Football Follies 2021: NCAA – Fat lady hits High C

It all comes down to this (I).

Well, OK, technically B5. See below.

Here it comes.  Monday 10 January is the night of nights, as #1 Alabama and “#3” Georgia, to the surprise of absolutely no one, take the field to decide the CF-OMGwhateverdude National Champeen of the World, in the CFP National Championship Presented by AT&T .

What is there to say?  Both teams are 13-1.  Alabama beat Georgia for the SEC title in December.  Pretty decisively, for that matter:  41-24, in a game that was only close in the first quarter.  As befits Today’s SEC, it was neither a defensive nor an offensive battle.  It was Whole-Spectrum Football, and Bama was better.  By no means an unbeatable juggernaut, but materially and credibly better.

That said, you don’t count Georgia out. Continue reading “Football Follies 2021: NCAA – Fat lady hits High C”

Football Follies 2021: NCAA – Booger Bowls on deck

Booger announces its presence with authority.

They’ve already had the dance-off at the Bahamas Bowl Beach Bash in Nassau – that was Tuesday – so clearly we’re running behind and will need to dog-paddle fiercely to catch up with the Booger Bowl action for 2021.  As previously noted, it kicks off on Friday at noon Eastern with said Bahamas Bowl, featuring our Inner Circle’s own Toledo Rockets.

For simplicity, we’ll take the bowls in order and highlight the ones our Inner Circle is gracing.  In a season with some definite ups and downs, the Inner Circle came out pretty well, all but two of the FBS teams going to bowl games (and even Navy, which ended up on the wrong end of 4-8, having the gratification of winning The Game this past weekend).

The parade of Boogers now begins, with all the usual charm and homely delights that attend it every year. Continue reading “Football Follies 2021: NCAA – Booger Bowls on deck”

Football Follies 2021: NCAA week 14 – Week of Champions

Our ranks have thinned considerably, as coaches get thrown in dumpsters right and left and others ride by on bicycles and broomsticks.  Naming no names, because we’re not that kind of Football Commentary Service.  But we’re just saying.

We did take note earlier today of some fun being made of incoming head coach Brian Kelly’s inaugural address to the troops at LSU.  Something about the accent.  We didn’t really catch the whole thing.  (We think Clay Travis was offering it as listening fare, but we can’t swear to that either, so it’s a good thing we’re not giving a deposition to the FBI.)

The Inner Circle has one competitor this year for a conference championship.  We blame it on climate change. Continue reading “Football Follies 2021: NCAA week 14 – Week of Champions”