Annual College Football Playoff Predictions: 100% Accuracy

 Finally the college football season nears its end with the playoff games about to take place. You know that they are part of the 39 bowl games this year. That means 78 teams go to bowls. That’s over two-thirds of the teams that play in the top division of college football.

Some colleges claim great credit for going to a bowl. That’s like being proud of being not in the bottom third of the class. It really isn’t much of an accomplishment but things are so absurd coaches get paid millions of dollars for being mediocre. Isn’t there something basically wrong with a country where a universities established to educate students pay coaches and their assistants many times more than the educators?

BC was in a bowl game this year which was scheduled for the day after Christmas. It was played somewhere in Texas, perhaps Houston, in the stadium where the Orange Bowl is played. Not many folks showed up – who wants to spend Christmas in Texas if you are not a Texan? That was a blessing people feel that way because if anyone’s purpose in going to the game was to see the game he or she would be heartedly disappointed. There was no game. I’m serious. A few people traveled from Boston and from Boise, Idaho to see a game and it was called off. It will not be played. Too much lightening was lingering about. No contingency plan was made. TV which controls the bowl games had no room in any other time slot for it. I’d suggest that in and of itself tells us the value and importance of these bowl games since no one cares whether they actually get played. Can BC say it went to a bowl game if no game existed?

There are though some games that seem to matter to most. These will happen later today or tonight. The first game is Clemson v Notre Dame. The best way to figure out who will win it is to see which coach is the highest paid.

The Clemson coach makes 6 million five hundred thousand a year with a million or two more side benefits. The Notre Dame coach is paid about a million and a half. Notre Dame was undefeated this year. Even so, the outcome of the game is in little doubt, even though Clemson is going to be without its lead tackler who was suspended for failing a drug test. Clemson will score at least 40 points while Notre Dame may not hit twenty. Salaries count. Bet the house on Clemson.

Next is the Alabama vs Oklahoma game. Alabama which lags the nation in most matters but leads in paying its coach. He makes around 9 million a year. Oklahoma whose claim to fame is something about the wind rushing down the plains pays its coach near five million. In 2014 he earned $250,000 as an assistant coach in East  Carolina which even so paltry an amount exceeded almost all professors.

The Alabama game should be closer but in the end you have to expect the Alabama coach to come out on top. But that’s not a total guaranteed lock so also play the under in this game. When one coach earns more than half of the other the chances of an upset rises.

This is the usual result that highest paid coaches win. However there are exceptions. Louisville which had a nine game losing streak and ended with a 2 – 10 record paid its coachBob Petrino over four million dollars. One coach that beat him was Boston College’s coach who only gets at least 2.6 million a year for producing bowl teams and by winning an average 50% of his games. He makes a million than the Notre Dame coach.

Enjoy the games.

 

 

9 thoughts on “Annual College Football Playoff Predictions: 100% Accuracy

  1. Happy New Year to all! Here I sit , a Snow Bird BC Football Fan, waiting for a continuance of our Bowl Game. I had iced six beers and decided to drink one for every touchdown Dever scored. Bingo , I’m rewarded , number 2 Dever scores, my first beer is tasting great. Then a Lightning Strike, game on hold. Two hours later game cancelled , never to be played again but don’t they know I still have 5 beers left. I think I’ll save them for the Norte Dame game today and hope there are no Lighting Strikes where I’m sure the game will be cancelled same as the BC game. Slainte

  2. The ND coach gets a reported 2.1 million a year from the school. He probably gets another million from media rights holders, sponsors and boosters. ND is likely to beat Clemson today. The ACC was not a strong conference this year. The best teams Clemson played were Texas A&M and Syracuse. Games they barely won. While the tigers held a poorly coached BC to one hundred yards of offense, a mediocre S.Carolina amassed 600 yards including 500 passing yards. ND’s two best wins were against Michigan and Stanford much better teams than Clemson faced. 2. The dream scenario for BC is for ND to win the national title and having accomplished that task for Kelly to exit the Irish and return to his native Boston to replace the dreadful loser who currently coaches the Eagles. He then signs a ten year contract to coach BC football. When ND has a poor coach i.e. Weiss, Faust Willingham, they lose. With good coaches e. g. Kelly, Holtz, Leahy, they win. The same is true for BC. Coughlin and O’Brien produced great teams. Addazio, Spaziani and Henning produced losing squads, Happy New Year.

