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By NB Staff | November 5, 2011 | 09:50
Some really spectacular football games today ending with tonight's LSU vs. Alabama. Let's chat!
More good stuff tomorrow, as well as anything else you wanted to discuss about the weekend's sporting events.
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 10:01am.
I remember when Whorealdo hyped his special on Al Capone's vault. It turned out to be a whole lot of nuthin'. They have hyped this game a lot worst than that. I kind of figure that is the way this game will turn out. History is more kind to the #2 ranked team when 1 and 2 meet in their conference. I think that Trent Richardson is going to show why he needs more love towards the Heisman. Besides I heard that Forrest Gump is going to be honored at halftime. Sorry Gary but I just believe that Bama will be tough at home.
VA Tech and Jawja Tech play Thursday night at Booby Dodd. The winner will probably play for the ACC title.
Heels play the Ratpack of NC State. Whithers ran his mouth this week about State. They are going to be hot. You don't need to give Moo U any fodder.
DOOK is puke
Wake is fake
The team I hate
Is NC State. GO TARHEELS
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 10:32am.
My Dawgs have a snoozer going today against New Mexico State, and even though we are missing three of our top running backs, I don't think the outcome is in doubt.
Tonight we are going to find out just exactly who the best team in the SEC (and thus all of college football) really is.
Should be a hell of a game. Glad they are playing it in Tuscaloosa, as that might just erase the slight edge I believe LSU has over Bama.
GO GATORS!!! - I'm pulling for them to beat Vanderbilt.
GO MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE!!! - Cause they is playin' the punkin puke people.
Vote for the American in November
Submitted by drsamherman on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 10:32am.
Longhorns probably will be slaughtered yet again.
Oh well....at least we will be enjoying good barbecue.
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 11:08am.
What is wrong in Austin? For so many years the Longhorns were the TEAM in the old Soutnwest conference and the Big 12. Mack needs to go to Darrell Royal, brush up on the wishbone offense and bring it back. Man that thing was unstoppalbe.
Submitted by drsamherman on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 5:36pm.
They are playing so erratically that Texas games have been reduced to yet another good reason to enjoy barbecue.
Saw that 52-20 score vs. Texas Tech, and I was a bit surprised.
Had my grandson this morning while my wife and daughters went to the Warehouse Club. My grandson started to cry when the 'horns hit the field. He may be less than a year old, but his sports analysis is on track.
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 12:31pm.
Last night Kyle Busch wrecked Ron Hornaday who was a contender for the truck championship. Because of that Busch has been parked for the rest of the weekend at Texas. He will not be allowed to race in the Nationwide race today or the Cup race tomorrow. I say it is about time. He has been wrecking drivers in the truck series and the Nationwide series all year. Richard Childress tried to slap some sense into him several months but it only got Richard a fine.
Submitted by Blonde on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 1:01pm.
Who is dumber, MarbleMouth or Bill Maher?
Handy Reference Guide to Obama's Gaffes and Goofs ~ Currently Numbering 200 (and Counting)
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 1:25pm.
The ESPN program Audibles came on before the Thursday night game. It is about the NFL. Trent Dilfer asked the question who was going to win the LSU-Bama game. Big mouth Keyshawn Johnson, who is about on the same IQ level as Howard said, I hate the SEC I am a PAC 10 man, I could care less. Jerry Rice, Dilfer and this other guy were stunted. That was uncalled for but because of his race he will get a pass. So right now I have to say Johnson is dumber than MarbleMouth. Neither one is as low as Maher.
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 2:14pm.
Submitted by Blonde on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 2:48pm.
My Gators just managed to squeak out a win over Vandy. We tried our best to give the game to the Commodores (whose last win in Gainesville occurred one month after the end of WWII).....but two stupid penalties on their part bailed us out and we managed to put the game winning score on the board.
Jeff Demps faked a guy right out of his shoes on the TD play....that one will be the one to watch for on the highlight reel today. Expect to see the guy in the Olympics next summer.
