Monday, January 08, 2007

BCS Monday

The BCS Title Game is finally here. Ohio State vs Florida for all the marbles.

What I Know

Both teams are good. OSU ran the table and are the Big 10 Champions. Florida only had one slip up on their way to capturing the SEC Championship. Speed and talent abound and both teams are led by Senior QBs.

The last game for each team was many moons ago, 7 weeks for OSU, 5 weeks for the Gators. I don’t see this being a factor for either team. It kinda sucks because these obviously won’t be the same teams playing at the same level they were at the end of the regular season. If they did play a week after the SEC title game I’d say OSU would win by 3 TD’s.

What I Can Prove

The Big 10 has by many accounts had a “down” year and not been as strong a conference “top to bottom” than the SEC. Yet the Big 10 is 2-0 vs SEC teams in this bowl season. This stat has zero bearing on the game tonight but its worth keeping in the back of your mind.

Ohio State really hasn’t been challenged this season with the exception of their finale with Michigan and even then it took some OSU screw ups to tighten the game up. Jim Tressell led teams rarely beat themselves. Overall they played like the #1 team all season and that shouldn’t change tonight.

Florida has looked impressive at times and erratic at others. You can’t deny their overall team speed and athleticism, and those two factors will keep you in any game. Is this team “battle tested” after a tough SEC schedule or fortunate not to have 2 or 3 L’s?


What I think


Overall, skill and speed seems to be fairly equal. Neither team separates itself in that department. And Wisconsin proved that the slow footed Big 10 isn’t at a disadvantage playing a SEC team of burners. Both offenses and defenses are evenly matched. The biggest advantage OSU has in personell is Heisman Trophy winning QB Troy Smith. A threat to run or pass, Smith has played and won nearly every big game he’s played in. Chris Leak on the other hand is a wild card. If he makes bonehead plays like he did in his last game Florida has zero, repeat ZERO chance. OSU’s D is opportunistic and will turn mistakes into points, they’ve done it all season.

I won’t sit here and tell you OSU will win by 3 TD’s, I think this will be a close game. To me the two biggest factors are Leak and Myer. Leak must play well, or not be the reason FLA looses, and Myer must coach em up. If FLA’s trickeration fails, so will FLA.

In the end I have OSU pulling away late and burying the Gators. This game will be close early, FLA may even take a lead into halftime. But by the time the 4th quarter rolls around OSU will separate, take the lead and never look back. Making the Big 10 3-0 vs the SEC a stat that even die hard fog horn leghorns can’t dispute.

31-20 OSU.

125 comments:

Isiah Thomas said...

forgot to mention Dook laying an egg vs VT on Saturday.

Isiah Thomas said...

haven't read SP's column today but I'm sure he'll devote a good chuck of it to slobbing on Tiki Barbers meat.

temwr said...

My OSU comments:

And because a local restaurant has already cleared off wall space for their new national championship picture and because OSU fans are wayyyyyyy too confident I took UF +3 in the standard office bet.

I know the spread is 7 or so, but the standard office bet is only 25 cents so I am just ignoring the other 4 points I could get.

Anyway, I am going with UF 34, OSU 31 in a shocking role reversal from a few years ago when OSU beat Miami.

I suspect the game will be won on a 40+ yard field goal by the UF kicker who I have heard sucks, but will pull through anyway.

temwr said...

Also SP will surely slob Tiki's knob.

When do new cbb polls come out?

Isiah Thomas said...

EP - WTH?

The Rev said...

ElP farted!

Zeke Fucks My Mom said...

I hard that OSU is 0 and 7 against SEC teams, don't know if that's true, and if it, it doens't really matter.



Just Saying

Isiah Thomas said...

How bout them Hokies?

El Padrino said...

Either it's a major gas leak or Star Jones hasn't douched in a while. Either way I'm home.

Building got evacuated immediately so I just bounced. I don't fuck around since 9/11.

I hope it's a leak. Cuz if it's not....something ain't right.

Zeke Fucks My Mom said...

"the dog shines on even a dogs ass some days, ANYBODY can win the lottery"

Isiah Thomas said...

EP - fuck . It better be something like a gas leak.

Steve - have a feeling you'll be saying that a lot this ACC season.

Isiah Thomas said...

the biggest question surrounding Dook is when Paulus will transfer? I don't think he makes it through the season still on the team. I can't wait for the "former Duke PG Paulus transfers to Miami(OH)." on ESPN.

Isiah Thomas said...

EP - crack open that first beer son.

El Padrino said...

Oh I will Zeke
you know it

First task, food.
Whatever's in the fridge is going in a fryer pan.

