11.25.2009

WRAS Picks the SEC - Week 13

SPUAT (-11.5) @ AUBURN

Walt Flanagan: Inside sources say there will be a little trickery and maybe even the unveiling of the "Big Cat Formation" (Ben Tate at wildcat with Fannin and McCalebb). SPUAT's strength (other than paying players) is their running game while Auburn's weakness is their linebacking depth. That's the difference but Auburn will keep it close...SPUAT 28 - Auburn 21

Morris Fenderbaum: SPUAT 33 - Auburn 20

Mickey Goldmill: Rivalry week. Iron Bowl. Tigers vs. Turds. Nuff said. Quite possibly Mickey’s favorite week of the year. The importance of this game cannot be overstated. What it means to the respective programs, is immeasurable. The implications, far reaching. SPUAT has proved, on the field, they are one of the best teams in the land. They have looked dominate the majority of the season. They are good on offense, good on defense, and good on special teams. Their rushing attack is brutal and Ingram is making a serious push towards winning The Heisman Trophy. It will take a near perfect game from the Tigers to give them a legitimate shot to win. Fannin fumbling can not happen. Ziemba and McCain’s false starts can not happen. Thorpe getting toasted down the sideline can not happen. Fumbled punts can not happen. These are the things that have plagued Auburn in its four losses. If Auburn is able to play a mistake free game, and get just a few breaks, we can compete. Its strength on weakness in SPUAT’s running game vs. AU’s run defense. In Mickey’s opinion, it is vital that Eltoro Freeman is healthy and starts. Auburn’s depth, or lack thereof, at linebacker has been an Achilles heel all season. “The Bull” is our best option to stop Ingram. His potential absence is a very, very bad thing. In the end the Turds have a better, deeper, more experience team, and will likely wear the Tigers down. A sad day on the plains, SPUAT 35 – AU 16

Clemson (-3) @ South Carolina

Walt Flanagan: Trap game for Clemson? This is the kind of game that Clemson loses and now that they are already in the ACCCG, can they get it together for this? I think so...Clemson 24 - South Carolina 20

Morris Fenderbaum: Clemson 28 - South Carolina 17

Mickey Goldmill: Will this be it for Spurrier at Carolina? The rumors have been out there. Clemson is hot having won there last six games to put the Tigers at 8-3 on the year and champions of the Atlantic Division. The Cocks are headed in the opposite direction, currently on a three game skid and at 6-5 on the year. This one’s in Columbia, but Big Mo is on the side of Clemson. Has S.O.S. had enough? CU 31 – SC 24

Tennessee (-3.5) @ Kentucky

Walt Flangan: 24 years of futility for the Wildcats versus the Vols. This is as good a shot as they will ever have but they won't have enough in a close one...Tennessee 31 - Kentucky 30

Morris Fenderbaum: Kentucky 24 - Tennessee 17

Mickey Goldmill: This one could prove tricky. The Cats are going for win number eight on the year and UT is trying to get number seven. Too many off the field incidences have provided a number of distractions for the Vols as of late. Mickey likes UK in the upset, 28-27.

Ole Miss (-7) @ Mississippi State

Walt Flangan: Ole Miss is running wild now that they have McCluster as the featured back. MSU was keeping it close with teams early on but they seem to have lost steam...Ole Miss 35 - MSU 21

Morris Fenderbaum: Ole Miss 37 - Mississippi State 20

Mickey Goldmill: Mickey can only guess the line is only a touchdown since this version of The Egg Bowl will be played in Starkghanistan. With wins over Jackson St., Vandy, MTSU, and Kentucky, Dan Mullen is still searching for his signature win in his rookie year at the helm. Don’t expect it to happen against the more talented Rebels. UM 42 – MSU 31

FSU (+23) @ Florida

Walt Flanagan: Let the Tim Tebow lovefest begin. It is going to be nauseating listening to Verne slobber all over the Football Jesus. He'll put on a show for the home crowd and get his name back in the Heisman race...Florida 45 - FSU 10

Morris Fenderbaum: Florida 41 - FSU 17

Mickey Goldmill: Bowden gets embarrassed in this one. It’s a shame, as this will be the last game for Mickey Andrews at FSU (except for maybe a bowl game). Apparently, Andrews got the memo. 42 – 10 Gaytors.

