Thursday, January 22, 2009

Post Bowl Season

Final Blog of the Season

The Bowl season proved to be as unpredictable as ever. With many teams having five to six weeks off between their last game and the bowl game, you have a box of chocolates. You don’t know what you are going to get. With all my expertise in couch potation (yeah it’s a real word and sounds like what I do) and tailgating I only hit on 50% out of the 34 games…needless to say I did poorly. You have some teams ecstatic that they made any bowl and they play the role of world beaters. And others who are pissed off they didn’t get a BCS game or the BCS “Ship” game and show up in body only and lay the proverbial turd on the field. All that being said, there were a few gems. The Fiesta Bowl turned out to be one of the better games as Colt McCoy led another heroic drive to beat the snake bitten BCS buckeyes. TCU over Boise proved to be a great match that showcased two teams better than half of the BCS teams, the Ship game was interesting for 3 quarters. Rose Bowl…snoozer, . Big 12 defense was exposed in several key matchups. Still think Sam Bradford is the real deal. Three good quarters can’t be erased entirely by 1 poor play call by Stoops and I bobbled pass for an INT. No, he looked composed against the best speed in the country. Good choice for Heisman, great pro! Good bye to Mr. Stafford and Know Show Moreno from Ugaland, Graham Harrell, Pat White, LB(0-3 in bcs) Lauranitis, Mark “You are not ready for the NFL” Sanchez, Jeremy Maclin and Michael Crabtree as well. We will see all of you on Sundays. Would also like to say goodbye to Todd Reesing, Nate Longshore and Chase Daniels…have a great career in the CFL!

Can’t wait for next year. Bradford, Tebow, Colt McCoy, and Gerald McCoy already announced they are coming back. Radio and I will be seeking a Mountain West triple header if the stars align. Planning on the Buckeye/Navy matchup at the Horseshoe in September. Just got a tour last week from the head groundskeeper (he was no Carl Spackler)at UT Austin…very impressive facility. They are adding 10,000 seats in the south end zone as we speak. Would love to see a game there someday.