Posted: September 7, 2012 in NCAA
The SEC is overhyped, overexposed, and full of redneck hillbillies. That’s right, I said it. You know why I said it? Because it is true. Case in point…
If one more writer talks about how Missouri is going to have to recruit better in order to even stay with the powerhouse that is the SEC, and will be lucky to win 6 games this year, I am going to cut someone. Yes it is true, the SEC has won the past six BCS non-championship, championships. Well whoopdeefreaking do. That doesn’t make the conference the best in land. All it proves is that the best team in the land the past six years came from the SEC, period.
I acknowledge that the Alabama’s, Florida’s and LSU’s have had the best team in the land the past six years. I don’t dispute that at all. However, that doesn’t make the SEC conference the best top to bottom in football. That doesn’t mean that a team like Missouri, who came from the Big 12, is not going to be able to compete with overrated teams like Georgia. Georgia is ranked sixth in the land..let me ask you a very important question…HOW? Based on what?? You think they would be ranked that high if they were in the Big 12?
Are teams like South Carolina, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, Mississippi State and Auburn really better than Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas State, West Virginia? No…and you know what else pisses me off about most SEC fans? If say they are an Auburn fan, and Alabama wins the Championship, somehow the Auburn fan takes great pride in that and will pump their chest and say something like “The SEC is the best…we are so freaking awesome” and then Alabama will come out with a stupid SEC banner to wave around to the crowd instead of oh I dunno maybe their own team’s banner?? So freaking annoying…as a Missouri fan and former member of the Big 12, I didn’t pump my chest out every time Oklahoma beat a great team or was in the BCS championship game. They are a rival, why the heck would I want them to win anything??
So screw the entire SEC sans Mizzou. Most writers say that Mizzou will be lucky to hang with Georgia tomorrow night forget that..Mizzou isn’t old time football. They actually make the game exciting by you know…getting into the endzone, which is a problem for most SEC teams. Mizzou by 14…out!
Yes I have been gone for a really long time. As many of you know, my wife and I recently bought a house. So between taking care of that, working and getting some sleep, there was little time to write. However, I’m back and hopefully better than ever.
So unless you have been living in a cave the past couple of days, you have heard about the NCAA’s sanctions against Penn State. Loss of 10 scholarships for four years, payment of 60 million dollars, four years without a bowl and apparently Penn State has not won a game now in 14 years.
Let me fill you in on how stupid all of these sanctions are one by one and how they are not going to cripple Penn State that so many retarded experts think that they will.
Loss of 10 scholarships for four years? Yes it will hurt this year and probably next year, but after that, Penn State will get the recruits. This isn’t San Jose State…it is still Penn State which means it is still in the Big Ten and it is still in talent rich Pennsylvania. Think that kids won’t want to go there in two plus years? Tell that to all the people who have increased their donations since news of Paterno’s firing and of all these sanctions. There are a ton of Penn State and Paterno loyalists. Unfortunately, that isn’t going to change.
Payment of 60 million? Yeah Penn State’s endowment is almost 2 billion. Do the Math.
Four years without a bowl? That is about it…nothing more to that story. So what? USC was given a two year ban and now this year, they will probably be ranked #1 in the preseason.
Sorry but I laugh when these experts try to say that this is going to cripple Penn State. It won’t. The only thing that would have crippled it would be to have gotten rid of the program all together, which should have happened. Sandusky rapes kids for decades, Paterno and his cronies cover it up, and all Penn State gets is a couple of slaps on the wrist. Unfreakingbelieveable. Sandusky should get the death penalty, and so should have Penn State.
Ahh it is finally here. Honestly, I am surprised it has taken this long to get here. The Celtics lasted way longer than I thought they would and they really shouldn’t have won three games in this series. However, the reason they lasted this long, is also the reason why the Heat and Lebron will lose for the second year in a row in the finals. But, more on that later. For now, I want to say how ridiculous it is that the Celtics even won three games.
The Celtics are really freaking old plain and simple. Ray Allen is pretty much useless at this point in his career, Paul Pierce has a lot of wear and tear, Garnett has played seventeen seasons and Rondo (although he is a great penetrator and assist guy) can’t shoot worth a lick which allows the Heat to play so far off a point guard its ridiculous. It is amazing that the Celtics won three games in this series, and the reason being is that the Celtics played their freaking hearts out every single game of the playoffs. However, at this point in time, that isn’t enough. The talent is just not there anymore.
However, with the Heat, the talent is there, the heart? Not really. They should have completely blown out the Celtics by twenty every single game of this series. They have three guys, in their prime, who are going to probably be in the Hall of Fame. Yet, they take plays and games off, which is why, they will lose again in the Finals. They are going to face a team with just as much talent across the board, and have the fire and the heart as the Celtics do. The Thunder will win the series and we can once again hear Lebron make excuses. I can’t wait.
That is what the University Presidents and College Conference Commissioners have done to the promise of a College Football Playoff.
I tell you what, when the possibility of a college football playoff started to become a reality about a month ago, I was more excited than anyone. Even though they decided that a four team playoff was the better route than an eight or a sixteen team playoff (which I preferred more), anything is better than the BCS system, which is more corrupt than Enron ever was.
However, of course the Big conferences have to turn it into a complete pissing match. Since in this scenario there are only four teams involved, everyone wants to make sure that they get their share of the pie i.e lots and lots of money. So the SEC and the Big 12, being the two best conferences in football by far, want the four best teams regardless of conference affiliation. When the Big 10 and Pac whatever found out about this, they whined about it not being fair and that only teams who are conference champions should be allowed to be in the four team playoff.
I can see pros and cons of either scenario, but the main problem is that to limit the number of teams to four is completely stupid anyways. However, why should I expect anything else from these money grubbing idiots? In my opinion, go to 16 teams, use the current bcs formula to rank the teams 1-16 ( look the formula is ridiculously hard to understand but at the end of the season it seems to pass the eye test pretty well, plus it is a good mix of human and computer) but put back the strength of schedule in the formula so that maybe we will get a good out of conference game every once in a while. Done….perfect system! Yes people will complain (just like they do after the 68 basketball team tournament field is announced), but if you can’t make it to the top 16, you don’t have much to gripe about. That 5th team might though.
First off, let me apologize for being gone so long. Prior commitments have led me to not being able to post for quite a while. With that said, I am glad to be back and just in time for the NBA Playoffs to start. Yes I know that they have really been going on now for over a month, but have they really? Once Derrick Rose screwed up his knee, was there a point in watching any of the games up until now? We all knew it was going to be Boston vs Miami and San Antonio vs OKC. This is the problem with the NBA…98% of the league is role players, the other 2% are the superstars. And the superstars rule this league. No superstar on your team, well then your team is garbage…pure and simple. Ok well maybe not garbage, but you aren’t getting to the Conference Finals with a bunch of role players. And as much as it pains me to say it, we can go ahead and pencil Miami in for the Finals, Boston stands as much of a chance of winning their series as I do playing for the NBA.
Boston is just too damn old, way too much tread on the tires. Ray Allen looks like he should be collecting Social Security. I mean the guy is missing foul shot after foul shot. A career 90% plus free throw shooter is shooting around 50% in the playoffs. Anyways, yes Boston may win one or even two games just based on knowledge of the game, but honestly there really isn’t a point in delaying the inevitable. Let’s just go ahead and fast forward to the Finals where Miami will lose to the Western Finals Champ, and all can be right with the world. A world where Lebron has zero rings, and the flopper i.e. Dwayne Wade never wins another one.