BSE? Best Saturday Ever?
I’m still trying to figure out exactly how Tennessee got those 45 yards out of 13 seconds. Kinda reminded you of the Chiefs-Bills playoff game last January, right? Even after Alabama dug out of that early hole to take the lead, the Tide never really looked like the Tide. Bonehead mistakes. Soft and confused defense. Seventeen penalties.
That game-winning FG by the Vols’ Chase McGrath was uglier than sin unless you were wearing pale orange. That thing looked like the last helicopter out of Saigon. Of course, it also looked like victory.
So who’s Number One? I’ll ride with the Vols until somebody beats them.
There’s progress in Austin. Saturday’s hard-fought victory over Iowa State was exactly the type of game the Longhorns would have found a way to lose in recent years, when the ‘t” in “tough” certainly did not stand for “Texas.” This time, the Longhorns out-toughed the Cyclones. Remember early in the game when the ‘Horns blocked that ISU punt deep in Cyclone territory but failed to turn it into points? That would have broken last year’s Texas team.
I’m a big fan of Iowa State coach Matt Campbell. He’s a wonderful coach and he has done a helluva job in Ames. But Campbell made an ass of himself Saturday. Yes, that was a fumble by Cyclone QB Hunter Dekkers. And, no, that was not targeting.
Sonny Dykes did a very nice job at SMU. But he now looks so much more comfortable at TCU. Better cultural fit? His Frogs are a pleasure to watch, except for those unis.
Stanford beat Notre Dame? Didn’t break my heart.
I felt very confident going in that Arkansas would beat BYU.
I watched college football until my retinas bled on Saturday, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen a day in which so many offensive big-play opportunities were missed by so many teams. It started in the 11 a.m. window and lasted until midnight. Passes dropped in embarrassing fashion by wide-open receivers, quarterbacks missing wide-open receivers, brain-dead penalties, careless fumbles, etc. The strange thing is that in many cases the mistakes just heightened the excitement.
I’m going to make a difficult concession. Michigan is good.
Did you hang in long enough to see Utah’s 43-42 win over USC? The Utes took it with a two-point conversion with 48 seconds left to deal the Trojans the first loss of the Lincoln Riley era.
Dodgers? Gone. Braves? Gone. Yankees? On life support.
Astros? Movin’ on to the ALCS. That 18-inning classic Game Three capper was the result of six hours and 22 minutes of physical, mental and emotional torture for everyone involved. Forty two combined strikeouts. Jeremy Pena will never again have to buy a beer for the rest of his natural life. And let’s say this for the Mariners. They got swept, but they could have won any or all of those three games.
OK! It’s Time for The Sunday Soothsayer!
Niners 27 Falcons 17
Browns 24 Pats 21
Packers 31 Jets 24
Colts 24 Jags 17
Vikings 28 Dolphins 21
Bengals 27 Saints 24
Ravens 31 Giants 21
Buccaneers 37 Steelers 13
Rams 24 Panthers 14
Seahawks 27 Cardinals 24
Chiefs 34 Bills 31
Eagles 27 Cowboys 24