Georgia (+7.5) @ Georgia Tech

Walt Flanagan: This one should be a shootout as UGa can't really stop anyone and GT can score on anyone. Close but the Jackets pull it out...Georgia Tech 31 - Georgia 24

Morris Fenderbaum: Georgia Tech 34 - Georgia 24

Mickey Goldmill: The ACC Coastal Division Champion Jackets are playing for braggin rights. They get UGAy coming off a loss to Kentucky at home inside Bobby Dodd. Will they get caught looking ahead to the showdown with Clemson? Not likely. This one means too much. It’s a good thing UGAy beat Auburn because Mickey’s not sure he would have survived three losses and a losing record. GT 31 – UGAy 24 This one doesn’t have anything to do with football, but Mickey can’t get enough of the GTGs.



Arkansas (+3.5) @ LSU

Walt Flanagan: Les Miles has been hearing it from the Corn Dog Nation this week. I love Arkansas when they are at home, this game is Baton Rouge...LSU 27 - Arkansas 21

Morris Fenderbaum: Arkansas 36 - LSU 28

Mickey Goldmill: Words cannot describe the emptiness of Les Miles giant melon. Les Miles is a ritard. For that reason, Mickey likes the Hogs. rKansas 33 – Lswho 28



Last Week:

Walt (5-1 straight up, 3-2 versus the spread)

Morris (4-2, 3-2)

Mickey (4-2, 4-1)

Total:

Walt (68-19, 36-39-1)

Morris (66-21, 37-38-1)

Mickey (71-16, 36-39-1)

11.24.2009

JINX



The SI jinx is on bitches!!!

LINK

20 Years Later

A good piece in the AJC by Tony Barnhart about the first time the turds came to the plains.

LINK

That day, December 2, 1989, Mickey was only 11 years old, but was lucky enough to be in Jordan-Hare. Mickey recalls his dad letting Mickey and Mickey's little brother skip school on Friday before the game so we could head down to the plains in the RV on Thursday night- to make sure we got "our" tailgating spot. And we were not the only ones, but it was the first time, to Mickey's knowledge, that had ever happened before. What an experience it was. Mickey recalls a pep rally Friday afternoon, a concert at the baseball field Friday night. Mickey was only eleven, and all jacked up on Mountain Dew ($1 to the red headed kid from Talledega Nights) but Mickey was throwin' down. Gameday- the Tiger Walk, indescribable. The blue haze in the air from the paper shakers- man, there was something different about that day.

Footage of Eltoro Freeman as a 6 year old



If "The Bull" plays on Friday, McElroy and Ingram better be prepared.

11.23.2009

A year later, Auburn looks to strike back - ESPN article by Chris Low

Yes, some bammer really did this...

So there is an asterisk on the Got 12 shirts?

FAIL



Not only was the "clock" play unbelievable, why in the world is LSU calling 3 straight passing plays when all they need is a field goal? What goes around, comes around. Miles' end of game management is insane. See LSU-Auburn 2007.

11.21.2009

11.20.2009

WRAS Picks the SEC - Week 12

Vanderbilt (+17) at Tennessee

Walt Flanagan: The season is mercifully about to end for Vandy. Their only bright spots have been LB Chris Marve and likely SEC Freshman of the Year, Warren Norman. The Wild Boyz need this one to get bowl-eligible and another off the field arrest won't distract them this week...UT 27 - Vandy 9

Morris Fenderbaum: UT 30 - Vandy 13

Mickey Goldmill: Twelve weeks and twelve games for Vandy. That’s what Mickey calls efficiency. The 'Dores will end their season with a loss in Knoxville to the “I say U-T, you say Wild Boyz!!” Wild Boyz 35 – ‘Dores 14

Ran across this cartoon this week:

Kentucky (+8.5) at Georgia

Walt Flanagan: Uga VII is gone. He had a short tenure and didn't have time to accumulate some of the memorable antics of his lineage. His grandfather loved to attack Auburn players and wear ill-fitting video cameras on his head (the forgettable ugacam) nor did he win as much as his dad and unfortunately didn't live long enough to have bouts of senility such as attacking his own flag...

