My 100.

Let me say upfront here that I freely admit to stealing the theme for this post (and what’s the deal with the SEC’s “love of styrofoam”?).

Anyway, in no particular order of importance, here’s my list of 100 things I’m looking forward to in the 2007 college football season:

  1. The August 30 SEC opener, with LSU traveling to Mississippi State.
  2. The first time Spurrier yanks his visor off his head in frustration.
  3. The battle to see who progresses the most between Tebow and Stafford.
  4. The battle to see how the Big Ten Network gets carried on Comcast.
  5. How good Oklahoma State’s all-world receiver Adarius Bowman is.
  6. Which school gets labeled “this year’s Boise State” first.
  7. Which school gets labeled “this year’s Oklahoma” first.
  8. The Southern Cal Song Girls.
  9. Mike Bobo’s first trick play call of the season.
  10. Darren McFadden, quarterback.
  11. Mikey Henderson’s first punt return.  And probably a few more after that.
  12. Listening to the Zooker get all excited about a .500 season.
  13. Listening to Tyrone Willingham say that he’s not making Washington’s schedule an excuse for its record, while making it an excuse for its record.
  14. Watching Notre Dame struggle to become bowl eligible, while Charlie Weis hopes that someone will make Tyrone Willingham an excuse for the Irish’s record.
  15. Anything Munson has to say in the broadcast booth.
  16. LSU at Alabama.
  17. Louisville’s offense after Petrino.
  18. C. J. Spiller.
  19. Finding out whether Reggie Ball or Calvin Johnson impacted Georgia Tech’s offense more.
  20. How the soap dispensers hold up in the Hawaii locker room.
  21. Whether Noel Devine sees the field this year for West Virginia.
  22. Whether any burning couches see the field this year for West Virginia.
  23. Whether Urban Meyer gets a reprieve on text messaging.
  24. Which schools are in the “Gang of Six”, and how much logic gets twisted to put them there.
  25. Finding out who starts at left offensive tackle for Georgia.
  26. The Iron Bowl (especially the aftermath if Saban beats Tuberville).
  27. Tennessee at California.
  28. The over/under on Gamecock quarterbacks getting into trouble at bars.
  29. Patrick Nix at Miami. Heh.
  30. FSU’s offense after Jeff Bowden – and Bobby Bowden’s press conference after it’s become apparent to all that Jimbo’s hiring was a huge upgrade.
  31. Darren McFadden, running back.
  32. Pat White.
  33. Texas Tech’s offense.
  34. Whether Mississippi State crooms any coach this year.
  35. Learning how much losing nine starters affects Florida’s defense.
  36. Learning how much losing his top three receivers affects Erik Ainge.
  37. Leaving on a perfect Thursday afternoon for the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party.
  38. Listening to the broadcast team for the inaugural “Roady’s Truck Stop” Humanitarian Bowl.
  39. Brandon Coutu. Simply money.
  40. The comments from the insane portion of the Arkansas fan base if Gus Malzahn has a successful year at Tulsa.
  41. The comments from the LSU fan base if Les Miles isn’t coaching in the BCS title game.
  42. Steve Slaton.
  43. The Army-Navy game. Just because.
  44. Whether Jimmy Clausen can beat any school with one arm.
  45. Seeing if Vandy can become bowl eligible this year – not at the expense of Georgia, though.
  46. Michigan’s offense. Really.
  47. Jerry Glanville, head coach (will Beau Bock cover a Portland State game this year?).
  48. Brent Musburger enjoying a cold one after a game.
  49. My first tailgate.
  50. A shrinking North Campus “Family Friendly Zone”.
  51. The move of Brandon Miller to middle linebacker. I hope.
  52. The announcement of more good/great twelfth game intersectional matchups in the coming seasons.
  53. Silence from Bernie Machen on D-1 playoffs.
  54. Darren McFadden, pass catcher.
  55. Seeing if Tommy Bowden can pull another win out of his ass to save his job for another year.
  56. Reggie Nelson’s early departure for the NFL.
  57. Restoration of the old NCAA clock rules.
  58. The first Willie Williams presser at Louisville. Lobster will not be served.
  59. The BCS uproar if two ranked mid-major schools go undefeated.
  60. Watching Mohamed Massaquoi shake his sophomore slump.
  61. Seeing if Rich Brooks is as good a coach with a +2 turnover margin as he was with a +15 turnover margin.
  62. The first cold beer toasting the start of the season. (That would be my beer, of course, not an underaged Dawg’s.)
  63. Bryan Evans’ progress at cornerback.
  64. Figuring out who Coach O plays at quarterback.
  65. Figuring out who Coach O says plays at quarterback.
  66. Seeing if Iowa bounces back from a sub-par year. It’s got the head coach – and the schedule – to do so.
  67. Seeing how the crazy part of the Arkansas fan base reacts if the Nuttster pulls off another 10 win season. Don’t laugh – he’s got the running backs and the schedule to do so.
  68. Seeing how the crazy part of the Arkansas fan base reacts if the Nuttster doesn’t pull off another 10 win season.
  69. Jim Grobe’s coaching.
  70. The first really hard hit on Tim Tebow, the runner.
  71. Florida at South Carolina.
  72. Pete Carroll’s presser after USC demolishes Stanford.
  73. Pete Carroll’s presser if USC is in the BCS title game – and LSU isn’t.
  74. The freak play that turns the game for Georgia in Knoxville.
  75. Darren McFadden, Heisman Trophy winner.
  76. Watching ‘Bama and FSU borrow a good idea by playing in Jacksonville.
  77. Seeing at least a third of the crowd at the Georgia-Georgia Tech game dressed in red and black.
  78. Thomas Brown seeing the field and contributing.
  79. Changing the channel when Lou Holtz and Mark May come on.
  80. Watching another Notre Dame QB transfer after Jimmy Clausen is named the starter.
  81. The police presence at the Miami-Florida International game.
  82. Knowshon Moreno.
  83. Seeing if all six SEC East schools can become bowl eligible.
  84. A strategically located Porta-Potty with a short line in Jacksonville.
  85. Virginia Tech at LSU.
  86. No eight – or more – team playoff for D-1 football. (Had to get that one in there, Bulldawgy!)
  87. Colt Brennan’s stats.
  88. The Red River Shootout – love those neutral site games.
  89. Mark Richt’s game management, not distracted by play calling.
  90. Trash pickup at Beaver Stadium.
  91. College bands, as opposed to loud, piped-in music.
  92. The SEC’s TV contract with CBS.
  93. Gamecock fans’ annual preseason crowing about South Carolina’s chances of winning the SEC East.
  94. The class of Joe Cox.
  95. The sight of Irish fans leaving the USC-Notre Dame game early in the fourth quarter.
  96. SEC speed, baby!
  97. My favorite meteor game of the year, every year: Tennessee at Florida.
  98. “Loran, whataya got?”
  99. Darren McFadden’s announcement after winning the Heisman Trophy that he’s leaving early for the NFL.

Whew! Feel free to add your own in the comments…



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2 responses to “My 100.

  1. Kade stuffing the run!


  2. The first Bama idiot calling for Saban’s head when they finish 7-4 and lose to Auburn… again.