Friday, August 22, 2008

Week 14: Auburn at Alabama

Week 13 is a bye week. Hence, the annual Iron Bowl is Week 14.

I read an article from the Atlanta Journal Constitution about who are the worst fans in the SEC. It listed Auburn fans as the second most obnoxious in the SEC. The problem with Auburn fans is that they talk constantly about six straight over Alabama, the way Alabama fans used to talk about their consecutive victories over Auburn. In short, Auburn fans have become what they once detested. (The same article listed Alabama at #4, citing them as boorish and not realizing that they're irrelevant.) Do we lord the current streak over Alabama fans? Do we rub it in? I think we do.

And it's going to stay that way.

Auburn travels to Tuscaloosa for the final regular season game. Our Tigers have never lost there and that streak will continue as well. The Kool-Aid drinkers (Bama fans) have been celebrating two decent recruiting classes, all the while forgetting that what's on paper is a long way from what's on the field.

Look for Auburn to strike early and Alabama to find some way to strike back. However, that will be the limit on happiness for the Crimson and White.

Predicted score: Auburn 24, Alabama 13
Predicted record: 10-2

Note: With a season record of 6-2, Auburn and LSU will tie for the SEC West crown. Auburn will play in the SEC Championship Game by virtue of head-to-head. The opponent will be Florida.

For those reading this in November, please look to the right had side of this blog and click on more recent posts. If there isn't an updated preview of the game, there should be soon.


Anonymous said...

You might want to rethink this.. and issue another predicition.

Walt Mussell said...

Wow! Nearly three months since the day I made this prediction and must be an Alabama fan.