Monday, November 30, 2009

To: Longhorns, From: Aggieland

[updated with comments 11/30/09]

In case you guys didn't get this in your inbox from your favorite agricultural friend or see it on the web boards in your daily scanning of TexAgs.com, I present you with a little hate note written to the Longhorns. I don't know all the rules, but I'm assuming that my posting of this won't enter the territory of jinxes. I'll save my thoughts on this lovely letter till after the game.

-G*

Dear T-Sips-

I hate you. I hate your athletic program. I hate your liberal, pinko institution of higher learning. I hate your city, which is a stain on the greatest state in the union. I hate your stupid ass tower. I hate your sense of entitlement.

Nice. "I hate you. You are communist. You're city sucks." This letter is off to a good start, and when I say good, I mean integrity and credibility were lost in the first few sentences. I particularly like the comment about Austin being a stain on Texas. If by stain he meant greater in a way that no other Texas city can touch, then I agree.

I hate that you mock A&M because we have a sense of comradery that you could never hope to have or understand.

Don't mistake "mocking" or "understanding" for a lack of caring. Aggies cling to their traditions, whatever, whoop. The fact is, outside of College Station and those that the institution has brainwashed, all those traditions are meaningless. You like to take care of your own? Guess what... who doesn't? This "comradery" isn't too different from that of some religious faiths/cults too... just sayin'.

I hate that fucking Longhorn logo. I hate that I can't go into a Wal-Mart in Texas without seeing 20 overweight inbred yokels sporting tu gear.

I hate that you can't remember that in the 90s 40 overweight inbred yokels were sporting tamu gear at the local Wal-Mart. I love that you go to Wal-Mart though.

I hate burnt orange. I hate that you always have the refs in your back pocket. I hate that your players break every law in the book and get suspended for a half against the Ray Charles school for the deaf and blind. I hate that you cheat just like everyone else and get away with it.

Define "cheat." I'd say that UT has a pretty good track record with the NCAA and major rule violations. On the other hand, comrad-u has been busted several times and been handed down a few sanctions. It is interesting that most periods of perceived aggie greatness were during times when there was more than just a cloud of angry fan suspicion about NCAA violations. See Jackie Sherill/R.C. Slocum era. I'll spot you the Bear Bryant era, since that is before my time and this post is not worth any research.

I hate that you think "aggy" is somehow insulting.

But "tu" and "horns down" are, like, sooooo cool. Man, when you do that, I'm like, "Daaaaaaaaammmmnnnnn I. JUST. GOT. SERRRRRRRRRRRVED!"

I hate Mack Brown. I hate Jordan Shipley. I hate Sergio Kindle. But most of all, I hate that Fucking vagina you have under center and hope his whittle whabia takes one more pounding at the hands of A&M before his venture into the CFL begins.

Do you also hate babies, puppies, and flowers? What's your opinion on goats? I bet you are giving the "thumbs up" hand signal right now.

One thing I don't hate are individual sip fans, but I despise the entity that is Texas University. I straight up hate everything about it and everything it stands for.

Aw thanks! Oh wait, never mind dick.

A few notes going into Turkey Day…

1: Anyone who thinks tu is going to walk into Kyle and win by 40 like last year is delusional. We probably won't beat you, but you are in for a dogfight. This IS our superbowl, and every ounce of pressure is on tu. You know it and we know it. Bring it beetches.

Texas 49 - Aggies 39. You were right. You predicted that the Horns would win and that it wouldn't be by 40. Since you are on such a hot streak with your prognostications, I suggest Vegas. You are pretty, pretty good my friend. I hear sportsbooks usually honor the moral victory argument too. You'll be fine.

Also, does it embarrass you in the least that your team only shows up for 1 game a year in an 11 or 12 game season? Is that a tradition too? I've said this many times before, I would accept losing to either ou or tamu EVERY SINGLE YEAR if it came with the guarantee that we'd go undefeated in all other games. I guess aggies wouldn't mind the opposite, which is either a loser's mentality and/or another example of backwards aggie logic.

