Yes, I should have done this last week, but there are a lot of things I should have done last week instead of absolutely nothing. So, even though 60% of the BCS games have been played, who is here I am (and was) pulling against:
Bret Bielema - from hanging 70 points on Austin Peay and Northwestern, to putting up 83 points on Indiana, to the unneccessary 2-point conversion against Minnesota, Beilema has set himself up for some serious comeuppance. Football has a strange karmic sense about it, which means payback will probably come in a much greater form than a two-point loss to TCU.
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl – Nothing against the good people of Glendale, but I’ve never been a big fan of the Fiesta. After all these years, it still doesn’t seem to belong among the Rose, Sugar and Orange. This year’s epic tilt between Oklahoma and UConn certainly didn’t help (although I realize that’s not all their fault). Now that they have a shiny new stadium in Dallas, the Cotton Bowl needs to be returned to its rightful place among the top tier bowls. Or, re-rename the Chik-fil-a Bowl back to the Peach and give Atlanta a BCS game #nevergonnahappen.
Virginia Tech’s Uniforms – Nike and Virginia Tech, please stop. There is no combination of orange, white and whatever that other color is (maroon, really?) that is going to look good. Ever.
Jim Harbaugh – Nobody is this likeable. I’m very suspicious. There must be something dark and disturbing he is hiding…
Terrell Pryor – A case study for not paying college athletes. The only guy who can make Kirk Herbstreit a sympathetic figure (not because I don’t like him, but because he’s so darned handsome), Pryor used the money he gained from selling his possessions to get a tattoo. Hardship, indeed.
Cam Newton and Auburn – If you don’t get this one, you must be new to the TRC blog. Welcome.