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Random thoughts on a football Saturday

Posted on: November 16, 2008 5:27 pm
Edited on: November 16, 2008 5:32 pm
 

Yes, it was hard to me to find a compelling game Saturday too.

Six of the top seven teams in the AP poll that played Saturday covered easily. The top 15 either won or didn't play. Things heat up a bit next week when Texas Tech-Oklahoma will either sort out the Big 12 South (if Texas Tech wins) or complicate it even further.

 Just a thought so don't go nuts but ... if Urban Meyer wins it all this season (two titles in three years) is he getting close to surpassing Steve Spurrier's legacy?

  He didn't really say it, did he?

 President-reject, er, elect Barack Obama told 60 Minutes Sunday night he is seriously going to pursue a college football playoff.

"I don't know any serious fan of college football who has disagreed with me on this," he told the show. "so I'm going to throw my weight around a little bit. I think it's the right thing to do."

Here's some other right things to do B.O. before you go poking your nose into our game: The economy, national security, alternative energy, health care, poverty ... should I go on? Your playoff infatuation is the presidential equivalent of Oprah's book club. Just something to sell yourself.

Oh wait, I forgot who got you elected.

Wake me when you do something important like sign a bill into law.

 The coaches finally got it right. Texas is now ahead of Oklahoma in the coaches' poll after beating Kansas. The Horns moved up from fifth to fourth, while idle Oklahoma dropped from fourth to fifth. The coaches' poll was the only BCS entity that had Oklahoma ahead of the only team to beat it this season.

 The next test of the system is a week from now if Oklahoma defeats No. 2 Texas Tech. Texas is idle under its

Thanksgiving regular-season finale against Texas A&M. The Horns had a surprisingly comfortable cushion at No. 3 over Oklahoma in the latest BCS standings. The question now becomes whether Texas can hold off OU if the Sooners win out.

 The ACC is Maryland's and Miami's to blow which means, of course, they will. For now, though, each controls its division destiny in getting to the ACC title game.

 The march of the Terrapins continues: Maryland drove 73 yards, taking almost nine minutes off the clock in the fourth quarter, to set up the winning field goal against North Carolina. The drive will go down as one of the signature moments of Ralph Friedgen's Maryland tenure. The Terps have beaten six consecutive top 25 teams. Of course, they'll also lost to Middle Tennessee State.

Now they control their fate in the Atlantic Division with games left against Florida State and Boston College. FSU blew its chance to take control of the division in getting upset by BC.

Maryland can also win the division by beating Florida State at home this week and having BC lose at Wake Forest. The Terps have won seven in a row at home.

ACC coach of the year? It might be Randy Shannon whose Hurricanes (7-3) have won six in a row and lead Coastal Division with two games to go.

 More to the point, does the ACC deserve a BCS berth? Its highest ranked team in the BCS, No. 22 North Carolina, lost on Saturday.

  Remember when Vanderbilt was 5-0 and actually competing in the SEC East? It took six long arduous weeks for the Commodores to get what they really wanted -- simple bowl eligibility. It came, finally, on Saturday at Kentucky.

 Vandy's 31-24 victory assures it of its first bowl since 1982.

 The best thing about Conference USA is Tulsa and Houston. The two offensive giants combined for 1,142 yards and 59 first downs in Houston's 70-30 victory. At least it's fun to watch.

 

 Might as well start the drumbeat for the latest game of the year: Texas Tech's offensive line has not been called for holding in the last 118 pass attempts.

 

Comments

Since: Nov 4, 2008
Posted on: November 18, 2008 11:55 am
 

Random thoughts on a football Saturday

"Oh wait, I forgot who got you elected."

What a disrespectful southern frat boy you must be...and so, so out of touch...let's see, the sport you cover is about 90% African-American and most of those folks more than likely voted for Obama...and you want to toss out a gratuitous insult like that about a historic event in our nation's history? So petty. Get over whatever political bitterness you may have and get a grip on the real world...

Are you connected in any way with a certain 2nd team lineman at Texas who is no longer a gridder after discovering the power of the pen?

Of course,  a playoff makes sense!



Since: Feb 22, 2008
Posted on: November 18, 2008 8:54 am
 

Random thoughts on a football Saturday

I sure hope that was dripping with sarcasm, no wait, oooozing with sarcasm. Because that little comment of yours made me laugh. Nothing true in that thing.



Since: Oct 20, 2008
Posted on: November 17, 2008 8:40 pm
 

Random thoughts on a football Saturday

WIN something, anything, and then run your mouth.  Once Tech wins the Big 12, heck just play in the Big 12 championship game for crying out loud, or a NC then you can lay claim. Until then the big boys will get the benefit of the doubt, well deserved benefit of the doubt.



Since: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: November 17, 2008 2:06 pm
 

Random thoughts on a football Saturday

On the situation in the Big 12 South... Fair or Un-fair you know that if Oklahoma beats Tech this Saturday they are jumping into the #2 spot in the Harris and Coaches polls. This should be the staw that final melts the mother board...



Since: Dec 2, 2006
Posted on: November 17, 2008 1:50 pm
 

Random thoughts on a football Saturday

Just because the majority elected someone who they can have an rational, intelligent conversation about the economy, health care, and a college football playoff while enjoying a few frosty beverages over a lame-dip sh... i mean duck president who a majority people thought they could have a pants-less drinking contest with while watching the Red River Rivalry (not to mention a certain female VP candidate who the same majority thought they could do the same with except topless).

