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Crib Sheet: Coaches Poll Leaves No Surprises

The ESPN/USA Today coaches preseason bowl came out and there’s no surprise with Oklahoma notched at number 1.  That happened a couple of years ago and they lost their first game.  Yup, it doesn’t matter who’s where right now, but what matters is that it’s the horn blasting the announcement that the college football season is ramping up for real now.  Another thing to note, the Big 12/0  has half of their teams in the Top 25.  Usually they have 6 but since a couple of teams left, they can only muster 5.  Fair enough, on to this week’s Crib Sheet:

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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.

Crib Sheet: Still Adjusting To Time

My body is still out of whack due to the daylight savings time change Sunday.  Hey, at least I got an extra hour of sleep work in.  It seems like some people around the college football landscape are also adjusting.  Who knew that the loss to Kansas coupled with the time change forced Colorado to fire Dan Hawkins?  That and many more half-asleep wackiness on this week’s Crib Sheet.  Read on, my friends, read on.

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GameDay: About Storming the Field

While I was chilling out at Memorial Stadium Thursday night, I couldn’t help but think for a moment about the Colorado fans storming the field against Georgia a couple of weeks ago.  Kansas State was well on its way to a victory and not once did you see any fans for the Wildcats try to storm the field.  It seems nowadays, however, that storming the field is the easy thing to do after a victory.  I want to take this time to talk to every student, fan, or objective observer.  Stop storming the fields.  Just stop it.

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Crib Sheet: More Bacon Please

The only other thing this week’s Crib Sheet needs is bacon.  Grab some and check it out:

  • Notre Dame’s Dayne Crist played the rest of the first drive of the game against Michigan with blurred vision out of his right eye.  It was just enough blurry vision to keep him out of the rest of the first half.  It was a great game and we wonder what the score would be like if he was healthy for the whole game.
  • The Heisman Trust will leave Reggie Bush’s recently forfeited trophy vacated.  It was the 0nly thing to do.  We wonder how many other Heisman winners will give up the trophy because of money they took?
  • Oh by the way, speaking of illegibility, Texas tailback Vondrell McGee is out for the rest of the year due to academic illegibility.
  • If it will ever happen, Liberty Mutual will give $1 million to a charity for a penalty free college football game.  The last time it’s happened was way back in 1986.  Not a bad bit of promotion juice for an insurance company.
  • Much like Wrigley Field of baseball, the Big House will get permanent lights for night games.  Will we ever see the docket of Big 10 games go well into the night?  Since the Big 10 Network is around you can bet on the conference trying to expand all of its games throughout the day and weekends.
  • Speaking of stadiums, the Richmond Spiders will actually get to play a home game in their own stadium for the first time in 82 years.  It seems the city owned the place they were playing at and it wasn’t even on campus.  This should help Richmod realize its full potential and become a powerhouse in football for years to come.
  • We see some players go from college football to major league baseball but it’s rare when the other way happens.  Welp it happened with Nick Doscher.  He’s playing at quarterback for Wagner College after a stint as catcher in the farm system for the Kansas City Royals.  This guy must be able to manage the game because of his catcher status.  If he was a pitcher we would guess he would throw all over the place in a passing attack.
  • Phil Fulmer put the full frontal audible attack on Lane Kiffin last week.  He used to be Tennessee  head coach before Kiffin came on.  He’s wondering how Kiffin uses his mojo to get the cush coaching jobs.  It’s a good thing he used his smack talk on his now current CBS analyst gig.  Let the media war begin.
  • The Chick-fil-A Kickoff will now have two games starting in 2012.  We already knew that Tennessee will take on N.C. State but now Auburn will take on Clemson, too.  All this does is make me more hungry for Chick-fil-A sandwiches.
  • Here’s a lesson:  When you talk with an ESPN reporter, more than likely you will be on record.  Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian learned the hard way when he talked about Reggie Bush and not apologizing for the Heisman/eligibility problem.  Serves Sarkisian right.  He was an offensive coordinator during this debacle and he should get some negative rub it too.
  • Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio was so thrilled about his overtime fake field goal for the win against Notre Dame last week that he had a heart attack.  He’s okay, but we think he needs to lay off the coffee a bit.  Notre Dame’s not looking to good this year anyway.
  • Houston, we have a problem.  (I’ve been waiting so long to say that!)  The Cougars quarterback Case Keenum and his backup Cotton Turner are out with season ending injuries.  Keenum has a bum knee and Turner has a broken collarbone.  Houston lost to UCLA in a blow out and they probably won’t recover from these damages.
  • Missouri defensive end Aldon Smith is out two weeks with a broken leg.  A broken leg?  That sounds like more than a two week thing.  Is this guy some kind of cyborg or something?
  • Colorado head coach Dan Hawkins was so pumped about the Buffaloes games against Hawaii that he head butted a player and cut himself.  They needed that emotion to come from behind and win but we’re not sure if it will save the Hawk’s Big 12 campaign.
  • The olny Ohio player to show some emotion and gusto against Ohio State was the mascot.  He jumped Brutus Buckeye and now he’s banned from being a mascot again.  It also turns out that he planned to do it all along.  Now that’s some mascot grudge.
  • Looks like there is a deal in place for Colorado to jump ship to the Pac 10 in 2011.  It’s been a back and forth report regarding the Buffaloes.  The move will be costly but not as costly as Nebraska’s.

