No putting off the inevitable, right. So, before we get this thing started, let me say congratulations to the LSU Tigers for winning what most claimed to be the Game of the Century.
It was undoubtedly a great game, although I thought the best game of the day was the ULL-ULM game.
But that’s just me.
As far as a Game of the Century II, I would love to LSU and Alabama meet again simply because I’m still not convinced one is really much better than the other, unlike the caller into the postgame show who said: “It was clear that LSU is the better team”.
Are you serious?
It was clear?
I must have missed most of the game when I was refilling my bowl of chili because I didn’t see either team dominating the other.
What was clear was that neither team could do anything offensively when they got past midfield, that and the fact that LSU CLEARLY has a better kicker.
Whatever the case, it was a great victory by the Tigers and they deserve all the accolades they’re receiving.
And who knows, maybe we’ll get to see a rematch.
Moving on, last week’s football contest was just as interesting as the Big Game.
Mike Rougeau took top honors, missing just four games, while Freddie Yokum missed five to earn second-place honors by virtue of the tiebreaker.
Oddly enough, most of the contestants, including most of the ones at the top of the leader board, missed between 7-9 games. That would include me with eight losses.
I’m sure it will get a lot more interesting as these last few weeks play out.
Let’s see how we can do this week:
Notre Dame over De La Salle – Go against the Pios in the first round? Never.
Jennings over Crowley – I am so hoping for the upset here, but I can’t bring myself to pick it.
Church Point over Rayne – This one could get interesting. If the Bears haven’t come down to earth after the big victory over Eunice last week, the Wolves have a shot.
Richwood over Westlake – Westlake had an unbelievable second half last week and the Rams are capable of putting up points. But on the road, I’ll take the more athletic team.
Welsh over Lake Arthur – A district rematch. Welsh won the first meeting by a boatload.
Mandeville over Westgate – No upset this year for the Tigers.
Donaldsonville over Marksville – Going with the upset here. Just think Marksville has been overrated all season.
Independence over Port Allen – Port Allen is the higher seed, but four of their eight victories were against Class A teams.
Plaquemine over Washington Marion – The Indians put together a solid record, but other than St. Louis , their district was weak.
St. Louis over Minden – This one is a toss up. But the Saints have shown that they can play a little defense and, unlike Bama, they have a kicker.
Rummel over Higgins – Higgins is usually good for a first-round upset. Not this year.
North Caddo over Ville Platte – Yes, Ville Platte has put up some big numbers. But their district is, putting it mildly, soft. And two of their losses were to Rayne and North Vermilion.
St. Thomas Aquinas over West St. Mary – Upset!!
Country Day over Oak Grove – Evenly matched. I flipped a coin.
St. Edmund over Arcadia – Just going with the higher seed.
ULL over Arkansas State – After last week’s dramatic come-from-behind victory, how can I go against the Cajuns?
Arkansas over Tennessee – No brainer here.
South Carolina over Florida – Just can’t go with the Gators. Once a Gator hater, always a Gator hater.
Oregon over Stanford – I actually think Stanford will win, but we need Oregon to pull it off so we can possibly get that rematch.
Georgia over Auburn – The Tigers are actually the Dogs in this one - by 13 points.