Good news for all my disgruntled readers; I will be out of town again this weekend, starting tomorrow and therefore this is the last Beanie post until Monday. Because of that, let’s break down what is going to happen in college football with conferences championships and bowl bids being giving out this weekend.
First for the games:
ALABAMA over Florida – Since when is picking the No. 1 team in the nation to win picking an upset? But it both are going to BCS games.
USC over UCLA – USC doesn’t need any timeouts to beat the Bruins.
OKLAHOMA over Missouri – To play Florida in the title game but if somehow Mizzu wins, it will be Texas and Florida to decide the national championship.
So here’s the BCS games we are looking at:
ROSE: USC vs Penn State
SUGAR: Florida vs Utah
FIESTA: Texas vs Ohio State
ORANGE: Cincinnati vs Boston College
TITLE: Alabama vs Oklahoma
However, I’d love to see the Fiesta Bowl Committee say “You know what? We’ve had Ohio State here four of the last six years. We’re done with them. Let’s bring in Boise State. They’ve actually won some bowl games in the last two years.” But that won’t happen because of the money, fans, and TV ratings they’ll generate. If that did happen, look for Boise State to play Utah in the Fiesta and a Florida-Texas match-up in the Sugar.
Now, if Mizzu somehow beats Oklahoma (and I really hope they do because Texas should be there instead of OU any way), then you got a national title game of Bama-Texas, with an outside chance USC passes Texas to get there, but not likely. That leaves OSU again on the outside as Mizzu would take their place in the BCS. GO TIGERS!
On to the NFL. Last week I went 10-6 to push my year record over the 100 in the wins column, 103-77-1)
OAKLAND at San Diego – When the NFL schedule came out, I’m sure the Chargers thought, “Alright! We get to play the Raiders at home on Thursday night. It sucks to have a short week but at least we got the worthless Raiders to play.” Now, they are thinking, “Oh God! We got to play the Raiders on a short week on national television and if we lose they’ll be a head of us in the standings.” Do you see a pattern with what happens to players who leave the Chargers? Drew Brees turned into an All-Pro putting up ridiculous numbers even if he can’t lead his team consistent wins. And Michael Turner just turned into a beast in Atlanta and could win the rushing title. Think it’s time for new administration in San Diego? Yep. They should take the George Costanza approach and do the exact opposite of everything they think is right.
CHICAGO vs Jacksonville – The Jaguars made the Browns look like an non-disappointing team this year. OK, well, no they don’t but I’d argue the Jags have been a bigger disappointment. Did anyone have a more frustrating player on their fantasy team than MJD? My God I hated having him on my team. He is averaging what? 32 yards a game yet still scores touchdowns. The worst part, he was my best RB. That is why my season is over.
MINNESOTA at Detroit – If the Lions are to win a game this year, this is there chance. With the Vikings two best defense run stoppers out, the Lions should be able to run the ball with Kevin Smith. Of course, they’ll probably come out throwing the ball since that has been working so well for them, get behind by 20 then give up and lose by 40. Come on 0-16!!!
TENNESSEE vs Cleveland – Remember last week when I said I bet we see Ken Dorsey? Man, I’m so smart. Now we get to see a whole game of those sixth-grade spirals he was throwing last Sunday. I bet we see more Cribbs in the offense and by more I mean like four plays instead of one. Don’t worry though, if the offense is struggling, (and it will) the Browns have signed 2005 MAC co-MVP Bruce Gradkowski. Boy, there’s a confident booster. “They ruined all our best names likes Bruce and Lance and Julian. Those were the toughest names we had.”
NEW ORLEANS vs Atlanta – The win one-lose one Saints are back at it again. Colston and Shockey finally 100% healthy and the Saints will just outscore the Falcons.
PHILY at NY Giants – Obviously the Giants are the best team in football since they don’t even need their best players to win. Who was that one team to be them this year? Whoever it was must be having a great season to beat a team as good as the Giants. McNubber and InjurBrook looked like they were back to their old selves last week but then again it was against the Cardinals. However, the Giants are going to lose one more game and why not against division rival Phily who desperately needs a win?
KANSAS CITY at Denver – This Denver team is pissing me off. Lose to Oakland. Beat the Jets. Lose to Kansas City. Beat Tampa Bay. Lose to Jacksonville and Miami. Beat the Atlanta. They are coming off a great performance by Captain Diabetes so I don’t expect that to happen again.
MIAMI at Buffalo – Remember when I picked Miami to make the playoffs to start the year and everyone laughed at me? Not such a horrible pick now is it. They’ll be sitting 8-5 after this game with San Francisco, Kansas City and the Jets left. Not unrealistic to finish 11-5, but even that might not be good enough.
NY JETS at San Francisco – The 49ers are playing much better since getting a look at Mike Singletary’s ass. Do you think if The Chocolate Dumpling showed his ass to the Browns, it would have the same positive impact or do you it would make all the Browns sick? Can The Chocolate Dumpling even bend over to moon people?
NEW ENGLAND at Seattle – Cassel’s fine. He played on bad game against the defense in the league and people want to jump all over him and say he’s not good. I don’t understand that. He became just the fifth player in NFL history to have back-to-back 400 yard games. I agree he sucked against Pittsburgh but he’ll still cash in on a season no one thought he or the Patriots would have. As for Seattle, I’ve read reports that they want to get rid of Matt Hasselbeck. Sure, they guy who couldn’t even hold on to the Chucky Soup commercials isn’t as good as he once was, but who are the Seahawks to get rid of him? Seneca Wallace and Charlie Frye are you back-ups, Seattle. You know that right?
ARIZONA vs St. Louis – Who is going to be a worst division champ; Arizona or Denver?
PITTSBURGH vs Dallas – If it was in Dallas, I’d take the Cowboys. But the cold weather will benefit the Steelers.
BALTIMORE vs Washington – In the match-up of No. 2 and 3 on the Beanie most hated list, I actually hope the Redskins win this game so Baltimore doesn’t make the playoffs. However, we all know Washington is awful and won’t be able to score on the Ravens.
TAMPA BAY at Carolina – Huge game in the NFC South. Both teams 9-3. I just don’t trust Jake Delhomme and D’Angelo Williams. Is it strange that I trust Jeff Garcia and Warrick Dunn over them?