2: No matter what happpens, he will always be known as Cart McCry. Nothing he can do in this or any other game can ever change that. He got carted off the field for an "injury" that most middle schoolers walk off. Accept that your QB is a little Pussy who happens to be really good at football and move on.

Clever nickname... and what the fk does "happens to be really good at football" mean? Winningest QB in NCAA history? I guess I'll just accept that Colt is a little "Pussy." I also would like to apologize for some comments I've made recently. Your defense is definitely NOT a bunch of pussies. That crew just blows.

3: tu is looking to even the series with A&M since A&M has had a legitimate athletic program. Good luck with that.

Why not just define the series in the last 4 years? Then we'd be even. The fact is, our series with Baylor (73-22-4) has almost the same overall record as your rivalry (75-36-5) does. We also hold an advantage over our real rivals, Oklahoma (59-40-5). The difference is that game is often played with something big on the line and there have been entire decades of games where the underdog pulled off the upset. Aside from coach Fran's magic, this can't be said for the vast majority of Texas/tamu games. In the Mack Brown era, UT is 8-3 in the series. Only once was A&M a higher ranked team (going in or coming out) than Texas (1998, over a decade ago), and the #6 Aggies lost that game. The Aggies won in 1999, then went on a losing streak that didn't end until the aforementioned back-to-back wins by Fran's last teams in '06 and '07.

4: Finally, and I mean this in the most sincere manner possible, FUCK TEXAS

Amen, and WHOOOPsss

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Week 12 NFL Bonus Results

Question: I gave the scheduling geniuses over at the NFL headquarters a hard time for the Ravens/Browns matchup last week, but (while I'm more interested in this week's game) is there anything different about Titans/Texans?

For the record, all of you missed (or failed to mention) that each of these games featured a relocated team playing the new franchise that took their place in the city they left. That being said, a few of you gave answers that warranted 4 or 5 points. (11/30/09 edit - I missed Rich's answer, and the funny thing is, he hit the nail right on the head. Well done. +5)

Initials

Points

Your Team Name

Answers

KW

3

Dallas D-Bags

Absolutely. IMO, Houston is still a little pissed about losing the Oilers. And now if the Texas Houstons can woop up on those Tennessee Oilers in H-Town it would be a most glorious event. Besides, I hate Vince Young. GO HOUSTONS!!

CJ

3

Beelzebubbles

I watched the Ravens/Browns game...I wont be watching this one

DB

0

Fightin Farmers

[no answer]

Jho

3

Demons

Vince Young starts beats the crap out of the Texans!!!!

Jha

2

I Will Beat Bob and Gary

More losers playing on Monday night instead of Saturday.

BD

3

Bobs Bobcats

Yes, Bud Adams is $250,000 lighter this week. He should have used that to buy some new clothes.

CC

3

Novacain

Chris Johnson has entered "watch this guy, he can go off at any time" mode. Vince Young has gotten a new lease on his career and has led the Titans to 3 straight victories. There's nothing notable about the Texans, but those two points alone elevate this game above last week's.

GF

2

Six Six in Shoes

At least Tennessee isn't in the celler

RH

3

Los Tigeres

None whatsoever! Only makes a difference to me, because I kinda like both teams.

DW

5

Bevo XIV

Seriously, is MNF still on? Next thing you're going to tell me is that Jimmy the Greek (RIP) and Phyllis George (former Miss Texas/America) still appear on the "NFL Today"? I thought that show got canceled when Cop Rock was still on TV? I mean I tune into ABC every Monday and it's nothing but crap.

AN

4

The MotherLoad

HELLO....What's different????!!! My Man-Love for Vince Young. SAAAAWWEEEETTTTTTT!!!! Playing the Texans guarenteeesssss I get to see it on TV no matter what night of the week it is. Besides I think there is some sort of rivalry thingy, but I digress. VINCE YOUNG 4-ever! Man-Love...what what...Man-Love...what what! Can't wait!

JN

3

Naked Bootleggers

You can watch Vince Young.