In between I do have to do some work but it will be very limited and will be done in my boxers.

El Padrino said...

forgot bob barker is still alive.

he looks good for a 150 year old

Isiah Thomas said...

I'm pretty sure Bob Barkers breakfast drink of choice is a cup of blood of a young guatemalan orphan. It revitalizes him.

El Padrino said...

time for the showcase showdown

i wonder if ol' bob is still bangin' those showgirls on his show

whocares said...

Is Bob still rockin the overly skinny microphone? That thing was pimp.

El Padrino said...

yep, he's a tru pimp

The Rev said...

"i wonder if ol' bob is still bangin' those showgirls on his show"

It's Bob Barker. You don't need to wonder. Just take it as fact that he's bangin.

It's a certainty of life. Death, taxes, Bob Barker bangs showgirls.

Cialis, Viagra, etc works wonders I am sure.

Isiah Thomas said...

I hope he says something to the effect of "go on down" when he's about to get a bj.

The Rev said...

Remeber when a contestant would win $100 for nailing the bid exactly, then would run up to the stage and Bob would make them pull the $100 bill out of his pocket?

They made him stop doing that after a while. I guess having a woman run up on stage and pull money out of Bob's pocket was a little risque.

Bob's a dirty old man.

Zeke Fucks My Mom said...

"The Price Is Wrong, Bitch"


The greatest scene in any Adam Sandler movie, was that fight scene. Probably top 5 funniest scenes in any comedy movie.

The Rev said...

I could see Bob working the "dick in a box" angle.

"Come here honey. Look in the box and see what you've won. A NEW CAR!"

El Padrino said...

beer, open
xbox 360 on

thejaywhite said...

I hate the long layoff..i dont even care about the game now

El Padrino said...

beth!!!

Petrino?

thoughts, concerns?

whocares said...

Sure is quiet here today. Is everyone afraid to say anything about the game tonight for fear of eating their words tomorrow? I kinda am.

But I think UF hangs with OSU into the fourth quarter, and either team will have a shot to win it late. I really dont see a blowout either way.

How's that for riding the fence?

Isiah Thomas said...

I think it will be a close game but OSU will pull away.

Unless FLA has fixed their offensive problems

and

Unless Myer calls a shitload of trick plays that work

and

OSU beats themselves.

Isiah Thomas said...

why would anyone here worry about eating words?

Just the other day steve was saying something about Dook being alright for the season. You know and I know he doesn't believe that. He was jus sayin.

Keith S said...

The crowd will have an impact, also. This is another home game for OSU, just like it has been the last 3 outta 4 years. Having spent a lot of time around the city this weekend, I can safely say that OSU fans outnumber Gaytor fans by at least a 20-1 margin. This city is Columbus West every time OSU plays here and I can see them having a big influence on the game.

Isiah Thomas said...

keith - just wondering if you were around pro-buckeye events which would explain the 20-1 ratio...elaborate.

Isiah Thomas said...

a saw some punk kid wearing a gator visor and wanted to jump infront of oncoming traffic

Isiah Thomas said...

re: C-bus West

I thought it smelled a little funny around here....

Keith S said...

The only pro-BOSU event I went to was over at BOB and there were 35,000 people there. But Friday night I was out on Mill and I swear I saw only 10-15 people in Gator gear. Saturday night I was up in Scottsdale and last night I was over in Chandler and Phoenix and no matter where I went there were not many Gator fans. So unless all of them are staying over in west Phoenix, I feel pretty safe with my 20-1 estimation.

whocares said...

Good point about eating your words.

I'm going on record with this score:

UF-77
OSU-2

Keith S said...

OSU, not BOSU

whocares said...

You can spot the Gator fan by the Jean Shorts they will be wearing...

The Rev said...

OSU is gonna roll.

But I'm the less informed CFB fan here. So take it for what it's worth.

Any TP sightings yet in AZ?

Keith S said...

If Zeke ate all of his words he'd weigh about 4 bills.

Isiah Thomas said...

I'll take my words deep fried thankyouverymuch.

El Padrino said...

1-3 wild card weekend
i eat my words weekly

Beth82678 said...

ElP, from what I've been hearing the mood about Petrino is quiet optimism. He seems like a good hire but we all know how many good college coaches have bombed in the pros (can you say Spurrier & Saban?).

Actually, from the little bit of sports talk radio I've heard it sounds like instead of talking if he's a good hire or not, people are more wondering if he's going to create a QB race/controversy by declaring the position up for grabs between Vick & Schaub. Fun to think about but zero chance of it happening I think.

