Saturday, October 31, 2009

A beautiful Saturday for College Freaking Football!

FIRED UP RIGHT NOW !! ---
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Damn if College Football Saturdays aren't the best 13 or so Saturdays of all the 52 Saturdays you get in a year.
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This PARTICULAR Saturday is just a little bit different. This is the Saturday that Florida Plays Georgia. Herschel Walker doesn't play there anymore so I feel like the mighty Gators have a chance. Okay, Honestly, I believe this is the week they hold on to the football and execute the way we all know they can and Tebow not only gets his 50th but also his 51st rushing TD of his career, along with throwing a few for good measure.
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THIS Saturday is running a deep route, breaking wide open down the middle on a perfectly beautiful Fall day.
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This is such a beautiful Saturday that they are going to give us an EXTRA HOUR. (technically that won't happen till Sunday but its at the point where Saturday night is bleeding into Sunday.)
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Gonna have some fun today!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A moral victory of sorts

I was a part of what you might consider a "moral" victory tonight. We lost 12 to 11 in softball, but we were ahead during the game at various times. It was back and forth throughout, but in the end we came up short. This was the same team that drilled us in the first game of the season 16 to 2. This was the team that had not been behind in any game they have played all season. This was the undefeated team in our league and unfortunateley they remain undefeated.
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We were playing to win, unlike Tennessee when they came into Gainesville and just played to stay respectable. We hope to get another shot at those guys in the playoffs at the end, and maybe if we can keep it together we can pull off the upset. Moral victories are still losses but the coulda woulda shoulda's are just much more poignant in something like this.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Biggest loser is HARSH

The biggest loser is harsh -- can't believe they sent Abby home, even though she basically made the case that it should be her that goes this week. The woman went through some real shit in her life. She lost her husband and two kids in an automobile accident. She wasn't with them, when a guy going 100 miles an hour crashed into their van. She lost her infant, and her 5 year old, and her husband.
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Now she got herself voted off "The Biggest Loser" t.v. show. If she hadn't thrown herself on the sword I am pretty positive it would have been someone else that got run out of there. I Bet the producers were not happy with that development as she came across the T.V. as an excellent person that is just trying to deal with the curve balls that life throws at her, just like everyone else does. Except she did not just get curve balls, life was throwing heat at her ear hole.
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Monday, October 26, 2009

Obama and the Percy Harvin Jersey


It says Obama, but it's Percy's old number and now its Janorice Jenkins'
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Maybe Mr. Obama could fill in for Steve Addazio and mix in a pass play here and there with all those damn running plays. Its like 1970's Nebraska football that we have going on in Gainesville. Thank goodness that defense is STOUT.
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That jersey is like those pants that those girls have in that one movie, you know the movie I am talking about? the one with the pants?

Friday, October 23, 2009

GO HUMAN BEINGS

Listening to Sports Talk Radio on my way home from work today and I was once again reminded of something I had previously observed.

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The host of the show is a Hurricane Fan, Hurricane Alumni, and also an asshole. (You can be a Hurricane Fan and also Hurricane Alumni, and NOT be an asshole. I am not implying because you are a part of the first two, that you are automatically an asshole, just that this guy, who I will leave unnamed is one, an asshole that is) also his name is Mark Bednarzik (Okay I did not leave him unnamed afterall.)
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Mark Bednarzik, Lane Kiffin and that Study that basically says you should ALWAYS go for it on 4th down can kiss my ass.
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Back to the point though, which was me being reminded of something I had previously observed. which is this: "People that hate Tim Tebow can't help themselves but actually still LIKE Tim Tebow." He is that good of a human being. GO HUMAN BEINGS.
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Side note on Mark Bednarzik. There are three Radio Stations that I am aware of that do Sports Talk in the Tampa Market. 620, 1010, and 1040, all of which are on the AM dial. I have listened to all 3 at varying times on my ride home from work. Mark Bednarzik is absolutely the Best in that time slot. I never call in because I disagree with him so much and he owns the controls on the situation, but as much as I disagree with MOST of his opinions on sports and think that he is a negative nelly, I still listen to him instead of those other two stations because although he is an Asshole, he is the good kind of asshole.

Going "ALL IN"

I am "All in" tonight. Its a poker term, but it translates well to real life. In poker, if you have the good hand but the pot is growing out of your range, you can fold up and live to play another day so that you retain your money, or you can go "All in" which is fine, if you win the hand, but if you lose, you are done playing.
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Nothing wrong with folding a really good hand to live on to play another hand.
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You might know your cards are good, but worry, and suspect another player has an even better hand.
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Not going "all in" can be a very wise strategy. Not doing it, is like punting the football on 4th and 1 from midfield. Its almost exactly like that. Think about it, on the first three plays you obviously AVERAGED 3 yards a play to make it to a fourth and 1 situation, and more than likely, if you go for it, you will get the yard. Most coaches, however, punt in that situation even though there have been studies that have proven that the most logical move is to go for it. (those studies, as well as Lane Kiffin, can Kiss my ass. I am just pointing out a Harvard study that documents this shit and that I can't reference right now, because its really just a side point, plus I don't feel like doing the research to back up my shit, but the people that know football well know which study I am referencing)
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Playing field position football and defense and backing down from "all in" situations creates longevity for football coaches, and keeps you alive till you can get that magical Royal Flush in poker. I get that. I understand that, but not tonight.
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Tonight I am going to Rage a little. I am going to go all early 1990's Steve Spurrier and just throw the ball to spots, and hope the receivers get their ( they mostly did under Spurrier, thats why that dude is a legend and why Weurffel had such a bitch of a Pro career, because in the pros lots of times they dont get there due to the increased skill level of the Defensive backs in the NFL)
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So life... Tonight I am playing all four downs, I am not punting ever and even if it gets silly, Like to the degree that its 4th and 8 on my own 2 yard line and I am down by 38 points. I am still going to go for it. Suck that LIFE.....

