Rivalry Weekend (damn you ESPN, and forcing me to use nicknames for weekends) brought some upsets, and some semblance of normalcy to a few teams who are ready for this season to be over. Let’s take a few quick shots:
LSU def. Arkansas
The Hogs’ chances of backing in to the national championship game were marginal at best, but after the loss to LSU, those chances are all but finished. They can still get to a BCS bowl by beating Florida and the Gator’s chances of sneaking in to the national championship game in the SEC Title Game in Atlanta. LSU, at this point, is hoping for a BCS at large bid (no doubt hoping that game would be against
Boise High School Boise State), and could be able to make it to say, the Fiesta, where maybe they could literally sneak in to the National Championship game.
Texas A&M def. Texas
The Aggies were able to defeat Texas for the first time in 200 years in an oddly low-scoring game with Texas only scoring 7 points. Franchione, in the post-game interview, tried to fight back the tears, almost crying like a little girl. Soon afterwards, he was seen ditching the team, and moving to another state (if you’re a real football fan, especially an SEC fan, you’ll get the joke).
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Florida def. Florida State
After being somewhat screwed out of the BCS picture by the media (don’t even pretend like it didn’t happen, like that time in college at that kegger… uh, wait, that actually didn’t happen, yeah…), the Gators’ only consolation might be a possible BCS berth if they’re able to take care of business against Arkansas in the SEC Championship game. Personally, I think winning the SEC trumps winning the national title, but the BCS money is good. The Seminoles on the other hand, are facing an uphill battle in the offseason due mainly to the fact that there are grumbles of ousting Bobby Bowden, which would be akin to kicking Trump out of his own company (wait, that’s about to happen too? Interesting. Very interesting).
Oklahoma def. Oklahoma State
In the Bedlam game, Oklahoma was able to stave off Oklahoma state on a last-minute hail mary try. This set up an old school Oklahoma vs. Nebraksa Big XII Championship Game matchup. Old school perhaps, but them’s gonna be lots of passing goin’ on in that there game.
Georgia def. Georgia Tech
I, and everyone else in the SEC, certainly hope the first half of the season was more of an insight into next season rather that the second half. The Bulldogs have really turned on their game in the last half of the season, blowing out Auburn, and beating a good Georgia Tech team. They had an actual rebuilding year this year (unlike the last few times they were supposed to have rebuilding years and instead kicked everyone’s asses), and look to be loaded for next year. The Ramblin’ Wreck, along with 12th year senior Reggie Ball, was unable to put away the Classic City Canines (like all those nicknames?) for the sixth time in a row. The Jackets (nice starter jackets, no doubt), can have the consolation of knowing that they have a better record than Georgia, but alas, that win seems elusive.
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