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Pick It and Stick It 2014 Week 01: I Saved Faced By Waiting Until Today


It’s an easy method to take advantage of.  Yesterday in my Dart Picks for the year, I explained that I was too busy/lazy to get anything together.  That helped me avoid the blowout out by (shudders) Kenny Football and Texas A&M over South Carolina.  I’m already up on the year!  Let’s see what that cache will garnish me here for the rest of the kickoff weekend. Continue reading Pick It and Stick It 2014 Week 01: I Saved Faced By Waiting Until Today

Purple Yeti Roar 99: We’ll Miss You Mack


Yup, Mack Brown resigned from Texas.  Speaking as a K-Stater, I will miss him.  He was so easy to coach against. Watch me talk about that, Nick Saban, BCS National Championship Game, Sugar Bowl, Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, Alamo Bowl, Oregon, Kansas State, Michigan, Brady Hoke, Devin Gardner, Daniel Sams, Jake Waters, Oklahoma, Alabama, Missouri, Oklahoma State, Big 12, SEC, and Jamies Winston. Continue reading Purple Yeti Roar 99: We’ll Miss You Mack

Pick It And Stick It: The Unofficial Start Of The Weekend


I can’t ever remember having this many contests going on for a Thursday night like this that meant so much.  So now we have it.  We get Baylor taking on Oklahoma and then Oregon taking on Stanford.  What a meaty plate.  It’s good thing we’re getting a day’s rest on Friday before another serving Saturday.  That plate won’t be light either, with Kansas State cow cooking and some SEC sausage to gnaw.  Why am I so hungy?  I should be out on the unofficial start of the college football weekend. Continue reading Pick It And Stick It: The Unofficial Start Of The Weekend

Pick It and Stick It: Dangling Game of the Century


It’s a little late but I’m back for some predictions and nose flickings by the way of Pick It and Stick It.  It’s been a roller coaster year for my team, Kansas State, but we also have some peaks and valleys for others.  I’ll predict just what will happen going into the weekends with no accountability attached to it.  Yes,  I’ll talk about this week’s Game of the Century as well. Continue reading Pick It and Stick It: Dangling Game of the Century

Purple Yeti Roar 81: I Did Not Get Paid To Do This


Yup, this week was all Johnny Football again, but with some more news of him potentially getting paid for autographs.  Lots hypocrisy going around on that.  We’ll talk that as well as Nick Saban, TCU, Joel Hasley, NCAA, Jeremy Hill, Les Miles, Gary Patterson, Miami, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Kansas State, Daniel Sams, Jake Waters, Billy Snyder, and Texas. Continue reading Purple Yeti Roar 81: I Did Not Get Paid To Do This

Purple Yeti Roar 51: Loose Ends and Looking Forward


The season is over and I’m already looking forward to September again.  We got some recruiting and coaching hot talk to dish first.  Well that and some rebounds by players in the naughty box.  Look for some talk on BCS National Championship, Alabama, Notre Dame, Nick Saban, Brian Kelly, Kansas State, Daniel Sams, Case McCoy, Texas, TCU, Casey Pachall, NCAA, Miami, Big Ten, Maryland, and Rutgers. Continue reading Purple Yeti Roar 51: Loose Ends and Looking Forward

Purple Yeti Roar 50: BCS Bust


Yeah it was a bust of a game for the BCS National Championship.  Notre Dame proved it didn’t belong in any league and Alabama pushed the boot down harder on the neck of college football.  Don’t fret, there were some highlights in between the ho hum week of college bowls.  The highlights include Oregon, Kansas State, Fiesta Bowl, Chip Kelly, Bill Snyder, Collin Klein, Cotton Bowl, Arkansas, Nick Saban, Michigan, South Carolina, Javon Clowny, Outback Bowl, Baylor, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, and Johnny Football. Continue reading Purple Yeti Roar 50: BCS Bust

Purple Yeti Roar 29: Biggest Landing In History

It’s time to pause and reflect on one of the great moments in history.  No, it’s not the most recent curious Mars landing, it’s the start of college football season!  What, you ask?  Just watch me explain and I’ll also go over things like Penn State, Silas Redd, Oklahoma, Texas, Notre Dame, Rutgers, TCU, Casey Pachall, USA Today Coach’s Poll, Kansas State, Monte Ball, Wisconsin, Nick Saban, Sporting News, and Alabama

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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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Crib Sheet: Giant Chocolate Egg

It’s warmed over, too.  This week’s Crib Sheet celebrates Easter by dropping news eggs all over the place.  Grab your basket and find them buried in the grass of the Crib Sheet.  Don’t get your fingers messy:

