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Purple Yeti Roar 61: Conferences Cash In



Hey I’m back this week and I’m ready to report all that is going on in the land of college football.  I even have some beer ready to share with y’all.  I’ll help you swallow down some news for things like Appalachian State, Georgia Southern, FBS, FCS, Sun Belt, Conference USA, Jerry Sundusky, Alabama, Harvey Updyke Jr, ESPN, Disney, Mountain West, Big East, DeLoss Dodds, Texas, Texas A&M, and the Big 12. Continue reading Purple Yeti Roar 61: Conferences Cash In

Purple Yeti Roar 53: Catfish Realignment


Sure, why not dump in a couple of buzzwords for the week?  Yeah it’s a slow one.  So kick back and relex while I run down topics like the Big East, Maryland, Big 12, Big Ten, SEC, ACC, Mountain West, Manti T’eo, Katie Couric, Dr. Phil, and President Obama. Continue reading Purple Yeti Roar 53: Catfish Realignment

Purple Yeti Roar 16: It’s Me, Really

Alrighty it’s another week and I have a shocking revelation.  You won’t believe your eyes when you find out.  I also talk about some ESPN, Kansas State, Big 12, Notre Dame, and Conference USA.  TMZ eat your heart out! Then dot dot dot about it. Continue reading Purple Yeti Roar 16: It’s Me, Really

Crib Sheet: A Change Is Gonna Come, Oh Yes It Is

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:

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Crib Sheet: Hello Goodbye

We may be seeing the search for Missouri end real quick.  We also may see the search for the Big 12 heat right up.  The Tigers are planning on leaving for the SEC and we may know about it here by tomorrow.  Alot of people, including myself, thought that they would wait unilt the end of the season to get the ball rolling but apparently they want to move fast.  So in the middle of the football season, we will see even more conference realignment.  I’m just going to avert my eyes from the pain and check out this week’s Crib Sheet:

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Crib Sheet: Another Summer Another Realignment Saga

Only this time it’s smaller.  Presidential hopeful Rick Perry open his mouth and pulled a Jay Nixon by saying that there are talks between Texas A&M and the SEC for a big move.  Next thing you know, the whole damn college football world is on fire.  Red fire!  I’ve chosen to stay out of this one over the weekend.  If I learned anything last year, it’s that nowadays rumors are 95% of the ‘reports’ out there and the other 5% has a shred of truth to it.  So as of right now, the SEC is staying chill, The Texas A&M president has power to explore realignment as well as take his time, the NCAA may get involved, and Rick Perry now says he doesn’t expect Texas A&M to leave.  If you’re asking me what will happen, I’m saying that A&M is out at the end of the BCS contract (2014).  Why?  The Big 12 will blow up after the restructure of the BCS and somehow, sadly, Texas finds the vacated ‘Notre Dame Automatic Bid’ and dumps the conference.  The rest of the teams fill out the Mountain West, Big 10, and SEC.

Crib Sheet: Blowing Our Noses to Divas

Quick somebody get us some facial tissue and some decongestants.  It’s allergy season here at the KCCGD Headquarters!  We’re sneezing our heads off and we’re barely making it through the week.  That’s not stopping us from delivering your favorite weekly news roundup:  The Crib Sheet!  It’s chock full this week with a ton of diva grandstanding from college conference officials.  It’s a good thing our noses are stuffed because we think alot of that talk stinks.  On to the Crib Sheet:

  • So the graduation rate for college athletes are on a curve.  The College Sport Research Institute factored in longer years and lighter classloads to determine that the reported 79 percent rate is actually 54.8 percent, compared to 73.7 percent of other students.  Looks like the NCAA needs to take some more math classes.
  • All the hype leading up to the commissioner meetings this week was whether or not the Big 10 would accelerate expansion plans.  Big 10 commissioner Jim Delany came out of the meetings to speak on this rumor to reporters.  “Nope” was pretty much all he said.  Crisis averted.
  • Northwestern will play Illinois at Wrigley Field.  Finally!  All those people in Chicago will have an opportunity to root on two disappointing local teams that don’t play baseball.  Way to go guys!
  • The BCS came out with a 3 pronged formula to help determine who gets an automatic bowl bid after the 2012 season.  They take the highest ranked BCS team, the total BCS numbers for the conference, and the number of teams in the top 25 to determine who gets the nod.  This is an obvious gesture to the Mountain West Conference, whose Boise State team has been rolling the last couple of years and has an opportunity to start in the top 3 once the preseason rankings come out.  It will be interesting to see how this adds to the pressure and expectation the Broncos have this year.
  • So the first round highlights of the NFL Draft include Tim Tebow going to the Denver Broncos.  Huh?  What is he gonna do?  Be a running back.  Good thing the Big 12 represented big time with 9 picks going from the conference, including the top 4.  Way to go Big 12!
  • Bill Snyder 2.0 is weighing the decision to get surgery on his torn ACL and MCL.  More and more we’re thinking that Snyder 2.0 is a cyborg version of the original.  It’s only reason we can come up with to answer Snyder’s statement that it doesn’t hurt much.  What’s up with that?  A jammed finger hurts like hell.  This guy just walks it off.  He’s hiding a gun in his leg, we swear.
  • The NCAA approved two more bowls for a total of 35, including the Yankee Bowl and the Dallas Football Classic. The later is the former Cotton Bowl and will have a place on New Year’s Day.  Huzzah!  This is the kind of expansion we enjoy here.  Not the kind where you at more teams to the playoff.  New Year’s Day next year will be mega stuffed with more football.
  • We probably should let everyone know that if an expansion from the Big 10 happens, expect the SEC to counter move.  Yeah, it’s going to domino all over the place.  We really just need two conferences.  That way we can determine a champion the easy way.
  • Coming back to the somewhat near future, ESPN announced its 2010 College Football Primetime schedule and we have a whole bevy of games from the Big 12.  The Lonestar Showdown with Texas A&M and Texas on Thanksgiving should be a treat.    So’s the rematch between Nebraska and Kansas State on Oct 7th.  Football can’t get here anytime sooner.