Speaking of which, lifetime KC Royal Mike Sweeney put his house in Lee Summit, MO on the market in the last month. Sweeney's not yet officially a former Royal, even though he officially filed for free agency. Sweeney was always a crowd favorite, but to me he'll always be a bit overrated. He had those two great years (2000 and 2001, when it seems like everyone was having a great year) and then was basically hurt his entire career. Everyone tells me Mike's one of the nicest guys you'd ever have the privilege to meet. But he could never play any defense, and to me will always be representative of the worst years in Royals history.
Sort of like Billy C with the Huskers. Shouldn't Callahan at least be in contact with some good real estate agents right now? Doesn't he know how difficult it is to sell a house -- let alone a really expensive house -- in this market? Should he just call Bo Pellini and tell him he and his family can at least tour it? Can Callahan even get a good table at a restaurant in Omaha or Lincoln?
Now about these picks:
- Kansas (OK, -20, whatever the line winds up being) over Nebraska. Because this already happened before (remember two years ago anyone). Because KU has two great running backs who could dance all day in Super Grover's Wonderful Play Land. And as much as you almost have to give Callahan credit for keeping his chin up after what's happened over the past month. BTW, my favorite moment during all of this is when Tom Osborne is being interviewed on TV and pointed answers a question with "That'll be up to the new coaching staff." God, now TO can't even hide the inevitable. I mean, this is the same guy who on a Tuesday, danced that "soft shoe" to the media about how he had no plans on retiring and you shouldn't believe any of that "nonsense", and then the very NEXT DAY announced he was retiring (he did first apologize to all of the media for denying it the day before, which was awfully nice of him). Now he's all but let out the black smoke and announced to the world that we've found a new Pope. All I'm saying is I'm glad I'm not a lot of people. But I'm guessing Callahan's gotten some refills on that xanax in the past few weeks.
- Wisconsin (+16) over Ohio State. I know I say this every week, but come on. OHIO STATE JUST ISN'T THIS GOOD! They're not the #1 team in the nation. Something has to give for this team, and I'm betting the farm on this being the week. Wisconsin is getting more than 2 touchdowns, which tells us that yes, everyone's betting on Wisconsin in this game and that....by GOD if Ohio State isn't OVERRATED!
- Oklahoma State (+3) over Texas. If only because of this clip below. Sometimes a man, who's FORTY, can inspire young people to greatness:
Last week: 5-2 (on college games, we're not counting that World Series prediction, even though the Sox did win, it's not my fault they couldn't have at least made it interesting)