I’m just going to leave this here.

Posted: November 23, 2016 by jmklee in Uncategorized

Anyone else already getting giddy for college football this week?  I mean how in the hell does anyone expect me to work with beer, turkey, and the best college football week of the year staring me dead in the eye.

Not only do we have some great games to help us sort out the playoff situation but this week is rivalry week and those games always tend to be as juicy as a deep fried bird.

Here are this week’s games that matter but honesty, with all the in-state matchups there are so many games that matter to the fans of college football around the country.

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Let’s take a look at where the College Football Playoff stands.

Spot #1   Alabama – The Tide is rolling and no one can stop them.  They are in even if they stumble once down the stretch.

Spot #2 Clemson – If the Tigers can take care of business against good but not great teams they will be back in the playoffs.

Spot #3 Michigan or Ohio St. – The winner of this game looks to be in.  If it is Michigan they will have to play in the BIG10 championship game but if OSU wins and Penn St. wins the Buckeyes will be able to sit at home nice and toasty knowing they will be in the Final 4.

Spot #4 Conference Champ – The committee has always valued winning your conference so why would they stop know.  The PAC12, BIG12, and BIG10 champ might not be listed above and this is where they would fit in.  Teams like Wisconsin, Penn St., Oklahoma, and Washington have the best shot to fill this final spot.

hahaAnswer:  Both are nappy headed hoes.

Well this morning seems to be the morning all the chickens come home to roost when it comes to Louisville getting their come-unpins.

Coach Cal was on IMUS In The Morning promoting one of the hundred books he was released over the years and Don Imus took the chance to go medieval on Ricky P and the Dirty Birds at UofL.  Take a listen.  (the Louisville comment is at the 4:30 mark if you want to skip ahead)

I’m not sure why but this morning I feel like dancing.

Oh, I remember why now…

And this morning I’m not the only one.  Washington, Oklahoma, West Virginia and half the BIG10 have a little more pep in their step after the dismantling of Louisville last night.

The best part for Louisville taking this loss now is Bobby P can take the LSU job next Sunday and Louisville will have the entire bowl season to find a new coach.  So they have that going for them, which is nice.

Here we are with three weeks left in the college football season and the race to the College Football Playoff has never seemed so muddy.  Let me clear it up for you.

Spot #1   Alabama – The Tide is rolling and no one can stop them.  They are in even if they stumble once down the stretch.

Spot #2 Clemson or Louisville – Even if both of these teams win out there is no way the week ass ACC is getting in two teams over conference champions.  If Clemson wins out they are in.  If the Tigers lose and the Dirty Birds win out Bobby P will ride his cycle to the playoff.

Spot #3 Michigan or Ohio St. – The winner of this game in two weeks looks to be in even if it is OSU and they miss out on the BIG10 Championship.  That is if they both take care of business this week.

Spot #4 Conference Champ – The committee has always valued winning your conference so why would they stop know.  The PAC12, BIG12, and BIG10 champ might not be listed above and this is where they would fit in.  Teams like Wisconsin, Penn St., Oklahoma, West Virginia, and Washington have the best shot to fill this final spot.

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If you are not planning on watching the election returns tonight you are in luck.  Games That Matter start tonight when Western Michigan travels to Kent State.

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It sure didn’t feel like November this weekend but the college football season and my neighbors putting up their Christmas lights reminded us is getting closer to winter.  I was fired up for last weekends line up of games and it did not disappoint.  We lost 4 teams from the College Football Playoff Knockout pool leaving us with only 8 teams remaining.

Losing and dropping out was Texas A&M, Florida, Nebraska, and Baylor.

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jfSaturday night was very fun at the BDS compound.  Before being able to enjoy some great SEC football, Mrs. BDS and I along with some friends took in a night of charity bingo at the local Marine Corp Barracks.  We might have illegally snuck in bourbon and wine and I might have also won $50 playing pull tabs but I was no match for the 80 years old women when it came to dabbing bingo boards.  I could barely keep up without covering myself in ink while these professionals were able to keep tabs of all their boards, their neighbors boards, and carry on a conversation while still buying pull tabs and yelling at the guy calling the numbers.  These ladies were hard-core for sure.  Well if nothing else I can now say I pissed on Jane Fonda.

Back to football, so where do we stand now?  We are down to 8 teams.  Now I know everyone wants to talk about 2-loss Wisconsin but I’m not there yet.  No 2-loss team has made the playoff yet and until it happens let’s stick to what we know.

We have 5 teams that control their own destiny.  Alabama, Michigan, Clemson, Washington, and Ohio St. Win out and these teams are in.  Bama, Michigan, and Clemson can probably afford a loss and still make the playoff.

That leaves us with 3 teams that have a chance but need some help and probably a lot of it.  Louisville, West Virginia, and Western Michigan.  These three teams will need to win out and hope for multiple losses from teams ahead of them.  All three teams still have tough games ahead need to not worry about what is going on around them and take care of business.

Here is what each team has left.

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