...but Uga is Uga and I'm sure he's proud to know his last game was a home win over Auburn. Here's hoping dog heaven has a big bag of ice for him to sit on for eternity...Georgia 24 - Kentucky 14

Morris Fenderbaum: Georgia 27 - Kentucky 23

Mickey Goldmill: Richt definitely turned down the seat warmer last week in beating your Auburn Tigers. UGay is a more talented team than UK, but as Auburn learned, if you let them hang around long enough, make enough mistakes, they will slip up and put a whuppin' on ya. Georgia will mourn the unexpected death of Uga VII as he passed away earlier this week.

http://www.georgiadogs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=40673&SPID=3571&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=8800&ATCLID=204836915

Dawgs by a TD...35 – 28

Mississippi State (+10.5) at Arkansas

Walt Flanagan: Anyone get the feeling MSU is running out of steam? With the SEC likely to get 10 teams in bowl games, every game from here on out is big for bowl positioning. Arkansas gets it done...UA 35 - MSU 17

Morris Fenderbaum: Arkansas 40 - Miss. State 20

Mickey Goldmill: Miss. State travels from Starkghanastan to Fayettnam this weekend. But really, Fayetteville is a nice town with a pretty campus and top notch athletic facilities. Wish Mickey was able to say the same about Starkville. Petrino schools Mullen on offense in this one. Mallet will give the State D fits...38 – 17

LSU (+3.5) at Ole Miss

Walt Flanagan: Weeeeeeeeell, now that the pressure's off Ole Miss looked like the team it was supposed to be in the win over the Wild Boyz. Or maybe it's that Nutt finally has decided that McCluster needs to touch the ball more than 15 times a game (UT was just the 3rd time this season). LSU comes in limping around and I think Ole Miss gets 'em...Ole Miss 27 - LSU 24

Morris Fenderbaum: LSU 28 - Ole Miss 17 CANNONBAAAALLLLL!!!!!

Mickey Goldmill: First no Confederate battle flags, and now no singing “the south will rise again”? What are they thinking. KIDDING, ONLY KIDDING. Seriously, is this the fifties?

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2009/nov/20/klan-set-to-stand-for-rebel-fight-song/

This is a huge home game for Colonel Reb and having the KKK on campus on a big recruiting weekend has got to have Houston Nutt royally effin pissed. That reminds Mickey, does anyone know what happened to Andy Kennedy for his alleged racist comments last December?

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/news/story?id=3777703

Whatever, back to football. Game of the weekend in the SEC. LSU wins a close one...31 – 30. Les and his hat get lucky again.

Florida International (+43.5) at Florida

Walt Flanagan: Anyone else get the feeling that the Gators are sleep-walking through this season? Hit the snooze button on this one...Florida 49 - FIU 3

Morris Fenderbaum: Florida 53 - FIU 13

Mickey Goldmill: Snot Bubbles. Gaytors 56 – FIU 10

Chattanooga (no line) at SPUAT

Walt Flanagan: Well, this one's going to be a beatdown. SPUAT will be coming to Auburn undefeated and in the Mythical National Championship hunt on the 20th anniversary of December 2, 1989. SPUAT 49 - Chattanooga 7

The beatings will continue until morale improves...http://www.wareaglesupperclub.com/ironbowlbash.htm

Morris Fenderbaum: SPUAT 44 - Chattanooga 6

Mickey Goldmill: Snot Bubbles. Mickey would never wish personally injury on anyone, well maybe just a few folks, and you know who you are. However, if it is meant to be for a few turds to have - say maybe a turf toe or something not life altering, please Chattanooga do your part. We need the help...SPUAT 42 – UTC 3

