While most of the Big 12 World is watching the Red River Shootout, I’ll be watching Farmageddon. It’s a trap game for the Kansas State Wildcats and I hope they pull it together and sneak out of Ames with a victory. The rest of the Big 12 plays but frankly I don’t care so much, except maybe for West Virginia at Texas Tech. No upsets there. Yeah it’s an abbreviated Pick It and Stick It, but I’m going to at least get my point across. Continue reading Pick It and Stick It: Up Early For Farmageddon→
I’m talking about how Kansas State continuously takes care of business against the in state brother for Kansas. Tune in and watch me talk about the Big 12 games from the weekend and the Big 12 games coming up. Oh yeah, I’ll talk some Top 25 match ups and some overrated SEC stuff. Let the dominance continue. Continue reading Purple Yeti Roar 38: Kansas State Dominance→
It’s Sunflower Showdown weekend! While it’s nice that Charlie Weiss is trying to get his Kansas kids up for the game and refocus rivalry juice toward Manhattan, Bill Snyder has been doing that exact thing for much of his tenure. But we can get into that later. There’s a wealth of great games this weekend both inside and outside the Big 12. We’ll know much more where teams will be seeded in the national championship race after this weekend. Time to Pick It and Stick It. Continue reading Pick It And Stick It: Finding Some Seeds→
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→
Yup it’s time I wing them again. I don’t like making things ultra official and professional (note the website) and I will follow that same lack of format for another Pick It and Stick It Special. It’s Dart Board Predictions time! I don’t keep track so if you want to hit me up on the Twitterz (twitter.com/kccgd) or email ([email protected]) and let me know just how smart or dumb I am. So with that out of the way, let’s sharpen up the darts and start tossing. Get out of the way.
I for some reason kept picking Joe Paterno and Bobby Bowden to kick the bucket on the field. I was wrong on both shots (but there’s a chance with Bobby still). This year I will predict that NO ONE will die on the field. Practice field doesn’t count. I know about the sickle cell.
After capping off the offseason with a newly announced college football playoffs, college presidents will realize the folly of their way and go back the BCS system. The robots will be replaced by committee members.
Brent Musburger starts to fade as he delves into dementia not unlike Keith Jackson 10 years ago. The only difference, he will still shill and sound super excited.
Hey I picked a Big 12 Champion, so who will that champion play? Pretty easy, it’s BCS bowl bound for Oklahoma against Virginia Tech because Frank Beamer.
So that means that the Hokies will win the ACC again and I’m not sure anyone will really care.
With the WAC shutting down, you’ll see other lower tier conferences going away. I’m looking at you Sun Belt.
Charlie Weiss will get so frustrated at Kansas, that his front butt will lash out and strike a player. Unlike his almost twin in old head coach Mark Mangino, no one will seem to care about it. Poor blowhard Weiss.
The Big East will be renamed to The Big after they finish this year announcing new members Hawaii and Japan.
Texas A&M and Missouri do okay in the SEC this year. After they get done cleaning up the table when the big boys are done.
Mike Leech trades his sword in for a bow and arrow and starts pegging apples at Washington State. This somehow inspires Wazzu to double their wins to 2.
USC will walk into the Pac 12 as the favorite and will more than likely walk out the winner. Oregon lost so much except those tasty uniforms.
But Matt Barkley will not win the Heisman Trophy. The consolation? The next contestant on The Bachelor.
Who will win the Heisman? It’s a quarterback sport anymore so I think it will be someone from the that position. I see Geno Smith nailing with Collin Klein coming in second. Such a homer pick.
Speaking of Kansas State, Bill Snyder will live through the year and see a bowl win finally. Maybe in the Beef O’Bradys Bowl.
Craig James will spew out some nonsense and get accepted to the Green Party’s ticket for president alongside Rosanne Barr.
I really do think this may be Michigan’s year for a Big 10 title. Unfortunately as soon as they step on that stage, they will instantly be overhyped and lose out in the Rose Bowl.
