Sunday, September 16, 2007

Sunday 09/16 (Very) Quickie

Brief comments on Saturday's CFB results:

I think there are three "first tier" national-title contenders: USC (if they survive their Pac-10 road schedule), Oklahoma (even if the Big 12 isn't that tough) and the SEC survivor of LSU and Florida (complicated by the SEC title-game factor).

Kentucky is the new hotness.

Louisville is not.

It's too bad that Heisman favorite Darren McFadden couldn't play in the most important series of the game against Alabama.

That was a big win for USC.

Should there be a QB controversy in Baton Rouge between Flynn and Perilloux, or is this just Leak-Tebow 2.0?

PJ Hill should be on Heisman lists.

More later.

-- D.S.


BobbyStompy said...

Dan, P.J. Hill is sooo overated.

From my Big Ten Rambler blog on

"The Question Mark: Pee Jay Hill. Pizzle Jizzle Hizzle. Yes, sophomore RB P.J. Hill. His numbers on the ground through two games are great (231 yards, 2 TDs) [Update: and I know he had 5 TDs against a crappy team yesterday], but I can't shake the feeling that he's one of those backs who tears up weak teams but disappears against the better defenses. Last season, he had 2.9, 2.8, and 1.9 yards-per-carry in his games against Michigan, Iowa, and Arkansas, respectively. Not exactly his best. If he comes to play against the big boys, maybe Wisconsin can contend for the top spot. Until then, let's stop pretending he's the second coming of fat Ron Dayne."

pv845 said...

I am not that sold on UF, but that was one HUGE butt-kicking.

The Big XII is a lot more tough than some of the other conferences. I think some of the middle teams in the Big XII are better than the middle teams in the Big Ten, Big East or ACC.

bird said...

Almost as awesome as the UF game itself (kudos to the young defense and, of course, to Tebow, Harvin, et. al.) was the "blue-out" by the Gator Nation. I partcipated long distance, but I would have loved to have been there in person, especially to see the ceremony honoring the 2006-2007 national men's basketball champions. It's great to be a Florida Gator!

The heroin sheik said...

I have been to probably 40 gator games or so over the years and I can't remember ever having a blueout like that before. My brothers used my tickets to go tot he game and said it was a lot more enjoyable than everyone wearing orange. I know that in games where everyone is in orange it gets so hot in that stadium that half the upper decks are passing out from the heat. Plus all that orange makes your eyes hurt watching it on TV.

I think next that might have been one of the most thorough dismantlings of a UT team that I can remember by Florida. My dad left the game to drive back to his place in Tennessee and had to stop to buy some new flags to sport on his car just to piss off the locals.

If we can play like this every week we should be able to make a legit run for back to back titles. If we do that there should be no question as to who has the most dominant sports program in the nation. Now we just don't to have a letdown against Ole Miss who has owned us the last few times.

Is it just me or does it seem like this year has had more upsets than normal. It seems like unranked teams are knocking off top 25 teams every week. I bet there are going to be a lot of teams with records near .500 which would possibly make for some weird bowl matchups. I think might turn into a really fun year for college football in general.

The heroin sheik said...

They just showed that tape the Pats made and it just looks like a bunch of guys waving their arms around like spastics. I guess you could figure out what it all is but who really cares.

MuckFichigan said...

How about UCF holdin strong against Texas? We were actually believing there for a minute....

The heroin sheik said...

I watched the game last night and I was really impressed with the stadium. It made the crowd seem huge which is cool because the same crowd in the citrus bowl would be like a third full. I think it is going to make it a better home field advantage for UCF. After yesterdays game I am almost proud to have gone to UCF. I think it is funny how people never really root for the schools they do post bacc work at. Like Dan is ever going to root for Harvard or wherever he went for Business school.

The heroin sheik said...

Man the Bucs are destroying the Saints. Cadillac has two td's and so does Galloway who is averaging like 35 yds a catch today. I don't want to get my hopes up because next week we will lay an egg most likely but we really are firing on all cylinders today.

Eagle in Brighton said...

P.J Hill? If your throwing names into the Heisman Trophy discussion, you have to start giving BC's Matt Ryan some consideration. The kid has great stats this season and just ate GT up last night.

If BC gets to 7-0 with the likes of Army/ND/etc. up next, Matt Ryan's name should be in the lexicon of all true college football fans, if it isn't already.

Big D said...

From the pseudo live-blog:

"In other news, the Bucs are leading the Saints 21-0 at the half, meaning you can expect a full article on tomorrow from Peter King talking about how Drew Brees is too good for this to be the way he plays all year, and 'don't count out the Saints just yet'..."

Wow the Saints look bad so far this season.

starkweather said...

How about some Heisman hype for Percy Harvin? Too bad he plays with St. Tebow or he'd be one of the favorites. Also, Charlie Weis can not be excused for this year due to the "cupboard-was-bare" theory. He should be able to get better offense out of 11 true freshman than what Notre Dame has showed so far. What's up with his 'schematics'?

Johnny b said...

haha yeah sheik, a person's undergrad school seems to be the one they connect with. At least that's how it worked with me, getting my BS at Penn State and my masters at Michigan which I hate and actually being there has made me hate that school even more than I thought possible

Johnny b said...

Wow the Beagles/ Browns is flat out crazy; both qbs threw for 5+ touch downs; the offenses combined for over 1000 yards and with 3 and a half minutes to go in the game there has been 96 points scored

just wow

bird said...

Have to agree with the heroin sheik regarding rooting for your undergraduate college over the graduate school. I got my masters degree at Florida State, and there was no question who I was rooting for when the UF-FSU game was played! Back in the old days (i.e. the seventies) the UF-FSU game was in the middle of the season. I had friends coming in from Gainesville for the game, and to this day, I can remember marching into the ticket office at Doak Campbell stadium and requesting (loudly and proudly!) 4 seats in the Gator section! Needless to say, if looks could kill, I wouldn't be here today!
P.S. The Gators won that game 45-28!

The heroin sheik said...

man my friends are assholes. My buddy is the commish in one of my fantasy leagues that I have won three out of four yrs. Just to make sure I can't win he is letting people change their roster in the middle of games to get the most points when people play me. I have to vent because I am pissed. I am going to just release every player I can so everyone gets a w against me. What a cockgoblin.

Big D said...

@ the heroin shiek:

If it's a Yahoo league, that's actually a Yahoo glitch. You can't change players who are already involved in games, but if there's late news about a late game, Yahoo lets you change those players if you have a better option.

@ Dan:
"More Later."

Um, when, exactly? :)

The heroin sheik said...

Actually it is the ES sports league. It is actually kinda cool because there are so many variables you can put in and you can even change the stat modifiers every game and not have it change the previous weeks scores. Luckily the commish changed the players back as i was threatening to bench all my good players and just use my backups. It is 18 players per team. It is free and you get live scoring which is always a plus. My friends just get mad because I used to be the commish and I allowed return yds to count last year and I made my 3rd and 4th receivers be kick returners. Plus we had 3 defensive specialists of which one had to be a lineman and the other two were supposed to be a LB and a db but they were listed together so I had two db's who returned kicks. My team was sick last year but I was starting to get a God complex about it so we decided to change the commish every year.