NCAA Football We’re Betting on Alabama

The arrival of the 2013 NCAA College football season began on August 29th.   Thus far,  the much anticipated season  has been  filled with high scoring shootouts, rivalry games, heralded school traditions, and triple options.

As we enter week five of the NCAA college football 2013 season,  I have already starting thinking ahead to the “big game.”   If I was “going to bet on college football right now,” I’d pick Alabama and Oregon to face off in the this seasons BCS National Championship game in Pasadena on January 06, 2014.

They are by far two of the most impressive teams this season and based on past history… There no doubt…the Tide will keep rolling. Now we must see if the Oregon Ducks, whose last face off in the BCS championship game  was in 2011,  will keep quacking.

There’s  still a ton of games left on the schedule which will ultimately determine who makes it to college football biggest game of the season.

Alabama still has to  play Ole Miss and LSU before the SEC title game.  LSU showed that they have what it takes to “go all the way” after their 35-21 win over Auburn on Saturday.

Oregon still has UCLA, Stanford, and Oregon State left on their schedule this year – no easy task!

Ohio State has it’s creampuff BIG 10 schedule with only Wisconsin and Michigan left to play. Thank god their schedule and the strength of schedule for the “Little 10” will ultimately be their demise and we won’t have to listen to the OSU honks!

NCAA College Football Teams So what if LSU beats Alabama, Stanford beats Oregon, Notre Dame beats Stanford, Michigan beats Ohio State and then Ohio State beats Michigan in the BIG 10 championship game, Notre Dame beats Oklahoma, Oklahoma beats Oklahoma State, South Carolina beats LSU in the SEC championship game, FSU beats Clemson, South Carolina beats Clemson, Florida beats FSU, Georgia beats LSU, Texas A&M beats LSU…see all the chaos that still exists!! So many scenarios, so many games to play!

Here is my advice…Have fun watching the games, pull hard for your favorite team, and let the season unfold a little bit more before you start screaming that your team does not get any respect!

“I make my practices real hard because if a player is a quitter, I want him to quit in practice, not in a game.” (Bear Bryant)


NCAA College Football Entertaining Facts

The first Orange Bowl was played in 1935 between the University of Miami and Manhattan College. To save money, the Manhattan College team took a three-day boat ride to Miami.

In the 1940s, NCAA college bowl games included the Raisin Bowl, Salad Bowl and Oil Bowl.

During the 1990s, Prairie View College put together an 80-game losing streak. One season, they were outscored each game by an average margin of 56 to 4.

Yale has won more National Championship (18) than any other college football team. Their last title came in 1927.


Notable  College Football Quotes

“Son, you’ve got a good engine, but your hands aren’t on the steering wheel.” (Bobby Bowden)

“After you retire, there’s only one big event left….and I ain’t ready for that.“ (Bobby Bowden of Florida State)

“The rock has strange powers. When you rub it, and run down the hill, the adrenaline flows. It’s the most emotional experience I’ve ever had.” (Clemson alumni Michael Dean Perry)

“I guess I’ll retire someday if I live that long.” (Bobby Bowden)

“That boy don’t know the meaning of the word fear. In fact, I just saw his grades, and that boy don’t know the meaning of a lot of words.” (Bobby Bowden)

“I remember being nervous before the game because there were 80,000 people dressed in orange. Its intimidating. I even threw up before the game. Its the only time I’ve ever done that.” (Duke QB Dave Brown)

“Hawaii doesn’t win many games in the United States.” (Lee Corso)

“I don’t hire anybody not brighter than I am. If they’re not brighter than I am, I don’t need them.“ (Bear Bryant)

“Treat a person as he is, and he will remain as he is. Treat him as what he could be, and he will become what he should be.“ (Jimmy Johnson)

Notable Lou Holtz Quotes

“You’ll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him” (Lou Holtz)

“If he’s got golf clubs in his truck or a camper in his driveway, I don’t hire him.” (Lou Holtz)

“A lifetime contract for a coach means if you’re ahead in the third quarter and moving the ball, they can’t fire you.” (Lou Holtz)

“No one has ever drowned in sweat.” (Lou Holtz)

“On this team, we’re all united in a common goal: to keep my job.” (Lou Holtz)

“When all is said and done, more is said than done.” (Lou Holtz)

“No, but you can see it from here.“ (Lou Holtz when asked if Fayetteville was at the end of the world)

“If you don’t make a total commitment to whatever you’re doing, then you start looking to bail out the first time the boat starts leaking. It’s tough enough getting that boat to shore with everybody rowing, let alone when a guy stands up and starts putting his jacket on.” (Lou Holtz)

“Broadcasting is easy; you just talk until you think of something to say.“ (Lou Holtz)

“I never learn anything talking. I only learn things when I ask questions.” (Lou Holtz)

“If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven’t done anything today.” (Lou Holtz)

“If you burn your neighbor’s house down, it doesn’t make your house look any better.” (Lou Holtz)

“The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is most likely the one who dropped it.“ (Lou Holtz)

“Absolutely. There are a 1000 better coaches in the cities, but I’m the best in the country.“ (Lou Holtz, when asked if he was the best coach in the country)

“To my wife…I told you I was sick.“ (Lou Holtz, when asked what he would want carved on his tombstone)

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 NCAA College Football  BCS History:

The first BCS Championship Game was played at the conclusion of the 1998 college football season in accordance with an agreement by the Big Ten Conference, the Pac-10 (now Pac-12) Conference, and the Rose Bowl Game to join the “Bowl Alliance” system. The expanded format was called the Bowl Championship Series.

The Bowl Alliance and its predecessor, the Bowl Coalition, featured championship games from 1992 through 1997. However, these did not ensure a matchup between the top two ranked teams because of the lack of participation by the Big Ten and Pac-10.

The BCS National Championship Game was initially rotated among the four participating bowl games: the (Rose Bowl, Orange Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, and Sugar Bowl). However, beginning with the 2006 season, the BCS National Championship Game became a separate bowl game unto itself, following New Year’s Day. The BCS National Championship Game rotates its location among the Fiesta, Sugar, Orange, and Rose Bowl venues; however, the BCS National Championship Game is not coupled with those Bowls. For example, the 2011 Fiesta Bowl was a separate event from the 2011 BCS National Championship Game.

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