Category — OU-Texas
Apologies, we’re extremely late getting around to this.
You’ll just have to take our word about us getting the 1st 2 right. Utah State over Toledo was a no-brainer, but Arizona made us sweat in a come-from-behind victory over Nevada.
The rest of the story.
Poinsettia: San Diego State over BYU
Beef O’Brady’s: Central Florida over Ball State
New Orleans Bowl: Louisiana-Lafayette over East Carolina
Las Vegas: Boise State over Washington
Hawaii: Fresno State over SMU
Little Caesars: Western Kentucky over Central Michigan
Military: San Jose State over Bowling Green
Belk: Cincinnati over Duke
Holiday: UCLA over Baylor
Independence: Louisiana-Monroe over Ohio
Russell Athletic: Rutgers over Va Tech
Meineke Car Care: Texas Tech over Minnesota
Armed Forces: Air Force over Rice
Pinstripe: West Virginia over Syracuse
Kraft Fight Hunger: Arizona State over Navy (sorry Uncle Jack)
Alamo: Oregon State over Texa$$
Buffalo Wild Wings: TCU over Michigan State
Music City: Vandy over NC State
Sun: Georgia Tech over USC
Liberty: Tulsa over Iowa State
Chick-fil-A: LSU over Clemson
Gator: Mississippi State over Northwestern
Heart of Dallas: Okie State over Purdue
Outback: South Carolina over Michigan
Capital 1: Georgia over Nebraska
Rose: Stanford over Wisconsin
Orange: Florida State over Northern Illinois
Sugar: Florida over Louisville
Fiesta: Oregon over K-State
Cotton: A&M over OU (keep the hate mail coming)
BBVA Compass: Ole Miss over Pitt
GoDaddy.com: Kent State over Arkansas state
BCS title game: Notre Dame 17, ‘Bama 14.
December 18, 2012 No Comments
The college football bowl season is upon us and what better source for your gambling needs than our good friend Jason Feirman (aka the Sports Prophet1). We’ll unleash our picks before week’s end, but if you need to put your money down…
December 11, 2012 No Comments
With an assist from the awful play-calling of Lane Kiffin, Notre Dame strolled into the BCS national championship game after its win at USC on Saturday night. The irony of it is the Trojans, who stumbled to 7-5, were the preseason favorite to play for all the marbles, while the Irish, who capped their unbeaten regular-season run at 12-0, were an after-thought at best.
That’s why we play the games.
They will meet the Georgia-Alabama winner on Jan. 7. We’ll be weary of all the hype, particularly if its ‘Bama, by the time they play.
Regardless, this week’s wacky top 15. Read ‘em and leap.
1. Notre Dame (12-0): Plenty of folks will be rooting against them, but Irish have the best shot of ending the SEC’s string of 6 consecutive national titles.
2. Alabama (11-1): Tide favored by a touchdown over ‘Dawgs in SEC showdown.
3. Georgia (11-1): We believe Oregon is better, but we’ll give these crybabies the benefit of the doubt. ‘Bama won’t be as kind.
4. Stanford (10-2): If they hadn’t made a pair of slips, Cardinal would be in the mix for the big game.
5. Oregon (11-1): Thrill is gone.
6. Ohio State (12-0): Unlike all the drooling ESPN types performed about Urban Meyer as Coach of the Year, we can’t resist giving some serious love to Stanford’s Dennis Shaw.
7. Kansas State (11-1): Beat Texas and ‘Cats own the Big 12.
8. Florida (11-1): We beg your pardon in our best Gil Scott Heron imitation. What were we thinking?
9. LSU (10-2): This is the type of consolation prize they hand out in the SEC.
10. South Carolina (10-2): In addition to handling in-state rival Clemson, these guys put a 28-point beatdown on Georgia earlier this season.
11. Texas A&M (10-2): Kevin Sumlin is another coach deserving postseason honors. Tell us again he was Bob Stoops’ assistant instead of the other way around?
12. Oklahoma (9-2): Will Sooners suffer a flat tire at TCU after flattening Okie State in 1 of the weekend’s best games?
13. Florida State ( 10-2): Maybe Jumbo Fisher will let his team’s play do the talking instead of the coach doing it all next time.
14. Nebraska (10-2): Big Ten champs doesn’t have much of a ring to it. Sorry Prall.
15. Clemson (10-2): Still cockeyed over loss to South Carolina.
November 26, 2012 No Comments
Just when we believed Oregon and Kansas State were headed for a clash for the national championship, along comes Stanford and Baylor. What in the name of Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III is going on here?
It’s simple. Now the deck has been cleared for a Notre Dame-Alabama showdown. USC, which is limping around after the hurting the Bruins put on it, and Georgia stand in the way. But with Matt Barkley sitting out USC-Notre Dame, the Trojans don’t have a prayer in hell.
Without further adieu, our weekly wacky 15. Read ‘em and leap.
