Saturday, December 23, 2006

Who is overrated?

This is sad but I'm watching the cleanup minutes of the Rice/Troy game. Sigh, I'll be honest, I'm drunk in Topeka watching the rerun of the cleanup minutes of the Rice/Troy game at 1:52 a.m. central time. With just over 3 minutes left Rice cut it to 34-17 with a touchdown. As they're lining up for their onside kick some complete losers fans at the game are chanting, "Overrated!" Who would chant this? The Troy fans would be the logical pick because they're winning, right? If you only beat Rice by 17 do you have that right? And who was "rating" Rice anyway? Had they crept into the top 64 (32 bowl games would put them at no worse than 64)? Did Troy think 64 was too high of a ranking? "We beat you by a score of 34 41-17, you're not nearly as good as a 64th ranked team!" Or, is it the Rice fans chanting? "You gave up 17 points to us...Rice! You don't deserve to be in a bowl!" That makes no sense so I'm going to guess it's Troy. And now with under 2 minutes the chant has resurfaced.
So somewhere in the Super Dome there are a group of guys who are screaming their lungs out and implying the following, "Suck it Rice! Don't you dare think you're top 64 material. You'll stay in the lower 50% of college football because we beat you in this bowl that no one knows the name of. In fact, you could ask any big time sports fan what the name of this bowl was and he'd look like one of those blonde whores on the Tonight's Show Jay-Walking segment. And now I punch you for watching Leno.


At 10:08 AM, December 23, 2006, Blogger Jack Fu said...

I've always hated the "overrated" chant. Why do people enjoy saying "ha ha, you're down here with the rest of us, ratings-wise?" I think it would make more sense for fans of an underdog to say "yes, you're exactly as good as everyone says you are, but we're better than you, so we're awesome." I understand that the sentiment is a bit lengthy and can probably never be squeezed into a catchy sing-songy chant, but it makes more sense, dammit!

At 7:37 PM, December 23, 2006, Blogger The Dur said...

Apparently our basketball team is overrated by at least 1 ranking. Anyone care to write about that game? We suck.

At 5:07 PM, December 30, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "overrated" message was not meant for Rice as much as for the so-called experts and prognosticators, all of whom but Clucko the Chicken picked Rice to soundly defeat Troy.

Can you esxcuse some celebration by fans of a small school which had just won its first bowl game?

At 7:44 PM, December 30, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...


TroyBear at

At 8:14 PM, December 30, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If The Dur (nice name by the way) actually knew what in the hell he was talking about it might upset me. Rice was picked heavily to beat Troy. Nobody, aside from the students in Troy, favored the Trojans to win. ESPN, and other sports affliates wrote off Troy before the game was even played, heck one commentator recommended people not even watch the game. So having to listen to it for weeks us chanting "overrated" was a slight against the so called "experts" who disrespected our team.
Now if you had done some actual reseach rather than whinning on a blog you might actually understand. I have nothing against Rice, I wish them the best of luck next year and hope they play us again in New Orleans. But, all Troy wants is some respect from the rest of the U.S.
In fact the headlines on papers, internet sites, ESPN, weren't about how Troy won its first bowl in school history or how this was the second bowl in three years of D I-A. No, the headlines were: Rice Lost. Oh well.
When it's YOUR team being disrespected by the world come talk to us. Until then, let us have our moment to rub it in to the so called sports "experts" and leave us alone.

At 1:10 PM, December 31, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems that no sporting event can possibly occur anymore without the "overrated" chant bellowing out at some time or another. As a TROY fan who attended the game, I didn't hear the chant in my section. Possibly it was where alcohol was more prevalent. TROY fans heard from the beginning that RICE was going to pound them in the game. It should be noted however, that these predictions came from the know-all talking heads on the sports networks. No RICE fan I encountered in New Orleans ever said such a thing and in fact, most predicted a challenging game. My impression from the entire event is that RICE fans are the most polite and intelligent people I've ever met at a ballgame. This, in fact, puts RICE in a higher order of being than the sports handicappers who predicted TROY to lose. Actually, in God's great food chain, sportscasters et al rate little better than the large mouth bass. Don't let chants or cheers bother you so. You're RICE and you're better than that.

At 7:08 PM, January 01, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well put and obviously PROUD TO BE A TROJAN!


At 11:50 PM, January 01, 2007, Blogger The Dur said...

You're right, I should have done...more...research...on...Rice, because that would be really interesting. I picked Troy in this game, I thought everyone was as smart as me on that one. But thinking back now, there was A TON of talk about this game and how Rice would win. I swear, every Sportscenter story was either, TO, Bonds, or Rice being heavily favored the entire week.

At 5:36 PM, January 02, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't hear the "overrated" chant either.

I did hear MANY Rice fans in the lead up to the game ask:
"Where is Troy?" and "Who is troy?"

I think even the cross dressers in the MOB now know where and who Troy is.


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