Cigar Aficionado magazine apparently cares about college football, at least enough to have handicapper Danny Sheridan contribute a piece every once in a while.
And in a piece published Thursday, Sheridan says that Kentucky and Indiana will be among the 10 worst BCS conference teams in football this season.Read it here.
He starts at No. 10 and counts backward, which in my mind means No. 1 is the worst. If that's the case, Indiana is better than only two teams. Of the Hoosiers, Sheridan says, "Like American Idol, the returning talent this season is questionable. . . . Coach Kevin Wilson inherited a recruiting mess in his first year as head coach and it will take some time before he can bring in enough players to make the program less than average. . . . Expect more losing than Michael Jordan at the blackjack table."
Of Kentucky, which is ranked better than all but one of Sheridan's ten worst, the guru says, "The football team remains like a New York City construction site: a work in progress with no apparent completion date. Senior quarterback Morgan Newton and sophomore quarterback Maxwell Smith will arm wrestle to see who gets the keys to drive this lemon of an offense. The Wildcats offense may as well move to an unmanned drone at quarterback, as it was declared a no-fly zone last season with the ball in the air for only 135.6 yards per game."
If nothing else, Sheridan proves to the cigar set that he knows how to light 'em up.