Avoiding Shreveport

Shreveport/Bossier, where a steak knife to the ass means you really care

There are very few things more disheartening among SEC than the prospects of spending the bowl season at the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, Louisiana . But a mediocre season and an 8th place finish in the toughest conferences in the land will get you some nice parting gifts and an all expenses paid trip to the Port City. Teams and fans alike are sure to enjoy the oppressive heat, street violence, and…hey look, casinos! But this year it means even more as the shamefully proud Indy Bowl is cutting ties with both the SEC and Big 12, instead choosing to disappoint a whole new batch of fans from the ACC and Mountain West in the coming years. So, its time to get sentimental people! Its the last run in Shreveport for the SEC, so lets make it count! Time to cash in those free Jack Binion’s Horseshoe buffet vouchers before its too late! And to commemorate this last year, every week FOTP will be taking a look at which SEC teams have the best chance of going bowling in East Texas the third most glamorous city in the Bayou State.

1.  South Carolina (6-5, 3-5) The Gamecocks were idle this week, no doubt eagerly awaiting the opportunity to get to .500 by losing to in-state rival Clemson.  In fact, maybe South Carolina’s full 2010 schedule should just read “Idle” because all that pomp and circumstance that just leads to 6 or 7 wins every year seems like an amazing waste of full color ink and glossy poster paper.

2.  Georgia (6-5, 4-4) Somebody got all gussied up this past weekend to impress the Indy Bowl reps this past weekend! They are totally going to ask yo out now.  I mean how could they not, you showed them how easy you were this past weekend when you went out with Kentucky.  You totally let them feel you up.  The Indy Bowl knows your a sure thing now.  Be expecting their call.

3.  Kentucky (7-4, 3-4) Well, look who had to get all pretentious this weekend.  A win in the elimination game at Georgia this past weekend pretty much puts the Wildcats out of the running, instead probably making their annual trip to Nashville.  Hooray for hoops season!

4.  Tennessee (6-5, 3-4) Total longshot after they beat the lowly Dores and their head coach up and speared their starting quarterback. Thats a little disappointing because I would have loved to see a Wild Orgeron running the Shreveport streets fueled with Red Bull and screaming something about recruiting stars.

5.  Auburn (7-4, 3-4) Still a possibility, record wise, but the Peach/Chick-fil-a/Delicious Chicken Mini and/or Liberty Bowl would be quite foolish to pass up on a 7-5 (or hell, ok, if chaos ensues, 8-4) TIger team, because at that stage in the game, its all about ticket sales, and a bowl starved team from the Plains may drive ’em to the ticket window.

Out of the Poll this week: Actual football analysis

Others receiving votes: LSU (MUUUUAHAHAHAHA!!!), Stan Humpheries, back tattoos, Abita Pecan Harvest



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