We are dangerously thin (inside joke) at almost every position, Coach Boom is going to have to put Humpty back together again PDQ or Gator Nation will be calling for his head.
I'll take the win, and try to be patient.
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 3:10pm.
Yeah, I was following that a bit, as the Dawgs game got really boring by the half.
I'm not going to be watching anything else until Bama and LSU later.
Submitted by cajun2 on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 3:17pm.
While you are waiting for the Biggest Game Ever....something for you to read.
Make sure you are not drinking anything
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 4:35pm.
And not a very smart one, either.
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 3:33pm.
One of the best game I have seen so far today was VMI-Liberty.
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 2:34pm.
The Heels are stinking up my TV . State is beating the crap out of them even though the score is 13-0. Well in a way I can't be too sad. I hope this game means that Withers won't be around next season. We can go get a real coach next year. Thorpe still needs to have his arse kicked until his nose bleeds for firing Butch Davis. The worst we can do is 6-6. Maybe we'll get to play the pumpkins pukes in the newest bowl, the Toilet Bowl. That will be to see who the worst team is that had high hopes when the season started.
Submitted by Blonde on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 2:51pm.
.....would be a pastel version of the Gator colors.
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 3:44pm.
I was watching the DOOK-scUM game. There were probably more fans at any Texas high school game last night than are at Joe Robie, Land Shark, Sun life, whatever they call it this week.
This really sucked.
Submitted by Blonde on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 4:26pm.
I still call it Joe Robbie. The man built it, and paid for it himself....not asking for taxpayer assistance. His children had to sell the team and the stadium to pay the death tax. Disgusting. So I always call it JRS in tribute to the man. He was an owner. Joe Robbie knew a good coach, and good players were the way to go. This fool who runs the Olphins now has b-grade stars as "part owners" to put seats in the stadium. Although he did get about 15,000 more than usual two weeks ago when Tim Tebow and Denver showed up for "Honor the Florida Gators" Day. Gators weren't there to see the 'Fins. Dude got Tebown'd.
Submitted by Kaleidoscopic God on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 2:46pm.
If a win-less team (Rams) can beat a strong NFC South team (Saints), then hopefully, my Manning-less Colts can FINALLY get a win against Atlanta.
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 3:35pm.
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah IF a frog had wings he wouldn't bump his arse every time he jumped. GO FALCONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You'll find out that I can be a smart ass at times.
Submitted by cocodrie on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 3:41pm.
The Saints ain't your normal everyday team. Our Saints can figure out how to lose a game better than an aaaaaaverage team Boo Boo.
Jesus Loves You so much He died for you
Submitted by beauxdog on Sun, 11/06/2011 - 11:27am.
I have been to Cocodrie... almost as exciting as Dulac.
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 4:44pm.
Submitted by Rukus on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 5:34pm.
Make a certain tag-line bet, seems to work for ya. Lol! ; )
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 5:52pm.
LOL - It just might.
But I'm not sweating this one like I was Georgia vs. Florida.
Not even close.
Submitted by Kaleidoscopic God on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 5:46pm.
Almost as brutal as my taste in music.
Submitted by Blonde on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 5:51pm.
Particularly when it comes to football.
BTW, welcome here. Even if you are a fan of the Peyton. (Just ask Jer how I feel about the Vols).
Submitted by Kaleidoscopic God on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 5:57pm.
But I'm still gonna root for Peyton and the rest of the Colts till the day I die.
Submitted by Blonde on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 7:02pm.
Ask Unsane some time about how to find Peyton's house.
It involves a turn on "I am Florida's B***h Drive".
Submitted by Jer on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 6:38pm.
She makes annual pilgrimages to Knoxville in the off seasons just to roam the silent caverns of majestic Neyland Stadium, and then to kneel and touch the hallowed turf where to cheers of throngs the mighty orange-clad gods had crushed the will of lesser souls...and gators, too, I think, once or twice a long, long time ago.
Submitted by Kaleidoscopic God on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 7:16pm.
