Ty's Friday Future Sports Bet: Bet On This Texas Team
It’s almost the Fourth of July? What the hell? Good god (maybe) America?
It went fast; always does.
Let’s everyone take it easy on the highways, on airplanes, with fellow patrons and passengers, and just chill for a fun, angry-free, crimeless long weekend/week. Can we do that, you hot-headed mooks? Heh.
Anger Management 2.0 is now in session. Kidding. Moving on.
But seriously, stay safe and slow-movin’ out there.
Hey, speaking of which, I’ve got a safe pick for you to make on this good Friday.
Here it is: The Texas Longhorns football team will have a great season this year.
I’m not a fan of UT head coach Steve Sarkisian’s approach, but his team is loaded.
The schedule is reasonable, although the second game of the season, on the road against Alabama, will have huge ramifications and also prove whether or not the ‘Horns are legit. If they get blown out, their season’s done.
Don’t believe that’s happening. ‘Bama is already a 7-point favorite and I’ll take the money line right now because I don’t think Texas wins.
But they’ll keep it closer than that. Absolutely jump on a +7.5 spread if it gets there.
Finally, it brings me to the future bet I like the most about this Texas team:
They return a total of 15 starters, including 10 on offense.
UT has tons of depth at QB – including this Manning sibling you may have heard of (Spoiler: He’s the starter by late September) – plus this group of talented receivers: Nin Xavier Worthy, Ja’Tavion Sanders and Jordan Whittington.
Not that he needs the love, but I loved this analysis from The Athletic via Ari Wasserman:
“I’m a sucker. I’m always a sucker for Texas. It’s an annual tradition of mine to look at their roster during the summer months, come to the conclusion that the Longhorns are the most talented team in the Big 12 and scream from the mountaintop that “Texas is back!” Then the fall comes and the Longhorns stink again.
Listen, I’m going to drop the “Texas is back” stuff and just really try to zero in on their roster. When in recent memory has Texas had a better offensive line? Defensive line depth? Skill position players? This year’s team actually seems propped up for a ton of success. If Quinn Ewers steps up this year and becomes one of the top three quarterbacks in college football — which I believe is certainly on the table — there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Texas is capable of winning the Big 12 and going to the College Football Playoff.”
And we’ll leave it at that. …
Check out the sked. Look at the roster and then realistically rattle off, in your mind(s), wins from 1 to 9 …
Texas is winning 10.