Nothing says College Football more than College Gameday.  As much as I dislike ESPN I forgive them for 3 hours a week every Saturday morning.  College Gameday is the best pre game show going and the Grand Poobah himself, Lee Corso, is back for another season.

Check out my top 5 favorite Corso moments.

#5 Arkansas shoots their wad

 

#4 Corso messes with the hillbillies 

 

#3 Anytime Lee shoots something is gold

 

#2 He called that kid a midget!

 

#1 Lee gets loose

 

 

There is no better sport

Posted: August 29, 2014 by jmklee in Uncategorized

When it comes to producing sport traditions no one does it better than the game of football.  The sport gives you less than 20 games of your favorite team every year and makes you wait all week long to get together with friends and root your team onto victory.  Football makes us tailgate and grill out.  Football gets us to stand outside when the weather is horrible and football brings us together like no other.

Here are a few of my favorite college football traditions.

The Shirt

 

 

Script Ohio

 

 

Jump Around

 

Midnight Yell Practice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The college football season got going last night and boy did it not disappoint.  Here is a quick run down of what you missed if you could not tune in.

The OBC is not very happy

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Wow, I haven’t seen a Gamecock take a beating like that since Little Jerry Seinfeld got in over his head.

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Kevin Sumlin showed last night that his system is so good that you can lose that Johnny Football guy and not miss a beat.  Maybe that guy was not really so good after all.  Something tells me that Cleveland just drafted the next David Klingler.  Don’t worry OBC you will have plenty of time to prove your worth against the likes of Clemson, Florida, Auburn, Georgia and a SEC championship game if they make it to that point. 

News out of Notre Dame

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Notre Dame has announced that there is a 5th player involved in the academic investigation.  The player is said to be defensive back Eilar Hardy.  Sources are telling BDS that resolution for the investigation will be done by early next week, and some players will be reinstated in time for the Michigan game.  Cornerback KeiVarae Russell is one of those players most likely to be reinstated. 

Nice work Vandy, glad to see you stink again

Thurs. Aug. 28Final

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I am so glad that college football is back.  I long for sweater weather all year.

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VOTE FOR VAL!!!!!

So much of our world today wants to focus on the negative parts of our lives.  So much of our daily lives from the news, social media and the negative influences that we all face daily want nothing more than suppress the good and thrive on the negative.  Well not tonight!!!  We have so much to celebrate so let us dance!

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#1 Valerie Rockey has made us believe that we all can make our dreams come true

Photo from @ValerieRockey Twitter account

Photo from @ValerieRockey Twitter account

#2 Life without football is almost over

 

#3 If Indiana and Kentucky will not play basketball the fans and parents will not let the rivalry die

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#4 Did I mention football is back!

 

#5 FXX is bringing us Every Simpsons Ever

If you have not been watching the Simpsons marathon then you have missed out!

It was the great George Costanza who once said, “It is not a lie, if you believe it.”

Well Bruce Feldman has been throwing out a lot of “stats” with no substance about Notre Dame’s “academic” troubles. The latest was his “fuzzy math” that he was getting from his so called “sources”. He stated that Notre Dame is no different than any other school when it comes to academics. He goes on and states that Texas and Alabama has more “academic support staff” than Notre Dame. Bruce must of googled his numbers and told himself….”see, the numbers don’t lie!” Well Bruce, you didn’t lie, but you were comparing apples to oranges. Mr. Feldman is confusing “academic support” with “athletic academic support”. Yes, Texas has 20 “academic support staff”, and  Alabama has 12 “academic support staff” compared to Notre Dame’s 3. The difference is that the academic support at Texas and Alabama are part of the athletic department. In other words, “Saban’s Minions.” The job, at these football factories, of the “academic support staff” is to keep the players academically eligible…by any means necessary. Coach Kelly doesn’t have the last say when it comes to academic issues. Yes, he might have a “seat at the table” but it is one seat at a big table. Notre Dame has plenty of help that they offer their athletes, but they are true “academic support” not “keep me eligible” support.

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Mr. Feldman also got me all hot and bothered when he started to talk about the 4 players that were “dismissed”. Oh by the way Mr. Feldman, they haven’t been dismissed. They are still on the roster(for now) and are going to class. Bruce stated, ” losing KeiVarea Russell would destroy Notre Dame’s chances with having a decent season because he was the only “athlete” in the Irish defense of backfield.” Bruce, Notre Dame had one of the deepest secondaries in Irish history. Yes, Russell is their best cornerback, but they still have CB Cody Riggs(transfer who started 26 games for Florida), CB-Cole Luke(4 star), CB-Nick Watkins(4 star), CB-Devin Butler, Safety-Max Redfield(5 star), S-Elijah Shumate(4 star), S-Austin Collinsworth, S-Eilar Hardy(4 star), and S-Drue Tranquill.

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So maybe the Irish went from an A+ to a B+ with the loss of Russell, but who’s to say he won’t be back by game 2 or 3? This just goes to show me …again…that fans know their teams better than blow hard talking heads. Notre Dame’s problems are with their depth on their front 7, not with their secondary. Notre Dame’s other problem is with their public relations department, but that is a topic for another day.

 

Reds Season: Hoovered!

Posted: August 25, 2014 by hoovadeuce22 in Uncategorized

  The Cincinnati Reds are currently sitting at 63-68.  That is 9.5 games out of first in the N.L. Central.  I know you can’t solely attribute a crappy record to one player, but I’m going to nominate J.J. Hoover for just that honor.

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  Many will say the Reds have had a ton of injuries……true.  They may also say that the Reds aren’t scoring enough runs to support their pitchers……also, true.  However, I have seen the Reds starting pitchers leave many a game in the hands of one J.J. Hoover.  If you’ve watched, then you know the outcomes of those games.  I think it is time to spit out a few facts.

 

  1.)  Hoover has entered 10 games when the Reds have the lead.  His record this year is 1-10.  This also includes 4 for 4 on blown saves.

  2.)  Hoover’s overall ERA is 5.27 and WHIP is 1.46.  They are not the worst in the league by far, but wait….there’s more.  His ERA in late/close games is 9.20.  This is not to be topped by his ERA with runners in scoring position at a whopping 15.80.

  3.)  Forty percent of the runners he inherits….you guessed it…..they find home plate.  This you must remember isn’t even adding to his ERA.  He’s just friendly enough to hike up the ERA’s of the pitchers in front of him.

  4.)  Last but not least, he’s only entered 6 games on zero days rest.  Therefore, you can’t blame all the piss-poor showings on a tired arm.

 

   I think I speak on behalf of all Reds fans when I ask Manager Price to quit this project.  I know an ex-pitching coach wants to give the benefit of the doubt to a pitcher.  In this case, though, it just leaves me with doubt about the manager.  I know that a lineup with Brandon and Joey healthy makes a difference.  I just think a bullpen without Hoover might be just as good for the team.