Fair warning: I’m blogging live off the BCS game, and I like …

Even friendly Frosty is coming inside for the game. (Photo by M. Bradley. Snowman by Mrs. Bradley)

Even Frosty is coming inside for the game. (Photo by M. Bradley. Snowman by Mrs. Bradley)

Update: The live blog is now open for business and can be accessed here. Sorry to make you switch channels, as it were.

With this weather, you’re not going anywhere tonight — and if you are, the only place you should venture is the insane asylum. The BCS title game is on, so here’s what you should do: Watch your TV and hang out with me. (Figuratively speaking.)

We don’t usually do live blogs off games not involving a local team, but we’re making an exception for this one. Because Auburn is semi-local and Cam Newton is absolutely local and … well, because I just feel like it.

We’ll get going around 8 p.m. — toe-meets-leather time is set for 8:30 or thereabouts — and we’ll keep going until somebody has claimed the semi-mythical national title. (TCU, my heart bleeds for thee.) And I do want to offer one bit of terrible news for AU fans up front:

I think the Tigers will win.

That aside, I invite and implore you to grab your official AU Snuggie — fans of other schools are welcome to join the festivities — and join me (figuratively speaking) on this cold winter night. I’d even invite you over, but I’m pretty sure nobody could make it down the neighborhood approach without damage to both fence and automobile. So let’s do it the 21st Century. Let’s commune the cyber way. I look forward to your company, and I thank you in advance.

Oh, and War Eagle! (I’m tired of being wrong in these BCS games. And don’t get me started about Mack Brown and his SHOVEL PASS!)

By Mark Bradley

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rawdawg

January 10th, 2011
4:00 pm

rawdawg

January 10th, 2011
4:00 pm

Brandon from Warner Robins

January 10th, 2011
4:02 pm

Greetings From the icy International City.

Oregon 42 Auburn 38. Exciting BCS title game is in store.

UGA_2001

January 10th, 2011
4:04 pm

Can’t pick against The Best Team Money Can Buy! The weather is karma, Aub fans! Glad you are all snowed in!

CHEATERS!!!!

Mark Bradley

January 10th, 2011
4:04 pm

I hereby dub rawdawg the King of Kudo.

Brandon from Warner Robins

January 10th, 2011
4:06 pm

rawdawg is first everytime. i congratulate you sir.

trupert

January 10th, 2011
4:07 pm

I’m pulling for the Ducks, cuack cuack! First time I’ve ever pulled against the SEC champ but Aubey did it the wrong way. Go Ducks sic’em!!!

todd grantham

January 10th, 2011
4:08 pm

Mark, from the looks of things it appears you need to borrow Mack Brown’s “shovel”.

dawgfan

January 10th, 2011
4:10 pm

Oregon 45 Auburn 42

I think Auburn will get caught reading its media clippings.

Tell the truth

January 10th, 2011
4:11 pm

Eighth. oh and I am for Oregon and the FBI!!

Mike

January 10th, 2011
4:11 pm

wish I had ESPN :(

Tell the truth

January 10th, 2011
4:11 pm

Mark Bradley

January 10th, 2011
4:12 pm

I did an hour and a half of shoveling today. (Note the clean walk.) Am regretting it now.

todd grantham

January 10th, 2011
4:13 pm

I believe that your prediction on tonight’s game is even safer than saying Tech won’t lose Tuesday.

todd grantham

January 10th, 2011
4:15 pm

dawgfan, i dont think you have to worry about auburn players reading media clippings; if you know what i mean. heh

todd grantham

January 10th, 2011
4:16 pm

what is the point of shoveling when no one’s going anywhere? the sun, as they say, will take care of it.

Mark Bradley

January 10th, 2011
4:17 pm

That’s the question I’m asking myself.

todd grantham

January 10th, 2011
4:18 pm

what’s that, about a foot every 10 minutes?

Metro Coach

January 10th, 2011
4:20 pm

Hey Mike, depending on your internet provider, you could watch it on ESPN3.com. I can’t think of all the providers that are part of the deal, but AT&T and Comcast are part of it. All you do is sign in to the website with your email address from your provider and you’re in. Hope that helps.

todd grantham

January 10th, 2011
4:20 pm

when my wife said the walk needed shoveling i simply pointed to the shovel and said “have at it”.

unfortunately, the shovel has an imprint of my profile and is now useless.

Jacket Duck

January 10th, 2011
4:20 pm

I’m a Duck but also went to Tech. (Not that that matters for this game, just know I grew up in SEC country.) The SEC has better athletes but a lot of my hope tonight resides on Coach Kelly. I think he is better, by that I mean smarter or at least more clever, than Chizik. It might not be enough to make a difference but in a lot of the analyses I have seen that seems to be overlooked.

