First, a teeny-tiny apology for falling down on the American football posts job recently. (The diminutive size of the apology is due to my volunteer status creating obligations commensurate with the compensation.)
The truth is, I’ve been too busy over the last few months to pay as much attention to football as I normally would, what with the kid going off to college, campaign stuff, etc.
Anyhoo, some exciting match-ups this week in NCAA football:
In the early games, I’ll be pulling for Louisville because I hate the goddamned ‘Noles. Ohio State and Oklahoma should be interesting. My beloved Gators should win easily this evening, but it’s not a good idea to look past a cupcake, and I hope they haven’t.
No picks from me because I’m even less informed than usual this season due to the aforementioned busyness, not that it would make any difference: My prognostication hit rate would probably be improved if I printed out the schedule on poster board, laid it on the chicken coop floor and picked the teams that garnered the most hen bombs.
Anyhoo, feel free to discuss! Open thread!
I’m with you all the way on the ‘Noles, Betty.
I’m at Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium watching the ‘Noles defense get freaking destroyed.
It is GLORIOUS.
Cards offense? Check
Cards defense? Check
Suck it, ‘Noles.
Has Obama responded to the latest round of birther nonsense from Agent Orange.
I’m pulling for the Sooners and Louisville because I want to see Houston make the playoff this year.
B Crack, I always enjoy your usage of the word “Anyhoo”. It just seems natural and I can see you using it in just about any situation.
“So that’s how we got a bag filled with $25K in mixed bills and needed new plates for the car.”
“Anyhoo, let’s see if we can spot a long billed orange bellied spoonfisher, mmmkay?”
@Davebo: I hate having to even contemplate rooting for Sooners and Big Game Bob Stoops.
i think Michelle’s remarks yesterday served as his response — at least until he’s out of office.
What? No love for the Ivy League?
College football began and ended for me last weekend when my alma mater beat my employer in a game that should rightfully have been played every year but hasn’t been for sixteen years because a bitter, old, predator protector thought his team was too good to play the only other team in the state that has ever or would ever have a chance to beat them. Karma won last week and that’s all I needed to make this the best college football season since Pitt’s last national championship.
@Botsplainer: Good, but be careful — I made the mistake of gloating to ‘Noles of my acquaintance last week when the ‘Noles were down 20-some points, and the bastards came back and made me eat crow.
@Corner Stone: Ha! Anyhoo, that bird sounds fabulous!
I’ve been to drunk days and drunk nights here at PJCS. This is off the charts. Everybody started about 8:30 am.
Good part is when the game is done, Churchill Downs is two blocks over AND yesterday was Opening Day of the fall meet. Probably 2/3ds of the daily racing card will be left to bet and watch by the time this game is done.
Today is like heaven for men here in the People’s Democratic Soc!alist Republic of Louisville:
“The diminutive size of the apology is due to my volunteer status creating obligations commensurate with the compensation.”
In other words, we’re getting what we paid for?
“Suck it, ‘Noles”
Seminoles ranked #2 is a sad joke!
J R in WV
I greatly admire Betty Cracker’s posting, from Chickens to the Greater Spoonbilled Pelican Rosette Retriever birds. And football.
But no love for the WVU Mountaineers vs BYU this afternoon? I’ll be at a picnic, and won’t know much about the game. But it should be a good one, as WVU has a good throwing QB, and some catchers downfield deep, as well as a ground game. Always ready to beat BYU, or any other team, for that matter.
Pitt v Penn State, eh? Always root for Pitt unless they’re playing WVU… especially when they play PSU.
Penn State beat WVU like a drum, for years, and when WVU finally turned the corner and started running the score up on JoePa, he dropped that ancient and storied rivalry like a hot rock. At least WVU got to run the score up on PSU at home in front of a standing room only crowd before Joe ran off to the Big 10/11, or however many they have now.
I guess with the Big 12-2 I shouldn’t gripe about the Big 10+1… but what the heck, it’s college football time.
Hang in there Betty C. Is spawn around much on weekends, or away next door at college? I remember she’s attending school not too far away.
Villago Delenda Est
I fully expect Udub to totally trash Portland State.
Ducks/Huskers ought to be interesting. The Ducks are in a world of hurt because they’re only ranked 22, wah wah wah.
@J R in WV: I generally limit graphic illustrations of the schedule to top 25 to save folks from excessive scrolling. Wouldn’t be surprised if Cole puts up a new thread for the ‘Eers.
Re: the Spawn: she’s set up in her own domicile, but we see her tolerably often. She’s quite receptive to offers of meals! We attended a football game together last weekend — Go Bulls! ??
Seminole tears are almost as delicious as Republican ones. Yum.
quite a beatdown going on down there in louisville
@Botsplainer: Sure is looking like a beat-down. Good!
Eat that, ‘Noles
@eldorado: Louisville has an excellent team. But truth is the Seminoles were outrageously overrated.
Louisville v U of Houston is going to be a great game. I’ll definitely be there.
@geg6: That game reminded me about one of the reasons I couldn’t join the adoring fans in spite of growing up in Penn State country -well before the ugliness became known.
Orgy at PJCS post game…
@Botsplainer: ….Asking for a friend.
This game would be considered ugly except for the fact that FSU is involved and on the wrong side of it.
This is unbelievable…
@Botsplainer: Yes it is.
And yet FSU will probably find itself still in the top 12 or so next week.
Some goalposts are comin’ down…
@Davebo: You think..
Florida State wouldn’t like this, but it would have saved them further embarrassment.
Third and fourth quarters at Clemson have been shortened to 12 minutes.
@Botsplainer: The Clemson game should be good.
Nice job, Iowa, really nice. You should consider extending Kirk’s contract for another 10 years.
I expect Oklahoma to take down Ohio State…
….so if Ole Miss wins (I don’t expect it), that would be the Top 3 teams going down? Wonder if that’s ever happened…
Yeah. Why not? They should never have been #2 this week.
I hope so. And I have to fight a gag reflex rooting for boomer sooner.
I think that’s pretty f#cked up. Hell, why not just agree to skip the 4th quarter all together?
So is Clemson now 2.8 and 0 for the season?
NDSU takes down Iowa. I think the Bison are 4-1 against FBS teams over the last five years.
@justawriter: I believe that makes 6 of their last 7 now, although probably covers more than 5 years.
USF makes a big come-back against Syracuse!
J R in WV
@J R in WV:
OK, my bad. WVU has a bye this week, and BYU in Maryland next weekend. I got a misleading email about tailgating, thought they were talking about this week.
Sorry, should have known better before I started posting!!!
J R in WV
The Bulls can surprise a good team, they’ve come a long way fast.
Louisville plays at Marshall next weekend… my Alma Mater (unlike every other member of my family, even the in-laws!) — at least Doc won’t be surprised by how good the team is!
The Idiot Dabo Swinney will have something g to say about who wins the ACC.
So Ole Miss was just looking to prove that they could put points on Alabama? Mission accomplished, let’s go home!
Mr Stagger Lee
so who is Nick Satan(oops I meant)Saban is going to chew out this week?
wow, arguably the worst loss FSU ever suffered…
makes me wonder how the USF Bulls team is going to fare against them, as the Bulls offense is similar – just not as potent – as Louisville’s…
Now watching the UF Gators play North Texas. …there’s a North Texas? are we talking about the part of that state where there’s nothing but cattle and LBJ statues?
Notre Dame is French, right? So why aren’t they called the Frogs rather than the Irish?
Steve in the ATL
It’s also Latin! Assuming anyone is still reading this thread….