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College Football Week 8 is in the books & here’s what I learned

Posted by Thomas the Terrible on October 19, 2008

Ahh…another Saturday of college football has past us by. No real upsets to speak of however it was another great smorgasbord of games with some thrilling endings.

Don’t let the Tennessee score fool you. My complete wrap-up of that game will be tomorrow.

Everyone remember BYU? You know they’re the team with the unstoppable offense that was going to bust the BCS this year. Well TCU has something to say about that.

South Florida keeps in the mix of the Big Least by rolling over Syracuse.

Look out the smarty Northwestern team is now bowl eligible. They beat Purdue handily and this has to be Joe Tiller’s last season.

Maryland is like Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde of the ACC that or Wake Forest just wants to avoid a trip to Tampa and a chance to play in the ACC championship game.

Wow Rutgers actually won a game.

Georgia Tech upended Clemson. This was Dabo Swinney’s first game as interim head coach. I noticed that the AD was on the sidelines because he said something that obviously Swinney didn’t like.

If I was Swinney I would simply blame the AD at the post-game press conference.

“That play that got Korn injured, that was the AD’s call. The hook & ladder play it was the AD’s as well. I figured since he was on the sidelines interfering with my coaching he could call some of the plays”

Seriously folks the AD doesn’t belong on the sidelines. He should have been in the luxury suites entertaining the alumni.

Texas Tech manages to get the offense rolling and defeats Texas A&M.

Wisconsin once was ranked as high as #10 in the country, dropped their 3rd game in a row while taking a beating from Iowa.

Georgia sloppily beat Vandy. Vandy is looking to become bowl eligible.

Oklahoma State is 7-0 for the first time since the 1940’s.

Everyone though Michigan State had turned a corner…then they met Ohio State yesterday. It wasn’t pretty.

Oklahoma might the 4th in the country but they’re also 4th in their division.

I’m one of the few people that actually took Virginia to beat North Carolina.

Ole Miss. gave Alabama a huge scare. Alabama starts fast and fails to finish big.

Michigan looked awesome in the first half against Penn State. To bad the game has a second half.

Kentucky rallied 2 touchdowns in about the final minutes of the game to defeat Arkansas.

Don’t look now but Pittsburgh is now 5-1.

Hey did you know that Virginia Tech played Boston College last night? It was actually a decent game and Virginia Tech, like Wake Forest, doesn’t want too go to the ACC championship game either.

Texas crushes Missouri. (Insert Obligatory ‘Don’t Mess With Texas’ Headline Here)

California gets ranked the second time in the season just to get beaten again.

South Carolina fails to win a third game in a row. (Snicker)

Finally. My beloved Red Sox are still alive thanks to this fat-ass. Of course TBS has an epic fail due to technically difficulties.

“Two circuit breakers in our Atlanta transmission operations tripped causing the master router and its backup – which are necessary to transmit any incoming feed outbound – to shut down. This impacted our live feed from being distributed to any of the other networks in the Turner portfolio and caused the delay in our coverage. Both our primary and backup routers were impacted by this problem. We apologize to baseball fans for this mishap that caused a delay in our coverage.”

Everyone wanting to watch the game in the U.S. had to wade through about 20 minutes of a rerun of the Steve Harvey Show, and missed BJ Upton’s solo home run in the bottom of the first inning.

I’m no expert on TV transmission system design, but wouldn’t you think that your backup system would be isolated from your main system such that a circuit breaker going down wouldn’t take them both off line? Isn’t that, you know, the point of a backup system?

Way to go TBS…& where is the apology to those that might be upset about missing the last 10 minutes of the show? They might have wanted to see more wacky shenanigans.

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Syracuse’s “Desperate for glory” statue is a failure…much like the football program

Posted by Thomas the Terrible on September 18, 2008

Much like Notre Dame’s Coach Charlie Weis, the football program at Syracuse is badly broken. Last week I told you about Notre Dame’s desperation to relive their glory days and the unveiling of the new Lispy Lou Holtz statue. Apparently over the past weekend Syracuse unveiled a statue of Ernie Davis,

Ernie Davis starred at Syracuse in the early 1960’s and was the first black person to win the Heisman Trophy. In addition to winning the Heisman, he was the overall number one pick in the 1962 NFL Draft. Unfortunately Davis died tragically of leukemia in 1963.

Honestly this is a deserving statue unlike the one of Lou Holtz but that’s just my opinion…of course my opinion is the only one that counts around here. Suck it Holtz fans.

There is just one slight problem with the Davis statue. The statue features Davis wearing Nike cleats. Nike wasn’t even a company until 1971. I hope they don’t have McNabb’s statue blowing chunks of Campbell’s Chunky Soup, which, as well all know, he didn’t consume until well after his graduation in 1999.

No, it wasn’t a marketing deal, Syracuse athletic director Daryl Gross said. The sculptor simply made a mistake.

“Easy fix,” Gross said in an e-mail to the Sporting News. “The sculptor is on it and will make it perfect.”

I hope he does make it perfect and maybe you should point out that the helmet is incorrect, it should only have one bar and more likely that not there’s a Nike logo on the jersey as well. I wonder if anyone has caught that yet.

Another sad note in this story is that this is the second attempt at a Davis statue on the Syracuse campus. Last year, before the opening game against Washington, a partially completed piece was unveiled to the crowd. Not pleased, Gross and the university later pursued a new project.

This just gives me another reason to point and laugh at Syracuse and the rest of the Big Least teams. I’m willing to bet that Nike is also glad the error was caught and is being fixed because they do not want to be associated with Syracuse football and who could blame them.

Good thing the statue wasn’t on Alabama’s campus, Billy Bob Bammer would have stolen those Nikes.

Let’s all wish Syracuse best of luck the rest of the season after all they couldn’t even get the statue right, for the second time.

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