in just 10 more days we will have ourselves a good ole' fashioned, drunk as hell off beer and blood lust, College Football Saturday. MB get the booze and wings ready! maybe the Chick-fil-a Nugget platter might be in order too. anyways, this season i plan on adding the element of gambling to my Saturday booze and rage extravaganza. so here are a couple of predictions for the first Saturday in September.
first off Upset alert. i see one top 25 team going down quicker than a cast member off Rock Of Love. and that team is UGA. The Georgia Bulldogs will/ARE going to lose to Oklahoma State. i've been saying it for months and i am sticking to my guns, they've got an offense that can put up some points (ask BAMA) against a UGA team whose replacing alot of players on the front lines as well as the secondary, they've got a mobile QB (which always gives the Bulldogs trouble), and they've got a beast at wide receiver in Adarius Bowman who is 6 foot 4 and caught 12 touchdowns last year. UGA has alot more talent but i don't know if they'll be ready for a team that's on the rise and looking to prove themselves.
the worst case scenario of course for me is that UGA is gonna make Oklohoma State wish they'd started the year off with a Sun Belt team and the top 25 team that ends up getting beaten by a Big 12 school will in fact be Auburn losing to Kansas State. if that happens I'll probably be too depressed to care about what happens with the Dawgs.
the marquee matchup of week one is Tennessee at California. Cal has alot to prove after the solid beatdown that the Vols handed them in the opener last year, i pretty much expect much of the same this time too. those Tedfordbots play well against Pac-10 teams, but should they face anyone from another BCS conference they tend to fold like lawn chairs.
and the winner for longest fucking game of the day will probably belong to the contest between Arizona and BYU, especially now that Arizona is gonna be running that Texas Tech pass happy attack not to mention those Mormons love to sling it as well. this game could push 5 hours with all the clock stoppage from incomplete passes considering the Cougars are breaking in a new QB. should be high scoring though, which can make the passage of time seem less draining.