#CheddarBay Week 14: Iron Bowl.
All-play point spread: Alabama -10.5 at Auburn; 330pm Saturday on CBS.
We’ve been looking forward to this for at least a month. Auburn-Alabama at Auburn. #1 vs. #4. Gus Malzahn’s offense vs. Kirby Smart’s defense. Or maybe more interesting, Ellis Johnson’s defense vs. the Saban/Nussmeier offense. (Actually that’s quite a bit less interesting but you never know.) Yeldon, McCarren, Moseley, Kouandjio, Drake, and Ha-Ha vs. Marshall, Mason, Ford, and Casanova.
It also took one of the greater acts of God to give this game its magnitude.
Overlooked in the pre-game build-up is that this is also a battle of the #2 vs. #3 best college fight songs as determined by an authoritative source.
That’s “Yea Alabama” at #3;
And sleeper terrific “War Eagle” at #2.
So of course we’re going to Jordan-Hare this Saturday for our all-play. Current line is Bama -10.5 at Auburn, 330pm Saturday. Will post the official Cheddar line tomorrow AM.
Nice work DQuatts, but ChuckKoz drinks your milkshake.
Congrats to DQuatts on his Admiral’s Feast, the only miss being a push in the Dolphins/Panthers game. In the first two weeks of our weeklies that would have been a winner but instead Cheddar veteran, CHUCKKOZ scored his first ever Lobsterfest. Sorry Quatts but good week. I know Chuck has been playing Cheddar at least since I started and may be a charter member. He didn’t go there last week, but know that Chuck is SoCal based and has been making hay in the Pac-12 all year. (13-7 in PACtion with only a brief hiccup on a UCLA essay.)
Great games this weekend.
The Iron Bowl was a no-brainer for the all-play but there’s a lot going on. I admittedly have a CFB bias so Thanksgiving means Egg Bowl at Starkville at 730. If you’re at a mall on Black Friday excuse yourself from 130-4 and go to the Applebees/Fridays/Outback/BWW and catch the BGSU/UB at Ralph Wilson MAC East Bowl. It wouldn’t have made this list before this year, but I’ll be looking for unbridled George O’Leary hate in my twitter timeline for what looks like a very ugly USF at UCF Friday nighter.
Saturday just isn’t fair. FSU at Gaineville would be must watch except for you know what in Ann Arbor. Bama at Auburn is a 330pm, don’t miss that one. Even the pro schedule has Broncos at Chiefs. Lots to see.
But about this Michigan game. OSU getting 14.5 points in Ann Arbor?? Has that happened before? I know Michigan has pulled off upsets before but this smells more like the 1969 game than any I remember. I actually remember that game. Not only was OSU defending national champs and undefeated but the year before was the 50-14-Couldnt-Go-for-3. So net net, OSU brought a 22 game win streak into Ann Arbor and as I say I remember the game and the pre-game too. OSU fans thought it was a slam-dunk. Don’t know what the line was but greater than two touchdowns sounds right.
Then this happened.
If I’m Urban Meyer, I’ve got my coaches watching these youtubes. If I’m Brady Hoke, I’ve got my players watching them.
Skanky Fish with @ClevTA.
26-24-2 ATS YTD;
1-2 last week: SDSU (win), NCST (loss), Browns (loss).
Update 11/29, this weeks picks: UConn, Idaho, Iowa; none in NFL.
A couple interesting tweets.
Imagine the carnage if Livy were here and ol’ Kanick had to ding HIS essay pick.
If Marcel Marceau whose silence has been deafening bestirs himself to update picks, Liv nailed a Thur game again with the Raiders, bitches.
— Bill Livingston (@Livy70) November 29, 2013
Conf championship game lines via @DaveMasonBOL : Missouri -2 vs Auburn, FSU -27.5 vs Duke, ASU -3 vs Stanford, & Ohio St -6 vs Michigan St
— Todd Fuhrman (@ToddFuhrman) December 1, 2013