Saturday, November 19, 2005Saturday GameDay..
Games I'm watching: OSU-Michigan in the front room and OU-TT/South Florida-Cincy in my office room.
With the departure of Bill Snyder I've decided to list the five programs that really shouldn't bitch about their head coach.
1) UCLA: I laugh when I read Bruin fanboards and their gripes over Karl Dorrell. Anyone who thinks that guy should be replaced doesn't get it. The program is and will always be second fiddle in a city that isn't a major sports town to begin with. The fact that Dorrell has at least given UCLA a bit of national significance is pretty impressive. I don't think they will beat USC next week, but Dorrell is doing good things. They can't do any better.
2) Michigan: Ok, Lloyd Carr isn't perfect, but he's pretty damn good and he's got the Wolverines with an outside shot at the title in a down year for the program. The great thing about Carr is that he conducts himself with a lot of patience considering he's got a fanbase that pouts everytime Michigan falls behind in the first quarter of a game.
3) Florida: They ran off Spurrier because 11-2 and a BCS bowl victory was a disappointment? They ran off Zook because he wasn't Spurrier, now they want to run off Meyer because he lost to Spurrier. Bottom line is they are stuck with Meyer for better or worse. I believe he'll get things right on offense eventually, but until he does...quit whining.
4) Nebraska: Here's a group who outsmarted themselves. Rather than ask a good, quality college coach like Frank Solich to implement change, they tried to catch lightning in a bottle with Bill Callahan? Huh? On top of being a douchebag, Callahan is, at best, a below average coach. Don't cry Huskers, you got what you deserved.
5) Florida State: This group is headed towards the Florida/Nebraska stage. Now I believe that FSU is in a funk because of some poor staff moves by Bobby Bowden, but this group really believes that FSU's run from 1987-2000 was done easily? Hell no. It took a lot a good talent and some good luck. The talent is there now, but the luck isn't. Bowden deserves a chance to turn this thing around.
What's more shocking? Texas Tech has only scored 10 points through three quarters or that Texas Tech's defense has held Oklahoma to 7 points.
Unknown Superstar: Amarri Jackson, an all-purpose player for South Florida. He had his coming out party against Louisville with a touchdown run, catch and pass. He's only a freshman, but he's a 6'5 and 210 pounds of excitement. Watch out for this guy in the next few years.
My Iron Bowl Pick: Auburn 20, Alabama 7. Sorry WSJ.
What Rivalry? Virginia Tech is smashing Virginia, 52-14, early in the fourth quarter. That should really put FSU's problems in perspective.
Game Update: The Sooners have rallied back from a 17-7 deficit in Lubbock. Texas Tech just got a hometown spot on a 4th down play and the review should have made things right, but it didn't. Terrible break for the Sooners.
Now they are going to give Texas Tech a touchdown on a ball he CLEARLY didn't catch. What the hell are these Big XII officials looking at. There is no way in hell this play doesn't get overturned. I mean R.D. , you're my man and all, but if review holds this up....You can't accept this victory can you?
Four seconds remaining. Red Raiders at the 2.5 yard line. They have time for at least one play. Handoff to Henderson....He's stopped short!!
But the far judge calls touchdown??
They are going to review this one too. There's no way this kid scored. What are these officials doing and how big should the conference fine them? $10K, $20K? Play is upheld?!?!!?
Tech gets an early Christmas gift. A gift that the Big XII officials should be ashamed of.
Hello BCS?: Ohio State gets in with a dramatic 25-21 victory. I hate Jim Tressel, I think he's a slick coach and I can't explain how he escaped that Clarett situation without a scratch, but he's a winner on the sidelines.
Hello Tampa!: Hopefully Brian will stop by the pressbox while he's at the Outback Bowl and say hi a fellow BlogPoller. Ok, Michigan fans, you're allowed to pout for one day.
In Other News: Harvard, the home of one of my future wives (if Kat Osterman turns me down), defeated those punk-ass biatches from Yale in three overtimes. I really don't get down with Ivy League ball anymore since I moved from NYC....but YAY CRIMSON! :)...Five straight wins for Harvard...And if you need help counting to five Yalies, just count all the fingers on your left hand and include the thumb. I would say use your right hand but I think that's the hand that has the thumb you stick up your asses.
