Saturday Football Open Thread (Week 14)

Big Game Day today:

Oklahoma is at TCU (line: OU, spread 8).  Boomer Sooner!  Update:  Sooners win 24 – 17 and have at least a share of the Big Twelve title.  Woo hoo!

Pittsburgh is playing USF (line: Pitt, spread 4.5).  Go, Bulls (Pitt has to win this to become bowl eligible)!  Update:  Pitt wins 27 – 3.

Florida State is at Georgia Tech in the ACC Championship (line: FSU, spread 13).  Yello, if you don’t watch the game we might get a big upset here!  🙂 Update:  FSU wins 21 – 15.

Texas is taking on Kansas State (line: K State, spread 11, which seems awfully large to me).  Hook ’em, Horns!  Update: KSU wins 42 – 24.

Nebraska is playing Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship (line: Nebraska, spread 2.5).  No matter who wins, ATiM is going to the Rose Bowl.  Woo hoo!  Update:  UW crushes Nebraska 70 – 24.  Whoa.

Update on an important but not ATiM-related game:  Alabama wins the SEC championship 32 – 28 when a Georgia player slipped after a pass reception on a first-and-goal in the last five seconds of the game.

Happy Saturday, everyone!

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  1. okie:

    That Jones-to-Saunders pass at the end of the first half was a thing of beauty!

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  2. How did GT end up in ACC conf championship game?

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  3. My guess, Mark (at least until yello weighs in), is that 1/2 of the ACC sucks! 🙂

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  4. Did you see the muffed punt?

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  5. Yes–but it looks like they’re going to get lucky with TCU not being able to take advantage.

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  6. FG.

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  7. My two favorite teams are Georgia Tech and whoever is playing the University (sic) of Georgia. It seems only one of them won today.

    GT ended the season at 6-6 after a lost to SEC runner-up University (sic) of Georgia, but at 5-3 in the conference, they were tied with Miami and North Carolina for the lead of the Coastal Division. Miami had beat GT in the regular season but pre-emptively declared themselves post-season ineligible because of a pending player scandal. That made GT the team to be forced to be cannon fodder for #12 FSU.

    Now that Tech is 6-7, the question is whether they will get a bowl bid.

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  8. OK, gotta ask: why the (sic)? 🙂

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  9. Hello to everyone. I’m still going to be scarce until after the first of the year due to press of personal business. Among which is holiday canning this weekend (and I have the cuts and burns to prove it). Hot pepper jelly is done, just hoping it sets up this year. Part of the salsa is done and canned but still a couple of batches to go. Next up today is apple butter, the most time consuming one I do. Wishing my apple corer worked better; I’m going to have to get a better one before next year.

    Saw most of the OU game. I thought they looked more in control of the game than the score sounded. We got ZERO help from Texas; what the hell is up with the Longhorns this year, Mark? I think Bama is the better team, but was rooting for UGA. Nonetheless really looking forward to a Bama-ND match.

    And hooray on Kiffin. Hope it’s true. I wonder who the next sucker will be to hire him.

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  10. I got onto football late. We had a birthday party for Primo and Secondo yesterday (pool party at the Chinquapin Rec Center). It went well overall. The pizza wasn’t that great as I had hopes for a relatively new place in the neighborhood (note to NoVa – I wouldn’t bother with Café Pizzaoili, though it’s a nice place).

    By the time I had them in bed (after a showing of How to Train Your Dragon), I clicked on the K-State/UT game at halftime. One look at the UW-NU score and I was glad I don’t have cable. K-State put on a nice show.

    Meanwhile, in pro ball, the Chiefs are redefining having a bad year. I remember a few years ago when a star player in the defense died in a traffic accident on I-29. The road was icy and too many people drive like bats out of hell on it. My thoughts for the Chiefs and their families.

    BB

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  11. The Pitt game was the final nail in the coaching coffin for Skip Holtz at USF. Wonder who we’ll get to replace him … hopefully not Kiffin.

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  12. Thanks for the heads up on the pizza place, FB.

    The end of Alabama game was some of the worst clock management that I can recall.

    Got to see the Steelers in person yesterday and beating Baltimore is so much fun.

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  13. NoVa – Have you ever been to Pike Pizza? Their salteñas (kind of a Bolivian calzone) are terrific.

    BB

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