Hey guess what? I’m back! No Purple Yeti Roar, no previews (yet), and not much fanfare. Let’s be real here, I’m distracted by the the Kansas City Royals actually being in a pennant race. But also I’m tired of the vlogging business. Plus the picks and the feedings felt a bit tired. But I’m back regardless with some tasty predictions. Continue reading Dart Board Predictions for 2014: From The Ashes Comes A New Set Of Arrows
Yup it’s time I wing them again. I don’t like making things ultra official and professional (note the website) and I will follow that same lack of format for another Pick It and Stick It Special. It’s Dart Board Predictions time! I don’t keep track so if you want to hit me up on the Twitterz (twitter.com/kccgd) or email ([email protected]) and let me know just how smart or dumb I am. So with that out of the way, let’s sharpen up the darts and start tossing. Get out of the way.
- I for some reason kept picking Joe Paterno and Bobby Bowden to kick the bucket on the field. I was wrong on both shots (but there’s a chance with Bobby still). This year I will predict that NO ONE will die on the field. Practice field doesn’t count. I know about the sickle cell.
- After capping off the offseason with a newly announced college football playoffs, college presidents will realize the folly of their way and go back the BCS system. The robots will be replaced by committee members.
- Brent Musburger starts to fade as he delves into dementia not unlike Keith Jackson 10 years ago. The only difference, he will still shill and sound super excited.
- Hey I picked a Big 12 Champion, so who will that champion play? Pretty easy, it’s BCS bowl bound for Oklahoma against Virginia Tech because Frank Beamer.
- So that means that the Hokies will win the ACC again and I’m not sure anyone will really care.
- With the WAC shutting down, you’ll see other lower tier conferences going away. I’m looking at you Sun Belt.
- Charlie Weiss will get so frustrated at Kansas, that his front butt will lash out and strike a player. Unlike his almost twin in old head coach Mark Mangino, no one will seem to care about it. Poor blowhard Weiss.
- The Big East will be renamed to The Big after they finish this year announcing new members Hawaii and Japan.
- Texas A&M and Missouri do okay in the SEC this year. After they get done cleaning up the table when the big boys are done.
- Mike Leech trades his sword in for a bow and arrow and starts pegging apples at Washington State. This somehow inspires Wazzu to double their wins to 2.
- USC will walk into the Pac 12 as the favorite and will more than likely walk out the winner. Oregon lost so much except those tasty uniforms.
- But Matt Barkley will not win the Heisman Trophy. The consolation? The next contestant on The Bachelor.
- Who will win the Heisman? It’s a quarterback sport anymore so I think it will be someone from the that position. I see Geno Smith nailing with Collin Klein coming in second. Such a homer pick.
- Speaking of Kansas State, Bill Snyder will live through the year and see a bowl win finally. Maybe in the Beef O’Bradys Bowl.
- Craig James will spew out some nonsense and get accepted to the Green Party’s ticket for president alongside Rosanne Barr.
- I really do think this may be Michigan’s year for a Big 10 title. Unfortunately as soon as they step on that stage, they will instantly be overhyped and lose out in the Rose Bowl.
- About 100 more players will be suspended due to mysterious ‘team rules’ epidemic going around.
- I will not win Pick It and Stick It again this year. I’m hedging my bet right now and will be saying ‘Called It!’ in December.
- USC will face LSU and win in the BCS National Championship Game. Only because USC did me so well in EA Sports NCAA College Football and LSU just doesn’t have it, much to the chagrin of everything SEC.
- Finally, super predictor Phil Steele will rip off most of my predictions from this column and discredit everything else he did in 2012.
Yes, it’s the 2010 edition and first ever annual KC College GameDay Year End Reviewards! What’s a revieward? Welp, it’s a half assed attempt to round up the year in review and then dole out some nameless awards out to who or what I think mattered in the year of college football. It applies to the regular season only as I really don’t want to come back to this. At any rate, I’m shooting from the hip so all you midgets our there better watch your heads.
Perusing the news feeds throughout the week, I couldn’t help but notice the over abundance of items talking about the renewed rivalry of Notre Dame and Michigan. That rivalry is one built with years of contests and traditions. But most of the articles talked about how it was renewed. How? They play each other every year. Is this because Notre Dame is ranked and looking for a BCS run? Usually the shoe is on the other foot with Michigan pushing through the Big 10 and gunning for BCS. So why is it getting so much press this week? It’s very simple. Because college football needs this rivalry.
College football is what it is today because of schools playing each other every year for over 50 years. The tradition of going against a familiar foe and claiming bragging rights for your school is why college football draws the bank that it does. So when Notre Dame and Michigan suit up today for the 37th time, remember that they first played each other in 1887. That’s about 122 years ago. So when they trot on that field today, they carry on their shoulders a history of competition older than Brent Musberger. This is the linchpin of college football.
Of course, we would be remiss to mention that there really isn’t any other big games going on this week. Most rivarly games are played another week. For the ranked teams, the only marquee match up is USC heading to the horse shoe and playing Ohio State. So the pick of teams to talk about this week is pretty weak. Especially because of the big games from last week. There were Top 20 upsets and down to the wire games for BCS contenders last week. This week seems pretty lame comparatively..
But college football needs these two teams. We were lucky enough that it is quiet enough to hear about the Wolverines and the Fighting Irish. For the Wolves, they need to get better fast. The Big 10 needs them to be elite much more than college football. Nowadays, people talk about how weak the Big 10 is. Sure they have Ohio State and sometimes Penn State, but without Michigan and their tradition (the winningest team in history) people will always scoff at the Big 10 and turn their noses at them. As for the Irish, it’s been years since they even mattered. There’s no patience up in South Bend. Just look at Ty Willingham. So the vaunted Charlie Weiss led Notre Dame Fighting Irish need to manufacture a BCS trip or face falling back in mediocrity. It’s been way too long for them. They even set up a cupcake schedule because they know they’ll make it on name alone.
That’s where we are at today. In a couple hours, the whole nation will watch an 18th ranked team travel to an unranked team’s home and play football. Usually in a bigger week with tougher matchups, this game would be overlooked. Usually teams with higher rankings would get the national rub and this one would be pushed to regional action. But this is Notre Dame. This is Michigan. This is a history rich in competition. This is college football. We’re lucky enough to see it.