Predictions for the Year 2010: The Scotch Version

Alrighty, I’m about halfway through my scotch and water, I blasted out another Crib Sheet, and I’m jacked up for some football tomorrow night.  It’s prediction time!  The offseason sucked.  Period.  Being in Big 12 land was not easy on this college football lovin’ Yeti and especially not easy on Kansas City.  We weathered the storm and now we are here ready for some pigskin play.  What will we see in this year’s volume of football?  Let’s take a look in our crystal ball shaped glass full of scotch and water.

  • Mike Leach will lose his CBS announcing job for making Gus Johnson stand in the bathroom with no light.
  • Mark Ingram will not be a finalist for the Heisman Trophy, thanks to the fresh knee injury.
  • The Oregon Ducks will win the Pac 10, both for best dressed and actual gold.
  • Colorado loses a bunch of games and Dan Hawkins stays on because the school is too broke to fire him out of his contract.
  • Caoch Brian Kelly will talk NBC into going into commerical breaks for opposing teams’ offensive drives only.  Oh and the Fighting Irish will make a bowl.
  • Missouri will win the North, only because Nebraska’s ego and farewell tour will fall flat.
  • Daniel Thomas will be a Heisman finalist, thanks to a solid offensive line and the fact that he will get his yards with the whole defense keying on him.  Thanks, Carson Coffman.
  • Boise State will go undefeated and not make the dance.  People are saying its the weak schedule, but it will be because of an undefeated team in the Big 10 and one other conference.  Look for Orrin Hatch to have an aneurism over this one.
  • This will be Lee  Corso’s last season for ESPN College GameDay.  It’s been a hell of a ride, Lee, just please don’t put on the Grim Reaper’s head when it’s your time to go.
  • This will be the fastest season ever for the Kansas Jayhawks.  By fast, we mean the fans will be ready for basketball season about 2 games in.  Turner Gill’s rebuilding starts this year, he’s got at least 3 before some magic happens.
  • Iowa State will be in the bottom of the league again, but they will get an upset some big team because of a massive rain storm.  Hey their practice field flooded over the summer, they should be ready.
  • Texas just missed the mark in the Big 12 South.  Not because of the competition, but for the cliffhanger they want to leave for next season’s Longhorns Network debut.  Stay Tuned!  Same horn time!  Same horn channel!
  • Big Game Bob goes to a BCS game but will not be game as the Sooners bob and weave from some other big team beaming game time bashings.  Probably against Virginia Tech and Frank BEAMER.
  • The Big East has a seasson.  No one really cares.
  • RichRod makes a valiant effort and gets the Wolverines into a bowl game.  It will be the weakest one from the Big 10 and it will be enough to get him fired.  He will then go on and make real estate deals with everyone in the Ann Arbor region.
  • USC doesn’t get close to a Pac 10 championship and Lane Kiffin leaves after just one season.  The Kiffin world tour moves on!
  • Florida misses Tim Tebow and will miss being in the running for the SEC.  Urban Meyer gets sick and dies from the piss poor play on the field.
  • Kansas City sports bars will stay the same this year.  No one will get 3D TVs because the mixture of 3D and beer will make everyone puke.  Some new bars will crop up and the KCCGD crew will eventually puke in those anyway.
  • We’re going back to our 2008 prediction about Joe Paterno dieing on the field.  Now that Bobby Bowden is out, this one should get much easier.  Or will he be in the booth this year?
  • Okay, we called the BCS National Championship game two years ago with Florida and Oklahoma,  we were halfway right with Texas last year in the big game.  What will happen this year?  Well, the trend says we will get it all wrong so there’s nothing to lose.  I’m thinking the offseason hype for the Big 10 will lead a team to a title contention.  Since the only team that’s worth a damn up there is Ohio State, then that’s our pick.  Chances are the SEC will be mega tough again this year and barring any late push by an Oregon or a Big 12 team, we are going the easy route and picking SEC.  Whose turn is it?  Let’s go LSU.  Why not. Can you say 2007 rematch?

