Saturday, November 29, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Kristin Arnold of Texas wrote
since OU and UT are coming down to style points here:OU and Tech....66-28=38, Texas and A&M....49-9=40, 40>38now will the BCS vote this way? prolly not, but again proves how biased voters cant be in the BCS
Honestly? Texas is comparing beating the number two ranked team in the nation, (which happen to beat Texas) to beating a 4-7 team?
I also saw a lot of post about how Bob Stoops and the Sooners run up the score and Mack Brown in Texas plays with class and that is why Texas isn’t winning by 50, 60 points a game.
from espn blog
"I can't sit here and say we believe in sportsmanship and sit there and throw it every snap at the end," Brown said. "And if the difference in 49-9 and 56-9 is going to make the difference, the system is more screwed up than I think it is."
Keep in mind that Oklahoma averages around 40 points by half-time. And, then we have Mack Browns comment about sportsmanship and what not. I remember a couple of years ago Pete Carroll called off the dawgs earlier in the game and because of the point margin USC went from number one to the two spot. For the rest of the season he played the BCS game. It's sad but that is the BCS World in which we now live in. Besides if Bob Stoops was really trying to run up the score technically we could be winning by 80 some odd points. Anyways, the one thing I think we can agree on is that we need to see changes in the NCAA with the BCS
Monday, November 24, 2008
"Yes, Boise State and Utah are undefeated, but if there are no such teams as Boise State and Utah, considering them for a national title shot becomes a nonissue," said David Frohnmayer, chair of the BCS Presidential Oversight Committee, who acknowledged that many BCS voters already used a limited version of the technique. "Furthermore, if the University of Oklahoma is able to beat Texas Tech this Saturday, we are fully prepared to act as if there is no such institution as the University of Oklahoma, since if there were it would confuse the entire picture unnecessarily. And, as always, no matter what happens with the rest of USC's season, we will pretend that any team that comes between them and a BCS bid is imaginary." Concluded Frohnmayer, "The BCS works."
Sunday, November 23, 2008
The main point of tonight’s blog is how could they sign another contract with the BCS that will extend this madness until like 2016? ( I think that’s the year.) There has been so much controversy, I will admit that it is better then what we had but it could be better. How is that you may ask? I will sum it up in one word PLAYOFFS. College Football is the only sport that I can think of that doesn’t have a play off to determine a champion. But, the argument is that it will extend the season to long, or the BCS Bowls bring in so much money. Ok if your worried about time then lets cut some of these non-conference games out, and there is a pretty good break between Conference Championship games and Bowl games. If you allow the Top 12 teams into the play offs. Or, you could only allow the conference champs in the play offs and give someone a first round bye. So, the first round of play offs would have six games going, second week three games, third week one game with one team receiving a bye and then a true National Championship game. The season already goes into January what’s one more week if needed? People talk about the money the BCS brings to the schools for scholarship and what not. I GUARAN-DANG-TEE-YA a play off would generate just as much if not more money. The hype for the games would be defiantly intensified, and I just don’t think that money is a viable argument. I agree with what the President Elect said at half time of the Redskin Steelers game, it is time for CHANGE. I don’t know about you but I have THE AUDACITY OF HOPE! And, remember America YES WE CAN!
PS- Remember like three years ago when number one Ohio State and number two Michigan wanted a rematch in the national championship game, and nobody outside of the Big-10 wanted to sit through that game again? If we had a play off then they wouldn’t have been pissing and moaning so much, shoot if they’d just play for the conference championship then they could have had their rematch. Not that it mattered they both lost quite handily their Bowl games. That’s right I am still laughing about it!
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Let’s talk about the 6th Trojans of USC. In the past 10 games they have only allowed 77 points to be scored on them. Granted that the Pac-10 isn’t the SEC this year, but never the less the Trojans have been putting up some pretty impressive stats this year. The Trojans have had one upset as well as Florida has. Earlier this season the Oregon State Beavers put the hurt down on USC 27 to 21.
