Saturday, November 29, 2008

Man Texas Will Try Anything?

So, I have visited a lot of facebook groups which paint the picture of Bob Stoops and his Oklahoma Sooners as being classless. A great example is tonight the Oklahoma Sooners went into Stillwater and beat the 11th ranked Oklahoma State 61-41. What a lot of Texan’s are pissing about is how there were only thirty seconds left in the game and with OU up by 13 points already they gave the ball to Star running back Demarco Murray I mean Chris Brown…Is his name Chris or Curtis…I can’t remember. Anyways, the other OU running back and he went thirty or so yards into the end zone after the previous two carries got him little to no gain. I don’t think that OU should be blamed for OSU not tackling that C. Brown kid when the Sooners were managing the clock. Of the 640 points that the Sooners have scored this year 72 of them have come in the fourth quarter and with 12 games that averages out to about 6 points a game in the fourth quarter. The Oklahoma Sooners points scored in a game average is at 53 points a game and at half time they have scored on average about 40 points or so. Honestly, I think that Texas fans just want to try and do whatever it takes to make themselves appear better then what they are, that they could have the same numbers as OU but they have more class and won’t run up the score. Let me run some stats by you. Of the 527 points Texas has scored this year 115 of them have been scored in the fourth quarter which per game averages out to almost 10 points per 4th quarter. The Classy Texas has scored 7 or less points in the fourth only 5 times. OU has scored 7 or less in the fourth 10 times this year. My favorite part of this whole thing is the noble Texas Longhorns beating Texas A&M 49-9. Keep in mind sport fans that the honorable Texas Longhorns went into the fourth quarter winning 28-3. That’s right they tacked on an extra 21 points in the fourth quarter! WO UNTO THE HIPPICORATTE! I can’t remember who said that but I am sure that he knew what he was talking about!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Am I Being Punked?

So, for those of you who had the privilege to watch the University of Texas make a statement by dominating the 4 and 7 Texas A&M then you also had the opportunity to meet Matt Parks. Matt Parks a student at the University of Texas who made a facebook group called 45-35. Matt also made 45-35 signs to remind the nation watching this gridiron rivalry that Texas had beat OU earlier this season and never mind what has happened since then but REMEMBER that Texas had won earlier this season. Texas fan’s let’s get real! Is it possible that a team can get better as the season goes along, isn’t that the reason for practice? PRACTICE! ARE WE TALKING ABOUT PRACTICE? Yes, because I feel that the University of Oklahoma has gotten better, since that one loss 7 or 8 weeks ago. We see that the Sooners are a better team because of the 65-21 shellacking over Tech. I just think that those of the Lone Star State forget that by scoring a touchdown in the last few minutes of the game to go up by ten is not an all out dominating performance! And, besides I have never heard of a Facebook group persuading the BCS computers.

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

BCS = Beyond Common Sense

In recent times I have been elbow deep in researching articles trying to unravel the mysteries and randomness of this Rubik’s Cube known as the BCS. Brothers and sisters I am here to tell you that my prayers have been answered I have found an on-line article which has explained beautifully the capriciousness and the unpredictability the BCS.

BCS Picture Made Clearer By Pretending Certain Teams Don't Exist

November 20, 2008 NEW YORK—Faced with ongoing criticism of what many believe is a flawed system, representatives from the Bowl Championship Series assured college football fans Wednesday that the NCAA football title picture becomes much less complicated when one simply pretends certain teams do not exist.

"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 Mid-Night Ramblings of Wayne Bass

So, I was trying to go to sleep and my mind was caught up in heavy contemplation, and I just wanted to let everyone to know that I honestly have nothing against the Florida Gators. I think that Urban Meyer has a great team. I am sorry I kinda bashed on Tim Tebow I remember his freshman year when he was splitting snaps with Chris Leak and that one time when he jumped in the air did that pump fake thing and then threw a touchdown pass. That was cool! Although, I am not going to lie I was really disappointed when I saw him in an interview and he appeared to me as a prissy boy. (Not what I had imagined from a human battering ram) I guess not everyone can be as manly as Brett Farve. He did set the bar pretty high.
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

The Sooners won and they won big!

