Saturday, September 29, 2007

Yes, I'm Sick To My Stomach

After tonight's devastation, I don't have the will to recap the topsy-turviest day ever in college football. I'll sleep on it (or not, probably), see if I can deal with it tomorrow morning -- and most likely catch you Monday morning with a full CFB review, along with everything else. Damndamndamndamn.

38 comments:

Matt said...

You can't sleep because your adopted team lost? There are bigger things in the world to lose sleep over. You've only been a fan for at most 2 years...I think this says a lot about having Dan as a "fan" - win and he's in, lose and he's looking for the next hot ticket. Will you stick with Florida if their basketball team and football each post losing seasons for a year or two, or will you bail after the first bad season?

Mark said...

HAHAHAHAHA! My schadenfreude cup runneth over. Faaaaaaaaaaaantastic.

Qwagmire said...

FEAR THE TURTLE!!!!

If only for one day...

The Tramp said...

today kind of makes you wonder if the voters are the best people to decide who plays in the national championship. Maybe, just maybe, all these upsets mean that a championship should be decided on the field.

BobbyStompy said...

First off, Dan clearly stated he's been a fan since Rex. So I'll back him up on that one.

Still, what a loss.

Florida? HE GONE!!!

Get ready for some Urban Meyer Pro-SEC spin mode if and when they beat LSU next week.

The heroin sheik said...

funny thing is that I knew around 4 pm today the gators would lose. Everytime my dad tells me to fuck off and hangs up the phone we have lost. Some reason he always gets mad at me the day we play Auburn. At least there were a lot of upsets and we did lose to a decent SEC team so we should still be top ten. If we run the table it will be just like last year and we should have a shot at the title since that would mean we would most likely have the best one loss record. Is it wrong that after a crushing loss like this I even turned down head?

JG said...

War Damn Eagle!!!!!!

Best. Weekend. In. College. Football. Ever.

steved104 said...

dan... I wonder if your true alma mater, Northwestern, actually pulled the upset today - would you conveniently switch your loyalties? you went to a BCS conference school... jeez man, stick with your school. guess your tebowner has rescinded a bit, eh?

tahvi said...

Damn eagle, indeed. Or is that tiger? I can never tell...

Sean said...

Thanks, Dan. Lost me money this weekend

willie_dixon said...

uk should be ranked about #7 in the next poll according to my count, ahead of florida... never thought it could happen

Eddie said...

Should be interesting to see who's left standing in the Heisman race.

Should be more interesting to see the cognitive dissonance of any "SEC fan" who realizes his conference doesn't have seven teams worthy of being ranked in the top 25. Now watch as seven SEC teams are ranked in the top 25 anyway.

Nails said...

YOU FUCKING FAGGOT SHAMHOFF.

EAT A FUCKING DICK.

WHAT KIND OF FAG BECOMES A "LIFETIME FAN" OF A TEAM BECAUSE HIS ITS HIS WIFE'S TEAM?

EAT FUCKING DICK YOU NO TALENT ASS CLOWN.

YOU GOT FIRED FROM ESPN AND YOU CAN'T GET ANOTHER PAYING GIG BECAUSE YOU FUCKING SUCK

YOU FUCKING SUCK.

GO FUCK YOURSELF.

nsrrder said...

eddie,

doesn't it say more to the fact that every week in the sec you have to come to play. there are no off weeks in this conference my friend. show me a better conference...i'm still waiting.

Mikepcfl said...

Yes, FEAR THE TURTLE!!!

Going through the suffering makes the big wins that much more special.

The funny part about Florida's loss was that Meyer's punk move to ice the kicker has worked twice in the NFL this season, but an 18-year old freshman made the kick.

Lawdog1214 said...

hahahahahahahaha.....As I watched Florida lose to Auburn yet again all I could do was laugh.

Steve said...

Scha-Dan-Freude

N.J.G said...

@ nails,

dude if you don't like him don't read the blog, why is this so hard for people?

also fear the turle woohoo finally a big football win.

kway34 said...

eddie,

doesn't it say more to the fact that every week in the sec you have to come to play. there are no off weeks in this conference my friend. show me a better conference...i'm still waiting


Will you and Dan say the same thing about the Big 12, the Big East, the Pac 10 and the Big 10? Or are those teams not as good because they get pushed or beaten by the the worse teams in the conference? I'm guessing that the you guys say SEC is the best because any team can beat any other team each week, while every other conference sucks because any team can beat any other team each week.

Troy said...

That was a rough one. By rough I mean "I was physically stumbling out of the Swamp even though there was nothing physically wrong with me." The burn surprisingly doesn't feel as bad as it did the Sunday after last year's Auburn loss. Maybe that's the warm cushion of a national championship--I don't know.

I'm convinced that the AP and Coaches today are not prepared to deal with what happened yesterday and the top 25 (and especially the top 10) will cause a lot of angry punditry this week. I feel like the poll voters will not move some teams (Oklahoma, Texas) down far enough and will have an allergic reaction to pushing some teams (Kentucky, USF) into the top 10. So we'll see something silly like VaTech back in the top 10, Oklahoma still there, and/or WVU still ahead of USF.

For what it's worth, I was able to work through the pain and craziness and come up with a top 10:
LSU
USC
Cal
Ohio State
USF
Kentucky
Wisconsin
S. Carolina
BC
WVU

I know it's goofy having 2 non-LSU teams there, and USF at #5 certainly looks wrong, but I can't come up with any good reasons to put anyone else in those spots.

Troy said...

