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Luckily that one game , Alabama over Kent State, was the only one that really mattered.

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If you look closer

The Bulldogs have more weapons

Broncos will be stunned

Both teams missing stars

But the Ducks’ rapid-fire pace

Will break LSU

Another prognostication from the best blog in the nation. I heard those two talking heads Palmer & Pollock on ESPN jibberjabbering about how OSU will still walk away with 9 or 10 wins this season.

WRONG.

Not only will OSU drop their 3 “real” games (Nebraska, Wisconsin & Michigan), they’ll also get pasted by Michigan State & will barely get past Penn State. Yup, the Big 10 will now be comprised of Legends, Leaders & LOSERS.

Welcome to the 1st installment of our weekly upset prediction. To kick the season off right, we’re jumping right in with…

James Madison Tars North Carolina: Yep, the Tarheels will stumble coming out the gates against a team that got it’s swagger back after derailing VaTech last year.

Gophers Are Golden in SoCal: Kiffin & company still owe a back-payment of karma for literally running away from the mess they made in Tennessee, & make another delinquent payment vs Minnesota. And that brings us to our final prediction…

Hey Vols! Sorry guys. I see a horrific vision of a grizzly bear attack. Montana starts the party by mauling Tennessee.

Tune in next week for more prognostication from the best blog in the nation!

Another Week 1 matchup with far-reaching implications. Naturally, if they win, Boise State will crow to the world that they can hang with the SEC. If Georgia wins, Mark Richt will most likely have job security for another year & the Dawgs will join  ‘SC & Florida as contenders for the SEC East. Pray tell, let us examine the keys to this most intriguing clash of ugly uniforms.

Isaiah Crowell should probably be healed up in time for the game. That’s good news for Georgia, who will need a solid performance from their RBs in order to control the pace of the game against high-flying BSU. They know there’s no way they can survive a slugfest with the Broncos. And the Broncos know they know. And Georgia knows the Broncos know they know.

But this will be Isaiah Crowell’s first college game. It’s a lot to ask, throwing a true freshman in as your starter in your season opener. Throwing him in as your starter against a #5-ranked team that’s more desperate for respect than a fresh fish on the yard in San Quentin? Could spell trouble.

No blue-on-blue for BSU in this game. I was glad to hear that Boise State won’t be allowed to wear blue uniforms on it’s blue turf during conference games. For one thing, it gives me a headache. For another, it’s a legitimate issue of unfair advantage. Why do hunters wear Mossy Oak? Same principle. Call me crazy, call me bitter, call me paranoid (just don’t call me late for supper) but I think that without the blue camo, BSU has one less weapon in their arsenal.

This is basically half of BSU’s schedule. The only other top-25 team on their schedule? A week-9 home game against TCU. Unless Nevada steps up again & corrals the Broncos, they’ll be cruising for most of the season. To that end, they”ll probably throw the kitchen sink at Georgia. Look for some fucked-up hook’n’shoot action if the game stays close.

Rebuilding or not, this is still an SEC team. Last year I sat there amid a pile of beer cans & celebrated as Nevada edge out the Broncos. No disrespect to the Wolf Pack, but the WAC is a far cry from the SEC. If we can agree on that point, than we must concede that a mid-level SEC team should be able duplicate the success of a top-tier WAC team. The Bulldogs may not be the pick of the litter in the SEC, but they should be able to protect it from intruders.

My bold prediction? The Broncos will have a long plane ride back to Idaho after being edged out in a thriller that puts Georgia back on the map.

Lastly, in all seriousness, we say goodbye to Georgia’s beloved mascot, who passed away from lymphoma earlier this year. He’ll be watching from Heaven as his team makes history.

Uga VIII, 2009-2011.

Oregon-LSU preview

Posted: August 23, 2011 in NCAA Football
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The first weekend of the the season already brings us a pivotal matchup. Two top-5 teams, both with realistic nation title aspirations, facing off at a neutral site. Let’s break down the key components to the game…

LSU will probably have more key players in jail than Oregon. The Ducks will be without their pothead leadfoot star cornerback, but their QB seems to have talked his way out of hot water. Hey, who hasn’t fallen asleep in the passenger seat while your friend, stoned off his ass, drives over 100 mph through the Pacific Northwest with a suspended license. LSU, on the other hand, has to find a way to wrangle the Baton Rouge legal system into not pressing charges against the Tigers QB, who jumped into a drunken streetfight & curbstomped a downed brawler.

The game will be played on artificial turf. This means that a) the Ducks will easily be able to work their infamous speed into the game, & b) Les Miles will be unable to eat grass when things get tense in the 4th quarter.

The game will be played indoors. Oregon should feel right at home, since their recently-donated practice facility is probably bigger, brighter, cleaner & better-maintained than Dallas Cowboys Stadium. LSU will be away from the safe confines of Death Valley, & will have to soldier on without the crowd noise & humidity that they traditionally hold up their sleeves.

Oregon’s players will be stoned, while LSU’s will be hung over. That high-grade Oregon bud will be stored in the Ducks’ fat cells, releasing THC into their brains as the game wears on. LSU will be shaking off the effects of the previous night’s tour of Dallas strip-clubs. Look closely & you’ll see the hand-stamps from the night before.

All this leads us to one inevitable conclusion: Oregon will beat LSU, 30-20. Take it to the bank!

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