Thursday, August 30, 2012

Countdown to Kickoff

The start of the football season is now a few minutes away. And we just noticed that ESPN3 has the Vandy/SC game blacked out. As well as every other game that is on their cable channels this weekend. That sucks!  How are we supposed to watch football at work? Well at least Southeast Missouri St and Central Michigan are available. Yay!

Anyway, here are our predictions for the conference champions...
ACC - Florida St
Big 10 - Wisconsin
Big 12 - Oklahoma
Big East - Cincinnati
Pac 12 - Oregon
MVC - Northern Iowa

The BSC Title game is... LSU over Florida St. for the SEC 7th title in a row. Not a game that we're excited to watch.

Speaking of exciting. Keep your eyes on former Georgia RB Isiah Crowell at Alabama St and former Hawkeye RB Marcus Coker at Stony Brook. Both players transferred to FCS programs during the off season; Crowell kinda had to after being charged with felony possession of a weapon in a school zone, while Coker got hosed by Iowa administration; and both should enjoy huge seasons.

P.S. We took South Carolina -7 and BYU -12.5 tonight.

Saturday, August 18, 2012


Well done Olympics. You have accomplished your goal yet again. There were surprises, disappointments, and scandals. You couldn't wait to see the next days events. Somehow, and for some reason, you could hardly wait to watch events that you normally don't give a rat's ass about, but for those two weeks you just can't get enough of them. Does anyone really watch track or gymnastics outside of the Olympics? Probably not but they were some of the biggest stories from London.

The two sports that made the biggest impression on me this year are handball and water polo.  I have no idea what the rules are of either sport, but they were both very intriguing to watch. And for a couple of months video clips will be rolling through my computer. What can I pick up about those events? Is there some type of set plays? What are the basic rules? Then poof. The interest is gone for another 3 1/2 years.  It's exactly what I go through with curling after the Winter Olympics but the spark always returns.

That's what actually makes the Olympics great. It exposes fans to new events, people, and customs. And that's something a lot of people enjoy. By the way, college football is right around the corner, YAY!