My friend Randy laughed at me.
The CPA, after yelling at me for waking her up at 1 a.m., scoffed at me.
No one believed after a late-season Ohio State home loss to Illinois that there was a chance to advance to the national title game, but I saw a way!
OK OK, so I just mapped out the way, all those pathetic teams afraid of the No. 1 or 2 spot in the polls really made this week possible.
OSU has a chance, with either a Missouri loss to Oklahoma, or a West Virginia defeat at the hands of Pitt, to play for another national championship.
Both games are to be played Saturday night, and I’d venture to say the Big 12 title game will be as watched in Columbus, Ohio as anywhere else in the country, including Norman and Columbia!
Who knew Oklahoma, Oregon, Kansas, LSU and Arizona State would all lose within a three week period? Did I leave anyone out? I assume so as crazy as this year has been.
If OSU and WVU square off in the title game in New Orleans we’ll preview the event with a Hatfield and McCoy-type vigor. It’ll be time for the Buckeyes to sew up another border — since that one up north seems to be taken care of — and my Mountaineer cousin Cassie, clearly the black sheep of the family, and I will square off with the reasons why our respective alma maters have the best chance.
Brian pulled a fast one and picked the 49ers to actually win a game. I don’t know how much he paid the Cardinals’ Neil Rackers to miss that 32-yard field goal, or Kurt Warner to fumble in the end zone after throwing for nearly 500 yards, but it worked out for him and he got the win.
The CPA 11-5
Big Game 8-8
The CPA 114
Big Game 108
Green Bay (10-1) at Dallas (10-1)
Houston (5-6) at Tennessee (6-5)
Jacksonville (8-3) at Indianapolis (9-2)
San Diego (6-5) at Kansas City (4-7)
Atlanta (3-8) at St. Louis (2-9)
NY Jets (2-9) at Miami (0-11)
Detroit (6-5) at Minnesota (5-6)
Seattle (7-4) at Philadelphia (5-6)
Buffalo (5-6) at Washington (5-6)
San Francisco (3-8) at Carolina (4-7)
Denver (5-6) at Oakland (3-8)
Cleveland (7-4) at Arizona (5-6)
NY Giants (7-4) at Chicago (5-6)
Tampa Bay (7-4) at New Orleans (5-6)
Cincinnati (4-7) at Pittsburgh (8-3)
New England (11-0) at Baltimore (4-7) Pts._____
Miami (rest easy, 1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
New England 48
New England (59)
New England 56
New England 45
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