Sunday, December 23, 2007

NFL Picks Week

Last week's record: 10-5

New York Giants at Buffalo: winner- Buffalo
Spread: New York by 2 1/2
My Prediction: Bills 24, Giants 20
The Giants have not been playing well recently and they will make too many mistakes in this game too win it. Look for Eli Manning to have a mediocre day.

Green Bay at Chicago: winner- Green Bay
Spread: Green Bay by 8
My Prediction: Packers 31, Bears 10
The Packers strong D will hold QB Kyle Orton and the Bears offense. The Packers should win this game easy and look to take over the 1# spot in the NFC.

Cleveland at Cincinnati: winner- Cleveland
Spread: Cleveland by 2 1/2
My Prediction: Browns 42, Bengals 31
The Browns will run the ball with Jamal Lewis early in the game to open up the deep threat. The Browns will win the second game between these teams this season in another high-scoring affair.

Kansas City at Detroit: winner- Detroit
Spread: Detroit by 4 1/2
My Prediction: Lions 21, Cheifs 17
This should be a snooze-fest between two bad teams. Jon Kitna will air it out all game and while he will throw a couple interceptions, he will throw a few touchdowns also.

Houston at Indianapolis: winner- Indianapolis
Spread: Indianapolis by 7
My Prediction: Colts 28, Texans 24
This game will be more competitive than most people think as the Texans almost pull an upset of the Colts.

Philadelphia at New Orleans: winner- Philadelphia
Spread: New Orleans by 3
My Prediction: Eagles 27, Saints 24
Brian Westbrook will be the force that drives the Eagles to a victory. The Eagles D will hold up well against Drew Brees.

Oakland at Jacksonville: winner- Jacksonville
Spread: Jacksonville by 13
My Prediction: Jaguars 35, Raiders 14
The Jaguars two-back combinations will run right through the Raiders. Look for Fred Taylor to have a big game as he seeks some revenge for not being named to the Pro Bowl.

Atlanta at Arizona: winner- Arizona
Spread: Arizona by 10
My Prediction: Cardinals 24, Atlanta 10
Atlanta is a absolute mess right now and the Cardinals will handle them with ease.

Tampa Bay at San Francisco: winner- Tampa Bay
Spread: Tampa by 5 1/2
My Prediction: Bucs 27, 49ers 7
Jeff Garcia will return to his former dwelling and win in style.

Miami at New England: winner- New England
Spread: New England by 22
My Prediction: Patriots 42, Dolphins 10
So, the Dolphins finally got their first win last week and caught the Big Tina (Bill Parcells). Too bad that was the Dolphins last win.

Baltimore at Seattle: winner- Seattle
Spread: Seattle by 11
My Prediction: Seahawks 27, Baltimore 17
The Seahawks should beat the Ravens in the first half but calm it down in the second half.

Washington at Minnesota: winner- Minnesota
Spread: Minnesota by 6 1/2
My Prediction: Vikings 28, Redskins 20
The Vikings will win the game on the ground, as they always do. Look for Chester Taylor to oust his teammate Adrian Peterson on the ground.

Monday Night:

Denver at San Diego: winner- Denver
Spread: San Diego by 8 1/2
My Prediction: Broncos 28, Chargers 24
The Broncos will win this game through physical play and their ground attack. Look for the Denver D to step up and stop LT.

This Week's Game Breakers

Brian Westbrook: He will lead the Eagles to victory once again with his elusiveness and his great pass-catching ability. He will break big plays off screen passes and cross the goal line more than once.

Fred Taylor: The Jaguars veteran running back has been playing like one of the 50 best running backs ever to play the game. Oh wait, he is. He has never been named to a Pro Bowl even though he is on the list as one of the 50 best rushers ever. He is the only player not to be named to a Pro Bowl on that list. He will show the world why he should be a Pro Bowl back this Sunday.

Chester Taylor: This will be the week of the 'Taylor'. Chester will have a great day this week. Taylor is having a good year but is being overshadowed by superstar rookie Adrian Peterson. Taylor will outshine Peterson this week, however.


