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Posted on: November 4, 2009 1:50 pm
Edited on: November 5, 2009 11:02 am

 Please ignore Washaun Ealey. A cheap shot is a cheap shot is a cheap shot. It doesn’t matter if Ealey thinks so.

Part of this Brandon Spikes thing is about the power of the internet. Spikes’ eye gouge was shown Saturday during the CBS telecast. The replay became viral Sunday afternoon on YouTube. Amazing that it wasn’t an issue to millions of people watching live but after millions of people alerted by the internet replay, Florida felt compelled to do something. Not because Spikes necessarily committed a penalty but because he’d been caught on camera.

A fine whine from Iowa: The e-mail from Iowa sports information this week starts with the sentence, “It seems popular for national pundits to criticize the University of Iowa football team these days …”

The e-mail then goes to inform the reader that Iowa has defeated more teams with winning records than Cincinnati, TCU, Oregon and Boise State. The winning percentage of its opponents is higher than Oregon, TCU, Cincinnati and Boise State. Iowa has defeated as many top 25 BCS teams as Oregon (three).

One point: What are the Iowa flaks bitching about? Their team is No. 4 in the BCS and a heartbeat away from the national championship. It is essentially ranked as the best team in the country beyond Florida, Alabama and Texas. Not bad for a team that wins games with cushion shots.

Attendance issues: TCU and Boise State fans might be whining about which school deserves to go to a BCS bowl, but they aren’t showing up to watch their teams.

There were 11,000 empty seats in Fort Worth on Saturday to watch the Frogs shut out UNLV. It’s not like the game was widely televised. Once again, Versus did its best to keep TCU a secret.  Amon Carter Stadium only holds 44,000.

Boise State can’t sell out 33,500 Bronco Stadium but still has plans to expand the stadium.  Idaho Statesman columnist Brian Murphy breaks it down perfectly.

At least those two schools fans aren’t front runners. Only 67,700 showed up at Florida State to watch the Noles play N.C. State. That’s the smallest crowd at Doak Campbell Stadium since 1993.

 Notre Dame sports information has compiled the remaining schedule strength of the top 25 teams in the BCS. Turns out that the Irish, No. 22 in the BCS, have the third-toughest remaining schedule behind Ohio State and Pittsburgh.

The remaining four games are against Navy, Pittsburgh, Connecticut and Stanford. Will beating those four be enough to raise the Irish into the top 14 where they will need to be to get a BCS bowl? We’ll see.

More to the point is whether ND can run the table. Navy (6-3) and Pittsburgh (7-1) are bowl eligible. Stanford (5-3) and UConn (4-4) could be.

 A.J. Green has a “pulmonary contusion”? That’s what they’re calling a bruised lung at Georgia. At least it wasn’t an eye gouge.

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Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: November 4, 2009 5:44 pm

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Being an Ole Miss fan you probably never have heard of Temple being an academic giant. Bobby Wallace recruited a bunch jucos before they went down the tubes.

Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: November 4, 2009 5:42 pm

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Revolutionary Gator:

Check Nick Williams on YouTube and what I wrote about it and tell me if I'm bothered by Gators taking cheap shots.


Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: November 4, 2009 5:41 pm

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"Posturing"? They're No. 4 in the BCS. That's the next best team after what everyone believes are the three best teams in the country. You've won every game by three points and the computers still love you. Even your own coach doesn't think you should be in the top 10. I don't know what it is, but it isn't posturing.


Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: November 4, 2009 5:39 pm

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Sheep are Nervous:

Then we do they build a 44,000-seat stadium. It's like putting an Olympic-sized pool in your backyard after the birth of your first child.


Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: November 4, 2009 4:44 pm

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Georgia's Nick Williams seems to hit quarterback Tim Tebow late . During the SEC conference call Wednesday morning, Meyer said, "That should have been a penalty in my opinion."

Did you really just write that Nick Williams "seems" to hit Tebow late?

Take a look at this video link and let me know if you still feel that the word "seems" is appropriate, jackass...

Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: November 4, 2009 4:38 pm

Dodd is an idiot...

Someone b4 me wrote it best...Dodd, die and go to hell.   Im still laughing after reading that 10 minutes later.

Dodds words... . A cheap shot is a cheap shot is a cheap shot. It doesn’t matter if Ealey thinks so.

Try playing the game first Dudd, then get on your high horse and put pen to paper, or in this case, finger to keyboard.  You sit up in your ivory tower pulling your puppeteer strings, judging people, writing it as YOU see it. You are a board certified MORON. oughta fire your ass for plain stupidity.

You want us to ignore the "victim"?  This post isn't about defending Brandon Spikes, he was dead wrong and his punishment was weak. Its about Dennis Dodd telling us, his readers what to do, what to think, what to say, what to feel and what to believe. This is America, jack. We dont live behind bars in some communist country where we are TOLD what to believe.

Do us all a favor, take the honorable road here and resign.  Keep your pension intact before someone wakes up at and terminates your punk ass.

Since: Nov 3, 2007
Posted on: November 4, 2009 4:35 pm

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Dodd The population of Idaho is 1.5 million and they draw 30-33,000 fans per game. Using Penn State as a comparison(no hate for the Lions just a comparison) They draw 100-105,000 people per game with a population of 12.5 million. Using some simple figuring Boise actually puts more people in the stands per capita then the Lions.

Since: Jul 27, 2009
Posted on: November 4, 2009 4:35 pm
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Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: November 4, 2009 4:28 pm

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Welcome to a new Amateur-level member. Let me say that it's great to read such a well-written and erudite post. Logical constructions have become a lost art, replaced instead with "because I said so, it must be so", a would-be "skill" for which the author of this article is infamous (as are a great many who post both pro and con in response). There was a time not so long ago when one actually had to back up statements with proof, the basis for solving a mathematical theorem. This is, however, lost on Double D. You exposed him as a fraud, and you did it gracefully but forcefully, using acumen instead of nescience. Believe it or not, some of us who post and read here actually get that. 

Unfortunately, one of those who does not would, again, be Double D. But don't let that stop you from continuing to use a deep lexicon when posting. He won't get it - witticism isn't one of the words in his significantly more cursory omnibus - but the rest of us will. And that's half the fun. He doesn't have time to look up all the words you are using and so will never know if you are crediting him with sagacity or puerility. And that is funny.

Welcome to the CBS Blogosphere!

Since: Nov 3, 2007
Posted on: November 4, 2009 3:58 pm

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I'm still gettng over Dodd's other article about academic institutions  with improving football teams and lumping Temple in with Duke and Stanford and then saying Temple lost scholarships due to academic underperformance. Too funny! I have never in 44 years heard of Temple being an academic giant and I don't believe Duke or Stanford lost scholarships because its football players were slackers It may be a good school but never put in the same breath with either Duke or Stanford.

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