Daily Archives: December 1, 2019

SEC Power Poll, Week Fourteen


Another regular season in the books — we laughed, we cried, we marveled at Alabama’s march to relative irrelevancy.

Just a note:  As I usually do with the last one of these, I include each team’s net yardage per game number in a crude attempt to offer some context on the conference’s over- and under- achievers.  Take it for what it’s worth.

  1. LSU (+214.5).  As message sending goes, seal clubbing a respectable TAMU squad to finish out speaks loud and clear.
  2. Georgia (+163.6).  We’re about to find out how far a dominating defense takes you in this day and age.
  3. Alabama (+194.8).  Are they even allowed to have a football playoff without Alabama?
  4. Florida (+121.7).  As a Dawg fan, I’d be totally fine with the Gators combining ten-win seasons with second place divisional finishes for the rest of my life.
  5. Auburn (+97.2).  Does a nine-win, third place finish in the division with an Iron Bowl win, season get you a raise and a contract extension?  Asking for an agent.
  6. Texas A&M (+58).  Finished without a single win over a ranked team.
  7. Tennessee (+27.7).  5-3 in the conference with a minus-26 points differential.  The Vols are back, baby!
  8. Kentucky (+69.9).  After the Georgia shutout, the ‘Cats rushed for almost 2,000 yards in their last five games.
  9. Mississippi State (+13).  Best rivalry game finish ever.
  10. Missouri (+62.3).  Odom’s firing is proof of the meaninglessness of a win over Arkansas.
  11. Ole Miss (+28.5).  Matt Luke’s head coaching tenure was pissed away.
  12. South Carolina (-21.4).  If the Georgia win was what made the difference in Agent Muschamp keeping his job for another season, that Kirby Smart is one devious SOB.
  13. Vanderbilt (-139.9).  The streak is over.  Sigh.
  14. Arkansas (-110.6).  The only career advice I have for the Hogs’ next head coach is to hire Jimmy Sexton as his agent.


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A familiar position

No surprise here.

Just remember, Dawgs, it’s not where Vegas sets the line, but where you finish the game that matters.


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Best 10-2 team ever, PAWWWLLL!!!

Man, listening to the Alabama fan base whine, “but the advanced stats say” all offseason is gonna be awesome.


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If pounding your head into a wall is wrong, I don’t wanna be right.

I’m not defending what Pickens did there — he certainly has to learn how to keep his composure when there’s so much at stake.

But I’m not pretending I don’t understand why he did it.


UPDATE:  Next time, maybe George should wait until after the game to start rumbling.  (Warning:  Some NSFW language.)

Can’t be thrown out of a game if there’s no game anymore, amirite?


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Name that caption, everybody’s happy edition

Good morning, indeedy.  Have at it in the comments.


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Mumme Poll Week 14 ballot link

Screenshot_2019-09-30 (1) Senator Blutarsky ( MummePoll) Twitter Go and get you some here.


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Meanwhile, while no one was paying attention…

Before the season started, did anyone see Kentucky’s Lynn Bowden Jr.’s finishing first in the SEC in yards per rush and second in rushing yardage coming?

Given Joe Burrow’s remarkable year sucking all the oxygen out of the tent, Bowden’s efforts may go down as the most under the radar season in SEC history.  Amazing.


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