Thursday, December 20, 2007

For Sixers, Chance is Inevitable

As you probably already know, the Sixers fired general manager Billy King. They hired hometown man Ed Stefanski, who used to GM for the New Jersey Nets. I think Stefanski will make many changes to the make-up of this team. He will fire head coach Maurice Cheeks and make some big-time trades.
I don't think Stefanski should fire Mo Cheeks. He has made a below-average team play way above their skill level. This year and last year he has done a good job and communicates well with players. All the players love him and he seems like a great man. He gets along with almost everyone, including former star player Allen Iverson. There is a reason Ed will fire Cheeks, though. For one, Stefanski probably thinks the whole team has to be reformed, and for that to happen, you usually have to fire the coach. He probably thinks these players need a change. Another reason is that Cheeks loves selfless players and hard defense. Stefanski wants to make this team into a high-powered offense, like he did in Jersey. Stefanski will bring in star players, who aren't as selfless as Cheeks wants them to be. Star players need to be a little selfish because, they are star players, the best on the team and should be relied on to make most of the in-game decisions and shoot the ball a lot.
Stefanski wants to bring exciting basketball back to Philly and wants the team to gain respectability throughout the league. I am not saying that these Sixers lack excitement. They have been playing well recently but the attendance is down. The Sixers had exciting basketball when Iverson was here. Even though the team was losing, the fans kept on coming. The fans, including me, loved watching Iverson give his all every night. He would risk his small-for-the-NBA body every night by driving into seven foot juggernauts and getting to the line an amazing amount of time. It is fun watching somebody play their heart out and score 40 points like every other night.
Stefanski isn't just going to sit around and wait until next year to make this team better. The Sixers could have kept Billy King if that's what they thought that Stefanski would do. The let's just wait and see style isn't going to be what Stefanski does. Trust me from experience, the wait-until-next-year-and-in-the-mean-time-watch-a-below-average-team-lose doesn't work in Philadelphia. Stefanski will probably acquire a star blossoming into a super star player by trading or otherwise. There are some players that Stefanski absolutely should not trade. He definelty should not trade Andre Igoudala, who is the closest thing the Sixers have to a star but he doesn't have that much consistency. Some night he will go up and light it up and some nights he will be missing shots like crazy. Kyle Korver has been in the trade talk for quite some time now but I don't think they should trade. He is a good complementary player who can take a game over at the three point line. They shouldn't trade Louis Williams either. The second year player has showed he can lead this team.
Now, who should the Sixers trade for exactly. They will probably trade point guard Andre Miller before the trade deadline comes. Miller is playing great, and with all the teams in need of a decent point guard, he should give the Sixers some talented players. Jason Kidd from the Nets is said to be on the trading block and he is playing like a man possessed. But I don't think the Sixers should trade for him because he is getting older and probably won't get better in the future. Most players don't get better in their later years legally (consult Barry Bonds or Roger Clemens about that). Don't get me wrong, there is no way in the world that Jason Kidd is taking steroids. The Sixers should trade for young players and young players only.
Don't expect giant moves soon, however. Because Stefanski is new to the organization. He is still scouting the current players on the team and seeing their true skill level. But, believe me, change is inevitable.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Improbable Victory

The Eagles pulled off an improbable 10-6 victory over the rival Dallas Cowboys. The Eagles got revenge for a loss to Dallas earlier this season. Tony Romo, who has played almost flawlessly this season, threw three picks. It seemed as if Romo was distracted by his latest girl friend, Jessica Simpson. The Birds' D held up well against the high-powered Dallas offense. The D held the Cowboys to two field goals. The Cowboys only got thirty-some yards on the ground. The Eagles defense has made a great turnaround in the run defense. Last year they did everything but escort the other teams' running back to a first down every play. This year, they are like a brick wall. Brian Dawkins had his first interception of the year. Lito Sheppard covered T.O. well, holding him to a mediocre two catches. McNabb did okay even though he had pressure on him the whole game.
The Eagles seem to play better when their not supposed to have a chance to put up a fight. In this game nobody thought they had a chance. They played average but average was good enough to beat the best team in the NFC. Sounds familiar (the Patriots game).

The Eagles are not mathematically eliminated from the playoffs yet. They still have a small chance at the second NFC wild card spot. They are 6-8, however, and have a very minuscule chance at the playoffs. The best record they can finish with is 8-8. They would have to beat the Buffalo and New Orleans to get to the .500 mark.

