Category Archives: College Football

SLAUGHTERHOUSE- 4

I understand the outrage that is bubbling up over the continual dropping of Florida State by the selection committee in the college football rankings. It seems that every week they fall just a bit further even though the fighting Jimbo’s are 25-0 with Jameis Winston under center. The Committee has cited that it’s for “football” reasons but that doesn’t make sense because I thought the ultimate goal in football as to – Al Davis poetically put it – “just win baby” and they have done plenty of that. No, this is clearly about the cloud of off the field transgressions that have surrounded the program and most notably its star QB Infamous Jameis.

I just wish the committee would just flat out say that’s the reason instead of pissing on our head and telling us that its rain, no body appreciates that, well almost nobody. We would definitely respect them more, for the honesty, but that is a story for a different day. Upon glancing at the penultimate ranking my first thought was, “Wow… this makes sense.”

The one and two seeds in the playoff were the gimmes, Oregon and Alabama have proven to be the top dawgs in the nation’s two top conferences. It appears that the selection committee used the the remaining two spots to slot teams in geographically. This may all have been completely inadvertent seeing as the entire CFB landscape seems to give two shits about the hard work Sacajawea and York put in.[1] I’m going to give the committee the benefit of the doubt here though. They are smart people, this seems like something smart people would do.

Oh, what a glorious playoff this would be lalalala!
Oh, what a glorious playoff this would be lalalala!

Just take a look at the bracket and think about it geographically.  The team from Texas is playing a team from Oregon in California and The team from Alabama is playing The team from Florida in Louisiana. Genius! The question I suppose that comes into play is how fair is it for Florida State to have to play big bad Alabama first.[2] My question is how much of an advantage would it really be to have to travel across the continent to play Oregon in there geographic backyard? I suspect not much. The only ones who would find this scenario advantageous  would be to NFL GM’s who would get to see first hand the top two QB’s they’ll will be picking apart in the coming months go head to head. A wish that is still possible with the title game.

Over the course of this season, people have continually questioned “Has Florida Stated looked like one of the four best teams in the country?” The PC answer is a resounding “Meh.” The real answer is that college football isn’t a beauty pageant and a defending national champion who goes undefeated in the following season not only deserves a spot at the table but they should be feared. This team is mentally tough and Jameis has shown all season he knack for diving deep beyond his depths into the ocean, but coming always coming up with crab legs when it matters.[3]

The season for the most part has played out and through the many ups and downs, it has managed to put the best QB in America against the most stiffing defense and the defending champs against the best team. The selection committee’s decision isn’t final yet but if everything goes according to plan we should be in for hell of a treat.

– Glass

 

 

 

 

 

1. Sacajawea and York accompanied Lewis and Clark on their expedition to find the west. History lesson kids!Up

2. To those people I giggle. life isnt fair, get over it.Up

3. Yes Farrell, I am proud of that one.Up

Soul Searching: The Legend* of Todd Gurley

Sometimes sports are exhilarating sources of happiness for ones own interest and a community and there are times when the opposite is true, and that is how I felt when I heard the news on Todd Gurely whose season and UGA career is done due to a torn ACL he sustained on Georgia’s win against Auburn. A night of triumph turned melancholy when in the waning moments of a rivalry game that had already been decided on the scoreboard Gurley pulled up lame. It was a non- contact injury. Those are my least favorite because you know its either cramps or something serious. With no word on the cramps in Mark Richt’s post game presser, I awaited the next day for the cruel, cruel news; even as I gloated to my Auburn grad co-workers. Sports has a funny way of being a release for our anxieties, and the root cause. Continue reading Soul Searching: The Legend* of Todd Gurley

Plausible Deniabilty: Gurley v. Winston v. America

Once upon a time my mother taught me a valuable lesson. It was a lesson that I tucked deep into the recesses of my mind, rarely do situations come up where I need to apply this lesson (lies) but when they do its readily in my sub-conscience, that lesson is to never snitch on yourself.

This lesson has never been more evident than in the two cases of college football slaves superstars UGA’s Todd Gurley and FSU’s Jameis Winston.