About 100 more players will be suspended due to mysterious ‘team rules’ epidemic going around.
I will not win Pick It and Stick It again this year. I’m hedging my bet right now and will be saying ‘Called It!’ in December.
USC will face LSU and win in the BCS National Championship Game. Only because USC did me so well in EA Sports NCAA College Football and LSU just doesn’t have it, much to the chagrin of everything SEC.
Finally, super predictor Phil Steele will rip off most of my predictions from this column and discredit everything else he did in 2012.
Ho man, I’ve been waiting all year for this day. Well it’s not the most important day, but the 2nd most. You see, it’s my season kick off for another year of KCCGD. I’m so stoked about what’s coming this week, but I also have some time to talk about last week’s college football news. Yup, we’re gonna go over Nebraska, Helium, Penn State, Champions Bowl, Jerry Dome, New Orleans, Dallas, LSU, Tyrann Mathieu, Notre Dame, Maryland, Idaho, WAC, Wisconsin, Danny O’Brien, Kansas State, and Justin Tuggle. Continue reading Purple Yeti Roar 31: The Season Has Started….For KCCGD!→
Yeah when you get to be 30 episodes in, things tend to slow down a bit. So I’m going to lean back an lay down some good ‘ole fashioned football talk. Let’s have a fresh ginger ale and reminise about the week’s events in college football. We’ll be going over Oklahoma, Landry Jones, Kansas State, Big 12, West Virgrinia, Dana Holgorsen, Penn State, Colorado, Tyler Bray, Tyrann Mathieu, LSU, Denard Robinson, and Usain Bolt.
Ah yes, the college football season is officially over. Time to rest up a bit, kick back, and reflect on what was great and what was terrible for the 2011-2012 college football season. Go ahead, I’ll still be here. ….(time passes)…. OKAY. So now that we’ve all mused about gridiron, let’s get down to brass tacks. There’s winds of change a blowing and they will twirl the leaves around this here blog. What’s going to happen? Tune in next week. We still have some Crib Sheet action to go over so let’s go right ahead and knock it out:
Yes! Christmas vacation starts today for me! I remember back in the day how Christmas vacation lasted way longer than just a week, but I’ll take what I can get. Back in the day I used only a couple of crib sheets and you’ll be seeing one today. The news is not as light as I would like but I’m forging on. Bowl season and the holiday season is upon us so it’s time to celebrate! On with the crib sheet!
Yes, it’s bowl season and I’ve got a hankering for one more Bowl Pick It and Stick It. This time bowling is more exciting for me outside of the BCS Bowls. Part of it is the fact that Kansas State got jipped out of an appearance at the Sugar Bowl, but the other part is that the line up BCS wise is just not interesting enough. The Sugar and the Orange are lame. The BCS National Championship Game is a rematch of boredom. The Fiesta and Rose look good but the overall product leaves me underwhelmed. That’s what I’m stoked for the Cotton Bowl. It’s non BCS and has a top 10 BCS match up with Kansas State taking on Arkansas. SEC vs Big 12. Hell yeah. Click on through for the Bowl Pick It and Stick It information.
R+L Carriers New Orleans San Diego State vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
Beef ‘O’ Brady’s St. Petersburg Florida International vs. Marshall
St. Petersburg, Fla.
