|Whoever did this to Buck-I-Guy is forever Money Shot Man of the Year.|
Another interesting bit of news is Florida going back to the Rockie Mountains for their new head coach. I admittedly do not know anything about Jim McElwain but Colorado State got good under him (this time without Bradlee Van Pelt!) so we'll give this hire a solid C+. I will wait patiently to get a McElwain take from our resident Gators season ticket holder. Let's talk about the games:
MAC Northern Illinois -6.5 vs. Bowling Green - The Glory Hole is 11-6 after correctly killing out on the Huskies last week. Time to end the season on a MONSTER LOCK. Take the Huskies. They are going to kill the Falcons tonight. BG got them last year in this same game (which I nailed btw) but not again.
PAC-12 Arizona vs. Oregon -14.5 - Can Richard Rodriguez and his turd free program do it again? I have no idea where this game is being played and it is always risky to pick the Ducks in a big game but there is a fuck-ton on the line here. THIS is the game with the most at stake as the winner is a lock for the playoff. Yes, the Cats jump everyone with a win. DEAL WITH IT. I'm going to pick Oregon to win here but I like those points. Let's play it safe and bet the Cats to keep it close.
SEC Alabama -14.5 vs. Missouri - I said it on Twitter last weekend and it remains true: no one wants to watch Missouri play. Ever. They keep digging up Mauk boys and gay DL and are boring as fuck. Their refusal to lose down the stretch prevented us from watching Mark Richt fail again and that is NOT COOL BRAH. You know how I said "fuck Bama" at the top today? Yeah, well, that doesn't mean that I want loser ass Mizzou to win. Bama kills them.
BIG-12 Kansas State @ Baylor -7.5 - You can count me as one of the millions that does not understand how TCU can be ranked third while Baylor is sixth. Jeff Long's corn pone ass can try and justify it all he wants with help from Herb Kirkstreit but the team that won on the field is what matters. Eyeball tests and SOS are secondary. Those aren't primary things. And how can you have Power 5 conferences and then shit all over one of them publicly because they don't have a championship game even though everybody plays everybody. THIS IS STUPID. Anyway, I think that Baylor makes a statement over the Cats, wins by 20+, and FINALLY gets the credit that they deserve.
ACC Florida State -4.5 vs. Georgia Tech - Here we go again. Jesus, in some ways, this Playoff Committee is worse than the BCS. The Noles and their fans are annoying. I get that. But they are the only undefeated team left yet keep dropping every week. I'm not going to say that they should be #1 still because I think that Alabama is better but FSU should be 2 at the lowest. How can FSU keep dropping in the rankings with their close, uninspired performances and Ohio does pretty much the exact same thing (look at the Fuckeyes record ATS...it is atrocious). It isn't consistent at all. Anyway, I think that the hand-slapping down to 4 wakes these fuckers up and they blow up the Yellow Jackets from start to finish. I'm calling a 4 touchdown margin for FSU.
Big Ten Wisconsin -4 vs. Ohio Buckeyes - And then there is this. Cardale Jones...who would have ever envisioned that this illiterate great-grandson of Jabba The Hutt could play the biggest role of the entire weekend. It's pretty simple: Ohio Buckeyes have to win and Jones has to look like a player/playa. They can't just run the ball 50 times like the fucking Jets. He has to show that he can throw. If he comes out there and does nothing, well, then there is really no reason for the committee to choose Ohio over TCU or Baylor. But if he can crank out numbers similar to what Barrett had been doing (and they win of course) then that says a lot. Either way, the game plan can not be conservative. What should be a major concern is Ohio's garbage defense (again...sorry not sorry because it's true) trying to stop Mel G. This is a really tough game to handicap and, when in doubt, you should probably take the points. First team to 31 wins. Give me Ohio Buckeyes 34-31 but not impressive enough to get them into the playoff. GO BADGERS!
Before we go for the weekend, how about a big happy birfday to Jeff! His name has been discussed fervently around TMS HQ about his potential COY candidacy. I don't know if he will win, but he does have fans at corporate. Speaking of award season, next Friday is The Wiseman Trophy ceremony, a week later we find out Commenter of the Year, and the day after CHRISTmas will be reserved for Money Shot Man of the Year. "Wow"--Cakes. Enjoy the games, f-sackles.