Hey! Where's the love for college football? Please tell me there are other college fans in here!
I'm actually planning on having vegan college football Saturdays at my place this fall. I'm an LSU alum and fan, so I will be making gumbo and red beans and rice to represent south Louisiana proper as we will have a good "bounce back" season.
I think we have a shot at beating out Bama and Ole Miss for the SEC West title. It should be a three team race. I think Ole Miss, while pretty good, is overrated. Bama, otoh, is not. They are very good. We have a pretty brutal schedule this year (playing the four strongest teams in SEC that are not LSU -- UGA, Florida, Ole Miss and Bama), so it will be tough going, but I'm hoping for a prestigious bowl game this year.
On the NFL side (I live in St. Louis), look for the Rams to be much improved this year. I mean it's hard to be worse than we were last year (only the Lions were worse!), but I think we will make substantial steps in the climb to mediocrity this year. I'm hoping we win 5-6 games -- that seems realistic since we should actually have an above average offense. Our o-line is legitimately good, and we have Stephen Jackson, who is very good. Bulger is an above average qb. There are some question marks at receiver, but overall, the offense will be able to score, and keep us in a lot of games.