I'm Taking Texas
24-17 and the devil collects Nick Sabans soul on national tv.
to play football, not to play trumpet
I was going to make a Nick Saban/Soul selling to the devil comment. Crazy.
I'm a Dolphins fan, so there is no way I can ever root for Satan..I mean Saban. So I hope for 1 of 2 things:
1) Texas wins 52-0 and half the state of Alabama attempts to slit their wrists at halftime.
2) Alabama goes up by 4 TD's only to see Texas come back on them Frank Reich-style and crushes their dreams in the waning moments.
I cant really see Texas winning. Bama 28-17 with a Javier Arenas PR for a TD or a pick 6. Even though hes only 5'9 (at best), dudes a playmaker.
I'm right with you. I pretty much dislike both teams. It's tough for me to root for either, but I would prefer Alabama wins. I'll say Alabama wins 24-10. Should be a good game anyways.
With Texas at #2 in all-time wins, I pull for Michigan and anyone playing against Texas.
UT all the way. I'm hoping for a blowout, hopefully the SEC talk will die down for a while.
Leaves my sheets wet
Alabama was so hot at the end of the season. Texas kind of limped in here and has something to prove.
There aren't many people better at preparing a team than Saban--but Mack Brown ain't no slouch either.
Colt McCoy--senior QB. And Texas' defense is much better than showed up in the few weeks before the Nebraska game. And yeah, call me biased, but Nebraska's defense this year WAS that farking good.
Texas, again, in a surprise squeaker 28-20.
And yeah, call me biased, but Ndamukong Suh this year WAS that farking good.
I hate to say it but bama is going to take it to texas 34-17
I believe that Texas will win this game 20-13. I think that Texas' defense will be able to consistently stop Bama's offense, and therefore, put their own offense into very manageable field positions. That's important because Bama has a defense that is stout and I don't see many long drives happening.
I have seen Ingram have great games this year and also some "meh" games. I think Texas will be able to handle Ingram and make Bama's offense one dimensional. Bama will have a few big plays (they are just way too talented to not), but in the end there will be very little consistent production.
The schadenfreude on either side will be too good to resist.
I think Bama wins but I hope Texas rolls so every Big10 board will go into meltdown wondering why none of the talking heads are asking "What's wrong with the SEC?!!!" as if they ever would. It will be great to hear them twisting a Bama loss in a blowout as a fluke and no big deal.
I usually want the team with the most years since their last championship to win (Texas won in '06 / 'Bama in the early 90's). But, something about Bama (fan base / the State as a whole/ Saban / SEC) makes me despise them mose than most non-UM-rival teams. And even though my heart breaks with UM's Rose Bowl loss to Texas a couple years back.... it's still 'Bama
Hook 'em Horns
anyone that wants Alabama to win probably isn't 100 watts
SEC BS aside, Nick Saban is who he is and everybody knows that. He is a mercenary or assassin who is hired to do one thing and he clearly does that better or as well as nearly anyone.
Plus, when you throw in the MSU component into all this it has to make it somewhat enjoyable to see him win. Especially when Sparty simply didn't match/pony up what LSU offered to keep him.
Look where they have been since making that decision. It always makes me smile...
Didn't I see that movie?
in post-game press conference, Alabama celebrates winning 13th, 14th, and 15th championships
I'd like to see Texas win and then have Tebow show up and ascend to the clean-cut post-college quarterback heavens with McCoy in an earth shattering, apocalyptic moment.
That said, 'Bama is really good and Texas hasn't played anyone quite on that level yet.
My heart says Texas, my head says Bama.
I hate the SEC - arrogant bastards. It would be good to put an arrow in their heart.
in a surprisingly lopsided win.
Strength of schedule, team speed, defense favor Alabama, but UT has what many successful underdogs have: an experienced quarterback with a knack for winning.
I may tune in for a bit when the PSU-UM basketball game is over, but I hate to see either of these teams playing on Rose Bowl turf (especially when they are kicking last second, partially blocked, game winning field goals).
beg to differ.
win another championship with Mack Brown at the helm.
Colt McCoy is no VY.
No coach has done less with more talent over their career than Mack Brown.
I have always believed him to be WILDLY over-rated with the talent he gets in every single class.
Texas football was terrible before he got there. He is doing something right. Give the man some credit.
They both get amazing top tier recruiting classes every year. Brown just has 1 MNC and only 4 top 5 finishes since he came to Austin in 1998. While Meyer has 2 MNC and 3 top 5 finishes since 2005.
Mack Chews, so he's a good coach in my book!
So he doesn't stack up to arguably the best coach in the game so he doesn't deserve credit? Only 4 top 5 finishes in 12 yrs? This year and tonight will soon be added to his totals. What if he wins tonight? Yeah I wouldn't take his results. Geez
deserves some credit for their recruiting, but UT is THE school in a top 3 recruiting state.
The issue that me and many others have with Brown is what he does with the bounty of talent he has every year. The team should end up in the top 5 every year as UT is the class of the Big 12.
Hell, even Tressel has ended up in the top 5 5 times since 2001 and in 3 MNC games.
You say even Tressel as if he is a bad coach. Just out of curiosity who do you think is a good coach?
and Ditka of course.
Yeah but who would win between a hurricane and Ditka? And what if that hurricane is named hurricane Ditka?
Let's not forget that there is another top 10 historical program (Oklahoma) in the B12, which Texas has to play every year. The two have about split the series over the past decade.
If we would have done the same vs. OSU, Tressel wouldn't have all those national title appearances.
has both Bama and LSU.
While OSU has PSU and UM again soon.
He also won at North Carolina. Butch Davis--Miami's savior--hasn't done that, at least not on the same level.
is very impressive.
Texas but i really have no reason for this choice other than my hatred for the SEC. If they win the national championship for the fourth year in a row people will start to worship the SEC more than they already do. And Nick Saban might be the biggest low life in sports.
I like the intangibles. For the last thirty or so days, everyone has been telling 'Bama how they excrete odorless feces; everyone has been telling Texas they don't have a chance to beat big, bad, 'Bama. Auburn showed what a 'dog can do if they are more motivated than the favorite. Texas has a few more horses than Auburn.
I see this game as the quintessential "if you let the 'dog hang around long enough, they can bite you on the ass" scenario, with 'Bama leading most of the game but not being able to put it away, Texas taking their first lead in the last two minutes, then stopping a late 'Bama drive.
Hoping and praying to the football gods for justice. Another SEC loss would make me a very happy person.