It’s Big-12 time Texas Longhorns have a great team this year and just like the Gators and the Trojans the Longhorns only suffer from one loss. The only difference is that Texas one loss came from a top ten ranked opponent who sit still ranked in the Top Ten. The University of Oklahoma averages 51.4 points per game and 47.2 in the first half. So, it is apparent to me that the Sooners win the game in the first half and then just manage the clock for the remaining last two quarters. But, I am sad to say that OU has the same story they also only have one loss which came from a highly ranked team who is still highly ranked. Texas Tech is undefeated still, but we’ll see what happens after this week of college football. The point of my blog is to simply state that it is really impossible to name who is the best college football team right now.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
The 2008 college football season has been an exciting one. With just a few more weeks of regular season games the pick for the Heisman Trophy is anybody's call. Leading the race we have WR Michael Crabrtee, QB Graham Harrell, QB Colt McCoy, QB Sam Bradford, and WR Jeremy Maclin. Lets analyze their numbers, first we'll start with Texas Tech. Of the Red Raiders who is more valuable the QB or the Receiver? Graham Harrell has thrown for over 4,000 yards this year, has 36 touchdowns, and has only thrown five interceptions. Wow! Of those 4,000 yards over 1,000 of them has gone to Sophomore Wide Out Michael Crabtree. Of the 36 touchdowns Graham has scored through the air exactly one half of them has been received by Crabtree. So, who is more valuable Crabtree or Harrell? For me my pick is well the coin landed on tails so I guess I am going with Sr. Graham Harrell.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Recent Comment about my Boise Blog:
So how does it make you feel that the bronco's of boise of the "weak sauce" WAC beat your boomer sooners of the mighty Big 12? Yes I know this was two years ago but it is still relivant since they were in the same "weak sauce" conference. Just curious as to how you explain away that?
My Humble Rebuttal:
Ok the point of my Boise State Blog was not to bash on the Broncos, and the only reason I was blogging about it was because of their top ten ranking, and how aside from Oregon (who this year is less then impressive) Boise State has not played anyone worth bragging about. So, honestly who cares if you can run faster then all the slow kids, or who cares if you can go undefeated in the WAC. All I was saying was that Boise State joined the WAC at the right time because now they don’t have to play BYU, Utah, TCU, and Tulsa. Imagine if those four teams were in their own conference with the equivalent of the weak sauce WAC teams. The 2006 Fiesta Bowl was brought up and it is true that two years ago David did beat Goliath. Boise State going to the Fiesta Bowl and winning was like the ugly chick getting asked to the prom, and then being crowned queen. (Honestly who'd of thunk it) And the fact that they did beat OU was the greatest thing that happened in Broncos history since the laying of the Blue Turf. Once again the point of my Boise Blog wasn’t that Boise can’t hang with the big dawgs on occasion like we saw in 06. My point was that the best thing for their program was the formation of the Mountain West.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
So, ever since the formally number one ranked Texas Longhorns lost to the Red Raiders of Texas Tech the number one spot has NOT gone to the top ten ranked team that beat them! But, instead it went to The University of Alabama. Now, I agree Alabama totally deserves to be ranked number one. I mean Nick Saban has lead his Crimson Tide to an impressive 10 and 0 season thus far in the second toughest conference in the NCDOUBLEA. (That was meant to come across as a sarcastic tone.) Now, on paper I will admit that it does look pretty impressive, but lets be honest they have not exactly been playing the toughest teams in the nation. They did beat Georgia who was ranked number three at the time, but I think that we all can agree that the Bulldogs are not the team that we all once thought that they were going to be. Speaking of false expectations the number nine ranked Clemson Tigers was a big win at the time. At the time, it was pretty sweet but since then schools like Maryland, Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, and Florida State have also shared in the honor of beating Clemson. I don't know if you caught last weeks overtime win against the 15th ranked LSU Tigers led by Red Shirt Freshman Quarterback Jarrett Lee, but this young team went toe to toe with the number one ranked Alabama, and Bama ALMOST LOST! Texas Tech on the other hand beat quite handily a very impressive top ten ranked Oklahoma State. I mean BCS lets get real, what logical explanation can be given as to why Alabama is ranked number one.
So, I was discussing the triviality of the BCS with Zach Gibson and he told me that I should blog about my thoughts. I do thank him for his help in starting this blog spot, but I think this might have been his nice way of saying that I should vent my frustrations on-line instead of to him while on his "off-time." It's cool, but back to the task at hand Boise St. Football and the break of a life time of which they have received. "The formation of the Mountain West Conference" also known as the MWC. Ever since the formation of this new conference in 1999 the WAC conference was stripped of greats such as BYU, Utah, TCU, and we'll even throw in San Diego State (and I have no idea why.) Now, I think it should be noted that the Broncos of Boise didn't join the WAC from the Big Sky Conference until 2001, and since that time they have dominated this weak sauce conference. So, the point of my blog today is to simply state that those of the smurf-turf should give thanks to the BCS Gods every day of their life for the formation of the Mountain West Conference which has allowed them a cushy schedule which has equalled a top ten ranking this year. I almost forgot, and I must give them props, but they did venture out and beat the Oregon Ducks of the Crap 10 by 5 points.