On, Brave Old Army Team! Thanks, Black Knights. I needed that. But I will tell you that loss is not going to play well in Columbia, Missouri.
Thanks and congrats to the UTSA Roadrunners for a magical, unforgettable season. It helped salvage the general stench that has been 2021. Much more Roadrunner reflections and projections on this blog in the days and weeks to come.
Frisco, Texas must be a really cool place. It hosts two bowl games, two days apart. Norff Texas vs. Miami of Ohio today. I’ll go with the Mean Green, if only because UNT alum Dave Barnett is my buddy.
It got pretty real yesterday when the Aggies had to pull out of the Gator Bowl, didn’t it? Looks like 5-7 (yes, 5-7) Rutgers is going to get the band back together and play Wake Forest in that New Year’s Eve game in Jacksonville.
I’m told that Cincinnati residents go out at night and paint the town beige. Actually, they largely just stay home. That’s a good thing! Bengals QB Joe Burrow says Cincy’s lack of nightlife is a big reason why the Bengals have largely avoided COVID. Interesting.
I LOVE the way the 49ers play. SmashMouff, but anything but primitive. In its unique way, that is a very sophisticated style and system. The Titans could be in a world of hurt tonight. The entire left side of their starting offensive line is out with injuries. Good luck in handling the Niners’ Nick Bosa, he of the 15 sacks. Look out, Ryan!
Five ‘Boys on the NFC Pro-Bowl team, including Magic Micah, Diggs Me Some Trevon and an Angry Punter. Got to love a team that has a punter with Anger issues.
“Next Man Up”? Yeah, that’s the code. But the Bucs are in real trouble. Chris Godwin (the team’s second best offensive player) is out for the duration with a torn ACL. Mike Evans (the team’s fourth best offensive player, behind Gronk) is out TFN with a hammy. That’s a problem when your hammies resemble sequoia trunks. Leonard Fournette (the team’s fifth best offensive player), will be lucky to get back for the playoffs.
The Bucs are not going to get the top seed in the NFC. Neither are the Cardinals, who appear to be in free-fall mode. That leaves the Packers, Rams and Cowboys. Put your green on the green.