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: Turning Our Attention to the Field

It’s almost July and it’s time to start getting serious about football.  For the last couple of months we’ve been going back and forth on conference expansion and raiding.  Now that it’s all over (hopefully), we can start getting juiced up for the major competition on the field.  The Crib Sheet has its cleats on so you should too.  Here we go:

  • The major sanctions against USC hit former running back and current New Orleans Saint Reggie Bush.  Bush was reportedly in on the scandal part but now he vows to help with the appeal for USC to the NCAA.  Maybe his Heisman Trophy is in trouble?
  • It looks like Pac 10 went from the Pac 11, with the addition of Colorado, to the Pac 12 with the addition of Utah.  Mormons invade the conference as the Mountain West Conference powerhouse moves in on the big boys.  Will the Pac 12 have a title game now?  Does it seem weird that both the Big 10 and Pac 10 will have title games and now the Big 12 will not?  Meanwhile the Mountain West will stay at 9.
  • The Big East Commissioner sent 20 roses (10 white and 10 red) with ‘Unity’ written on the card to the Big 12 (10) offices.  It seems the Big East and the ACC should be thankful that the Big 12 didn’t blow up and ruined college football.
  • The Big 12 (10) may not be enough for Jerry Jones.  He wants them to go after Notre Dame and Arkansas.  Okay Jerry, calm down a sec and let’s get the current group figure  out first.  By the way, Arkansas shot down any expansion talk.
  • Apparently Big Game Bob still wants to roll with the west coast even after all of this expansion dancing.  Maybe it’s the fire of competition in his belly.  Maybe it’s what coaches are supposed to say.
  • Andy Staples talked about the BCS and how it’s super solid for now, even though people are still complaining.  One side you have the director, Bill Hancock, and on the other you have Texas Rep. Joe Barton and Utah Senator Orrin Hatch.  Yeah, so Utah goes to the Pac 10 and Hatch still wants to take down the BCS.  If Utah ends up undefeated again, will he be so loud?
  • Mizzou Chancellor Brady Deaton is your new chairman of the Big 12 Board of Directors.  This might be part of the maneuvering to keep Mizzou in the Big 12 (10).  It also seems kind of flimsy.
  • Bill Snyder 2.0 weighs in on the expansion movements and laments the fact that a Big 12 (10) may not have a title game.  His solution?  Two 5 team divisions and a title game.  It makes sense for a small school like K-State to go for that but we don’t think this will happen just yet.  It could bring in more money, however.
  • Colorado is in some financial hot water right now and leaving the Big 12 (10) will put them in a deeper hole.  Will they ever crawl out of it?  First they need to win and second they need to ride out the changes over the next couple of years.  With Dan Hawkins as the coach, the Buffalo fans out there might have to wait a good 10 years before that program makes money and wins championships.

