Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Wood Shed?

I'm starting to get pretty geeked about the upcoming college football season. This is by far the best sports season to me. It’s the pageantry of the whole thing. It's that every game counts! If Ohio State takes a nap against Northern Illinois, it's probably over. Oh the pressure.

Periodically, I'll cruise by the University of Texas message boards to see where their heads are about the second game of the season when tOSU visits Austin. I was pretty surprised at what I found. (Read I couldn't have been more shocked if I woke up with my face stapled to my pillow.)

Let's put this in perspective first. Ohio State is preseason ranked #1 in the country. Vegas started the betting line around 3 points in favor of Texas. The line is now down to a basic "pick 'em." We are likely looking for a pretty good game, no? So you might think. These posters on the http://www.orangebloods.com/ site are looking for a 17 –30 point Longhorn victory. 30 points?! Are you shitting me? Granted, Texas is the reigning National Champ, which is awesome for them. But rolling over a team like Ohio State like that is HIGHLY unlikely.

This is how I view Big 12 fans in general. They’re very confident, nay over-the-top cocksure to say the least. I've never been able to pull this off. I'm too nervous to be that confident. Do I think the Bucks can win in Austin? No question. But to call for an ass-whoopin like that is not something I can make myself do. I also see this out of fans of Texas Tech, A&M, Oklahoma, (except for you, JB) all of them really.

That's too far to fall if things don't go my way. Predict a beating like that and then lose, YOUCH!

I'll try to put that game on the back burner for a week. Good luck, right?

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