S.D. County Credit Union Poinsettia TCU vs. Louisiana Tech
MAACO Las Vegas Arizona State vs. Boise State
Sam Boyd Stadium
Sheraton Hawaii Nevada vs. Southern Miss
AdvoCare V100 Independence Missouri vs. North Carolina
Little Caesars Western Michigan vs. Purdue
Belk Louisville vs. NC State
Bank of America Stadium
Military Bowl Presented By Northrop Grumman Toledo vs. Air Force
Bridgepoint Education Holiday California vs. Texas
Champs Sports Florida State vs. Notre Dame
Florida Citrus Bowl
Valero Alamo Washington vs. Baylor
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces BYU vs. Tulsa
Gerald J. Ford Stadium
New Era Pinstripe Rutgers vs. Iowa State
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Mississippi State vs. Wake Forest
Insight Iowa vs. Oklahoma
Sun Devil Stadium
Meineke Car Care of Texas Texas A&M vs. Northwestern
Hyundai Sun Georgia Tech vs. Utah
El Paso, Texas
AutoZone Liberty Cincinnati vs. Vanderbilt
Kraft Fight Hunger Illinois vs. UCLA
Chick-fil-A Virginia vs. Auburn
TicketCity Houston vs. Penn State
Outback Michigan State vs. Georgia
Raymond James Stadium
Capital One Nebraska vs. South Carolina
Florida Citrus Bowl
Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl Ohio State vs. Florida
Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio Wisconsin vs. Oregon
Tostitos Fiesta Stanford vs. Oklahoma State
U. of Phoenix Stadium
Allstate Sugar Michigan vs. Virginia Tech
Discover Orange West Virginia vs. Clemson
Sun Life Stadium
AT&T Cotton Kansas State vs. Arkansas
BBVA Compass Bowl SMU vs. Pittsburgh
GoDaddy.com Arkansas State vs. Northern Illinois
Allstate BCS National Championship Game No. 1 LSU vs. No. 2 Alabama
Remember it’s a straight up pick but you can rank your confidence from 1 to 35. What other bowls are interesting you ask? Well, let’s start with the Big 12. Baylor and Washington look good for the Alamo Bowl, thanks to Robert Griffin III’s Hesiman win. Oklahoma playing Iowa for the first time in forever in the Insight Bowl sees Sooner head coach Bob Stoops head to his alma mater. What other games look good? How about the Outback Bowl with Georgia taking on Michigan State, another version of the BCS snub bowl. That’s about it for me. The others are decent but they just don’t jump out to me. Come back every Monday from here on out, though and we’ll go over the picks.
It’s the final, final week of Pick It and Stick It (more on that in a couple of weeks). Did I produce a herculean effort much like Oklahoma State over the weekend to jump into the third place? Or did I hang off the edge and shed a bucket full of crocodile tears? We’ll find out soon enough. We also found out how the BCS system works in fine detail, speaking of Oklahoma State. Now that the regular season Pick It and Stick It is over, we are kicking up the Bowl Pick It and Stick It, with a twist you may be familiar with. All that and more inside.
It was a dreary last week of Barspotting but we forged ahead. It was also a wet day for Kansas State, so it was quite alright that we were late to Little Woodrow’s in Southpark Meadows. It was Championship Weekend and the cards played out, with the bowl season right at our front door now. Every game had a championship feel except for Farmageddon because when Kansas State and Iowa State get together, it means so much more. So how did we survive the first real wet weekend here in Austin, Texas?
As I mentioned we got in a little late but that was also because we thought Little Woodrow’s opened up at 11:30 AM. We lapped the place to finish our coffee and headed in, with the place being open shortly after 11. The 6th Street version of Little Woodrow’s was a little short ceiling wise and felt somewhat cramped. The Southpark Meadows variety was tall and open. That helped facilitate a giant projection screen in the middle of the bar. But there was so much more there.
Walking up to the joint, I could tell right away that there was a huge open patio area. I think South Austin reigns supreme in bringing not only a sports bar feel but a backyard feel to spectating. Although it was raining, I could tell that they had plenty of bags, horseshoe, and washer courts built in, not unlike Doc’s Backyard. Inside, there of course was the big projection screen television, but also large flat screen hd televisions. The bar section was wid open and had plenty of seats, the table area looked comfortable. I’m a little worried that the screens were too high. That’s fine, they had a bunch of other things to keep my attention at bay.
