Tua Tagovailoa and the Alabama Crimson Tide are once again running roughshod all over college football again this season, maybe more powerfully than ever before. At this point, their success is as guaranteed as the sun rising or Donald Trump tweeting.
What's also guaranteed is the yearly installment of "Could Alabama beat [insert terrible NFL team]?" This year's terrible team is the Buffalo Bills.
Well, Westgate's Las Vegas SuperBook went ahead and set the Bills as a 28.5-point favorite in that hypothetical matchup. Rightfully so.
In this year's installment of “Could Alabama beat [insert terrible NFL team]?,” one sportsbook says it would have the Bills as a 28.5-point favorite https://t.co/yS9wxu4u6Y— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) November 8, 2018
Listen, there's no doubt that Nick Saban is one of, if not the greatest college football head coach of all-time. He's assembled a dynasty at Alabama that few can even try and match. However, the Bills are a team of professional players. The Tide only have a handful that will make it to the pros.
I’m hammering the bills -28.5. This is a team of all professional guys while bama has single digit nfl players .... bills bet the house— Jon Gjon (@freeshajj) November 8, 2018
Yes, Tagovailoa's 27 touchdowns are more than the trio of quarterbacks that Buffalo has trotted out there this season, including the great Nathan Peterman. However, this tired notion that a college-level team could compete for even five minutes with a professional team is utterly ridiculous and needs to be done away with.