Watching Tim Tebow reminds me of the movie Groundhog Day.
Weatherman Phil from Pittsburgh played by Bill Murray was sent to cover the groundhog in Punxsutawney, PA to find out if it would see his shadow and there would be six more weeks of winter.
Every morning he would wake up and still be there going through Groundhog Day over and over. Every Sunday I go to the book and see Murray (uh, Tebow) drive his team down for the game winner, week after week. It’s beyond amazing – miraculous to say the least.
It seemed the majority of bettors in the book, even the ones that had their money on the Vikings, were rooting for Tebow to get the job done. After the game winning field goal the place erupted with applause.
If this happens again next week I just may be heading back to Steubenville and make a novena at St. Peter’s church my old stomping grounds. I’ll visit a few priests to seek some reconciliation.
This week Tim tries his magic as -3½ point favorite playing the angry Bears coming off a bad home loss when scoring a measly field goal as the Groundhog movie looks to end in Denver where the Broncos last lost 45-10 to the defunct Lions.
1 vs. 2
So why are so many people upset with the rematch LSU and Alabama a team they barely beat 9-6 and a game they were fortunate to win as the Tide missed a few field goals in their only loss of the year.
Many pundits wanted to see a more entertaining game between LSU and Oklahoma State which would have supplied a lot more scoring and most likely a better betting game for the books with the high total.
But why the Cowboys when they lost to a 6-6 Iowa State team? They correct matchup is LSU against Alabama.
Syl Friedman, our good friend in New Orleans, told me last night that the Tigers would have rather played Okie State than the ultra physical Tide. After the Nov. 5 “Game of the Century” in Tuscaloosa, LSU was a group of beat up winners. It took two weeks to get over the bumps and bruises.
This will be one of the most hard hitting games you will witness in college football. The Tide has an NFL defense and when fired up expect some monster hits. If I were still behind the counter putting up lines on the games I would make LSU a -3 point favorite and never get off the game, just move the money on the -3.
You just never know, it could be Groundhog day?
There is just one college football game this Saturday, the Army Navy classic and this is what I uncovered.
Army +7 vs Navy (at Landover, MD): The Black Knights lost their last three off a 3-win season. A little research revealed they have lost Game 12 straight-up the last seven years. The Midshipmen have not done much better, winning four. But, 2 of the last 3 were wins and covers. In fact, Navy has covered in all four victories. Also, the Middies are 10-2 ATS in Game 12, including last year’s 31-17 win over the Cadets. NAVY.
Yes, it’s true. Both my NFL plays won last week. Could I be on a roll?
Browns +11½ at Steelers: Who was that offense that chewed up the Bengals this past Sunday? Knowing how this division works there is just one way to go in this game and that is with the “Dawgs.” BROWNS .
Colts +17: A no brainer.
Packers -10½: GB on a mission.
Dolphins -4: Fish on a major roll.
Cardinals +3½: Must take with a team that has won two straight including a big win on Sunday against the Cowboys.
Bears +3½ (BEST BET:) Lovie gets Chicago fired up for Tebow. No divine intervention. If so, you know where to find me.