It is always a good week when the Eagles beat the 'Boys, however, especially when they are under dogs. Even though, the Eagles have been playing at a relatively low level. The Eagles can rejoice for a couple more days until they have to start to prepare for the Saints.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

NFL Picks of the Week

Last Week: 10-4

Tonight's game:

Cincinnati at San Francisco: winner- Cincinnati
Spread: Cincinnati by 9
My Prediction: Bengals 35, 49ers 14
The Bengals offense is just too explosive for the 49ers to handle.

Sunday's games:

Buffalo at Cleveland: winner- Cleveland
Spread: Cleveland by 5 1/2
My Prediction: Browns 28, Bills 24
This should be a very hard-fought game by two playoff-starved teams. Derek Anderson will lead the Browns to victory on the last drive of the game.

Tennessee at Kansas City: winner- Tennessee
Spread: Tennessee by 3 1/2
My Prediction: Titans 24, Chiefs 14
Vince Young needs to step up and lead this team to victory if the Titans want any shot at the playoffs. Young will have a great game.

Green Bay at St. Louis: winner- Green Bay
Spread: Green Bay by 9
My Prediction: Packers 31, Rams 24
The Rams are starting to show some life and they will make this game fairly competitive against a good Packers team. Ryan Grant has been playing phenomenal in recent games and don't expect that to change.

Baltimore at Miami: winner- Miami
Spread: Baltimore by 3
My Prediction: Dolphins 17, Ravens 14
The Dolphins will be playing their hardest this week because this might be the only chance they have to win a game. The next two games are against New England and Cincinnati. Wouldn't it be cool if the Dolphins played the Patriots on the last week of the season. Both teams would have exact opposite records if they continued at their current pace. Back to this week's game, the Dolphins will just edge out the Ravens in a mistake-filled contest.

New York Jets at New England: winner- New England
Spread: New England by 23 1/2
My Prediction: New England 56, Jets 13
This game is a rematch of the opening game of the season in which the Jets coach, Eric Mangini, ratted the Patriots out for video taping the Jet's defensive signals. That made the Pats mad and now they have made an historical run in which they won every game and blew out most. The whole league hated the Pats for cheating after that and now the Pats want revenge. The will show no mercy in this outing.

Arizona at New Orleans: winner- New Orleans
Spread: New Orleans by 3 1/2
My Prediction: Saints 28, Cardinals 14
With Fitzgerald and Boldin not at 100% for the Cards, they will lose against a pass-happy Drew Brees. He will be pass-happy because Reggie Bush is out for the season.

Jacksonville at Pittsburgh: winner- Pittsburgh
Spread: Pittsburgh by 3
My Prediction: Steelers 35, Jaguars 31
This will be a very close and high-scoring game between two 9-4 teams in the playoff hunt. Pittsburgh will just win this game on the last drive of the game. Look for Willie Parker to step it up.

Atlanta at Tampa Bay: winner- Tampa Bay
Spread: Tampa by 13 1/2
My Prediction: Bucs 35, Falcons 10
Things get even worse for the Falcons as the Bucs clinch a playoff spot.

Seattle at Carolina: winner- Seattle
Spread: Seahawks by 8
My Prediction: Seahawks 38, Panthers 13
The Seahawks are coming off a nice stretch and should blow out disappointing Carolina.

Indianapolis at Oakland: winner- Indianapolis
Spread: Indy by 11
My Prediction: Colts 34, Raiders 17
The Colts will thrash the Raiders with good running from Joseph Addai.

Philadelphia at Dallas: winner- Dallas
Spread: Dallas by 10 1/2
My Prediction: Cowboys 41, Eagles 20
I am sorry to say that T.O. and the gang will put a whipping once again on the Eagles. Tony Romo will have a great game along with Jason Witten but I don't see T.O. making too much of a splash.

Detroit at San Diego: winner- San Diego
Spread: San Diego by 10 1/2
My Prediction: San Diego 34, Lions 21
The Lions have been playing awful of late, but they will do o.k. in defeat.

Washington at New York Giants: winner- Giants
Spread: Giants by 5
My Prediction: Giants 24, Redskins 14
The Redskins might have had a chance if Jason Campbell hadn't got injured. With Todd Collins at the helm, I don't think the Redskins can overtake the Giants.

Monday Night:

Chicago at Minnesota: winner- Minnesota
Spread: Minnesota by 10
My Prediction: Vikings 31, Bears 13
The Viks running combination this season is one of the best ever. Simple as that.

My Game Breakers:

Derek Anderson: The Browns QB will have a great game against the Bills this week. I expect him to lead the Browns on some very important drives in this close game. Anderson has stepped up all year for this Browns team and has lead them into the playoffs.

