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SEC Rivalry Week

Posted on 22 November 2007 by johnkeller

Big weekend in the best college football conference in the land, the SEC.  It actually starts on Friday with Hogs and Tigers in Baton Rouge.  Will this be Houston Nutt’s final game coaching the Razorbacks?  All signs are pointing to him leaving for the greener pastures of Waco and the Bears of Baylor!  Good Luck with that Houston!  Now on the match-up between Arkansas and LSU.  If the Hogs use the passing offense and use the weapons in the passing game then the Hogs have a great a chance of upsetting #1 LSU.  But that is putting alot of faith in the Ark. coaching staff, believe me I have serious doubts about those guys.  Ark. pass defense is poor.  I will call it LSU 31-13 over Ark.  

Alabama vs. Auburn: How in the world did the Bama boys lose to La.-Monroe?  Now that’s collosal.  Nicky Satan can resurect himself with a win in the Iron Bowl.  The Iron Bowl means everything to the state of Alabama and the alum from the two schools all over the world.  It should be an entertaining affair with Auburn edging out the Tide in the end.

Tenn. vs. Kentucky:  Kentucky balanced offense is too much for the Vols.  I like Kentucky at Commonwealth Stadium.  Georgia takes the SEC EAST with a Tenn. loss. 

Miss. vs. Miss St.:  EGG BOWL madness, I like Miss. State to win the bragging rights in Miss. for a year.  Croom has done a great job with this team will go bowling this year.

It should be LSU vs. Georgia in the SEC Championship game in Atlanta!  Now that’s game not to miss.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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Darren McFadden’s Arkansas Farewell

Posted on 15 November 2007 by johnkeller

 

Dateline Saturday, November 17, 2007:

Arkansas vs. Mississippi State, Little Rock, AR

Saturday will mark the last college game in the state of Arkansas for Superstar RB Darren McFadden.  D-Mac will be play his last game in Little Rock in front of the hometown faithful.  Will this be a glorious end to a great College career or will it end on a sour note with a loss to the physical Bulldogs?  No one can figure what Razorback team will show up, just look at the Tenn. debacle last week!  Let’s hope the boys show some pride and do the Little Rock crowd right.  I suspect War Memorial stadium will be rocking as usual for D-Mac’s swan song.  War Memorial is a magical place where great moments happen and the stadium is a lasting memory to America’s vets who gave the ultimate sacrifice in War. We will never forget our Vets or our beloved Razorback, Darren McFadden.   Darren McFadden will leave Ark. after his junior year for the pros and no one will ever fault him for that decision, but we will miss #5 his heart, and will to win. 

SEC Picks this week:

Miss St. @ Ark.(-10.5), take the points with Miss. St., Hogs will win a close one!

Vandy @ Tenn., Vols continue their march to Atlanta for the SEC Championship game, take the Vols.

LSU @ Miss.,  LSU romps Colonel Reb and Coach O!

Kentucky @ Georgia, Bulldogs are hot and will win between the hedges!

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Hog Wild

Posted on 07 November 2007 by johnkeller

I was foturnate to witness college footbal history last Saturday night in Arkansas.

35 carries for 323 yards from the great Darren McFadden, an SEC record!

The Hogs ran for 541 yards!!!  That’s right 541 yards against another SEC team! Even though the lame Spurrier’s played defense like a D. III school. D-Mac joined Georgia’s Herschel Walker as the only SEC players to run for 1,000 as a freshman, sophomore and junior.

It was a perfect Fall evening football and Hogs pleased the faithful.  During halftime, ceremonies were held to dedicate the naming of the field to retiring AD Frank Broyles.  Former NFL player and Hogs radio analyst Keith Jackson and longtime ABC broadcaster Keith Jackson did the honors emceeing the event.  Over 200 former Razorbacks, including Jerry Jones, Barry Switzer, and others were on hand for the glorious occasion.

SEC Picks for this week:

Hogs vs. Tenn.–my gut says the Vols are the pick at home, but I’m going with the D-Mac show to roll the Vols and further ignite the Vol nation.

Bama vs. Miss. St.–Sly Croom picks off the Tide in Starkville!

Kentucky vs. Vandy–I like the Cats here, but it will close

Auburn vs. UGA–This should be a dandy between the hedges.  I will go with the Richt bunch, I wonder if they celebrate as a team in the endzone after a touchdown?

Fla. vs. S.C.–Gators chomp Spurrier and the Gamecock misery continues.

Tidbits:

Congrats to NAVY for ending the streak!

It’s for McNair to sit, start Boller!

Last night’s debacle in Pitt. was an embarrasment to anyone who loves the Ravens.  McNair is not the same QB as last year, he is obviously hampered by the groin and back injuries. 

MD Terps are hapless and we need a miracle to make a bowl this year.  Fridge has alot of work ahead to get this team back on track.

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Greetings from Little Rock

Posted on 26 October 2007 by johnkeller

This is my very first blog ever, a virgin blogger so to speak! So let’s do this thing!

You may have heard of a certain running back from the University of Arkansas, a Heisman hopeful, one-half of the best backfield in College football.  It’s Darren McFadden “D-Mac” “D-Dog” for short.  If anyone saw the Ark.-Alabama game weeks ago, you witnessed the greatness that is D-Mac.  It’s unfortunate that his team is mediocre and his coaching staff is as conservative as Anne Coulter.  It’s a shame his talent is being shortchanged by a stubborn coaching staff that will be looking in the classifieds next year for employment.  D-Mac will be playing on Sundays and thrilling a lucky NFL city that get’s his athletic greatness and humbling personality.  He’s a kid you root for and I’ve been fortunate to see him play live in person. If you have the chance catch an Arkansas game when they are one of the major networks and see #5 and his backfield mate #25 Felix Jones isn’t too shabby either.

 SEC Games this week: 

Miss. @ Auburn: Auburn in a rout!

Miss. State @ Kent.:  Bulldogs in an big Upset!

S.C @ Tenn.:  Two Jekyl and Hyde teams, flip a coin

Florida Int. @ Arkansas:  Hogs win big!

FLA. vs. Georgia in Jacksonville:  Gators continue their domination of the Bulldogs!

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