*non-LSU SEC. Although S. Carolina looks weirder there every time I look.

@kway34
That's exactly the problem with college football. Teams/conferences that are well established get all sorts of benefit of the doubt when they lose (the underdog gets a boost more than anything else) while teams/conferences that don't have the history are "exposed" when they lose as pretenders.

verbal97 said...

@troy...BC should be higher (#6), but I mostly agree with you.

jhawkjjm said...

I didn't think that Northwestern losing to Michigan was a big enough deal to lose sleep over.

And how about the "horrible" Big XII North knocking off the top dogs in the South, even if luck and awful play was a key part.

mirthywvu said...

yea I agree...I would be shocked if Florida wasn't ranked ahead of WVU, even though Florida lost at home to a team who lost to south florida. (who won a home game against WVU). But somehow...i'm sure the voters will still rank Florida a few spots ahead of WVU. it's all about who the voters and their traditional choices. I guess we'll find out today. Man it's too bad none of the top teams (Oklahoma, WVU, Texas, Florida, Rutgers, Clemson, etc) cause wow, my boys could have been sitting pretty at #3, oh well, it wasn't meant to be. I loved seeing the carnage Saturday though after the carnage I experienced Friday.

A.P. Boynton said...

How funny is it to see that the 3 best teams in the Big East are South Florida, Connecticut, and Cincinnati instead of WVU, Rutgers, and Louisville..Amazing. It really looks like USF will be in the BCS bowl for the Big East.

Ted Hill said...

It'll be REALLY hard to fill out a ballot this week, you may need to cheat off someone else.

lowlife said...

It was easy to post after App. State pulled off the biggest upset ever, but not after this crazy Saturday, when everything was turned upside down? That's lame, because any decent blogger, including any whose team lost that day, would be posting. I've been thoroughly disappointed these past few months with your attitude, especially when your loyalties lie with SEC and Florida and your bias shines through in everything you write. I used to enjoy the quickie and more recently this blog, but it seems that you're just becoming another soundboard that echoes Gator nation and not adding any weight to the conversation.

Joey said...

I know it stinks that your team lost, but if they hadn't, I'm sure we'd have gotten a nice long post about "Best College Football Weekend EVER!" with the previous upsets. With your instant history attitude, I would think you are almost more a fan of upsets and new things than sticking to any one team. Maybe that is why you were so easily able to abandon Northwestern to become a Florida fan.

I always enjoyed the Quickie and really like this blog most of the time (and the comments add a lot to it as well). Hopefully you can not let the bias get into the way to continue writing an entertaining blog.

Eagle in Brighton said...

@troy: BC will remain ahead of both SC(??) and Kentucky. I'd be shocked if they are lower than 7th in the polls.

Eagle in Brighton said...

Btw, great day for the ACC: Maryland takes down a "top" dog in the Big East (I know, comedy abound); FSU takes out 'Bama; and Clemson falls, but allows BC to move strongly into the top 10.

Lawdog1214 said...

Did I say this already?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA......

Natsfan74 said...
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Natsfan74 said...

I knew this would be the week where SEC apologists take over, saying how tough the conference is from top to bottom - have to bring it every week and such. I disagree! If anything, this week shows the weakness of the SEC.

FLorida lost to Auburn, who already has 2 losses. Alabama lost to FSU, who is not even a top 3 team in the ACC. Georgia still gets credit for a good win against Oklahoma State, who lost to Troy and has shown general suckitude. Tennessee has been blown out twice. Arkansas has a couple losses.

I don't know which conference is the best this year, but I don't want to hear anyone say it is the SEC. They have 1 big non-conference win so far, and that was against a vastly overrated Virginia Tech team (who I legitimately thought was good at the start of the season as well). Maybe this is the year that the PAC 10 is the best. Or, the Big 10 has Ohio State, Wisconsin, and Purdue are undefeated. Illinois and Michigan State have one loss each. Michigan has rebounded nicely from their starting suckiness.

It's going to be a fun ride to the end. But let's not write any 1-loss teams back into the championsip scenarios until they actually beat a good team (that means you, WVU and Florida).

Ryan said...

Illinois! 4-1!

Ron Zook, baby. Ron Zook.

The heroin sheik said...

The thing about losing to Auburn is that it really doesn't seem to hurt as bad as losing to other teams. For whatever reason the gators historically have a tough time with certain teams. Auburn has ruined our season at least four times that I can think of in the past ten or 15 years. It is funny that we play them almost every year yet our biggest rivalries are UGA, UT, and FSU. I am just glad everyone seemed to lose yesterday and that it is early enough in the season for us to rebound. It might be the best thing possible to have as many one loss teams as we can have just to get rid of the BCS. Even though it was a heartbreaking loss yesterday hindsight shows that it was one of the most amazing days of college football ever with so many upsets. I wonder how many times that many top ten teams have lost in the same weekend.

Erik said...

Oklahoma over Oregon in both polls. My head asplode.



The Pac-10 is a powerhouse this year and I chuckle at anyone who deludes themselves otherwise. The highest-quality game of the year happened in the breeze and drizzle of the Pacific Northwest.

Big D said...

In case anyone's wondering... the fantastic site that was streaming NFL television broadcasts over the Internet, SopCast, has been shut down. Special thanks to the dipshit DJ in Jacksonville who called the NFL to ask if they knew about SopCast. What an idiot.

Kevin said...

Does this mean that UF is not even the best team in their own state? USF looks very good. Maybe Dan will hadd the S to his UF love and claim he misunderstood his wife and is actually a huge bandwagon USF fan.