Most disappointing team of 2005
Runner up: Purdue:
Honorable mention: Louisville, Texas A&M, Pitt, Arizona State.
A home away from home for the college football fan who's tired of the talking heads not knowing what they're talking about.
Tommy Tuberville recently criticized ESPN as being too powerful and agenda driven, accusing Mickey's sports network of hyping particular teams for the national championship b/c of their high profile QBs and contracts ESPN and ABC have with certain conferences. The following is a link to a tape of Chris Fowler of ESPN's Gameday being interviewed by Texas players David Thomas and Michael Huff where Fowler indicates that the Gameday crew does indeed like matchups it can "hype," that they're driven by their own "agendas," and that he wants to see Vince Young and Texas vs. Matt Leinart and USC in the Rose Bowl.
In one of the major college football controversies of the week, Air Force coach Fisher DeBerry is in hot water for suggesting that black people (or "Afro-Americans", as he likes to call them) run faster than white people.
As expected, 8 of the top 10 teams in the NCAA's total defense rankings are from the Big 3 conferences: SEC, ACC, and Big 10. Texas of the Big XII is in this year after adding Gene Chizik, an SEC defensive coordinator. It's no wonder those are the three best leagues in college football, by quite a bit, and the only 3 that should have automatic BCS bids (the SEC should get one for each division).
about a month ago i predicted the texas/texas tech score would be 55-17.
i sure hope texas picks up some 1st place votes in the polls. after the last few weeks, it seems evident that texas is fielding a more complete team. usc is an offensive juggernaut, but their defense is a sieve. and i disagree with pundits who assume usc's defense will just "get better" as the season progresses. we are in week 9 and their defense is running out of time. i don't think they could hold texas under 40. the question is, can the texas defense hold them under 40?
After Texas annihilated Texas Tech, we are left with 6 unbeaten teams in college football a little past the midpoint of the season. However, by the end of the season, we can expect that only 2 teams will be left standing. Let's look at the potential landmines left on each unbeaten team's schedule, and which teams will be the first to lose:
The astros are playing for the world championship of professional baseball. i'll take the astros in 7, oswalt on the mound to wrap up the series in chicago. great, i am dog tired, but i may not get any sleep until saturday night.
Both Alabama schools should win handily, setting up an Iron Bowl for all the marbles, the likes of which we haven't seen since at least '94.
After having recovered from the pain of that last second loss to Michigan at the Big House, I return with my thoughts about the season so far, my games of the week this week, and the Penn State Update.
Well, sports fans, it's almost THAT time of year again. Come Monday, it'll be all right; Come Monday, major conference commissioners will be holdin' each other tight. They've spent thousands of days in that brown lonely haze (of clinging to a sucky system), and they just want that poll back by their side. So it will be, come Monday, October 17, when the first BCS poll of 2005 comes out. What will it say?
I know this post will put me at serious risk of being kicked out of the JoePaUberAlles wedding, but it must be said. This website was founded to rail against the biases and misleading directions of the establishment college football media, and there's nothing those people love more than passing the damn football for no particular reason. And so the media have found a soulmate in Mike Leach.
not much to say about this game. bomar was obviuosly over-matched by the texas defense.
After having been mired in bad seasons, stupid penalties, and crucial turnovers for 4 of the last 5 seasons, Penn State's 17-10 victory over Ohio State last night, for me, is about the equivalent of an alcoholic having his first drink in 10 years. Your head swims, you get all warm, and you suddenly want more, more, more. This year's Penn State seems perfectly placed to keep providing more, more, more.
Texas vs Oklahoma (+13.5): Can Rhett Bomar keep the Texas defense honest with his arm? I think that Oklahoma is rapidly developing into a decent team, and by year's end, this team could give Texas a run. But not now. Look for Texas to break the streak convincingly (I would not bet on this game, but I thought I should at least make my pick here). Texas 28 Oklahoma 17.
Here it is, Week 6, and the crazy world that is college football continues to surprise us. Here are my thoughts on some of the aspects of this year's season, my games of the week, and of course, the Penn State report.
If USC, Texas, and Virginia Tech run the table, who gets left out? I don't think it will happen, b/c USC is going to lose, but suppose the '04 situation repeats itself. Who's this year's Auburn?
the mizzou game was pretty ho-hum. vince had some runs that will be on his heisman montage at the end of the year.