Football: Big NFL Games and Quick College Thoughts


Redskins vs. Eagles

The Skins and the Eagles

face off Sunday or shall we say Donovan vs. Vick. Let’s not waste

time with background stories that you are well aware of. Donovan never

fully got it done in Philly. No one remembers the guy who almost one

the game before the big game. When Mike Vick was the last one to practice

and the first one to leave, he was still leading his team to playoff

victories off natural talent and no work ethic at all. Now that Vick

is spending more time in the film room and less in the champagne room,

he’s balling. It’s quite evident with his 110.2 QB rating. Vick

will outplay Donovan and the Eagles will win this one easy. Donovan

will be left looking like the divorcee who is still bitter with a new

but uglier girl and Philly has moved on with a dime!

Florida vs. Alabama

Can you beat Mark Ingram

at home? Ingram was sensational leading Alabama to victory against a

game Arkansas team this past weekend. Big time players, make big time

plays and with repeat title aspirations on the line, Ingram delivered.

Florida has not been the juggernaut they have been in recent years,

but they are still Florida and that means something. The Gators are

full of speed and elite talent, but they have not gelled yet. John Brantley,

in his first big game will have to deliver especially if Jeff Demps

does not play. Janoris Jenkins vs. Julio Jones will be a big time matchup

for the next decade much less this Saturday. If Florida can survive

the first quarter and force Bama to pass they have a chance on the road.

If Ingram has the ball with the game on the line, they do not. This

one is too close to call, but we’ll take Florida on the road.

Oklahoma vs. Texas

Heading into the Red

River Shootout, Texas was humbled by a supposedly average UCLA squad.

The good news is that UCLA didn't hang 66 on the “short” horns like

they did the last time they visited Austin. Oklahoma looked impressive

against FSU, but have struggled against talent they should have dominated

in Utah State, Air Force and a rebuilding Cincinnati squad. The Bearcats

are no pushover, but the Sooners should have rolled them instead of

sliding by with a single digit victory. The lethargic play of both teams

against their lackluster preseason schedules has taken some of the luster

off the game this year. Texas cannot run the ball or stop the run as

they were exposed against UCLA. Oklahoma’s Landry Jones looks good

one minute and lame the next. Look for OU to establish the run game

with Demarco Murray and make light work of a Texas team that is a year

away still. BOOMER SOONER!!!! s?x??


Stanford vs. Oregon 

Oregon is the well-oiled

Bugatti sports car scoring damn near a point a minute this season. Stanford

is the old Chevy work truck that batters and bruises its opponents over

and over again. Which style will prevail? However, before I get to that…..if

I am an elite pro-style quarterback on the west coast. I must play for

Jim Harbaugh. I know you see that he has Andrew Luck looking like a

$60 million dollar QB right now. Oregon’s Derron Thomas and LaMichael

James are scorching up the scoreboards in Chip Kelleys offense, but

look for the surprise to be Stanford to win with their deadly accurate

QB and dominant run game. Oregon got cut up by Arizona State last week

and stole a win in Tempe. Look for Stanford to really give Oregon a

good whipping and for Luck to bounce back from an average performance

against Notre Dame. Cardinal by 17!