Last Week:

Walt (5-2 straight up, 3-4 versus the spread)
Morris (5-2, 3-4)
Mickey (6-1, 3-4)

Total:

Walt (63-18, 33-37-1)
Morris (62-19, 34-36-1)
Mickey (67-14, 32-38-1)

11.17.2009

11.14.2009

WRAS Picks the SEC - Week 11

Auburn (+4) @ Georgia

Walt Flanagan: Big time game as always no matter the records. Auburn's defense hasn't been great this year but it's getting better and getting pressure on QBs. UGay's offensive line has been struggling and their D is playing worse than Auburn's. I feel a lot of Tatemoney being rained all over Athens tonight. But A.J. Greene is dangerous and the only WR in the league who can take over a game. If he does, expect to see some of this...


Greene might get in the endzone once or twice but it won't be enough. This pic feels more like it...Auburn 34 - Ugay 27


Morris Fenderbaum: Auburn 34 - UGay 28 CANNONBAAAAALLLLL!!!!!

Mickey Goldmill: Great games across the conference this week. Your Auburn Tigers have rebounded and are on a roll heading into Amen Corner. This one goes as Chris Todd goes. Mickey knows two things concerning this game: Gus Malzahn > Willie Martinez and Ted Roof > Mike Bobo. Auburn should be able to out scheme UGay. Will Auburn’s lack of depth be an issue? Will the Canadian Scotsman return and give AU’s offense the added dimension it so desperately needs? Mickey is optimistic. Clear your New Year's Day calendar, ladies, cause we goin’ bowlin’!!!! Auburn 38 – UGay 27

Kentucky (-3) @ Vanderbilt

Walt Flanagan: SEC Game of the Week? UK gets it done and will go bowling...Kentucky 24 - Vandy 17

Morris Fenderbaum: Kentucky 20 - Vandy 13

Mickey Goldmill: ZZZzzz ZZZzzzzZZZZZ...Cats over Dores 27 – 18


Tennessee (+3) at Ole Miss

Walt Flanagan: UT's turned it around and Colonel Reb is crying. Ole Miss' is in danger of not even making a bowl in a season they were hyped incessantly. I didn't know you could ride dirty in a Prius wielding a pellet gun but I guess nothing is impossible (or so Nu'Keese's shirt said). Even without the 3 freshman playing, this one will be a "shootout"...Tennessee 28 - Ole Miss 24

Morris Fenderbaum: Tennessee 27 - Ole Miss 20

Mickey Goldmill: Chaos in Knoxville this week plays to the favor of the Rebs. Which version of Jonathon Crompton shows up? Rebs in a good one 30 – 28

Florida (-15) @ South Carolina

Walt Flanagan: South Carolina has won 5 SEC games in a row at home. SOS takes over the play-calling duties from the junior ball coach tonight. Won't make a difference. Florida is on cruise control...UF 31 - South Carolina 14

Morris Fenderbaum: Florida 33 - USC 13

Mickey Goldmill: If this one is close in the fourth, count on the SEC officials to make sure the Gaytors cover...UF 38 – Cocks 17

SPUAT (-13) @ Mississippi State

Walt Flanagan: SPUAT's getting all the breaks. They don't look impressive but just keep winning, it feels a little like 1992. I don't know how they do it but Mickey has an idea. SPUAT 28 - MSU 14

Morris Fenderbaum: SPUAT 28 - MSU 13

Mickey Goldmill: See previous game’s pick. Lather, rinse, repeat...Turds 38 – MSU 17


Louisiana Tech (+24.5) @ LSU

Walt Flanagan: Shake it off, corndogs. Only in the SEC can a zebra kill a tiger...LSU 49 - La. Tech 17

Morris Fenderbaum: LSU 41 - La. Tech 13

Mickey Goldmill: Seriously, working in Louisiana with these coon ass Cajuns is hilarious...LSU 42 – La. Tech 14