Keep your petty, pathetic political quips out of your column, Dodd. Sportsline.com is the last place I come to for my sports (#1 being ESPN followed by FoxSports) and columns like this keep Sportsline in a distant 3rd for me at least. <iframe style="border: medium none ; z-index: 99998; position: absolute; width: 490px; height: 306px; visibility: hidden; background-color: transparent; top: 1076px; left: 224px; margin-left: 10px; margin-top: 10px;" src="javascript:;" id="AnswersBalloonIframe"></iframe> <a onclick="var ac = document.getElementById('answertipClose'); if (ac) ac.innerHTML='close'; else window.status='close'; return true;" style="float: right;"><a style="float: right; text-decoration: none; visibility: hidden; padding-right: 10px; margin-top: 9px; cursor: pointer;" onclick="var ac = document.getElementById('answertipClose'); if (ac) ac.innerHTML='close'; else window.status='close';return true;" target="AnswersQueryWindow" id="AnswertipMore"> Read more >>  <a style="float: right; text-decoration: none; padding-right: 10px; margin-top: 9px; cursor: pointer;" onclick="var ac = document.getElementById('answertipClose'); if (ac) ac.innerHTML='options'; else window.status='options';return true;" id="AnswertipOptions"> Options >>   <table style="width: 480px; float: left;" class="donotmoveme" id="Balloontable2"> <tbody> <tr> <td>     </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" src="http://www.answers.com/main/tip2.jsp?s=petty%2520political%2520quips%2520&wt=1&nafid=&cobrand=" style="border: 0px none ; padding: 0px; width: 100%; height: 22px;" allowtransparency="true" id="AnswersAds"></iframe>  



Since: Jan 19, 2007
Posted on: November 17, 2008 12:50 pm
 

Random thoughts on a football Saturday

Damn dude!!  Chill out, he was just making a point that TT hasn't been called for holding.  Why so defensive?  Mack Brown whining?  about TT?  Haven't heard that, please cite an example.  The only point I've heard Dodd make was that UT shouldn't be ranked behind a team they beat by 10.



Since: Apr 14, 2007
Posted on: November 17, 2008 12:32 pm
 

Random thoughts on a football Saturday

Joshua nails it.  Bravo.  Sore loser Repubs and conservatives (who aren't really conservatives, but more lazy, passive-aggressive fascists) have a dumbfounding sense of entitlement.  You want to govern poorly, lie to get into a war (which you then govern poorly), mismanage the budget, ignore anything resembling a domestic agenda, ignore and subvert the Constitution (talk about un-American), and then campaign poorly in two consecutive elections, but your pathetic electoral turnout is everyone else's fault.  You had your chance and you fuc*ed it up.  Take some responsibility and grow up, you worthless turd smugglers.



Since: Nov 4, 2008
Posted on: November 17, 2008 11:52 am
 

Random thoughts on a football Saturday

ohio state got killed the last two championship games and so penn state gets no respect. oklahoma got killed twice in championship games to southern cal and lsu. why then is the big twelve all of a sudden the greatest conf. since the beginning of football. the bias in the voting is so obvious its rediculous. why is joe paterno, with the greatest bowl record in college football. been campaigning for a playoff for the last 30 years? because the non-eastern conferences are happy with the voting the way it is. florida, who is killing everyone now, lost a home game to a non-rated team and nobody cares. penn state beat oregon state by 31 points, who in turn beat southern cal,but now southern cal is rated ahead of penn state? the age-old adage about losing early makes no sense but it clearly is a dominant factor in voting. maybe if oregon state played southern cal now instead of 6 weeks ago it would still lose. maybe if florida played mississippi now it would still lose. just maybe the determing factor in teams play now is their schedule? someone please name me an away game that any of the top six teams won. tech won 2 big games both at home. texas won their big games at home and at dallas. the sec, always a powerhouse, is probably the most overated conference in the country this year. in the last few weeks sec teams have lost to a big east team, and an acc team. lsu just barely beat troy.    ask auburn a few years ago when they went undefeated if they didnt think they had the best team in the country.  let the conference champions start a playoff and let the championship be decided on the field!!! 



Since: Jan 31, 2008
Posted on: November 17, 2008 11:20 am
 

Random thoughts on a football Saturday

"Here's some other right things to do B.O. before you go poking your nose into our game: The economy, national security, alternative energy, health care, poverty ... should I go on?"

Why didnt you ask W this when he started focusing on steroids?  Why didnt you ask Joe Barton (R) this in 2005 when he pushed for a playoff?  Why havent you been concerned about these things for the past 8 years Dodd?  Where have you been?

"Oh wait, I forgot who got you elected."

If you truly cared about that list of national concerns you named above, you too would have joined the 63 million Americans who voted for him.  Instead, you are apparently backed on old man with the same ideas and a woman with no brains. 

"Wake me when you do something important like sign a bill into law."

Do you even realize that he is not yet in office?   You are the typical hack, so bitter that you are rooting for America's failure so you can justify your bitterness.   The "free market" decided that Obama should be given a shot to sort out the problems that W never bothered to address (or made worse), so deal with it.




Since: Jan 31, 2008
Posted on: November 17, 2008 11:10 am
 

Random thoughts on a football Saturday

Ask Republican Joe Barton why he wants government to control the country.  Barton pushed for a playoff in 2005 and had a hearing on it in Washington.  Obama has not even taken office yet.  Jesus, republicans are either childish, or willfully stupid, or both.  Only a republican would be scared of Obama after 8 years of sheer failure under W. 


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