Championship Saturday

This is all about getting to the Mythical National Championship, or the other four BCS Bowls for consolation.  First, we say goodbye to Louisville, NIU, and Fresno.  Byebye.

Then we look at what ought to be the premier matchup: MSU [10] against tOSU osu (they don’t deserve capitals, Mark!)[2], tonight around 7:15 CST.
Kelley and my sis are Spartans for life.  They are underdogs here.  While I will back MSU and Narduzzi’s creative defense in this game, it is not without fear that ESPN will engineer an SEC team into the MNC Game if tOSU osu loses.  ESPN controls college sports now and it is hopelessly in bed with the SEC.

First game is at 11CST.   Okie Lite[6] hosts the Land Thieves[17] in Stillwater in unseemly cold weather for the southwest.


At 2:30 CST, my ‘Horns [25] are in Waco ready to be drubbed by Baylor [9].  Should be Mack Brown’s last regular season game.  Because of the unseemly weather and the popular nickname for our noodle armed QB, we shall call the game “Derp on ice”.

At 3 CST, MO [5] plays Auburn [3].  It doesn’t occur to ESPN that MO and aTm have done far better in the SEC than they did in the entire history of the Big 12.  I pick MO.  I think Malzahn may be UT’s next coach despite the extension he just signed at Auburn.


At 6:45 CST Stanford [7] plays ASU [11].  Top to bottom, the PAC has been really strong this year, but this game is only for the Rose Bowl, thanks to the possibility of two unbeaten teams and the certainty that ESPN will force us to watch SEC football if either unbeaten goes down.


At 7 CST FSU [1] plays a BASKETBALL SCHOOL [20] for the ACC title.  Since Jameis has been cleared of rape charges and not indicted, there is no hope whatsoever for the BASKETBALL SCHOOL.


With Fresno and NIU gone from the unbeatens, the five BCS bowls will have ten BCS teams from six BCS conferences.  The four extras should go to the PAC, the 12, the BiG, and the SEC, but not to the ACC or the little east or whatever that abomination is.

Finally, ‘Goose may have some interest in Utah State v. Fresno [23] at 9 CST.

‘Goose, edits are welcome!

16 Responses

  1. Rice will win its first conference title outright since 1957.


  2. OK Lite takes lead with 1:46


  3. OU retakes lead with :19


  4. Thanks so much for posting this, Mark! Have been busy socializing (last night) and errands/decorating that I haven’t been online. Very nice post (with a couple of editorial comments from me 🙂 )


  5. Darn that interception, Mark! Better luck without Mack next year. . .


  6. I’d like to crystallize this moment in time. . . MSU is up 17 – 0 with 6:21 left in the first half.

    At this moment in time, the much hated osu and “Coach” Urban are right where they deserve.

    I only hope it lasts. . .


  7. Looks like we are going to have an ACC-SEC championship game since tOSU choked. The Crimi-Noles easily beat a 29 point spread.


    • I was w-w-rong on MO. Figured their big receivers would score well against Auburn. They did. Did not figure Auburn would out score them!

      YJ, there was an article on the rampant abuse of decency among FSU players by an FSU faculty member making the rounds. Did you read it?

      With Auburn going to the MNC ‘Horns may not be able to lure Malzahn away.

      Earlier in the year I would have thought Stanford-MSU in the Rose would be a defensive struggle. Now I am not so sure. Should be a good game.

      Congrats to Sparty!


      • Anyone watch the Baltimore v Vikings game? The most unbelievable final 2 minutes I have ever seen. 5 touchdowns and 5 lead changes in the final 2:07. Never seen anything like it.


  8. You can”t hear me, but all I’m screaming is YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  9. Scott:

    Crazy, wasn’t it?! I loved the shot of the Vikings coach at the end, just shaking his head. It could have gone either way at any time.


  10. (Oh, and we’ve gotten almost 4 inches of snow here. I checked a couple traffic cams and things were at a halt about an hour ago.)


    • Mich:

      I had a type of Tanqueray gin last night that I had never seen before: Tanqueray Mallacca. Apparently it is an older, discontinued type of Tanqueray that they brought back last year as a limited edition. Definitely a unique taste. I still like the Rangpoor best, but if you can find the Mallacca it’s worth trying out.


  11. Scott:

    Thanks! I’ll take a look for it; we’ve got a liquor mega-mart here that will probably have it if anybody does. Alternatively, now that I’m living in a normal state, I could order it online and have it shipped.


  12. Michi, I don’t know how close you are to the Delaware border, but I highly recommend State Line Liquors if you are anywhere near it for your alcohol needs.


  13. jnc:

    Thanks for the recommendation–I’m still getting used to how close everything here is, that’s about 50 miles from my house. I haven’t gone east exploring yet (other than to Hunt Valley), so maybe that’s an excursion for one day soon.


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