And that’s exactly what Stanford & Sons main man / football prognosticator Craig Glazer is here to do.
“I was wrong, Missouri is a very good football team,” Glazer says. “They’re beating SEC teams; they’re beating teams on the road and they’re beating them handily. All of a sudden, Missouri is a glamor team and nobody nationally knows anything about them.”
Kinda like the Kansas City Chiefs.
“Well, the Chiefs are 7-0 and no 7-0 team has ever missed the playoffs,” Glazer says. “And approximately 50 percent of the teams that have won their first seven games in a row have gone to the Super Bowl and 25 percent of the teams that go 7-0 have won the Super Bowl.”
“A lot of people are giving me crap because I’ve been pissing on the Chiefs for several years, but I was just being honest,” Glazer says. “I’m not a homer but I want the team to win every game they can. But I was right to piss on them and I think being a Kansas City fan, people are always waiting for the other shoe to fall because it always does.
“Still this is a big sports day in Kansas City – Missouri’s ranked 5th in the nation and the Chiefs are undefeated. The difference between Missouri and the Chiefs is Missouri has an offense. And if this kid (freshman QB Maty Mauk) can run that offense the way he ran it Saturday – look out – they could win every regular season game and face Alabama undefeated. And if they beat ‘bama, how cool would that be? They would go to the title game.”
“Missouri, much like the Chiefs, are riding the waves of good fortune,” Glazer cautions. “And if their quarterback can continue and beat South Carolina at home this weekend and go to 8-0, that pretty much, almost locks them into facing Alabama for the SEC championship, which is mind boggling. And if Missouri faces Alabama and loses – which they probably will – they would still get a big bowl game like the Cotton Bowl. But just playing Alabama would be phenomenal for their program.
“They probably won’t get a BCS game though. The only way they get a BCS game is if they go into the Alabama game undefeated and have a close loss to Alabama. But Missouri is on the verge of having the best football season they’ve had in 100 years. It’s a baby miracle.”
Back to the Chiefs…
“They’re playing Cleveland at home this weekend, so they should win that one and go to 8-0,” Glazer says. “Then they go to Buffalo and that’s going to be a little bit of a task because Buffalo is kinda in the playoff hunt for a wild card berth. But my guess is the Chiefs will be favored and probably win and be 9-0 which unfortunately matches their 9-0 start in 2003 with coach Dick Vermeil in what I call the phony season.”