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Crib Sheet: Dancin’ in the Cleats


What’s wrong with a little celebration?  We here at the KCCGD like to shimmy and shake here after an especially tasty nacho dip or greasebuger.   So why is it so hard to let the college football players jump up and down?   Granted we don’t zebra striped dudes follow us to the Golden Tee table and inspect our reaction to making a great save putt.  But that’s where the problem is.  The referees are subjectively deciding whether or not the celebration might be offensive to him or the other team.  That seems just a bit too wacky.  There’s already enough pressure on the refs for actual blown calls.   Don’t let them blow it on stupid rules.

  • Looks like there’s a chance that LeGarrette Blount may be reinstated sometime this year.  He cold cocked a Boise State player during one of the first games of the year and was subsequently suspended for the rest of the season.  Similar infractions in different conferences only yielded a game or two suspension.   It looks like he’s taking the right steps to get back on the field.
  • Kansas University police will open up an investigation to the fight that took place between the football and basketball players.  The media hype around this is now big enough for some posturing by the law enforcement there.  So a hand will be slapped and money will be given under the table to keep this guys on the field.
  • Texas Tech’s Taylor Potts suffered a concussion last week and he may be out this Saturday for their game against the Kansas State Wildcats.  The stars may be aligned for the Wildcats as they are coming off their last second win against Iowa State and Farmageddon.  Good thing suspended offensive lineman Brandon Carter is back.  Hmm maybe that’s why Potts got banged up?
  • It looks like they nabbed the guy accused of filming ESPN’s Erin Andrews nude.  They dude’s an insurance salesmen and pretty well off.  Go figure.  The most surprise part of the article is that there are eight videos.  We thought there was just one.
  • ESPN’s Chris Low has an interesting piece about how Gene Chizik left football desolation at Iowa State for big powerhouse Auburn.   Guess what?  Chizik’s got the Tigers undefeated and #17 in the country, proving yet once again that bringing in talent helps more than just coaching up your kids.
  • Oklahoma Sooners’ Ryan Broyles is out four to six weeks with a broken shoulder.  Broyles is their leading wide receiver.  Oklahoma’s BCS chances are pretty much shot and least injuries will be a sufficient excuse.
  • The SEC admitted they blew the excessive celebration call against Georgia when they took the lead over LSU with about 1:05 to go in the game.  LSU came back and won.  Now Georgia should’ve stopped LSU, but their chances were seriously hurt with the penalty.  What’s up with refs deciding outcomes for more important teams?  Indiana’s screwjob at Michigan and now this?  It’s like the refs want the bigger names to win for the conference.  If Georgia won the game, would we see this much hype for LSU and Florida this weekend?  You know stuff like this makes me think twice about how clean these conferences really are.
  • Speaking of this week’s Florida vs LSU matchup, it seems the Gator players are getting threatening texts from LSU fans.  Ho boy, let the hype machine crank up to full power.  JK LOL!

Pick It and Stick It: It’s Getting Hard


Well hard and cold.  Hard because the teams are starting to even out and we are actually seeing tougher calls for the spread.  On top of that, the confidence points don’t work out too well anymore.  There won’t be hardly anymore Off bets to drop the big points on.  Cold because of the weather.  It’s getting nippy out folks.   Bundle up and bring the Irish coffee.

