Trainwreck for UM; Yawner for Spartans

Fat Guy Corner

 

 

The revenge tour came to an abrupt and embarrassing halt in Columbus, Ohio last Saturday. The Ohio State Buckeyes ended the Michigan Wolverines’ college football playoffs with a 62-39 tail whipping.

Ohio State racked up 567 yards of offense with 396 through the air. The so-called number-one defense of the Wolverines had no answer for the Buckeyes’ offense.

The black cloud of Coach Jimmy Harbaugh’s failure to defeat Urban Meyer’s football team looms even larger, as he was supposed to have the better football team this season. The bottom line is, Urban is a much better coach than old Jimmy Harbaugh. The fact is, Urban Meyer owns Jimmy on the football field. The failure of Jimmy to win a big game still remains in place. If you are a fan of the Wolverines, it was so embarrassing to witness this steamrolling Ohio State administered to Michigan. If you hate the Wolverines, you were in your glory, I can tell you that.

I thought Michigan looked lost on defense, obviously, as the score indicates. The offense looked terrible! I think Jimmy and staff now need to install an updated college football offense, as this is not 1970 Bo and Woody football. The embarrassment will linger until November of 2019 when Michigan gets a chance at redeeming itself. It’s a huge letdown for Michigan and a New Year’s Day bowl will not be enough to relieve the sting of this horrible loss. I just hope the Ohio State Buckeyes do not qualify for the college football playoffs. Yes, I hate them that much, and always will. The positive for Michigan is it will not suffer a humiliating loss to the Alabama Crimson Tide! Ho-hum win for Sparties The Michigan State Spartans ended their season with a ho-hum narrow 14-10 victory over Rutgers. The Spartans finished up 5-4 in the Big Ten and 7-5 overall. The Spartys suffered through a ton of injuries, especially on the offensive side of the football. The quarterback play was sub-par for most of the season between Brian Lewerke and Rocky Lombardi.

The Spartans struggled to score points all season long. The expectations for the green and white coming into this season were extremely high and they failed to meet them. The bowl game is next and where they are going I have no idea. I guess we will have to wait and see.

MORE EMBARRASSMENT FOR THE LIONS

Another backup quarterback defeated the Detroit Lions on Turkey Day 23-16. The Fat Guy was down in the city and at the parade. Barley pops and Detroit Coney Island were the highlights for me. I don’t need turkey if I can get some awesome Coney dogs.

Matt Stafford tossed two critical interceptions, as his 2018 season continues to be below average! I ask, is this Jacksonville Jaguars trade talk about Matt Stafford Fake News or Real News? If you believe where there is smoke there is fire, it could be on the trade burner. I am pretty much done discussing the Lions now that their season is totally another year of failure. I say lose the rest of the games and get a nice top-ten draft pick! Yes, T-A-N-K. We don’t need a three-game winning streak. The L.A. Rams come to Ford Field on Sunday and will absolutely crush the Lions!

Did you miss the big match?

The golf match between Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods took place and Phil won the $9 million! I watched zero golf swings and felt I missed absolutely nothing, to be honest.

NFL Picks:

The NFL picks return this week, as early deadlines forced no picks last week. Let’s roll out the winners, please…

DALLAS + 7.5 over New Orleans
JACKSONVILLE + 4 over Indianapolis
L.A. Chargers + 3.5 over PITTSBURGH
Carolina – 3.5 over TAMPA BAY
ATLANTA + 1 over Baltimore
HOUSTON – 6 over Cleveland
MIAMI – 5 over Buffalo
N.Y. GIANTS + 4.5 over Chicago
Arizona + 14 over GREEN BAY
Kansas City – 15 over OAKLAND
TENNESSEE – 9 over New York Jets
Minnesota + 6 over NEW ENGLAND
SEATTLE – 10 over San Francisco
PHILADELPHIA – 6 over Washington
2 WEEKS AGO: 3-9-1 (OUCH); SEASON: 82-71-6
BEST BET: 5-6-1; BEST BET: SEATTLE

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