One the one hand you have a Coach in Jimbo Fisher who has continued to support Winston through all of his malcontent. even if a little tough love need to be administered

And at the other end of the spectrum is Coach Mark Richt, who is becoming famous for his proverbial leash being ridiculously short.

I’m not going to harbor too much on my views of the philosophies of Saint Richt; just to say that while UGA is successful it should could be more-so, my point here is more to the players and I suppose the program in general. Policing yourself should be just that, policing yourself, an ability to handle matters in-house should be preferred as opposed to handing things over to the wildly inconsistent NCAA.

Jameis Winston signing autographs for fans after a Fla St Win
Jameis Winston signing autographs for fans after a Fla St win

As we prepare for the triumphant return of Sanford’s proudest son, I can’t help but wonder what could have been. Would Gurley’s presence have been enough to save UGA from embarrassment in the cocktail party? Who knows but I do know that when Todd Gurley is on the field, the coach and players for the opposing team plan, think and prepare for that week just  a little differently. You never know he might have given the dogs a speech at halftime – followed by trucking a few Gator defenders – that led the team to rally and win that game.

#FreeGurley went viral after the news of the suspension came out
#FreeGurley went viral after the news of the suspension came out

Other than the sexual assault allegation, which I have no comment on, I don’t believe for a second that Jameis Winston isn’t guilty of the transgressions that have been levied against him. From the stealing of the crab legs, to the shouting obscenities at lunch, to even the autographing and you know what? I don’t care, and I don’t think most of America cares very much either. If its not a crime, why are we prosecuting young men as if they are criminals?

As for Gurley a such thing as plausible denial doesn’t always hurt. Unless there was video of Gurley signing autographs, taking money for said autograph, and his grandmother in the back ground of the same video yelling “Thats my baby Todd, you keep signing those jersey’s for money baby.” Then Gurley’s response should have been a loud and resounding “Wasn’t me!”, and he should have kept it moving, to the tone of 156 yards per game.

– Glass

First Ever! College Football Rankings Revealed

As avid college football fans know the NCAA has taken the billion dollar product in a whole new direction by implementing a final four playoff format to determine the national champion. How these four teams are determined is by a committee of 13 people who have some type of football acumen. That is very debatable with Condoleezza Rice being one of the selection committee’s member. Here are their first rankings released yesterday. So if the NCAA football season began today this is how the rankings would look. As you all see it looks to be an all SEC affair with the exception of the Seminoles of Florida State.

Oct 28, 2014 College Football  Rankings:

1 Mississippi State 7-0
2 Florida State 7-0
3 Auburn 6-1
4 Ole Miss 7-1
5 Oregon 7-1
6 Alabama 7-1
7 TCU 6-1
8 Michigan State 7-1
9 Kansas State 6-1
10 Notre Dame 6-1
11 Georgia 6-1
12 Arizona 6-1
13 Baylor 6-1
14 Arizona State 6-1
15 Nebraska 7-1
16 Ohio State 6-1
17 Utah 6-1
18 Oklahoma 5-2
19 LSU 7-2
20 West Virginia 6-2
21 Clemson 6-2
22 UCLA 6-2
23 East Carolina 6-1
24 Duke 6-1
25 Louisville 6-2

 

Committee Members:

 

Jeff Long- Arkansas AD

Barry Alvarez- Wisconsin AD

Michael C. Gould- Former Air Force Academy superintendent

Pat Haden- USC Trojan AD

Tom Jernstedt- Former NCAA executive VP

Oliver Luck- West Virginia AD

Archie Manning- carrier of the greatest football genes in the world

Tom Osborne- Former Nebraska coach and AD

Dan Radakovich- Clemson AD

Condoleezza Rice- former US Secretary of State

Mike Tranghese- Former Big East commissioner

Steve Wieberg- Former USA Today reporter

Tyrone Willingham- former Stanford/Notre Dame coach

-BoSo

Gurley, and The Dawgs Run Past Clemson

Coming into the game the UGA faithful expected a redout, but by the end of the night it was the Clemson defenders that were seeing red as the back of Todd Gurley’s jersey plowed past them time and time again.

In a revenge game to make up for last year’s heartbreaking loss the Bulldogs whipped the visiting Tigers 45-21. Continue reading Gurley, and The Dawgs Run Past Clemson