A couple days ago I mentioned a quip CFR made in reference to the SEC's weak play versus the bottom feeders of the Pac 10. Kyle at Dawg Sports pontificates at length on the comment. Well met!
Incidentally, it turns out Kyle is a pioneer in the anti-Auburn haiku. Honestly, never would've guessed it. Never. Just TOTALLY didn't see that coming. Anyway, nice job Kyle!
Nico's Bama brethren discussing whether they hate us or Auburn more. Looks like we'll have a lot of Tide faithful cheering for us today. So we got that going for us, which is nice.
Some MSNBC guy who looks like Russell Crowe discusses the difficulty of playing in the SEC.
The Tiger Smack Photoshops this week have been typically excellent. Parts I, II, III, IV, V, and VI.
Ok, so the final line for this game stands at Auburn -3.5. Basically, they're getting the home field advantage points plus a kicker to rule out the field-goal win. Given that the two teams are thus viewed by the collective gambling world as pretty much dead even, I find it remarkable how few pundits think LSU will come out on top. To wit:
- Most importantly, the prodigious intellects of Comeaux the Clairvoyant Corndog and yours truly side with Auburn.
- SI's Stewart Mandel picks Auburn
- CFN's Pete Fiutak picks Auburn
- ESPN's Bruce Feldman picks Auburn.
- ESPN's Chris Fowler picks Auburn, and tells us why Gameday chose USC.
- Of CBS's five experts, four pick Auburn.
- ESPN's Pat Forde picks LSU
- Aww hell, you know what? I just found a link from CFR to the FanIQ blog, which lists the picks by the pundits for this game. 11 out of 14 pick Auburn.
- No link, but on Gameday this morning, Herbie went with the Aubbies, and Corso picked LSU. Word on the street is Mark May did the same on some radio shows this week. Son. Of. A. BITCH!
In any event, not quite the consensus I'd hoped for what with Corso going our way this morning, but I'll take it. Pressure's on the Aubbies.