|We got Beaver Fever!|
|The Grill Master charring to order!|
|Cheez Whiz is the healthy alternative to fresh cheese, just ask West Point Wiggins!|
|Dan inside Beaver "Reser" Stadium at OSU|
Tickets were acquired from that same guy who is at every game in every city at every venue, $50 for row 1, 50 yard line. Not bad at all if you don’t mind standing most of the game. But what a perspective you get being at hit level! This was a new chapter in the childhood classic of The Wind and The Willow with Bucky the Badger meeting a new friend, Benny the Beaver. The atmosphere on campus was electric with the fans doing an “Orange Out”. Being a contrarian I wore a black OSU T-shirt. The young OSU defense swarmed all over Heisman candidate Montee Ball and abused the massive O-line of the corn fed Badgers. Coach “Curly Bielema of Wisconsin was heard asking himself “hey Moe, what do we do? Gnuk gnuk gnuk, hey you wise guy! But in this case Moe must have been former Offensive Coordinator Paul Christ who is now coaching the Pitt Panthers and was nowhere to be found. So Curly had no answers to solve the dominant DAM Beaver defense. By the end of the DAM battle, the Beavers chewed up the Badgers and pulled off a major upset besting UW 10-7. Three local De La Salle boys all played key roles for the Beavers including D-line phenom Dylan Wynn. Yes I know, you want to know if we stormed the field with the students. To find out the answer, see the pictures at the bottom.
|Seperated at birth!|
|Local boy Dylan Wynn firing up the crowd in Corvallis|
Heisman Watch – I may have to rewrite the bulk of the pre season Heisman hopefuls poll with the exception of Matt Barkley who threw six TD’s yesterday against a hapless Orange Defense in leading SC to its second win of the season. Send me your thoughts on who to include.
Gripe of the week – D1 Schools playing D1 AA schools or other lower division schools early season. I understand the economic reasons of doing this. I know some schools were left with few choices after conference realignment left them with voids in the schedule. This is college football’s version of a TARP bailout. I respect all levels of College football, but you play at a different level based on your abilities and potential, not to mention size, speed, facilities, illegal money, etc.. D1 A should always beat D1 AA in theory. Even you diehard fans who may be initially offended by my position have to admit that getting up for these games is as much fun as watching your spouse drain the bank account on Black Friday. Let’s look at Savannah State the last two weeks, losing 84-0 to Ok State and Mother Nature showing mercy on them in Tallahassee by shortening the game at a mere 55 -0 score. Seriously Clarke? You may have earned a nice paycheck for your school, but you probably lost a number of players to injuries, not to mention losing your dignity in the process as well. At a minimum, D1 schools should only play the best sub division programs. So if you were wondering why I didn’t give a shout out to your school this week, now you know.
Prayers go out to the Tulane player who suffered a spinal injury yesterday. Also special prayers to OU faithful fan “Uncle Roy” who is going through some very serious health issues.
The next two weeks the Tailgate will be relegated to Tailgate HQ and will be hosting several backyard Tailgates.
|Clearly another red solo cup monet at the postgame tailgate.|
|OSU Students storm the field...|
|...and so does Dan!|