1. Notre Dame (11-0): How long has it been? Irish eyes are smiling.
2. Alabama (10-1): What a difference a week makes.
3. Georgia (10-1): We’ll find out if these ‘Dawgs can hunt when they face ‘Bama in the SEC championship game.
4. Oregon (10-1): Strange, but I’m having an urge for a taste of Cold Duck.
5. Florida State (10-1): We see ya Jimbo Fisher.
6. Ohio State (11-0): Who goofed? We did. The Buckeyes strangely disappeared from our rankings last weekend. Can’t blame it on the Cold Duck, but the Jack on the rocks is a suspect.
7. Kansas State (10-1): This year’s version of last year’s Okie State run.
8. Florida (10-1): Gators are chomping at the bit about us ranking ‘Noles ahead of them, but they’ll see what we mean Saturday.
9. LSU (9-2): They’ll feast on Hogs’ slop in regular-season final against Arkansas.
10. Stanford (9-2): With their win at Oregon, we’re still scratching our heads how Cardinal lost to Washington.
11. Clemson (10-1): Tigers play no ‘D,’ but they can put up points with the best of them.
12. South Carolina (9-2): ‘Cocks will have a serious hard-on for Clemson this weekend.
13. Texas A&M (9-2): Had Aggies hung around in the Big 12 this would have been their year.
14. Oklahoma (8-2): Sooners will be looking for major payback for beatdown Okie State put on them last year.
15. Nebraska (9-2): Are Huskers really as good as advertised or the benefit of playing in the Big Ten?
November 18, 2012 No Comments
The native Oklahoman and former Texas football coach passed today in an assisted living center in Austin. He was 88. Royal had been in failing health for years, suffering from Alzheimer’s.
Royal will be remembered for his many accomplishments by Longhorn fans, his 3 national championships and the wishbone offense among them. He owned Oklahoma during his reign. Still, we older Sooner fans remember him for the feuds he had with Barry Switzer and how it heightened the animosity between the 2 football programs. He also was reluctant to recruit black athletes, including some of finest prep players in Texas, many of them migrating north to Oklahoma to play and star for the Sooners.
November 7, 2012 No Comments
Now that Notre Dame has everyone’s attention almost every media outlet will be on its bandwagon. We get that. The way the Irish manhandled Oklahoma and put another hole in the resume of the coach formerly known as “Big Game Bob” was the most impressive display of the weekend, particularly since they were an 11-point dog.
Georgia fans will whine its upset of Florida was bigger, but the Gators turned the ball over 6 times, so it wasn’t like the ‘Dawgs stole their lunch money.
Arizona? Thanks for allowing us to hum the sweet sound of silence with the Trojan band. Fight on.
Without further adieu, this week’s wacky top 15. Read ‘em and leap.
1. Alabama (8-0): Tide proved Mississippi was a mirage. Now it’s on to Baton Rouge for another round of field goal derby.
2. Oregon (8-0): What is it about the Ducks that gets the BCS’ panties all in a bunch?
3. Kansas State (8-0): Collin Klein, Collin Klein, Collin Klein.
4. Notre Dame (8-0): Proof defense sometimes is the best offense.
5. Ohio State (9-0): Even if they could shake those ankle monitors and its probation status, we couldn’t see them playing for a national championship. Big Ten smells just like the Big East.
6. LSU (7-1): Imagine if the Tigers had a real quarterback.
7. Florida (7-1): See above.
8. Georgia (7-1): How can we rank them below Florida? The same way we rank the Gators below LSU. Gators gave up 6 turnovers and ‘Dawgs only win by 8? Move along, nothing to see here.
9. Florida State (7-1): Playing in that weak-ass ACC, we won’t get a feel for how really good ‘Noles are until they meet Gators on Nov. 24.
10. Clemson (7-1): Lawdy, lawdy, what’s the world coming to? Two ACC teams in our top 10?
11. South Carolina (7-2): Cocks want to know how we rank them below Georgia, who they smoked by 4 TDs.
12. Louisville (8-0): Only the Strong survive.
13. Oregon State (6-1): Plenty of Beaver cleavers beating their meat in Seattle this weekend.
14. Oklahoma (5-2): Sooners final 4: at Iowa State, Baylor, at West Virginia and Oklahoma State. Did we mention 9-3 weeks ago?
15. USC (6-2): Neighbors are still clueless why we kept shouting “Holiday Bowl” at the cardinal and gold assholes rushing through the neighborhood.
October 28, 2012 No Comments
“Dollar” Bill Snyder returned from the retirement home to the college football throne.
Frequently, the cream rises to the top. We say that because we learned quickly West Virginia was a huge fraud. Kansas State? ‘Cats are anything but. They strutted into Morgantown, W.V., where teams have been beaten before they take the field and issued a beatdown for the ages. And with it, Collin Klein surplanted Geno Smith in the Heisman race.
‘Cats, though, must sober up for a Big 12 showdown with a suddenly revived Texas Tech squad on Saturday.
