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The DudeYouCrazy Viewing Guide, Week 2


Labor Day weekend is nice because you essentially get five (six if you include Georgia State/Abilene Christian this year) days of FBS football in some way, shape or form, which is almost overkill. Because the Tuesday and Wednesday after? TORTURE. Its not quite the 231 days that preceded last Wednesday after the Auburn/Florida State game, but its a struggle. We had a taste, now we want more. This is how heroin addictions get started.

Thirsty Thursday

Arizona at UT-San Antonio, 8pm, FS1. This game has intrigue to me for three reasons:
1) Arizona has a chance to be a decent football team and darkhorse in the Pac-12 South.
2) Thursday night road games are where claims such as 1 go to die.
3) Larry Coker- still a corpse that coaches football.

This game really doesn’t intrigue me at all.

Friday Fiesta?

Pitt at Boston College, 8pm, ESPN: Two teams who will win 5-7 games and play in pre-Christmas bowls. If you haven’t seen Pitt WR Tyler Boyd yet, then maybe it tickles your fancy.

Washington State at Nevada, 10:30, ESPN: Man, the standard is so much lower for Thu/Fri games. This one should at least feature a LOT of points (O/U is set at 65.5, I’m banging the over) and the world’s favorite coach.

Yes, Mike Leach acknowledged that Craig James did, in fact, kill 5 hookers.

Yes, Mike Leach acknowledged that Craig James did, in fact, kill 5 hookers.

Saturday: The Noon Swoon

Lord, this is a pitiful slate. There are three SEC games, with #2 Alabama hosting FAU and Tennessee hosting Arkansas State, somehow both on the SEC Network. #24 Missouri travels to Toledo (that is not a typo) and is the ESPN game for noon (also not a typo). What a world.

On ABC, you get a chance to see #4 Oklahoma, as they travel to Tulsa. And beyond that, in no particular order, #20 K-State in a conference game at Iowa State on FS1, Penn State/Akron on ESPN2, and #23 Clemson’s lack of a run defense against South Carolina State on your local ACC Network affiliate.

3:30- The Football Gods Give Us One

I’d be kinda pissed if I lived on the West Coast and this was a nooner for me, but #14 USC travels to Palo Alto to take on perpetually immovable object #13 Stanford on ABC. USC ran 102 plays in their week 1 win over Fresno State, and Stanford always ruins hurry-up extraordinaire Oregon’s season. CONSIDER ME COMPELLED.

Beyond that, its uglier than the noons. Kentucky will have a competitive game at Ohio on the Collegiate ESPN network, Florida debuts against EMU at 4 on the SEC, and #15 Ole Miss and Vandy come at you from LP Field at 4:30 on ESPN.

Saturday Saturday Saaaaaturday, Saturday Saturday Saaaaaturday, Saturday Saturday Saaaaaturday Night’s Alright

#7 Michigan State at #3 Oregon. 6:30pm. FOX. Be there or be square.

Reeling #21 South Carolina hosts possible-best-team-in-North-Carolina East Carolina on ESPNU at 7 in a game where ECU QB Shane Carden is out to throw the ball more than Kenny Trill’s 60 attempts.

The #5 Barners get a tune-up against San Jose State at 7 on ESPN2. We get to see round 2 of senor Trill as Lamar visits #9 Texas A&M on the SEC Network at 7. Texas gets to try to hold BYU under 500 rushing yards at the same time on FS1. What I’m saying is this: you should have your rotational trigger finger ready to go by now, its week 2.

At 7:30, our favorite game that has no bearing on any titles at all takes place, as #16 Notre Dame hosts Michigan on NBC. So, that’s 6 games to keep an eye on. For #7, how about Virginia Tech at #8 Ohio State on ESPN at 8?

Let’s rank them in order of what you should have on your ‘favorites’ list to flip through:
1) FOX. Sparty/Ducks.
2) NBC, I guess, for you purists out there.
3) ESPNU, because S.C. could seriously be 0-2 with Georgia on deck.
4) ABC. Nobody likes seeing Urban Meyer win anything, even if it means Frank Beamer wins instead.
5-7) Up to you, man. I don’t own you.

Enjoy the games, folks!

Georgia Plays Clemson in Four Weeks: Why Tajh Boyd will Struggle against Georgia’s Defense


Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd has played in 34 career games.  In 28 of those games he has posted the following combined statistical passing line:

496 completions in 792 attempts for 6,774 yards, 64 TDs and 24 INTs.

Got all that?  Those numbers yield a total efficiency number of 155.08.

In his six other games he has compiled this statistical line:

122 completions in 197 attempts for 1,279 yards, 9 TDs and 4 INTs.

That generates a passer efficiency number of 127.48.

Is that spread significant?  Yes.  The first efficiency number would have ranked 16th in the country last season.  The second number would have ranked 73rd?

You know what my favorite part of this random data comparison is?  The six games in which Boyd was considerably less impressive are Boyd’s six career games against SEC defenses.

Georgia’s defense is still an SEC defense.

That’s all I got/

Andrew

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Georgia Plays Clemson in Less Than Eight Weeks: That leaves a lot of room for Sammy Watkins Chatter


“Behind the scenes we like our schedule.  People talk about Georgia, Florida State and South Carolina, but I’m not worried about them, I’m concentrated on what we do.  If we come out and beat Georgia, not just beat ‘em but beat the mss out of ‘em like we should, I don’t see no problems in getting started in the right direction.”

-Sammy Watkins

Open them eyes bro.  Via.

Open them eyes bro. Via.

I’m not going to beat up on Sammy for being confident in his team.  In fact I appreciate a few of the sentiments he expressed, namely:

  • Behind the scenes we like our schedule.  I’m a huge proponent of teams laying low, studying their competition and gaining confidence.
  • I’m concentrated on what we do.  Again, I like this kind of talk.

I’m not even going to dwell on the Georgia talk individually because there is no precedent for how these Clemson players – Watkins included – perform against Georgia.

But consider Florida State and South Carolina.  Both Sammy and his Clemson squad are 1-3 against these two oponents.  Clemson is 1-3 against the Cocks and the Seminoles with a lone win coming against FSU in 2011.

Similarly, Sammy has had just one good game – that same FSU game in which he had 7 catches for 141 yards and two TDs while adding 13 rushing yards.  His other three games of this series?  14 catches, 100 yards receiving, 0 TDs, 7 rushes for 46 yards, one passing TD.

Clemson was still just 1-2 against ranked opponents in 2012 with the lone win being in meaningless bowl game that meant the world to Dabo Swinney.

That’s all I got/

Andrew

If you’ve missed out on any portion of the Clemson Countdown of Insults, the archive is as follows”

Georgia plays Clemson in 9 weeks: Here’s What Urban Dictionary Has to Say About It



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I found this on UrbanDictionary.com.  And, please note that it was published on January 10, 2012 by someone who is not me.

 

That’s all I got/

Andrew

Georgia plays Clemson in 10 Weeks: Video Evidence that Georgia fans are better than Clemson Fans


Here is a Clemson fan…

 

Here is a Georgia fan…

 

 

I rest my case.

 

That’s all I got/

Andrew

 

If you’ve missed out on any portion of the Clemson Countdown of Insults, the archive is as follows”

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