thebowl.challenge: Vegas baby Vegas edition
Big movement in the standings after last night's entry in an ongoing saga called "everyone in the Pac 10 but USC really, really sucks at bowl games." This strikes me as odd since I really didn't have a friggin' clue (regular OR raging) who would win last night's game, but some people had a ton of points on it. So kudos to you all for being much, much smarter than me. And a hearty congratulations to blogtributor Evan - the only person in the group to get the first two games wrong - for not being much, much smarter than me. At least, not yet.
ETA: has this Reggie Ball business completely mindfucked anyone else as far as picks and confidence points go? Is him being out a fantastic thing for Calvin Johnson and the rest of the Jackets (under the "anyone but Reggie" theory) or does this make their odds of winning even worse (under the "if this backup couldn't even beat out Reggie Ball, he must be gawd-awful" theory)? I was just looking at CFN, and they point out that Ball's completion percentage went down every single year, this season settling at around 44% (!!!). In GT's last two games of the season, against Georgia and Wake, Ball went (*deep breath*) 15-of-51 passing -- that's 29% -- for 171 yards and four interceptions. Ye Gods. If they have even a quasi-competent backup, you'd think Ball would've been yanked a while ago. Of course, if the backup turns out to be decent, then we have to consider the possibility that Chan Gailey Equilibrium is actually THE GOAL in the minds of the GT coaching staff. Well now I'm just wildly intrigued. Thoughts?
SOC from Todd should be forthcoming (all the time coming).
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