In anticipation of tomorrow's Sugar Bowl battle, we asked Rasputin, our staff soothsayer and a seemingly ageless Russian immigrant, to offer his prediction for the game. Rasputin - who caused a major scandal when he was caught canoodling with Mary Todd Lincoln at Honest Abe's 55th birthday bash - has been a rabid Razorback football fan since the program's debut in 1894.
His forecast is after the jump:
"The day of the Sugar Bowl
'tis nearly upon us at last!
Much excitement I do feel,
but I remember bowl games past!
Tears of anger, tears of pain, heads bowed in deepest sorrow,
Will we display these once again come the evening of tomorrow?
'No,' I say to thee, and I say it quite loud,
The performance of the Hogs will do us all quite proud.
Mallett will wow and dazzle, and the defense will prove quite stout,
All of which will thrill the fan who wears the piggy snout.
The mighty warriors of Arkansas - 34,
the most honorable warriors of Ohio State - 21."
Well, we've heard from Rasputin. Now let's hear from you. Vote in our poll and pipe up in the comments thread.
Who will win the Sugar Bowl?
Arkansas (457 votes)
Ohio State (118 votes)
575 total votes