The COMMITTEE of the NCAA Playoffs finally reared it’s ugly head as they laid out the playoffs for this season…… Alabama will play Ohio State….. and Oregon plays defending champion Florida State …….. now the problem with this…… and the committee has some explaining to do…… how can TCU move up from no.4 to no.3…….. and then get dropped to no.6 after the selection..….. why would they chose to do that…… is that fuzzy math……. kinda of like Bush Politics…… Fuzzy Math…… how could come up with that theory……. leaving out TCU……. I am sure TCU thought sitting at no.3 they were a shoe in after beating Iowa State 55-3……. very impressive. My question is how many members of the committee were from the Big Ten……. perhaps half the committee…… if so it explains why Ohio State sneak in with a win over Wisconsin 59-0…….. but Ohio State as 2007 will lose to Alabama, as they lost to LSU……. this game will be a blowout…. and no contest for the Crimson Tide…… Ohio State will lie down like they always have……… and even if they give Alabama a good game and try to make it close….. Alabama will still win…… all Ohio State can do is beat Alabama….. and then they can tell the whole world we told you sooooo…….. but I don’t see that happening. Oregon vs Florida State, good matchup……. could be a close game……
TCU Froghorns put on a clinic Thanksgiving Day as they beat the state rivals Texas Longhorns 48-10. Trevone Boykin passed for two touchdowns and ran for another, and TCU’s defense dominated the Longhorns and quarterback Tyrone Swoope, sending Texas to one of the worst home losses in program history.The win kept the Horned Frogs (10-1, 7-1, No. 6 in AP) in the hunt for their first Big 12 title. The question is whether it was impressive enough to impact the playoff standings, where they sit one spot out of contention for the national semifinals. “You want style points? The style points tonight were defense, turnovers, doing the things you needed to do,” TCU coach Gary Patterson said.
Today the Super Bowl Champions Pittsburgh Steelers Steel Curtain of 1974-75 will be getting together in Pittsburgh for their 40th reunion. I got a chance meet one of the Steel Curtain members Charles Davis, at a fine dining establishment in Houston,Texas about 3 weeks ago. Charles Davis did play at TCU as well, and I remember him telling me about when he played against Joe Ferguson who played college ball at Arkansas. Mr. Davis went on to say he was following Ferguson towards the sidelines and he knocked Joe out-of-bounds, both teams got really upset after the hit, and especially Ferguson as he came back and starting hitting his receivers for touchdowns and won the game. Mr. Davis also told me stories about how tough the Steel Curtain was and he mention names of Jack Ham, Jack Lambert, Dwight White, Ernie Holmes, L.C. Greenwood and Mean Joe Green.Everyone will always remember how mean Joe Greene was, but in the Coca Cola commercial he tosses the his jersey to the little kid after the game. I remember as a kid I was watching them on tv when they beat the Minnesota Viking and winning the Super Bowl 16-6. Fran Tarkenton was scrabbling all over the field trying to get away from the Steel Curtain.
I hope the Steel Curtain has a great time in Pittsburgh today, that defense had their way with ever one on the field back in the 70’s. Hats off to the Steel Curtain Pittsburgh Steelers.
LSU pulled out a victory on the road, and I am sure Les Miles could not be more proud of the football team. Texas AM scored the 1st touchdown and then LSU went to work and scored 20 unanswered points. Fournette tied up the score with a power run over Aggies db Matthews for 22 yard td. Then John Diarse caught a 10 yrd td from Jennings to make it 14-7, and Trent Domingue added a couple of field goals to put LSU up 20-7.
Texas AM did start a comeback with a field goal and td catch by AM Speedy Noles, to make it 20-17, the Aggies got the ball back after LSU went 3 and out. Aggies Qb thought he had a offside and a free play so he launch the ball down the field but Jalen Collins step into the long pass and picked it off to seal the game. As Jennings was starting to take a knee the 12 man started booing the Tigers for running out the clock. I must say being at College Station at Kyle Field was a fun experience the crowd was very loud, and the Yell Leaders were chanting and singing with the crowd the whole night. College Station a great place for football for sure.
‘Odell Beckham Jr’ Odell Beckham Jr, Catch odell beckham jr one handed catch Giants Vs Dallas Greatest catch EVER! Amazing catch by Odell Beckham,jr, but is anyone surprised, he did the same thing when he played at LSU.
Highlights of the Razorbacks beating the #17 Tigers 17-0. The Arkansas defense would hold LSU to a 123 yards of offense as they picked up their first shutout since 2006. The cold weather effected the Tigers. Arkansas faces Ole Miss this weekend.
