Happy Thanksgiving to all and a hope for no turkey games.

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Last week in college games I went 6-1 which leaves me at 37-16.

In pro games I went 3-0 bringing me to 23-12.

Key College games:

#17 Texas A&M @ Texas – A&M had a big upset last week over Nebraska in a 9-6 win. The D did a great job. A&M gets another win to break a long losing streak this week against the Horns.

#21 Arizona @ #1 Oregon – If the game was at Arizona they would be a better challenge for the Ducks. But no duck hunters here, Oregon wins.

#2 Auburn @ #12 Alabama – Despite all the smoke around Tiger QB Newton, the NCAA is silent. They will likely make a ruling early in 2017. Bama wins in a close tough game but Auburn still plays for the national championship.

#4 Boise State @ #19 Nevada – This is a big game for Boise against a good team on national TV. Boise wins only if they can keep Nevada QB Kapernick under control.

Northwestern @ #7 Wisconsin – If the game was away there might be a chance for an upset but the Badger O line will punish the Cats and win the game.… Read more at FryingPanSports

Some Christmas wishes in the Sports world.

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Cowboy Coach Phillips—Some wins after Turkey Day. The Boys haven’t done very well in December. JJ told the Boys faithful that if Phillips doesn’t win in the playoffs, he will be history. Phillips needs some help selling his house ’cause that ain’t happening.

Browns coach Mangenous—One more really silly owner to bail his career out again. Holmgren is “Football Czar of the Month” in Cleveland. There is little chance that Mangini will keep his job past 4:01 PM Sunday January 3. He got the current gig just after getting fired in New York. He needs another very gullible owner.

Buc Coach Morris—A copy of The Idiot’s Guide to Pro Football. Morris is badly over his head in Tampa. He was not even qualified to be OC let alone HC. With the team 1-forever, he needs to learn the game a lot more quickly to keep his job for next year.

Saints’ DC Greg Williams—A head coaching job in the NFL. Williams never got a decent shot in Buffalo and has proven with both the Redskins and Saints that he is ready for a top job. With the number of teams that will be looking for new top guys after this … Read more at FryingPanSports

What to look for this weekend in football

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College

Pac10 Championship—sort of

Oregon beat Oregon State 37-33 for the league title and the Rose Bowl ticket. In the end, it was the running and passing of the Ducks that won the game. The Ducks will give Ohio State all they want.

SEC Championship We finally get to see #1 Florida against #2 Alabama. It should be a defensive struggle again this year like it was last season. However, Bama seems to have a little more explosiveness to their O than the Gators. The game will be determined by turnovers and will be low scoring and close. The Bama D is as good as the Florida D so the game will depend on the QB’s ability to move the ball on the opponent. Most experts think that Bama will win but I can’t go against Tebow. When the game is in the balance he always seems to find a way to win.

Big12 Championship

#3 Texas will have their way with a good but too young #22 Nebraska team in this game. The game will be the showcase for QB Colt McCoy and should elevate him to a Heisman award as much for his body of work as for … Read more at FryingPanSports