Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Just One Month to Go ...

... until the start of college football.

And in case you hadn't noticed, the biggest non-conference match-up of the year takes place in the 3rd week of the season when THE Ohio State University Buckeyes (the "new Notre Dame" in the sense of being America's most-hated college football team) travel to the Los Angeles Coliseum to take on the University of Southern California Trojans.

I hate to break it to ya, sports fans (actually, I relish breaking it to ya), but IF the Buckeyes beat the Trojans AT USC's home turf on September 13, they have pretty smooth sailing the rest of the way en route to a berth in yet another National Championship Title Game.*

In other college football news, here's hoping that a top recruiting class followed by a good spring of practice means that the Fighting Irish won't completely suck this fall. Otherwise, I'd say it's time ol' Charlie got the Tyrone treatment, and we started looking down Gainesville way for a new coach.

* I know, I know. Some of you haters will be quick to say that Ohio State will be on its way to yet another loss in the National Championship Title Game. But the fact is that you have to play in the game to have a chance to win it, and Ohio State has played in 3 Title games this decade, winning 1. Which is 1 more than the vast majority of Buckeye haters can boast of during the past decade. And if you wanna make the argument that there are other "more deserving" teams that should play in the game besides Ohio State, tell those teams to win their frickin' games! Tell 'em to break up their stupid super-conferences and play a schedule that makes sense!

Speaking of "haters", that sissy girl Carson Palmer hates the Buckeyes so much because he knows where fan loyalty in that part of Ohio lies - Buckeyes, Bearcats, and then ... somewhere waaaay down the list ... Bungles. The Buckeyes and Bearcats manage to put a winning product out on the field year in and year out, while the Bungles perennially blow. Carson can't stand it that Todd Boeckman (who?) probably has a bigger following in Cincy than he does.

Hey Carson! Win more. Hate less.


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At 7/30/2008 12:57 PM, Blogger Michael R. Denton said...

You're about Ohio having an easy road if they beat USC, but that's a pretty big "if."

But hey, I'll be rooting for Ohio State all the way in that game. I hate no one more than USC. Besides, why hate Ohio State? They've been the greatest thing the SEC marketing department has ever seen. I mean, that picture of Boeckman being mauled by the LSU Defense? Priceless. Which reminds me Jay, I want thank Ohio State for last January; this 2007 National Championship t-shirt looks really good on me.


At 7/30/2008 12:58 PM, Blogger Michael R. Denton said...

That should be "you're right about Ohio"

At 7/30/2008 1:18 PM, Blogger Jay Anderson said...


I knew you'd come sniffing around this post. You could never be accused of having an abundance of magnanimity.


At 7/30/2008 8:57 PM, Blogger Maureen said...

And yet, what has the world come to, if one alum cannot promise another alum a buttwhipping of the other's college of his choice, by the college of the one's choice?

There are certain things in this world which are like unto bedrock, and must not be interfered with. As a former attendee of OSU and lifelong sorta semi-fan of the Bengals, I doubt that the vast majority of sorta semi-fans of the Bengals will be at all offended. :)

At 7/30/2008 9:06 PM, Blogger Jay Anderson said...

I have no problem with a little trash talk about the superiority of one's alma mater.

But he crossed the line when he started trashing Ohio State fans and the attention that the Buckeyes receive in the state of Ohio. That's worthy of a good-old-fashioned-horse-whippin'.


At 7/31/2008 10:12 PM, Blogger LargeBill said...

Go Buckeyes - Go Browns!

In less than charitable moments I remind my wife (the Bengals fan) that her team (and Palmer's team) has had one winning season in the 18 years we've been married. My Browns even though they were out of existence for a few years have several winning seasons. Obviously we get along better on Saturdays than Sundays. :-)


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