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I think BI plays Charlton County tonite. A school with great tradition but plays in a division several layers BELOW BI. If we lose to them...then I do not believe 2-8 is possible. AS SF3 has warned us repeatedly, we may be looking at 0-10 for the season in our new 7.5 million dollar stadium. If Coach Walsh had ANY personal dignity he would step aside and let Bradwell recruit a winning coach. A winning team would bring in mucho dineros.

As for tomorrow: early breakfast of fried eggs, grits, bacon and toast. Then wait for Game Day to start before firing up the grill. The Dawgs will be playing around 7:00 pm on CSS if you can get that channel so you can watch them thrash FAU.

Keeping the menu simple tomorrow. Burgers on the grill, oven cooked sweet potatoe french fries, cole slaw and Amber Bock Beer.

Besided the Dawgs, I will be pulling for the Vols to trounce the Gators in Knoxville. It's Great to BE a Gator Hater!!!

I do not know who Georgia Tech is playing but who ever it is I am for the team playing against Tech. And I won't shed any tears for a Clemson loss.

Got to wrap all this around an ailing wife who had dental surgery last week. I am thinking of giving her an extra pain pill so she can rest quietly and heal. I will be checking on her between possessions.

Yall be good to one another.

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hollabackk commented on Friday, Sep 14, 2012 at 18:13 PM

Yea, looks like 0-3 to me to...

Georgia should be embarrassed of that schedule they have this year. No Alabama,Arkansas or LSU. No reason not to be in SEC championship.

Enjoy your breakfast, BBQ and Games. Get well wishes to your wife.

golfnut31316 commented on Saturday, Sep 15, 2012 at 10:40 AM

0-3, not only did BI lose, they didn't even score.

SportsFan31313 commented on Saturday, Sep 15, 2012 at 13:16 PM

Well what do you expect from a failure as a coach? Nothing from Nothing leave nothing. I gave them a 2-8 season but I see 0-10 in the making. The First Head Football Coach, and Atheletic Director to in the History Of Bradwell Institute Varsity Football Program to obtain this. Congratulations Walsh........

SportsFan31313 commented on Saturday, Sep 15, 2012 at 13:32 PM

0-3!!! On their way to a perfect disaster of a season.

SportsFan31313 commented on Saturday, Sep 15, 2012 at 14:08 PM

Hollabcakk and Jimmy D,

Now I have to tell you that I love the Dawgs LOL!!!!! They will beat FAU with ease. Their season will begin to get tougher in a about two to three weeks. Yes they did water down their schedule. But for the past two to three years, that schedule was brutal. You know that there is no secret that the SEC Conference is the NFL of College football.

*6 National Titles in the last 6 years.

*More players drafted from the SEC Conference than any other Conference in College Football today.

You have the SEC Conference, and then everybody else.

Ask Texas A&M and Missouri, and how they were welcomed in to the SEC Conference.

I have on my Georgia Bulldog Golf Shirt right now as I am typing this, and then headed out to the bar to watch an day of repeated college football games.

Dawgs will win the SEC East again this year, and Alabama will win the SEC West this year. Georgia vs Alabama for the SEC Conference Title this year. Thats right I said it... LOL....

GT Buzz, Georgia Who????? LOL....

Iknowyou commented on Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 09:01 AM

At least the GA Tech players can read and write unlike some of the UGA players.

No, I am not a GA Tech fan.

SportsFan31313 commented on Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 10:27 AM

Well if thats your case, then Those players who can't read, and write are more than likely earning more than triple the salaries that Ga Tech has in the NFL and other Professional Sports. Not eveyone at Georgia are rocket scientist. But if you put up the Salaries of players who played for Georgia and later entered in the Professional Sports Career against Georgia Tech, I am quite sure that those players that can't read and write salaries are far more than those of Georgia Tech.

Oh Georgia Tech did get a win last Saturday right? Winning is not that big on their popularity list right? LOL.....

Justy Kidding Iknow you.... :-)

SportsFan31313 commented on Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 10:28 AM

NO, I'm not a Tech Fan when it comes to Football...

JimmyMack commented on Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 17:23 PM

With Aaron Murray, a host of receivers, and a deep running back stock of phenoms.......We Just Might Make It PAST Bama this year. Tho Spurriers defense has me worried a little.

SportsFan31313 commented on Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 15:23 PM

Well I don't know Jimmy D. Baba is look great. They look unstoppable. Lets not forget LSU. They are No. 2 In the Rankings. I caould not believe that the Coaches picked USC Trojans (The Over Rated Pac 12) at being number one when they have not played in a bowl game for two years, anmd neither did they make any significant progress last year. It is all Politics when it comes to the Big Ten and Pac 12 Conferences. Then the SEC has to always prove themselves why they are teams of contention. USC should have never been in the top ten anyway. Had that not occurred, LSU would have still been NO. 1 Followed By Alabama at No 2. However; four out five SEC Teams remains in the Top 10 and have show to the people why.

1. Alabama
2. LSU
5. Georgia
7. South Carolina

*Arkansas is out of the rankings all together.

Again, I say you have the SEC and then EVERYBODY ELSE.....

As far as Georgia goes against South Carolina, it's not the Defense that you should be concerned about. Georgia's Offense can speak for themsselves. It is South Carolina who is controlled by Steve Spurrier himself (Especially Their Quarterback)and Running Marcus Lattimore who you should be concerned about. This guy is definitely NFL bound. He is a bruiswr of a running back. South Carolina is very dangerous at their running and ability to pass game.

Georgia will beat (Vandy) Vanderbilt Saturday between the "HEDGES" and improve to 4-0 this Saturday. I think South Carolina plays FAU whom Georgia routed last Saturday 56-20.

sebekm commented on Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 16:57 PM

In recent years, SC has only gone as far as their quarterback has taken them. Garcia at times was brilliant, but most of the time he was a disaster. I'm not sure if having Spurrier as your head coach is really a good thing; that is, I don't know if he gets the best out of his talent - especially on defense (which he reportedly wants no real part of).

I'd like to see SOMEBODY take down Alabama. LSU might have a quarterback in that freshman, and I always pull for the Dawgs. Florida has been surprising.

Yes - I think it IS the SEC and then everybody else. Especially this year, when mighty Southern Cal has gone down, too.

golfnut31316 commented on Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 22:19 PM

The SEC is one tough division that's for sure.

SportsFan31313 commented on Wednesday, Sep 19, 2012 at 12:53 PM


Well I tend to disagee with you as far as the Quarterback situation at South Carolina. Garcia was a good quarterback, and yes he lacked discipline, but his backup was just as good. It was Marcus Lattimore, and there tight end that made the difference there on the offense.

Steve Spurrier is an offensive genius. One, He reads defenses very very good, he watch films, and can detect a vunerable defense. He really does his homework here. He knows when to change a play within a split second of the snap count. Just when you think it is going to be a post pattern, he changes it to either a draw play or he calls a shuffle pass.

