This week I’m celebrating Memorial Day like I usually do: out by the pool. So I recovered today and mustered enough strength to plow through another Roar. This week was short on number but big on impact for news. We’ll talk about Everett Golson, Notre Dame, Brian Kelly, Tommy Rees, ESPN, SEC, Paul Finebaum, BIg 12, Kansas State, Charlie Weiss, Kansas, Miami (Ohio), and Dayne Crist. Continue reading Purple Yeti Roar 70: Lots Of Green And Blue This Week
Yeah least week was kind of a snoozer, but I watched every possilbe minute of action from my couched sideline. This week I talk Texas, David Ash, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Iowa State, Steele Jantz, TCU, SMU, The Iron Skillet, Baylor, West Virginia, Geno Smith, Kansas, Charlie Weiss, Dayne Crist, Kansas State, and Bill Snyder. Continue reading Purple Yeti Roar 37: Bye To Last Week, Get Ready For This Week
Yeah I missed about half the games but that’s alright. My team won and a buncha others did so that’s all good. Let’s recap the weekend and talk about Kansas State, North Texas, Oklahoma State, West Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas, LSU, Ohio State, Michigan, BIg 10, SEC, TCU, Kansas, Dayne Crist, Brandon Carter, Arthur Brown, Notre Dame, Texas, David Ash, Big 12, and concerts! Continue reading Purple Yeti Roar 35: What A Weak Week 03
Ah yeah, the Big 12 is back baby! Oh well, it didn’t really go anywhere. Compared to last year, this offseason was a walk in the park. Why is that? Well, we have some new faces in the mix and some old faces hit the road. I think truly for the first time in the last 3 years, there is some stability here. That makes me happy. What makes me happier is the new season so let’s see how this conference shakes out. Continue reading A Better Big 12 For 2012
I think I’m eating way more than I did when I was on vacation. The holidays were tasty but between running around to visit people and sipping a couple of barley pops left me with little time to eat well. Now that I am back, I find my fingers in the candy bowl that filled up from the stockings left before the trip. Oh well, I guess. Tis the season. I know one thing, after the new year and the end of bowl season, it’s mega workout time. One item that will mostly be fat throughout the year is the Crib Sheet. So let’s get munching: Continue reading Crib Sheet: Emptied Out The Bowls
You know, I was hoping the big news of the week would be the start of the college football season. The only thing that could overshadow it was Texas A&M leaving the Big 12. Welp they announced their intention to do so. Now that it’s official, the Big 12 must look to expand, which is more than what they did last year. Everyone is saying that BYU is the most likely candidate, and they are being very careful with their words . Even though they have been talking with the Big 12. Will it happen? Who knows, but there will be a boatload of speculation in the meantime. Well and Oklahoma is looking to take the lead in blowing up the league. Let’s hit up the Crib Sheet while we wait: Continue reading Crib Sheet: Conference Armageddon Again
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.
It’s amazing to think how long we have been doing this blog. Three years. That’s dedication, homes. One of the very first places we barspotted was The Other Place. It was a great time and now it’s time again to head back over there. What better place to watch Farmageddon other than Arrowhead than deep into one of the few Iowa/Iowa State bars in the area. Yeah, we could go to Kite’s or Lucky Brewgrille for the Kansas State side of things but The Other Place is so much better and it’s been a long time since we’ve been there. So let’s re-live some good times and meet us out there Saturday to watch Farmegeddon blow us away.
Continue reading Barspotting: Farmageddon At The Other Place
Deep in the wheat fields of Kansas sits a town by the name of Wichita. We find ourselves smack dab in the middle of the city doing a remote barspot. Larry Bud’s Sports Bar & Grill claims to be the best in the city so we stopped on in to check it out. We’ll find out just how dark dark can get. We’ll also find out how to do a pretty decent television configuration. Oh yea, we’ll also check out some great games all on at the same time.
Continue reading Larry Bud’s Not Melman Makes Us Feel Warm and Dark