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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.

Comments

Since: Sep 10, 2006
Posted on: September 7, 2009 6:54 am
 

Thoughts on a football Saturday

Look at what you are saying. Who does Florida play as its first 2 games prior to Tennessee in the swamp. Charleston Southern and Troy. Tennessee had a slack team in Western Kentucky but they have UCLA next week in Knoxville. Tennessee will show their colors next Saturday good or bad. Tennessee has MUCH to prove and I believe after game interviews by all the coaches confirm this idea. However, Saturday's victory was a step in the right direction! I believe that Florida opening up with a weak schedule is going to haunt them when the Vols come to the swamp. Gator tail anyone?




Since: Sep 7, 2009
Posted on: September 7, 2009 1:48 am
 

Thoughts on a football Saturday

When I was in High School competing and winning had seperate meanings.  It's good to know that things have changed.  When the one player is Bradford and after seeing Landry play like he would rather be ANYwhere else I have to agree.  That's just my opinion.  Dodd put it on the O-line essentially since that false start at the end of the game sure didn't help.  Who are the two studs?  Injured is a word you might want to consider throwing in there since OUch was rebuilding without those two.  Murray won't be as productive w/o a passing game and an offensive line.

Also, you may want to consider your own trip back to High School since you're mistaken about how to properly use the word your.

P.S.  Hook 'Em



Since: Sep 7, 2009
Posted on: September 7, 2009 1:34 am
 

Thoughts on a football Saturday

I actually liked corona til this moron.  Yeah it's so CLEAR after ONE GAME in a SEASON.  I can't stand homers.  It's like they bought their perspective from the toilet store.  You and Bill Plaschke should try out for the Song Girls.  Plaschke would sing the praises of a Pete Carroll bowel movement.



Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: September 7, 2009 1:32 am
 

Thoughts on a football Saturday

How is USC "CLEARLY" number one.  Did Florida and Texas lay eggs on Saturday and I miss it, or did USC play a great opponent?  Nope, don't think either of those things happened.  I understand how someone can think USC, with their freshmen QB, might be considered for #1 after beating a nobody by alot, but to say something as difinitive as they are "CLEARLY" #1 is just ridiculous.



Since: Sep 10, 2006
Posted on: September 6, 2009 11:50 pm
 

Thoughts on a football Saturday

You are obviously a Kiffin hater!!


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Since: Sep 20, 2008
Posted on: September 6, 2009 10:02 pm
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Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: September 6, 2009 5:18 pm
 

Thoughts on a football Saturday

Lovely imagery . . .But funny, wasn't it?



Since: Jan 29, 2009
Posted on: September 6, 2009 5:05 pm
 

Proofreading

I think a quick proofread of this article might do some good...

"We should have won this thing hands." ......probably not what was said.

"Iowa played two field goal attempts in the last 10 seconds to preserve the win."  .....I don't know how they "played" the FG attempts for the win...but maybe "blocked" would be a better word choice.

"Enduring both together was a body blow to the Sooners lost their season opener for only the second time since 1998."  ....is this a before and after puzzle, or is there a word missing?

That is all for now.



Since: Nov 4, 2008
Posted on: September 6, 2009 4:56 pm
 

Thoughts on a football Saturday

Lovely imagery . . .



Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: September 6, 2009 4:42 pm
 

Thoughts on a football Saturday

Really?  USC?  If they played Texas or Florida, they would take a worse beating than a $5 hooker's bush on a Friday night.


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