GN

3

Ferments-A-Lot

I apologize for hating last week's game while simultaneously looking forward to this week's game. I see the err in my ways now, and this bonus question is my admission of guilt.

A-C

4

Amy/Carrie's Team

The Browns/Ravens didn't have the totally over-played "you're an idiot if you don't know who's better yet" Mario Williams vs. Vince Young debate.

KS

4

DonkeyStyle

Yes, this time the underdog has a chance and is a real NFL team. Cleveland belongs in the CFL.

KZ

3

Suck It #15

yes, old h-town vs. new h-town plus vince young.

CG

3

12 Nat'l Championships

Vinny will punk Houston for his 4th in a row.

KH

5

Mr. Smokey Pants

Not if you go by the number of letters in each team's name.

RK

5

BlitzKrieg

Both the Titans and Texans were assumed to be playoff contenders entering the season. That is as much as can be asked for in week 11 without a flex schedule. No one, including the whole dog pound AND Grandma Mangini, thought Cleveland was a contender for a playoff berth this year. The 'new Browns vs. old Browns' story is stale and should not cause one of their two matchups every year to automatically qualify as a national audience game. Now that I think a little more on it, tonight is the 'new Oilers vs. old Oilers'. Must be part of the 50th anniversary of the AFL celebration the NFL has been pushing all year.

JC

3

Justin's Team

Lots of story lines...
VY returns home.
Oilers return home.
Texans in the playoff hunt.
VY on the upswing.

No comparison with last week.

Friday, November 27, 2009

P-F09: Week 12 NCAA Bonus: Name Your Drink

Your drink of choice, whether fermented or not, says a lot about you. A beverage in a person's hand is a lot like an accessory, like jewelry or a man-bag. Disagree? Then why do you sometimes choose an inferior tasting beverage? Why the heck would anyone ever drink a Diet Coke? (Don't take that personally, but let's be honest with ourselves…)

But while I can read someone's entire personality by reading their creation at a salad bar (that is a whole 'nother blog post), a drink says more about a person's current mood or is a reflection of a particular social situation.

So without further ado, I present your bonus question answers with comments and point assignments.

Name your drink... Fear not, I'm not going to -- like -- judge, but I will "judge."

Answer convention:
Game Initials, Team Name – Drink of Choice
My comments
Bonus Points (0-4 points available)

BD, Bob's Bobcats – Stout Margarita on the rocks with an extra shot of Cointreau.
I won't let my own self-inflicted aversion to tequila impair my ability to score this choice. Choosing the margarita on the rocks automatically makes this drink choice manlier… and a real drink, not a snow cone. Bonus points for ordering it with an extra shot. I wholeheartedly approve, but may suggest a side shot of Amaretto to dump in there instead.
+3 points

KW, Dallas D-Bags – Booker's Bourbon and Ginger Ale, I'm a man, I'm 29
What does a guy in Dallas drink? Just kidding, but seriously, what is the drink of choice for the average Dallas choch-bag? Kyle has impeccable taste when it comes to fermented beverages. He is also an accomplished homebrewer… probably the best you guys have ever been in a fantasy league with. Drinking whiskey on the rocks is pretty fkn manly and probably garners K-dub a lot of respect among his peers. However, just saying the word ginger takes all that down a notch. I prefer Stranahan's on the rocks with a splash of Mexican Coke, but for some reason this choice is looked down upon by Whiskey/Bourbon snobs and Metroplexuals alike.
+3 points

CC, Novacain – It depends on what day you ask me. Right now it's cold so I'll say single malt scotch.
Cain is a man's man, and this is a classy choice and a classy explanation. Single Malt Scotch might be the manliest version of paint thinner that I have ever let burn each of my digestion related sphincters. Cain gets bonus points for pointing out the weather.
+4 points

JHo, Demons – Crown Royal and Coke
Crown Royal and Coke may be the most drinkable liquor cocktail that doesn't come with an umbrella. I love this choice, and have accidentally emptied entire bottles of Crown Royal Special Reserve with this magical concoction. I mean, once you open a Coke, you can't stop before the can is empty. That is wasting a good Coke, and there are thirsty kids in China.
+3 points

