The First Place chickens are at the chefs at 3.05 and the First Place Bears host the fEagles at 3.15. That is a big, big game in the NFC at Soldier Field today.
So, as usual, the end of the season in kollej football is a fuster cluck due to the BCS. Lets first give a few nods to our home teams.
Looks like the beloved will be heading to Texas to play in the Texas bowl and play Baylor. That may change but we will see. I think that pasting of NW last week at Wrigley may have saved Zook’s job. I would like to see us finish strong against Fresno next week and avenge that last second loss from last year to put us at 7-5. I think I am seeing good signs for the future. Outside of a few games we played good defense, hit harder and blocked better on offense. If we can keep it up we should be crap bowl eligible for years to come. We just don’t have the talent to compete with the Wiscos of the world, but that is OK, we are Illinois after all and spend the least in the Big Ten on our football program. Crap bowls are fine with me, sprinkled in with the occasional upset like our asswhipping of JoPa earlier this year. Going to a crap bowl gets us those extremely valuable extra practices. Hopefully we will get on the bandwagon of scheduling more and more cupcakes out of conference since with Nebraske joining that is basically an extra loss per year.
JJ reports that the Huskieys, if they can beat the Cougs in the Apple Cup at the end of the world, also known as Pullman, will play in the Holiday Bowl, a nice crap bowl if I don’t say so myself. If Stanford moves up to no. 4 in the BCS that is great for the Huskieys as the BCS must choose all of the teams ranked in the top 4 so that moves Washington up in the crap bowl selection process for the Pac televen. Kudos to Sark for going for it on fourth down yesterday down by three at the Cal 2 yard line. But if you are 4-6 that is what you gotta do.
TD’s Aggies have had a major league kickass season and won’t play Nebraska in the Big 12 championship game next week depending on the BCS standings. But they probably won’t. There are three teams tied in that division and the highest ranked team in the BCS plays Nebraska. Last week Oklahomo was ranked ahead of A and M and I would assume that will hold. So stupid.
Lets give a shout out to Sparty. They finish with the identical record as Wisco and tOSU, beat Wisco in the regular season, but get no love from the pollsters and ‘puters since they didn’t or couldn’t run up the score and they look to be on the outside looking in on the big buck BCS games. They are set up to get a supreme screwing when the BCS announcements are made. Oh well, someone does every year.
Atop the BCS it looks like the Ducks and Auburn unless something happens in the SEC championship game or the Civil War. I am not counting on it knowing the competition in these games, but you never know.
tOSU will probably get a BCS game as their fans always travel well, and LSU losing helps them move up into the top eight or so. They and Wisco will go from the Big Ten to BCS games is my prediction. Another nice season for tb’s suckeyes, with just the one stumble here in Madison to complain about.
So much for the Boise State Broncos. They hadn’t lost in two years and finally fell to Nevada. That game probably cost them around ten million dollars as they are probably relegated to playing in their own Huminatarian Bowl or some other crap bowl. Ten and One and relegated to a shit bowl. College football is so wrong. God I hope they don’t land in a bowl against my team.
I wonder if DickRod will get fired, even though Michigan is 7-5 and crap bowl eligible. 7-5 usually doesn’t cut it in Michigan. For them, they are in disarray and people get major league pissed when they get throttled by tOSU like they did yesterday.
I am looking forward to hearing people talk about Wisco’s out of conference schedule.
ND ends up 7-5, I wonder where they will end up for a bowl. I am sure a much better bowl than they deserve due to the fan base.
Florida ends up 7-5 and unranked after getting beaten down by FSU yesterday, and the ‘Noles are back with a nice 9-3 record. That is dismal for an Urban Meyer team. It will be interesting to see where the Gators end up for a bowl.
For cr, baby steps. Yes, they are still a shitty 2-9, but they have been competitive in a lot of games, as compared to last season. And really bad teams have beaten Washington before. So their bowl game is the Apple Cup, and I am not counting them out.
Maybe Astro can give us a Tulane writeup as I didn’t get to see them on TV much here. Orleans Darkwa was awesome, I know that but I am sure he can give us a little better picture of the future for them.
Likewise someone else will have to drop a comment about the Vandals as I saw them only once and they got crushed by Boise.
Drop your notes in the comments about what you saw or are thinking.