The weekend got off to a shaky start Friday night with our local hometown gridders dropping their first loss of the young season, 3-14 to the Urban Cowboys. The boys seemed unprepared and unmotivated in every facet of the game. Halftime was entertaining with the prancing Cowboy band and the hootchie-cootchie drill team, but the game was very disheartening and hopefully a wake up call for the locals.
Speaking of wake up calls, A&M vs. Army. Holy crap has there ever been a more poorly coached squad than A&M was last night? They say a win is a win but if I were Fran I’d go ahead and contact a realtor. I half expected to see AD Bill Byrne come down at the end of the 4th quarter and fire Fran and his DC on the spot. He could have gotten a fan from the stands to coach the last 5 minutes of the game better than his high dollar coaching staff.
Speaking of high dollar coaching staff, I suspect Bob Stoopes will request that his high dollar assistant coach, Toby Keith, refrain from coming down to the sidelines during future games. Up by 13 with 3 minutes left the Sooner Selebration was breaking out on the visitor’s sidelines including aforementioned Mr. How do you like me now. Three minutes later the Ducks had scored twice to win the game. Ouch, that’s gotta hurt. Wonder how long the flight is from Eugene to Norman. My guess, last night’s seemed endless.
And speaking of endless, the first half of the Cowboys-Skins game seemed to go on forever. Penalties, dropped passes and what not drug it out for over two hours. Maybe the clock changes in college ball just make the pro games seem longer. But whatever the reason, this was a looooooong game.
And now the tough part, reviewing last week’s predictions. I hate this and will refrain from predictions henceforth.
Wildcats vs. Cowboys
My prediction: 27-24
A&M vs. Army
My prediction: 45-10
Texas vs. Rice
My prediction: 42-17
Oklahoma vs. Oregon
My prediction: 24-31
Cowboys vs. Redskins
My prediction: 13-24
3 out of 5 correct. Not a bad record overall, but I think I’ll keep the day job and put my dream of becoming a professional gambler on hold for awhile.