Just some random thoughts from an amazing sports weekend.
Ohio State got punched in the mouth Saturday, took it on the chin, and then punched back. Hard. When Beanie got rolling, Wisconsin simply had no answer. Wells is a strong Heisman candidate next year. Bank on it. And as much as the National view is skewed toward OSU simply because of what happened against Florida last year…the Buckeyes are playing championship level football.
The right tackle for Wisconsin just gave up another sack. Man that kid had a rough day.
LSU getting 5 first place AP votes is a friggin’ joke.
If, and it’s still a big if, OSU gets through Illinois and Michigan, I’d rather play LSU than Oregon in the title game. Oregon would score 50 on LSU and would put up points on OSU, too. I have watched LSU play 3 games this year and I have yet to see that vaunted defense look anything other than average. Auburn scores 24, Alabama scores 34, and Kentucky 43? I know UK has a good QB, but 43? And this is the consensus A List team with the best defense in the country? Get the hell out of here. Put down the Southern Comfort and watch the games. There are flaws all over that team.
Kansas is getting screwed. If that team wins out and doesn’t play for the title, just blow up the entire system. It would be a sports travesty if that would happen. If you are in a BCS conference and go undefeated, and there is only one other undefeated team–you’re in. Otherwise what’s the point?
I love Charlie Weis. Thank you Chuck. Really. This has been a BLAST. Seriously. This couldn’t happen to a better guy. You truly deserve it.
Dan has to turn in his Patriots fan card. Turning off the TV? There’s fair weather, and then there’s that. Drunk or not, that’s hilarious. Sure you’re not a Bengals fan? We have a lot of those around here that aren’t screaming WHO DEY at anyone anymore. Funny how that works.
The best game of the week was on at 4:00 ET Sunday. It didn’t involve Tom Brady or Eli Manning. It involved Derek Anderson and the no longer hapless Browns. Down 21-6, game tying drives, failed 4th down conversion in OT, and to win 33-30, the Browns are one of the most exciting teams in the entire league and are a blocked 40 yard FG from being 6-2. No defense, all offense, and a no-name QB who is playing on an All Pro level. A huge test for DA next week against Pittsburgh. We kinda owe those guys.
You’d never know how amazing a game it was by watching the ESPN highlights, which consisted of 4 plays, 2 of which were field goals. ESPN is the bane of the sports world.
Adrian Peterson is obviously amazing. Less obvious is just how amazing rookie LT Joe Thomas is. Thomas, as a ROOK, has given up zero sacks and takes the right DE out of every game he plays. What a great, great pick.
Please, please, please…do not let the Browns trade the 6’6 gunslinger (Anderson) because we have Brady Quinn on the sideline. I can see it coming though. That would be exceptionally crazy.