I'm curious though about what smart sports fans outside Atlanta think of the hire. But since I don't know any of those type people I guess I'll have to settle for the regulars on here. :-) Thoughts anyone?

Beth82678 said...

Oh and didn't see it posted on here yet but Calvin Johnson has declared for the NFL. I can't say that's much of a surprise.

Martin VanNostrand said...

You know with Petrino gone Brohm will declare. Maybe Atlanta will draft him and have a 3 QB race.

With John L. Smith out of work I wonder if Louisville will try and bring him back. He had some success there.

El Padrino said...

this just in, tony romo muffed the snap

The Rev said...

"tony romo muffed the snap "

I was watching that while downing a birthday martini.

A beautiful present, indeed!

El Padrino said...

Beth, i think it's a good hire. I thought Wisenhunt might have been better but at least Petrino has a HC resume.

The schwab thing is retarded. No way Vick gets benched. Petrino i am sure though might enrage some fans by calling some plays with Vick that may "expose" him. Meaning some QB option runs.

whocares said...

Best new show of the year: Beauty and The Geek. Riveting television, I'm telling you. Riveting.

And it's not a new show, just a new season.

temwr said...

I wonder if the Bucs grab CJ. They need a top flight receiver. Galloway is like 230 yrs old. And Clayton is looking like a bust all of a sudden.

I bet they go O-line though if that Wisc. guy is out there. They need big help there too though.

And on defense since their average age is 1398.

temwr said...

Petrino is a good hire. He is as good as anyone else out there.

Who knows what he will do with VIck. There is no right answer.

temwr said...

As long as the Bucs don't go QB they should make a solid pick.

temwr said...

WWL says UL wants Tulsa's coach.

Who is Tulsa's coach? I guess they must be good.

temwr said...

LSU QB in the draft too.

He might go ahead of Mrs. Quinn.

Raiders will probably take him and hope for some VInce Young type magic.

temwr said...

Detriot probably takes Mrs. Quinn.

That leaves Bucs with either CJ or that lineman. I might be a happy draft day camper.

temwr said...

I bet Romo got sympathy sex out of Carrie Underwood.

I don't feel bad for him at all.

temwr said...

Today some guy on the radio said the best way to get out of debt is to pay off your debt.

To me this is fucking obvious, but I am sure I would be shocked as the number of people who heard this and said "that is a great idea, I might try that and see if it works"

Peeple r dum

temwr said...

I had the notion to do a completely uniformed mock draft right now, but I won't.

temwr said...

In the 7th round the patriots take

Joe Schmoe RB from Kenyon College.


Fast forward to 2010, Schmoe is a stud.

Beth82678 said...

I forgot what the chart says it is, but in case no one noticed that was 10 posts in a row for tem.

whocares said...

Somebody's gotta break up Tem's run at the diamond Z.

whocares said...

Good work Beth.

temwr said...

I was on fire.

The Rev said...

Tem was definitely reaching on post #10.

temwr said...

Hey when you get to 10 in a row talking to yourself it is hard not to be reaching a bit.

temwr said...

Hey WVU is #21 in the new coach's poll.

This is our rebuilding year.

I bet we will crash down to earth a bit, but so far we are looking good enough to get a tourney bid.

whocares said...

Rev managed to go double diamond Z last night during the Eagles game. You could see for a while where he was trying to get on a roll, but kodiac kept giving him the Mutombo. But rev perservered.

temwr said...

Clemson at 16-0 is not getting much voting love. They must not have played anyone.

Sitting at 17 in AP poll. 14 in coach's.

temwr said...

My run is at 4pm on a workday. I am proud of it. I am giving myself 3 buckeyes for the back of my helmet.

Beth82678 said...

I don't know tem, any runs on a day where total comments probably won't even top 100 should have an asterisk next to them.

Beth82678 said...

I just figured out why comments are down today, no Zeke hate. His SEC, Duke and ND rants alone are usually over 100 I think.

The Rev said...

Last night was more of an Emerald Z.

Emeralds are green, in honor of the Eagles.

El Padrino said...

hard to comment when your home playing COD3 and drinking corona's
and working, a little
kind of
not really

temwr said...

It's still a 4pm workday run to me dammit!!


No really, I realize today is a down day. And anyway, I thought doing so many in a row was a bad thing, hence the term Scarlett Z.

temwr said...

I am just the only one bored out of their mind at work.

JFreak said...

4 - Scarlett
6 - Silver
8 - Gold
10 - Platinum
12 - Diamond

So tem got a Platinum Z.

El Padrino said...

freak : like the colts chances in Bal this weekend?

Beth82678 said...

with an asterisk next to it...

temwr said...

I am the Roger Maris of blogging.

