Fat Guy’s Corner

Legends strut their stuff

Jeff Day — Sports Columnist

Jeff Day — Sports Columnist

College football had its most turbulent weekend of the season. The culprit is the letter “O”. What, you say? The three schools—Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, and Oregon—all suffered crushing blows for their chance to play in the BCS Championship game. I think it’s a funny coincidence the schools all start with the letter “O”. The most shocking loss was Oklahoma State’s. They were four-touchdown favorites over Iowa State. So, how do you lose that game? Seriously, how do you lose that game! The other two teams, I also feel, choked. Heck, Oklahoma has been choking for awhile now. The BCS Championship race has opened up to some other teams now. I think it’s looking more and more like an Alabama and LSU rematch, unless Arkansas crashes the party. All three are SEC teams; big surprise, huh? The next two weeks everything will shake out. Stay tuned, college football fans. Good to be green

Congratulations to the Michigan State Spartans. The Spartans’ victory over Indiana locked up the Legends Division and a berth in the Big Ten title game. This week’s game against the Northwestern Wildcats means nothing besides the fact you want to win all your games. The Leaders Division is yet to be determined. The winner of the Wisconsin Badgers and Penn State game will win the Leaders Division. The game is at Camp Randall Stadium in Wisconsin. I don’t like PSU’s chances. Wisconsin is a tough team to beat at home. I am sensing a Wisconsin and MSU rematch for the Big Ten Championship. Could another “Hail Mary” game be in the mix? We will know after Saturday. Demolition day



Michigan destroyed Nebraska at the Big House last Saturday. The victory made Michigan 9-2 on the season. Anyone miss Rich Rod? I didn’t think so. Do you realize the Wolverines’ scoring defense is eighth in the country here in 2011!? Last season, they ranked 108th. Please, don’t ever think football coaches don’t make a difference, because they do. The big game is this Saturday in Ann Arbor at high noon. The last time Michigan won against the hated Ohio State Buckeyes you have to go back to 2003, where it was a 35-21 win. OSU has won seven straight, although it had to vacate last year’s victory from the record book. This series has lost some luster due to the Buckeyes’ domination over the last decade, really. Gone is sweater vest and his cheating ways. Cheating and lying did Jim Tressel in at Ohio State. Tressel had his way, though, in defeating the Wolverines. He owned them, to be honest. Ohio State is supposed to lose this game to the Wolverines on Saturday. Michigan is the better football team this season and that could not be said for the last five years for sure. I look for the

Wolverines to snap the seven-game losing streak against the

Bucks. Let’s hope

Michigan tattoos the most honest program in the country on Saturday.

Prediction: Long

Time Coming 27 Honesty Is Best Policy 14. Ugly, but a win nonetheless

The Lions win an ugly game against the Carolina Panthers to move to 7-3 on the year. I am getting a little tired of their slow starts and having to come from behind all the time. It’s going to bite them in the Lions tail, if you know what I am saying. However, it’s Turkey Day on Thursday and that means Lions football at 12:30 p.m. The World Champs and undefeated Green Bay Packers bring their 10-0 record to Ford Field. This is going to be an offensive shoot out, NFL fans. I feel as though neither offense can be shut down by the other team’s defense. I really feel as though the Packers can run the table and go undefeated. Let’s hope the Detroit Lions end that dream on Thursday with the entire country watching. I can dream, can’t I? Crystal Cranberry Ball Prediction: Back the Pack 41 A Gobble Short 34. Everyone have a nice Thanksgiving Day, and weekend. Be safe.

Better week this week. No Monday night game included due to early paper deadlines with Turkey Day. Roll’em Pavel… thefatguy@mihomepaper.com

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