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Purple Yeti Roar 08: Chomping On Some Bits

 

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Crib Sheet: Time To Go On A Diet

Well, it’s certainly been a recovery week now, hasn’t it?  We’ve got one more week of college football and I’m still wiped out from last week.  I guess it’s time to go on a diet.  Or at least a flash one.  I’ve got about three weeks to slim back down and it’s going to be rough.  The diet starts today with the Crib Sheet.  Most of the news out there is just hype over the SEC, so I’m not going to waste your time on that.  There is, however, some small tasty nuggets of news that you are all welcome to bite into.  But after that I need 20 push ups.  And… GO!

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Chilling Out After Being Stuffed

Man I”m chilling here in the ole home office watching some old episodes of Doctor Who and reflecting on the long holiday weekend that was in college football.  I didn’t go anywhere and opted to be completely lazy.  Turkey day was a smash and I ended up falling asleep pretty fast on the couch.  The NFL games were exciting for once.  But there were two full days of college football that I had to watch.  I’m not sure I remember much so I’ll be short and sweet on this.

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GameDay: Goobye Rivalries

Wow, we here in the Big 12 said goodbye to one rivarly Thursday and now today we will be saying goodbye to another.  Granted there were some rivalries that fizzled out last year due to teams leaving the league but these hit closer to home and home away from home.  It’s funny how the accleration of money caused much of this.  Yes, you can say that it could be other things, but when conferences are getting big payouts for television deals, things just turn sour quick.  So today I get to say goodbye to the Border War.

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Thankspotting: Home Away From Home For The Holidays

Last week was rough.  For lots of reasons.  Tailgating as hard as I did last weekend has left some lingering effects.  There’s also a sprinkle of great games from Thursday through Saturday.  So I decided that this week, it will be some major home spectating.  It’s a weird week for me anyway because this is the first Thanksgiving I’ve had away from home.  Hopefully I won’t miss Mom’s stuffing too much.  Let’s check out the games.

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So Long KC, Hello Austin

I’ve been searching for the words for the past month and all I’ve mustered is a bunch of put offs and teases.  So here it goes:  I found a job in Austin and moved there from Kansas City.  What will that do with the blog?  I’m not sure yet.  I always iterate every two years on the design but this kind of change warrants even more.  One thing I can assure you is that I will continue to write in some form.  Whether its under the KCCGD moniker or something else, there will always be a place for ramblings on college football.

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Pick It Standings Week 14: Getting Back On The Treadmill Track

We’re coming into the last week of the Pick It and Stick It and we have some movement in the standings.  We also have some major movement in the BCS Standings.  Any kind of movement is great after the weekend that was in Thanksgiving Day turkey massacres. So I’m heading back to the gym and getting ready for conference championship weekend.  I also have a play at the Pick It and Stick It Championship so there will be some mental squats done to build up my Pick It muscle.  Let’s take a look at the long weekend that was first.

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Homespotting is Where the Heart is

It’s been a long, food filled holiday weekend and of all the times I’ve been out and about the last three years, I can say that being home for four days was the perfect change of pace.  There’s plenty of bars out there for me to frequent, both old and new, but for this week’s barspot I wanted to do something different.  Maybe it was celebrating being in a new home or maybe I was just too tired to try to marathon 3 straight days of football at a bar, but it was hight time to spent some home time.  So this week, I’ll review my time at home and gives ome pointers on how to do it right.

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GameDay: KCGGD’s Best Weekend Evar

Okay, so no, I’m not talking about VH1 and guests like Chris Jericho and the unfunny guy from The State, I’m talking about college football!  Every year I’m reminded that we get piles upon piles of traditional football matchups on top of piles and piles of turkey.  This year is a little different, however.  The rivalry games are all over the place, but alot of them have national title implications.  It’s only halfway through the weekend and already the BCS title race has been blown up, kinda.

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Pick It And Stick It: Better Late Than Never

Okay, so it’s a little late, but I was enthralled with the bevy of college football that was on a Friday.  So I apologize for being late, but it’s better than never.   I know everyone out there was sitting there wondering just what the latest pick set was available in between the football and more football today.  Welp, we had some picks for today come and go but we also have some ready to  rock for tomorrow.  If you got the time like I do on this long Thanksgiving Day Weekend, then check out the picks and see how you’ve fared.

