Indeed I have. And, thanks for bringing it up!
Truth is, I've had so much on my mind, and on my plate, that I haven't much cared to blog about what might turn out to be the best College Football Game of this century (to this point).
I'm like, "Meh...it's just a football game...somebody's gonna win...somebody's gonna lose...and others can load up the hype cannon better."
Meh...it's just a football game.
Which, LSU will win.
But, to take a stab at it:
In recent memory (at least in MY memory) there has not been a matchup between two better college football TEAMS (TEAMS being the operative consonants and vowels).
Seriously, from top to bottom...offense...defense...special teams...speed...toughness...on-field discipline, etc., I can't remember two teams facing each other that had it more "together."
It should be a gem.
Trying to put my passion for LSU aside, and look at this game objectively, I find that it IS possible. I have misunderstimated my beloved Tigers every game this season. I'd predict a 20 point win, and it would be 40. I'd predict a tough 7 pointer that turned out to be 30.
We're just good.
And, so are they.
Alabama Corch, St. Nick Saban, will go down in history as a builder of programs, and a builder of men. I've always been a Saban fan...even when he left LSU for a cup of coffee with the Dolphins, and resurfaced to rebuild the once great Tide program...which he has certainly done (and, in spades).
Now, many LSU fans have resorted to Saban-bashing...trash-talking, etc. Here at Andy's Place we do not stoop to such things.
As you can see, Corch St. Nick has a deep affection for his players and that affection is returned.
He's a builder of men.
As to the 'Bama fans...nyuk...
I guess my opinion of the intellect, and mindset of 'Bama fans could be summed up in the words of Lewis Grizzard's (may God rest his soul) "...that dog would bite you" routine. (If you're not familiar with the routine, you can YouTube it, or GoobleSearch it...it's worth the trouble).
Short of it is that we're going in to 'Bama's home stadium with the best LSU team in history. We're facing probably the best 'Bama team in history (and that's saying something) in their house...which is likely to be the most hostile environment that any of our squad has EVER faced.
It will be a spiritual, mental, physical, and corching battle.
And, we'll win. I was gonna say by 4...but since I've misunderstimated my Tigers all season, I'll say by 16. Probably LSU 30 - 'Bama 14. The big spread in points will have nothing to do with us playing that much better than them. There will be a mental breakdown or two by 'Bama that gives us some gimmes.
'Bama will walk away thinking that they shoulda/coulda/oughta won.
And, my beloved Tigers will walk away knowing that they did.
Y'all enjoy the games! We're going to the Louisiana State Fair tomorrow morning (because my employer sends us for free), but we'll be back home in time to witness it all.
"Hype" often doesn't match reality. I don't expect it to go down that way tomorrow.
Be there, or be square.
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