JHa, I Will Beat Bob and Gary – Beer
Who am I to disagree with Jess' drink of choice? It's generic, low maintenance, easy going… but solid. You are ambiguous in your answer, but I suggest drinking Independence beers. Every one you buy makes me richer in a very minuscule way.
+2 points

GF, Six Six in Shoes – I don't always drink beer, but when I do, I prefer Dos Equis
Apparently in an attempt to be funny, Gary quotes the most overly quoted beer commercial since "Wasssssuuuuuuuuuuup." We used to go out all the time, and I can't remember you drinking Dos Equis or being even remotely interesting, so I'm going to have to dock you some points here. (I *kid* Gary, of course)
+1 points

RH, Los Tigeres – Black & Tan with a side of Grand Manier (sp)
Who the fk are you?!? I'm trying to figure out how to assign points to someone who drank 3 cases of Miller Lite every night for the entire time I knew him and then submits "Black & Tan with a side of Grand Marnier." Sh!t. Well, this is a combo that I've never had before; in fact I don't think I've ever done a shot of Grand Marnier on its own. The only thing I can do is Google the combination… and the results yield no Internet existence of this pairing… and if it doesn't exist on the Internet, then it doesn't exist. Therefore, I must assume that you are either a beverage pioneer or someone now orders your drinks for you.
+2 points

AN, The MotherLoad – Ice Water: Good for any occasion... tailgating, bar drinking, dinner, etc. etc.
I figured someone would go with H2O. Water is an excellent drink choice. I have like 4 or 5 bottle's worth of water a day, but I have a drinking problem. Extra points for the thoughtful pick, negative points for the double etcetera.
+3 points

CJ, Beelzebubbles – Canadian Ltd with Diet Coke...12.99 a gallon boyyyyyyyyyyyyy
Crystal is sick in every urbandictionary.com definition and a few Webster's definitions. What can I say here? Uncomplicated, cheap, almost unpalatable, but gets the job done. I'm talking about the drink, not Crystal of course.
+2 points

GN, Ferments-A-Lot – Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale
Not only is Celebration Ale delicious, it embodies everything I think the perfect beer should be. It is full flavored, very hoppy, and bottle conditioned, yet it is readily available at stores everywhere (i.e. I don't have to give the creepy beer guy at Spec's a hand job so he'll reserve a sixer for me). Being bottle conditioned, I try to hold 1 or 2 back every year so that someday I can have an epic vertical tasting. To top it all off, this beer is seasonal, so the "for a limited time" or "while supplies last" mystique applies.
+4 points (just saying, it's a good choice)

DW, Bevo XIV – Salty Dog
Kirby has a salty dog………in his pants! So a Salty Dog is actually a Greyhound with a salt on the rim of the glass. I know this now thanks to Wikipedia. So we are talking about a drink that contains grapefruit juice and gin or vodka. Dave doesn't specify his white liquor of choice here, but either are cut severely by the addition of the grapefruit juice and then further smoothed out by the salt to finish. I'm making the assumption here that Dave likes to drink, but may not like the taste of alcohol.
+3 points

A-C, Amy/Carrie's Team – Anything that comes in a can.
Oh boy. *sigh*. Comes in a can. I swear that my mind does not spend too much time in the gutter, but I can't think of anything more to say here.
+3 points

KS, DonkeyStyle – DonkeyJuice
I'm feeling confused. Is donkey juice good? Does EA drink it? Does is come in a can?
+2 points

KZ, Suck It #15 – Diablo
Kimsey went on to say that "you should lose points if you don't know what it is because it's great… just ask Justin and Anu :) actually they probably won't even remember." I guess I qualify as someone who should lose points, but I did Google "Diablo." Apparently you are either referring to an energy drink or cocktail containing tequila, crème de cassis (a wine cocktail), ginger ale, and lime juice. Ginger ale is found in a lot of bars… and airplanes. Does it exist outside of these two places? Ever have a ginger ale with a sandwich? As for the Diablo, Google images would have me believe that this is served as either a pink or a blue drink. I'll stick with tequila shots.
+3 points