Favorite VS Underdog Final Status (times in CDT)
(20)BYU VS Utah St. 24 Fri, Oct 2 at 8:00 pm
(6)Virginia Tech @ Duke 17 Sat, Oct 3 at 11:00 am
(13)Iowa VS Arkansas St. 21 Sat, Oct 3 at 11:00 am
Michigan St. VS (22)Michigan 3 Sat, Oct 3 at 11:00 am
(3)Alabama @ Kentucky 15.5 Sat, Oct 3 at 11:21 am
(10)Cincinnati @ Miami (OH) 29 Sat, Oct 3 at 12:00 pm
(15)Penn St. @ Illinois 7 Sat, Oct 3 at 2:30 pm
(18)Georgia VS (4)LSU 3 Sat, Oct 3 at 2:30 pm
(9)Ohio St. @ Indiana 18 Sat, Oct 3 at 6:00 pm
(21)Mississippi @ Vanderbilt 9.5 Sat, Oct 3 at 6:00 pm
(25)Georgia Tech @ Mississippi St. 6 Sat, Oct 3 at 6:30 pm
(8)Oklahoma @ (17)Miami (FL) 7.5 Sat, Oct 3 at 7:00 pm
(7)USC @ (24)California 5 Sat, Oct 3 at 7:00 pm
(11)TCU VS SMU 28 Sat, Oct 3 at 7:00 pm
(5)Boise St. VS UC Davis Off (0) Sat, Oct 3 at 7:00 pm
(12)Houston @ UTEP 15 Sat, Oct 3 at 8:00 pm
(16)Oregon VS Washington St. 33.5 Sat, Oct 3 at 8:15 pm

Okay so the only Off just happens to be Boise State.  The BCS Bronco Busting Broncos  are riding there way to a somewhat cake conference schedule.  Will they make it?  UC Davis will help.  Cincinnati is supposed to roll Miami of Ohio even though it’s a rivalry game.  The other Miami is hosting Landry Jones and Oklahoma.  Looks like the loss to Virginia Tech was enough to put the Sooners out ahead on the spread.  Georgia and LSU have the smallest spread because, well, it’s the SEC and it’s Defense.  Did you see LSU last week?  Yeah it will be close.  The other close game will be the Paul Bunyan Trophy contest that pits Michigan against Michigan State.  Last week’s gift for the Wolverines is why the are favored 3.  It’s 3 points from the referees and the Big 10.

Barspotting: Pointing to the Scoreboards


This week finds us in the middle of Johnson County and at a neat little place called Scoreboards.  We’ve been there before the blog started off and we’re pretty sure it’s a good time.  There used to be a Scoreboards in Manhattan but we don’t think it’s the same bar.  Sometimes sports bars survive on their own without a website, but we think these guys could use one.  It was super hard to find a pic or logo of the place.  Maybe we can open up a KCCGD hosted space for bars around the area.   Or post some ideas for Scoreboards below and we’ll talk to the manager Saturday.

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Pick It Standings Week 4: Discussions of Concussions


The world stood still and then moon and sun stopped spinning for just one moment as Tim Tebow was kneed in the head and carted off the field, vomiting into a pink bag.  Ever so slowly the planets began motion and we call took a breath as we watched the ambulance pull Superman away into the unknown.  The ticker told us what happened.  We were update hourly on his condition.  When it was all said and done, Florida quarterback Tim Tebow had a concussion.  Fortunately for our picks, it wasn’t as dramatic.

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J. Murphy’s Brings Out the Irish in Every One

Western Europe meets the western Kansas City area as we trucked way the heck out to Shawnee to view Saturday’s selections at J. Murphy’s Irish Pub and Grille.  The games lined up for the afternoon seemed like a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.  The traditional fare sprinkled the joint so well we were waiting for a Contra Dance to bust out.  And the food, well the food was all it was cracked up to be, Irish wise.  But there was so much more than really cheesy Irish references (which we will stop as of now) at J. Murphy’s.

