As some of you know, we at the ol’ AJC were having technical issues with our blogs on Thursday, and I was shocked to learn the glitchy computers had somehow taken my prediction for the BCS title game and had somehow garbled it to the point that I had Texas winning.
Yes, I’m kidding. This was all pilot error. As usual.
No need to wait for the annual Accountability Scoreboard — due in December 2010 — for this one. I was wrong. I won’t use Colt McCoy’s injury as an excuse. I just went temporarily insane and picked a team coached by a guy who went temporarily insane at the end of the first half.
When Joe Gibbs wakes in the middle of the night, the first words that come to his mind are, “Jack Squirek!” (Super Bowl, 1984, screen pass intercepted at the end of the first half by Raiders linebacker Squirek for a touchdown.) Whenever I wake in the middle of the night from here on, the first two words to spring to this feeble mind will be, “Shovel pass!”"
Memo to self: Don’t pick against the SEC. And, unless Vince Young finds another year of collegiate eligibility, never again pick Mack Brown.