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Crib Sheet: Pow Wow Kansas City Style

So the athletic director and coaches meetings for the Big 12 are in Kansas City this week and the Crib Sheet is here to fill you in.  We’ll start out this week with the beginnings of the meeting and then wrap up Thursday’s and Friday’s talk next week.  Dan Beebe held a press conference to field questions about the first day of talks.  The big picture?  The league is heading into media negotiations with excitement next year because of the money the ACC got from ESPN.  But they need to stay together and Beebe would like to know if they are a soon as possible, even though he knows it won’t happen.  Among his case for staying together was that potential for more money, the disruption of balance in the league that could force some regulatory structuring, and that the Big 10 could very well do nothing.  Beebe says it’s a young conference and would like to see it grow old together with the members.  Will it happen?  We’ll find out next year, but in the meantime here’s this week’s Crib Sheet:

  • The Big East wants the NCAA to study whether or not the on field head official should be in charge of overturning instant replay calls instead of the in-booth official.  We don’t think this works out to well because even though the head official is in the flow of the game, the in booth official has better looks at close plays.
  • Dennis Dodd over at CBS Sports reiterates what we have been saying about Rich Rodriquez:  he’s on the hot seat big time this season.  Dodd puts the odds at 8-4 and a bowl appearance for him to keep his job.  Any takers?
  • Nebraska’s top receiver Niles Paul got his 2nd MIP and a ticket for urinating in public last week.  If he keeps it up, he might be kicked off the team.
  • The NCAA extended its catastrophic insurance for student athletes up through 2013.  A student athlete could receive up to $20 million in lifetime benefits if they get hurt during practice or competition.  That’s a pretty sweet deal.
  • The cause behind the Urban Meyer drama last year finally came out.  Meyer stated he had esophageal spasms and that he has some meds to take for it.  The pain from the spasms made it ultra painful to eat.  Hopefully the medication will work and he can continue on in his work.
  • The latest road block from Texas Tech didn’t work.  The judge in the case states that Mike Leach can move forward in his lawsuit against the university for his firing late last year.  Notch one win for the pirates.  It’s going to be quite the naval battle between these two.
  • Even though Oklahoma is under some potential violations, the Sooners sent a letter to the NCAA stating that they meet the requirements set by the NCAA for their probation.  A probation period that came from recruiting violations and is expiring soon.  So they are out of the woods but could be right back in it soon.
  • Some officials from Kansas are caught up in a ticket scandal that diverted a couple of million in tickets to 3rd parties for personal gain.  Most of the 6 officials involved have either left or been fired.  Meanwhile, athletic director Lew Perkins stated he didn’t know it was going on.  This shouldn’t hurt the athletics department in terms of probation and what not, but Perkins image is damaged and the school has not only money to recoup but the Feds sniffing around for more.
  • On to football, the Big 12 meetings this week let loose some football schedule nuggets.  The Border War will be on Fox Sports Net on November 27th at 11:30 am.  The Sunflower Showdown moved from Saturday to Thursday night October 14th on Fox Sports Net at 6:30 pm.  Mark your calendars.  Also, note that it’s exclusively on Fox.  Testing for media numbers for the upcoming negotiations anyone?
  • Apparently some exercise equipment loaned to Kansas athletic director Lew Perkins has come around to bite him in the form of a blackmail scheme.  A former disgruntled employee, Bill Dent, tried to extort money in exchange for keeping quiet about the equipment.  Dent also says that Perkins received the equipment in exchange for tickets.  We’ll find out what happens here.  Perkins says he is a victim, because the company that loaned the equipment went under and didn’t recover the gear.
  • Meanwhile at the Big 12 meetings this week, Lew Perkins talked about that as well some talk about the expansion speculation.  The big takeaway?  He says expansion is a super serious threat and that Kansas may or may not have been contacted by the Big 10.  Diversion tactic is a go!

