Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Sugar Bowl - Bama Vs Ohio State -
Tue, December 30, 2014 | link
History in the Making - Bama, once again finds itself
in the midst of it. Alabama and 3 other teams, Ohio State, Oregon and Florida State are taking part in the first ever
College Football Playoff. Bama is no stranger to such historic events, as in 1992 Bama played in the first SEC Championship
game vs the Fla Gators. That worked well for Bama - as they went on to win the National Championship against Miami.
Let's hope Bama has the same result as history is again being made. Speaking
of SEC Championship Games - Bama cruised to an easy 42 to 14 victory over the Mizo Tigers.
The final edition of the "Selection Committee" resulted in Bama being the top seed, and
playing vs Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl, as Oregon and Fla State are dueling in the Rose. Winner, will move on to Dallas
on Jan 12 to play for the first College Playoff Champion.
Vegas and most
"prognosticators" have Bama as a big favorite in this game... double digits in most corners - and given the circumstances
that OSU has a 3rd string QB starting in a game this big, it makes sense. However that same QB led the Bucks
to a 59 - 0 Victory in the Big 10 Champ game - vs Wisconsin. I know Bama isn't Wisconsin, but you have to remember
what Coach Bryant was fond of saying, "I don't care who you play, even if it is sisters of the poor, to score (59) and
hold them to zero, that is a good team."
Wisconsin did what they
could to help, with turnovers and sloppy play, but OSU is a great team with what appears to be a very talented offense who
is averaging 45 PPG and 508 Total yards per game, while surrendering 21 and 327 respectively. How does that compare
to Bama ? Bama 37 PPG and 488, defensively Bama 17 and 312.
on paper as you can see this is an evenly matched game. I think all the pressure is on Bama - because of what is at
stake of course the same is at state for OSU, but they were not expected to be this far, and Bama well they were picked by
many to be here.
Advantage to Bama playing in NOLA - easier tirp bigger
fan base, however, remember this is the first time for playoff and many fans likely sat back and waited to see where the chips
fall and plan to make the next step if possible to NCG in Dallas.
hope to make that trip myself.
ROLL TIDE !!!!!
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Week 15 - SEC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME ATLANTA
Wed, December 3, 2014 | link
WOW WOW AND WOW - I have been following
Bama for 50 years, I have seen some wow games, but no in my memory surpass the most recent meeting in the Iron Bowl.
Records broken - too many to mention, most points scored by both ever - 99...WOW - Bama
gives up over 600 total yards - WOW and the final score 55-44 not really an indication - as Auburn scored with a minute left
- to bring it from 36 to 44.
Bama trailed by 12 to reel off an
offensive show by Cooper, Sims, and Yeldon like never before. Auburn hitting long pass after long pass, making Bama's
d-backs look like Jr. High players. WOW !!!
Now the next step in the
gauntlet - the SECCG in Atlanta - Bama representing the West and Mizo the East.
At first look this looks like a cakewalk for Alabama - but I am not buying that, because Mizo is well coached, has
a terrific defense - including a great defensive line. They have allowed 19.7 points - Bama gives up 16.9 per
game. Though I have only watched Mizo a couple of times this year, it appears to me they live off turnovers and the
ability to stay close until the 4th and pull out a victory.
look for the Tigers to slow the game down as much as possible and try to cause turmoil with Bama in their big strong D line.
Bama - well I always think Bama will win - and this game is no exception. I do have a lot of concern - and believe Bama
must - NOT TURN OVER THE BALL - BE ABLE TO THROW OVER THE TOP - BE ABLE TO PROTECT SIMS - OR SIMS MAKE THINGS HAPPEN WHEN
HE BREAKS THE POCKET - HAVE NO OR FEW PENALTIES - and one of the biggest weapons this year - WIN THE KICKING GAME. With
that, Bama could run away with this one, but if Bama falters early, or has turnovers, we could have a donnybrook!!!
I think Bama wins in a game that is closer than expected by most !!!
ROLL TIDE !!!!!!!!!!