Happy Saturday, Cougar Nation!
Sorry for the brief post with no pictures, but I have real life deadlines to meet today.
Anyhow, BELOW you will find SediHawk's review of last night's Coug football dinner.
IT IS A great read.
As for today, well, a win would put us on track for what I believe will be a #3 seed in the tourney.
With a loss, we head toward the dreaded land of a 5 seed--unless we make a run in the Pac-10 tournament.
Honestly, this is the hardest game of the season for me to predict. As we get nearer to the finish line, the voice of Brinkhater the fan gets much louder than Brinkhater the quasi-analyst.
And with that in mind, Brinkhater the fan smells a really great victory for us today.
But, Brinkhater the quasi-analyst smells things a bit differently (I use both nostrils). He sees the rabid fans at Maples, he sees a Cardinal team that will have "The Goods" this time around (he didn't play last game, remember), and he sees a game where Mr. Hill does just enough to make Kyle Weaver struggle.
In essence, I ask you all to think back to our games with USC last year. If you remember, we nipped them in LA by 1 or two points in the first game. In the second game, we secured 2nd place in the conference in a wild, double OT thriller that served as Baynes' coming out party.
But after that second game, you just knew that if we played them again, that they would get us and get us good.
And I think the same type of thing will begin to play out today.
Cardinal win 65-63 and set themselves up to get beat by us pretty good (by 10 points) in the second round of the Pac-10 tourney in two weeks.