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- NC state in the ACC
- Arkansas in the SEC
- Oklahoma State in the Big 12
- Arizona State in the Pac 12
|3 days 19 hours ago||Crap ... you've found me out!||
Crap ... you've found me out! :-)
|4 days 1 hour ago||Gators||
I have a buddy who's a big Gator fan. He was a young pup when Florida won their NC in 1996, and he was post-college when they won in 2006 and 2008. So he thinks Florida is still the juggernaut they were then.
Well, he's a smart guy ... he knows they're not. But he won't admit they're not.
I think Michigan wins this ... mostly because the grand unifying theory of college football is Harbaugh >> anybody.
Quick side story -- last year I was driving from Tucson to West Virginia. In a Shell station in Benson, Arizona ... in a sea of UofA and ASU hats ... there sat a row of Florida Gator hats. I thought, WTF? Why Florida way out here in the desert of Arizona? I have no idea why those hats where there. Maybe the station owner was from Florida ...
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Clemon's D-Line||
Clemson's defensive line was seriously under-appreciated, what with all the focus on Watson and their offense. Their D-Line was awesome in that game against Ohio State.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||"There's a big difference||
"There's a big difference between mostly dead and all dead. Mostly dead is slightly alive. With all dead, well, with all dead there's usually only one thing you can do." - Miracle Max
Or to put another way -- they're not quite Purdue-dead.
But I doubt they'll see 11-wins and a B1G title for the remainder of Dantonio's reign.
d) The completely mystifying resurgence of Penn State.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Other Conferences||
So if I were to compare the MSU head job against its comparable in other conferences:
MSU's problem is they're never going to get out from under the shadow of others in their conference, just like those I list above are kinda-sorta national programs ... but not really.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Kinda like ...||
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Crockpot + Heinz chiki sauce||
Crockpot + Heinz chili sauce + grape jelly + meatballs. Yum.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Buffalo popcorn!||
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Tabasco on popcorn||
Try Tabasco on the popcorn.
You've got to like Tabasco, but if you do, the combination of that and popcorn is great.
First had that down in Puerto Rico at a hotel bar. I thought, "Where have you been all my life?"
|8 weeks 2 days ago||PB & candy creme drops||
Alright, bear with me ...
Peanut Butter and sliced creme drops:
Essentially a Reese's sandwich ... but with the creme center stuff. Fantastic.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||It's wonderful!||
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Peanut butter and mustard||
Peanut butter and yellow mustard.
Don't judge me.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Lemmings||
Many years ago I read something about the economics of crowd behavior, and there was a quote I thought was amusing: "I've never actually seen a lemming, but when I do I'm certain I'll see more than one."
/pointless contribution of the day
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Emma, Alison ...||
Between Emma Stone and Alison Brie, I am one conflicted fella ...
... crap, I forgot about Jessica Alba.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Holy Grail||
I smile every time I see that picture, or other references to Holy Grail.
Very few movies make me laugh out loud. The first time I saw Holy Grail I was literally on the floor, clutching my sides, gasping for breath.
"Supreme executive power is derived from a mandate from the masses ... not from some farcical aquatic ceremony!"
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Wo, wo, wo ...||
Wo, wo, wo ... feeelings!
Shit, I'm old enough to remember when that was on the air when it first came out.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||You used the word "there's"||
You used the word "there's" ... which is "there is" ... which is present tense ... which means you're correct! :-)
|11 weeks 2 days ago||1992-2008||
(I've been to their HQ in Bentonville, AR ... interesting place.)
|11 weeks 2 days ago||If memory serves, there was||
If memory serves, there was at one time ... if not an explicit hyphen, there was a star or some other emblem between "Wal" and "Mart."
EDIT: Ah ... Wikipedia to the rescue:
(I must have locked that in my brain from back then because even today I think of it as "Wal-Mart" ... muscle memory, I guess.)
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Oliver Martin||
Every year there's some player I latch onto as the guy I'll keep an eye on. Usually it's some under-the-radar guy ... typically a FB or a TE ... for example Sione Houma a few years back.
This year it's Oliver Martin. There may be no greater satisfaction in the world that getting 1st down on a 3rd-and-15. It crushes will of the opponent. Which is good.
I love the squirrely posession receivers ... the guys that give up 50 pounds to some poor LB trying to cover said squirrel. Squirrel for the win.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||I gave zero thought to that.||
I gave zero thought to that. Seriously.
I thought of Abbrederis because I recalled watching several Wisconsin games and hearing his name come up again and again and again. 3rd and long situations, QB running for his life, wild-ass throw ... "Abbrederis for 18 yards and a first down!"
I like that kind of receiver. It's good to have a clutch go-to guy.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Does anybody recall Jared||
Does anybody recall Jared Abbrederis from Wisconsin a few years back? The guy ran routes, got open, and always caught the ball. Hoping Martin is something similar.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Or will eventually. There's a||
Or will eventually.
There's a very real risk in killing the goose that laid the golden egg. If college football devolves into a small handful of teams that dominate year after year, then national interest to start to taper off.
It'll take more than a few years to see this effect. My opinion is we're already seeing the front edge of this.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Ernie Harwell was the best||
Ernie Harwell was the best baseball play-by-play of all time. Period. I won't brook discussion on this.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Holy amrap! Hiya, hiya,||
Hiya, hiya, hiya!
Pluck your magic twanger, Froggy!
|12 weeks 3 days ago||That is a ... compelling GIF.||
That is a ... compelling GIF. Wow. :-)
(It reminds me a little of Megan Draper singing Zou Bisou Bisou to Don Draper on his 40th birthday.)
|12 weeks 3 days ago||CBS Saturday Night, 70's||
When I was a kid we had All in the Family, Mary Tyler Moore, Bob Newhart, and Carol Burnett all on the same night.
If memory serves, "The Jefferson's" was also part of that lineup, between All in the Family (8:00pm) and Mary Tyle Moore (9:00pm). What a lineup. Fantastic television.
Then at 11:30 on Channel 50 would be "The Ghoul". Now there was some high-brow television.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||When you post the picture,||
When you post the picture, the little image wizard thingy lets you set the size and aspect ratio.
That is one creepy photo.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||I think football is a sport||
I think football is a sport where the sound-deadening headphones could work.
(As opposed to, say, baseball where the sound of the ball meeting mitt is used to determine safe or out on close calls at first base.)
Might have to insitute a timeout official on the sideline to hear for and react to coaches calling TO.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Hey ... I'm an old man with||
Hey ... I'm an old man with little more to live for. Michigan football and being that guy who has boring shit to say on an internet blog. #cliffclaven :-)