January 4, 2006


Once again, everyone gets to participate, whether or not you signed up for our contest. Please post your guesses below. The winner will be determined the same way as last time.

Let's keep the general game info short and sweet: Southern Cal is a heat-seeking missile which is playing in their own backyard and has two Heisman Trophy winners in their backfield. Texas is a heat-seeking missile which has Superman taking their snaps. To hear the gurus tell it, this is an astounding matchup between two unbeaten, all-galaxy teams. This is stupendous. This is exciting.

This is just like last year.

Whichever way the game turns out, however, the winner of this contest will receive a free copy of Russell Kirk's conservative masterpiece, The Roots of American Order. This means that a few weeks from now, when your wife asks you who is winning the Super Bowl ("Cubs or Pirates?"), you can tell her: "Honey, please pipe down, I'm reading about the magnificent contribution that William Blackstone's writings made to the development of American common law." No other conversation-stopper works quite like that.

Have fun!

Posted by Matt Murphy at January 4, 2006 12:00 AM

Despite my pessimism expressed above and the fact that I despise the Longhorns, I'm going for the Upset Special because I think Vince Young is upset about not winning the Heisman and you don't want to face this guy when he's angry (you don't want to face this guy, period).

USC's "defense" let Fresno State hang 42 points on them at home and Vince Young can potentially score that many by himself.

Here's a note of interest to readers of this blog: USC is surrounded at all home games by a bevy of celebrities who show up largely because, like attendance at Lakers games, it's the glitzy thing to do. Meanwhile, President Bush is a Texas fan.

I'm sick and tired of hearing about how USC is the best team in college football history. Here's one vote for making the talking heads shut their yaps on Wednesday night.

Texas 38, USC 35.

Posted by: Matt Murphy at January 3, 2006 3:20 AM

Do we have to provide a long rant to support our choice? I'm not going to.

USC 45, Texas 28

Posted by: Brandon at January 3, 2006 7:27 AM

USC 24 Texas 15

Posted by: Ali Choudhury at January 3, 2006 7:52 AM

Texas 27 USC 23

Posted by: Paul Cella at January 3, 2006 8:16 AM

According to Tuesday Morning Quarterback, Texas has angered the football gods by running up the score on its opponents. Therefore:

USC 28
Texas 10

Posted by: Mike Morley at January 3, 2006 8:54 AM

Texas 35 USC31

Posted by: jdkelly at January 3, 2006 8:56 AM

USC 51, Texas 45

Best game of the year as advertised.

Posted by: Matt Cohen at January 3, 2006 9:43 AM


Sorry, I get going sometimes...

Posted by: Matt Murphy at January 3, 2006 9:50 AM

38 - 24 texas

Posted by: coach toe at January 3, 2006 10:06 AM

Now that my Ducks have proved they were never worthy of all the "BCS dissed us" bitterness in the first place, might as well shun their Pac-10 foes as well:

Texas 31, USC 27

Posted by: John Resnick at January 3, 2006 10:07 AM

Go Bears!

Posted by: Sandy P at January 3, 2006 10:33 AM

I am not a Texas fan, but I really despise USC...

Texas 42 USC 41

Posted by: Bartman at January 3, 2006 10:59 AM

I can't see how pounding Colorado 70-3 is significantly more unsporting than pounding UCLA 66-19. Texas 28, USC 17.

Posted by: Random Lawyer at January 3, 2006 11:29 AM

USC 45 TU 24

Posted by: b at January 3, 2006 11:31 AM

USC 34 - Texas 31

Posted by: Patrick H at January 3, 2006 11:34 AM

Texas 45
USC 31`

Posted by: Dan at January 3, 2006 11:53 AM

USC 49
Texas 38

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at January 3, 2006 12:28 PM

Shouldn't you have written "Who's winning the Super Bowl, Cubs or Penguins?" to be thorough?

P.S. On the first, She Who Is Perfect In All Ways lamented to me about the lack of Bowl games. I didn't mind, it saved me from being stuck with the kids all day.

Texas 11

Posted by: Annoying Old Guy at January 3, 2006 12:54 PM

6 -6 tie before they go into soccer mode.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at January 3, 2006 1:46 PM

Texas 28
USC 20

Posted by: jefferson park at January 3, 2006 1:48 PM

Texas 35 USC 31

Posted by: BJW at January 3, 2006 1:52 PM

Well, maybe some of those USC stars will be looking foward to their NFL paychecks:

Texas 45, USC 36

Posted by: Mike Earl at January 3, 2006 3:20 PM

Texas 42, USC 34

Posted by: AC at January 3, 2006 3:30 PM

USC 42 TX 20

Posted by: oj at January 3, 2006 6:57 PM

Texas 45 USC 42

Posted by: pj at January 3, 2006 7:10 PM

USC 34
Texas 23

via the closed-eyes random touch of the keyboard method.

If this proves successful, I'll try the closed-eyes random selection of dominos method for the Super Bowl.

Posted by: Dave W at January 3, 2006 9:42 PM

USC 28
Texas 13

Posted by: Timothy at January 3, 2006 10:42 PM

USC - 32
Texas - 29


Posted by: BlogContestSite.com at January 4, 2006 2:44 AM

Texas 31 , USC 28

Picked less from any confidence in Texas than from some sportswriters' smug insistence on the "inevitability" of USC. Typically such talk will lead me to uncritically support the opposition - how I dislike The Experts.

Posted by: John Barrett Jr. at January 4, 2006 3:28 AM

USC 35 - TX 31

Posted by: Bruce Cleaver at January 4, 2006 6:54 AM

USC 45, Texas 38

Posted by: Nicholas Gatto at January 4, 2006 3:21 PM

texas 28 usc 24

Posted by: Trace at January 4, 2006 6:26 PM

Texas 70 USC 63

Posted by: Trace at January 4, 2006 6:28 PM

24 25

Posted by: bbbbb at January 4, 2006 6:29 PM

Texas 7 USC 0 haftime

Texas 35 USC 28 Game

USC overrated. There only player is Reggie bush. Texas just deosnt have one player that does everything

Posted by: trace at January 4, 2006 6:44 PM


You and I both called Texas by 3! Wonder of random selection, my method worked...sort of.

Posted by: Dave W at January 5, 2006 2:15 AM

Dave W:

You'll surely never read this, but boy, do you need to get your eyes checked.

Posted by: Matt Murphy at January 11, 2006 12:22 AM