...but I can't imagine ANYBODY rooting for a team with uniforms as ugly as the Vols. I mean seriously, where did they get their color scheme from, an orange creamsicle?
Submitted by Blonde on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 7:19pm.
Oh, never mind. Jer thinks I hate him anyway.....I'll let Rick or Dave chime in with the real inspiration of the Vols color scheme.
Submitted by Jer on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 8:11pm.
are so intrinsically pleasurable to the senses, that even NewsBusters applies "Volunteer Orange" quite extensively to its font.
Oh, and by the way...congrats on the Gators resounding victory over Vandy today.
Submitted by Blonde on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 8:18pm.
Much closer to Gator Orange than that insipid sherbet color your team wears. Your team looks more like the line around the comment box.
And thanks....we'll take the W...we need it. Not so sure about the resounding part, tho.
Submitted by Rukus on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 7:18pm.
Ever seen the end results of a pumpkin that's had WAY too much to drink? Well, there ya go. : )
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 7:43pm.
Good enough for me Gary.
Submitted by Blonde on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 3:36pm.
While I know we all will be glued to LSU/Bama tonight....CSPAN is airing the Cain/Gingrich debate, which will be in a real debate format, rather than 60 seconds of soundbite proceeded by a gotcha moderator.
IOW.....really worth watching. There are also specific topics which each must discuss (details of Cain's 9-9-9 plan, Gingrich on Paul Ryan's plan)....I think everyone here would be fascinated with these topics and this format, and certainly with THESE TWO CANDIDATES.
So fair warning. Set your DVRs/Tivo and whatnot. I think this may be THE debate to see who goes head to head with McRomney.
Submitted by Jer on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 3:38pm.
Submitted by Blonde on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 3:41pm.
I meant to put that in, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) on CSPAN. Here's the article in your own ajc, Jer.
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 5:04pm.
...if they had tried.
Obviously there are no football fans in either camp.
Submitted by Blonde on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 5:12pm.
....well before this looked like the match up of the season.
Since they're both from Georgia [insert snide joke here]...I won't do it! I won't! I won't!
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 5:23pm.
i plan to DVR it. I figure the game starts at 8:11 so by 9:30 the Tide should have things in control I'll flip back and forth. Now if the ND-Wake game is any good I'll watch some of that. I'll have to check in the Gamehens and Hogs at times.
Submitted by Rukus on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 7:20pm.
Why not J? A little revenge is good for the football soul.
Submitted by Blonde on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 7:28pm.
Anyone else (Jer)...sure!
LSU is looking not bad, I am surprised they were able to power your D line back like that.
Hope your guys aren't out hurt....injuries in a game like this are the worst!
Submitted by Rukus on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 8:05pm.
Is gonna be a typical SEC powerhouse defensive smash fest. We've had the better chances (if looong FG's count) so far. I really should start drinking soon.
Submitted by cajun2 on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 8:48pm.
Watched the whole debate except for checking in with the game. Found a new tag line
Best question ever
"Mr Speaker, if you were VICE PRESIDENT, what task would you like the PRESIDENT to assign to you?"
"Well, it won't be huntin'"!
Submitted by Blonde on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 8:51pm.
I've been watching the game, but Mom was watching the debate in her room, I could hear her cheering and laughing.
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 5:48pm.
With Stanford losing then when LSU loses tonight they should only drop to # 3. I can't see Boise State being ranked over them.
Submitted by ricklail on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 7:56pm.
My goof. Stanford didn't lose.
Submitted by Blonde on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 7:03pm.
This is going to be a great game, I hope it lives up to its hype.
Submitted by Boudin on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 7:06pm.
Submitted by Blonde on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 7:09pm.
OMO! Nick's taller than the sports babe. Amazing!
Submitted by Jer on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 8:17pm.
a close, hard-fought contest, with the defenses dominating through most if not all of the first half.
Submitted by Kaleidoscopic God on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 8:20pm.
What do you want, a cookie?
Submitted by Jer on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 8:27pm.
But I also predicted an Ala. field goal late in the second quarter. How am I doing?