LSU has a chance to play spoiler but it didn’t happen as they took Alabama to the wire and lost in OT, 20-13. Boy did the LSU Crowd roast Paul Finebaum at the SEC Nation on saturday in Baton Rouge. As a College Game Day fellow said on the sidelines after the game, Alabama and LSU are very young. The main thing is Alabama plays Mississippi State this weekend and that is probably gonna be the best game this season so far. Expect Dak Prescott ready for this game, and the Blake Sims to have a good game as well. I will say Mississippi State has the best front in the Nation on Defense, and will put pressure on Sims the whole day. I wonder if Sims flicker of the wrist passes will work against State’s secondary. I guess we will have to wait and see. I do see a high scoring game from both teams and not to much running of the football. If the Alabama Front on defense does not contain the Dak attack on the ground it could be a long afternoon. Alabama has receivers on the outside who can keep pace with the score. Cooper will have to have a big day for Alabama to win, he will have to do better than 83 yards which he produce against LSU. I would say LSU secondary did a good job against Cooper, State will have to do the same. In the playoff race Alabama has to win saturday to remain in the playoff hunt, if State loses they will probably drop to no.4 and still be in the playoff hunt. Depending on if Alabama and State wins out after this game, win or lose, both of them could still end up in the playoffs…… Florida State and Oregon will win out and will be in the playoffs.
This saturday LSU had a bye week, and they are getting ready for the showdown with Alabama. In the picture we can see Freshman Leonard Fournette dragging the Ole Miss defender down the field. Being on the sidelines you could tell the Ole Miss defense was small just like the Kentucky Wildcats and LSU matchup really well against Ole Miss especially when it came to running the ball. LSU offensive line push Ole Miss front four all over the field, but the LSU line was very big so that was a gimme. As we know Ole Miss got knocked off by Auburn last night 34-31 and the receiver for Ole Miss got his leg broken trying to extend a catch that look like a touchdown, but the ball was let go and Auburn recovered the ball in the endzone. The playoff committee knew what is was doing when they put Ole Miss and Auburn in the top 4, because they knew someone was going to lose the game, so that meant someone was gonna dropout of the top 4, so now it seems that Auburn will jump Florida State since they beat no.3 Ole Miss on the road, I would be surprised if the committee doesn’t put Auburn ahead of the Noles. The Oregon Ducks should slide into the no.4 position, so you got Miss State who struggle with Arkansas at home and did win 17-10 sitting at no.1, and I would put Auburn at no.2, Florida State at no.3, and the Oregon Ducks at no.4, I guess you could put Alabama at no.5 but that won’t last long because LSU will knock off Alabama in Tiger Stadium, actually the Tigers owe Nicky a loss in Tiger Stadium. So there you have it football fans, and all the Georgia Fans thought they would be in the playoffs, just say I told you so, the SEC East is not that strong. I was impressed with Florida knocking off Georgia, especially with all the bulldog fans talking like they were gonna win the SEC Title and go to the playoffs and face Alabama in the finals……. well we all wake up and small the coffee, even Georgia Fans wake up.
If you were present for the LSU vs Kentucky Game saturday night you probably had no idea what the outcome of the game would be at Tiger Stadium. After the 1st quarter LSU went up 21-0 it’s gonna be along night for the kickoff returners for Kentucky. I was talking to a Lady Tiger Basketball player before kickoff, and I told her I think this is gonna be a repeat of the Manziel Texas AM vs LSU Game from last year, actually it was better.
I was amazed to see my prediction turnout more than normal, you could just tell their was something in the air that night for LSU Football in Tiger Stadium. The night was right for a LSU Blowout. I spoke to some Kentucky fans before the game and they were looking for their 1st victory in Tiger Stadium since 1998, and they were pretty positive about beating LSU. Well the LSU Football team had other ideas. Leonard Fournette started things off with a 3 yard plunge into the endzone, and then LSU held Kentucky’s offense and next thing you know it Tre Davious White took off for a 67 yard punt return, the whole Tiger Stadium went mad. If White, Magee and Fournette have big games against Ole Miss, that might be a recipe for victory for the Tigers this saturday for Home Coming and College Game Day coming to Baton Rouge,La.
Magee also scored a couple of touchdowns with 258 all purpose yards, wr Druval hauled in a td catch as well for 32 yards from qb Jennings. LSU qb Jennings managed the game really well, and the defense cam to play as Kentucky tried little screens the whole night. I thought to myself after the 15th screen by Kentucky picking up a few yards, they should throw the ball down the field, Kentucky even tried the Wildcat a few times, imagine that Kentucky running the Wildcat offense which picked up some yardage but no touchdowns.
I know Kentucky had a rough night, but sometimes it’s good to stick what you know, Basketball….. and leave the Football to the big boys in the SEC West. I am sure Kentucky hasn’t seen a team like LSU the whole year, yeah they are just one of the many teams in the SEC West. I am sure LSU was tired of being talked down too, like the ESPN announcers who predicted Kentucky to beat LSU, and the one of the analytist from the SEC Network picked the Wildcats as well.
The stage is getting set for one of the biggest rivalries with Ole Miss at no.3 in the nation coming to Tiger Stadium to play the Bayou Bengals, oh and College Game Day is coming, and Macklemore is gonna perform at halftime, and it’s Home Coming. The stars and the planets are lining up, and their is gonna be something special in Tiger Stadium Saturday Night. If I was a betting man I would have to put my money on LSU saturday to pull off the upset, besides Ole Miss, LSU owes you from last year, just the roles are reverse alittle……. I am sure Miles and the Tigers love playing the underdog in Tiger Stadium…… as the Joker said in Batman, and here we goooooooo .