|Posted on February 2, 2010 at 12:42 PM|
The last week of the year and the first week of the New Year are some of the most spectacular weeks for me. It is time to kick back and watch some of the best football using my satellite Dish. College Football is what I mean. It usually starts around the week of December 25th, and continues until the big championship sometimes early January. The Big championship, appropriately titled Bowl Championship Series (BCS) National Championship, is scheduled this year to be between Texas and Alabama on January 8th.
How did they get there:
After finishing last season very strong with a victory against Ohio State, the Texas Longhorns are back for more. Their most challenging game was against Nebraska on December 5th; they cruised through the rest of their schedule. They scored a total of 529 points, and allowed only 197. Texas knows that they will have their work cut out for them. In order to win, they will need Colt McCoy to handle the offense better than how he did against Nebraska. They will also need to have an answer against Alabama’s running game.
After a not-so good experiment as Miami Dolphins head coach, Nick Saban has revived his coaching career with Alabama Crimson’s football team. Alabama has posted its second consecutive perfect regular season. Unlike last year, they hope Mark Ingram, the 2009 Heisman Trophy winner, will help them avoid the same embarrassment as last year when they lost two straight games (SEC Championship game, and the Sugar Bowl). In order to win, the Crimson will need to limit Colt McCoy’s abilities on defense, and let Mark Ingram’s play dictate how to proceed on offense.
I opened up this column by predicting that the Red Sox would make it to the American League Championship Series (they lost in the Division Series to the Angels). I went on to predict that the Patriots need to win three games in November (they won two). My resolution is to do better predicting games. Alabama wins.
Happy Holidays to all!