JC, Justin's Team – Sazerac
My research team tells me the Sazerac is the world's first "ko-k-tay," er coquetier, er cocktail. It was invented in pre-Civil War New Orleans, but enough of the history lesson. I'm guessing that Justin's preferred version isn't made with any wormwood, and I'm assuming he didn't pick Sazerac just to be "cool." I think you are cool anyway, even if you fall asleep at the bar half of the time we go out.
+3 points

RK, BlitzKrieg – Augustiner (type depends on season, mood and occasion)
Augustiner Bräu isn't in my fridge, but I can appreciate the support of an independent brewery that dates back to the 1300s and was first brewed by monks. This beer isn't available at Specs (or in Texas?) so I would appreciate it if you would send me some.
+3 points

KH, Mr. Smokey Pants – Saint Arnold X-Mas Cask
Kirby added "had it last night on our first night out post-kid (Kevin will say Erin Andrews' breast milk)." St. A's X-Mas is average in the bottle, but still pretty good on draft. However, your points are going to be based on the suggestion for Kevin. The point he lost for not mentioning EA… you get.
+4 points

CG, 12 Nat'l Championships – Maker's Mark on the rocks kid
That's funny, because I woulda pegged you as a Piña Colada kind of guy. Nah, just kidding. This is a fine choice and one that was not unexpected. It's a tough, ass-kicker's drink, which is exactly how I picture you… since we've never met.
+3 points

JN, Naked Bootleggers – Dogfish Head 60min IPA
If you are a guy and you haven't heard of Dogfish, you are missing the rise of the best thing that has happened to the craft beer scene since Sam Adams. If you are a lady, then you need to Google image Sam Calagione. Dogfish Head, located in Milton, DE, has expanded since I visited a few years back, but at the time they said they could only fill 10% of the orders they received. Bud/Miller/Coors may be squashing all their competition and ruining the palettes of the American beer drinker, but Dogfish Head seems to be doing just fine despite having the cards stacked against them.
+3 points

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

P-F09: Week 12 NFL Results

NFL Scorecard

P-F09: Week 11 NCAA Results

blog post last edited 11/19/09 1:33 PM

NCAA Scoreboard


Week 11 NCAA Wrap-up

Point summaries for Week 11:
Kirby's run to the top of both contests has been an historic one. I intend to let it play out a few more weeks before I order the jinx :)

Weekly Winner(s): KH (2nd week in a row) (10) +3 points
NCAA dubs (10+): KH (10)
Bonus Question: "Case Keenum pass yards... 450... Over/Under?" Keenum threw for a measly 377 in a losing effort... winners KW, DW, CC, KS, GF, RH, JHa, CJ, CG, BD, RK, JC, JHo, DB +2
Paid: AN, GN, DW, KH, CC, KZ, RH, JHa, CJ, CG, A-C, BD, JN, JC +1

Titans vs. Texans - November 23, 2009

It's a tough week to be a football fan in Houston. Hometown hero VY is coming to town for a MNF game, but he brings along with him Bud Adams.


Bud is a good guy

The Texans finally have some swag (ugh, sorry) toughness and the talent to back it up. Check out this clip of Bernard Pollard RE: the Titans.



But because of this...



... part of me wants this to happen.




ps - If you didn't click on that Bernard Pollard audio clip above, you missed some good bleep.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Week 11 NFL Bonus Results

Initials

Points

Your Team Name

Wow!! Ravens/Browns on Monday night!! Thoughts?

BD

0

Bobs Bobcats

<no answer>

Jha

4

I Will Beat Bob and Gary

I would rather clean up dirty diapers than watch that game.

KW

3

Dallas D-Bags

Wow, Monday night football really is the 'new' Sunday night football.

DB

2

Fightin Farmers

Ravens should win.

