LSU Tigers take title

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The LSU Tigers are 2020 National Champions with a 42-25 victory over the Clemson Tigers on Monday night. The purple and gold completed a perfect 15-0 season and the party in Louisiana had to go into the wee hours of the morning!

I remember the scrutiny that LSU coach Ed Orgeron was under when hired by LSU. I guess coach “O” proved to be the right man for the job, didn’t he! The quarterback play of Joe Burrow all season long was capped by a Heisman Trophy and National Championship.

It looked early on in the game like Clemson had Joe Burrow confused the first couple of series. The defense of Clemson seemed up to the task of stopping the high-powered offense of LSU. I guess it was fool’s gold, as Burrow figured it out passing five touchdowns and 463 yards. LSU had one receiver catch nine balls for 221 yards for cripe’s sake. Let’s be honest.

LSU was the best team all season long and they finished it off with a victory over a very good Clemson team. The fact is Clemson had won 29-straight football games until they lost to LSU Monday night. I thought Trevor Lawrence, the Clemson quarterback, played an awful football game against LSU. I did not understand why the majority of his throws were sailing high. I would guess that a third of them were thrown high to his receivers. It’s tough to be critical of a player who lost his first college game ever, isn’t it? Yet, I just did. The Clemson Tigers are the program of the last five years and they will be back, make no mistake about it. I want to see how LSU survives without Joe Burrow next season, as defending champions. To Joe Burrow, good luck in Cincinnati if they select you No. 1 overall in the NFL Draft come April.

NFL Playoffs shockers

The NFL Playoffs had a shocker in Baltimore, as they were crushed by Tennessee. Can someone tell me how Lamar Jackson can be a MVP when he can’t throw the ball a lick? If I had a vote, the MVP is Russell Wilson from Seattle!

The Kansas City game was one of the craziest playoff games in the history of the NFL. The Chiefs, down 24-0, win the game by 20 points? What!? Yes, it happened faster than my fork can move on a 36 oz. Porterhouse steak. The Houston coach is a total clown; been saying it for five years now.

The Chiefs will play the Titans on Sunday in Kansas City, a 3:05 p.m. kickoff. The match-up is Derrick Henry running the ball against the Chiefs’ defense and Patrick Mahomes passing against the Titans’ defense. Who wins? I think this is a great matchup of running the ball and ball control of Tennessee against the high-powered offense of Kansas City. The Cheeseball says: Chefs Cook Up Victory 27 and I Don’t Remember the Titans 20.

This one is a no-brainer

The NFC will have Green Bay traveling to San Francisco for a 6:40 p.m. kickoff. This game is a rematch from November when San Francisco destroyed the Packers 37-8. I don’t think this one will be that lopsided, however. The question is, can Green Bay move the football this time against that stingy Niners defense? Can Green Bay protect Aaron Rodgers from the Niners’ pass rush? The Fat Guy answer to those two questions is an emphatic, NO! The Crystal Clear prediction: San Francisco Treats 26 and Not Packing for Super Bowl 17.

Coaching carousel continues spin

The Lions hire a defensive coordinator, Cory Undlin, from the Philadelphia Eagles. Cory was the defensive backs coach and also a buddy of “Pencil Head” from New England 16 years ago. I have no idea who this guy is, or what scheme he will bring to Detroit. I do know it can’t be worse than last year! Hold the phone. It could be, because we are talking Lions football, are we not?

MLB saga. Save for next week

I want to get into the Houston Astros stealing-signs saga next week. The big news is the winner of the NFL pool was Bills Mafia and the winner of the drawing was Old Grumpy Desk Guy. Thank you all for playing and some 20-plus players out-picked me, as I had a tough year. To the winners, message me please at thefatguy@mihomepaper.com.