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Is it Too Early to be Making Post Season Bowl Projections?

By on October 30th, 2013 in Football, News 13 Comments »
2008 NFL - Oakland Raiders at New Orleans Saints (3-34) - October 12, 2008

Several national publications are already making bowl projections. Joel Erickson over at al.com has posted a list of the early predictions for Auburn from eleven prognosticators. Of the eleven, six have Auburn picked for one of the Sugar Bowl slots. You can check out the full list here.

Personally I think it’s too early to be looking at where teams will be spending the post season. There’s just way too much football left to play. However, as an Auburn fan who had to sit at home for the first time in years during the 2012 bowl season …

It sure is nice to be included in the discussion.

13 Comments

  1. KungFuPanda9 KungFuPanda9 says:

    Please, no Clemson. We seem to play them every year.
    Miami would be good.

  2. MyAuburn MyAuburn says:

    I could get into a trip to the Big Easy. Been several years since I strolled Bourbon St and had coffee and beignets. Along with a Bloody Mary they go a long way to cure a hangover

  3. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..We went down for the St. Patrick’s Day parade, last spring. Found a whole shotgun house for rent on Bourbon, on the same block with the Clover Grill, for less than a typical Holiday Inn room costs these days. We did the cafe au lait and beignets, but what really hit the spot this past trip was an oyster po-boy at Johnny’s.

    …..Holding down expenses in the French Quarter is easier than you think. Try eating out only once or twice a day, and saving leftovers. Add in a judicious trip or two to Rouses Market over on Royal and St. Peter, and you can usually whip up some pretty good snacks/meals quickly.

    …..BYOB and your own plastic cups, and you can really do Bourbon Street for cheap. On the other hand, I do have to have an authentic sazerac or two if I’m in New Orleans. There’s also tricks like riding the free ferry to Algiers, rather than shelling out the big bucks for riding on the Natchez or the Creole Queen. We had fun just sipping cocktails and watching the parade go by from our deck.

    …..If you want a big-ticket, four star meal, I think Arnauds currently is your best bet. If you go there, be sure and order the Cafe Brulot after dinner. Pure coffee/liqueur sin!

    • MyAuburn MyAuburn says:

      Been there done that but it has been a long time. I am sure I will take down the Motor Coach and find an RV park to stay in. Getting a little to old to do the all in French Quarter thing. Have a few on Bourbon St. and do my serious drinking out under the awning by the campfire.

    • uglyjoe says:

      I know it’s kind of cliché-ish, but K-Pauls (Paul Prudhomes place) is still the best place I have ever eaten, hands down.

      • uglyjoe says:

        And yes, it’s way too early to be talking about this…

    • Third Generation Tiger Third Generation Tiger says:

      I lived in New Orleans for three several years. Next time you go, eat at NOLA in the Quarter, or Emerile’s in the Warehouse District. Both are Emerile Lagasse restaurants. NOLA is casual and cool. Emerile’s was more on the formal side but casual is okay. I always thought Emerile’s was a little on the New Orleans snooty side but it’s still cool too. Other than going to NOLA, venture out of the Quarter. Take a ride down St. Charles or Magazine. There are lots of fantastic places that cater to the locals. Updyke types are frowned upon. Shunned even.

      • Tiger on the mountain Tiger on the mountain says:

        I ate at Emiril’s in the Warehouse District (before Katrina)–excellent food!!

        Don’t be afraid to venture over to Metairie…there’s lots of good eats over there…..

        • Third Generation Tiger Third Generation Tiger says:

          There used to be a good BBQ/beer/pool place in Metairie…Igor’s I think it was called. Not sure if it’s still there.

          • Tiger on the mountain Tiger on the mountain says:

            I don’t know to be honest. We were always going places with my late elderly relatives. On this most recent trip, we went to an awesome Mediterranean restaurant: Phoenicia (I believe is the name…it’s on Veteran’s Blvd).

            There’s also some kick ass Mexican restaurants in the Garden District around Esplanade…..

        • Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

          …..The thing about Emerille is that I’m not much on really hot pepper. “Bam!” I’d watch his cooking show, and he’d sure chop the chiles and toss ‘em in! They’ve ruined the food at Commander’s Palace by making everything a pepper-fest. Used to be my favorite New Orleans restaurant, and I still break out both cookbooks they did. Ella Brennon, now she knew how to cook!

          …..We did try to get in Emerille’s in Orlando/Universal about 13 years ago, and it was an hour and a half wait for a table. Ended up eating at the Motown Cafe, which was really good, and of course had vanished on our next trip down there.

  4. Third Generation Tiger Third Generation Tiger says:

    Sugar Bowl please, but not vs. Climpzin.

  5. Tiger on the mountain Tiger on the mountain says:

    1. For the record, it’s too early for this. We’ve got a desperate Arky team to play. Tenn just wants to beat ANY team from Alabama, and Georgia-I’m sure that Richt wants to ‘black-out’ their season vs their uniforms……ALL before Bama comes to town. Many of us (ahem) thought this team would only get 6 wins this season. With expectations THIS BIG-it only leads to disappointment, which would be unfortunate considering how well these guys are doing (you know by being bowl eligible against A&M and stuff).

    2. Drago’s. Enough said.