TB’s back in Oxford this weekend and getting ready for about ten games on Direct TV. Of course, with luck I’ll only be watching one for a few hours. My damn Dogs are getting ready to play Georgia Tech. I have no logical reason for saying this, except that its Saturday and kickoff is still a few minutes away. I think we will win (why not?).
Other early games are Alabama-Arkansas, East Carolina-NC State, Miami Fla-TX A&M, and some others that don’t interest me too much. If you’re sittinathome watchin, drop in with your thoughts. I’ll be adding to this post throughout the day.
First quarter of the State-Tech game. Tech’s option looks good, kind of a modernized version of what was common 25 years ago. There moving the ball down the field methodically, though their QB just got either a cramp or pulled hammie. But no matter, Tech continues to move the pill. 1st and goal from the 8. And they score. The last two plays and 30 yards were simple sweeps, after losing their center and QB. And State’s best player, Derek Pegues is now injured. Ok, maybe we won’t win after all. At least I didn’t pay for the privilege to watch this crap.
Still in the first, now 14-0 after State’s center snapped the ball over the backfield’s head and set up Tech with good field position. The sound of circus music is reverberating around my skull. Anthony Dixon tried to answer and keep State in the game with a 72 yard run, but he got caught on the 8. On third and goal from the one, you know they are going up the gut. And stuffed at the two. Great coaching Sly. Shanked the field goal.
On third and one, State calls timeout and comes up with a unique play–up the middle dive. It barely works. A few plays later its 4th and one. Guess what–up the middle. It fails. Ga Tech takes over and scores again, ironically on a 4th and 3 option play. 21-0.
Meanwhile, Bama is blowing out Arkansas. This ain’t gonna be TB’s week. Almost before I can type that sentence, we throw a pick in our own territory. Maybe if we’re gonna lose anyway, it might as well be really ugly. Ugly enough to get the powers that be mad enough to make a change. That’s not to say I hope we’ll lose any game, just looking for a silver lining.
Just checked some scores and saw where the Big Ten Joke is struggling. Ohio State by 4 over Troy at the half, Purdue tied with Central Michigan, and Iowa trailing to Pitt. What’s wrong with midwestern football?
I’m still watching the debacle, now 28, getting ready to be 35-zip. But I’m speechless. Getting ready to go hang at the grove in a little bit. It’ll be nice to get away from the tube.
….9 hours later, the end of another long Saturday. 0-3 for the Mississippi schools, and all eyes turn toward the Saints for football fan redemption. One thing has bothered me all day. Why do they keep saying this is Georgia’s first trip west of the Mississippi since the sixties? Have they not played Arkansas on the road since the Hogs joined the SEC in the early 90’s? I swear, one person on TV says something, and every announcer repeats it all day long, with no regard for accuracy. Happens on the news all the time, but I expect more out of sports guys.
A final note, TB hits his POTW for the third straight week with the Georgia win. Tune in Thursday for the updated scoreboard, which will include a new mystery element in the scoring matrix. A couple of good topics are on tap between now and then too. Over and out.