  • It looks like Texas new defensive coordinator’s had a weird upbringing in coaching terms.  He’s been at ESPN first, then a video guy at Florida State, and then on to coaching positions.  It also looks like he takes inspiration from other sports, too.  Will this shake things up enough for the Longhorns and turn the defense around?  We’ll find out.
  • The Big 12 Conference announced a mega-deal with Fox for broadcasting rights.  Dan Beebe was right.  They reportedly negotiated a $90 million a year deal through the next 13 years.  The big plus?  Every home game will be on some form of television starting in 2012.  Well that and each school has a the chance to kick up their own network.
  • The officer who shot and killed the Pace University football player, Denroy Henry Jr., received the Officer of the Year Award from the police union where he works.  Their reasoning is that the officer showed bravery through that time and all of his time working for the department.  This angered alot of folks.  It depends on who you believe on what happened.  I just don’t like that it’s a union that gets to dole out the award.
  • Not to be outdone by fellow conference fashionistas Oregon, Arizona State unveiled their new uniforms for the year.  They will be changing colors left and right.  On top of that, their helmets are new, with big giant pointy tridents.  The Ducks did this and they won but they also hired the right coach.  That’s the kind of makeover the Sun Devils could really use.
  • In another case of me-too’s, Auburn will build statues for their Heisman Trophy winners, like what Florida did.  The only difference is that there’s a darker cloud hanging over Cam Newtan than there is hanging over Tim Tebow.  I wonder if they’ll add that to the design.  Oh, and Nick Saban had his own statue erected, too.
  • There will be even more Blubaughs in prison as Tom’s wife, Charlette, will get 57 months in prison for her role in the Kansas ticket scandal.  I didn’t know women’s prisons had Blubaughs too.  Maybe they should make a movie about it.
  • Dennis Dodd of CBS has an interesting article on 7-on-7 leagues in high school.  It seems they are the AAUs of football.  Jay Paterno is correct about how coaches can’t tell if a kid can take a hit.  I hope something gets down soon about these because I don’t want football to turn into a ballet.  We could use a couple of big hits in a game.
  • Now that the Fiesta Bowl is in trouble, they are scrambling to get money back from lawmakers who took the kickbacks from them.  If it’s anything related to government, then it will take a long time before the Fiesta Bowl sees a dime.
  • A couple of rule changes are coming down the pike for next year.  The NCAA approved more stringent below the waist penalties and gave the option for teams to run 10 seconds off the clock on penalties within the final minute of the half.  Nothing earth shattering but an improvement indeed.
  • Notre Dame released the investigation report relating to Declan Sullivan’s death earlier this year.  They found the no single person was responsible but there was a lax in safety.  Apparently the weather data was out of date.  This does seem kind of fishy,  I hope the school pays tons of money to parents of Sullivan to avoid a lawsuit.
  • There was a tussle online about the Boise State’s AD, Gene Bleymaier, and his fiery words about the BCS.  That’s just talk.  What’s more important to me is that the school trademarked the blue turf and will protect the likeness of the field in FBS terms, while allowing it to happen to divisions below.  Since when is a blue field trademarkable?  That seems a little too much to me.  At least one coach in the Mountain West Conference, sees it as an unfair competitive advantage as well.  San Diego State’s Rocky Long hates it and I suggest the Aztecs change their field to candy striped or fractal like patterns.
  • So while the NCAA is busy messing up student athletes and their lack of scholarship funding, they find time to make some even dumber team name penalties.  North Dakota passed a state law to keep the Fighting Sioux nickname but it will not stop the NCAA from administrating penalties because of their perception of the name.  The NCAA considers it offensive and will take money away from the school.  The deeper issue is that two tribes in the area are split over the decision.  Why is the NCAA trying to influence an issue that clearly doesn’t involve them?  Let the tribes and the state figure it out and get out of the way.

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: (Not So) Secret Agent Ban

Apparently there’s still some fallout from the NCAA’s investigation of schools regarding sports agents and football players.  Read all about it below.  Our take on the whole thing?  The times they are a changing and much like any other huge organization, change comes slow.  This week’s Crib Sheet points out that while the NCAA is running around doing investigations, they are cutting drug testing budgets.  We think the NCAA needs to lean down more and seriously reconsider just how sports are played today.  On the Crib Sheet:

Crib Sheet: Tasting a Buttload

Okay the holidays are over and we are in the middle of summer.  College football is so close right now we can taste it.  You know how we can tell?  We have a buttload of news to go over in this week’s Crib Sheet.  So enough jibba jabba, here’s the sheet:

Crib Sheet: Post April Fools Yucks

April Fools came and went and we here at the KCCGD headquarters want to share a few of our favorite tricks.  The first one: cover the laser part of a laser mouse with a piece of tape or Post It note.  Watch as the unsuspecting fool tries to use the mouse and bangs it on the table! Har Har!  Next up: keeping with the tape motiff, tape down the latch to your office mates’ phone. Watch as they try to call, or better yet someone tries to call them, and phone won’t unhook from the latch!  Comedy gold!  Okay, enough yucks.  Here’s this week’s Crib Sheet:

  • Wow that was fast.  Nick Saban wins a BCS National Championship for Alabama and then gets a bronze statue erected in his honor.  So if he wins it again, what will happen?  A whole new stadium in his honor?  How about a permanent seat in Alabama’s government?  They do eat, sleep, and breath football down there.
  • A highly touted recruit for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish fell to his death last Friday.  Matt James was in Florida on spring break when he fell from a hotel balcony.  Apparently he was drunk when it happened.
  • Georgia linebacker Montez Robinson was kicked off the team after an arrest related to battery charges and domestic violence.  S0metimes kids are still kids and they don’t realize that they can’t get away with stuff like that.  If you were wondering, this was the second time he was arrested.
  • Texas Tech quarterback Talyor Potts will have surgery on his injured hand.  He will be out about 8 weeks.  Not a good start for Tommy Tubberville.  But hey, maybe he can install a real running game while Potts is out.
  • Kansas Associate Athletic Director Ben Kirtland resigned Monday with no reason given.  Hrm.  Either something bad happened or this was the fallout from the Jayhawks not getting far in the basketball tournament.
  • While he’s not busy hanging in Key West being a pirate or suing the pants of another school, Mike Leach is consulting.  More specifically, consulting on the installation of his offense at Oklahoma State.  Any type of offensive knowledge that he can implant at that school could only help.  Just make sure he doesn’t send a cowpoke to the outhouse.