BABY'S LOSERS 9/27/08
RANK/NAME LAST WEEK MISSED FOR THE YEAR/PERCENTAGE
1: Kenneth(3 Way Tie) 8-1 Auburn 13-3 81%
12 8-1 Oregon 27-5 84%
Franklin 8-1 Oregon 8-1 89%
4: Timothy (4 Way Tie) 7-2 Ore/A&M 27-5 84%
Jeff 7-2 Ore/A&M 7-2 78%
Tim 7-2 Ore/Miss St 7-2 78%
Ben 7-2 Ore/Miss St 7-2 78%
The Race continues to be neck and neck. Baby Tate went 6-3, missing Oregon, Texas A&M, and Auburn. For the year 24-8 for 75%. Robert went 6-2, sitting out the Georgia game, Michael and Issac were 6-3, Roy and Mitch were 5-4.
1) PITTSBURGH @ SYRACUSE: In the torture chamber known as the Carrier Dome, two of the titans from days gone by (see picture above) will clash. Which former NFL Coach is having less success, Greg Robinson or Dave Wannstedt? Baby's Loser, Syracuse.
2) Virginia Tech @ Nebraska: The Cornhuskers are undefeated this year and are waiting for a marquee victim like the lunch bucket crew. Baby's Loser, Va Tech.
3) Minnesota @ Ohio State: The Golden Gophers are undefeated, the Buckeyes are slumping, it all points to...Baby's Loser, Minnesota.
4) Purdue @ Notre Dame: Intrastate rivals load it up once again. Joe Tiller nearly took out Oregon two weeks back, while Charlie Weis and the Irish took it on the chin last week from the battering Michigan State running game. Baby's Loser, Purdue.
5) Tennessee @ Auburn: Not so fast to write Fulmer off this year, it could be time for him to turn it around with good defensive play against the disappointed Plainsmen. In what could amount to the second best game of the day, Baby's Loser, Tennessee.
6) Marshall @ West Virginia: Bad blood for some time, this could turn out to be the jewel of the day's games. The Thundering Herd has played well against everyone except Wisconsin. The Mountaineers, thinking about the Colorado loss? Baby's Loser, Marshall.
7) New Mexico @ New Mexico State: All apologies to the goings on with our friends in Athens, this is the toughest game to pick this week. The Lobos defeated Arizona, while Hal Mumme & Joe Lee Dunn led the Aggies past a rugged loss to Nebraska to defeat Mike Price's El Paso Miners last week. Baby's Loser, in an upset special, New Mexico.
8) GAME OF THE WEEK
ALABAMA @ GEORGIA
Although the Bulldog faithful may angrily deny it, they are somewhat irritated at the lack of attention they have received this season, while Alabama has been treated like the return of royalty to the conference.
In addition, Florida and LSU, the two most recent National Champions, have stolen the thunder from the pre-season No. 1 Bulldogs.
Georgia has been its own worst enemy. Twelve penalties in the desert last week. Appearing exhausted in the second half at Carolina. Disinterested in the Central Michigan game. Playing only one solid quarter against Georgia Southern.
Those are areas the Bulldogs must improve to have a legitimate shot at the SEC East Division, much less the national title.
While there are questions regarding the Bulldogs' potential, there seems to be nothing but a bright future ahead for the Crimson Tide. Easily the deepest team in the league, the Tide has the size to handle the smaller Bulldog defense and open up lanes for their herd of running backs.
Unlike Georgia's suspect performance so far, 'Bama head-coach Nick Saban has gotten maximum performance out of his men. A fitting tribute to a brilliant national championship coach and the legacy he will leave in the SEC.
For whatever reason, the Bulldogs seem to pull together when faced with adversity. Despite constant doubts to the contrary, Baby's Loser, Alabama.
Be sure to catch the two weekly companion pieces to Baby's Losers. "The 11 Best 11s" details more information regarding the top teams in the country and for a nationwide review of the past weekend's action be sure to read "Football's Week, Regional Recaps".