Tonight is the big College Football Playoff championship between Ohio State and Oregon. Oddly enough, these two teams play in the first ever NCAA basketball championship back in 1939. A quick look at Pregame.com suggests Oregon as anywhere from a 6 to 7 point favorite, which sounds to me to be accurate odds. I think Oregon wins 31-21, though I expect there to be plenty of nerves and rust in the early going.
Just a thought on that Packers/Cowboys game that went the Packers way, 26-21 on a controversial call late in the game that would have given Dallas the go-ahead score with about four minutes to go. I’ve long given up the logic in trying to explain NFL rules, but how can a ground not cause a fumble, but yet it can cause a completed pass to be ruled incomplete?
(Then again, the Lions-Cowboys game had a controversial call also. I’ve never seen a pass interference call waived off before, and I’ve been watching NFL games since Super Bowl XII in 1978.)
I think Dez Bryant is looking for that kind of explanation in the aftermath of that game at Lambeau Field. Since they were my Super Bowl pick from the NFC, I wouldn’t mind one either.