No, not anyone can. Some cannot. You can figure out for yourself what standards each writer has maintained. There are lots of reporters and writers with credibility. You just have to figure out which ones they are and who they work for and if that outlet maintains accountability.
Alabama is practically always the safe and easy pick. While we may believe it’s highly unlikely Arkansas is going to win the SEC, it does take some guts to make that choice. It’s kind of like someone taking a chance on a 90-1 longshot in the Kentucky Derby. Probably not going to win that bet, but if you do …
If I had to guess, I imagine it was a radio or TV person. Not Bo, for the record ha. I don’t even know all the radio/TV people who made it down there, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it came from that pool.
I doubt it was any writer who was present. I actually forgot to fill out my ballot until after the deadline had passed.
They should do like the NBA and reveal who everyone voted for. Would add transparency and accountability.
Maybe he figured he’d be the only one (and was right) so if Arkansas did win he’d have a heckuva chance to brag. That’s a reach I know, but that’s the bizarre way some folks operate. They want to be different. I’d rather be right than different. I don’t see Arkansas winning the West (or the SEC title) this year. At any rate, you wouldn’t think that would be the right way to make your prediction just now. Maybe I’ll change my mind in one month.
Apparently that person works where drug testing isn’t done! Get him into rehab! It is hard enough to win the west especially when those guys running around on the files in black and white stripped shirts will litter the field with yellow flags to ensure that our hogs get beat. When we have had the better team on the field many times those idiots have made the difference!
This year I don’t see the hogs winning the west but I also don’t see a blowout loss coming in the Auburn game.
Win or loose I’m a hog fan!