Now they’re man enough.
No word on whether Finebaum started laughing after he heard that.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been waiting since Saturday afternoon to hear how Bradley and Schultz intended to spin Georgia Tech’s epic collapse against Miami, which was topped with a questionable decision by the genius to go for it on fourth-and-one in overtime. So far, crickets (although to be fair, Schultz probably deserves a pass since the paper had him out covering the Falcons game).
But we may be finally getting our first little hint in Bradley’s Heat Check:
GEORGIA TECH: It’s difficult to score 36 unanswered points in a game and not win it. But the Jackets just did. Heat Index: It’s likewise difficult to yield 609 yards to a Miami team that managed only 262 in a 39-point loss at Kansas State. Leave it to Al Groh, though.
Negative Grohmentum, for the
UPDATE: Shorter Mark Bradley: The only thing holding Paul Johnson back is Paul Johnson.
Hey, it’s a start. Some addictions are a bear to quit.
Since 2007, between salary and expenses, Ohio State’s president has cost the school over sixteen million dollars. My favorite part:
The university spends tens of thousands of dollars alone branding Gee around his signature bow ties. Since 2007, Ohio State has spent more than $64,000 on bow ties, bow tie cookies and O-H and bow tie pins for Gee and others to distribute, the newspaper found.
“It’s a nice icebreaker. The freshmen show up on campus and President Gee hands them a cookie. They love it. The students love it,” OSU spokesman Jim Lynch said.
Branding the president. Not bad work if you can get it.
The Bulldogs 45-point win Saturday tied for the largest in SEC play under Richt, but big wins don’t always carry over.
In 2004, a 45-16 blowout of LSU was followed by a 19-14 loss to the Volunteers.
“We played just superb in that LSU game and then the next week … they beat us,” Richt said. “We’ve got to get our minds right and get this out of our system as quickly as we can and get ready for the next challenge.”
Watched the replay yesterday, and three things got my attention.
Kudos to weasom, who pulled off a sizzling 9-1 mark this week. We had a fair number of folks go 8-2, as well.
Standings for Week 4 Rank Selection Adj
W-L Pts Tie
1 weasom’s picks 9-1 9 24-27 2 Wolfman’s picks 8-2 8 23-38 2 Gators Eat Boogers’s picks 8-2 8 20-34 2 wncdawg’s picks 8-2 8 24-31 2 CoastToCoast’s picks 8-2 8 28-30 2 HahiraDawg’s picks 8-2 8 17-30 2 Bernie’s walk-ons 8-2 8 20-24 2 ManBearPicks 8-2 8 35-28 2 Streit’s picks 8-2 8 31-28 2 beussetd’s picks 8-2 8 21-17 2 DawgomaticForThePeople’s picks 8-2 8 2 Dawgfan0000’s picks 8-2 8
And we’re starting to see a little separation in the overall standings.
Overall Standings Through Week 4 Rank Selection W-L Pts Tie
1 wncdawg’s picks 27-13 27 2 SilverBritches’s picks 25-15 25 2 weasom’s picks 25-15 25 2 ManBearPicks 25-15 25 5 4boysbrew’s picks 24-16 24 5 rosey1’s picks 24-16 24 5 Gadgetdawg’s picks 24-16 24 5 Moore Determined 24-16 24 5 CallingtheDawgs’s picks 24-16 24 5 reipar’s picks 24-16 24
I managed another 6-4 week. I’m settling into a comfortable mediocrity. Go me!
Two things about the conference become more readily apparent each week: the bottom part of the conference is worse than it’s been in a while and the superiority of the West has vanished.
We’re a third of the way through the season. While that’s not a definitive sample size (Ole Miss hasn’t played a conference game yet), it’s enough to start drawing some general conclusions about a program’s health. I’ve added net yards per game numbers to the ballot this week as illustration. Given the time of year, the cupcake factor is outsized, but on the other hand, any team running a net negative ypg figure now is not going to contend for a division title in 2012.