|College Football, Yeah, Okay.
||[Jan. 2nd, 2007|04:12 am]
I've watched a total of .75 college bowl games this year. I stopped watching after U of Southern Cal made it clear to me that they were going to destroy Michigan. I can only take so many retarded Chad Henne plays.
I think I made most everyone watching the Rose Bowl at my aunt's house mad by casting off a slew of Michigan football slurs for a half-hour. After that performance, though, I'm not going to shut my mouth. That front seven didn't do shit to that mediocre USC offensive line. Michigan blew. They played awful football.
I said it last year. It remains constant, even through the undefeated part of Michigan's year. I couldn't have any less respect for Lloyd Carr and the University of Michigan, not after the last handful of years. It's on the university, period. Your school is pathetic. You have great academic programs, but you charge way the hell too much, for starters. I could go on about what your school lacks. Don't even bother to compare against Michigan State or bring up any excuses or rationale. With regard to college football, your glorious all-time win totals, the winning percentage, and everything that once made you great . . . means jack shit at this point. Shame on all of your staff, and shame on all the people that run that school. Shame on you, Mary Sue Coleman. You're just as foolish as the rest of the fools. Seriously, Michigan, just piss off forever. Don't even bother.
I could care less about college football more than ever before, but not because Michigan lost big. I'm a USC fan, too. That .75 college bowl games watched was the USC/Michigan game, but I was playing cards during the Boise State game. Don't talk to me about college anything. Fake amateurs pining for big-money prizes in the NFL, NBA, MLB, or wherever there's tons of money to be drafted into . . . it's all bullshit. They pay those kids in scholarship money to help themselves to millions. LOL x infinity. The pros, at least, don't have to lie about anything. They're hired guns. At the college level, the games remain a crap product to watch. Hokey tricks and nonsense.
I could keep going on this. I mean, seriously, try to tell me what I'm missing with the amateur game. Don't outright dismiss me, either, for being retarded. I'm about 17-10 on the bowl predictions at this point. I say it's not amateur unless it is high school level. Try me, for real. Let's see what you got.
The only thing I kind of want to see is the Boise game, but with 15 turnovers per team, and every trick play in the book, so that I could get a copy of that game and then pass that out as a reference in case I need to show someone exactly how not to play football.
I think too many people were influenced by crazy video sports games to understand the difference between good and bad sporting anymore.
I don't want to blame it on video games, but I can see some kids thinking 20 points scored in 4 minute quarters is no big deal.
I keep hearing about how the Fiesta bowl was one of the greatest games ever played or whatever. on the local sports talker, from 2 dudes at work, on LJ, from a buddy of mine over email.
I didn't watch it...
I think I watched about 2 snaps of the outback bowl live and that was the extent of my bowl viewing.
I even missed the gophers in their most retardedly bad bowl appearance of all time. at least Glen Mason got shitcanned.
I think it would be too much hope to see Carr get a "Happy New Year, you're fired, asshole!" . . . and a scrap of the BCS in favor of playoffs.
As I get older, this college crap makes me more ill.
Boise State . . . an afterthought . . .
Perhaps the Rose Bowl was such a horrible game that, conveniently, everyone left viewing that contest so wanting that, by instinct, the feeling directly transferred itself upon the Boise State game. It couldn't have been more perfect a storm for misappropriation of sentiment, perhaps.
Michigan, above all, should be ashamed of themselves. NCAA should be ashamed for failure to acknowledge that the national championship was decided in late November of 2006. It didn't matter who played Ohio State, or what the outcome would be . . . Ohio State's the champion. Michigan, in sum, is the ultimate chump.
That Boise State/Oklahoma game was a game to remember for the ages.
Because all this crap that was summed up at the end of the game
, after all those other turnovers, man, I can't explain it any other way except to state that no wonder these kids get to the NFL and are so helpless and piss-pants stupid. If this is the crap they get weaned on, just grab a machine gun and cut that crowd in half.
Boise St. was up by so many points that it shouldn't have even had to come down to ridiculous trick plays... I kept expecting them to run out the clock until I remembered the ridiculous rule about the clock stopping after every first down... It would have been much more impressive to the cause of people talking about teams like them playing with major Colleges had they finished strong instead of having to resort to the ridiculousness at the end...
Yeah, while I was getting dealt new hold'em hands, I understood from the ranting and raving television broadcast noise from a TV directly behind me that Boise was blowing the game.
I'm not angry at you, but here's my beef . . .
When a game's been played well, and a team's got a game in the bag, that's when the trick plays come out. When it's total slop and a close game, those kinds of plays are grounds for summary dismissal if they lead to a turnover.
They played the game every possible wrong way imaginable. The highlights tell me this. It's a game to be forgotten, and most people don't understand the essence of sport. That game proves it.
The biggest problem I have with it is that in College Football who wins and who loses has nothing to do with who is better, it's who is worse... It shows in the Rookies that come into the NFL, a large part of the Wide Receivers just make it because of Pure Athletic ability and some of them go so far into their Careers not knowing how to run routes correctly, and then there are the Running backs that have alot of talent but have problems knowing how to protect on Blitzes...
Alot of College games are based one one guy just running by alot of guys that can't cover and that's why so many of them are 50 point blowouts... Disgraceful...
NFL's kind of getting that way, but it was a wacky year that happens only so often.
I am hoping beyond hope that next year gets more settled. Too many coaches and key players shuffled or experienced serious injuries. Part of the reason why the Steelers flopped so miserably was because they chose to rush that now-brain-dead MAC-laugher QB right back out there. That was a bad idea.
Multi-turnovers get me to throw up in the mouth a bit.
My first thought, when surprise players, the underclassmen, suddenly declare for the NFL draft . . . oh crap, they must have done so poorly in the classroom as to warrant the move.