One thing for sure, he knows how to beat Georgia, or does a fine time in giving Georgia's defense a fit. He has done that to georgia for years. When Dooley as the head coach at Georgia, Georgia dominated Florida. But when Steve Spurrier came to florida, he changed the game between the two rivalries. Steve Spurrier was a quarterback in college himself. He may not have been great as a NFL Coach, but he definitely is brilliant as a College Football Coach in Division 1 (FBS).

His paycheck proves that.Spurier can go anywhere in United States and Coach the worst Program and bring it back to success.

As far as Alabama goes right now, they are dominant on both sides of the ball. No vunerabilities at all anywhere so far. When they meet LSU you can very well expect a very hard fought game between the two. The winner of these two will play for the National Championship. Don't be surprise that you see a repeat of last year. Two SEC teams No. 1 vs No. 2 Alabama vs LSU for the national Title this year again.
I mean really, do you really see anyone outside the SEC beatingh either one of the two. I sure as heck don't.

I see Georgia winning the East, (undefeated) and playing either Alabama or LSU in the SEC Championship. Georgia really has a good chance at playing for the National Championship this year. I know it may seem far fetch, be it is very possible. Look at where they are positioned. They are ranked right now at No. 5 in the country. If they contine to run the scores up againt these opponents, especially against South Carolina who is sitting at No. 7 in the Country, they will jump over Florida State into the 4th position. Oregon will lose at at least one regular season against either Southern cal or Stanford. Now here is your possibilities here.

You then could very well have in this order.

1. Alabama or LSU
2. LSU or Alabama
3. Georgia

Do I make a strong case here sebekm?

SportsFan31313 commented on Wednesday, Sep 19, 2012 at 12:59 PM


No doubt about it. I call the S.E.C. conference the NFL of College Football.

The S.E.C. currently has 390 currently players in the NFL Just this year alone. That is more than any Conference In the NCAA today. So you see, that is why I say make the statement about the SEC Conference. Like them or don't like them. Learn to accept them, because this is by far the best Football Conference in the NCAA Today.


SportsFan31313 commented on Wednesday, Sep 19, 2012 at 13:08 PM

Hey Jimmy D,

I will be out of town, but the tail gate party is definitely on. Another weekend of chicken, sausage, chili, steak, and this week we are adding salmon on the grill marinated in lemon juice and butter to give you a great taste. I am not a fish eater, I have taste it and I really like it. Of course you have your sides to compiment the meats.

Beers are Heineken, Blue Moon, Bass Ale, Cider Jack, Johnny Walker Black, Jack Daniels, and Patron. That what I know so far. It will a lot of others different types of drinks thee I'm sure.

By the way, in the NFL news, what the heck is going on with these Referees?

sebekm commented on Wednesday, Sep 19, 2012 at 13:24 PM

"It was Marcus Lattimore, and there tight end that made the difference there on the offense."

Absolutely. Also - I thought Alshon Jeffery was terrific in those games I saw two years ago, and he contributed quite a bit to their offense. But it seemed like just about every time I tuned in to a SC game with Garcia at QB, I was watching him throw a pick. I did see him lead the team to some comebacks, and he did have several solid games. But he looked to me to be the real weakness on offense when he was in there.

I am actually a fan of Spurrier's. It started back in 1966 when I pulled for him to win the Heismann Trophy as QB at Florida. (I was living up north back then, so I hadn't yet been exposed much to the Dawgs.) I agree that he knows how to put together a college football offense. But contributing to his demise with the Redskins was what I thought was a basic insensitivity (read: deaf ear) to the defensive side of the ball. He reportedly was so preoccupied with the offense that he had little or no contact with the defensive game strategy or issues. My hunch is that this tiger can't change his stripes, and that this is his tendency as a college football coach as well. It just shows up as less significant in the NCAA than it does in the NFL.

I don't see any vulnerabilities with Alabama either (darn it). I've known quite a few LSU graduates and folks who call Louisiana home in my lifetime, so I always pull for LSU in a match-up with AL. I also like Les Miles a lot as a college coach. He has a great coaching style, and it's not all about hollering and sideline tantrums like it is with some other coaches.

I, too, see GA winning the East. As for their national championship chances, I sure wish they would have instituted the playoffs THIS YEAR instead of waiting.

But all in all I think you do make a strong case. The SEC continues to be "the big dog" among the conferences. I don't see any of the PAC 12 teams going undefeated. Stanford still has to go on the road against Notre Dame (don't laugh) and Oregon. And Oregon plays Southern Cal (away) and Stanford at home - as well having to go on the road and play that pesky Oregon State team in the conference regular season finale which has been billed as "The Civil War."

I agree with your "possibilities"; however, after last weekend's results - as Mrs. Gump said about that box of chocolates - "you never know what you're gonna get."

sebekm commented on Wednesday, Sep 19, 2012 at 13:31 PM

As to the NFL referees: BRING BACK THE FIRST TEAM. In most of the games I've watched, the refereeing has been a disgrace. With all the money the NFL pulls in, you would think they would see how important the officiating is, and would set them up with a real, PROFESSIONAL system with a solid financial structure, retirement, etc.

Here's an extract from an article with a pretty good explanation of the NFL's "lockout" of their referees:

"Union chief gives NFL referees’ side on lockout in open letter - I did a little research on the NFL referee dispute. It’s not a dispute and definitely NOT A STRIKE, but an outright lockout — which means that the NFL has reneged on a long-term CONTRACT with the NFL Referee Union and has said if you won’t renegotiate with lower pay and benefits, you are not allowed to return to work and we will not honor that contract. The value of those benefits that the NFL no longer wants to pay its referees, even though it’s in their contract, is worth probably a few hundred million dollars in future pension funding by the NFL, which equates down to about $10 million to 20 million a year right now that the NFL doesn’t want to pay their 180 referees.

The NFL, which is a not-for-profit that includes an arrangement in which the owners get to deduct their $5 million to $10 million a year in fees from their own taxes like a church or the Red Cross’s own donors do (and keep in mind that the owners’ stadiums are also recipients of billions in direct and indirect welfare for “their” stadiums, parking, real estate and other taxpayer help), will do nearly $10 billion in revenues this year, including donations from the billionaire owners into the league’s coffers. Roger Goodell, the NFL commissioner and my old beer-drinking buddy when I hosted my Fox show out of the Waldorf Astoria, and one other guy, the NFL president, will take home about $20 million in salary this year. I am not a commie and I am not a socialist, and if that is capitalism then I guess I’m not a capitalist either — at least not in this crony-capitalist 21st century. Please spread the word and maybe at least the referees can benefit from the welfare the NFL gets. Not cool at all."

See: http://blogs.marketwatch.com/cody/201...

JimmyMack commented on Wednesday, Sep 19, 2012 at 13:52 PM

Vandy circled this years games due to some of the hits in last years game with UGA. WE need to be on upset alert.I am serious. South Carolina only beat them by 4 points! Course the EVIL Genius did not show all of his playbook. If we can get past SC we should take the East. Bama scares the hell out of me. They look like a pro team. Bama - LSU is going to be a clash of the titans.