Vince Young: Even though he hasn't been playing as well this year, I think Vince Young will step it up and be a leader this week for the Titans. He will use his arm and his legs to beat the Kansas City Chiefs this weekend.

Ryan Grant: He has unsuspectingly stepped up in the starting roll at running back for the Green Bay Packers and has been playing very well. That won't change tommorow as he probably will approach 200 yards.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Mitchell Report Suprising

Senator George Mitchell released his findings this afternoon after 20 months of investigation of the use of steroids in Major League Baseball. The list came out today and there were about 80 players named. The list consisted of all-stars in this era and also former players. Of all the players listed, one of the most surprising was seven-time CY Young Award winner Roger Clemens. After the report was presented, Clemens attorney immediately denied any use of steroids by his client. A trainer admitted to injecting Clemens with steroids while Clemens was playing for the Toronto Blue Jays in 1998 and the New York Yankees in 2000. Now, the question is with Clemens, is will this tarnish his remarkable, hall shoo-in career. We'll get to that later. Among the other names listed: Barry Bonds, Jason Giambi, Gary Sheffield, Lenny Dykstra, Andy Pettitte, Chuck Knobloch, Mo Vaughn, Miguel Tejada, Paul LoDuca, Kevin Brown, Eric Gagne, David Bell, Troy Glaus, and Matt Williams were some of the notables. You have to remember that some of these players are suspected of steroid use. They do have very strong evidence pointing their way and some have even admitted to their steroid use. Baseball is finally coming clean about the steroid era. It is trying to clean up the mess it started by not acting sooner when they had the suspicions. They are making steady progress, however, in cleaning up the mess. (But who knows who is using that undetectable 'the clear' stuff.) The only current Major Leaguer to talk to Mitchell was Giambi who admitted to taking steroids. Tejada just got traded to the Astros yesterday and today he is a steroid-user. (Merry Christmas Houston, Tejada is now coming with a public relations killing disease called steroid allegations). Their are some surprises about who is not on the list. Notably Sammy Sosa and Mark McGuire.

With the coming of these reports raises some questions like: Should commissioner Bud Selig punish the current players on this list based on the reports? Mitchell urged Selig not to punish these players unless it damages the integrity of Major League Baseball. Although Selig sounded as if he will punish these players and he said he will do it "swiftly".

Another question is what should the league do when some of these players get on the Hall of Fame ballot. Their are some players whose numbers predict them to be sure-fire hall of famers like Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens. Some have said that you put and asterisk or an acknowledgement that that player had been suspected of using steroids next to their name. Some have said that they shouldn't even be considered for the Hall of Fame. Now with Bonds, I will have to wait until the results of his trial come out. With Clemens, it is too early to tell if he should deserve a plaque in the hall (hey, he's only been in the steroid talk for a matter of hours). Only time will tell if this problem ever gets out of baseball.

The MLB is finally second-guessing itself for its handling of the steroid era. They waited too long when they knew what was happening. They said,"Well, let it go. The fans are happy and if they find out, ticket sales will go way down." Well, it seems that they were wrong two times. First, they waited even though they suspected something was happening when Sosa and McGuire were knocking them out of there a little too easy. They were also wrong when they said revenue would go down once fans found out about the dirty things that were going down in their sport. The total revenue has been higher every year, breaking the old revenue record the next.

This is a overall sad day for Major League Baseball and its fans because they are realizing their faults and we are seeing the truth about our idols. But this will help the MLB in due time because steroid use will continue to decrease until it is almost not even a topic. Of course that will take many years and players will start to find other ways to cheat. It is in human nature to try to get a competitive edge by any means possible even if it means destroying yourself. Their will always be players trying to cheat and their will always be commissioners stopping them. It used to be spit balls and now it's steroids. This is the beginning of the end of the steroid era.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Tebow Takes Heisman

