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We need some new experts

Posted on: January 10, 2011 3:50 pm
 
CBSSports.com has five experts picking the BCS national title game between Auburn and Oregon, and none of those experts is named "Gregg Doyel."

Strike one.

Four of those five experts are picking Oregon.

Strike two.

What's strike three? There is no strike three, other than that 80-percent prediction rate for Oregon over Auburn. That's strike two and three. We're out. The only one of us who picked Auburn to win was Dennis Dodd, but he's our college football columnist. He's our most expert expert, at least since I'm not on that panel, and he picked Auburn to win 41-31. Because he's smart like that.

Picking Auburn is a no-brainer. The Tigers played a brutal schedule, navigated most of it with ease, and they'll have the best player on the field. Think back to the 2006 Rose Bowl, Texas vs. Southern Cal. While it's true that USC had two players in that game who did or would win the Heisman Trophy -- Reggie Bush and Matt Leinart -- Texas quarterback Vince Young was the best player on the field. And that's why his team won in an offensive shootout.

Five years later, the same thing will happen. Cam Newton is the best player on the field. His team will win the offensive shootout.

I'm as sure of this as I was of the last BCS title game I picked, between Florida and Oklahoma in 2009. Don't click that link.




Category: NCAAF
Tags: BCS
 
Comments

Since: Mar 28, 2008
Posted on: January 12, 2011 12:18 pm
 

We need some new experts

Every time I pick against you I'm wrong.  Every.  Time.



Since: Sep 21, 2009
Posted on: January 10, 2011 11:55 pm
 

We need some new experts

lol ok the referee screen setting up Oregons gainer on 4th down pretty much evened things up. But that MMA fighter wannabe should still have been tossed. :P



Since: Sep 21, 2009
Posted on: January 10, 2011 11:12 pm
 

We need some new experts

wow One of Oregons strengths is going to be the main culprit when they lose. Terrible red zone play calling by Oregon all day long. TERRIBLE.



Since: Sep 21, 2009
Posted on: January 10, 2011 10:07 pm
 

We need some new experts

wow! A little more help from the refs. lets just let the Tigers kick the ducks in the face and just slap their wrist.

Come on man that clown should have been tossed!



Since: Sep 21, 2009
Posted on: January 10, 2011 9:28 pm
 

We need some new experts

Score one for the refs 7-3 AU!



Since: Jul 7, 2010
Posted on: January 10, 2011 8:16 pm
 

We need some new experts

Hey!!!...If we argure about this game for a couple more weeks, we can have Dick Vitale and Digger jump into the conversation since March madness will be upon us



Since: Sep 21, 2009
Posted on: January 10, 2011 7:35 pm
 

We need some new experts

Auburn played a brutal schedule? Is that a joke? They left the state of Alabama 3 times in a 12 game schedule. They played 4 teams Ive never even heard of. They did play what is USUALLY a tough in conference schedule, not so much this year, and thats blatantly obvious when looking at the bowl results and the regular season losses OOC the SEC incurred. Auburn has what amounts to a punchers chance in this game. They are facing a better conditioned team, a team that is more focused and a team that has far better coaching regardless of that SHAM coach of the year award for chizik. However I have picked Auburn to win. Not because of any of the BS you put in your article tho. They are seriously outmatched in this game. SuperCam or the refs will win it for them.



Since: Sep 5, 2010
Posted on: January 10, 2011 7:28 pm
 

We need some new experts

@LaHooser... I'm hopeful that you are a 12-year-old that has commandeered your father's screen name.  Otherwise, you are an adult with the mentality, class and intelligence of the aforementioned 12-year-old.  Either way, good luck with that life.  



Since: Jul 18, 2007
Posted on: January 10, 2011 7:14 pm
 

We need some new experts

I can certainly see how someone with a screen name that includes Kansas would feel the need to hate the SEC. Let me be the first to tell you f**k Off!



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: January 10, 2011 7:12 pm
 

We need some new experts

True, picking Auburn is a no-brainer. If you pick Auburn, you have no brains.


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