Damn right Joe Pa, damn right.
I was unbelievably busy yesterday during the early part of the afternoon. After all of the work and other assorted tasks subsided, I decided that I deserved to leave work a little early on a Friday. So that's exaclty what I did...blog entry be damned. Of course, I was riddled with guilt over shirking my responsibilities. So much so that I had to get hammered and forget about it all last night. Only my guilt didn't subside the way my hangover has this afternoon. With that in mind I am going to put up a quick bunch of picks for today's slate of games, which is exemplary by the way.
I'll only tackle games that haven't started yet because...that would be cheating.
USC-Notre Dame: I hate Notre Dame and think the constant criticism on USC borders on sublime in it's hilarity. I also think Notre Dame will jump out to an early lead. Too bad the game is 4 quarters long instead of two. USC wins by two touchdowns.
Penn State-Michigan: Michigan sucks, that much has been established at this point in the season. Penn State is ALOT better than anybody realized, especially on defense. However, Penn Sate struggled on the road against an underrated Northwestern team and I think they're due for a few costly turnovers from their offense in this road game. Michigan on a late field goal.
Florida-LSU: This game scares the shit out of me. LSU's D-Line is big, fast and talented, just like LSU QB JaMarcus Russell. The problem with Russell is that he still has to use his brain to read coverages and make the right audibles. I wouldn't be surprised to see Florida mix in some zone coverages to try and confuse Russell. However they do it, the Gators have to force LSU to beat them threw the air. I'm not quite sure why but I've got a good feeling about the Gators in this one. Florida by 4.
Louisville-West Virginia: This could be the Big East Championship game. By a show of hands, who cares? Oh! Okay...nobody. That seems about right. Louisville isn't the '89 Niners like many would have had us believe earlier this season, but they are better than any of the other schlubs in the Big East (Yes, you too USF). This will get ugly and in a hurry. Louisville.
St. Louis-Houston: I'd love to say that St. Louis will take back homefield advantage this afternoon but I've got little to no confidence in Matt Morris at this point in his career. It's too bad because he was once on the edge of being a dominant #1 starter...five years ago. St. Louis is going to get at least one win in Houston, just not today. Astros by 3.
Alright, I've got some interesting 4th quarters to get to, namely OSU-MSU and Bama-Ole Miss.