Submitted by Blonde on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 8:24pm.
He's giving as good as he's getting right now.
It'll take a big break (literally) to swing the momentum, then it's going to get exciting. I have no idea which way it will fall, either.
Submitted by Blonde on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 9:19pm.
The momentum changer.
Submitted by Blonde on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 8:26pm.
...on both teams.
None of this arm tackle BS that we're playing this year. That LSU dude stood up the other player, who was so strong he refused to go over while standing on one leg. Dude just picked him up and slammed him down.
Submitted by Boudin on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 8:24pm.
Bama strikes first with a FG
Bama up 3-0
LSU is killing themselves with penalties, cant do that in this game
Submitted by Boudin on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 8:41pm.
And settles for the FG
Tie game at 3 each
Submitted by Boudin on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 9:23pm.
Bama up 6-3
Miles has screwed up the QB rotation, Lee should had ended the half, and started the second. Looks like both have now lost confidence.
Submitted by Boudin on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 9:49pm.
LSU can run the ball around the end all day, but yet they keep trying the middle? Seems all the air is out of our offense, game is on the D's shoulders.
Tied up at 6
Submitted by Rukus on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 9:57pm.
both teams are having a tough time running against a big time D. Both are having a hard time but I have to give Bama the little bit of plus there. The Bama D has shown that they can stop shot time, goal-line stands, when they need to.Look, I hate LSU, I'm a Bama man, it's part of me. But, I will root for LSU (that hurts) if they beat us. We will see, it's still big time D so far...
Submitted by Boudin on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 10:23pm.
LSU has missed several opportunities, and are playing with their best QB on the bench.
Bama, and LSU going to overtime. If you never hear from me again, you'll know it was a heart attack that took me!
Submitted by Boudin on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 10:36pm.
Shame either of these team had to lose
LSU 9, Bama 6
Wow historic D tonight
Submitted by Blonde on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 10:48pm.
And it came down to special teams.
Which is why my Gators have been such a disappointment. Urban had the ST fine tuned. You have to take care of those pesky details, like a kicker, and kick coverage.
Although Les Miles is luckier than any human has a right to be. I missed it though....was he chewing on the grass tonight?
Congrats You LSU peeps.....this Gator is happy today.
Submitted by cajun2 on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 10:53pm.
The SEC is the best. Even the 2nd best team is a champion....
Submitted by Rukus on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 10:57pm.
Feild goal. The two best teams smacked it out tonight. If these two don't make it to the National Championship it will be bullshit! ROLL TIDE!
Submitted by Boudin on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 11:06pm.
LSU's special teams were great, their punter is a gem, and their FG kicker has ice water for blood.
Your right, we should do this again in the Sugar Bowl,,,,,,,, BTW you do know where they play the Sugar Bowl dont you?
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 8:24pm.
Sure took long enough.
And FGs aren't going to get it done.
They need to be thinking TDs from here on out.
Submitted by cajun2 on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 8:44pm.
Submitted by Rukus on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 8:53pm.
Nice stand inside the 5 by the AWESOME Tide D. I was pretty sure it was gonna be a big D battle in the 1st half. Both teams are good on O and D. Defense in the SEC is what wins NC's, unless they are playing outside the SEC, lol! The O's should both open up more in the 2nd half. These 2 are almost twin SEC teams. Gonna be fun the 2nd half when the O's open up more.
Edit: BTW kitty cats, if Bama had been inside the 10 with 4 downs you can bet Richardson would have knelt on the endzone with a TD.
Submitted by Boudin on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 8:58pm.
And 1 time-out
Submitted by cajun2 on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 9:03pm.
Can you hear me Rukus?
Submitted by Rukus on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 9:08pm.
Mmmmroawer, Pfffft, pffft, spit!
Naw, can't hear ya Coco.
Submitted by cocodrie on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 9:12pm.
But I second that emotion.
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 8:59pm.
LOL - My BP is in the stratosphere.
If y'all don't hear from me again, you'll know that either my heart or my head exploded.
Maybe even both.