On that note, our weekly and wacky top 15. Read ‘em and leap.
1. Alabama (7-0): Could Saturday’s contest at unbeaten Mississippi State be a trap game before ‘Bama faces LSU on Nov. 3?
2. Oregon (7-0): Ducks will take Colorado for a ride before visiting L.A. the following weekend for an anticipated clash with SC.
3. Florida (7-0): Gators throttle South Carolina and prepare to do the same to Georgia.
4. Kansas State (7-0): Mild ‘Cats? They catnap Geno Smith and open a can of whoop ass in stunning fashion.
5. Notre Dame (7-0): Oklahoma! Where the wind comes sweeping down the plains.
6. Oklahoma (5-1): It’s been a while, but Sooners are 1-8 all-time against Notre Dame.
7. Ohio State (8-0): We’ll give Buckeyes benefit of the doubt since they lost quarterback Braxton Miller, but even Urban Meyer says they’re “good, but not great.”
8. Oregon State (7-0): Yawn.
9. USC (6-1): Trojan fans will be rooting for Notre Dame to stay unbeaten against OU.
10. LSU (7-1): With next weekend off, they get 2 weeks to prepare for Tide.
11. Florida State (7-1): Proof playing in the weak-ass ACC has benefits.
12. Clemson (6-1): See above.
13. Mississippi State (7-0): Bulldogs haven’t beaten anyone, but they could show they’re salty dogs with an upset of ‘Bama on Saturday.
14. Georgia (6-1): Gator bait because these ‘Dawgs can’t hunt.
15. Texas Tech (6-1): Red Raiders jumped off the mat after that Sooner knockdown. Now they get to trade punches at K-State on Saturday.
October 21, 2012 No Comments
First, the Short Horns go down in flames. Friday, it was Big Tex’s turn.
October 20, 2012 No Comments
As we pack our bags for our 1st Monday Night Football run in America’s finest city, a few observations on the college football weekend.
With an ode to Gil Scott Heron, we beg your pardon OU. Seriously, where did all of that come from?
OU 63, Short Horns 21.
Needless to say, the Sooners slapped the taste out of Texas’ mouth and that wasn’t the only surprise of the college football weekend. But we always get a kick when OU hangs half a 100 (plus 13) on Texas and Barry buys rounds.
Still, no one got pounded for more rounds than Geno Smith and West Virginia and had their national championship hopes crushed. It was especially stunning coming from a Texas Tech squad that OU hammered the week before. Go figure.
With that said, another round of our wacky top 15. Read ‘em and leap.
1. Alabama (6-0): Still time for Missouri, the Tide’s latest victim, to cancel those big SEC checks and write 1 to the Big Ten.
2. Oregon (6-0): Ducks played bye this weekend, but visit Arizona State in a Thursday night tilt on ESPN. Desert storm by the Sun Devils? Uh, no.
3. Notre Dame (6-0): Irish awarded a parting gift against Stanford, but replacement refs avenge Matt Leinart pushing Reggie Bush into the end zone in another controversial TD involving ND. Seriously, you think you’re going to get that call in South Bend?
4. Florida (6-0): Asleep at the wheel against Vanderbilt for much of the contest because South Carolina is on the brain.
5. Kansas State (6-0): ‘Cats slip past a competitive Iowa State bunch, but now face an angry West Virginia crew Saturday. Good luck with that.
6. Ohio State (7-0): Those Urban renewal victory speeches are already getting stale. Indiana in our best Allen Iverson imitation?
7. Oregon State (6-0): Sleeper hold? We’re still wrestling with that.
8. Oklahoma (5-1): Who were those guys in Dallas? Reminded us of Mittens punking Obama in that forgettable debate. So does St(oops) turn Joe Biden in Morgantown on Nov. 17 or does Iowa State put him in a sleeper hold Saturday?
9. USC (5-1): We’ll have what Lane is smoking (see below).
10. LSU (6-1): We know Les Miles eats grass, but he’s surely smoking it too to chill from this gauntlet: A&M, a week off, ‘Bama and Mississippi State. And in a toast to the Honey Badger, we indulged in a taste of the Honey Jack Daniels Saturday night. Good stuff Maynard, in our best Big Boley imitation.
11. West Virginia (5-1): We pat you on the ass and then you embarrass us? Must have been something in the water in Lubbock, no? Thanks for coming. Your consolation prizes for the national championship are waiting.
12. South Carolina (6-1): Speaking of reading of its clips…
13. Clemson (5-1): Did we mention Brent Venables was the defensive coordinator? Didn’t think so.
14. Florida State: Hurricane warnings used to create some gusts, but ‘Noles should have no trouble blowing through Miami.
15. Georgia (5-1): Welcome back, but don’t get too comfortable because Florida, which owns you, is on deck in 2 weeks.
October 14, 2012 No Comments
October 9, 2012 No Comments