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9/17 Super Saturday Big Games

Posted by    |    September 17th, 2011 at 5:30 am

Two big night games tonight, OU/FSU and Miami vs Ohio State. Texas at UCLA at 2:30. TCU plays at 1. A&M plays Idaho on pay-per-view tonight.Morning games include Auburn/Clemson, Penn St./Temple, Pitt/Iowa and WVU/ Maryland.

I’m picking OU by two touchdowns. Florida State has all the hype but Landry Jones is a killing machine. They’ll get worn out chasing Ryan Broyles and then quit. Ohio State by ten. Texas by 3, another late comeback win. Should be interesting to see how the McCoy/Ash scenario plays out. Way more interesting than watching Garrett Gilbert that’s for sure.

Newcastle/Aston Villa play in the morning on FSC followed by Kaiserslauten/FC Mainz 05 at noon on GolTV. Inter and Roma sqaure off at 1:30 on FSC. ManU vs Chelsea will be televised on Fox at 1 before the Cowboy game.

I’ll comment on any notable happenings tomorrow until after the Texas game then I have to go to work.

TCU/Air Force Afternoon Games 9/10

Posted by    |    September 11th, 2011 at 5:30 am

Frogs vs. Flyboys. Alabama vs. Penn State in an early Outback Bowl showdown. And who could forget our very own Rice Owls taking on the Purdue Boilermakers.

Some good games right now. Post comments

Random Midweek Badass

Posted by    |    September 9th, 2011 at 5:30 am

Ok so it’s not American football, they still call it football.  Eric Cantona was a french soccer legend who won 4 Premier League titles in 5 seasons with Manchester United in the 90′s. He now acts in various French movie and tv productions as well as sporting one of the most kickass short beards imaginable to the human form. I’m pretty sure the DosXX “most interesting man in the world” is based on this guy.  He is perhaps best remembered for this jump kick into the stands and beatdown of a mouthy Crystal Palace supporter.  Probably my favorite line of his wikipedia entry:

In 2011, Cantona admitted that the infamous attack on the Crystal Palace supporter was “a great feeling” and a memory he is happy for fans to treasure.

Check out this video of the kung fu attack, also notable for the hideous uniforms in the mid 90′s.

Texas A&M Wins Weekend, Destroys SMU

Posted by    |    September 5th, 2011 at 5:30 am

Many doubters scoffed at preseason rankings that had Texas A&M in the top 10. These same doubters were silenced as the Aggies dominated an outmanned SMU squad that was no pansy. Led by sensational Cyrus Gray’s 132 yards and two touchdowns, A&M rolled to a 46-14 victory. The Aggies showed themselves to be a top contender for the conference championship in their last season in the Big 12-2 or 3. Aggie Athletics has a great game recap.

Another notable performance on Saturday night was the Fall Means Football number 1 Oklahoma Sooners trouncing of in state little brother Tulsa. Junior Dominque Whaley showed he might be the Sooners answer at running back. Landry Jones and company shined as the Sooners rolled by a nearly identical 47-14 total. Crimson and Cream Machine does an great job covering all the bases here.

Houston beat favored UCLA 38-34 in impressive fashion.  Baylor’s Robert Griffin vaulted his way into the Heisman race in Baylor’s thrilling 50-48 Thursday night win. Texas struggled in the first half before finally separating from Rice late in the game winning 34-9.  Things could get ugly.  Peter Bean has an outstanding recap.

Rice’s band wins troll of the week. Link

What a great weekend of college football. I heard wind chimes outside my window for the first time in months, and its downright cool in North Texas right now. Fall. Great to have it back.

2011 Opening Weekend: A Preview of What’s to Come

Posted by    |    September 3rd, 2011 at 5:30 am

Will Robert Griffin pull off an Opening Weekend upset?

Watching Russell Wilson and Wisconsin just steamroll UNLV last night made me smile. Not because I particularly love Wisconsin or just hate UNLV, but because football is back.

The games are underway and opening weekend is in full swing. We’ll be opening up an open thread for discussion over the weekend as we all watch the sport we love so dearly together.

The first weekend is usually a time for powerful teams to tear up an inferior opponent and make them look better. There’s plenty of that this weekend, but there are also a few big matchups to peak our interest.

Here’s what’s on tap this weekend:

2011 Opening Weekend


TCU at Baylor | Friday | 7 p.m.
The Horned Frogs better hope Casey Pachall is good, because they have a huge target on their heads after steamrolling through last season. It’ll be tough to win in the hostile confines of Floyd Cas — er never mind. But the Bears do have one of the best quarterbacks in the Big 12 in Robert Griffin III, so the Frogs perennially awesome defense will be tested early.

Prediction: Baylor 28, TCU 23
I’m picking the upset here. TCU has a lot of unanswered questions and an unproven quarterback on the road against a legitimately good Baylor team. This has upset written all over it. (more…)