Submitted by Rukus on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 9:09pm.
The kitty cat's just punted for an awesome 22 yds! OMO! We are doomed! ; )
Submitted by Rukus on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 9:13pm.
Is that the one guy calling the game is suckin' up to LSU all night. LSU this, LSU that, they are SO awesome! Ick!
Submitted by cocodrie on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 9:16pm.
When you got it flaunt it, ask any good lookin' woman.
When it was a completed pass by LSU?
That sucking up?
CBS' commentating is abysmal. The total pits. They could ruin a wedding.
Submitted by Rukus on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 9:25pm.
Obviously I've watched Bama but I've also watched LSU... I can't ever remember LSU (this year) throwing 2 int's in the same game. This game is getting kinda strange. 6-3 Bama, should get better...
Submitted by Blonde on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 9:28pm.
Although it looks like the Hatter has maybe figured out how to move the ball on you guys.
Submitted by Jer on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 9:37pm.
it's going exactly like I predicted. As soon as the game is over, I'll let you know who I predicted would win.
Submitted by Blonde on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 10:06pm.
Submitted by Jer on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 10:39pm.
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 11:00pm.
LOL - Obviously we both blew it.
Submitted by Seashell on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 9:42pm.
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 9:57pm.
Submitted by Rukus on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 10:23pm.
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 10:49pm.
Dayem. Just Dayem.
Submitted by Jer on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 11:08pm.
since SC lost to Ark.
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 11:28pm.
Submitted by Jer on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 11:54pm.
The Dawgs have definitely improved since early season--that's the understatement of the day--but I don't see them penetrating the 50-yard line against either of those defenses on display tonight.
Submitted by Dave. on Sun, 11/06/2011 - 5:20pm.
I don't see that happening, either, as the Dawgs just aren't there yet.
Maybe next year.
And I think Bama and LSU have the best Ds I have ever seen in college football.
It's amazing that neither of these teams was able to score a TD.
Submitted by Rukus on Sun, 11/06/2011 - 6:01pm.
Remember the D Bama brought to SCum in '92?
In 1992,Alabama led the nation in scoring defense (9.08 ppg), total defense (194.2 yards per game), rushing defense (55.0) and passing defense (139.2). source
Those were the days... RIP Derrick
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 10:53pm.
Submitted by Rukus on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 11:49pm.
If there is some thing that makes us the bettest teams to be the best teams. win the national championship guys, go for it!
Submitted by Blonde on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 11:52pm.
I think either Bama or LSU would blow away the rest of the top 5, easily.
Submitted by Jer on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 11:58pm.
next Saturday. They have to be physically and emotionally drained.
Submitted by Blonde on Sun, 11/06/2011 - 12:08am.
They might need a couple of days to heal their aches....I didn't see anything close to a head case tonight (and trust me, I know one when I see one *cough* John Brantley).
But these two teams all have position players (and back ups) who KNOW their jobs.
I was really, really impressed by the tackling, and the defensive reads tonight. And the line play was really high quality. Very impressive, all the way around.
MY prediction (unlike yours, which were great BTW, I was laughing at all of them)....seemed to be there and then poof, gone (game changer for the momentum). LSU just couldn't capitalize on the change in momentum (or Bama, either). Somehow or other, Les Miles just is the one luckiest coach on the planet. All things being equal...he gets the luck (I won't rub in last year's game w/your team). Strange, but true.
We get to face a reallly mad Spurrier next week....not looking forward to THAT!
But today was a good football day.
Submitted by Jer on Sun, 11/06/2011 - 12:44am.
but he does seem to get more than his share of the breaks. [I know...great teams make their own breaks.] But, even speaking as a TN fan, that game in Baton Rouge last year had to be one of the all-time gifts from the football gods.
Ala and LSU are clearly the cream of the crop. LSU is now almost a shoo-in for Div. West champions, as is GA in the East. The only way I can envision a team beating LSU in a BCS championship game would be maybe a Stanford and Andrew Luck having a great day. Neither Bama or LSU are getting stellar performances from their quarterbacks--certainly adequate but nowhere near Luck's caliber.
