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2010 Year End Reviewards

Yes, it’s the 2010 edition and first ever annual KC College GameDay Year End Reviewards!  What’s a revieward?  Welp, it’s a half assed attempt to round up the year in review and then dole out some nameless awards out to who or what I think mattered in the year of college football.  It applies to the regular season only as I really don’t want to come back to this.  At any rate, I’m shooting from the hip so all you midgets our there better watch your heads.

Big 12 , er 11, er 10 Predictions for 2010

Man what a crazy roller coaster of an offseason for the Big 12. Who would’ve thought a year ago that the Big 12 would be rocked to its very knees and survive probably one of most weirdest advances in college football history.  It was like a whacked out game of Axis & Allies.  Welp Germany didn’t win and neither did the Big 10.  So here we are going into what is the last season we will ever see for this 12 conference league.  Who will come out on top?  Roll dice to find out (er read below).

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Crib Sheet: Nobody Saw This Coming

Okay this close to the season and we still have major, er mid-major, moves regarding conference expansion.  So BYU started to teeter and now the WAC blew up.  Further out west there are questions of Pac 10 allegiance.  Please, will the powers that be put all of this on lockdown so we can focus on actually playing football instead of this crap.  The season is about 2 weeks away!  We’re not sure they’re listening so in the meantime, everyone else clue them into this week’s Crib Sheet:

Crib Sheet: Hot and Heavy

The beating heat of the summer is getting to us.  We’re producing an inordinate amount of swass underneath while compiling this week’s very beefy Crib Sheet.  We’re going for some lemonade and to air our sweat regions.  Here’s the Crib Sheet:

Crib Sheet: Out of Prime Time


Okay it’s Crib Sheet time and we need to talk to all of the aspiring wide receivers out there.  Do not talk to Deion Sanders.  The image above presents only a shrivel of evidence to support our position. Yes, he’s flashy.  Yes, he preaches.  Yes, he looks good in a suit.  But nothing really good comes from working with the guy.  Just ask Michael Crabtree.  So consider this a public service announcement and please avoid Deion Sanders.  Here’s this week’s Crib Sheet:

  • The NCAA ruled Oklahoma State’s Dez Bryant ineligible for maybe the rest of the season for failure to disclose recent dealing with a former NFL player, Dei0n Sanders.  Doh!  We thought the prima donna wide receivers came from Texas Tech.  We’re thinking after some personal consultation with Tony Dungy or something Dez will be let back on the field to play again.  While Dez is doing that, Deion denies tampering, Mike Gundy and Oklahoma State supports him (needs him back in the lineup), and Dez will meet with the NCAA after his written apology.
  • Alabama linebacker Courtney Upshaw has been ordered to take an anger management course.  This stems from a domestic fight with his girl friend some time ago.  She has to take the course too.  Will it affect his play on the field?  Tune in to find out.
  • ESPN’s Tim Griffin writes that Texas is getting ready for the Red River Rivalry this weekend by listening to that god awful Boomer Sooner theme song over and over.  That’s either going to help them tune it out or get them so angry and sick that they will take it out on Oklahoma this weekend.  This could work wonders elsewhere.  Possible water boarding replacement?  We think so.
  • A walk on Southern Miss player Peter Wilkes committed suicide over the weekend.  We send our condolences out to his family.  Apparently his dad suffered a heart attack and died over the summer.  Wilkes decided to continue school for his dad but apparently it was too much.
  • A female student was arrested during the Iowa and Arkansas State game for continuously yelling at player Adrian Clayborn.  The student was warned multiple times and even given a restraining order.  Stalking happens at both sides of the gender.  Kinda funny that heckling could get somebody arrested, though.
  • Dan Hawkins finally benched his son, CodyOr did he?  This will be the downfall to Hawkins and will serve as a lesson to all coaches out there.  Don’t let your family mix with your coaching.  Bill Snyder 2.0 knew this and retired to spend time with his family.  He’s back now and you don’t see any of his kids on the field, coaching or playing.
  • While we have another punch during the game in the form of Idaho linebacker Tre’Shawn Robinson and subsequent reprimanding,  we also see a 1 game suspension to New Mexico head coach Mike Locksley for doing it off the field with an assistant coach.  Football is a violent sport but save the punching for MMA.
  • The Big 12 will play seven bowls games during the bowl season after this year.  More importantly the toilet, er, Independence Bowl is off the docket.  We also see the new New York City Bowl show up.  Many a mediocre conference team fans rejoice in the pick of New York over Shreveport, Louisiana.
  • Speaking of the bowls, the Cotton Bowl will move to Jerry Jones mecca that is Cowboys Stadium and the old place will have a new one called the Dallas Football Classic.  It’s nice to see they are still using it but does that put the number of bowls in Texas at about 234?  Hey, the more the merrier.

