Editor's Note--My stars that was ever so close to being undefeated. For some of you, it was, in the NFL, if you received 7 points with the New York/New Jersey Jets. But lets call it 4-2 overall to be more than fair. Guess what? More bowl games and more neeeeeeeeeeeed NFL games. Johnny Harbaugh in Baltimore is griping that the NFL is being unfair, for moving starting times on many of the early games to create some nice drama when all the teams who neeeeeeeeeeeeeeed, play at the same time. Um, John Boy I think you're in the entertainment business. Now get back to "work" for all them millions. MMMMk? For Big D, those moving of the game times, was perhaps the best Christmas gift ever.....You'll see why in a second. Now here he is. The fancy man his damnself.....--R.B.
Yes Richie, we all hope you had a Merry Christmas and have an upcoming safe and healthy New Year. But in the meantime, there's work to be done. And by work, we mean winning.....Let's go in order....
Today, in the Sun Bowl, we aren't so sure why 7-5 nc state lays 6.5 to 7-5 ARIZONA STATE. Not sure if it's going to be sunny there either. It'll be sunny in your wallet come the end of that game though when you take the SUN DEVILS in the SUN Bowl. See?
Saturday in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl, we aren't sure why 10-2 Memphis "only" lays 4 to 7-5 IOWA STATE. Maybe it has to do with the CYCLONES of Ames, Iowa being 8-1-1 versus the spread. We smell something fishy, so we will takey take the 4.
Sunday, in the aforementioned neeeeeeeeeeeeeeed department? Thank you Mr. Goodell for moving Buffalo and San Diego and Atlanta and Seattle all at the same time. Why? Cause Buffalo, San Diego, and Seattle all neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed wins (and maybe help!) to make the playoffs. You know what that means don't you? MIAMI+2.5, OAKLAND+8, and ARIZONA+9 are our New Year's Eve winners. Oh the revelry and la di daaaas that will be going on Sunday Night!
But we arent done. Oh no. New Years Day. Sugar Bowl. N'awlins. Rematch. Not sure the proper respect is being given to the #1 team in the land from the team that was about 1 vote away from not making these playoffs. TIGERS of CLEMSON plus the 3.
So the happy New Year recap: Today: ARIZONA STATE+6.5 vs nc state, Saturday: IOWA STATE+4 vs memphis, Sunday: MIAMI+2.5 vs Buffalo, OAKLAND+8 @ san diego, and ARIZONA+9 @ seattle. Monday: CLEMSON+3 vs alabama.
And as we bid 2017 goodbye and hello to 2018, we wish you and yours the happiest and healthiest of times. We might not have gotten home by Christmas this year, but as the song goes, we will by New Years Night. Good luck and god bless.