SportsFan31313 commented on Wednesday, Sep 19, 2012 at 15:59 PM


You are on point with both comments. I do beleieve that the way things are going, if Georgia get pass South Carolina in Carolina, they will win the East with a great chance to be in the hunt for a National Title. If my theory becomes correct.

The referees are needed back something terrible. I believe the owners of the NFL Teams are greedy and selfish. They won the lockout last year with the NFL Players, and now they have ambushed the Referees. They are now becoming a cadre os owners who renegs on their agreements. (pardon my spelling of "renegs") My thoughts are now that the NFLPA Should Join the NFL Referee to bring the greedy owners and that lunatic of a NFL President Roger Goodell and force them into doing the right thing. Right now they are taking our money and is giving us poor service. They don't care. As long as they are still augmenting their revenues and lining there pockets. Just my opinion.

SportsFan31313 commented on Wednesday, Sep 19, 2012 at 16:06 PM

Jimmy D,

I know the animosity between the two that may carry over from last year. but Here is my opinion: Vandy comes to play between the hedges. No way they beat the Dawgs: They can bring their Vadoo Witch Doctor, their pink puppie paws, and their chicken wishbones. None of it will work as the Dawgs are immune to all of it. I have the Dawgs scoring at least 30 points on Vandy. Georgia's Offense is clicking on all cylinders, and FINALLY the Dawgs defense are on point. They can get a little stingier on keeeping down the point scored against. FAU should not have scored 20 points on them. I guess that was a mercy whipping they gave FAU. Vandy wont get over 20 points this Saturday. Dawgs Scores 30 points or more. Don'tbe surprise that this does not go up to 50 points. Dawgs win by at least 17 points or more.

sebekm commented on Wednesday, Sep 19, 2012 at 17:24 PM

Sporty: The only thing is that the NFL is essentially set up as a dictatorship, with the commissioner having (up until just recently) seemingly unlimited authority over all things NFL. One of the main things in the commissioner's charter has been to do what the owners want him to do. In this regard, JOB 1 is to MAXIMIZE LEAGUE PROFITS. They seem to think that a necessary way to do this is to screw the "first string" referees financially. It seems like a dumb move to me, which only hurts the integrity and reputation of the league, and will ultimately come back to bite them. Players and fans alike are at the same time laughing and are disgusted with the performance of the "scab refs." I think that the sooner the league caves and gives the real refs what they want, the better.

JimmyMack commented on Thursday, Sep 20, 2012 at 10:57 AM

I rarely watch Pro-Football but I do follow the records. I think this ref thing will be sorted out by the playoffs.

SportsFan31313 commented on Thursday, Sep 20, 2012 at 15:09 PM


Seems that way with Roger Goddell and the owners...

SportsFan31313 commented on Thursday, Sep 20, 2012 at 15:10 PM

Jimmy D,

Yes it is sickening.

sebekm commented on Thursday, Sep 20, 2012 at 17:06 PM

"I think this ref thing will be sorted out by the playoffs."

I sure hope so. I have enough problems with my beloved Bears than having to worry about the refs screwing things up. I thought that with the new replay rules in effect this season, they had "evolved" to a very good situation with officiating. Now comes the "replacement refs." Just goes to show you - it's always something....

SportsFan31313 commented on Friday, Sep 21, 2012 at 10:47 AM

I sure hope so sebekm..... The fans deserve better....

SportsFan31313 commented on Friday, Sep 21, 2012 at 11:20 AM


Playoff Projections are already out. Below are the projections:


(R3 #4) Jenkins at (R2 #1) Northside-Warner Robins

(R4 #3) Whitewater at (R1 #2) Bainbridge

(R5 #4) Hiram at (R8 #1) Gainesville

(R6 #3) Stephenson at (R7 #2) Creekview

(R2 #4) Houston County at (R3 #1) Ware County

(R1 #3) Lee County at (R4 #2) Drew

(R8 #4) Clarke Central at (R5 #1) East Paulding

(R7 #3) Pope at (R6 #2) M.L. King

(R4 #4) Union Grove at (R1 #1) Thomas County Central

(R3 #3) Richmond Hill at (R2 #2) Warner Robins

(R6 #4) Southwest DeKalb at (R7 #1) Kell

(R5 #3) Rome at (R8 #2) Heritage-Conyers

(R1 #4) Hardaway at (R4 #1) Northgate

(R2 #3) Jones County at (R3 #2) Glynn Academy

(R7 #4) Sequoyah at (R6 #1) Tucker

(R8 #3) Flowery Branch at (R5 #2) Allatoona

Class AAAA

(R3 #4) Liberty County at (R2 #1) Baldwin

(R4 #3) Jonesboro at (R1 #2) Monroe

(R5 #4) LaGrange at (R8 #1) Stephens County

(R6 #3) Columbia at (R7 #2) Cedartown

(R2 #4) Mary Persons at (R3 #1) Statesboro

(R1 #3) Americus-Sumter at (R4 #2) Stockbridge

(R8 #4) Lanier at (R5 #1) Sandy Creek

(R7 #3) Dalton at (R6 #2) Grady

(R4 #4) Riverdale at (R1 #1) Cairo

(R3 #3) Wayne County at (R2 #2) Westside-Macon

(R6 #4) Washington at (R7 #1) Ridgeland

(R5 #3) Shaw at (R8 #2) Monroe Area

(R1 #4) Westover at (R4 #1) Griffin

(R2 #3) Perry at (R3 #2) Burke County

(R7 #4) Gilmer at (R6 #1) Marist

(R8 #3) Eastside at (R5 #2) Carrollton

SportsFan31313 commented on Friday, Sep 21, 2012 at 11:24 AM


Take Northside Warner Robins to win the State Title:

Class AAAA

Take Statesboro in a close win over Sandy Creek for the State Title:

SportsFan31313 commented on Saturday, Sep 22, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Liberty County improves to 3-1. I am right on target so far as my predictions for Liberty County.

SportsFan31313 commented on Saturday, Sep 22, 2012 at 11:00 AM


Here is a clip about the turmoil with these scab referees.


SportsFan31313 commented on Saturday, Sep 22, 2012 at 11:17 AM


We're coming to your city
Well we flew through Oklahoma,
Alabama, & through Georgia
Time to get on down to Florida
For the game.

And then we loaded up our tailgate
Joined a convoy on the freeway
Headed north to see them Buckeyes
And Notre Dame.

Victory for USC
Bulldogs barking at the Wolverines
Hook 'em horns and gimme that
Rocky Top Tennessee.

