The BlogDog thought he’d get some time off while I was on paternity leave.
I’m disposable. The BlogDog is not.
So for the last several days he’s been studying stats and reading the Armed Forces Bowl coverage provided by Gazette columnist David Ramsey from Fort Worth.
Anyway, as he was going over the key matchups in tomorrow’s Air Force-Houston game, I realized The BlogDog has several things in common with Air Force coach Troy Calhoun.
Like Calhoun, The BlogDog has a close-to photographic memory.
Like Calhoun, The BlogDog has earned national recognition and accolades for his performance the last three seasons.
And, like Calhoun, The BlogDog still is searching for his first bowl victory.
The BlogDog misfired on his predictions for the last two Armed Forces Bowls, taking Air Force to defeat Cal in 2007 and then Houston in 2008. The Falcons lost both games.
This year, either Calhoun’s or The BlogDog’s streak of futility will end. If The BlogDog’s streak ends, he’ll continue another streak. He nailed six straight picks to end the regular season and salvage a third straight season with at least eight correct predictions.
Getting back to Norm’s memory, he must still remember what BYU and Max Hall did to the Air Force defense because he’s picking the Cougars to rack up some points on the Falcons.
Happy New Year to all.
Norm’s Pick: Houston 37, Air Force 21
Norm’s 2009 Season Record: 8-4
Norm’s Overall Record: 25-13