The Rev said...

The Colts playing playoff football in Baltimore.

Think that crowd will be a little hostile?

The Rev said...

I thought you were the Jason Kidd of blogging.

Make up your mind.

Isiah Thomas said...

Beth don't make me snap these fingers.

Beth82678 said...

I'm sorry Zeke, not sure what made me think you had lots of hate going on. Wait, maybe it's the first comment to today's post that I see everytime I come here...

Isiah Thomas said...

no reaction to FH hanging up the cleats?

Isiah Thomas said...

and Dook laid an egg vs VT, it needed to be commented on.

Beth82678 said...

"FH hanging up the cleats"

I thought Iam was FH, am I missing something?

The Rev said...

It's for real I see. Our Father Hate will be no more.

Sad day!

Isiah Thomas said...

nothing gets by you Beth

The Rev said...

This means we wil have to fill the #2 slot.

Who wants it?

Beth82678 said...

See, I hadn't seen Iam's post today at his blog. I think Rev may be right though, it's an Andy Kaufman type move. If not, then after a few weeks or so I bet he can't stand it and comes back.

Beth82678 said...

Rev, I think temwr should "volunteer". :-)

Isiah Thomas said...

I say we let the proverbial body cool before we go plugging away.

You don't just replace a legend like FH.

Just ax Pete Myers. No one wants to be a Pete Myers.

temwr said...

I thought Iam was on vacation or something.

Now he is gone for good?

The Rev said...

I thought he was going Kaufman on us. But I'm not 100% sure anymore. Only he knows.

Anyway, I do wish Father Hate well with whatever he does. He will always have a place here whenever he wants it.

But it could be a chance for someone like Temwr, or Steve, or Beth or anyone to step up to starting pitcher status here.

Martin VanNostrand said...

*pouring some on the block*

The Rev said...

I agree Zeke.

At least a week. We do need a mourning period.

The Rev said...

Billy Ocean... nice!

temwr said...

I see it is on his blog.

Sounds like some spot starts are in order.

In any case I will pour some beer out at my friends house in honor of FH. I'll make sure to pour it where his daughter can get it or his dog.

El Padrino said...

osu wins
30-24

Isiah Thomas said...

a true tribute to FH would be to pour the beer/licka on someone in a demeaning way.

El Padrino said...

it would be to drink a beer then piss it on someone

El Padrino said...

aiight
i got some peeps coming by for the game

gotta get cracka-lacking on the food
wings, mini burgers, pergoies & fried shrimp

yeah son, it's on like donkey kong

PEACE!

Isiah Thomas said...

in lieu of donations for FH:

Any tribute done in a hateful or spiteful way towards another person is appreciated at this time.

Isiah Thomas said...

*shedding tear for perogies.

Isiah Thomas said...

41-17 OSU

Isiah Thomas said...

THE SEC GETS BALL DIPPED TONIGHT!

Isiah Thomas said...

I'd love it if OSU won on a controversial call just to hear/see Urban Crier poo his pants in tantrum.

temwr said...

34-31 UF

The Rev said...

Fuck you, Zeke!

That was for Father Hate. I'm sure you understand.

The Rev said...

34-17 OSU

Isiah Thomas said...

this will help our grieving.

Isiah Thomas said...

that's a good one rev, it will help with the healing process.

Isiah Thomas said...

someone play some "gangsta lean* while we mourn.

Isiah Thomas said...

its a sad day when the church pic comes down.

Isiah Thomas said...

but happy when its replaced with the new one.

Well done Rev.

Isiah Thomas said...

Rev while you're housecleaning....the alba pic and links are at the very bottom of the site...not sure if that is specific to my machine or what....

The Rev said...

That is my tribute.

The sign will stay up for a while.

Isiah Thomas said...

all middle fingers at half finger for the time being please...

The Rev said...

I do think that is specific to your machine.

Spaceman Spiff said...

dont know if this was posted over the weekend but apparently seas salisbury was suspended earlier this year by ESPN for showing a phone pic of his penis to female co-workers
salibury shows his steak

i guess FH's co-worker is not the only guy that likes to do this, unless FH works at ESPN

mound of venus said...

FLORIDA WILL WIN THE GAME.

Los said...

I'm just wondering why this game wasn't played on Friday night? Ridiculous that a college football game is being played on Monday, January 8.

Hick-Hops said...

Zeke,
Can you take your head out of your ass now and at least admit Florida belongs in the National Championship game or are you going to blame it on the lay off.

Beth82678 said...
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anonymous said...

i used to work at espn, i got fired like shanoff. shanny was the cougher, aka, the penis shower.

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