Friday, January 09, 2009

The AP Poll

So we lost...and moved up a spot from 10th to 9th. Texas won and went from 3rd to 4th. That means even though we lost, we overachieved in the eyes of the media while Texas won and still moved down a spot. Had we won, I wonder if they would have put us top 5 and Texas below us? Also notable, we're ahead of Texas Tech and Georgia. I think the top 25 turned out just about as it should.

And now we hope that Tebow goes pro. If he doesn't he's a coward.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Home field advantage

For the 2nd year in a row a team will be playing for the BCS Championship in its home state. When do they hold it at the Rose Bowl next? USC will surely make it. Hell, let's just have another one played at the Cowboy's new stadium for the next time anyone from Texas qualifies.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Worst play of all time

I'm trying to salvage anything to make the pain go away. The blowouts hurt less. I guess all I can say is that the same thing happened to Texas and cost them a chance at the National Title.

Next year? Pryor will be good if he doesn't get arrested over the spring and summer. These seniors can all get the fuck out. Their only bowl win was against Notre Dame and most of them had nothing to do with it.

I should take a break.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Fiesta Bowl live blog that you'll read much later

After exchanging punts Buckeyes lead 3-0. That's right Big 12, we kick from 50 yards like an NFL team. A few mistakes early on, the first being Pryor running out of bounds instead of getting the first down. The second, recruiting Alex Boone to Ohio State and having him play. The third, frying my own wings and fries the night before I have to work. I expect McCoy to throw at least 45 passes in this one. They won't run on us just yet.

About this punting stuff. I don't like the ruby punt. There has to be some defense we can put in there to make it look as division II as it is.

Beanie Wells with a big carry. Time of possesion is in our favor so far. They'll have a few big plays against us, but if our defense gets to rest they're less likely to get burnt. In other obvious news, Texas likes to drum. Pryor runs for a first down but again runs out of bounds like Emmit Smith when he was a Cardinal.

Field goal try...FAIL. Bad hold and maybe a reminder to Tressel to stop coaching this like an NFL game. 4th and short isnt' that hard to get.

Texas drives it near our red zone as the first quarter comes to an end. 3-0.

A ball is almost tipped and pick sixed, but instead sets up 3rd and 10. We need a few lucky bounces tonight...instead a weak blitz leads to what is certain to be a touchdown. The good news is, McCoy's broad looks a lot better than what's her face who dated brady Quinn 3 years ago.
Whoa, we might hold them to 3! The kick will be from the middle, those are easiest to block.
Hunter Lawrence? Seriously? They named him that?

3-3 midway through 2.

This is encouraging, Beanie and Pryor take turns getting first downs and now Beanie inside the 20! We're starting to see that Big 12 Defense that gave Oklahoma 1000 points this year. Herron isn't going anywhere and the Texas band keeps pounding away...with cowbells?
Pryor takes it down to the 5. I think it's funny how we're Vince Young-ing them.

Was there some meeting with the O-line before the game, "Hey, get a false start or you're queer!" Why not use Pryor running around on 3rd and long? He tends to pick those up. The boos come out and let Tressel know. 6-3 Buckeyes.

Yikes, the half ends in a scare. Not smart football at all and we're AHEAD! I'll finiish these thoughts tomorrow.

I'm back. How are we still in this? Why was that the 2 point converstion play? Thad Matta smiled at the bounce pass. Why does tomorrow have to be the first time I have to teach in almost a month?

A season of upsets, let's hope for one more

Looking at our standings it's obvious that not many games have turned out how they were supposed to. At 3 games over .500 one of our leaders is at 92.6%. I'm a game under .500 and still in the 58% range.

So does this mean the Big 12 and SEC aren't as good as the Pac-10? Does this mean we have a shot against Texas? This is really all we have to look forward to because the basketball team, lately led by Diebler, isn't going anywhere for that exact reason.

In other news I care about, the Cavs could have gained a game toward home field advantage last night but LeBron got called for traveling on the game winner. As he said, "It was only 2 steps..." Guess what King James, you only get 1 1/2 steps in basketball. You can't put the second foot down and by the replay you took at least 2 1/2 at at away game.

I haven't decided if I'll blog the game tonight. I'm using my new fryer to make wings for the first time. I know, commit Durham!

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Shut up Herbstreit

"Do you get any points for losing all of your bowl games, oh wait, the Big Ten won with Iowa."

Thanks Herby. As we all picked, USC is winning again, the Big Ten is sucking ass, and it's going to be up to us to save any sort of face at all for the conference (gulp).

So what does The Dur always do when things aren't going his way?
single out poor shooting percentages
I make excuses!

Here's what I propose. Just for one year only...we'll say, 2011. All of the bowl games are moved north to cold environments. The Shoe gets to host the "Apple Bowl." Ann Arbor hosts the Cambell's Soup "Chowder Bowl." BCS Championship will be played at the Beaver Bowl.

It's a different game with weather involved. Did anyone see week 17 of the NFL? The Big Ten recruits its players knowing how they play in these conditions. It's a different game!
In 100 years if this warm weather/cold weather tradition and split continues, we'll have two different systems. "This year's cold weather Champion...Ohio State for the 12th year in a row!"
Finally, we can win with white cornerbacks! We'll provide linemen and linebackers to the NFL, the Confederacy south provides the skill positions.

So it's halftime now. JoPa isn't even going to the locker room. Uhhh, that...should...get...the troops...fired...up.

I'm watching these Penn State fans stunned and silent and hoping I don't see the same from our people on Monday.

(One final question...why would a snowman have a cellphone?)