Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to a very special edition of Football Friday on a Thursday. It is “very special” because we have a guest picker who is going to kick things off for us this week. Joining us on his whirlwind tour of the internet after getting a little front page time on ESPN.com for calling our seniors a bunch of empty corpses, please welcome head coach Mike Leach! Coach Leach, go ahead and give us your picks in this weekend’s Pac-12 matchups...
Arizona State @ Colorado
Well this is the Devil against, basically, a big mean cow. I guess I'm not sure if it’s “the” devil, or just “a” devil, but either way I think with the pitchfork and the fire its probably going to be able to take care of that buffalo.
Utah @ UCLA
So here we have a Native American tribe against a bear. What you gotta ask yourself is this... how many bears have you seen wearing a Native American? Gotta think the Utes are gonna come out on top against a bear.
Oregon State @ BYU
So here we have a beaver against a Cougar. Both these guys bring a serious set of teeth to the fight and the beaver basically has the world’s deadliest fly swatter for a tail, but then the Cougar, see, he has claws and he’s bigger, so I am going to go with the Cougar. Plus I met my wife at BYU, so there’s that.
Stanford @ Notre Dame
Ok, I don’t know how anybody is supposed to be afraid of a color. I mean unless its a real ugly color like periwinkle, or mauve, I guess. But you’d still be more grossed out than scared. Here we have “Cardinal” which is a fancy name for red, so we’re not talking anything real threatening here. But then we’ve got this Leprechaun who is probably drunk and can’t see straight anyway. Who knows, I guess lets give the nod to the Leprechaun since he can probably throw a punch at least.
USC @ UW
This might be the easiest one. I mean a Trojan is a warrior with armor and a sword, and a Husky is a furry dog that pulls sleds. This should be a pretty lopsided win for a Trojan. Now these guys aren’t the smartest warriors since they fell for that damn horse trick, but they should still be smart enough to stick a sword in a dog and twist it once or twice.
Cal @ Wazzu
A lot of people think that a bear maybe has some advantages over a cougar with size and strength and stuff, and thats just what we want them to think. Truth is the bear may be bigger and stronger, but he is slower and the Cougar can just get a lot more shots in with his claws and teeth without the bear being able to lay a paw on him, just by being quicker and sneakier. This one goes to the cougar all the way.
Thank you coach and good luck this weekend! Click the jump if you wanna see how the blogfather’s picks stack up this week...