Speaking of quarterbacks...I watched Brantley last week and he looked awful. Was it rust, or is he just not--and never will be--the quarterback that FLA needs?
Submitted by Boudin on Sun, 11/06/2011 - 9:36am.
Against SEC defenses either. Miles screwed up the QB rotation for LSU, the knee jerk pulling of Lee killed his confidence. He was 4of5 before the first pick. And sat on the bench for the whole second and part of the third before getting back in, and the first play was a long pass.
BTW Opponents have tried 35 passes of 20yrds or longer against LSU, they have completed 5, 1 for a TD. LSU has picked-off 7 of them.
Submitted by Blonde on Sun, 11/06/2011 - 10:26am.
That is a really, really impressive measure of your secondary.
Submitted by Blonde on Sun, 11/06/2011 - 9:45am.
John Brantley...well. He was terrific as Tebow's back up. A pure passer, pro-style quarterback. Unfortunately, after Tebow left, Urban & Co. tried to fit him into the spread offense, and he just couldn't do it. He got hit so many times, and so hard, that he tends to "turtle", also he gets so scared he doesn't make his reads and fixates on one receiver. IMO, he was put into a situation where he couldn't succeed, and got hammered so mercilessly that he was ruined.
Charlie Weis has attempted to remedy this, but (a) our line sucks, particularly the left side, and Brantley is still getting killed, and (b) we don't have any receivers who can run routes or catch balls that hit their hands, and (c) the smurfs are fast as hell, but we have no power back. Brantley got crushed by Bama and was injured w/a high ankle strain.
So last week was a combination of trying too soon, being scared of getting crushed again, and rust. I feel sorry for the kid, a lifelong Gator (and legacy) who was just there at the wrong time. He tried. It's a sad tale.
Now, as for Les, here are a couple of things I've picked up along the way re: Mad Hatter and his luck. Enjoy!
Bailed Out v. TN
Splendor in the Grass
Submitted by Jer on Sun, 11/06/2011 - 4:45pm.
I note the 2012 recruiting class is ranked # 5 by Scout.com including the 5th and 11th best OT's and the 1st and 2nd best TE's so maybe O-line help is on the way. Also, two or three secondary blue chippers. [As customary of late, there are 8 SEC teams in the top 25 recruiting classes, but only Ala at #4 is ahead of Gators.]
Driskel was the consensus #1 QB in nation of the 2011 class. Is he living up to the hype?
Submitted by Blonde on Sun, 11/06/2011 - 6:10pm.
He's apparently got the physical skills, but his football IQ is somewhat lacking (or so I hear).
Expect to see a fight next spring. Coby Brisset is a Weis recruit. But it's very apparent that Weis is able to work with what he has, and he's loaded at QB as far as talent goes.
It will be interesting to see what WM et. al. recruit and actually keep this year, and who plays as a true freshman next year. We are well and truly banged up right now. On WM's presser yesterday, he said he only has 9 guys on the O-line WHO CAN PLAY right now. Thin, very thin.
IMO, we're going to be stuck w/the remnants of Urban's spread for another year. At least. And although we are fast, we are small. And seeing how LSU & Bama is fast, and big....that's not a comfort.
But, it is what it is.....I'm all in, regardless.
Now, back to Tebow, who just scored again. And prior to the score, he was rushed by 8 guys, threw a gorgeous pass, which bounced off his receiver's hands....and it's HIS fault. I don't get the media scrutiny....they'll probably blame the blown punt on Timmy, too. Alas.
Submitted by Jer on Sun, 11/06/2011 - 6:48pm.
after the hammering he's been taking in the media. He's already proved me wrong. I said he would never play a down at QB in the pros. That doesn't mean I'm not a Tebow fan though. If character, heart, dedication and leadership were the only relevant measurements, he would be one of the all-time greats.
But the technical flaws in his throwing motion--like those in my golf swing which I've been aware of and trying in vain to fix for forty years--seem to be uncorrectable, and I fear will always be exploitable by defenses at the pro level. Hopefully, he'll prove me wrong again.
Submitted by Blonde on Sun, 11/06/2011 - 6:55pm.
And he raises the level of play around him.
Too bad he isn't playing with a better team. But it really doesn't matter....he's chasing his dream, if he plays for a couple of years, he has many other things in front of him.
I just love to see him prove all of the nay-sayers wrong. And his motion isn't really that awful. (But his O-line is). He can throw a rope, don't doubt it.
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 11:02pm.
Submitted by ricklail on Sun, 11/06/2011 - 9:00am.
I still believe these are the best two teams in college football. There is no way that Bama should fall lower than 4th. Who in their right mind could pick Boise State over Bama except those idiots at ESPN?
Submitted by Rukus on Sun, 11/06/2011 - 3:33pm.
But I despise the BS 'Look at me!' crap! Wish they would make that crap an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.
24-9 so far. Yay!
Submitted by Dave. on Sun, 11/06/2011 - 2:15pm.
Submitted by Rukus on Sun, 11/06/2011 - 3:34pm.
We coulda' used him yesterday. : (
Submitted by Dave. on Sun, 11/06/2011 - 5:09pm.
Yes we could have.
I'm glad Mike Smith picked him, as I think he is going to be Hall-of-Fame player.
If they had made just one of those missed FGs they probably would have won.
I have a feeling we will be seeing those two play each other again, as they are about as evenly matched as it is possible to be.
Submitted by Kaleidoscopic God on Sun, 11/06/2011 - 6:38pm.
I'm seriously wondering if the Colts are tanking on purpose.
Submitted by Dave. on Sun, 11/06/2011 - 5:03pm.
...a strike for a TD.
I think the Donkeys have found themselves a QB.
Submitted by Blonde on Sun, 11/06/2011 - 5:11pm.
Timmy's looking great!
They pick apart every dropped pass.....it's as if there's the Tebow standard, and then there's everyone else. Hmmm.
Submitted by Dave. on Sun, 11/06/2011 - 7:35pm.
Submitted by Blonde on Sun, 11/06/2011 - 7:39pm.
Tebow got spiked in the chin....he had a big fat lip.
After the game, he and Louis Murphy looked to be having a nice little reunion.
I think the more Tim plays, the better he's going to get.
It's all good.
Submitted by Rukus on Sun, 11/06/2011 - 6:08pm.
The Tide could take Stanford and O-State easily, as could that LA team. Maybe things will work out for AL to get to #2 again. Stanford possibly lose again but O-State should win out. If O-State has to take the Tigers they will get annihilated... big time!
And just to whine about one play, the so-called "interception" LSU made at the goal line was BS. The Bama player's butt hit the ground before the LSU guy took it from him. That's my whine and I'm sticking to it!
Good job ya'll cajuns ass kickers! Take another NC title!
Submitted by Boudin on Sun, 11/06/2011 - 8:55pm.
And the SEC Champ game. This isnt a given. BTW Bama only dropped to 3rd behind Oak St
Submitted by Rukus on Mon, 11/07/2011 - 8:43am.
I was looking at the AP and USA polls that came out before the BCS. I don't see ya'll losin' to the hogs, not with your D. O-State is good but not in the same class as the top dogs of the SEC. Would love to see them lose and drop. An all SEC NC would be sweet.
Submitted by Prisondog1776 on Sun, 11/06/2011 - 6:44pm.
I had a terrible weekend. First my Gamecocks get there rear handed to them and my Bills lost to the Jets. *hang head in shame*
Submitted by Kaleidoscopic God on Sun, 11/06/2011 - 7:55pm.
The bad: Colts lost (again), Dolphins win (now we're the last win-less team), Jets win (can't stand Rex Ryan)
The good: Packers continue their streak (Rodgers is a beast), 49'ers continue to impress (Jim Harbaugh for COTY), Broncos win (yay for Tim Tebow), Bengals win (I've got a bone to pick with Chris Johnson), AND the Patriots lost AT HOME (I'm a Colts fan, what can I say?)
All that's left is for the steelers to lose and today might actually be a pretty good day.
Submitted by Noel Sheppard on Mon, 11/07/2011 - 12:23am.
Congratulations to Tim Tebow for a very exciting win down the street from me a piece. That sure was fun to watch.
Congratulations also to my son's best friend Roy Helu who set a new Redskins record with 14 receptions in one game. Not bad for a rookie RB. The media are going to love him until they find out that he's just as religious as Timmy!
And, of course, congratulations to the 49ers for another not so pretty win, but they all count at the end of the year.
As for yesterday's college games, wasn't it fascinating that the game of the day was KSU-OSU? That was some wild football.
Till we meet again. ns
Submitted by killa37 on Mon, 11/07/2011 - 12:41am.
Yeah, but the Skins are 'horrible', according to my #2 son, who is a long-time Skins fan. And since he's been on the East Coast, and also in and out of New England for a while, he's a Pats fan...........so he's really irritated today!!! I've been a Pack fan forever, so I can't complain so far..........and they seem to keep the drama and issues to a minimum, which I like.
Submitted by Jer on Mon, 11/07/2011 - 12:48am.
When did Ohio State University decide to add Kennesaw State University to its schedule? And just because 800 points were scored by a couple of teams who couldn't mount a defense against The Little Sisters of the Poor doesn't mean the contest was "the game of the day". Not when #1 and #2 played a game for the ages last night.
Submitted by Noel Sheppard on Mon, 11/07/2011 - 9:24am.
Game was a bore.
Submitted by Blonde on Mon, 11/07/2011 - 9:46am.
In the SEC, we value smash-mouth defense, and more traditional offense of a running game, backed up with competent passing, rather than the high flying west coast style of play. Occasionally (Steve Spurrier) we'll get a Fun-N-Gun first in the SEC, but even those teams (like Florida circa 96) had freakish D's.
I thought the LSU/Bama game was spectacular. Of course, I was happy to see Saban make some really bad decisions all game with his poor kicker. Game was on him, I don't care what the media says (they love Saban like Obama).
And I have yet to see any pass-happy, offensive powerhouse defeat the SEC champion in the MNC. Look at LSU and Alabama, whose quarterback's are merely competent, nothing spectacular. (in LSU's case, two who will be head cases if Miles doesn't quit messing with them)
2006 Florida 41, Ohio State 17
2007 LSU 38, Ohio State 24
2008 Florida 24, Oklahoma 14
2009 Alabama 37, Texas 21
2010 Auburn 22, Oregon 19
LSU goes all the way. And the SEC gets #6 in a row. IMO, a rematch with Bama should be ruled out, LSU went into THEIR house, and beat them there. If LSU had lost, we wouldn't be hearing the rematch talk, either. I'm fine with anyone but Boise, but actually I wouldn't mind turning the SEC monsters lose on them to disabuse EVERYONE of the notion that Boise is equal to the task of playing in the Bigs. It would be great to crush that nonsense forevermore, but I'd hate to see LSU with an * after that win.
Submitted by Blonde on Mon, 11/07/2011 - 1:10am.
Never Doubt The Tebow.
Very cool about your son's friend.....I'll be sure to try to watch him play (I've only seen 2 NFL games in the last 20 years, both Tebow's....so I'll expand my NFL horizons).
Submitted by Blonde on Mon, 11/07/2011 - 1:16am.
Looked him up....he's a RB, not a QB. So his 14 catches (as a first time starter) are truly amazing.
Helu rushed the ball 10 times for 41 yards and added a franchise-record 14 receptions for 105 more yards. Helu totaled 146 yards in the game and he did not score. He had a long catch of 17 yards and a long run of 16 for the Redskins.
That was from CBS Sports.
Submitted by Noel Sheppard on Mon, 11/07/2011 - 9:26am.
Slip of the fingers. Of course he's a running back. Starred in our local high school. My son's best friend at Nebraska. ns
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