CC

3

Novacain

It's like someone took a nasty dump after eating a purple snow cone. I'd rather have to watch Al Davis for 3 hours than this game.

DW

4

Bevo XIV

I didn't even realize there was Monday Night Football anymore...not after they fired Dierdorf.

Jho

3

Demons

Gotta luv Ray Lewis no matter who he's playing on Monday Night!

JN

4

Naked Bootleggers

The browns fans are supposedly trying to stage a boycott of the opening kick-off so that there are a ton of empty seats being shown on national TV to get the attention of ownership. I guess they got tired of going to games with paper bags on their heads, now they aren't going to go at all.

Useless stat: The browns have 4 offensive touchdowns all year. I believe the Ravens have more defensive TDs then that. So could the Ravens win the game by just playing defense and the offense can take the week off? Just punt on first down?

CJ

4

Beelzebubbles

Well I took the Browns to the Superbowl a few hours ago

GF

2

Six Six in Shoes

There is always BBall on ESPN and CBSsports or ESPNU will be showing a prerecorded football game.

CG

4

12 Nat'l Championships

Are you shittin' me? Flex schedule needs to be in play at all times. They may look good on paper in April when the schedule comes out, but this game will is a turd.

RH

2

Los Tigeres

Ravens win by 6, Bob's out by 9.

GN

3

Ferments-A-Lot

NFL scheduling needs change... but when the system is as profitable as it is, who am I to criticize? Tagliabue would have never let this happen… just sayin'.

KH

2

Mr. Smokey Pants

Nevermore!

A-C

3

Amy/Carrie's Team

Ray Lewis love fest.

AN

3

The MotherLoad

Who doesn't love the Browns? ......... Crazy people! You know, underdogs? Are you feeling me people?

KS

5

DonkeyStyle

Cleveland should be banned from prime time football for the next 10 years. I would rather watch Texas A&M vs Baltimore. Actually I would rather watch the Chicago Cubs vs Baltimore.

KZ

3

Suck It #15

Wow right back to you. College football playoffs would be more interesting than this! Brady Quinn got stuffed by LSU and will do no better in the NFL/Ed Reid there is at least ine pick ahead.

RK

3

BlitzKrieg

Thoughts to Goodell: Child please. The way the schedule is determined needs to kiss the baby.

JC

0

Justin's Team

<no answer>

P-F09: Week 11 NFL Results

blog post updated 11/17/09 1:18 AM

NFL Scoreboard

Week 11 NFL Wrap-up

Kirby's picks this week were inspired. He submitted the only double digit scorecard of the weekend in NCAA, but it was his NFL card that was the most remarkable. Dude picked 13 of 15 NFL games... that is 1 higher than his next Week 11 competitor... that is 7 more than the previous leader's score... that is enough to open up a 6 point lead in the contest!!

If Kirby's picks were a last second basketball shot, Kirby would still have his hand in the air... if Kirby's picks were a goal in soccer, they would be doing the airplane right now... if Kirby's picks were a touchdown, they'd be doing something obscene to the goalpost right now.

Kirby's picks were straight up gangsta. If Kirby's picks were in a gang, they would have at least 2 teardrop tattoos after this week.

Point summaries for Week 11:
Kirby is picking 74% straight up... pretty pretty good.

Weekly Winner(s): KH (3rd straight week) (13) +3 points
NFL dubs (12+): KH, JC (breaks 3 week dry spell) +3 points
Bonus Question: "Wow!! Ravens/Browns on Monday night!! Thoughts?" See post (bonus points have been added to the Week 11 NFL Scorecard)
Paid: AN, GN, DW, KH, CC, KZ, RH, JHa, CJ, CG, A-C, BD, JN, JC +1

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

P-F09: Week 10 NFL Results

blog post updated 11/10/09 10:38 AM

NFL Scoreboard

Week 10 NFL Wrap-up

Point summaries for Week 10:
Kirby isn't intimidated by Cain. His double digit performance this week (10 of 13) brings him within 1 pt of the top spot.