Crib Sheet: Digging In The Dirt

Here we go with another week of the Crib Sheet.  Signing Day is gone so we are looking toward spring practice as the next big event.  Spring practice.  In spring.  We got a long way to go to get there.   So the news will trickle out until then.   Never fear, however, we’ll dig up any dirt with our ninja shovel and flick the dust specs of college football news in your face.   Bring some goggles, here’s this week’s Crib Sheet:

  • You know how they call Kansas State’s stadium the Bill Snyder Family Stadium?  Ever wonder why?  Welp, signing day gave us another reason why when Bill Snyder 2.0’s grandson Tate Snyder accepted a scholarship offer from the Wildcats.  Tate’s dad, Sean, was a punter for Bill Snyder early in his first run and is now an associate in the athletic department.  The little apple does not fall far from this tree.
  • So signing day is over but we have many more to come.  The 2015 class, for example has its first commitment in the form of 13 year old quarterback David Sills as he verbally committed to USC last week.  Huh?  That’s a little young.  His personal coach worked with current USC field general Matt Barkley.  How much are this kid’s parents paying this guy?  Seems like alot of hype for such a young’un.
  • The Texas college stars beat the national squad of stars last Saturday to prove once again that best college football players come from Texas.  For this game.  Yeah it’s the Big 12 area, but why did the SEC win the national title again?  Welp, maybe just the scrubs play this game.  They gotta show off in front of NFL scouts somewhere.
  • The Super Bowl commercial featuring Tim Tebow was rather lame.  Now finally our long national political nightmare is over.  This guy will carry hype wherever he goes.
  • Darrell Scott has come crawling back to the Colorado program.  Okay well, maybe not crawling.  If he sits out this year, Hawkins might be fired by then and he could compete for the job with a new coach.  We guess UCLA wasn’t all that it’s hyped up to be.
  • It looks like the students at Missouri are looking for a live Tiger mascot.  We’d like to think our profile of Truman spurned this movement, but it’s probably more of matching the live mascots that already dot the Big 12 plain.   Yeah, we’re talking Bevo, Ralphie, Boomer, Sooner, and the rest of the gang.  Hopefully, they will pull this one off.  Those live mascots are treated like kings.

Crib Sheet: Tis the Season


As expected, there is a ton of news this week.  Conference championships are over, coaches are fired, kids are leaving for the NFL, and the bowls are lighting up.  Here’s this week’s Crib Sheet while we go do some Christmas Shopping:

Crib Sheet: Working That Turkey Out


We’re getting back on the treadmill to work off last weekend’s Turkey gauntlet.  The timing is perfect as he have lots to feast on this weekend with conference championships going on all over the place.  Hopefully the belt won’t be too tight to enjoy the big games filling up the screens.  As an appetizer to the weekend, we have a Crib Sheet spilling over with news this week. So without further ado, here’s this week’s Crib Sheet:

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Crib Sheet: Northerly Questions


Another road trip is coming our way.  Find out tomorrow where.  But first we need to sift through the week’s news on the Crib Sheet.  It’s a divisional beat down for the next couple of weeks in the Big 12 North.  Nobody wants to win it and we’ll see who has just enough heart to show up against Texas in the Big 12 Championship game.  Who will win it?  Drop a comment below with your thoughts.  Meanwhile, here’s the Crib Sheet:

GameDay: They’re Creepy and They’re Cooky

The Addams Family

No no, we didn’t forget you today on this all Hallow’s Eve.  We just want to spook you out even more with today’s Game Day post.  We’re a big fan of the macabre on top of football so we though it would be fun to match up the Big 12 coaches with various members of the Addams Family.  If you remember the TV show and if you remember their New Yorker comics then you’re just too damn old.  At any rate, most of these guys fit in nicely with each character and you’ll be ghoulishly laughing all along the way.  Anything to take the thumping that the Big 12 South is putting on the Big 12 North off of our minds.

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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.