Wireless internet reigned supreme for me while I checked up on scores as well as email. The games inside were decent. Little Woodrow’s has Golden Tee, Silverstrike Bowling, and some Buck Hunter. I missed out on the shuffleboard table at first sight but caught it on the way out. I also caught their themed Christmas, which saw beer bottle trees, wrapping paper decor, peppermints, and hanging clothes. Apparently, it was part of their redneck Christmas celebration. Oh, also at the bar, there was Mega Touch. I haven’t seen that around these parts.
So speaking of the bar, the service was decent. The lady that tended to our needs most of the day was mildly attractive and kept calling us sweetheart. I dug her sense of humor so it wasn’t too much of an issue. What I did have an issue was that she messed up our order. The bar was fairly empty because Texas hadn’t started so it should’ve been easy to take down the correct order. I also had some issues getting the Kansas State game on television because she was convinced it wasn’t on there. Even after inspecting the line up sheet, she reluctantly changed the channel to the game. I didn’t make her eat crow on that, but it was disappointing nonetheless.
It turns out screwing up the food order helped me out. I opted for the their chicken sandwich with swiss cheese and bacon. Now I ordered the Little Woodrow’s homemade potato chips but they brought out fries instead. The bartender fixed the order and I got both. Both the fries and home-made potato chips were very delicious. I think it was the oil they cooked it with. The sandwich itself was okay, but nothing worth the price they were charging. I washed the thing down with a fairly tasty Fullers ESP. It tastes like a heifeweisen but was just a little more fruity. That light blend worked well with the chicken and juicy bacon.
Now on to the games. It was championship weekend and it should’ve been renamed blowout weekend. Most of the conference championship games were blowout snooze fests (sorry Big 10, I just don’t care about you). Southern Miss pulled the upset over Houston in the Conference USA game. LSU took care of business against Georgia in the SEC game. Clemson got revenge on Virginia Tech in the ACC game. The games themselves were not that exciting, but it did have some hefty effect in terms of BCS allotment. Especially that Houston and Virginia Tech loss. It helped make a case for Oklahoma State.
Yes, Oklahoma State beat Oklahoma for the first time in forever for Bedlam. Now, it wasn’t a conference championship game but it ended up being that way for the Big 12. Whoever won that game would have the title or at least the greatest share of it. The ghost of Sooner past didn’t scare the Cowboys away this time. They came out the gates firing and didn’t let up one bit. Oklahoma looked sloppy, especially on offense. I swear the defense might have scored more points than the offense in that game. Congratulations on the Big 12 Conference Championship Oklahoma State.
Kansas State was the team I came to Little Woodrow’s to see and they finished out the regular season like they do with every game this year: by nearly giving me a god damned heart attack. It was close, thanks to Paul Rhoads and his rag tag bunch of Iowa State Cyclones. Farmageddon always had a history of close and exciting games and this one came through. Now Collin Klein will get the rub for the victory, but John Hubert’s stiff arm from hell toward the end of the game made him the top performer for me. That last touchdown run sealed it after Iowa State had multiple winning gambles on the drive to tie the game.
So that was the last barspot. To tell the truth, I am still disappointed that I couldn’t get a game of washers in. I drowned my sorrows quickly with some homemade potato chips and malt vinegar, however. Little Woodrow’s was a decent time, but not the best. It could’ve been the rain or the sub par service, I’m not sure. What I am sure of is that if the sun is out and your favorite team is on, head out there to relax and enjoy the outdoor patio. It will most certainly be more relaxing than watching a Kansas State game or dealing with BCS math.
Yessir, it’s the last regular season week of college football! We have tons of conference championships, but we also have a fairly stacked Big 12 schedule. I’m sure that won’t happen as soon as they conference actually goes back to 12, but it’s nice to enjoy Farmageddon and Bedlam while the title games are going on. Bedlam is bigger, though, and I’m pulling for a major breakthrough for Oklahoma State so they can go the BCS National Championship Game. Much like I’m pulling for a miracle in the picks this week. I’m not asking for much, just for third place. So let’s find out what the picks are: