Sunday, September 18, 2005

random college football thoughts

Some random thoughts about college football… Watched some of the USC/Arkansas game Saturday night and the Trojans scored at will and made it look easy. Quite possibly the best team I’ve ever seen. Who’s gonna beat them? Texas? No chance! LSU? Nope. The only way USC doesn’t 3-peat is if they beat themselves.

Now for some rants… how does Ohio St. lose a close game to a higher ranked team and drop 8 spots in the polls??? In what universe does that sound logical? The Buckeyes lose by less than a field goal, a field goal that should have been made in the 4th, to a team the pollsters thought they would lose anyway and all the sudden they are a worse team? Forgive me if I’m a bit confused. Now I’ll admit I’m biased, I’m not a Vince Young supporter nor do I care for anything resembling orange that resides in the state capitol. My anti-cow sentiments is probably a separate rant in itself but I’ll give Vince his due, he played better than I thought he would and they won the game even though they probably shouldn’t have. Missed field goals, conservative play calling, alternating QBs and a dropped 4th quarter touchdown (the TE had the ball hit him in the hands, pop up and then in his hands again before he watched it finally hit the ground) eventually doomed the Buckeyes. But getting back to the polls… Iowa State drubs Iowa but the voters still rank them lower and Notre Dame beats a horrible Pitt team and then an over-ranked Michigan team and all the sudden a team that couldn’t beat an Indiana high school team last year is all the sudden one of the top 10 in the nation? Only Notre Dame could pull that off. Well that lasted all of one week as previously unranked Michigan State strolled into the golden dome and threatened to blow out the Irish of their own stadium. The new rankings are out and guess what… yep the Spartans are ranked now, but still below the Irish! Go figure. All the more reason polls should never decide championships.

Here’s hoping that the Indians keep winning and finish above the Yankees in the wild card race. Nothing would be better than seeing the most over-paid team in baseball miss the playoffs! What now George?

I’ll be at the Monday night Cowboy game tomorrow night watching a Dallas victory and 3 future hall of famers get inducted into the Ring of Honor.

Up next… The Stars are back!

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