Did anyone else N-O-T watch the Texas Shorthorns, Texas A&M Maggies, Texas Tech-Western Auburn University Red Taiters, and the Oklahoma Spooners over the weekend? Oklahoma State is “sooner” to join that list (because whatever big brother OU says, they do)…. I have no intentions to watch them, even when they play my beloved Wildcats of K-State.
Ahhh the foul-smelling list that already includes Nebraska Cornsuckers and Colorado Duffalos just keeps growing.
Why should we watch disloyalty football?
Hey all you fellow FCS football fans…here’s your game to follow today:
Top FCS Matchups
No. 10 Eastern Washington Eagles at No. 11 Montana Grizzlies
No. 17 Chattanooga Mocs at Eastern Kentucky Colonels
Delaware State Hornets at No. 7 Delaware Blue Hens
No. 14 James Madison Dukes at No. 20 Liberty Flames
No. 24 Sacramento State Hornets at Weber State Wildcats
Keep Your Eyes on This
• The defending national champions are 0-2. Is it time for QB Bo Levi Mitchell and No. 10 Eastern Washington to panic? In what many are calling a must-win game for the Eagles, they will travel to No. 11 Montana to take on a Grizzlies team which is 1-1. EWU has struggled in the series against the Grizz. Despite winning last year’s contest — the debut of the red turf — the Eagles are just 11-26 all-time against their Big Sky rival. Montana has won 89 percent of its games at Washington-Grizzly Stadium — an impressive record of 164-21 — since it opened in 1987. EWU has won four of the 11 meetings there, with victories in 2005, 1997, 1992 and 1990.
• In the only other matchup between ranked teams, No. 14 James Madison travels to No. 20 Liberty for a non-conference in-state clash. Both teams rebounded from opening-week losses to FBS teams with victories last weekend. Liberty throttled Robert Morris while JMU barely got past Central Connecticut State 14-9 in the home opener. The Flames are seeking their 10th consecutive victory at home, but the Dukes are looking to add to their five-game win streak in the all-time series.
• The strangest start to the 2011 season — in any level of football — could be No. 24 Sacramento State. Following an opening week overtime win at Oregon State, the Hornets lost 35-14 at Southern Utah last week. Now, Sac State will hit the road for a third consecutive game as it opens Big Sky play at Weber State. The Wildcats’ 0-2 start is a little deceiving, as they have faced two FBS teams on the road — falling to Wyoming and Utah State. The Hornets have never won in Ogden, going 0-7.
• One of the oldest series in college sports is renewed this Saturday when No. 19 Lehigh travels to New Jersey to take on Princeton. The Mountain Hawks and Tigers met for the first time on the gridiron in 1887, with Lehigh holding a 39-13-2 edge. Despite Princeton going 1-9 a year ago, the Hawks better be careful. Princeton won the last meeting at home 10-7 in 2008.
No way! But with the current state of mess at the NCAA and with all this “superconference” talk thrown about like a poorly schemed screen play, I think my study, thought, and enjoyment goes to the FCS teams around the country. They seem content to play football instead of banker.
It started with a game back in January. You know, I did go to that game and thoroughly enjoy sitting with the EWU folks. It was the Eastern Washington-Delaware championship game last season played in Frisco. It was a good time and I was glad to see Delaware beaten (for reasons I won’t go into here…and now). If interested, check out that post: Crown Those Champions
The long awaited, highly anticipated, absurdly accurate Limeyfish.com prognostications for 2011 Big 12 Football…or perhaps more appropriately named: The Longhorn League, The Small 10, The Little 12, The Beebe Ball Busted Conference…I could go on you know…..
That giant sucking sound you hear the in the Big 12 this year…it’s coming from south of Waco…it’s those Shorthorns taking the life (and fun) out of college football…it’s the Maggies trying to sneak out of here with their tailbone pad tucked between their legs…it’s U of You’ve Got To Be Kidding Me H hoping they get into this new minor league of college football that is taking shape. Oh yeah, SMU is annoying everyone by tapping on shoulder pads wanting some kind of deathly attention – I guess that’s sucking too, huh?
The high temperature was under 100°, I have 0.95″ of rain in my gauge, and the first intrasquad scrimmage was played this morning at Falcon Stadium.
Life is good today….
The Fighting Sioux of the University of North Dakota!
THE FIGHTING SIOUX OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA!!!
T-H-E F-I-G-H-T-I-N-G S-I-O-U-X
O-F T-H-E U-N-I-V-E-R-S-I-T-Y O-F N-O-R-T-H D-A-K-O-T-A
There, I said it…three times.
I’ve also posted their logo. Oh Nooo!
The NCAA and Big Sky Conference will probably threaten to sanction me now. Ahhh, probably not…I said it before the August 15th imposed mascot-change deadline so I should be OK.
I like ping-pong. Growing up, we had a table in the basement.
It “served” a competitive purpose amongst the brothers…it also doubled as a laundry foldingtable for the whole family. I remember having to clear off my brother’s underwear to play ping-pong when friends came over (my brothers were always such slobs :) ).
From just a few weeks ago…these still make me smile.
Go figure this:
Texas Rangers fans attending tomorrow night’s Rangers-Astros game in Arlington will get to be a part of something bigger than the game of baseball.
Bigger than Texas itself probably….
Yeah…more golf. This time clips of our talent and prowness on a golf course:
I took over 1400 pictures yesterday! This series could go on for a long, long time y’all (just kidding…on the series going on for a long time…maybe a week…OK, maybe not):
OFB TR started it today. There were a few barbs trade via email…creativity was shared without a tee time reservation.
Friday’s golf outing amongst the family should be fun, interesting, and full of…well…lets just saw if history is any indication of what’s in store for the course, I will need to be a designated golf cart driver for the “young’uns” and their run to the liquor store (losers by the beer) will be sobering. Dad and his 3 sons (the old timers 0r “old farts” if you’d rather) versus 4 of his 5 grandkids (the “Young’uns). It is safe to say we talk (and Photoshop) better than we play the game.
Here are the traded smack photos for today. I must say they are kind of funny. The photo-doctoring all started with OFNi Dani’s clever and humorous talent. Continue reading
This is the one week of the year that I dust off my golf clubs (more like clear off the cobwebs) and slip into my golf shoes (but check for spider nests in the toes first). Golf is played twice in one week’s time: Monday in Texas, Friday in Kansas (both charity fundraisers BTW). I play twice a year, and both those tee times are in the same week.
This is the week I also seek counsel from my clergy friends to help me through the next five days. My possessed golf clubs, when used infrequently, have a way of controlling a meek personality, any kind of recreational fun, and testing one’s conviction to the 3rd commandment. Maybe if I listen to gospel music on the iPod while attempting to play this silly game might help….hmmmm