That young comic who worked Stanford’s for over a year was Louie Anderson.
These days Louie is a staple in Las Vegas with his own showroom, but he still finds time once in a while to travel and do a corporate gig or a theater show like at the Midland. Needless to say, we’re excited that Anderson will return to Stanford’s tomorrow night, Friday and Saturday. Because stand up is still Louie’s main claim to fame as he does it nightly in Vegas and he’s one of the most successful comics to come out from Stanford & Sons of that era along with Eddie Griffin and Sinbad.
Meanwhile back at the gridiron it’s time for another…
Well, the Missouri Tigers fell short last weekend against Auburn. Apparently their 14th ranked defense did not understand how to stop Auburn’s zone run game. You do have to give the Missouri offense credit under the leadership of James Franklin for scoring plus 40 points in the SEC Championship loss. On a sadder note, as I said the other day had MU defeated Auburn, they would have faced Florida State for the National Championship. Oh, what might have been.
MU is currently ranked eighth in the BCS and if they defeat OSU in the Cotton Bowl it will go down as one of their five best finishes in school history. Not too bad for a team most prognosticators – including me – said would win only six or seven games or at best eight. I was wrong. The Tigers had a very good year, congratulations.
A team that early on in the season was known for a strong defense and poor offense has reversed itself; now the Chiefs boasta top seven offense and questionable defense. Now there are just three games left, Oakland, Indy and the Chargers – all winnable and all loseable. That said, it really doesn’t matter much except for their confidence level because they are now locked into the number five spot in the playoffs. The Chiefs will clinch that spot Sunday when they defeat The Raiders at Oakland.
After that they need to rest some of their better players like Jamaal Charles, Hali and perhaps even Alex Smith, in preparation for road games with Indy and their first Wild Card game.
If the Chiefs offense stays close to what we’ve seen the last three weeks and their defense is just average they will defeat the Colts for their first playoff victory since 1993.
That will be a tall order for the Chiefs, but stranger things have happened. I’d say the Chiefs have had a nice run this season considering where they came from.
There really are no college games left to bet on with any confidence until we reach the Bowl games in a couple weeks, so this week is just pro picks. I think I’ve done a good job picking 50 winners versus 31 losers against the spread as the season wears down.
Kansas City (-3) over Oakland.
Denver (-4 and over 49 points) This is a tease, so you must win both over San Diego.
Atlanta (- ½) over Washington on a tease with San Francisco (+1) over Tampa Bay.
Seattle (-6) over New York Giants.
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