(Cowboy Troy)

Blue 32, down, set
You love football you know what's next
Got it locked on E-S-P-N
Tell your family & friends
'Cause Fowler, Corso, & Herbstreit
Got the lowdown on your rivalries
So buckle your chinstraps
Get ready to play
It's time to kick off
College Gameday

(Big & Rich)

Coming to your city
And if you want a little thing in your ying-yang
If you want a little zing in your zang-zang
If you want a little ching in your chang-chang
Come along (Come along)
Ya we're coming to your city.

sebekm commented on Saturday, Sep 22, 2012 at 12:22 PM


*The scab clip: Geezus - when you put them all together, you'd think the NFL would move quicker to resolve their problems with the REAL refs.

*Coming to your city: Rock On!

*But I wonder:

--Can Arizona or Clemson pull off an upset today?

--How good IS Notre Dame?

--Can Florida keep winning?

--Will the Dawgs prevail on October 27th at the Cocktail Party in Jacksonville?

JimmyMack commented on Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Gotta love that Game Day song you put to print, Sebe. Also: great questions for SF3, he knows his stuff.

SportsFan31313 commented on Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 13:59 PM

Sebekm, Jimmy D,

What a heck of a day yesterday. I am just getting started for today NFL matchups.

Florida State held on to their shoodout with Clemson. Don't know if that will keep Florida State at the number 4 slot due to the points being scored on them.

Jimmy D, I told you about that Georgia will score at least 30 points and that Vanderbilt will not score more than 17 points. I gave Vandy too much credit as the Dawgs hammered them between the hedges 48-03. The punishing, and the trash talking was left on the field. Vandy left quietly last night.

SportsFan31313 commented on Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 14:07 PM


I don't see this referee fiasco getting better any time soon.

Sebekm states:

But I wonder:

--Can Arizona or Clemson pull off an upset today?

--How good IS Notre Dame?

--Can Florida keep winning?

--Will the Dawgs prevail on October 27th at the Cocktail Party in Jacksonville?

As you now know that Clemson nor Arizona pulled off an upset.
Florida is still winning, and yes the Dawgs will beat Florida in Jacksonville again this year.

I really do see the Dawgs winning the SEC East and quietly moving it's way into the National Title Picture. As stated in my earlier comments on this blog. My theory is a very strong possibility here. I hope that the Dawgs will move into the number 4 slot in the Polls due to the points allow on Florida State yesterday, and the stingy defense that the Dawgs hav e in routing Vanderbilt 48-3 last night.

Oregon will soon be out of the picture after they face USC and Stanford. They will lose at least one of those games. Don't be surprise to see the following rankings within the up coming weeks.

1. Alabama
2. LSU
3. Georgia

SportsFan31313 commented on Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 14:13 PM

Sebekm, Hollabackk, Golfnut31313, Jason74, and Iknowyou:

The projections states that Liberty County Panthers will be the number 4 seed in the post season playoff. I believe that they will become the number three seed when it all said and done. I believe that they will beat Wayne County. As for Bradwell Institute:.............. Well you can fill in the blank... LOL...

sebekm commented on Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 14:58 PM

Hi Sporty:

Yes - the Dawgs are lookin' mighty good. LSU "won" by a hair - the Mad Hatter's luck continues. Early on Clempson looked tough and it took Oregon awhile to get going, but the outcome matched the rankings.

ND also won based more based on the problems of the opponent than their own strengths (QB problem exposed again), but SC seems to have their QB situation on track. The best thing that happened (for me) yesterday is that my son's team - Kansas State - beat Oklahoma in what was probably K-State's finest all-around game in several years. Very exciting as they whipped the Sooners on their home field in Norman, OK. K-State is now in the AP Top 10 (#7):


With a win over WV on Oct 20 - presuming they're still undefeated at that time - they should be in the national championship conversation come their game with OK State on Nov 3. I think it will be difficult for them to maintain their momentum, and - of course - it's STILL the SEC and then everybody else.

I see AL as the favorite to go all the way and win it (darn it), and I predict the Dawgs will be their primary SEC opponent. Of course, they need to get by SC on the road and FL in Jax.

sebekm commented on Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 15:03 PM

On the referee fiasco, the NFLPA has entered the fray with a plea for the NFL to settle it quickly due to the SAFETY issues the scabs present. They also contend that the referee lockout is a violation of the current CBA:


JimmyMack commented on Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 16:24 PM

Guys, would you believe that I HAVE to watch the Emmys tonite instead of the pro football game???!!! It is part of the deal I made with my lovely wife so that I could literally watch any and all the college football I so desired on Saturday and even on Thursday nites.

So now I am stuck with the Red Carpet bit, which really ain't so bad when Joan Rivers gets involved with the comments, then later I must watch the Emmy awards show.

I have a secret weapon tho: a pint of vodka under one of the cushions on the couch.

sebekm commented on Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 16:51 PM

Ugh. We're bifurcated here - TVs in all rooms and everybody retreats to watch their favorites. I haven't watched the Emmy's since I lost interest in "network" television programming (back in the 70s).

BTW: You could get another "secret weapon" to watch the game when similar circumstances occur in the future. (I'm about to finally get one so that we can fully utilize the features of our new wheels when they arrive around Christmastime or later): a souped-up smart phone. I'm told by my son that with one of those - and an NFL app - you could be sitting on the couch "watching" the Emmy's, and at the same time be like the commercial with that guy at the restaurant who is going "Ooh" and "Argh" while watching "the game" on his smart phone during a restaurant interlude with his honey.

Yee HA!

SportsFan31313 commented on Monday, Sep 24, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Hey Jimmy D,

Nothing with giving in a little in exchange for the ultimate prize...


SportsFan31313 commented on Monday, Sep 24, 2012 at 11:03 AM


That was a heck of an upset in the Big 12 on this past Saturday. You can't sleep on Texas either. It will only get better and a lot tougher for those teams in the Big 12. West Virginia is still a very dangerours team. But when they start with Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Kansas State, it will be very interesting.

Now the SEC Conference: The NFL Of NCAA College Football.

This week will begin to get interesting.

Tennessee travels between the hedges to face Georgia.

South Carolina travels to Kentucky

Florida is Off but will face a brutal defense of LSU.

October 6, will then become the true test of the perinnial powers in the SEC.

Current Rankings:

1 Alabama (59) 4-0 1499
2 Oregon 4-0 1414
3 LSU (1) 4-0 1346
4 Florida State 4-0 1340
5 Georgia 4-0 1245
6 South Carolina 4-0 1147
7 Kansas State 4-0 1067
8 Stanford 3-0 1055
9 West Virginia 3-0 1045
10 Notre Dame 4-0 1003
11 Florida 4-0 864
12 Texas 3-0 856
13 USC 3-1 801
14 Ohio State 4-0 633
15 TCU 3-0 616
16 Oklahoma 2-1 611
17 Clemson 3-1 588
18 Oregon State 2-0 451
19 Louisville 4-0 414
20 Michigan State 3-1 348
21 Mississippi State 4-0 246
22 Nebraska 3-1 179
23 Rutgers 4-0 128
24 Boise State 2-1 114
25 Baylor 3-0 92

Because of that win by a hair, LSU dropped to number three, and now Oregon move into the number 2 spot. However; not reason to worry. Over-rated PAC 12 Conference Oregon will drop a game or two in this regular season to Southern Cal and or Stanford. Then LSU should move into the number two slot again if they do not lose any games. However; They have to face Alabama, and tbhis my friend will be brutal. Get ready for game of defense bewteen the two. Don't be surprise if you see repeat of last year's performance when the two matchup. LSU won by kicking 5 field goals during the game. No touchdowns were scored in the entire game when the two met in the regular season for that Conference showdown.

