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I told the ladies it was time to go bowling, they obviously misunderstood, but who am I to argue!

Let me start today by saying that for those of you that don’t believe that dreams can come true, they did for me last Sunday. I pulled off a perfect trifecta that included the NFL, NBA, and NCAA pigskin. But most importantly, the Templeton Rye fairy visited me(I had a bottle in my liquor cabinet, close enough) and I was sucking down TR presses for the better part of 8 hours on Sunday Funday. To relive the dream, and the Sunday Funday pics, CLICK HERE!

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And now, for the first time in several weeks this Saturday actually feels like a college football Saturday again. With 3 big games that feature good perennial power, I know where my azz will be sittin’ most of the day.

By land or by air, #5 knows how to get it done!

West Virginia -2 @ North Carolina

I still haven’t found any living proof that the ACC or the Big East had teams that knew how to become a great team throughout the year. It seemed like every time one of them was on a roll, instead of gaining confidence they became afraid of losing. But 2 aspects of this game are very clear to me today. The first, the Mountaineers know about the post season and the preparation that goes with it. Bill Stewart has proven he can win in a bowl game, but Butch Davis’ boys might try to enjoy the atmosphere more than focus on the game.

Score, score, and score some more, our friend Paris and the Mountaineers have something in common.

Secondly, I love almost any team that relies on the run in a bowl game. West Virginia gets 217 yards a game on the ground. With an offense led by Pat White at QB, and followed by lightning quick Noel Devine, it makes this stat even better. We all know that Pat has more experience than Jenna Jameson in a studio, and that will prove extremely valuable at getting the spread offense going and moving the ball down the field early. With nearly a month off, I think both teams will struggle early in the air, and unfortunate for the Tar Heels, they are relying on Shaun Draughn who only manages 65 yards a game. WV wins 31-17.

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Home whites mean 'W's for the Buckeyes, but more importantly road blues have meant 2 losses for Huggy

West Virginia @ Ohio State -3

I don’t think the roundball Mountaineers are going to fare as well today as the pigskin squad. Having to travel to play the Buckeyes is never fun, especially when they happen to be undefeated. With Turner, Diebler, and Lighty dominating the guard play, this will pose some serious issues for West Virginia, primarily because Johnie West and Joe Mazulla(both backup guards) aren’t going to be playing today. This leaves all of the guard work for starters Alex Ruoff and Daryl Bryant, both of which are relied on to carry the burden on the offensive end. This really affects Bryant since he is only used to 22 minutes a game. I see OSU pulling away in the last 10 minutes from the tired legs of Huggy Bears squad. OSU wins 67-57.

Look at dem eyes, can you say no to that?


Wisconsin teased to +12 @ Florida State
I don’t have enough confidence in the ‘Sconsin defense to think that they can pull off the win today, but I do believe that their offense has been on enough of a roll to keep it within 12 points. John Clay and PJ Hill will help the Badgers control the tempo and take the pressure off the rest of the group. In the last 5 games, Bielema’s group has averaged over 35 points a game, and I don’t see a loosey goosey Seminole defense to change it much. This could be high scoring, so don’t forget about the 52 point over.
Much like her, the Cal Bears are fully developed, what a wonderful world we live in!

Miami @ Cal teased to -4.5
I luv this one under a touchdown. The Bears have been putting up points recently, but I really like their defense. Any team that can hold USC and Oregon to 17 and 16 points is one with talent and depth. I look for them to pressure the young Hurricane offense early and often, which has consistently shown it doesn’t have the firepower to dump more than 25 points on even the worst teams. I really believe that Miami will show its youth today, much like it did at the end of the year.
Grab a swing and a drink and I promise good things will happen!

Posted by Greg Gamble on December 27, 2008 7:51 AM |


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