Troy (+14.5) @ Arkansas

Walt Flanagan: Arkansas looking to go bowling, they'll get it done...Arkansas 45 - Troy 21

Morris Fenderbaum: Arkansas 42 - Troy 10

Mickey Goldmill: Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere….or something like that. Troy continues to line up quality opponents. Kudos for trying...Hogs 35 – Trojans 17

Last Week:

Walt (8-0 straight up, 2-1-1 versus the spread)
Morris (7-1, 0-3-1)
Mickey (7-1, 2-1-1)

Total:

Walt (58-16, 30-33-1)
Morris (57-17, 31-32-1)
Mickey (61-13, 29-34-1)

11.10.2009

Julio & Ingram Can Take Them Fishing

http://blog.al.com/tide-source/2009/11/give_refs_a_break_saban_says.html

"I just really do believe this: If I was an official, and I was making what I make officiating, because I love the game and I love doing it, and I was getting crit­icized by the media, includ­ing our announcers on TV, like these guys get crit­icized, I'd step back and say, 'I think I'll go to the lake this weekend. You can have this.' That's what I'd do," Saban added.

11.09.2009

An SEC Ref Would Have Taken It

Move Along, Nothing To See Here

That Was Close!

No truth to the rumor that this was a SEC referee getting a scare about what would happen UNLESS HE KNOWS WHAT'S GOOD FOR HIM!

Everyone else sees it, why can't the S(puat)EC?

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a78/nursetpd/LSU/No_INT.gif


Matt (Bham)
Your call on the LSU/Bama interception call. Bad Call? I think so. Everyone says even if LSU got it they wouldn't win. Hard to say. They only needed 7 points to get ahead. It only takes one play (like the one from Julio) to accomplish it. It's sad to see games come down to this.

Chris Low
(1:37 PM)
I thought it was an interception when I saw it live and it also "appeared" to be one when watching the replay. It would have given the Tigers a chance to come back and win, but I'm not sure what the chances are that Jarrett Lee leads them down the field for a touchdown. LSU only had 9 yards of total offense in the fourth quarter. Like you, though, I hate to see so many questionable calls in all these games.


3. The fourth-quarter interception that LSU corner Patrick Peterson did (according to video) or didn't (according to the SEC officials) make enthralled conspiracy theorists. I think they need a hobby. If the Tigers had gotten the ball, they would have been on the Alabama 37, trailing 21-15, with a backup quarterback and a backup tailback. On the Tigers' last two possessions, Jarrett Lee went 1-for-7 with two sacks and one pick. In other words, that call didn't decide the game.





At least one person is defending the officials...


Auburn Football Swaggometer - Week 10


11.06.2009

WRAS Picks the SEC - Week 10

Furman @ Auburn (no line)

Walt Flanagan: Now that's what I'm talking about! Defense played much better and got great QB pressure and really swarmed to the football. McCluster had a great day and the special teams gave up the long kickoff return but overall a good effort to get blowl eligible. Saturday makes the Kentucky even harder to take. No shame in losing on the road to Arkansas and LSU but that one still hurts. I don't think Money will play and he probably shouldn't. Chris Todd shouldn't play more than one quarter and Benny Tate needs to come out no later than halftime. Win #7 comes Saturday going into Amen Corner...Auburn 49 - Furman 7

Morris Fenderbaum: Auburn 54 - Furman 17

Mickey Goldmill: SNOT BUBBLES. Auburn racks up big time yardage. This Homecoming game was much needed before a mini version of Amen Corner. Tigers 49 – Purple Paladins 7


War Damn Michael Dyer

South Carolina (+5.5) @ Arkansas

Walt Flanagan: And so it begins. And by that I mean the 'Cocks going limp towards the end (which is of course the most important time). Arkansas at home is tough and they'll continue on Saturday...Arkansas 31 - South Carolina 20