Magnifying the Expansion Part 6: Fanning the Flames

Okay, we talked about the Big 10 expansion with all of the good bits on the business side of things, but what about us?  What about the fans?  How will the average stool jockey be affected if and when the Big 10 decides to expand out beyond its current bounds?  From the Trojan sporting LA type to the gator chomping tanned Floridian, the effect could be small.  Or it could be big.  The closer the proximity to the Big 10, the more the fans will experience change, especially right here in Kansas City.  Let’s see what can happen as we narrow the focus down to right here at the KCCGD headquarters.

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Chappelle’s Dangles Many Helmets But Only One Game

The holiday weekend was rough on us and we barely made it back to Kansas City in time for some prime college football. Our hair was as greasy as the fried turkey we gobbled up for meal number two Thursday. But we made in, dropped off our stuff,, and headed to North Kansas City and Chappell’s Sports Museum and Restaurant. After running the gauntlet of food and family over the weekend it was nice to dig into the warmth and surprisingly quiet Chappell’s.

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Barpsotting for Pick It and Stick It: Mashed Together Like Potatoes

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Last week was the beginning of Rivalry Week and now we are fully realizing its end.  We had out schedule jacked up due to Thanksgiving and we’re sure you’ve had yours as well.  It’s all for a good thing, however, as we should give thanks to what we have at least once a year.  So in celebration of Thanksgiving and our shortened week, we are combining our Barspotting and Pick It and Stick It posts.  And without further ado, we are Barspotting at Chappell’s Saturday.  Yes, we’ll be just back in town to watch the Border War between Kansas and Missouri.  We’re going up to North Kansas City and watchin some football as well as checking out their collection of sports memorabilia.   Thankfully, we are just in time to go over the picks too and we hope you didn’t forget to make yours on this short week.

When: Saturday November 27, 2009
Time: 2:00 PM
Where: Chappell’s Restaurant & Sports Museum, 323 Armour Road, North Kansas City, MO 64116


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Games:

Picks:

Favorite VS Underdog Final Status (times in CST)
VS 21.0 Fri, Nov 27 at 11:00 am
@ 10.0 Fri, Nov 27 at 1:30 pm
VS 0.0 Fri, Nov 27 at 6:00 pm
VS 14.0 Fri, Nov 27 at 9:00 pm
@ 6.0 Sat, Nov 28 at 9:00 am
@ 3.0 Sat, Nov 28 at 11:00 am
@ 8.0 Sat, Nov 28 at 11:21 am
VS 8.0 Sat, Nov 28 at 11:30 am
VS 44.5 Sat, Nov 28 at 12:00 pm
@ 16.0 Sat, Nov 28 at 2:30 pm
VS 24.5 Sat, Nov 28 at 2:30 pm
@ 6.5 Sat, Nov 28 at 2:30 pm
VS 7.5 Sat, Nov 28 at 4:00 pm
VS 3.5 Sat, Nov 28 at 6:00 pm
VS 7.5 Sat, Nov 28 at 7:00 pm
VS 29.5 Sat, Nov 28 at 7:00 pm
VS 13.0 Sat, Nov 28 at 9:00 pm

Rivalries are abound as just about every game on the list is a rivalry.  So in between the turkey and gravy and shopping and family, check out these games.  Some of them sound cool like the Duel in the Desert with Arizona and Arizona State.  Some of them sound goofy like the Egg Bowl with Ole Miss at Mississippi State.  No matter the name, they all mean something big to the teams and offer up a tradition only seen in college football.  Big 12 wise, we missed out on the Nebraska and Colorado game but that’s alright.  Nebraska won and it didn’t matter.  We have the Bedlam series for Oklahoma State and Oklahoma tomorrow.  The ‘Pokes will get a good shot at a BCS bid provided they win and Texas does next week against said Cornhuskers.  The other major game for the Big 12 is the Border War.  Kansas needs a win to be bowl eligible and Missouri needs a win to get 2nd in the North.  Who’s gonna win?  Come on out to Chappell’s and help us find out.

GameDay: Bang! Bang!

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So when listening to the hype leading up to this week’s Red River Rivalry, I couldn’t help but think that it used to be called something else.  There’s whispers of it on the web now, but I could swear that it used to be called the Red River Shootout.  Is that right?  Pictures and images tell us of this but more and more it’s a rivalry and not a shootout.  Did they change it?  Why?  Well we know why, and it kinda sucks.

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