Thursday, November 17, 2005Thoughts on the 7th floor...
Initial Thoughts: It's actually not a bad song until the end when the last guy starts rambling and even that's funny as hell. Seriously, if not of these guys make it in the league they should be able to get a development al contract from Trick Daddy or something. The jist of the song of several former and at least a few current Miami players (Tavares Gooden, Jon Beason) talking about their dicks and having sex with bitches. God Bless America!
Favorite Lines: Several!
The chorus alone is great -- "If yo ho only know, she was getting fucked on on the 7th floor"
The hook lines are excellent -- "She thought 52 was my number but then she realized, you multiply that bitch and you get my dick size"...
Quality flow-- "You came a good girl but you leaving a ho, now you wonder why they call me Thundercat now ya know"
Best line in the song comes from Greg Threat -- "What yo name? G-reg. What you do? Get head. How you do it? Drop my drawers and let 'em see my third leg.
Personally I think the 7th floor crew should've released an entire album. Listen if you must [Link]
Monday, November 14, 2005Ladies and Gentlemen...
I guess clutch truly isn't a measurable statistic.
Sunday, November 13, 2005Saturday Rewind...
Last week I got back on SI on Campus, maybe this week it'll help MySpace grow.
Florida State-Clemson: Oh a great way for me to start off the day. This game was never close, not even when it was 14-14 because FSU couldn't do diddly poo on offense. Here's the fact, as long as Drew Weatherford plays, the Seminoles will not win another game until the second week of the 2006 season. The secret is out on him, rush four, drop seven and don't show blitz (because he's good at checking down) and don't cover the tall receivers one-on-one (because he'll loft up the ball and get lucky). It's now 10 interceptions in the last three games. Yesterday he wasn't close on anything. Nothing. I'm not going to put this all on the quarterback because to be honest, it's not Drew's fault that no one has taught him how to read a zone and how to combat this one defense every team has decided to use. However, much credit to Clemson because they played an excellent offensive game and put together the defensive scheme that's been proven to work. They gave the ACC another bowl team.
Florida-South Carolina: He just didn't look on the opposite side too often and concentrated on calling ballplays and they still won. Here's the thing about Spurrier, you want him on your side and as the Florida faithful found out, he's not on their side anymore. This wasn't about an innovative offense (Florida substanially outgained South Carolina), but it was about a team that worked harder and wanted it a lot more. Florida is giving effort on both sides but you just get the impression that they could be working harder and Urban Meyer hasn't channeled into what he needs to do to get that extra effort out of his guys. Luckily for him is that he closes out against an FSU team that couldn't be a solid high school right now. But this loss hurts a prideful program and is a major boost to a program looking for some positive history.
Navy-Notre Dame: Only watched the final minutes to see if Navy would cover. It did.
LSU-Alabama: Well the Crimson Tide did finally score an offensive touchdown and they looked like they were trying to actually play offense, but they were completely shut down in the second half. LSU was going to take chances and eventually it paid off. I'm glad to see a talent like Justin Vincent back on the field, not sure what he did to get in the doghouse and Joseph Addai was obviously good enough to keep him there....but Vincent is a playmaker and right now this team needs a surplus of playmakers. Meanwhile JaMarcus Russell shows all that raw talent that someone will eventually mold into a very good quarterback.
Miami-Wake Forest: I saw enough to decide to keep Miami at #2. The Deacons took a lead on some nice trickery, but once Miami turned it up, it was at a level the Deacs couldn't reach.
Georgia-Auburn: This is why you watch football. I saw two teams that were ready to play football, well coached and willing to take chances. Auburn is going to be my favorite to win a national title in 2006, they've got all kinds of talent on both sides of the ball. Is there any question to what D.J. Shockley brings to this offense. His leadership and his ability to make plays are sorely missed. And that Leonard Pope guy is the scariest tight end in football. Who wants 6'7, 255 pounds to come rumble in their direction. Auburn probably won't get in the SEC title game and it's too bad because they might be the best team in the conference. Devin Aromashodu is a stud and a half, the call on 4th and 10 was all him.