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The Crib Sheet: Oral Fixation


For some reason this week people are scared of the swine er h2n1 flu.  It’s a flu, usually if you are really young or super old it will hurt you bad.  The oncoming pandemic only points out that yes, the United States is a clean nation.  Thanks to all of the pump bottles of disinfectant gels pushing out the very lifeblood of our safety, we can be fully prepared for a Real American Flu.  Not some cheap Mexican knock off.  So I say, lick and finger everything is sight!  It’s okay!  And while you’re at it, suck on this week’s Crib Sheet:

The Crib Sheet: Signing Day/Week Aftermath

Ouija board

It was a big week of news and the Crib Sheet is back this week to tell you what mattered.  It was Signing Day last week and the ouija board nearly broke from producing signatures sprinkled out across the whole nation.  There were some surprises, but most of what was expected came to be true.  We mixed in some political goobery and a little bit o’ smack talk to keep things fresh.  My guess is the next couple of weeks are going to be dry news wise, so let this be the spike before the long lull.  Here’s the crib:

  • Newly appointed Jesus of Tennessee Lane Kiffin is crying wolf over Urban Meyer trying to hit up one of his recruits.  Lane still got the guy, but maybe the rub off from Al Davis’ fragile shoulders are showing up in Volunteer-land.  It’s nice you got the recruit, Lane, but talking smack on Urban will produce some nasty results.  Just talk to Georgia.  Oh and he apologized.
  • Kansas State expectantly showed weakly recruitng wise.  Ron Prince poisoned the recruiting and Bill Snyder is going to have an uphill battle for the Wildcats.  It’s going to be a big time reboot in Manhattan
  • Kansas on the other hand, nabbed a couple of quarterbacks and some other high profile recruits to lead into their highest rated recruiting class ever.  Will it show up on the field?  Mangino’s shown that he can recruit well and make some talent pay off so look out of the Hawks in the next couple of years.
  • Missouri too, had a pretty good recruiting class.  They promised some tight end play to Sheldon Richardson but realy this kid is defensive tackle all the way.  At any rate, look for them to compete for the North and then choke at some point.
  • Nebraska signed about 21 kids to fill out the black shirts.  Look out for these guys.  With the walk on program back on and some key pick ups, Nebraska will be well on their way to almost going back to the Big 12 Championship game.
  • Conference wise, Texas and Oklahoma went 1 and 2, again.  Hey they do that every year so get used to it.  Colorado had a top 4 conference recruiting ranking last year and look at how they finished.  Sleep tight, Texas A&M.
  • Bryce Brown is hanging out and making everybody speculate the hell out of him.  Everybody else is down and signed but this guy just likes making everyone wait.  Also, the big rumor is he might turn pro in some other league.  Really, Bryce is a huge tease.
  • James Franklin, the Maryland offensive coordinator, was named last Thursday as the successor to Ralph Friedgen.  Overlooking the fact that Maryland has done crap the last couple of years, this pick makes sense.  If the school is satisfied with mediocrity then they should continue in it.
  • Mike Leech is culling his old lawyer skills and is still banging out a contract with Texas Tech.  So the Red Raiders are apparently pulling a Boston College and telling Leech he can’t talk or interview with other teams during his contract.  If they break off now, look for him to be somewhere else after this year.  Come Texas Tech, fumble this one away!
  • Okay, this is getting redonkulous.  Now all of Utah’s lawmakers are sending a resolution to PrezBama to blow away the BCS and give in to the power of playoffs.  Now with football players on hand!  Please somebody tell the whole state of Utah to get over it and focus on getting the Mountain West the automatic bid.  Going the political route won’t work.
  • Missouri pulled in LSU tight ends coach Josh Henson.  It looks as thought some SEC cred might be seeping into the Big 12.  Recruiting wise, this will help out the Tigers immensly.  Tim Griffin’s already saying they’re going after Bryce Brown too.
  • Dana Dimel is coming back to K-State.  So he did a great job for Mike Stoops and reviving some offense and it looks like he’ll be doing the same at K-State.  Let’s hope that it will be more than Ron Prince’s “Throw-everything-up-and-see-what-sticks” offense.
  • In sign of bi-partisanship, Rep. Joe Barton (R) from Texas is siding with PrezBama in setting up a college football playoff.  Does he really need the votes?  Plus, this guy’s an Aggie.  Shouldn’t he be working more toward making Texas A&M a real football team instead of playing up to the playoff people?