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December 11, 2017

9/6/2013 1:47:00 PM
Caldron nailed picks, but was disappointed in Irish

Hello Sports Fans. Roll Tide.

That damn Leprechaun is really ticking me off. Roll Tide. First, they get manhandled by Alabama. Roll Tide. Then their coach up and starts talking to the NFL. Roll Tide. I'll bet that made their recruits feel warm and fuzzy. Roll Tide.

Meanwhile, Nick (I am not taking that job) Saban was last seen in a haberdashery being fitted for a hounds tooth hat. Roll Tide. Bear who? Roll Tide. As much as I truly hate to say this, and believe me, it hurts to even think it. Alabama may never lose a game outside the SEC. The new college playoffs format ought to be the SEC title game is for the national championship and the ensuing bowl contest is the consolation game.

Dynasty? Yes, the Caldron is Bubbling with a 6-1 week last time out. That makes me 80-27 in football and 33-7 on the hardwood. Have Mercy!

In the meantime, South's boys and North's girls are working on their own dynasty. North's girls have won seven of their last eight while the Mountie boys have won five in a row, and as I told you they would, the Sugar Creek Classic. I believe that makes me correct in predicting the SCC winner the past 37 years in a row. What? The tournament hasn't been around that long? Who cares! Maybe they ought to re-name it the Bubbling Caldron Classic!

Let's segue way down South. The Mounties are going to be busy, busy boys the next few days. They take on 8-3 Seeger tonight, a game that won't be easy but should end in a Mountie victory. Tomorrow they travel to Riverton Parke (which you can't get to from here) and win their seventh in a row. Then, No. 8 should come Tuesday against 2-7 North Putnam. Not so fast Buzzard Bait. Fatigue and overconfidence can absolutely kill a team and South will have to guard against both. Just remember, there are no dynasties when you lose to teams you ought to beat.

Speaking of teams they ought to beat, that's about it for the boys this week. Crawfordsville has a tough one against a really good Rockville team and will fall short. And North's up and down season continues when the Chargers fall to SAC foe Danville and the Shamrocks of Westfield - I am really starting to hate Leprechauns!

North's girls continue to roll with wins over Dannyville and Seeger. The only downside for the 10-3 Chargers is neither are fun bus rides.

South's girls can break above the .500 mark in the next few days by beating Attica and Sheridan. The best thing about going to Sheridan is it's a noon game so they can get done in time for an afternoon matinee.

Unfortunately for the Athenians, the winning stops with their county rivals. The Athenians have the tough task of private school Brebeuf and even though the Braves are only .500 this year, the strength of Brebeuf's schedule isn't close. A tough year for a good group and a good coach continues.

Speaking of tough years, Wabash's doesn't get any easier with Wittlessberg coming to town. Wabash Always Fights, they just don't always win.

Continuing on that tough year theme, Purdont has seen its share of tough times this season. If the Boilers have any hope of turning around it has to begin now. Have I said that before? The Caldron thinks it will as Pee-Eww beats Pennitentiary State and Nebraska. One piece of advice for Coach Painter. Give the ball to DJ more!

IU and Butler continue their winning ways and don't lose this week, although Butler is pushing it a bit closer than they should.

And as a bonus, let me tell you who's going to play in the NFL conference championships. Peyton's wearing gloves now and although it may look weird the results can't be argued with. That means Peyton and Tom Brady square off once again in a huge game. And forget all the talk about Seattle. Their coach isn't that good and their quarterback is too short. Atlanta and Green Bay will fight it out for the NFC title.






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