BEGGARS CAN'T BE CHOOSERS. Leverage is a funny thing. And in business, it's kind of the only thing. While programs that actually accomplished something in 2015 prepare for their championship games tomorrow, the brass at A&M is fastidiously jockeying for better position in the race for comically mediocre bowls. Sometimes in life, when your performance lags, its best to just keep your head down and mouth shut. Not A&M. Not only do we have the means to build a $500 million dollar stadium, we have the gall to treat bowl games like an ala carte buffet. "Ugh. Houston? NO THANK YOU. We already played there to start the year. And against Tech? LOLZ. They're our little brother from poopy Lubbock." The excuses to duck Tech in Houston range from petty and dumb to totally nonsensical. So a pretty requisite meeting of the suits in Aggieland. Here's a notion - concede that on account of our underachieving season, we'll shut the fuck up and go where the SEC tells us to go. God forbid we play an old rival in a town loaded with Aggies. *gasp* we might lose because sports. It'll be OK. Fin.
THAT REALLY WAS A WEIRD NIGHT IN BATON ROUGE. The play on the field in Baton Rouge on Saturday night left much to be desired. Frankly, the non-Alabama SEC is pretty damn awful and I think bowl season will confirm. The real theater was taking place with the power players at LSU regarding what to do with one Les Miles. The Advocate out of Louisiana has a great recount of the moving pieces that led to LSU keeping Les Miles when it kind of seemed like they really wanted to off him in a swamp and make a Saban clone in a lab.
PEW PEW WATCHLIST PEW. Congratulations to Aggie hoops senior Danuel House on being named to the Naismith Award Watchlist. Gig 'em, D.
Here's your schedule for the next 48 hours. Soak this in. Off season looms.
MAC Football Championship | Detroit
Bowling Green (-13) vs. Northern Illinois | 7 PM (Friday) | ESPN2
American Athletic Conference Championship | Houston
Temple at Houston (-6) | 11 AM | ABC
Conference USA Championship | Bowling Green, KY
Southern Miss at Western Kentucky (-8) | 11 AM | ESPN2
SEC Championship | Atlanta
Florida vs. Alabama (-18) | 3 PM | CBS
Mountain West Championship | San Diego
Air Force at San Diego State (-7) | 6:30 PM | ESPN2
Pac-12 Championship | Santa Clara, CA
USC vs. Stanford (-4.5) | 6:45 PM | ESPN
Big Ten Championship | Indianapolis
Michigan State (-3.5) vs. Iowa | 7 PM | FOX
ACC Championship | Charlotte
North Carolina vs. Clemson (-4.5) | 7 PM | ABC
Enjoy your weekend, you guys.