Florida is slowly moving into the top 10 as you can see. Then it could be 5 SEC Teams being in the top ten again.

JimmyMack commented on Monday, Sep 24, 2012 at 11:04 AM

Great and appreciated advice guys! Thanks.

sebekm commented on Monday, Sep 24, 2012 at 13:07 PM

Hi Sporty:

I think AL is just too tough; they haven't rebuilt, they've just reloaded from their losses to the NFL. I don't think LSU can beat them, especially since they still don't have quality and stability at the QB position, and the losses of Claiborne (NFL) and Mathieu (stupidity) have really hurt them on D.

Florida has been a positive-surprise to me; Southen Cal a negative-surprise. I wonder how good Stanford will be? As I said above:

I don't see any of the PAC 12 teams going undefeated. Stanford still has to go on the road against Notre Dame (don't laugh) and Oregon. And Oregon plays Southern Cal (away) and Stanford at home - as well having to go on the road and play that pesky Oregon State team in the conference regular season finale which has been billed as "The Civil War."

Hi Jimmy:

If you were locked in to the Emmy's last night, by all accounts you got the short end of the stick. Press reports say Kimmel was "out of his element" as Emmy host; and the game between NE-BAL turned out to be one of the great free-for-alls of all times - complete with scab ref snafus and excitement right to the end. If you have the NFL network, they'll probably run it again on their 90-min "NFL Replay" segment (sometimes they expand it to two hours), but watching it live you got the full effect. Comedy, tragedy, excitement, suspense, drama....it had it all.

SportsFan31313 commented on Monday, Sep 24, 2012 at 13:58 PM


You could be right. But LSU always give Bama a run for their money. Anyway you look at it, you will definitely worth the price of admission to watch.

Florida is not a surprise to me. They lost a lot of key players to the draft and the a new Coach that is in his 2nd year. Teams in the SEC ultimately destroys teams outside the the Conference. Florida have beaten teamns outside of the Conference, and have beaten Tennessee. But it will be different beginning October 6, 2012.

The PAC 12 again is over-rated and is living through the politics of yester-year. They even had the nerve to put USC at No. 1 at the beginning of the season only to see after week one, for them to drop to number two and now out of the top ten.

No team outside the SEC can compete againt any top 10 in the SEC. Thats right I said it. :-)

It is the S.E.C. and everybody else.

SportsFan31313 commented on Monday, Sep 24, 2012 at 14:01 PM

Sorry about the typos....

"No team outside the SEC Conference can compete against any top 10 football team in the SEC Conference, and beat them.

Thats right I said it. :-)

It is the S.E.C. and then everybody else."

Georgia Football!!!!! Secular To Religion!!!!!!

sebekm commented on Monday, Sep 24, 2012 at 16:07 PM

"They even had the nerve to put USC at No. 1..."

Yes - that was an error to me, too. I liked John McKay, but ever since he went on to infamy with Tampa Bay, a big reason that I've rooted against the Trojans was because I didn't care for their head coach. The current one is no different. Their program has produced some great players over the years (Simpson, Swann, Haden, Marcus Allen, Ronnie Lott, Tony Boselli, Bruce Matthews, Anthony Munoz, Junior Seau, and Frank Gifford - just to name a few), but they always got the top talent.

SportsFan31313 commented on Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 11:24 AM


Yes they do. But pools of great talent and being able to win, and win against perinnials like that SEC are two different things. The PAC 10 of yester-year along with the Big 10 of yester-year and Notre Dame have fizzled out many years ago in my opinion. They way over-rated winning national Titles and playing competetive teams for a undisputed National Title. 1990 Ga tech shared a National Title, I think at one time LSU Shared a National Title. My thoughts were what in the Heck is going on here. The answer is revenue. They were the big name schools not necessarily the big name in actual perinnial power.
The movers and shakers in sports announcing (ESPN) and Alumni's, who either attaneded the aformentioned named schools had their hands in it.
That is what lead to this plus 1 beginning 2014. For the sake of it all, I still don't understand why in the heck they simply don't do a real playoff system. Division 1-AA Division II and Division III have the playoff system in place for many years and it worked, even to this day. They have an undisputed National Champion in those Divisions. The NFL has the Playoff for the World Champions. But here we have the Division I teams that seem not to get it right. it is becuase of revenue. Every company whats their share of the proceeds hook or by crook. A lot of the times it is by crook.

Until they outright develop a playoff system the correct way, a plus one will not be enough and you still could have a questionable National Champion.

Thank GOD it worked out last year. Only because now the SEC has dominated totally in Football. None of the Big 10 or PAC 12 teams can beat the Ranked (top 10) SEC Teams of today.

SportsFan31313 commented on Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 11:26 AM

For every player that came out of USC, I can match it with great players from the SEC Conference.

SportsFan31313 commented on Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 11:41 AM


The SCAB REFEREES did it again last night. The NFL has better get a hold on the lockout or something bad is going to happen. This is not Pop Warner football. This is HUGE Business.

SportsFan31313 commented on Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 11:44 AM

The call was horrendous !! But did anybody see the obvious offensive pass interference by Tate in the end zone? The referee was right there the controversy should have ended, with it being an interception by Green Bay.

sebekm commented on Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 12:25 PM

"The SCAB REFEREES did it again last night."

Yee HA! I watched the game and - even though I root for the Packers' most hated enemy - I felt sorry for them. In the words of play-by-play announcer Mike Tirico, they "got jobbed." What a disgrace. Yes, it was obviously an interception by Green Bay. Or in the alternative it was offensive pass interference by Tate for his push-off before the "reception," which would have negated the play and ended the game with a GB win. Either way, SEA should have lost that game.

The Packers got SCREWED.

sebekm commented on Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 13:50 PM

....and now "the ruling on the field is CONFIRMED." A short while ago, the NFL "officially" confirmed the results of the GB-SEA game, explaining that the replay official was correct to NOT overrule the simultaneous reception ruling on the field, and that Tate's offensive pass interference call was simply blown.

I expect this story to drive the train to the reinstatement of the "real" refs. It may be little consolation for the Packers, but I think it might be exactly the two-by-four-to-the-head that the NFL executives and owners needed to get them off the dime and PAY THE REAL REFS.

sebekm commented on Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 14:49 PM

...and now the Lingerie Football League weighs in:


SportsFan31313 commented on Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 15:20 PM


They really need to do something fast. What if this thing lingers in onto the SuperBowl. Will we have legitimate teamsn there who are really deserving? Will the Super Bowl will have an * by the winner?