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"Chef" Tim Dix

January 10th, 2011
4:23 pm

Not to say the eye test will reveal a physical mismatch such as UGA v. Hawaii did, but tonight’s runner-up is smaller in the trenches than Auburn.

M

January 10th, 2011
4:25 pm

Go Ducks– Quack Quack!!!!!

"Chef" Tim Dix

January 10th, 2011
4:26 pm

Auburn wins because size matters.

Billyboy

January 10th, 2011
4:28 pm

There is no doubt about the final score, it is more definite than the snow in Atlanta. Oregon 51 Auburn 24. Not even a close game. Mark, prepare your blog for this.

Clay

January 10th, 2011
4:29 pm

UGA fans are so collectively bitter. Would be funny if it were not so classless. Hope you all skip the game and watch an episode The Batchelor, or something else you understand. War Eagle!

david

January 10th, 2011
4:36 pm

we arent bitter-we suck. still 4-1 last 5 against u necks

crabapplejoe

January 10th, 2011
4:36 pm

The Pac-10 owns the SEC…..Ducks by 10.

trupert

January 10th, 2011
4:38 pm

Clay you are hilarious y’all just don’t get it.

Auburn is the one who has no class and when it’s fans make statements about Ga fans like that it dosen’t hold any water. Auburn is the one under investigation not UGA, not to mention all the dirty plays. Go Ducks!!!

The Fan

January 10th, 2011
4:40 pm

I understand ” “Reverend” ” Newton demanded $20,000,000 for Cameroon to return to Aubarn for 2011. Insiders say they’re considering it. Note to NCAA…you had your chance.

todd grantham

January 10th, 2011
4:41 pm

Wonder if Nick will get a chop block or 2 tonight.

Top Dawg

January 10th, 2011
4:41 pm

Crabapplejoe @ 4:36 p.m.: Oregon could be Auburn by 100 tonight (and I hope they do), and the Pac 10 would not own the SEC. The Pac 10 is not in the same hemisphere as SEC football.

crabapplejoe

January 10th, 2011
4:45 pm

@Top Dawg: In the last decade the Pac-10 is 11-9 against the SEC…..so you’re right the two conferences are probably not in the “same hemisphere”….LMAO.

Clay

January 10th, 2011
4:45 pm

You made my point in 9 minutes, trupert. I was wondering how long it would take, and it was quicker than I thought. And whiners, too! Dirty plays….laughable. You definitely should watch a sitcom tonight.

Lost Dawggie

January 10th, 2011
4:46 pm

I got Oregon beating the Tigers 38-31. Scam Newton loses.

UGA grad/trailer dweller

January 10th, 2011
4:48 pm

I could never root for those left coast liberals! I live in Atlanta, the most conservative city in the south! No Democrats here!

Mark Bradley

January 10th, 2011
4:48 pm

I thought Ohio State would beat Florida. I kind of thought Ohio State would beat LSU. I thought Texas would beat Alabama.

Not picking against the SEC anymore.

Lost Dawggie

January 10th, 2011
4:49 pm

rawdawg has no life. Its easy to be first when you don’t work,have a spouse,or something worthwhile to do…

Tell the truth

January 10th, 2011
4:50 pm

SEC<SEC<SEC< 4-5

AUinGA

January 10th, 2011
4:50 pm

trupert, I bet AU doesn’t get called for chop blocks tonight, your line even had one against UCF!

Mark Bradley

January 10th, 2011
4:51 pm

How do you know rawdawg has no life? He might be Mark Richt for all we know.

Tell the truth

January 10th, 2011
4:51 pm

Oh yeah- still lots of Dems here

George Stein

January 10th, 2011
4:53 pm

Everyone knows Malzahn’s offense can never work in the SEC.

Lost Dawggie

January 10th, 2011
4:54 pm

So is the Newton for pay scandal over Mark ?

Lost Dawggie

January 10th, 2011
4:55 pm

If you are the first to post on blogs randomly made throughout the course of a day EVERY time, you have no life even if you ARE Mark Richt…

Mark Bradley

January 10th, 2011
4:56 pm

Don’t know about that one, Lost Dawggie. It is unless someone produces a receipt.

Paul H

January 10th, 2011
4:57 pm

I vow to defeat Rawdawg. I’m going to stay on Mark’s column and refresh every 5 minutes to see if he’s posted a new one yet. You’re going down Rawdawg! Down I say!

Mark Bradley

January 10th, 2011
4:58 pm

You might try the RSS feed, Paul H. Just a word to the wise.

Lost Dawggie

January 10th, 2011
4:59 pm

So Scam’s dad tells Mississippi State they need $80,000 for Scam to play there. So how much did Auburn have to pay to get him to play there ?