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Thoughts on a football Saturday

Posted on: September 6, 2009 2:53 am
Edited on: September 7, 2009 10:39 am

And you thought the Big Ten had a bad day?

At least Ohio State and Iowa, won – clumsily -- but they got out alive on college football’s first Saturday.

ACC doesn’t stand for All Crap Conference but it sure feels good writing it.
How about 1-4 for the ACC against I-A competition on Saturday? That’s before getting into embarrassing losses to Richmond (by Duke) and William & Mary (by Virginia)?

At this point, No. 3 Oklahoma is probably hoping for a Holiday Bowl invitation. No. 7 Virginia Tech is now 0-21 against top five competition away from Blacksburg.

Can you say, Hokie, Hokie, Hokie, Low?

All this translates to a shocking opening week. Two top 10 teams went down Saturday night, changing everything. Florida and Texas can breathe a little easier, for now, atop the polls. The Sooners lost their Heisman winning quarterback Sam Bradford and then the season-opener to BYU, 14-13.

It’s hard to tell what hurt Oklahoma more – the loss Bradford or the game itself. Enduring both together was a body blow to the Sooners lost their season opener for only the second time since 1998.

Both losses have come in the last five years. TCU upset the Sooners to kick off 2005.

Bradford suffered a sprained right shoulder in the second quarter against BYU and returned to the sidelines in the second half with the arm in a sling. He could be out two to four weeks.

Another Heisman might be out of reach. Considering the mounting losses (tight end Jermaine Gresham missed the game), so might be Texas.

 --Coach of the day: Baylor's Art Briles who is making his sophomore quarterback Robert Griffin III into a star. Briles' call of an option pass (coming from an inside receiver, mind you) helped seal the deal against Wake Forest. The huggable Bears needed this one to keep alive hope of a bowl for the first time since 1994.

--Michigan had 31 points in the second quarter against Western Michigan. it scored 30 points once all last season.

--"We should have won this thing hands dwn." That comes from a Northern Iowa player after a 17-16 loss to Iowa. Ya think? Iowa blocked two field goal attempts in the last 10 seconds to preserve the win.

--It feels like football again: Michigan-Notre Dame means something.


Since: Sep 8, 2009
Posted on: September 8, 2009 7:41 am

Thoughts on a football Saturday

When was the last time USC took a beating?

Sure, they could beat them, but not like a hooker.

I don't see it happening,  I doubt few sane people would.

Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: September 7, 2009 11:13 pm

Thoughts on a football Saturday

I can see how Dodd got the job.  Perhaps he knew someone or kissed someone's posterior.

How he keeps the job is beyond me.  Sloppy writing, lazy "journalism", poor assumptions, knee-jerk reactions...the list goes on and on.

In this economy, with a lot of good writers out of work, there has to be someone more competent.

CBS, are you really this desperate?

Since: Jan 12, 2009
Posted on: September 7, 2009 7:04 pm

Thoughts on a football Saturday

Well, I tell my  eleven year olds....It is always better to write less and write it well rather than ramble on and on poorly. People judge you not only on your content, but on grammar, word choice, and punctuation. Right or wrong, that's the way it is. Not taking the time to check these things makes you appear to be an idiot whether you are or not. Just trying to be helpful. Have a great week.

Since: Jul 27, 2009
Posted on: September 7, 2009 6:11 pm

Thoughts on a football Saturday

'Michigan-Notre Dame means something'?  To who.  A bad team from an overrated conference and an overrated team from no conference.  Michigan-Notre Dame means only one thing to me.  I'll be rooting for Michigan for the first and only time this year.

Since: Sep 7, 2009
Posted on: September 7, 2009 6:04 pm

Thoughts on a football Saturday

That's a pretty well thought out post for someone who doesn't care.  Your wagon's busted.  Hook 'Em.

Since: Sep 7, 2009
Posted on: September 7, 2009 4:21 pm

Thoughts on a football Saturday

Please proofread your articles. There are too many distracting mistakes are in this article.

Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: September 7, 2009 3:29 pm

Thoughts on a football Saturday

You've got that right.  USC is going to run into a buzz saw in Columbus this Satruday night.   And then they will CLEARLY show that they are not number one.

Since: Sep 20, 2008
Posted on: September 7, 2009 3:01 pm
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Since: Mar 3, 2007
Posted on: September 7, 2009 2:49 pm

Thoughts on a football Saturday

Why is USC number 1? Because they ran up the score on some hapless schmuck of a team?

Big deal.

Since: Jan 12, 2009
Posted on: September 7, 2009 2:05 pm

Thanks, biggity

Thank you for bringing up the elementary grammatical correction. Even my 5th grade students know the difference between your and you're. I really enjoy reading all of the comments, but it is hard to take anyone seriously when they can't keep simple homophones correct. I no there teachers taut them better!

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