SportsFan31313 commented on Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 15:29 PM

According To GHSA Football Daily:

"Liberty County LB Raekwon McMillan scored 22 points on two rushing touchdowns, one return touchdown on a fumble that he caused, a safety on a sack and a conversion run in a 42-7 victory over Cross Creek. McMillan finished with 51 yards rushing on 10 carries, 11 tackles and two sacks."

Congratulations Goes Out To Liberty County Panthers Line Backer Raekwon McMillan.

sebekm commented on Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 15:52 PM

"They really need to do something fast."

I think it has spurred them along, according to the latest press. A Wisconsin state senator has also helped things along by providing Commissioner Goodell's office phone number to the world. Tweeted State Sen. Jon Erpenbach:

"If tonights game doesnt make the NFL settle with the real refs this season will be a joke," and "I will bet you a pound of cheese curds the packers are flagged when they take off at seatac tonight."

Then he wrote, "Let's go to the phones!!" and proceeded to post the phone number to Goodell's New York office.

A switchboard operator at that number Tuesday morning said the "switchboards had been lit up" all morning and that every one of the calls had been "complaints [about] the game last night.""

See: http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/...

Yee HA!

SportsFan31313 commented on Wednesday, Sep 26, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Well Yesterday, The President Of The United States spoke on the issue, and now things are suppose to get moving on reaching an agreement. Lets hope so.

sebekm commented on Wednesday, Sep 26, 2012 at 12:06 PM

"...The President Of The United States spoke on the issue, and now things are suppose to get moving..."

I hope so, too. But if his track record in inspiring Congress to act is any indication, I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for something to happen.

I like the idea put forth by one of the Packer offensive lineman in an article yesterday. He said there were a number of players discussing whether they could go on strike until the real refs were back on the field. In the alternative, he said the players might just "take a knee" on every play next week in protest. The NFL brass is sure getting a tremendous amount of negative press on this. You would think that alone would put a burr under their saddle. But a lot of the sports talking heads are saying that the owners are just arrogant and tone-deaf, and think that any press is good for business. If they do think that, I believe they are miscalculating. Remember the big problems MLB had back in the early 90's, with their labor dispute, etc. It took many years - and the steroid-era home run hitting of McGuire, Sosa, and others - to bring the dollars back into MLB.

The NFL would be wise to settle this situation quickly and let the fans have their season.

SportsFan31313 commented on Wednesday, Sep 26, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Richmond Hill's Defense has allowed fewer than 7 point per game this season so far. I pick them to finish either number two or no lower than number three in Region 3-AAAAA making the post season playoffs.

SportsFan31313 commented on Wednesday, Sep 26, 2012 at 15:55 PM

I agree sebekm,

The NFLPA should strike as well.

sebekm commented on Wednesday, Sep 26, 2012 at 17:51 PM

Hi Sporty:

It looks like they HAVE gotten off the dime and are now moving toward a settlement. The NFL brass won't admit it, but the GB-SEA game was undoubtedly the tipping point which convinced them that settlement was in their best interests.

I hope the networks give maximum on-air coverage (i.e., no commercials) to the end of pregame ceremonies/the start of the first games that the real refs are back. The ovations should be loud and lengthy.

sebekm commented on Thursday, Sep 27, 2012 at 12:36 PM
SportsFan31313 commented on Thursday, Sep 27, 2012 at 13:41 PM

Yes Sebekm,

I got the news very early this morning on MSNBC and CNN.

hollabackk commented on Thursday, Sep 27, 2012 at 18:30 PM

I thought we were talking anout bradwell football. We got alittle off track didnt we? Oh, my bad, i forgot, theres nothing to talk about...lol

sebekm commented on Friday, Sep 28, 2012 at 13:46 PM

It is pretty sad.

SportsFan31313 commented on Friday, Sep 28, 2012 at 14:29 PM


You are correct Hollabackk. Now It's your turn to start a new Blog after this week's Bradwell Institute Lost.

SportsFan31313 commented on Friday, Sep 28, 2012 at 14:30 PM

I would say that I am right on track so far with Liberty County Panthers Football.

SportsFan31313 commented on Friday, Sep 28, 2012 at 15:03 PM

By The way Hollabackk, Sebekm, and Jimmy D,

Georgia wins Big tomorrow with Fresham Running Backs Todd Gurley, and Keith Marshall. No. 3 and No 4. Jersey numbers.

3 + 4 = 34 Herchel Walker. :-)

sebekm commented on Friday, Sep 28, 2012 at 15:19 PM

It will be tough to duplicate the excitement of those Herschel days - that's for sure.

hollabackk commented on Saturday, Sep 29, 2012 at 01:21 AM


No need for a new blog. JimmyMack can Just re-name this one 0-4.

Effingham 36
Bradwell 10

SportsFan31313 commented on Saturday, Sep 29, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Oh yes I know about that game. Yes Hollabackk, As I projected from the beginning of the season that Bradwell Institute will go 2-8. But after getting beat by 1-AAA Savannah High School, and beaten by 2-AA Charlton County, there is no way that I can see even a possible 2-8 season. It is worst than we all thought. They are now playing their Region Games, and no way now that Bradwell Institute will win those Region games. Effingham County is a mediocre team. They are not good, they are just better than Bradwell Institute by a long shot, and Bradwell Institute has become the worst program in it's school History. I told you all that since Walsh arrived there the program has plummented to an all time low, and he has successfully taken this program down to the depths of no return as long as he is there. He is a complete failure of the program. I have saying that for more than 3 years, and all I got was flack from a lot of his good-ole boy network of personal friends. If they were anything of a true friend to Walsh, they would ask him to step down for the better of the program. For a kid to get an athletic scholarship at Bradwell Institute, he would either have to have gifted talent whereas he does not need Walsh at all, and get the scholarship on his very own with the help of Boosters, or the Parents would have to get extremely involved and put their son in yearly camps and private coaches to get him the level where he could get a athletic scholarship. Walsh is not the answer to anything as far as the Football program goes. Walsh is definitely nis not an asset to the program, but merely a liability. He gets a stipend along with his regulary salary. Where is the return on investment? (ROI) What is goping on is that he (Walsh) is the waste of tax payers money. Not the new Stadium. You want a return on investment? Fire Walsh, and bring in another suitable Coach that is willing to take the extra step in getting the program back in order. That could bring back the pride and winning tradition back to Bradwell Institute.
Send Walsh back to Johnson of Savannah. At this point, no one would want him near their program. New Stadium! Degenerate program!

SportsFan31313 commented on Saturday, Sep 29, 2012 at 12:16 PM


Now that I have blown off some steam,I will say you are correct about the Herchel Walker days. But those true freshman runningbacks from the State of North Carolina, are a doulbe threat to any teamsn defense. I really see the dawgs winning the SEC East and having a very strong chance in playing for the National Title. The Dawgs looks very good right now. The defense is the best that I have seen in many years, and the offense is just as good. This is a very good Georgia Bulldog team. Don't be surprised to see them ranked number 1 in the pre-season polls for 2013. Aaron Murray is a Junior, and he will be back his senior year. As Alabama status is with depth of talented players, so is Georgia.

