Cheer up, Sooners! You've still got a chance to prove that you're the best college team.
(I'm doing this on my break, so y'all will have to read fast).
Wow! Was I ever wrong when I said that yesterday shaped up to be the most boring day in College Football this season.
I mean...double wrong.
The only "upset" (if you can call it that) I expected was Michigan State over Wisconsin. Lookit...I know these things.
What I did not know was just how poorly The Sooners are capable of playing. They got beat on by Tuberville Tech. But take heart, Okies! It IS possible to back in to the BSCS National Champeenship with a couple of losses. I know...
One game I had my eye on (and hopes up for) was the Boise v. Air Force contest. I was pretty sure that Boise would win, but with fingers crossed watched the scoreboard. The fact is that Air Force matched Boise step for step in the stats, and dominated time of possession. Boise is just flat-out over-rated, and can whine all they want. Any top-level team should have mopped up the turf with a 3-3 team like that. Heck, San Diego State beat 'em worse than Boise.
As boring a BSCS Champeenship game as it would be...I would love for my Tigers, or 'Bama, or even Okie State to get a crack at those complaining wannabes.
Speaking of 'Bama...After a slow start, Corch St. Nick's Tide really laid the wood to Tennessee. I mean, 437 to 155 in total yardage.
Poor Corch Dooley! He is a great guy, and a good corch. But, it is just so dang hard to build (or rebuild) a program in the SEC. When you've got the two best teams in the nation, and three or four of the best programs in the nation to recruit against...well...Derek, ya' shoulda' stayed at Tech!
So, since my beloved Tigers thrashed the other tigers from Alabama, it looks like what I've expected will surely come to pass. The National Championship game will be held on Nov. 5 in Tuscaloosa. Without a doubt, the two best college teams on the planet will lace 'em up, and exhibit what's what, and what's not.
The only way they could possibly meet again is for either them, or us to back in to the BSCS Champeenship with a single loss against the other.
And honestly, I'm not counting that out.
We must note that The Hawgz of Arkansas really stunk up Vaught-Hemingway, and damn near got beat by the Klan. Seriously. Almost got beat by the worst team in the history of the SEC, and one of the worst to ever take the field in any division, or conference. I hope y'all come to Baton Rouge just as prepared as y'all were for that feeble bunch...
Which brings us to something that we MUST talk about, whether we want to or not, because many dozens of folks may be interested. In case y'all didn't know it, Notre Dame is still playing the University of Southern California every season. Yes, in bygone days it was a big hairy deal. Sure enough, there were often national title implications, or Heisman hopes riding on the outcome of the game. Of course, that was eons ago, and it has now become apparent that ND will never be a national power again. But, they still play that game annually.
Well, in case you missed it, they played yesterday. USC just murdered the Irish! I mean...murdered 'em. The Irish were just as pathetic at home as we all expected. I mean...when you play a team that recently received The Death Penalty...from a minor conference...at home...and get the snot beat out of you (check the time of possession), well you just really suck. Really. Really. Suck.
Well, my break is over, and I gotta get back to work. I hope y'all's team did some winnin' yesterday! But, if they didn't, they probably stink, and won't win next week, neither!
Y'all have a fabulous week! I love y'all!
Hey, I've got a really serious question to ask y'all on Monday probably. I mean, no clowning around. Imma need some advice, and input from folks that care about me and mine. I'll try to post it up Monday.