Thursday, October 22, 2009

RUMORS

Heard a rumor today.
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Bobby Bowden is going to retire at the end of this season, they are currently negotiating a severance package. Bobby wants 4 million. FSU is offering 1 million.-
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They will reach a number, and then Bobby will exit. Except he is not going to quit coaching. He is going to be the head coach at UAB next season. His son Terry will be the assistant head coach, Jeff and tommy will also be on the staff.
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Just a rumor though, I will call my contact in the FSU family tomorrow and find out if he has heard any of it...

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Kiss My ass Lane, plus a side helping of trivia

Lane Kiffin can Kiss my ass. He may be correct, maybe Alabama is the true number 1 team in the country. He is entitled to his opinion and I am entitled to think that he can kiss my ass. --
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Just a little trivia about Lane Kiffin and his wife. His wife and my Ex-wife went to the same High School. (not at the same time, they are a few years apart in age) Here is some more trivia. His Wife was a huge Gator fan growing up because her dad was an assistant coach at Florida when she was in her formative years. Before that, her dad was a Florida Gator QB who once threw 9 interceptions against Auburn in one game, which I believe is still a record for the most interceptions thrown by one QB. in a single college football game, my goodness at some point shouldn't a coach pull your interception throwing ass out of the game and let someone else try? (John Reaves is her father)
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She is also a Florida Graduate herself. Her and Erin Andrews
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I will say this, She is rocking that Orange Dress and if you did not notice, it is Gator Orange, you can see the difference as she stands next to that Kid in the Vols Jersey.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Stupid Fantasy Football

Nice weekend fantasy wise... came into Monday night up 87 to 73, no worries, still have LT going for me tonight, and of course my oponent wasn't done either, I knew that. He had the Denver defense/special teams. He also had Eddie Royal.
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If you did not watch it, Royal had a kick return and a punt return which is 12 points each for 24 oh yes, plus he had the defense which is 24 more points for the same returns = 48 points tacked on to the 73 = 121 fantasy points against my little 87 and its not even half time, plus LT is getting pulled at the goal line and is not the LT of old anymore. LT is still a decent back, but fantasy wise, he is pretty much a guy that you will probably need to find the good matchups in terms of the other teams defense, instead of just starting him because he is LT, like you used to be able to do back when he was the best back in the game.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Sweet Suite!


Big timing it on Thursday Night - Went to the Bulls / Cincinnatti game in a SUITE! it was SWEET!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Florida Vs. LSU

LSU / Florida weekend turned out for the good. Doesn't always happen that way, and now the next biggest game for Florida is Arkansas, in Gainesville. This one is only going to be a two hour drive away, but I have no idea if I am going or not, which oddly enough, never happens when it is LSU.
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When it is LSU I am there. This is because of a pact I made with my buddy some 18 years ago. We were drinking at the time and the idea was that we would just always be at the Uof F/ LSU game every time they played. --
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It may get broken some day in ATLANTA. We could get priced out of the seats someday, but even then, we will try, and if we fail, we will be together in a Bar, in the City it is being played at, and at the very least, watching it. We came very close this year to not making it, but in the end, the universe wants us to be there and the Universe acted accordingly.
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Monday, October 12, 2009

Excellent weekend in Baton Rouge


Lots of driving to get here....
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Lots of defense that was played
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Lots of fun!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Finding LSU tickets

Stone cold Poker player looking at the down cards knowing they are crap. Looking around, figuring on the bluff, or maybe turning that bluff into buying the pot outright if the bluff doesn't fly. Not prepared to lose the hand, Putting on the sunglasses right now puffing on the cigar. The stone cold killer starts reading the tells.

Monday, October 5, 2009

My prediction: Tebow will play this week at LSU

Game week: #1 Florida vs #4 LSU, in Red Stick Louisiana.
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Tebow went down, and still has not been cleared to play. I believe he will be game ready though.
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I had one Concussion my junior year in High School. I played outside linebacker and all week long I had been studying film of our opponent. They had a little bubble screen play and a component of that play was one of their wide receivers cracking back. All week we practiced it and I was able to pick it off in practice against our scout team TWICE.
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In the game I saw the formation and just felt the play coming, and in fact I was playing that tendancy specifically on that down, meaning if they had actually been running right at me I would have looked like a fool because the second the ball was snapped I smoked it out to where I knew the throw was going, so I could get the pick six, but in my excitement, I forgot about the other receiver who was supposed to crack back on me, and he did. No pick six for me and the next thing I remember, I was on the bus going home. I played the next week though, and TEBOW has had Two weeks to deal with his.
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I have the utmost respect for LSU but do feel the reason the Gators will win is because of TEBOW and if he doesn't go, I think it would swing to them with the home field advantage and all those crazy drunk Cajuns going nuts in a night game at Death Valley. Brantley is a very good
QB, but I would hate for his first start to be in that situation.
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(LSU CELEBRATING THEIR WIN AT GEORGIA)
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Its a long drive and I worry with both of them being undefeated, that I wont be able to scalp a ticket, but not enough to figure it wont happen.

Saturday, October 3, 2009