Weekly Winner(s): KH (2nd straight week), JHo (10) +3 points
NFL dubs (12+): No one (3rd straight week) +3 points
Bonus Question: "Screw who you think will win straight up, will the Colts cover the 9.5 against the Texans?" The Colts didn't cover... winners DW, KH, KS, KZ, RH, A-C, RK, JC +2
Paid: DW, KH, CC, KZ, RH, JHa, CJ, CG, A-C, BD, JN, JC +1



Other Stuff

VY is 2-0 as a starter this year. What has changed on this team besides the starting QB? (signed - Vince Young has healing powers)



Speaking of winning QB's, Romo is getting the job done this year. The game got Al Michaels all phlegm-y





I don't know what everyone's opinion is on Chad Ochocinco's skylarkings, but I enjoy it... the latest bribing of the refs was entertaining, and in the end, isn't that what we are paying these guys the big bucks for?





Football is hard:
Here is the scene. It is the forth play of the game. Arizona Cardinals lineman Deuce Lutui gets too football-y with Chicago Bears tackle Tommie Harris. So of course, Harris punches him in the facemask. In the epic battle between hand and facemask, I'm going to take facemask. Genius.



That dude's son plays high school football. He shows up for the big tackle around the 0:19 mark.






From the AP -
Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall says Atlanta coach Mike Smith cursed at him and a Falcons assistant tried to "get some licks in" during a sideline melee in Sunday's game. Hall said he plans to file a complaint with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell that Smith "cussed me out" and Falcons director of athletic performance Jeff Fish and others "put their hands on me."

File a complaint? For getting cussed at? Seriously!? I thought the proper way to handle a diss was with handguns. I just can't keep up with the kids these days.






I ripped this picture right from The Sports Hernia because it made me laugh.

HEADLINE: Eli Manning chooses odd time to ride invisible motorcycle


P-F09: Week 10 NCAA Results

Blog post updated 11/10/09 9:35AM

NCAA Scoreboard

It was once said by a person I won't name,
This week, please, there is not a good game.

Hopefully you tuned in... otherwise you missed...
Colt and his roommate Shipley break records... the Aggies blowing their game by allowing a late TD and muffing a punt to kill any late JJ heroics... the big Neb/OU rivalry game play to a 10-3 Husker win (SEC fans should have enjoyed that one)... Iowa overcame their early game issues and opened with a 10-0 lead... then lost! Speaking of the Big 10, did anyone catch that Wisconsin/Indiana game? Neither did I, but I saw that Michigan lost to Purdue. See ya Rich Rod... tOSU knocked off the fighting Paternos to reclaim control of the race to the Rose Bowl... Kansas (5-4) gave up the keys to the car going to the Big 12 championship game to Kansas State (6-4) in their rivalry game. It must be nice to suck that bad and still have a shot at a championship and BCS game... Even Baylor got a win over a Big 12 North team this week... Navy/Notre Dame... snoozer right? Not so fast my friend. Navy won 23-21 for their 2nd straight win over the Irish in South Bend, something the Midshipmen have not achieved since 1963... Oregon had an outside shot at the National Championship game after their victory over USC, but they forgot that Stanford thrives in the spoiler role... catch that LSU/'Bama game? Maybe neither team was that impressive, but I'd say it was a pretty good game... and if you don't pay enough to get whatever channel the Houston game was on, you missed another classic (what's the count of instant classics for UH this year, 3 now?)... with 3:28 left and 8 points down, UH scored, missed the 2-pt conversion, recovered an onside kick (0:21 left), drove part of the field, and nailed a 51 yrd field goal to win 46-45 over Tulsa.

Thank you college football... you are the best.


"Todd Graham, stick it in your pipe and smoke it, baby!" <-- awesome

Week 10 NCAA Wrap-up
Cain was 0-11 going into the last 4 games of Saturday... then he took his foot off the pedal.