SportsFan31313 commented on Saturday, Sep 29, 2012 at 12:31 PM


Great Job Coach Kurt Warner, and the Liberty County Panthers on their routing of Hephzibah 40-19.

I said in my first blog that I admire this Panthers Football team, and gave my projections as to how far they will go. They should have a successful regular season. Their greatest challenge in this Sub-Region 3A-AAAA
will be Statesboro. Statesboro got hammered by perinnial power Burke County who is in Sub Region 3B-AAAA and his leading their Sub-Region. If the Panthere beat Statesboro, I predicting them winning the Sub-Region thereby playing against that Monster of a Football Team that Burke County has for the Region 3-AAAA Title.
Great Job Panthers Football team.

sebekm commented on Saturday, Sep 29, 2012 at 16:13 PM

Hi Sporty:

Yes - those were the good old days. But speaking of no defense, did you just see what happened between WV and Baylor? The WV QB threw for 600+ yards and on the season has 20 TD passes and no picks. 133 points between two top 25 teams???? Where's the D?

And speaking of Alabama - I watched a HS game on TV last night between two Florida teams. One team had Kelvin Taylor - the son of former-NFL standout Fred Taylor - on a 2A team; and the other had a guy who has just committed to AL - Derrick Henry (on a 4A team) - who has rushed for 502 yards IN A SINGLE GAME this season. The announcers were touting Fred Taylor's kid as the "top running back rated by ESPN coming out of HS," but I can't imagine why he's ranked higher than this guy:


SportsFan31313 commented on Sunday, Sep 30, 2012 at 15:18 PM

Hello sebekm,

Yes I saw some of that game. No DEFENSE to say the least bewteen the two WVU and Baylor.

The exciting game that I was watching on CBS was the Georgia-Tennessee. Those two freshman running backs #3 Hurley and #4 Marshall was dual to watch. They did make some mistakes, Marshall (Fumble) Murray (Fumble)and a bad play by Gurley. But all in all, Those two backs was great as the two rushed for 100 yards in that game. I believe Gurley had finished with 164 yards on 10 carries, and Marshall finished with 164 yards on 10 carries. Georgia came in leading the SEC in total offense and scoring, piled up 560 yards, including 282 on the ground. Georgia have now scored 40 or more points in five straight games for the first time in school history. This will be Georgia’s third win in a row over Tennessee and has now represented its 15th straight regular season victory going back to last year. Georgia who is now (5-0, 3-0) are off to their first 5-0 start since 2006. I'm telling you sebekm, this is a very dangerous and very good football team. Don't be surprise to see them winning the SEC Conference defeating Alabama or LSU after capturing the SEC East Title for the 2nd year in a row. Then playing either Alabama or LSU for the National Title.

GO Dawgs!!!! SIC EM!!!!! :-)

SportsFan31313 commented on Sunday, Sep 30, 2012 at 15:19 PM

Pardon my typos. It's Gurley not Hurley.

SportsFan31313 commented on Sunday, Sep 30, 2012 at 15:24 PM

In addition to that Tennesse -Georgia game, did you know that Georgia racked up over 248 yards in the first quarter?

You have to give it to Derek Dooley for rallying the Vols to stay into the game. Tennessee did have a short second lead 30 - 27 but quickly Georga rallied right back within seconds to tie the game just before the half 30-30. From the 3rd quarter on, it was a shootout between the two, but Georgia's defense hunkered down to seal the game with a last minute interception for the win.

sebekm commented on Sunday, Sep 30, 2012 at 19:08 PM

I was surprised that GA gave up so many points. They need to work on their D. OK State found out last year that a team does not win with O alone. I guess you do have to give TN credit.

But speaking of TN - it still bothers me that somebody named Dooley is coaching somewhere other than Georgia. I have spouted off about "nepotism" on these blogs before as it relates to local government jobs, but I'll give the Dooleys a pass so that the son can carry on the tradition with the Dawgs.

SportsFan31313 commented on Monday, Oct 01, 2012 at 13:51 PM

Well this week should be a real measuring stick as to the defense when they face South Carolina. Spurrier knows how to run an Offense. He has always given Georgia trouble. You will have Marcus Lattimore running the ball who is fast and runs very hard. he is hard to bring down, and their then end and recievers are very good as well. They are not ranked No. 6 for nothing. There will be some shaking up in the SEC very soon as Goergia faces South Caroliona, Florida will Face LSU, etc.

SportsFan31313 commented on Monday, Oct 01, 2012 at 14:15 PM

AP Top 25

1 Alabama (60) 5-0 1500
2 Oregon 5-0 1430
3 Florida State 5-0 1349
4 LSU 5-0 1310
5 Georgia 5-0 1252
6 South Carolina 5-0 1152
7 Kansas State 4-0 1123
8 West Virginia 4-0 1066
9 Notre Dame 4-0 1043
10 Florida 4-0 937
11 Texas 4-0 932
12 Ohio State 5-0 793
13 USC 3-1 703
14 Oregon State 3-0 647
15 Clemson 4-1 608
15 TCU 4-0 608
17 Oklahoma 2-1 581
18 Stanford 3-1 509
19 Louisville 5-0 404
20 Mississippi State 4-0 306
21 Nebraska 4-1 240
22 Rutgers 4-0 160
23 Washington 3-1 159
24 Northwestern 5-0 143
25 UCLA 4-1 122

Dropped from rankings: Michigan State 20, Boise State 24, Baylor 25
Others receiving votes: Cincinnati 72, Boise State 53, Texas A&M 51, Michigan State 43, Texas Tech 39, Michigan 38, Louisiana Tech 37, Baylor 31, Ohio 30, Arizona State 15, Arizona 4, Miami (FL) 4, Iowa State 3, Tennessee 3

Complete Rankings »
USA Today Poll
1 Alabama (57) 5-0 1472
2 Oregon 5-0 1403
3 LSU (1) 5-0 1327
4 Florida State (1) 5-0 1301
5 Georgia 5-0 1227
6 South Carolina 5-0 1161
7 West Virginia 4-0 1137
8 Kansas State 4-0 1050
9 Texas 4-0 981
10 Notre Dame 4-0 915
11 Florida 4-0 883
12 USC 3-1 784
13 TCU 4-0 749
14 Oklahoma 2-1 684
15 Clemson 4-1 626
16 Louisville 5-0 524
17 Oregon State 3-0 453
18 Stanford 3-1 452
19 Mississippi State 4-0 422
20 Nebraska 4-1 415
21 Rutgers 4-0 206
22 Northwestern 5-0 202
23 Cincinnati 3-0 175
24 Texas Tech 4-0 108
25 Boise State 3-1 83

