Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Delays, Power Poll ballot

First, an apology for not having any post-LSU reaction up yet. I mean, cripes, you know a game like that one, we've got reactions for days. But Life, Work, etc. have had other ideas the last couple of days. I'll make it up to you one way or another later this week.

In the meantime ...

1. LSU. If Matt Flynn's going to continue to show that kind of Kurt-Warner-in-1999 accuracy, just hand them the crystal football now. And oh yeah--if the LSU timekeeper's not asleep at the wheel, no one's questioning Miles.

2. Florida. Who needs a secondary? With Carolina's demise, what offense left on the Gators' schedule is going to be capable of keeping up with Tebow and pals?

3. Auburn. Auburn fans will live with being the consensus best three-loss team in America. Not sure they'll feel quite as chipper if they wind up the best four-loss team at any point down the stretch.

4. Kentucky. After Woodson re-affirmed his Heisman bona fides, 'Cats should be favored over both Tennessee and Georgia down the stretch. In related news, Satan has called for a 12 p.m. press conference tomorrow at which he is expected to announce that due to recent developments, Hell will shortly be reopening as Lil' Devils Sno-Cone and Shaved Ice Emporium.

5. South Carolina. Apparently Spurrier spent some time hanging out in smoking jackets with Charlie Weis in the Offensive Geniuses Club last week. Nonetheless the 'Cocks' wins over Kentucky and Georgia still trump 'Bama's over Tennessee and Arkansas, both at home.

6. Alabama. Aw, damn. Their incompetence was fun while it lasted. Thanks for nothing, Philsbury Doughboy.

7. Tennessee. Not much difference between the Vols and the next two teams on this list, so their head-to-head win over the Dawgs keeps them ahead. But the guess here is they end up in the "best team that's not from Mississippi or named for a guy who liked to pretend he'd been in the Navy" by season's end.

8. Georgia. Week off shouldn't obscure fact that Dawgs' last two games have been bludgeoning at hands of Keystone Vols and lottery-winner-fortunate win over Vandy.

9. Arkansas. All three losses came in Twiggy-narrow fashion, two very good teams in Auburn and Kentucky and one on road at 'Bama. You know Nutt's taking as many teams down with him as he can manage.

10. Vanderblilt. In: Mackenzi Adams. 5 minutes ago: Curtis Nickson. Out: Greg Zolman. (Two more to a bowl! Go, Vandy, go!)

11. Mississippi St. As Auburn loss fades into background, have to ask why Bulldogs couldn't make a bit more of their upset bids against either the Vols or 'Cocks, both of which looked eminently upsettable this past week, at least. Oh, and of course WVU demolished them.

12. Ole Miss. Safe to say the Rebels just might have caught the Hogs at the wrong time. Happen to think 'Bama fans and bloggers could have been a touch more gracious toward the poor benighted Rebels and fans in the wake of the replay reversal (How often do they get a chance to win a game like that? Of course they're going to whine) but it sure didn't look like the Rebs had gotten over themselves by kickoff, either.


J.M. said...

I was worried that you were taking the loss to LSU too hard or something. Good to see everything is OK at the Car Wash.

My purpose before the season is over is to find a way for you use something from "Richard III." The "Henry V" stuff was too good.

Pat said...

Who would play the lead? Nick Saban?

"Now is the winter of our discontent, made glorius summer by this son of Ark[ansas],..."

"...And therefore, since I cannot prove a lover
To entertain these fair well-spoken days,
I am determined to prove a villain
And hate the idle pleasures of these days.
Plots have I laid, inductions dangerous,
By drunken prophecies, libels, and dreams,..."