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Here at Buckwild, we don’t really post much. We feel that there are so many sports bloggers already, that we really couldn’t possibly add much. The most inside information I have is I once got a haircut from a woman who claimed to bang a famous hockey player (hint: she was probably lying, due to the fact that her third chin could not even keep a straight face for the story). Still, we thought, “what the heck, let’s do a preview for the BCS title game”. Let me first say straight up that Oklahoma State should probably be in the game, especially when you factor in they have more wins over top 25 teams than Alabama, and their SRS (Simple Rating System) score is better than Alabama’s, just like their efficiency rating according to Football Outsiders. Maybe Alabama is one of the two best teams, but are they really that much better that they deserved a rematch against a team that already beat them at home over a team that has yet to play them and won what many believe is the best conference in the country? No. There is a far out universe someplace where Alabama and Oklahoma State play each other in a semifinal game and babies aren’t allowed on airplanes and in restaurants. I want to live there. Anyways here we go. By the way, if this was Bleacher Report this would be a slideshow piece, but that sounds like a lot of work and I hate slide shows. Still, imagine the pictures I would have used!

1. According to Jay Kornegay, a Vegas bookmaker, the only reason that LSU is the -1.5 favorite it is right now is because LSU has been a high profile team this year. LSU has certain marking that gamblers do not like to bet on, such as a coach that will probably not win a chess match against Saban in Les Miles (although you never know, he kind of did in the first game), and the revenge factor for Alabama. Toss in Trent Richardson, who still ran pretty well against LSU in that November 5th game, and this game could really be anyone’s. Alabama did play well in the first game. Still, they lost so you can’t feel to good about that as a sign if your an Alabama fan. If you’re an Alabama fan, though, you are probably worrying about other things, such as which cousin your going after at the barn party this weekend, than the first game. Also, if you’re an Alabama fan, you probably didn’t even go to Alabama so shut up

2. Honey Badger has become the most annoying nickname ever, and I think it is slightly racist.
Prove me wrong

3.I hear a lot of experts that say this one will be much more offensive than the last game. Why? The defenses are still here for both teams, and Jordan Jefferson’s SEC championship performance, which netted 30 yards on 13 attempts does not scream juggernaut. Also, I do not think that the Alabama team will all of the sudden be able to finish in the red zone. The LSU defense is second in the nation in points per drive, and Alabama has kicked 10 more field goals under the opponent’s 10 yard line than any other team in the nation. The truth is that Alabama moved the ball a little bit on LSU in the first game, at least before the red zone. For the most part, they had field position. Poor killer instinct and missed field goals really killed them. I am not so sure they will score a ton of points all of the sudden, when with great field position all game they could muster up only a couple of field goals. Also, I think this was mentioned, but these are really good defenses.

4.Subplots probably not thought of: Jarrett Lee, backup QB most of the time, is seen by many LSU fans as the son they never had. That is not to say they believe he is supremely talented, because lets face it most people have un-talented sons. They like him because they feel that Lee loves LSU (could have transferred but didn’t) and Les Miles is doing an unimaginable horror by making him sit on the bench and not pick up minutes as a Senior. I hope he plays and does badly, that would be kind of fun, right? Kind of a stretch

5.Players to watch: I don’t believe in singling out one player to watch. Watch all eleven, this is a team game! I don’t know any fan that just watches one player. Yes this is a cop-out.

6.Crowd: The game is in the Superdome in New Orleans, so like many years when you saw LSU play in the Superdome, they will have the majority of fans. It won’t be as lopsided as you think, though. Alabama fans like there football almost as much as they will hate this blog once they read my cliched jokes made at their expense above. I predict 60-40 LSU, with many more LSU fans around the stadium and New Orleans in general.

7.TV: It is on ESPN, not a local channel so most Alabama fans won’t be able to watch. They will miss out on Brent Musburger saying “You are looking live”, and Kirk Herbstreit’s hair.

8.Over/Under on Musburger saying the name “Honey Badger”- 25

9.Over/Under on television’s broken in Alabama once the Tide fans realize their 12 inch black and white tv will not play the game-40 (I know what you’re thinking: that is not that high. I’m counting on the Alabama fans beating up their wives first, and tiring out.

10.Score Prediction: Alabama 21, LSU 17
You happy Alabama fans? I had to pick Alabama after make lame Alabama jokes this whole time. Plus I wanted to keep the demographic of Tide fans who have computers and working internet and who can read. AKA the smallest demographic in the nation.


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