In anticipation of tomorrow's battle against LSU, we asked Rasputin, our staff soothsayer and a seemingly ageless Russian immigrant, to offer his prediction for the game. Rasputin - who once narrowly bested Grover Cleveland in a legendary drinking contest in a Buffalo, N.Y., tavern - has been a rabid Razorback football fan since the program's debut in 1894.
His forecast is after the jump:
"Journeys into the end zone, frequent they shall be,
Shouts of joy and pain - both will erupt from me.
I think of my battle against Grover, so many moons ago,
My comeback in that contest laid that mighty man low.
And so it shall be tomorrow, beneath the brilliant Arkansas sun,
A flurry of points and good play will make the ending mighty fun.
The holiday season - it shall begin with abundant good cheer,
And the Hogs will be in a top-notch bowl at the start of the next new year.
The pig-emblazoned warriors of Arkansas - 42,
the most honorable and worthy Cajun warriors of LSU - 38."
Well, we've heard from Rasputin - now let's hear from you. Vote in the poll and pipe up in the comments thread (and while you're at it - check out this awesome prognostication from exocet. After reading it, ole 'Raz said, "The soothsaying Force is strong with this one.")
Who will win tomorrow's game?
LSU (118 votes)
Arkansas (209 votes)
327 total votes