Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Rambling Recap: Week 1, Part 1

Georgia lost its #1 ranking after easily beating Georgia Southern, and lost some ground to now #3 Ohio State. Who gives a sh..., um, cares? Being ranked #1 is fun and all, but it doesn't matter until the end of the season. Further, #2 at the end is just as good as #1. As long as a team is in the top five to start the year, a strong year will take care of itself.

I bet Ohio State fans wish Beanie Wells only had 8 carries like Knowshon did this past weekend.

Congratulations to Vanderbilt. Welcome to the SEC, where most season-opening games are more about tailgating and getting together with old friends and less about worrying if you'll win three games this season. Hopefully they can start playing those games in Nashville rather than in Ohio. Or Ruston, LA.

Turns out SEC Idiots was wrong about LSU dominating App St and getting 4 yards on the ground whenever they wanted. They got a lot more. Between comments here and at Bleacher Report, you would think App St fans would have rather I said I roamed my neighborhood streets beating up little kids than said the FCS Mountaineers didn't stand a chance. Good luck to both defending champs the rest of the way.

I wonder who is more upset – Louisville fans that Kentucky's football program is better than theirs or Kentucky fans that Louisville's basketball program is better than theirs?

After the bloodbath in Gainesville this past weekend, the WAC's top two teams are now 0-5 in laughers in their last few trips to SEC country.

Here is the breakdown by quarter:
SEC teams outscored the WAC 45-6 in the 1st quarter
SEC teams outscored the WAC 70-0 in the 2nd quarter
SEC teams outscored the WAC 80-14 in the 3rd quarter
WAC teams outscored the SEC 44-16 in the 4th quarter.

The games were Hawaii at Florida 2008, Hawaii vs Georgia in the 2008 Sugar Bowl, Hawaii at Alabama 2006 , Boise St at Georgia 2005, and Boise St at Arkansas 2002. Perhaps Mississippi State should schedule one of them rather than going back to Ruston. Or Murfreesboro, TN next year, I understand.

Rambling Recap: Week 1, Part 2