Tag: football

The last empty Saturday of the year has passed…

…College football kicks off this week! Finally. Getting ready for the season: * “Live odds”:http://www.bangthebook.com/football-betting/live-football-odds.php. Not that I bet, nor do I believe that odds have much to do with expected outcomes, but still interesting to peruse. * “CFB stats”:http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/ […]

The BCS needs an agenda

OK I don’t love the BCS but I am not a college football playoff nut either. College basketball is great in March but the rest of the season has been sapped of its vitality and that would be terrible for […]

Big 10 expansion — why stop at 12?

Blogs and tweets galore today about Big 10 expansion — the discussion all centering on who should be the 12th team, particularly if not ND? I’m not in love with the idea of expansion, but if it is going to […]

Rose Bowl Tickets confirmed

Hurray, got the mail from the ticket office today, we’ll be there. Not like it was hard to get them — apparently the alums didn’t snap up all the tix as there will be a public sale. As Rose Bowl […]

Another great Buckeye season

While this weekend’s victory over Michigan was not one for the ages, it does cap another great Buckeye season. Undisputed Big10 champs, 5 straight Big10 titles, Rose Bowl trip, 5th straight BCS bowl, 6th straight victory over Michigan, undefeated November […]

Your Iowa Pre-reading

Black Heart Gold Pants. These Iowa folks have potty mouths. I guess when you combine 4th grade literacy with a sense of impending doom, you get a lot of f-bombs. Buckeye Battle Cry on the attack against Black Heart Gold […]

Perfect Day Pictures

Nice collection of pictures summarizing the day at Buckeye Battle Cry. And USC wins tonight so that is good as well. Nice to see the Buckeyes play well in an important game, good to start getting that monkey off their […]

The NCAA sucks

Dez Bryant ineligible for the year — “…NCAA, who ended Dez Bryant’s collegiate career for a stupid and relatively minor mistake in lying to NCAA officials about visits he had with Deion Sanders. If it requires work, they demur; if […]

I don't get the USC community analysis of the UW loss

Here’s a typical blog posting from the “USC community”:http://www.conquestchronicles.com/2009/9/20/1045207/play-calling-is-overrated. Whacking on Corp for Saturday’s loss. All the blogs repeat this theme as do the press like the OC Register. And I saw quotes from Pete basically throwing Corp under the […]

Finally, football is here.

My picks this week (straight up): * South Carolina vs. NC State (Thursday). SC. I’m tempted towards NC State as SC always lets me down. * Oregon vs. Boise State (Thursday). Oregon. Hoping for a good game. * Navy vs. […]

Back from the Fiesta Bowl

The 4th quarter was epic. Entered the quarter feeling terrible after the miserable offensive output in the 3rd, but then rose to a high with just 2 minutes left in the game as OSU went ahead, and then thought we […]

Latest Polls

ESPN – NCAA College Football Polls, College Football Rankings, NCAA Football Poll. — OSU up to 12 in USAToday, SC and Georgia are other 1-loss teams in front of them.¬† Hard to argue with that, they both fought back after […]

USC 35, OSU 3

Sigh. USC is a great team, there was probably no way OSU was winning this game. The turning point was in the 2nd quarter when OSU penalized themselves out of a score. Things just got worse. You have to pin […]

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