65 to 21 wow what a game! You want to talk about style points for the BCS. HOLY COW! I mean it is impressive that Florida won 70 to 19 over Citadel but the BIG STORY TONIGHT IS THE OKLAHOMA SOONERS! Honestly, to win that big over the number two team in the nation is freakin’ phenomenal. So, now the only way for OU to go to the Big-12 Championship game is to win next week at Stillwater which is never an easy game. I know that Texas had beat OU earlier this season in a real shoot out in Dallas but one thing that I think that the BCS should take into consideration is how Texas was doing before OU had lost their Middle Linebacker Ryan Reynolds. I remember and they weren’t doing that well. I know that a championship team is more then one guy but when the back-up MLB ends up getting moved to another position then you know that was a lucky break for the Longhorns. I remember that game and that Brent Musburger even said it that Texas is now able to have success there in the middle where before they weren’t. And it was then that the Longhorns were able to move the football. Our work horse running back Demarco Murray wasn’t 100% so, I guess what I am trying to say is that if Texas was playing against a healthy Sooners who knows what would have happened. The fact of the matter is that Texas did beat OU earlier this season at their neutral site in Dallas Texas. Remember BCS that Texas Tech had beat Texas by a 6 simple points in the last seconds of the game, and I think that by beating the tar out of the team (TT) that barely beat the team(UT) that scarcely beat us (OU) is a pretty loud statement. For the record I am voting Yes for Proposition Oklahoma Sooners should be ranked above Texas and above the Florida Gators. I am sure that this is the point people are dropping their jaws and saying “what but Florida is doing so well.” (I meant for that part to be read in an annoying, whining voice) Need I remind you that Florida’s one loss came from Ole Miss, granted that it was only by one point and the game could have gone either way but it didn’t and they lost. It’s like as if the nation has closed their eyes to that fact. There is no shame in losing to Texas. Losing to Texas is like losing to…I don’t know… it’s like losing to a really good team. But losing to Ole Miss on your home turf? That’s just embarrassing! I am just saying that the BCS should take into consideration the caliber of the teams that have caused these Big Studs have a one loss season.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Is Kirk Kidding?

Is the University of Florida really the best football team in the nation? I mean it is really fun watching the Gators play this year. They average 44.2 points per game now I am not going to lie that is a lot of points per game. Their 49 to 10 win over Georgia was very impressive, they ran up the score against what was then the number 4th ranked LSU Tigers 51 to 21. So, they are doing really good this year, but are they really the best team in the nation? They do have one upset this year when they lost in a fluke to Ole Miss 31 to 30 and Mississippi is still an unranked team.
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

Yawn kind of a boring week of college football

Well there were no in-state rivals, no big upsets, although Troy State from the Sunbelt had a 31-3 lead in the third quarter. Don’t get too excited Les Miles and his Tigers came back in the fourth and won 40-31. Notre Dame beat Navy which sucks because now Charlie Wise and his Fighting Irish are now bowl eligible. Wanna hear something funny? Notre Dame is a French word yet they are the Fighting Irish? Whatever. I was glad that the 19th ranked ACC Florida State lost to unranked Boston College. Speaking of losing to unranked teams, Wake Forest lost to an unranked NC State as well. Which is good because hopefully the Big East and the ACC champs won’t be ranked thus hopefully freeing up BCS Bowls spots for those who really deserve to be there. The Oklahoma State Colorado game was kinda exciting, so that was good. Other than that nothing really worth talking about.

PS. I am going to be really upset if the Pac-10 sends Oregon State and USC to a BCS Bowl and if Ohio State and Penn State send two as well.

Friday, November 14, 2008

08 Heisman Hunt

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.  
Lets head back east to talk about the Longhorns and Colt McCoy.  Colt's numbers through the air isn't as impressive as Harrell's but honestly who's numbers are.  Colt has thrown for 2,800 yards has 28 touchdowns, and he has 7 interceptions.  Not bad!  What makes him a serious Heisman contender is his pass rating of 180.27 and he has some serious wheels.  He has rushed for about 450 yards and has 7 touchdowns on the ground which is just three less than Tim Tebow.
North of the Red River where the real men play football we have the 6-4 Sophomore Sam Bradford of Oklahoma.  Sam had thrown 6 interceptions and has only been sacked 7 times.  He has a passing rating of 189 with over 3,000 yards passing and 38 touchdowns.  Sam is a dangerous weapon when he sets his tent up and camps out there in the pocket.  In my opinion the only reason Colt McCoy is ahead of this young man in the race is the same reason why Texas is ranked above the Sooners.  I am not arguing the BCS ranking I am just a little confused with the Heisman voters thinking. (I mean come on Sam's numbers are so much better then Colt McCoy)
Jeremy Maclin- Who cares?  His less then 1,000 yards receiving and 9 touchdowns is exactly half of Crabtree's touchdowns.  Now, I am not saying that he's not a great athlete because I think he'll do wonders in the Pro's, just like how he's done wonders at Mizzou.  I think he's a top receiver, but has no chance of winning the Heisman this year.  In fact why am I still even talking about him?
So, if the season was to end today my picks would be Graham Harrell (just because of the coin toss) Crabtree, Bradford, then Colt McCoy, and in fifth place I would rank last years winner Tim Tebow (who won by default)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Back to The Boise Blog

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 dont 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 wasnt that Boise cant 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

Why is Alabama ranked # 1?

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.  

Boise State's Big Break

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.  

  PS. Who is your pick for this weeks conference nail biter Boise State or The Vandals of Idaho?