Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Sports related Halloween costumes part one

Number One:
For the disgruntled college football fan.
Write the name of your favorite team that probably won't play for a national championship this year but is pretty good (SEC teams will work outstandingly well here, as will USC) then write Texas and Penn State as number one and two with your team listed below Ohio State and, depending on how badly your team finishes up the regular season, you might as well list Boise State ahead of your favorite team as well. You will be the BCS Poll for Halloween if you follow the above steps.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

I am a self-loathing pain in my own ass

It has been duly noted everywhere in the college football realm that Alabama is ranked second in the first BCS poll. While the Saban nation gloats over water coolers, heating and air units and toilets throughout the Southeast, I find myself woefully withdrawn from the whole shindig. I, like every other Tide fan, have suffered through the probation years and six straight losses to Auburn, so every week, when other Bama fans are getting riled and ready to watch another ass-whoopin' handed down in the first half by our beloved Tide, I kind of sigh and resign myself to another game. Maybe it's because I'm not used to Bama being good. Maybe it's because the UGA win was so fucking soul-elevating and the day was so epic, that I have found my football center-ground. Maybe it's because I'm now coaching high school sports and have my own team to worry about, but most likely, it's because I see the weaknesses of the team for what they are. Bama is really good, surprisingly good, and JPW has turned into a good game manager, which is what he always should have been. However, the team is young and thin at several positions, and, with Terrence Cody out, this Tennessee game looks daunting. A night game in Knoxville is never easy, especially with more than 100,000 Vols fans drunkenly screaming "Rocky Top," and wearing that horrendous shade of orange. All of it is enough to make a body very nauseated, but that many people wearing that much orange should be illegal. Okay, I digress. I still anticipate that Bama will get this win, but I'm still pretty nervous. Fulmer's career and Tennessee's season still hang in the balance, so the Vols have little to lose. I predict Bama to win, but they, per usual, won't cover in a game in which they are favored.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

What Has Become Of Our Fantasy Team?

The Thug Apologists find themselves 3-4 and in 7th place (out of 10 fucking teams) in the Booze Hounds League. where did it all go wrong? was it deciding to take Tony Romo and T.O. with our top 2 picks instead and taking a solid running back? was it throwing all our hopes into rookie runners like Darren McFadden and Rashard Mendehall instead of sticking with veterans? was it when we picked Roy Williams instead of Calvin Johnson? either way the luck we had last season is totally gone. we suck at fantasy football, dude. like totally suck. JRSuicide and Kenniebloggins should have known better than to put our hopes on Raiders and Cowboys.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Fashion Unconscious

This post has very little to do with college football and a shit ton to do with college football fashion. So, my Chip&Pepper University Alabama retro tee was supposed to arrive via free ground shipping from UPS on Monday. When I arrived, the UPS notice was waiting for me, telling me that I needed to be home to sign for the package. I signed the back of the UPS slip and noted I wanted the package to be left and re-posted the original. Same thing happened on day two, so I tried again. Today was the final day for shipping, and once again, I arrived home after the 2:00-5:00 p.m. UPS drop off time. I was pissed until I discovered that I could pick it up at the UPS center in Bogart. I was stoked and planned to pick it up after work. Then, I began my afternoon constitutional saunter down Boulevard. When I turned down Boulevard from Virginia, I saw the huge brown turd of the UPS truck parked about half a block up the street. I began to sprint. I was nearing the truck when it pulled away from the curb. I said fuck, but didn't stop pursuit. Instead, I became George Teague pursuing Lamar Thomas in the 1992(actually 3) Sugar Bowl and I knew I would catch the truck if the driver stopped again before heading to the top of the hill. Fortunately, the driver stopped a few houses down and I evaded a white Honda while quickly crossing the street to catch the driver. He was very nice and gladly gave me the package containing my shirt. I went home and tried it on, and it was pretty much worth the wait and trouble. Pretty bad ass!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Oh Good, Another Blog For Me To Ramble On

i'd like to thank my friend and fantasy football co-coach for inviting me to contribute some of my mindless drivel on his Bama-centric sports blog. i haven't exactly figured out what i will be posting about here as i do most of my sports related bullshiting on my own site but i'm sure i'll come up with something. til then enjoy this awesome video.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

SEC shootaround...Looking back at the first six games

So, Alabama is undefeated through six games for the fist time since the 2005 campaign featuring the juggernaut that was the Brodie Croyle led Crimson Tide offense. Okay, this team appears to be far more solid than the 2005 team that was 9-0 before losing to LSU and Auburn and didn't score a passing t.d. for six weeks. So far, I am cautiously optimistic about Bama's chances of having a good second half of the season, but games against Ole Miss, Tennessee, LSU, AUburn and an imminent Crooming against Miss. State are all daunting. But the Tide has played extremely well in big games thus far, so hopefully the trend will continue.

This week is huge for LSU, Florida, Vandy and UGA, and Tennessee's season could turn around if the Vols prevail over UGA. IF LSU beats Florida, UGA can hit cruise control for a minute in the East (until the Commodores come to town for homecoming!) and Bama and LSU remain deadlocked in the West. Vandy is the dark horse in the East, and each week, I completely expect a meltdown, but I foresee a bowl visit for Vandy this season. It seems that Tennessee and Auburn are pretty much out of the race to win their respective divisions, but each team could play a spoiler role this season, which would alleviate some of the pain their fans must be feeling right now. So, essentially, the SEC is still a crapshoot and this post was pointless.

And the SEC Gridiron Crybaby Award goes to...

At this juncture, no other school in the conference is even close. So far this season, UF coach Urban Meyer has not only criticized UGA's end zone celebration is last year's victory over the Gators but also criticized the NCAA for changing clock rules and, on average, shortening the length of games by about eight minutes. Now, UF fans' have their collective granny panties in a wad over Ricky Jean-Francois' comments regarding taking Tim Tebow out of the game. Francois even remarked that he and his teammates weren't trying to injure Tebow, but rather, take him out of the game., which is what basically defensive players are supposed to do. And by "take him out of the game" Big Rick probably means that Tebow is gonna get knocked the fuck out, which is to be expected when opposing quarterbacks have to deal with the herd of stampeding bison that is the LSU defensive front.

Monday, October 6, 2008

A pretty good way to spend $38 bucks in about two seconds

Chip and Pepper has some new fall university tees, so I pounced at the opp to get the white (not my fave color, but I'll rock it)tee with the elephant.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

This is a little late in coming, but here is what I think about the Tide right now.