Other than the personal mumbo jumbo, here's this week's exciting and decisive lines against Southeastern Conference Football:
- (#3) LSU at (#17) Alabama (+7) (4:00, CBS)
- South Carolina at Arkansas (+4 1/2) (7:00, ESPN2)
- Tennessee Tech at (#16) Auburn (-30) (1:30)
- Vanderbilt at (#20) Florida (-14 1/2) (11:30, LFS)
- Troy at (#10) Georgia (-16 1/2) (Noon)
- Northwestern State at Ole Miss (-24) (1:00)
- Louisiana-Lafayette at Tennessee (-28 1/2) (3:00)
-On ESPN radio yesterday, I heard someone say (for reasons passing understanding) that Alabama was looking to settle a vendetta.
See, I was under the impression that Nick Saban left LSU for more money and prestige in the pros, couldn't hack it, and came to Bama for comparable money after saying, very clearly, that he wasn't gonna be the coach for the Crimson Tide. I'm not sure what vendetta Bama has to settle, but I think LSU may have one.
I think LSU will cover....thrice. Tigers 31-10.
-The battle of the offensive juggernauts in Fayetteville will lead to.....nothing. Nothing at all, whatsoever. I don't believe either team will be in the running for their division titles, but someone will become bowl eligible. I think it might be the Gamecocks. Just too much offense, and I think they've got enough defense to stop the Arkansas running attack. SC wins 34-21.
-Tennessee Tech at Auburn is only a slight mis-match. It's homecoming, and the Tigers have a lot to work on before getting ready for Georgia next week. It'll be bad, and Auburn will cover 55-13.
-The Commodores in the Swamp and giving 14 1/2.....I don't know. Vandy always seems to have something for them, and the emotional and physical loss may be a hard blow to recover from so quickly.
Florida will win, but by the hair of their chinny, chin, chin, 38-35.
-I don't know why the line of Georgia-Troy is only 16 1/2. Bulldogs cover 45-17.
-Ole Miss couldn't cover a car if they were made out of canvass. They get a game from a division II team, but win 24-13.
-The Vols at home against a very, very bad team. I think the Volunteer offense gets it done, and is a safe cover. Tennessee rolls 52-14.