Posted: 12/30/2012 11:54:08 PM
Originally Posted by Sammy_Ace
Solid picks my man. You've been consistent all season and you def have earned some street credit in my opinion.
Unfortunately, I think you had a good bet w Dallas and the under, which is also what I liked. You gotta stick w your instincts. The fact that you were 4-0 really has no baring on your thesis for liking Dallas and the under. Best of luck in the playoffs bro.
Who you like, ND or Bama?
Sammy Ace: Thanks man....compliment coming from you is an honor. I respect your write ups which always make me think. Keep up the good work!
As for ND vs Alabama, it's a toss up on the side at this writing. Bowl games are different from regular season. For one, there's too much void period since the last time both teams played so you don't know who shows up for the game. You also need to take into consideration the motivational factor of a team as well as coaches that can prepare the team for the big game. The team that win bowl games are not always the team with better stats, better record, or better players. I look at which team is motivated more to win as well as which team have the proven coaches for the big games. I like Nick Saban as the coach to take Alabama to the next level but Notre Dame seems to be more motivated with Manti Te'o inspiring his team. He challenges his teammates and bring out the best of each player. Both teams have great defense so like you, I do lean on the under at the moment rather than the side.