You sound like a high school soccer star that will do anything to convince the student body that his sport is better than the football team. Only the football team and cheerleaders still don't know he exists.
I watched one of their games and they actually resemble a real football team. (Note: By real football team, I mean one that can actually run more than 2 plays without turning it over.)
Or AZ State falling to Las Vegas
Or Washington getting slaughtered by Oklahoma
Or Washington State getting manhandled by BAYLOR(!)
Or Arizona getting pummeled by the mighty Lobos of New Mexico
Or Stanford getting throttled by Texas Christian
Those are the worst teams in the PAC-10, with the exception of Arizona State. Did you not look at the Pac-10 standings last season? Best teams are USC, Oregon and ASU. I listed the 5 best teams in the SEC, which apparently equates to 5 of the best teams in the nation. And they are playing teams like Citadel, Tennessee-Martin, Tulane and Troy.
We'll see what happens with ASU and Georgia this weekend. It'll either tell you a lot about the SEC or a lot about the PAC-10. But it's nice to see a SEC team other than Tennessee, not only travel, but play a team in its own division.
Props to Georgia, though they may soon regret it.
Last edited by Lord Evolution on Sep 17th, 2008 at 02:13 PM
Let me amend my earlier post. While I think it's pretty clear that the two best conferences in the country are SEC and Big 12 (by a mile), I don't think any team in the country is better than USC...but one team does not make a conference.
Well there goes the Pac-10 vs SEC arguments. This conference is officially a joke. We better stomp every team in the conference, especially Stanford, for some reason, I want to beat them more than anyone this season and it has something to do with Booty.
Glad we can put that to rest. I was telling my brother (who went to UGA) that the game vs. ASU was crucial to the "integrity" of the SEC and he was like "Really? Are you sure? So how do you think we'll do against Bama?"
Last edited by botankus on Sep 22nd, 2008 at 03:44 PM
Wow, figured there would be more posts than this. Stayed up and watched the entire game. So looking at the product of the University of Southern California for 2008, it seems like their strategy was to field a bunch of athletic-looking guys who take bad angles, get blown off the line of scrimmage, and when pressured, throw softball pitches that don't cross the line of scrimmage.
And speaking of blown off the LOS, at one point in the 2nd quarter all I could think of was that Matt Hasselbeck commercial where a bunch of 5-year-olds are blocking for him against the Arizona Cardinals. That was how the Beavers' offensive line was pushing that whole defensive group of future #1 draft picks.
But what about "Quizz" Rodgers. Wow. I know a lot of people say this, but I hadn't seen a performance like that by a RB in at least 5 years. And I watch a lot of college football. Granted the OL did a hell of a job, but I've never seen someone shift gears and change direction with such ease through a top-rated defense. And it was up the middle. AND...he's a freshman!
One more thing. We all know Don Imus is a nutjob, but he did say true words of wisdom once. He said that "Sports Talk is Worthless" because the games are played on the field and all discussion comes either before (when the outcome is unknown) or after (when the event is in the past). Well, I think he was on to something, because I wasted probably 3 hours last week hearing sport-talk goons debate over how a team like LSU or Oklahome or Missouri could get into the BCS title game because, as we all know, USC was going to cruise into that game undefeated...
Last edited by botankus on Sep 26th, 2008 at 11:46 AM
Okay, but is it really a "duh" point? I don't see much difference between sports talk radio and posting predictions and analysis on a message board, and we're all doing it. There wasn't a single thing I said in my last post that people couldn't have figured out from watching the game.
But then again, America revolves around being entertained, and that's all it is - entertainment.