I am, I’m afraid, about to do it again. I’m about to offer up my annual long-range college football picks, for which I apologize in advance.
I do this every year, and every year somebody gets really mad. If I pick Georgia to do well, Tech fans hate it. If I pick Tech to do well, Georgia fans hate it. If I pick anybody to do well, fans of that school hate it — because I am, as you’re aware, often wrong.
But I do it anyway for a simple reason: It’s fun. And when I miraculously get one right — like picking Georgia to go 11-1 and win the SEC East in 2002, or picking Tech to go 10-2 and win the ACC in 2008 — I get to crow a little. (Though I’m not much for crowing, if I do say so myself.)
Consider this tiny post a preview, or a tease, or whatever you want to call it. And for the next few hours, I invite you to share in the fun by — bear with me here — offering your picks as to what I’m going to pick for Tech and Georgia. I offered a little hint the other day, so feel free to refresh your memory.
Oh, and if you’re of a mind to do further research: Here’s the 2008 edition, in which I had Georgia winning the BCS title, and the 2009 version, in which I tabbed Tech to take the ACC, and last’s year, in which I picked a Tebow-less Florida to finish No. 1. (Yow!)
If you can discern any pattern from those previous entries, you’re a keener analyst than I am. Then again, just about anyone would be a keener analyst than I am. Check back Friday to see how much sillier I’ve gotten over the past year. (A lot sillier, I predict.)
By Mark Bradley