Saturday Football Live Bloggin

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.

About travellinbaen

I'm a 40 year old lawyer living in Ridgeland, Mississippi. I'm several years and a couple hundred miles removed from most of my old running buddies so I started the blog to provide an outlet for many of the observations and ideas that used to be the subjects of our late night/happy hour/halftime conversations and arguments.
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14 Responses to Saturday Football Live Bloggin

  1. Adam says:

    You broken the TV yet?

  2. Nah, last year didn’t re-ignite the passions of youth that were eviscerated from 2001-2007. I’m disappointed of course, but that’s about it.

  3. Adam says:

    Well if the rebels did what State just did at the end of the half I would have kicked something and I don’t care like I used to. Penalties and then an int in FG range.

  4. Adam says:

    Got to go coach girls soccer.

    Enjoy your afternoon

  5. TJ says:

    Arkansas St. may be the best team in Arkansas this year,,,the hogs are terrible

  6. 35-7 Bama….they never beat ANYBODY like that. Of course, they never had Satan as their coach before.

    Glad I’ve got my traditional Bama-Rebel tease

  7. zeek says:

    TB, even though Bullies are our biggest rival I have to admit I empathize with your pain. I hate to state the obvious but in State’s rush to placate the ncaa they hired the wrong guy. Being an asst. coach in Green Bay does not qualify you to be top dawg in SEC. Essentially, you’re best bet is to lose real ugly the whole year (esp. to Rebels)
    and usher croom out the door. In hindsight the best thing Orgeron did was go for it on 4th last year. Hang in there.

  8. zeek says:

    Oh, and USA is still still hanging in there at Ryder Cup action 7-5 going into afternoon session.

  9. TJ says:

    you should add Notre dame to it for a tri fecta effect

  10. TJ says:

    state cant get rid of him, my understanding is that his contract is too expensive to buy out, then you tack that on with what it will cost to hire a new coach, but things are getting bad up there, they are already have kids that had commited, decommiting from them

  11. zeek says:

    Rebels lose because at the 1 and 2 they can’t convert . 17 pts. 1st qt. 0 rest of game. Tequilla and beer and fact that nothing has changed and probably ever will has my head hurting. I’m out!!
    Go Saints!!!

  12. sweet says:

    Can we all agree that Mississippi college football sucks donkeys? The goal is to suck less than the other two and that should be the starting point for any argument
    POTW – Gators -Big W

  13. TJ says:

    yet they are the current champions of the egg bowl.

  14. zeek says:

    I know that we can all agree that Tulane football sux worse than any of Mississippi’s programs. Since their victory in the inaugural Sugar Bowl some seventy years ago, they have barely had a winning season except for when RJ (early 70’s) and Sean King were there(late 90’s), so shut up Sweet, you F*** you!!!

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