The Nebraska Cornhuskers finally fired Bo Pelini today – the state erupted in an immense amount of joy (not really).
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish were absolutely manhandled by AJ McCarron, his girlfriend, and the Alabama Crimson Tide. In a final score of 42-14, Touchdown Jesus didn’t stand a chance. Ah, welcome 2014; hopefully a playoff system will bring the much needed “big-game” feel and atmosphere back to collegiate football.
Before entering Sunday’s contest, the Fins were 5-7, and had pretty much solidified their chances of not making the playoffs. They’ve struggled all season long, and anyone with half a brain has seen it. On the other hand, the Niners were 8-3-1 and barring a signficant turn of events will cruise into the playoffs with no problem. Their defense is league leading in some categories, and their offense is having their best season since Steve Young and Jerry Rice played in “The Stick.” It goes without saying Vegas had San Francisco as one of the two largest spreads leading into the game. Being a Dolphin fan, I wasn’t too excited to head into Candlestick Park to watch the trouncing that my beloved Dolphins were likely going to endure.
I was however somewhat jazzed up because the 49ers have always been a fun team to watch, and since entering the league in 2005, Frank Gore has been one of my favorite running backs (and perhaps all around players) to watch. And now that I’ve relocated to San Francisco, I’ve become an even bigger fan of the beast.