Monday, January 02, 2006

Scouting made fun...

Hmmm...how does one say this politely? Answer - one doesn't. So, let me just say that Monday Bowl games blow. Personally, I'm all for bumping the pro games and playing the college games on the weekend. That's just me though.

That said, it's been a pretty good day of football so far. And it's not over yet.

Eileen will be pleased to know that my standard handicapping system is holding up pretty well. It's a pretty easy way to predict the winning team...simply choose the team with the best looking cheerleaders. Laugh if you want, but it makes scouting a lot more fun.

Look at today's games. Texas Tech shouldn't have even stayed in their game, but despite having a backup QB in for a while, they had a good chance against Alabama. Why? Hot cheerleaders...obviously. What was their stumbling block - besides a hobbled QB? Well, unfortunately for Texas Tech, the Crimson Tide is a powerhouse of hot cheerleader recruiting.

Next up? Wisconsin and Auburn. The game I was waiting for. I had two hats. I changed them every change of possession. It was plenty of hat changing and a good game. I was really pretty worried for Wisconsin and was afraid they wouldn't get a final win for outgoing coach Barry Alverez. It wasn't Auburn's powerful offense that had me worried, but the sight of a group of not-so-hotties on the Badger's sidelines. Unkind? Perhaps, but I was concerned...until they finally cut to closeups of the Badger's varsity squad - cuties one and all.

In all fairness, I can't claim my method was true on this one though. They never showed the Auburn cheerleaders all game...or at least not while I was watching.

Now, it's Notre Dame and Ohio State. Not surprisingly, it's a close game. Both cheerleading squads are good looking and feisty. Almost too close to call. But I think the Buckeyes have a bit more pep depth.

Well, back to the Irish and Buckeyes...I've got cheer...er...a football game to watch.

15 comments:

K said...

So... how do you pick the winners in hockey? Maybe there's a direct "missing teeth to "goals scored" ratio.

Anyway, thanks for the tip. I'm gonna run out and call my bookie now.

Shawn said...

Not sure about hockey...you might have to depend on crap like stats and stuff...not at all scientific like my method for college football.

I should also point out that this is only valid for Bowl games. Don't ask me why. Clearly it's one of life's mysteries.

Wendy said...

This was an entire post about football, right? *yawn*

Laura said...

My boss came in all depressed yesterday at work because ND lost... oh well I say...

Wendy said...

You know I am just teasing, right? I mean apparently lot’s of people actually like football…

tshsmom said...

I'm with Wendy!

The Zombieslayer said...

That game was awesome!

(Referring to the Texas vs University of Spoiled Children game).

Eileen said...

Did you see the Texas cheerleaders tonight? They were wearing chaps!

It made me think of you.

Slade said...

Rolllllll Tide!!!! all the way baby! My husband is from Huntsville, AL and we are planning on moving there this summer.

Shawn said...

I should share that I had two picks for the awesome national title game.

Using the cheerleader technique, I came up with Texas by a hair...I believe the chaps were enough to best the always hot USC cheerleaders.

Using the compare talent and stats method seasoned with a touch of 'how I wanted it to end up' yielded USC by a narrow margin.

Anyway...great game.

And I still like all of you non-football fans. You may call it footblah if you wish.

Cheers.

Wendy said...

I like that. Footblah it is!

Now hockey....there's a game...

tshsmom said...

Thanks for the PERFECT new term! I will be using this come Monday morning. mwahahaha

The Zombieslayer said...

The UT cheerleaders didn't look that bad either. My youngest brother graduated from UT (everyone lives in Texas except me and my older brother who lives in Wash DC). When I went to visit him, there were hot babes everywhere. Nice town for babes.

USC has the hot babes because they have money. Tuition there if I'm not mistaken is over $30k a year. That's why people who don't go there call it the University of Spoiled Children, just like we call Berkeley Beserkly.

Miranda said...

It's STILL not over yet? ;)

Laura said...

Where'd he go?