The Picks put it all on line against Drew Copeland
Published: Monday, December 24, 2012 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, December 24, 2012 at 12:57 a.m.
Welcome to another meeting of Procrastinator's Anonymous. As you know, I don't have a name because my parents kept putting it off. You can just call me, “Guy With The Hat.”
A couple of announcements.
If you haven't done your Christmas shopping yet, I'd recommend cash.
Our bus trip to the Sugar Bowl has been canceled because nobody reserved the bus or signed up in time.
If you're going and haven't booked your room in New Orleans yet, I'd suggest sleeping on floor of a casino or on line at Mother's. Nobody will bother you.
If you haven't purchased a Sugar Bowl ticket, don't worry. There will be plenty available before the game.
And if you haven't made your predictions on the bowl games yet, no worries. None of them really matter until the SEC starts playing games.
And that's where we are, ready to make the bowl picks that matter. The Picks vs. Drew Copeland of Sister Hazel. It's an annual battle with the loser donating to Stop Children's Cancer and buying lunch for the winner. Apparently, Copey is a member of Procrastinator's Anonymous because I'm a couple of lunches behind.
Like I need them.
Drew is going to go down hard this year because I have new eyes. Well, they're the same eyes but now I can see out of them thanks to cataract surgery. It's a miracle that Dr. Football went 94-66 this season without being able to see.
I can taste those ribs now.
FLORIDA-LOUISVILLE (Sugar Bowl): Charlie Strong was joking with me the other day that Florida might beat the snot out of Louisville. Naw, I said, they'll beat you 20-14. You'll have a chance to win in the fourth quarter but they'll pull it out. Why would things change now? Florida, 20-14.
Drew's pick: Florida, of course.
ALABAMA-NOTRE DAME (BCS title game): You know, I wasn't sure who I would root for in this game. I'm an SEC guy, but the thought of Alabama winning three in four years kind of turned me off. But over the last three weeks I've heard enough from Notre Dame fans to know one thing — Roll Tide! Alabama, 31-21.
Drew's pick: Alabama.
GEORGIA-NEBRASKA (What's-in-your-wallet Bowl): I'm not a big believer that teams can have letdown bowl games when they're a month after the game that let you down. Georgia was this close. Nebraska wasn't close at all. I'll go with this close. Georgia, 42-31.
Drew's pick: Georgia, although I wonder if there will be a letdown.
SOUTH CAROLINA-MICHIGAN (Maybe-a-dingo-ate-your-bloomin'-onions Bowl): I was talking to Steve Spurrier for another column, and wouldn't you know that he called when I was in the car and all I had to write with was a thick magic marker and the only paper I had was a tire receipt. Oh, he said he's well aware that the Big Ten is rooting hard for Michigan to beat an SEC team. South Carolina, 24-23.
Drew's pick: South Carolina.
LSU-CLEMSON (Eat-mor-Tiger Bowl): What a great way to get dressed for New Year's Eve. Clemson, 24-21.
Drew's pick: LSU.
KANSAS STATE-OREGON (Peddling-influence Bowl): I still think Oregon is the best team in the nation. Oregon, 42-21.
Drew's pick: Oregon.
FLORIDA STATE-NORTHERN ILLINOIS (We-Hate-The-BCS-rules Bowl): If this was a regular-season game it would be on pay-per-view. FSU, 51-12.
Drew's pick: FSU.
MISSISSIPPI STATE-NORTHWESTERN (Clash-Of-Cultures Bowl): The Gator Bowl must be happy to have teams with winning records. Northwestern, 31-23.
Drew's pick: Mississippi State.
WISCONSIN-STANFORD (Meat-And-Potatoes Bowl): Hide the children, this will be physical. Stanford, 28-21.
Drew's pick: Stanford.
VANDERBILT-N.C. STATE (It's-A-Festivus-Miracle Bowl): The world didn't end when the Mayans said it would, but it might if Vandy gets to nine wins. Vanderbilt, 21-13.
Drew's pick: Vanderbilt.
TEXAS A&M-OKLAHOMA (The-Game-You-Wish-You-Had Bowl): If you like defense, watch something else. Oklahoma, 42-38.
Drew's pick: Texas A&M.
PITTSBURGH-OLE MISS (The-One-You-Don't Bowl): Tossed a coin. Came up Pitt. So, Pitt, 23-21.
Drew's pick: Ole Miss. Yes, I picked all of the SEC teams. You got a problem with that?
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