Sunday, November 8, 2009

Sunday Morning Quarterback...(Week 10)

Well kiddies, it was a beautiful day for football across the nation yesterday. I think. But, I really didn't notice.

As you probably know by now, my beloved LSU Tigers went down in defeat to St. Nick, & his elephants. Sigh. But, I choose to find the needle in the haystack, er, the diamond in the dookie.

Saturday's games convinced me of one thing. LSU is the 4th best team in college football. Sure, by falling to 7-2, we will likely drop out of the top 10, and probably miss a BCS Bowl. But, should my Tigers "win out," I believe that we will be the only two-loss team in the nation whose losses came against #1 ranked teams (either currently, or previously in the season).

We will be the only two loss team to lose to "undefeateds." Certainly, I was disappointed in the play of my Tigers. Hey, when you go into Tuscaloosa, facing an elite team like 'Bama, you had better bring your A+ game. It was not so on Saturday. The homers are all over the LSU blogs whining about the "missed calls," and the"cheap shots," and "if we'd have had Jefferson in there..." yada yada yada...

Shut up! It's FOOTBALL! In the course of 12 games, crap is gonna happen. Crap is gonna happen to you...and to your opponent. (think Georgia & excessive celebration). It was a whipping, and I give my kudos to 'Bama. They certainly are one of the three best teams in the nation.

I take consolation in the fact that we lost to 'Bama. Heck, it's not like we lost to Northwestern, or Navy, or Nebraska, or Stanford, or Ohio State...or almost lost to Connecticut, or almost lost to Arizona State, or had to beat Wake Forest in OT...

Heck, we're talking ' their house...injured. I guaran-dang-tee ya' that healthy, on a neutral field, we beat anybody in the country, except for those top three teams. Any poll that emerges showing TCU, or Boise, or Cincinnati, or USC, or Georgia Tech, ahead of LSU is worthless on its face.

Alas, that ain't how it will likely shake out. But hey! It's FOOTBALL!

It was a good Saturday. Any Saturday when Notre Dame, South Carolina, and Penn State all lose...well, it takes the edge off...

So, we'll see how it shakes. I guess now Cincinnati (who plays NOBODY) will be ranked 4th, followed by TCU (who plays a much tougher schedule). I guess I'll have to live with that. But, if USC comes in ranked ahead of my Tigers...I will throw a shoe...

A good rule of thumb for rankings is this: The third best team in the SEC is probably the third best team in the nation. But I'm calling Texas ahead of us anyhow.

Let me wrap up my rambling. I don't know what happened to my Slippery Rock "Rocks" this season. We were doing so good...then just hit the skids. The season ended yesterday on the road against East Stroudsburg with a 54-28 loss. Well, there's always next year.

And, #5 ranked William & Mary blanked Towson 31-0 to go to 8-1 on the season. Go Tribe!

Y'all have a great Sunday. Go forth and do good works. Don't cuss at nobody. Pet your dog, and kiss your wife...or somebody...just not somebody else's wife...


  1. Don't cuss at nobody? Have you MET ME?

  2. Okay, I grant you a special dispensation. Just don't kiss somebody else's wife...or dog, and you're clear.

  3. OK, I quit whining, got over it, and had a great Sunday! Went to Christmas Cantata practice and the preacher and I made a "joyful noise". Wouldn't call it singing! Looks like a busy week coming up with Ida. Got a briefing in an hour to see what she might do. Keep us in your prayers when she hits. Hopefully everyone will be smart and we won't have to go out in it to much.


Don't cuss nobody out, okay?