First of all, let me apologize for my slacking of a post yesterday. I just had nothing to really say but it looks like my loyal readers had a good conversation among them anyway. Let me see if I can add to what was posted by you guys yesterday before I try to throw so more thoughts out there.
Graig, don’t ever call me a mar-ass bitch again. I don’t even know what that means and yes, I believe Brinda still has a show but they moved him to the 7-9 spot and a lot of times he gets bumped for games.
Nick, if you can’t figure out why OSU is lucky then I don’t know what team you’ve been watching. That’s not trash talking, it’s the truth. You weren’t lucky in games like you were in 2002 but a different kind of lucky. Let me throw an example of how lucky you were. My brother, Scott, had two friends who made a bet. One said Ohio State would reach the national championship game, the other said they wouldn’t. After Ohio State lost to Illinois, the one who said the Luckeyes would reach the title game, paid up. That’s how dead OSU was. Then every other team a head of them in the polls loses in games they should have easily won. You’re telling me that’s not lucky. If eight teams have to lose for you to make the title game, that is the definition of lucky. That’d be like wanting to be with the girl of your dreams but only she had to date eight guys and not like any of them before she would go out with you. Some how all eight of those better looking, more money making, more classy, more savvy guys, all some how mess up their chance by puking or farting at dinner and then she finally settles on going out with you. And in Ohio State’s case, she realized you weren’t any good either and went back the guy she thought was the best in the first place.
Girlfriend’s Brother, one more intelligent observation from you like that and you will be banned from the site. (Oh, kind of miss you. When’s our next game night?)
There, I feel better. What else is going on out in this crazy sporting world we live in.
The Cavs fell back to their Ashlee Simpson performance last night. They were so bad last night not even Super 4th Quarter Man himself could bring them back. They need to get back on track at home against Charlotte before they travel a nasty little trip to Memphis, San Antonio and Miami. Then home against Washington and Phoenix followed by a mini west coast trip to the Lakers, Portland and Seattle. By the end of January, we’ll know what kind of team the Cavs really are.
Why are the Atlanta Falcons interested in Pete Carroll? Didn’t they learn anything from hiring Bobby Petrino? Don’t they know very few college coaches are good in the NFL and Carroll already struggled with the Jets and was only decent with the Patriots? Supposedly, Carroll wants complete control of all personal decisions and the GM title. That rarely works in the NFL with experienced, established guys, let alone college guys. So why would the Falcons, who need a GM willing to stick it out for the long run and be 100 percent dedicated to the job to come up with creative drafts and trades and free agents to rebuild the team, be willing to give it to a guy with limit experience and a coach who, if the team struggles, will be looking to jump back to college just like Petrino? I never knew Mike Vick’s dogs would hurt a team for 8 years.
How about that Kelly Tilghman? You know, the Golf Channel anchor who said young golfers who want to challenge Tiger Woods should “lynch him in a back alley.” She said it during a joking conversation with Nick Faldo and Tiger’s agent at IMG. I know what she was getting at but, come on Kelly, you’ve got to realize what you’re saying. You have to know, no matter how funny it is and no matter how many people think it’s no big deal (including Tiger) there will be plenty of people who make it a bigger deal than it is. And guess who jumped all over it? That’s right, freedom lovin’, white hatin’, Al Sharpton. Sharpton demanding Tilghman get fired immediately. Rise your hand if you wish Sharpton would jump on plane with Paris Hilton, Lindsey Lohan, Steven A Smith and Graig and fly over the Bermuda Triangle?
I’ll end this every increasingly long post with more college football talk. Michigan and Ohio State are supposedly the final two choices for high school senior phenom Terrelle Pryor. Ryan Mallet appears on his way to Tennessee leaving Michigan with no quarterback. Pryor will visit Michigan sometime in January (he’s already been to OSU). I said it in a post when Michigan hired Rich Rodriguez but Michigan’s got to the front runner. Rod can tell Pryor, “Look, I have a new offense here but I don’t have the quarterback I need to run it. You are that quarterback. You can come here and play right away. The entire offense will be completely built around you. You can come to winningest football program in history and completely reshape how they play football there and how people think about the Maize and Blue. Plus, we can beat SEC schools.” Pryor won’t make his decision until Feb. 6. That is the biggest day in the future of the OSU-UM rivalry. If Ohio State gets him, Michigan will struggle for a year or two in the spread offense. If Michigan gets him, the switch to the spread will be much smoother and they should have the edge in the rivalry for years to come.