Tim Tebow of Florida took home the Heisman Saturday night as this years best college football player. The versatile Gators' QB scored 52 touchdowns against the tough SEC defenses. Tebow was also the first sophomore to ever take home the award. He is the third Gators' QB to win the Heisman trophy. Let's get back to his outstanding numbers. He had 22 rushing TDs and was a 6 foot 3 235 pound wrecking ball for the Gators. He is not just a throwing quarterback: He also threw for 29 touchdowns this season. He led his team to a 9-3 record. His competitors in the Heisman race were: Darren McFadden, Arkansas running back; Colt Brennan, Hawaii quarterback; and Chase Daniel, Missouri quarterback.
Tebow also surprised me with his great personality. He thanked god about a thousand times on stage. He also said that he was proud to be a Gator about thousand times also. That leads me to believe that Tim will stay at Florida until his senior year. This is how Tebow set his priorities: 1. God, 2. Family, 3. Academics, and 4. Football. Tebow sounds like a great guy and deserving of the Heisman award.
Tebow and Darren McFadden were thought to be neck and neck in the Heisman race going into Saturday. McFadden lost by less than 200 votes. I feel bad for McFadden (well not that bad: he'll be going to the NFL and be a millionaire in his early 20s) because he came in second last year and came in second again, even though he had a better year.
Well, it's almost bowl time. Their should be some very exciting games in this crazy college football season.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

NFL Picks of the Week

Last week: 8-7

Carolina at Jacksonville: winner- Jacksonville
Spread: Jacksonville by 10 1/2
My Prediction: Jaguars 31, Panthers 10
The Jags will beat up on the hapless Panthers using their dynamic rushing duo of Fred Taylor and Maurice Jones-Drew.

Oakland at Green Bay: winner- Green Bay
Spread: Green Bay by 10 1/2
My Prediction: Packers 24, Oakland 10
Brett Farve or no Brett Farve, the Packers will beat the Raiders either way.

Tampa Bay at Houston: winner- Tampa Bay
Spread: Tampa by 3
My Prediction: Bucs 27, Texans 14
The Texans may not have their starting quarterback on the field and they will get outplayed by the playoff-bound Buccaneers.

Cleveland at New York Jets: winner- Cleveland
Spread: Cleveland by 3
My Prediction: Browns 38, Jets 28
This will be a high-scoring affair between two teams lead by young quarterbacks ( Browns-Derek Anderson, Jets- Kellen Clemens). Anderson will beat out Clemens in this game.

Dallas at Detroit: winner- Dallas
Spread: Dallas by 10 1/2
My Prediction: Cowboys 42, Lions 21
The Cowboys are just too good and the Lions are just too mistake-prone. Look for Jon Kitna to throw multiple interceptions.

San Diego at Tennessee: winner- San Diego
Spread: Pick
My Prediction: Chargers 28, Titans 24
This will be a game decided by the run and LT will have a monster game for the Chargers in this one.

Arizona at Seattle: winner Arizona
Spread: Seattle by 7
My Prediction: Cardinals 24, Seahawks 21
Kurt Warner will step up and have a good game, while the Cards D will handle Shaun Alexander.
I'm thinking a field goal to win in the last seconds of the game by Neil Rackers to propel the cards past the Seahawks in a thriller.

Kansas City at Denver: winner- Denver
Spread: Denver by 7
My Prediction: Broncos 14, Cheifs 10
Very low-scoring game but the Broncos will pull this one out at home.

Miami at Buffalo: winner- Buffalo
Spread: Buffalo by 7
My Prediction: Bills 24, Dolphins 14
This game will unfurl Miami's real desperation to get their first win. That desperation will force them to make mistakes late in the game.

St. Louis at Cincinnati: winner- Cincinnati
Spread: Cincinnati by 9 1/2
My Prediction: Bengals 35, Rams 28
Carson Palmer will show why he is the leader of this team but it is too late for the postseason for the struggling Bengals.

Minnesota at San Francisco: winner- Minnesota
Spread: Minnesota by 8 1/2
My Prediction: Vikings 28, 49ers 14
The 49ers have been struggling and the Vikings have been running. That pattern should not stop today.

Pittsburgh at New England: winner- Pittsburgh
Spread: New England by 10 1/2
My Prediction: Steelers 35, Patriots 31
This should be one of the best games played this year. Big Ben Roethlisberger will lead his team valiantly through the undefeated Patriots.

Indianapolis at Baltimore: winner- Indianapolis
Spread: Indianapolis by 9
My Prediction: Colts 34, Ravens 14
The Colts should handle the Ravens without breaking a sweat.

New Orleans at Atlanta: winner New Orleans
Spread: New Orleans by 3
My Prediction: Saints 24, Falcons 17
The Saints finally get a win that they should get but it may be too little too late for the playoffs.

