Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Talk amongst yourselves

The college football coaches' poll has been out for a few days. Fall practices have begun. Instant replay is on the way in the major conferences. Division I-A games start Sept. 1, a little more than three weeks from today.

Quite simply, it's time for a preseason open thread. Who will win the national championship? Who will win the SEC? How will the in-state teams fare? Will Beano Cook make it through an entire ESPN appearance without mentioning Penn State coach Joe Paterno? And how long before my blog-based poll becomes a component of the Bowl Championship Series?



Anonymous Anonymous said...

SEC: Tennessee
BIG 12: Texas (thank God they finally beat Oklahoma)
(no other conferences matter)

National champ: Texas


1:58 AM  
Blogger Jay said...

In the SEC, I think Auburn will be down, Bama will do decently but its fans will be disappointed, and Vanderbilt might actually win more than two games, thanks to Jay Cutler, the best QB in the SEC, and the advent of instant replay, so refs can stop screwing Vandy out of a win or two each season.

9:37 AM  
Blogger Hanging by the News said...

Bama fans are always disappointed when the team doesn't win the national title. (And I'm speaking as a Bama fan and graduate!) I think a 6-5 season is doable, but who knows - maybe we'll get a few surprise wins this season.

As far as the national champion, I'm guessing we'll again have at least three teams deserving to play in the Big Game, so at least one team's fans will be disappointed. A playoff system is long overdue.

12:37 PM  
Blogger Altoid said...

I wouldn't be a true Alabama fan if I didn't say we would win the National Title game this year, so I think Bama will win it. Watch Va Tech & Texas too.

3:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yo, Altoid, I lost my homer blinders...can I borrow yours?

Yeah...RTR anyway.


2:06 AM  
Blogger MerryMadMonk said...

Sep 3 Georgia Tech (Auburn) - Auburn soundly thumps Georgia Tech
Sep 10 Mississippi State (Auburn) - Auburn embarrasses Miss State
Sep 17 Ball State (Auburn) - Auburn squeaks by (they got caught napping)
Sep 24 Western Kentucky (Auburn) - Auburn demolishes (no napping this time)
Oct 1 South Carolina (Auburn) - Auburn is victim of Gamecock shock, Steve Spurrier
Oct 15 at Arkansas (Fayetteville, AR) - Auburn wins by a field goal
Oct 22 at LSU (Baton Rouge, LA) - Auburn wins game, loses fight outside Death Valley
Oct 29 Ole Miss (Auburn) - Auburn wins, Tuberville grins
Nov 5 at Kentucky (Lexington, KY) - Auburn smashes Kentucky
Nov 12 at Georgia (Athens, GA) - Auburn gets smashed by Georgia
Nov 19 Alabama (Auburn) - Auburn weeps

Sep 3 Middle Tennessee (Tuscaloosa) - Brody Coyle throws 5 TD passes, Bama rolls
Sep 10 Southern Miss (Tuscaloosa) - Brody Coyle throws 6 TD passes, injured in the final 2 minutes, out for at least 8 weeks after Shula insists on keeping him in even though Bama is up by 6 TDs.
Sep 17 at South Carolina (Columbia, SC) - Bama learns about Gamecock shock, falls to Spurrier, Bama fans call for Shula's head, lament the loss of Brody Coyle
Sep 24 Arkansas (Tuscaloosa) - Bama cracks the Nutt and the Razorbacks, Bama fans say Shula rocks
Oct 1 Florida (Tuscaloosa) - Bama stuns Florida, welcomes Urban Meyer to the SEC, Shula made honorary mayor of Tuscaloosa
Oct 15 at Ole Miss (Oxford, MS) - Bama whips Ole Miss
Oct 22 Tennessee (Tuscaloosa) - Bama gets revenge on Fat Phil and the hillbillies, Shula for Governor signs start to crop up throughout the state
Oct 29 Utah State (Tuscaloosa) - Bama barely, just barely wins, Shula for Governor signs disappear
Nov 5 at Mississippi State (Starkville, MS) - Bama wins, Miss St still winless
Nov 12 LSU (Tuscaloosa) - Bama loses when Shula calls for a fake punt on LSU's 20 yard line, a distraught Bama fan sets fire to his new land yacht RV and attacks sports talking head, Paul Finebaum, when Finebaum asks him if it's OK to have a weeny roast with some of his LSU buddies.
Nov 19 at Auburn (Auburn, AL) - Brody Coyle comes into the game in the final 30 seconds of the 4th quarter with Bama up by 2 TDs -- his first time on the field since his injury in the Southern Miss game -- and after 1 play, lies writhing on the field from yet another injury.

Bama loses to Tennessee in the SEC Championship game when Mike Shula insists on playing Brody Coyle even though Brody has a cast on his throwing arm. Brody fumbles 7 times and is intercepted 11 times. Bama fans are last seen chasing Mike Shula with buckets of tar and bags of feathers. Paul Finebaum leaves hospital from Nov 12 attack.

10:28 AM  
Blogger Alabamian said...

Game over. Monk wins.

1:40 PM  
Blogger MerryMadMonk said...

thankya thankya ...
and that would be Brodie Croyle, NOT Brody Coyle his cousin .. sheesh, but who cares? :p

6:26 PM  

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