Ahh, Halloween. On a Tuesday! The annual celebration of ........ ???? Spook? Mini-Almond Joys? Whatever. It's that night a year when parents take their kidoos, every single one suffering from some kind of seasonal viral infection with a low grade fever, strolling through the rain soaked 37 degree neighborhood in a costume missing half of its peices from the classroom celebration cluster-F only hours earlier, collecting chocolate goods that will see roughly 30% of them spontaneously throw up in a near stupor before bed and stay home tomorrow because good god that kid can't go to school. Because it's Halloween! And that's what we do around here.
Anyway, I think it is a good morning for some hot takes. In a week that has seen (thankfully) far less hot takey OPs, maybe we can get them all off of our chest here. College football related or otherwise. (Perhaps we can avoid rabbit hole topics, like if you get ready to type Manafort or Obama you are going in the wrong direction). If you don't want to join in, fine, just try to avoid venomous snark for no reason other than to ensure discord.
Hot Take - Alabama or Ohio State is going to lose this weekend.
Ohio State, coming off a miraculous comeback win against Penn State, one week before hosting Michigan State in a game with division stakes and payback feels from two years ago, heads to the exact worst possible place I would want to be taking that team this week, cozy Kinnick Stadium (you may recall that stuff like this tends to happen there). Iowa, stingy as ever, losing three close games this year and ready to pounce on their Florida-Meh-Bowl securing win. I think this one looks tricky.
Alabama has been murdering everybody they play. Seriously, this team has not had a close game in the second quarter since FSU. They are due for a complication. And after an ugly start, LSU has strung together a few nice wins including including a win over a pretty good Auburn team a couple of weeks ago. I'm not saying Alabama is sleeping on this game, but I am saying that LSU is going to bring it this week. I think this could be a sneaky game this weekend for the Tide.
Happy Halloween and let's hear your takes.