Who Should They Vote For?

It’s Election Day in these United States and everyone has a huge choice in front of them. Do you vote for an experienced leader, a quirky guy that nobody takes seriously, or an excellent motivator with a checkered past? No matter who you vote for make sure you vote early and vote often.

I will not get into a political discussion here but college football pollsters will likely take into account points that resonate in this presidential election and that is just wrong. Voters should only consider a team’s on-the-field performance but these idiots are human and will let emotion and connections get involved.
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Start Watching The Polls Again


Two convincing wins in a row and we are back in the Top 25, bitches. We sit at 20th in the AP, 22nd in the Harris, and 25th in the BCS because the computers absolutely HATE us. All we have to do is continue to win and we will be back in the Top 15. (Just call me Captain Obvious)

The Snarkiest MNC Live Blog In History

Anyone can live blog the National Championship. Most will try, too. But it takes a true cynic, however, to do it as snarkily (note: may or may not be a word) as I plan on doing it. Trust me, I sincerely promise to sarcastically hate on everything and everyone. Things might get a little uncomfortable, even, but believe me when I say that will not stop me. The snark shall continue.

So, this is your heads up. Be sure to tune in around game time as I crack open my first beer and let all my pent up frustration out on two totally undeserving teams, a terrible officiating crew, and THom Brennaman. See, it’s started already.

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Wooo, Pig Sooey!


Today, we are all Arkansas fans. Or as Les Miles calls it, ar-Kansas. He’s a bright one.

Either way, an Arkansas win basically allows us to control our own destiny. While it wouldn’t be the sexiest national championship game (WVU vs. Missouri/Kansas/Ohio State), I think we’d all take it in a heartbeat. So, again, if you’re fluent in voodoo or other black magic, and I know you are, focus your attention against LSU.

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BCS Rhymes With Mess

Stewart Mandel has a reasonably good look at the current BCS picture, also known as the Great Clusterfuck of 2007.

So long, Oklahoma. Welcome back, West Virginia.In the latest wrinkle to this year’s ever-changing national title race, the 9-1 Mountaineers not only got a much-needed road win at Cincinnati on Saturday night but benefited greatly from the Sooners’ 34-27 loss at Texas Tech. Now, West Virginia, which figures to move up to No. 4 in the new BCS Standings following its 28-23 win at Cincinnati, needs those same Sooners to turn around and win the Big 12 championship.

Obviously, the Oklahoma loss was just about the best we could have hoped for on Saturday. Assuming Sooner QB Sam Bradford is OK and they go on to beat Oklahoma State next weekend, Oklahoma should be favored against either Missouri or Kansas. That game will be played in San Antonio, meaning Oklahoma will have a decided home-field advantage (say, as opposed to the 2006 edition which was held in Kansas City).

That just gets us started. Though there shouldn’t be any surprises, we’ll back back later this evening with a full recap of both the game and the newly released BCS standings.

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Dare I Say It?

You’ll get the full rundown later this morning, but for now, I have just one thing on my mind…


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Thanks Arizona, Arizona +11.5


Yes, that’s right, Arizona has defeated the #2 ranked Oregon Ducks. Arizona, known for it’s high deserts, John McCain, and undefended illegal border crossings, now can claim an even bigger prize: helper of Mountaineer football (and my bank account). After the #1 LSU Tigers and #2 Whoever Survives The Big-12 Jaysoogers, the Mountaineers effectively rank #3 in the BCS.

So, you’re asking yourself, what is the best case scenario? Well, here it is (all points assuming we win out):

  1. LSU loses the SEC Championship Game, most likely Georgia…in the Georgia Dome. Odds: 2-1.
  2. Oklahoma loses on the road to Texas Tech. Anything can happen with Texas Tech. Oklahoma then goes on to win the Big 12 Championship. Odds: 6-1.
  3. LSU loses on the road this weekend to Ole Miss. Odds: 8-1.
  4. Missouri loses on the road this weekend to Kansas State. Classic trap game. If this happens, and Missouri can beat both Kansas and Oklahoma, we go to the National Championship game. Odds: 12-1.

Taken individually, each is unlikely to happen. Considered together, however, there is a decent probability that one of these will happen. Of course, there are other scenarios, but these seem to be the four most likely.

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