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SEC Cooler Talk

I took my wife to get a procedure done at a local hospital today, and while I was waiting, I heard a couple of “good ol’ boys” talking SEC Football. Of course they were talking about this past weekend’s SEC Championship Game, among other things:

Florida just didn’t come ready to play. They weren’t ready to play Alabama, that’s for sure.

If only Urban Meyer had talked to these two prior.

They went on and on talking about SEC football, and how superior the conference was to the others in the nation. One of the guys talked about how there were several teams that were still undefeated going into the bowl games. He listed the teams as:

  • Alabama
  • Texas
  • Florida
  • TCU
  • Boise State

Yes, they listed Florida as one of the “undefeated” teams in the same conversation where they both agreed that Florida wasn’t ready to play on Saturday. Of course, the team that they forgot to mention was Cincinnati, which happens to be the team that Florida will play in the Sugar Bowl. I wanted to turn around and correct them, but what does this Yankee know?

The conversation went on about how TCU and Boise State might be undefeated, but they don’t play in the SEC, so it’s just not the same thing. I will agree with this to a degree, but they took it a bit too far. They both agreed that even the worst team in the SEC could beat just about any of the other conferences’ best teams. (Never mind the fact that Vanderbilt lost to Army this year.)

Sure TCU is undefeated, but look who they play!

Again, I wanted to turn around and ask them if they knew that Utah was in the same conference as TCU…and ask them if they remember how Utah did in their bowl game last year. Does 31-17 ring a bell?

SEC Football is no doubt fun to watch, and I’d agree that they have the best conference in the nation. But I can’t buy into the fact that they are so far ahead of the rest of the nation. The gap isn’t that large really. If anything, the gap between some of the traditionally less  competitive schools and the powerhouses has gotten smaller.

One way to settle it. Let’s have a playoff!

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Packers win on Thanksgiving Day

The Green Bay Packers were thankful to play the Detroit Lions this Thanksgiving Day, handing the home team a 34-12 setback. Charles Woodson was an animal, as was Donald Driver. Aaron Rodgers showed how accurate he can be when given ample protection, turning in a performance of 28 of 39 passing for 348 yards and 3 touchdowns.

It was good to see Woodson have such a good game after learning of his $2 million dollar donation to the new University of Michigan Mott Children’s Hospital and Women’s Hospital.

The Packers are starting to look like a pretty good football team, and today’s win has improved their bid for a wildcard birth in the NFC.

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Football weekend

I guess this was the pefect weekend for me as a football fan. It actually started with the Bears losing on Thursday and finishing with the Packers beating the Cowboys Sunday afternoon.

The Badgers got another win at home over the Wolverines, and my adopted home team, Alabama, remained unbeaten and improved to 10-0 while keeping National Championship hopes alive.

Last week I had about given up hope for the Packers to make the post season, but if they can get some protection for Aaron and play defense like they did today, I wouldn’t count them out of a wildcard spot.

Packers over the Cowboys

The Green Bay Packers nearly shutout the Dallas Cowboys a week after suffering an embarrassing loss to the hapless Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Cowboys rode into town on a four game winning streak, looking to get the franchise’s first ever win at Lambeau Field. It wasn’t in the cards for Tony Romo and the Cowboys, who were held in check by an inspired Packers Defense.

Packers 17 Cowboys 7

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Brandon Jennings

Brandon Jennings came within 3 points of tying the record for the most points scored by a rookie, pouring in 55 points in the Milwaukee Bucks 129-125 victory over the visiting Golden State Warriors.

It’s really early, but it looks like the Bucks have themselves a genuine superstar.