Quote of the Day “It only takes one.” Rusty Lachaussee, during the 1993 Sugar Bowl
Anybody else taking in a college game or twelve today? Since TB can’t sit in Waldo’s 1980’s parlor, or Scoop’s 1990’s starter home or TB’s early 21st century bachelor pad, I’ll have to turn to the blog for an outlet to talk football. Whether anyone is listening is not….germane.
Early in the day–So. Miss is a lynchpin of TB’s for entertainment purposes only football picks today. Good first quarter on the scoreboard, though they are really being dominated. They’re gonna need at least 14 points to cover and I don’t know if they’ll get it. It’s luck they are only down 7 early in the second.
Upset watch is focusing on the Big Ten–Ohio State and Wisconsin trailing–but its very early.
Illinois needs to keep the throwback uniforms–they look good. I like Syracuse’s too, but they’ve sucked ever since they changed to them. Speaking of uni’s, TB loves UCLA’s best–I don’t care if baby blue isn’t tough looking.
9 minutes in the 2d now in the Auburn-USM game. Aub is fixin to stretch the lead. This may be a blowout before long. As we come to the close of the half, the buzzards are self destructing near the goal line. I sure could use a TD, but at third and 16 from the 17 it’s gonna take a miracle. I bet they end up missing a FG. Meanwhile, Michigan is getting ready to be tied by Miami OH–who Vandy destroyed, and Ohio St still trails Ohio, though Wisconsin now leads Marshall. But the Big Ten, as usual, is a damn joke. And no field goal for Southern–THAT bet I win.
USM is playing like they are intimidated by Auburn. Hesitant on both sides. Southern has a reputation as “giant killers” but the truth is they haven’t beaten a giant in years. Miss State and Ole Miss are scared of them, but I don’t know why. Checking in with the Big 10, looks like Michigan and Ohio State will win, but in less than impressive fashion. To be fair to the rest of their conference, Purdue, Mich St, Iowa, Illinois and now Wisconsin are taking care of business against lesser foes, but its pretty bad when your headline teams are so weak. We’ll see about Ohio State when they play USC. I figure they’ll get at least 10 points from the oddsmakers, but I’ll be on USC’s bandwagon. Did I mention USM sucks?
Now in the 4th and USM has woken up. I guess when they realized they wouldn’t win they loosened up. I like the QB, Tight End and the freshman WR Brown. I’m gonna be hacked if the idiotic decision to go for two after the first TD costs me the cover. 24-13 would be a good final.
A good final it is. I take it all back Buzzards. You are Giant Killers Spread Coverers.
Ole Miss has started. Houston Nutt looks like a young Bobby Bowden reincarnate. I wonder why he never used his imagination in Arkansas? By the way…what’s the deal with the half rings around the shoulders of their jerseys? I know they’ve been doing that for a few years with all the teams that have that uniform feature, but I don’t like it.
Syracuse trails Akron 14 zip. What in the hell has happened to the Cuse? It’s like they got the death penalty a la SMU, but they didn’t. Maybe Stone can find out for me.
A nice stand just before the half for Ole Miss. They look pretty good, and that’s without Greg Hardy, probably the Rebs’ best overall player. I mentioned above how I can’t figure what happened to Syracuse’s once proud program. I do know how Wake’s once loser program turned around. Redshirt discipline. They just flashed a stat that Wake has played only 10 true frosh under Jim Grobe. 5th year seniors are 22 or 23 years old. Guys that age can handle 19 and 20 year olds, even if they have a little less talent. Why Miss State can never learn this is a burr under my saddle.
Well I just went and watched the second half of the Ole Miss game with SC. A tough luck loss and I’m sensitive enough to the plight of the Rebel fan not to offer platitudes. Still, as a State fan, I’d trade places with them. And as far as TB is concerned, it was a great cover and the TB POTW is now 1-1 on the season.
Total BS on the Washington-BYU finish. Washington was penalized for excessive celebration when they scored with two seconds left and after the penalty had the tying extra point blocked. I didn’t see the celebration, but I would have had to be really bad to justify a penalty. And I know from personal experience how WAC officials cheat for BYU. Of all State losses I’ve witnessed, and that is a lot, I’ve blamed numerous losses on the refs. But number one on the cheater list, even more than the cheating we’ve suffered against Alabama, is the BYU game officiated by a WAC crew. Apparantly they are still out there shilling for BYU.