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I've decided to hold off on posting my Alabama v. Hawai'i recap until Tuesday. That way, everyone will be back at work and we can discuss it more.

I predicted 10 of 11 SEC games correctly this weekend. I did miss the toughest one to pick though...I chose Cal over Tennessee. As much as I want to brag, it was a pretty easy weekend to pick. Oh well, these teams pad their records with weak teams, I guess I can pad my season picking percentage with easy picks.

SEC Predictions
Week Right Wrong Pctg.
1
10
1
.909
Total
10
1
.909

 The House Rock Built thinks the Atlanta skyline needs a little alteration.

Tar Heel Fan tells it like it is when it comes to calling athletes "courageous":

Can we get some kind of moratorium on the use of the words "courage" or "courageous" in reference to anything a college athlete does pertaining to his play on the field?  ABC's Bob Davie pontificated on how he knew Brady Quinn was special because he was "courageous." The basis for this praise? The fact Davie witnessed Quinn endure 12 QB sacks against Purdue as a freshman and from that he continued to work hard and improve to reach Heisman candidacy.  Let me clue you in on something Bob.  Soldiers in Iraq are courageous.  Firemen and police officers who routinely place their own lives at risk to keep innocent people from harm are courageous.  Youth workers in the inner city who work tirelessly day in and day out for little pay to get young men out of gangs, off of drugs, and into school are the embodiment of courage.  The starting quarterback for perhaps the most recognizable football program in the nation who bounces back from two rough years to fulfill his potential does not constitute courage.  Is it evidence of determination and resilency? Yes, but by no means is it courageous.  This is a young man who plays a game in which his risk of death much less injury is fairly low, goes to class which are in all likelihood not that taxing, and in his free time has not a care in this world. So to define Quinn's fight to overcome a little adversity on the football field courageous does not even pass the smell test.  So if the broadcasters could spare the use of any words which place these players on the same level as people who really do face fear and danger on a daily basis.  It is a game and in my opinion it does not take a lot of courage to play it.

I want to wish Louisville's Michael Bush a speedy recovery. Bush broke his leg against Kentucky on Sunday night.

Mustain takes the QB reigns at Arkansas. I must say that I agree with the commentor koolaid who says, "boy does this have the makings of something that was pre-planned..."