And it gets harder and harder to pick the winners as the season moves towards its conclusion. Sure, you know who the better teams are, but injuries and long winning streaks that wear on teams like Atlanta in the NFL – and Alabama in the NCAA – sometimes make the outcomes difficult.
Things could get rough on the Crimson Tide today with Texas A&M. I believe Alabama will win, but it could be a hard fought game for them, like last week with LSU.
K-State not only has to stay unbeaten for its hope to play in the national title game, it must win with style points. In other words blast its foe. Which might be uphill with an injured quarterback. Let’s hope not.
Man, how cool would it be for this area to have a legit college title game for the first time outside KU basketball in a lifetime. K-State coach Bill Snyder is so under the radar nationally, he deserves this chance.
Speaking of chances, former Chiefs coach Todd Haley can hardly sleep at night.
He knows the Monday Night Football camera will be all over him come Monday. Revenge!
And it wasn’t Todd but Scott Pioli. Haley has proven, once again, that he can work with top flight talent – i.e. Big Ben with the Steelers – and coach a Super Bowl contender…the Steelers offense in this case.
As usual the Steelers are showing up big as the season gets into the cold months.The Chiefs will get a run Monday Night. If they even play halfway decent I’ll be surprised. Meaning a loss by less than 14 points. The Chumps looked to have quit. As I wrote last week, they did quit in the loss to San Diego. Remember the Chargers are at best average.
Kansas City has but one star on its entire roaster, Dwayne Bowe.
Green Bay, New England and Denver all should have taken him off the market. The Packers badly need another big threat down field. So does New England and Bowe could be that guy. By far he’s the best player KC has had the last five years. And let me be the first to say, THE ONLY CONSISTENTLY STRONG STARTER WE HAVE. PERIOD.
Jamaal Charles has looked closer to done lately. Tamba Hali has been a no show. Eric Berry has been poor and Justin Houston is good not great so far. Derrick Johnson has been solid but not great and he doesn’t make enough big plays. Nope, D Bowe is the only star, pro bowler again.
The Chiefs need to keep losing so Scott is fired and the Chiefs get a number one or two pick.
We have to start completely over. Might want to look at Vanderbilt’s Jordon Rogers for quarterback. He’s only a junior, but his bloodline is, YES, Aaron Rogers.
“Mister Discount Double Check.” Hey it didn’t hurt with the Manning brothers, huh?
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PICKS
K-State -1 over TCU(tease with below)
Georgia -9 over Auburn(tease with above)
Arizona -22 over Colorado (tease with below)
LSU -9 over Mississippi State (tease with above)
Vanderbilt + 3 over Mississippi
New England -6 (tease with below)
Denver + 2 over Carolina (tease with above)
Pittsburgh -5 over KC (tease with below)
San Fran -5 over St. Louis (tease with above)
Much tougher board this week. I went perfect last week…that might be way uphill this time. My record is top drawer so far. Let’s keep rolling.
Enjoy the warm weekend.