Dropped from rankings: Michigan State 18, Oklahoma State 22, Wisconsin 23, Baylor 24, Virginia Tech 25
Others receiving votes: Washington 65, Texas A&M 61, UCLA 58, Louisiana Tech 56, Michigan State 45, Baylor 41, Arizona State 40, Miami (FL) 17, Michigan 11, Ohio 11, Louisiana-Monroe 8, Wisconsin 6, Purdue 6, San Jose State 4, Oklahoma State 3, Toledo 1, Tulsa 1, Virginia Tech 1
Complete Rankings »

ESPN.com's Power Rankings
1 Alabama 5-0 500
2 Oregon 5-0 477
3 Florida State 5-0 451
4 Georgia 5-0 428
5 LSU 5-0 420
6 South Carolina 5-0 376
7 Kansas State 4-0 376
8 West Virginia 4-0 370
9 Notre Dame 4-0 331
10 Florida 4-0 323
11 Texas 4-0 315
12 Ohio State 5-0 276
13 USC 3-1 254
14 Oregon State 3-0 226
15 Clemson 4-1 211
16 TCU 4-0 193
17 Oklahoma 2-1 192
18 Stanford 3-1 165
19 Louisville 5-0 129
20 Mississippi State 4-0 88
21 Nebraska 4-1 85
22 Rutgers 4-0 79
23 UCLA 4-1 65
24 Northwestern 5-0 57
25 Cincinnati 3-0 33

Others receiving votes: Texas A&M, Washington, Boise State, Baylor, Louisiana Tech, Miami (FL), Arizona State, Michigan, Texas Tech, Ohio, Oklahoma State, Michigan State

sebekm commented on Monday, Oct 01, 2012 at 15:27 PM

Hi Sporty:

Yes - things will start to get really interesting in the SEC over the next few weeks when they start to knock each other off. I watched the start of the AL-MS game, and saw where AL trailed in a game (7-6 - for about 15 seconds) for the first time since the repeal of Prohibition. All it did was make them mad, as they proceeded to beat the stuffings out of Ole Miss. LSU had a hard time with Towson, and haven't been very impressive in their other games. Spurrier does know offense, and I think he takes a fiendish delight in beating Georgia - stemming all the way back to his quarterback days with Florida in the '60s.

Some things I find particularly interesting:

*Notre Dame is a top 10 team in all the polls? I guess time will tell whether they turn into pretenders again.

*Boise State out of the top 25? I guess the bloom is off the rose; they can't sneak up on anybody anymore; their weak schedule is showing; and I don't think their talent level is what it has been.

*Oregon is averaging 52 points per game thus far this season, and whipped #22 Arizona 49-0 in week four. I wonder what would happen if they diversified their schedule like Southern Cal does - and played a couple of strong out-of-conference teams. I still think they are not going to go undefeated, as they have Southern Cal, Stanford, and a pesky Oregon State team in the last month of their regular season.

*That WV quarterback is having one hell of a season. I wonder how he will perform against TX, K-State, and OK.

For the past couple of years, my son and I have collaborated on picking game results on ESPN's "College Pick'em" fantasy site. This past weekend, we finally went UNDEFEATED with our picks. (The ending of the games involving Texas, Nebraska, and Cincinnati were particulary exciting.) I told him that when they send him his money, I'll take my cut in 10s and 20s.

sebekm commented on Monday, Oct 01, 2012 at 15:45 PM

(Oh, I guess USA Today still has Boise State in there - barely. I think they should have followed suit with the others and replaced BS with UCLA.)

sebekm commented on Monday, Oct 01, 2012 at 16:06 PM

...and uh-oh - I guess this is why they need all of that depth:


SportsFan31313 commented on Tuesday, Oct 02, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Well sebekm,

This weekend will be separation week for the SEC teams. I have Georgia winning this game of the road in a close margin by 7 or less. South Carolina is a very good team under Steve Spurrier, but Georgia has more depth. The problem is that (well I wont say problem) Georgia's offense is so explosive, that they get out there, drive down the field very quickly and score putting the defense back on the filed without getting a good rest. Also with the suspension of a few veteran defensive players, did not help when they played Tennessee. But the full Georgia defense will be back this Saturday when the play against South Carolina. I have to tell you that in my opinion, this if the best Team Mark Richt has recruited since his time arriving at Georgia in 2001. Florida will lose in a close game to LSU. But don't expect to see these teams fall deep into the Polls even with a loss. I believe South Carolina will remain a top 10 team even with a loss. Florida may move back to the top 15 but nothing further back. The SEC is so dominant right now that I can't see any team in the top ten beating any top ten SEC teams including Oregon.

Get ready for some great SEC televised matchup this weekend sebekm.

SportsFan31313 commented on Tuesday, Oct 02, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Ok sebekm,

I think another blog needs to be started. :-) It's your turn to blog. High School, College, and NFL.....

sebekm commented on Tuesday, Oct 02, 2012 at 12:35 PM

I wouldn't be surprised if FL beat LSU. As to the Dawgs, I always enjoy it when they play a Spurrier-coached team. It should be a really good game.

As to another blog - I don't know a whole lot about HS (especially local) - other than the Sound Off's are now starting to call for the BI coach's head. I may have burned myself out on college football above.

As to the NFL, I only have one thing to say:

HOW 'BOUT DEM BEARS!!!!! The whole sports world seems to be crying "what's wrong with the Cowboys?" Obviously, I see the other side and say the Bears D and VERY, VERY EFFICIENT O won that game by double digits, when everybody was picking Dallas. Cutler had 2 TD. no picks, 75% completions and a 140 passer rating. But he's the new NFL pinata, so nobody is giving him any credit. He didn't help himself in the post-game press conference last night when he confronted the media with their desire to "make news" and "sell newspapers" for every sideline "dust-up" that the cameras capture.

The Bears have a very tough schedule this year - especially with Minnesota playing as well as they are. You can expect Detroit to rally and bounce back from their inconsistent play on defense. They also play Houston, the 49ers, Arizona, and Green Bay again. They supposedly have a "breather" next week against JAX before their bye week. But from the interviews after the game they know that the Jags could be a real "trap game," and they need to pay attemtion to business and take the game very seriously. If they can make it through the season relatively healthy and with a decent record (I predict 11-5 or even 12-4), they should be primed to get to the NFC championship game at least.

As to the rest of the NFL - I'm glad to see ATL doing well, and am surprised that the pre-season Super Bowl darling Saints are 0-4. Carolina has been a disppointment - especially their QB - so far. And who can believe the goings-on in the AFC East?

SportsFan31313 commented on Wednesday, Oct 03, 2012 at 13:16 PM

Georgia- South Carolina on ESPN 7:00 pm

SportsFan31313 commented on Wednesday, Oct 03, 2012 at 13:20 PM

"As to another blog - I don't know a whole lot about HS (especially local) - other than the Sound Off's are now starting to call for the BI coach's head. I may have burned myself out on college football above."

I certainly hope that this is true. It's about time the citizens listen and the powers that be act. This has been going on far too long.

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