Point summaries for Week 10:
Jess' run at the top was a good one, but a 5 doesn't get it done in Week 10. Since a 5 in Week 3, Dave has been quietly climbing until his screaming slam dunk this Week 10. 9 points was 3 points over the league average this week and more than enough to propel Dave to the top spot. Kyle forgot to turn in his card, something that proved to be quite costly, but not a total death blow. He can thank Jay for that 3.

Weekly Winner(s): DW, KH (9) +3 points
NCAA dubs (10+): none
Bonus Question: "No seriously -- screw the spread -- who is going to win the LSU/'Bama game?" In case you didn't hear, 'Bama won... winners GN, DW, KH, JHa, CJ, CG, A-C, BD, JN, RK, DB +2
Paid: DW, KH, CC, KZ, RH, JHa, CJ, CG, A-C, BD, JN, JC +1



Other Stuff

I like everything about this run by Jahvid Best except the landing... nasty (but just try not watching it over and over).





If Kirby was a college football producer...


(a whoops-the-producer-mic-is-on f* bomb @ 0:38)



"Will Muschamp has a fast-twitch brian muscles..........he's a smart guy."- Gary Reasons



SEC refs suck... and so does Urban Meyer.

From The Wiz of Odds
Ignore the fact that Tim Tebow should not be in the game with Florida leading Vanderbilt, 27-3, with 5:57 remaining in the fourth quarter, or that the Gators have no business throwing the ball in a classless attempt to run up the score.Let's focus on this play, a 64-yard pass from Tebow to tight end Aaron Hernandez. Watch as Florida receiver Frankie Hammond gets away with a block in the back on Vanderbilt defensive back Eddie Foster. A few steps later, Hernandez grabs the facemask of Commodore safety Sean Richardson and there is no flag.


Nice.

NCAA Scoreboard

Friday, November 6, 2009

P-F09: Week 10 Stuff

Wait, it's Wednesday night. Where the bleep are the cards? Where the bleep is the Week 9 wrap-up?!?

NCAA Week 10 Card:
NFL Week 10 Card:


Week 9 NCAA Wrap-up
Sure, some of this is just a formality this late in the week, but before we dive into Week 10, how 'bout some Week 9.

Point summaries for Week 9:
Jess does just enough (8) to not lose the top spot. He's probably ticked I haven't been highlighting his 15 minutes, but his teamname speaks for itself... and I hope they've noticed. Dave's dub and lack of a below average performance since Week 3 has pushed him into a tie for first. On the other end of the spectrum, Gary scored a respectable 9 and is still dead last... 15 points behind the leaders. Ouch... I guess that is what to 4 point and two 6 point weeks can do to you. Reigning champ Cain has been silent, possibly worried that he could lose to Gary this year.

Weekly Winner(s): BD (11) +3 points
NCAA dubs (10+): AN, JHa (2nd straight week), JHo +3 points
Bonus Question: "It is Halloween and you are on the doorstep of the football offices of the NCAA. Choose any trick or treat that you would like for the league or any of its member institutions." Points and blog point pending.
Paid: DW, KH, CC, KZ, RH, JHa, CJ, CG, A-C, BD, JN, JC +1



Week 9 NFL Wrap-up

Point summaries for Week 9:
Amy/Carrie and Kirby are determined to catch Cain in the NFL contest. His lead has slowly diminished over the past few weeks despite fairly strong cards (10, 10, 9... all of 13). His lead currently stands at 3.

Weekly Winner(s): AN (2nd straight week), GN, KH, KS, A-C, JC (10) +3 points
NFL dubs (12+): No one (2nd straight week) +3 points
Bonus Question: "Who will win the World Series and in what game" It was the Yanks in 6... winners (points) AN (+3), GN (+3), GF (+3), JHa (+4), CJ (+4), JC (+3), JHo (+4)
Paid: DW, KH, CC, KZ, RH, JHa, CJ, CG, A-C, BD, JN, JC +1

Monday, November 2, 2009

P-F09: Week 9 NFL Results

updated 11/2/09 11:44PM

Blog reader's note: Wrap up may not happen until later Tuesday night.

NFL SCOREBOARD