Category Archives: College Football

Your weekly non-Dawg game day post, 10/15 edition

Today’s slate isn’t the most scintillating, but there are a few compelling matchups to keep an eye on.

Georgia Southern

Georgia Tech

12:30 PM

Eh… probably not.

#1Alabama

#9Tennessee

3:30 PM

Can the Vols hang on to the ball?  If not, I foresee a long day.

#12Ole Miss

#22Arkansas

7:00 PM

Last couple of years, the Hogs have been to the Rebels what Ole Miss has been to ‘Bama.

#2Ohio State

#8Wisconsin

8:00 PM

Every time this season I’ve thought Wisconsin was going into a game it was bound to lose, it seems like it’s won.

UCLA

Washington State

10:30 PM

Leach’s team is on something of a roll, but that’s a really good defense it’ll play tonight.

Feel free to discuss any other games that are of interest to you.

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Words to live by

USA Today hosts a roundtable discussion on the topic of whether college football games are too damned long (predictably, the panel splits 2-2), but as far as I’m concerned, Paul Myerberg wins the day with this:

I don’t think there should be any adjustments for time to shorten games. What, the season isn’t short enough as it is? I’m in favor of games taking days on end and the college season running for seven days a week, 52 weeks a year. My dream is for a game between No. 1 and No. 2 lasting three days and 25 overtimes.

The only people who moan about the games being too long are television executives and reporters on deadline. Since we don’t print a paper on Sundays I say let’s keep things exactly as they are.

College football is like beer.  You can never have too much.

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You’ve got to spend money to lose money.

The 104 of the 128 athletic departments in the NCAA’s Football Bowl Subdivision that do not bring in enough money through ticket sales, donations, or other outside revenue to offset their costs saw their average deficit double over the last decade.

This must be why we hear college presidents say they don’t necessarily want to hire athletic directors with business backgrounds.

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Go home, 2016 season. You’re drunk.

Fan in Iowa City wants to build a 7,500-square-foot home that will resemble the University of Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium, right down to the brick siding and press box.

I can’t figure out for the life of me why his neighbors might be upset.

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Your weekly non-Dawg game day post, 10/8 edition

Some pretty big games today, including an elimination game in Gainesville, Florid… oh, wait.

Let’s start over.

Texas

#20Oklahoma

12:00 PM

Other than Charlie Strong’s career, it’s hard to remember a Red River Shootout with less at stake.

Auburn

Mississippi State

12:00 PM

The Gus Bus rolls into Starkville.  Will it roll out under its own power?

#25Virginia Tech

#17North Carolina

3:30 PM

If the Hokies can hang on to the ball, this has the potential to be a compelling game.

#9Tennessee

#8Texas A&M

3:30 PM

The biggest game in Texas today.

#1Alabama

#16Arkansas

7:00 PM

Bert tries to climb Mt. Saban again.

#23Florida State

#10Miami

8:00 PM

Does Miami get exposed as having played a weak schedule, or are the Canes for real?

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You need more proof coaches can’t stand losing control?

Gary Patterson, who I consider one of the better balanced people in the coaching profession, spent time in his post-game presser after TCU’s loss to Oklahoma bitching about Baker Mayfield.  Not about his play during the game, mind you, but about how Mayfield and his family hurt Patterson’s fee-fees when they had the audacity to complain to the press about TCU blocking his transfer out to another Big 12 program.

‘I got a quarterback who writes a whole article on me, how I treated him wrong, but I can’t talk about officials,” Patterson said after the game Saturday night.

I swear, if coaches were given the choice of paying players as long as they got even more control over their lives, they’d take that deal in a heartbeat.

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Your weekly non-Dawg game day post, 10/1 edition

Here are a few choice morsels for you to analyze today:

#14Miami

Georgia Tech

12:00 PM

Whatever your feelings about the coaching change, you gotta be rooting for the genius to continue to be owned at home by Richt, right?

North Carolina

#12Florida State

3:30 PM

Is this a handy gauge to measure Georgia’s performance in the opener?

#8Wisconsin

#4Michigan

3:30 PM

Wisconsin is a better team than I thought, but good enough to win in Ann Arbor?

#9Texas A&M

South Carolina

4:00 PM

May have to cover your eyes at times watching this one.

Missouri

LSU

7:30 PM

One guess as to why this game’s of interest.

#3Louisville

#5Clemson

8:00 PM

We haven’t heard much from third-and-Grantham lately.  Will Deshaun Watson change that?

 

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