Tuesday, January 12, 2016

This Is The End

Darth Saban

Congratulations to Coach Darth Saban and the Evil Empire (the Alabama Crimson Tide) for winning their fourth National Championship in seven years. Forest G and My Jenny were heard to be partying up a storm in Greenbow, AL last night after the epic win by his Alma Mater. Clemson gave the mighty Tide everything they had and then some. Many will claim that they even outplayed Bama but forgot to score more points. So in the end, that is the only thing that matters. Clemson QB Deshaun Watson did his part in throwing for over 400 yards and running for another 70. The Clemson Defense bottled up Heisman winner Derrick Henry save for his one 50 yard burst for a score in the first quarter. Defensive Ends Shaq Lawson and Kevin Dodd repeatedly put pressure on Bama QB Jake Coker all night. Coker was able to do enough at the right times when it most counted. You have to also play Special Teams as Bama caught Clemson off guard with a perfectly executed on side kick in the fourth quarter that resulted in an eventual touchdown. Kenyon Drake ran a kickoff back 95 yards for a score after Clemson had kicked a field goal as well. Bama TE OJ Howard had a breakout game with five catches for 208 yards and two TDs. Final score Alabama 45 – Clemson 40.

"Bama Bob' Hora, Nor Cal Chapter President of  Roll Tide Roll
Major props go to North Dakota State for winning their 5th straight D1AA (FCS) Championship. No college football team at any level has ever accomplished this feat. The Bison thoroughly dominated Jacksonville State from start to finish.

Bison Bob and Julie Baumgardner showing us they know how to count at the FCS Championship
 A recap of the DFT 2015 Journey

  • Triple header opening weekend with games at UConn, *Illinois and Northwestern
  • 5 dry days in Utah with my teetotaler brother watching games at Utah and BYU and a side trip to Bryce Canyon
  • Annual Backyard ND Tailgate and dedication ceremony for Fritz’s chair at DB&G
  • The wet and wild southern journey with games at UVA, ODU and the epic weekend in Athens, GA with lodgings in Arthur Fonzarelli’s garage apartment (2015 Anchor game) for the Bama at UGA game.
  • The DFT brick unveiling at the CFB HOF
  • UC Davis (D1AA) “Straight outta Danville”
  • Homecoming at Frostburg State, tailgate in the snow.
  • University of Arizona weekend
  • USC @ Cal where we never made it into the stadium
  • Dads Weekend at Oklahoma
  • Harvard/Yale
  • Boise at SJSU and ND at Stanford on Thanksgiving weekend
  • Army/Navy
  • Foster Farms Bowl
  • Rose Bowl
* game cancelled due to lightning

 ·        11 new Stadiums (8 D1 A, 2 D1 AA, 1 D3)
·         19 attempted games, one canceled and one I can’t explain my whereabouts.
·         Largest Army/Navy, ND @ Stanford and SJSU Tailgates to date.
·         Introduction to Fireball
·         Saut√©ed Lobster Tails at 2 different Tailgates

Overall CFB Season Highlights:

  • Tanner Mangum’s miracle touchdowns against Nebraska and Boise State in the first 2 weeks.
  • Cliff Kingsbury verbally abusing Brett Bielema in a presser
  • Michigan State’s improbable win against Michigan after a botched kick attempt.
  • Miami’s winning rugby play against Duke with multiple infractions that were incurred.
  • The dance craze switching from the Nae Nae and the Whip to Dabbing.
  • Spurrier and O’Leary quitting mid-season because their teams sucked.
  • Frank Beamer retiring.
  • The drama that is USC.
  • Baker Mayfield resurrecting Oklahoma.
  • Christian McCaffrey being the second coming of Reggie Bush.
  • The AAC giving the Power 5 conferences a push.
  • The Big Ten becoming relevant again.
  • The fall of Leonard Fournette from being the lock on the Heisman and the rise of Derrick Henry winning it.
  • LSU AD hanging Les Miles out to dry
  • The long strange trip of the Nkmediche Brothers.
  • Dabo’s free pizza party.
  • 25% of Head coaching jobs turning over by season’s end.

Bieber Honorees on the season:

Off Season – UAB for killing program and then reviving it.
Week 0 – Sark for the drunk presser, ESPN for suspending Curt Schilling, Illinois players for being whiney and getting their coach fired.
Week 1 – The Meth heads at the University of Florida for robbing the NMSU team bus during the game.
Week 2 – Drunk Utah State Fan at Utah that got escorted out.
Week 3 – Rutgers Coach Kyle Flood for encouraging a teacher to change a player’s grade.
Week 4 – TCU players for robbing a fellow student and beating him for a case of Keystone Lite.
Week 5 – The fan that refuses to sit at the game and stands right in front of you.
Week 6 – Auburn’s “disrespected” Duke Williams for punching out Bar employees and security.
Week 7 – Pat Haden for firing Sark when he did.
Week 8 – The kid who puked on the bar in Arizona after chugging fireball.
Week 9 – Coaches that quit during the season like Spurrier and O’leary because they are losing.
Week 10 – Bad Referees.
Week 11 – CFP so called talking head experts such as David Pollack and Jason Seahorn.
Week 12- Multiple – Zeke Elliot, Heather Dinich, Harvard Alumni, Kevin O’Connor, SEC schedule.
Week 13 - LSU AD Joe Alleva for hanging Les Miles out to dry.
Week 14 – No awardee.
Week 15 - Steve Sarkisian for his lawsuit against USC.
Bowl Recap Week – Stanford Band at the Rose Bowl.

Bieber of the year – Steve Sarkisian (The third USC Coach to win the annual honor).

Bieber Hall of Fame Class of 2016 Inductees:

Pete Carrol
Mark May
Craig James
Gordon Gee
Scam Newton
Vontaze Burfict
Johnny Manziel
Lane Kiffin
Jameis Winston
Steve Sarkisian

Major games on slate for next year:

Weber State @ Utah State
 ND @ UT (Horns down)
TOSU @ Oklahoma (family trip)
Alabama @ Arkansas (Sooweeeeeee with my High School crew)
TOSU @ Wisconsin (anchor game to learn the Jump Around with a large DFT crew)
TOSU @ PSU (Happy Valley)
Williams @ Amherst (The biggest little game in America)

Army/Navy (Simply the best rivalry)
BC @ either Wake Forest or NC State

I have been approached by an on line publication called Stadium Journey to write reviews of the different venues I attend. I will start with some College Hoops this season and continue with football games that I attend each autumn. I will send links out and will encourage my loyal audience to generate some revenue for me by reading my write ups! Don't worry, I will still do my weekly DFT posts throughout the season too. As the good times had to stop for Jim Morrison, they also have come to an end for DFT 2015: