30.Jan.2010 UCLA @ OSU
Sorry JackBeav, but your writeup was so far off that I had to trash it and write my own. Couldn’t publish that in good faith as I didn’t see any argument for your prediction. UCLA has less athleticism? The Beavs will score 72 points on them? How are either true? In order to maintain the focus and integrity of this blog, we have to print the cold, hard facts as they’re likely to happen; the author cannot write what they want to happen, or what they think is possible. Our program is far inferior and that should be pointed out.
UCLA will be, by far, the superior team tonight. They have twice the talent, have won ten in a row against the Beavers, and will be hungry for redemption after the loss to Oregon. The Beavers haven’t gotten out of the 60s as far as points in conference this year, so tonight’s game might go 72-54 as you said, but it will be in UCLA’s favor.
Egg on my face if you’re right, but again, I just can’t print that kind of loony prediction.
What’s most important is that you locals get out to the game–Robinson is great for the program and we need to keep him here. Make noise and try to be the 6th man to keep this baby close, but I don’t see how it will be. What I’d like to see tonight is a loss by no more than 10, and some development from Joe Burton. The fledgling has been pedestrian in conference play after some glimpses early on. Unfortunately, I don’t see any reason to believe anything good will happen tonight.