Morris Fenderbaum: Arkansas 27 - South Carolina 23

Mickey Goldmill: Mickey was wrong about SC last week as Mickey thought Spurrier would take it to Kiffen. Mickey is reminded how the 'Cocks have a tendency to fizzle as the season wears on...Pig Souie 38 - Cocks 28

Vanderbilt (+32.5) @ Florida

Walt Flanagan: Quite the week for the Gators. Brandon Spikes hijacks the week and then Urban gets a slap on the wrist with his $30,000 fine for complaining that the referees didn't take care of Teblow as well as the media. Vandy put up a good fight against Georgia Tech but they won't even sniff a lead Saturday...Florida 45 - Vandy 10

Morris Fenderbaum: Florida 48 - Vandy 13

Mickey Goldmill: U. G. L. Y. Meyer takes out his SEC frustrations on little ole Vandy...Gaytors 49 – Dores 13

LSU (+9) at Alabama

Walt Flanagan: SPUAT favored by 9?!?! Seems high for this game. Did SPUAT get their redzone offense corrected during the off week? Has LSU's defense corrected their problems? It looks like the Bayou Bengals have the last two weeks but they did play an Auburn team at their swagger nadir and Tulane. I don't think LSU can score enough against the SPUAT defense...SPUAT 20 - LSU 14

Morris Fenderbaum: LSU 20 - SPUAT 18 (6 FGs from Leigh Ann Tiffin). CANNONBAAAAALLLLL!!!!!

Mickey Goldmill: Mickey found out this week that he will be working in the corndog state for the foreseeable future and getting used to all the coon asses takes some getting used to. Damn this economy! That being said, Mickey would gladly put up with the corndog crowing after they beat the turds. Do it for Mickey, Bengal Tigers! The HAT 28 – Cheatin' Bastards 27

Memphis (+26) @ Tennessee

Walt Flanagan: Tennessee's about to go on their patented late season winning streak versus the unholy trilogy of Memphis, Kentucky and Vandy...Tennessee 38 - Memphis 10

Morris Fenderbaum: Tennessee 34 - Memphis 13

Mickey Goldmill: East Tennessee > West Tennessee. Seriously, how bad were UT’s unis last week? Mickey likes seeing the special threads on occasion but that was just trying too hard. Vols win big...38 – 10

Eastern Kentucky @ Kentucky (no line)

Walt Flanagan: Not only did Auburn look like a different team versus Ole Miss but Kentcuky went out and lost at home to Mississippi State. Whut tha hell. UK 42 - EKU 10

Morris Fenderbaum: UK 44 - EKU 9

Mickey Goldmill: What does Mickey know about EKU? Not much. The University is in Richmond, Ky and they play in the OVC along with Jacksonville State among others. Seriously, who cares? Snot Bubbles? Check...UK 38 – EKU 7

Tennessee Tech @ Georgia (no line)

Walt Flanagan: If Georgia finishes 6-6 or worse then there will be changes in Athens. They aren't that crazy to get rid of Richt, are they? UGay 49 - TT 6

Morris Fenderbaum: UGay 52 - Tennessee Tech 10

Mickey Goldmill: Snot bubbles. I’m not going to waste my time or yours. Jawga wins by lots...UGAy 42 – Tenn Tech 10

Northern Arizona @ Ole Miss (no line)

Walt Flanagan: Nutt and Ole Miss just can't handle prosperity. They are in danger of not going to a bowl game since they have 2 games versus 1AA opponents...Ole Miss 49 - UNA 10

Morris Fenderbaum: Ole Miss 40 - Northern Arizona 6

Mickey Goldmill: Seriously, this must be the week of stupid out of conference match-ups in the SEC. Snot Bubbles, what else? Rebels 42 – Northern Arizona 6

Last Week:

Walt (4-2 straight up, 3-3 versus the spread)
Morris (5-1, 4-2)
Mickey (3-3, 2-4)

Total:

Walt (50-16, 28-32)
Morris (50-16, 31-29)
Mickey (54-12, 27-33)

War Dyer Eagle!