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December 11, 2017

9/6/2013 1:49:00 PM
It's decision time for Caldron

Hello Sports Fans.

Overwhelming! Amazing! Landslide! What am I talking about? Oh you with short . . . memories. Last week I ended my bubbling babblings with a question, do you want me to continue into basketball season? The response took my breath away! "We love reading you." "You're the best." "I just love you to pieces." "Seeing what you have to say is the highlight of my week." Not one negative or cross word either. I don't know what to say, other than thanks Mom, Dad, Grandma and Grandpa.

While we're on the subject of last week, ahem, almost perfecto again! Purdont had to go and screw things up with a Bucket win over IU. Who would've thunk that the BoilingOvers would score three touchdowns in 4.2 seconds? At least it seemed that way.

But for the rest of the games, life was indeed perfect.

Speaking of perfect, how 'bout them Irish? Not only did I nail the outcome, but I even told you it would be tougher than it should be. I said it and it happened. No surprise. And now the little Leprechaun is in the national title game. Who wudda thunk it, indeed?

How 'bout them preps? Once again, the Caldron shined and once again I gave you every single winner without exception. You know, for the right price you can fly me to Vegas and I'll be happy to share my wit and wisdom there as well. I'm just saying.

So before we turn the page from grids to hoops, let's hit a few more football games, shall we?

The Colts continue to play Chuckstrong and the rest of the world continues to be amazed. Let's be sure to give the real hero of this streak the credit, little Jimmy Irsay. Several months ago, a smart man said that if Manning returned to form and Luck was a bust then Irsay would take the heat. Even though Manning looks pretty good, Luck looks pretty good, too. And Luck should be looking better next year and the next year and the next . . . Somewhere in one of those "nexts" Manning is going to start the countdown to Canton and AARP. So good call, Mr. Jim.

This week, Detroit Rock City is on tap. Most importantly, let's hope that Andrew Luck is wearing his cup since a boy named Suh is on the other side with his magic kung-fooey kicks. Intent, my big ol' fat butt.

The Colts have struggled on the road, but the Lions have struggled period. Something's got to give and the Caldron says it's the Lions. They'll give and Andrew and Reggie will take, and take, and take. Meanwhile you take Indy, 42-12 as the boys in blue overcome the road woes.

The Big However-Many-There-Are-Now Conference is in Indy this week for their championship. Legends? Leaders? Cheeseheads? Cornhuskers? Who cares?

Notre Dame will be watching while Alabama and Georgia tangle to see who gets to cream the Irish. Forget what the experts are saying. The Caldron smells an upset.

Enough football for now. How about MISTER D.J. Byrd? He's looking pretty darn good for a Boiler team that's improving. Must have good roots.

OK, that's a wrap. Starting next week, you can look forward to Montgomery County's version of Hoosier Hysteria, Caldron style.

Unless I decide to retire. Decisions, decisions . . . Talk to me at caldron@thepaper24-7.com and tell me what you think.






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