish that your prediction had been spot on, sbaskind but at least they got to a bowl. They need to win that bowl game, whatever it is, and take that into next season. I may not go so far as to predict 9-3 but at least now I have some hope.