Nick and Jake’s is Half that Great

It was a different day Saturday afternoon.  The cold spilled in over the midwest, the clouds filled the sky, and we were actually making the set of night games for the barspot.  We huddled ourselves in the late afternoon/evening around the big bar in the sports bar section of Nick and Jake’s.  Sports bar section you say?  Yup, that’s different too.  Nick and Jake’s really isn’t a sports bar.  But yet, it is.  Bar or not, the games on the television screens kept us nice and cozy.

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Big 12 Preview 2009


Most folks outside of the midwest believe that the Big 12 Conference is 2nd nationally amongst conferences in terms of football strength.  Much of the talk points toward the Big 12 South.  As we roll into the 2009 season, we find some teams reloaded, some teams are out of ammo, and the rest either misfired or are shooting blanks.  We’re gonna see where they all stack up and how they will finish in 2009, according the Purple Yeti’s crystal ball.  There are some shifts in power, but the top stack will stay the same and most of the close calls will still be close.  Hopefully the crystal ball pulls through.

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The Crib Sheet: Does Someone Feel A Draft In Here?


It’s a draft frenzy this week for the Crib Sheet.  Weeks after signing day, college football rosters and chopped down when the big ole NFL axe comes to cut away talent for the next level.  Not many surprises in this year’s draft.  We didn’t get caught up in the fanfare this year and all we really did was thumb through the pick run down.  Maybe next year something crazy will happen but for now we’re happy that it’s one more milestone away from the holiest of holy seasons that is college football.  Here’s this week’s news:

  • Looks like Greg Paulus will land in Syracuse next year.  It seems the hometown team exhibited more interest than the Michigan Wolverines did.  So when he lines up for the Orangemen next fall and then fall flat on his face, remember that we called it here.  He should have a shot in NBA when he’s through. But wait!  There’s more!  Lincoln Journal Star reporter Brian Christopherson says Paulus might drop by this week to talk to Huskers.
  • The Topeka local tv station put a post previewing the Kansas State Football season.  The run down pretty much talks about Josh Freeman leaving and some movement of positions for some players.   They have a long way to go and we won’t see them bowl bound for a good 4 years.
  • Colorado QB Tyler Hansen broke his throwing hand thumb at the Buffalo spring game.  He traded snaps with the coach’s kid Cody Hawkins last year.  Whether or not it will affect him later this year we don’t know.  What we do know is that it will affect a Colorado turn around next year.
  • The swell is starting to bubble over on the “Will Bill Snyder turn it around, again?”  question in the sports media.  They’ll review is mutant work ability and then wonder aloud what kind of clean up they have to do after Ron Prince.  Already, the scheduling knock is coming with rumor of Kansas State wanting to bail on their home game against UCLA in 2010.  So for the story to happen again, they need a weak schedule and that’s getting lined up.  But they also need another 6 years from Snyder and he does not have that in him.
  • The NFL Draft was last weekend and ESPN’s Tim Griffin has a nice run down on his Big 12 blog.  The big news around the area is that Mizzou had a record number of players to go, Josh Freeman from Kansas State was nabbed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Kansas was skunked.  Out of all who got drafted, I think Jeremy Maclin will do the best.
  • Are we feeling teh Twitter storm yet?  Apparently big time college football coaches are.  It seems the likes of Ron Zook and Pete Carroll have signed up on the new online trend and are looking to nab some college ball players the ole internet fashion way.  T-minus 1 year before they ban this as well.  If you want to know what the hub bub is follow us at twitter.com/kccgd.
  • Cody Glenn just admitted the suspension he got last year at Nebraska was not for selling tickets.  He won’t give it up but he must’ve done something naughty to keep it quiet between him and Bo Pelini.  We’re not sure if the Washington Redskins care so much after they just drafted him.