Philadelphia at home vs. New York Giants: winner- Philadelphia
Spread: Philly by 3
My Prediction: Eagles 28, Giants 24
This will be a good game to watch as Brian Westbrook does everything but kick the field goals for the Eagles.

My Predictions for this Week's Top Performers:

LaDanian Tomlinsion- LT will run over the Titans and almost single-handily win a very important game for the Chargers and their playoff aspirations. Expect him to have a game of record proportions. Also expect him to have 3 touchdowns and over 200 yards.

Ben Roethlisberger- Big Ben will beat the Pats with his arm and his legs today. He will carry his team, the Steelers, to a upset win over the 12-0 Pats. He will take on the Pats stunning defense and come out victorious. He will also have some help from the Steelers stifling D.

Brian Westbrook- Like I said, Westbrook will do everything except kick the field goals for this Eagles team as they look to beat the rival Giants. Expect 200 or more yards rushing and, at the very least, 100 yards receiving.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Eagles-Seahawks Preview

The Eagles will play the Seahawks today at a freezing Lincoln Finacial Field this afternoon. The Eagles have a tough task in beating a hot 7-4 team with a three game winning streak. The Seahawks are also second in the league in sacks, only behind the Giants. It looks as if A.J. Feeley will get the start today and I think that is a good decsion considering the great pentration and pressure this team has on its defense. Donovan McNabb likes to hold the ball to the last minute bfore he throws but A.J. Feeley seems to throw it as soon as he sees a receveir with a inch of room. A.J.'s method will work better this afternoon, being as though the Sehawks figure not to give the quarterback that much time in the pocket. Matt Hasslebeck will be the starter for the Seahawks. He will be tough to handle but if you get good pressure on him, he will make mistakes. Shaun Alexander will play today after missing the last three games, but he has not played like his former self this year. Needless to say, Brian Westbrook has to have a good game this week for the Eagles to win, almost like he does every week.

BCS All Screwed Up

This college football season has been something to watch. The number 1 and 2 teams were beat last night (Missouri and West Virginia). So, who will play in the BCS Championship? No one is really sure, but Ohio State will most likely play the game. They are 11-1 and currently ranked number 3. They didn't even play in their conference championship game and they could be ranked number one after the new rankings are releashed. The other team playing in the championship could be Georgia, Kansas, maybe even West Virginia, Virginia Tech, LSU, USC, Oklahoma; Florida, Boston College and Hawaii also have a slight chance of making it to the big game.

The Georgia Bull Dogs are 10-2 but both their losses have come against unranked teams (South Carolina and Tennessee). They also beat 4 ranked teams including Florida by 12 points.

Kansas also has a chance to be in this championship game. They were ranked number one a few weeks ago and their record this year is 11-1. Their only loss came at the hands of Missouri.

West Virginia may have a chance even though they lost last night to Pitt. Their record is 10-2 with their two losses coming against Southern Florida and Pittsburgh. I don't think they will make it into the big game because they lost to Pitt when they were favored by four touchdowns.

Virginia Tech is 11-2 this season and they are right in the mix when it comes to championship talk. They beat Boston college to win the ACC crown. Their two losses came against LSU and Boston College (both teams were ranked number 2 in the country at the time.) I think they have a very good chance at playing Ohio State in the championship game.

LSU won the SEC Championship against Tennessee yesterday. They are 10-2 on the year, with their two losses coming at the hands of Kentucky and Arkansas. They are right in the thick of BCS talk these days

USC, always in the running for a championship birth, has a chance this year but that loss against Stanford might just kill their hopes.

Oklahoma has a decent argument themselves. They are 11-2 and just beat the Missouri Tigers to win the Big 12 title. The beat Missouri twice and Texas once but lost at unranked Colorado and Texas Tech. They have one of the best teams in the country and they took out the number 1 team with ease last night.

Hawaii is the only team in the conversation without a loss but the only ranked team they played was Boise State but was that their fault? No, but that might be the determining factor on whether they play in the big one or not. They did blow out most of their schedule, however.

This may be the year that ruins the BCS bowl system. There are just two many teams at the same level as each other and they all have the right to play for the championship. You could pick anyone to play: Ohio State, Hawaii, Oklahoma, Kansas, Georgia, etc., but there will still be those teams that say, "Why not us!" I think that a playoff system will solve this pressing issue. This will be interesting to watch.