Statements were made all across the playoff landscape this past weekend, and the latest episode of Igno Rants will take you through it all:
And while Florida State, TCU, and Baylor all had significant wins (I’m being gracious here, Iowa State fans), perhaps the biggest statement of all was made by the Big XII Conference Commish, Bob Bowlsby:
“‘One True Champion’ is really about everybody playing everybody. That’s the right way to do it. We believe that playing everyone every year is the right way to determine a champion, even if ends in a tie.”
How’d that work out for ya, Bob? You TWO TRUE CHAMPIONS both got shown the way to the “other bowl games of note” category. Congratulations on continuing a long, proud tradition of screwing up in the Big XII.
All the real conferences — you know, those who have the correct number of teams based on their conference name, and who don’t try to fool people with ads to convince them not having a championship games is a good thing — are having their champions crowned this weekend! Carey & Jeremy take you through all the big-time action, including three major upset picks!
It’s the third week of college football, right? So why does it have a pre-season feel to it? Very few games of note for the serious fan, excepting of course eventual-champion Alabama taking on Southern Miss. Perk up your Friday and get set for the weekend with our Week 3 Pickcast!
Plus, listen to Jeremy stumble and fumble around like an Auburn cornerback during this week’s Insane Quiz.
Well, at least Carey was right about SJSU upending Fresno St. Oh, who am I kidding? Let’s just dive right in to the big game and find out what kind of Igno Rant analysis can make sense of the wildest, wackiest Iron Bowls ever.
Well, for all our hand-wringing each season about how many teams “deserve” to be in the MNC game, it almost always sorts itself out before the bowl selections are made. This year is shaping up the same, as Oregon and Baylor called “uncle” in their respective campaigns.
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Oh look, it’s a free touchdown. Sweet.
This week’s podcast is late, we admit it. We had an Igno-Rant kid in the operating room Sunday night, and forgot to get the recap out to you.
The kid is doing fine. This podcast, though, is as bad as ever.
This week, we discuss
Oregon vs Stanford and Oklahoma vs Baylor starts Thursday. Then we get Alabama vs LSU and Auburn vs Tennessee on Saturday. Let’s hear what you think about any or all of these games or any others for that matter. Tweet at us @IgnoRantTalk , post a comment on our Facebook page, post in the comment section below, or best of all, call the RANTLINE: 26 26 0RANT1. That’s a real phone number folks. We’ll mention your picks in the show!
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If…..IF Auburn somehow pulls out the win on Saturday, they will improve to 6-1. Given the fact they’re playing FAU the following week it’s safe to say they would go on to be 7-1. Auburn would suddenly become big time favorites over Arkansas and Tennessee. It’s easy to believe they could win both those games and then be…..9-1.
If Georgia continues playing the way they have, Auburn would then be favorites in that game as well. 10-1?
AND THEN……hosting Alabama in Jordan-Hare. This season has already turned out much better than national pundits have predicted, but could Auburn be on the brink of finishing the season in the top 10? Just food for thought.
Seems Pat Dye is up to his old drunken self still. Wait, he didn’t say anything racist or sexist? You say he only made a point that Rice shouldn’t have been nominated to the Bowl Selection Committee because she’s never so much as played a down of football? The heck you say? More…