  3. Curious that Cuomo A. felt compelled to visit that Astoria power substation to mock aliens after a ” Lightning ” arc fried a monitoring coupling and turned the night Heaven a cerulean blue Michaelangelo would envy .

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  4. me, myself and eye have always been
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    as Jerry Trupiano reminds us all

    JFK Assassination

    From: Phil Nelson
    Sent: Saturday, December 29, 2018 3:53 PM
    To: phil nelson
    Subject: An Incredible Book

    To All . . . (35 email addresses included as “bcc” for privacy to each)

    Re: “The Inheritance” by Christopher and Michelle Fulton

    This is an advance copy of the full book review (10 pages, 5600 words) that I will be posting on my blog/website shortly. I will also send a condensed version of it to Lew Rockwell for his consideration in publishing it there. For reasons that will become obvious, I believe this is an incredible new book that provides insights into not only the history of JFK’s Cartier watch, and it’s revelations about the assassination, but a whole series of other “unresolved mysteries” and some speculation as to why they remain unsolved.

    In short, at least in a fair and perfect world, it would / should be a “game-changer.” But, as we all know by now, it is up against massive resistance. So, we’ll see.

    Happy New Year!!

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    in other white supremicist newes

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/dec/29/portland-oregon-hotel-fires-two-police-eject-black-guest-lobby

    Portland, Oregon hotel fires two after police eject black guest from lobby
    Incident is latest of black person removed from business
    Video of interaction with guard spreads on social media

  5. Here is a few paragraphs from the
    book review by Phil Nelson

    A Review of an Incredible Book: “The Inheritance”By Phillip F. NelsonThe Inheritance – Poisoned Fruit of JFK’s Assassination – How One Man’s Custody of Bobby Kennedy’s Hidden Evidence Changed Our Past and Continues to Shape Our Future. (TrineDay,Walterville, Oregon, Nov. 22, 2018, by Christopher and Michelle Fulton; Introduction by Dick Russell). This book is taking the “JFK Assassination Research Community” (if one can seriously refer to it as such) by storm. Like men scurrying around a ship in distress looking frantically for safe harbor – in this case, words that will sustain the test of time – many old-time researchers are scrambling with the dilemma presented to an established institution by a “newbie” who has burstonto the scene with what appears, at least to some of them, to be a veritable solution to a fifty-five-year-old puzzle: “Who really killed JFK?” The vetting of Christopher and Michelle Fulton’s story is so conflicted that even the 120 pages ofphotos and documents, and as importantly, the numerous citations to sworn affidavits of key witnesses contained within the narrative (including many verbatim copies of other original materials) do not seem to mitigate the shock of those whose contrary opinions have been entrenched for many decades. But more about that aspect of the “Crime of the Century” later.Christopher Fulton’s life was forever altered when he acquired, in 1995, a gold Cartier watch that was worn by JFK on the last day of his own life. Little did he know that the watch had once been covered by the slain president’s blood and brain matter, nor that the finely shattered lines – Fulton called them “striations” – on the crystal, caused by a shock wave impacting it from the fatal shot to JFK’s head as he held his hands toward his neck, would collect not only his blood and brain matter, but traces of the mercury thathad been infused into the bullet to ensure his death. What he would find out later, from Robert Bouck, who, in 1963, had been in charge of the Secret Service’s Protective Research Section, revealed that RFK had obtained absolute proof of a conspiracy with a number of shooters and many more shots than the official reports had stated. Quoting the information told to him by Robert Kennedy, Mr. Bouck said that the forensics examination was conducted by a private entity specifically to keep it away from the FBI and Secret Service laboratories, where Kennedy knew it would never be properly analyzed. Fulton had not come to the realization that it was all material evidence directly related to the murder of president Kennedy which would have absolutely proved the existence of a conspiracy,had there ever been an honest investigation of the crime. Nor did Fulton realize, until much later, that it was Robert F. Kennedy who had discovered that truth and h

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