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Purple Yeti Roar 97: A Weekend That Rivals No Other


Whoah man I hope you got to see the kind of football I got to see yesterday.  It was all over the place and it was all super exciting.  Rivalry weekend lived up to its name and I recovered just enough to talk about it.  Watch me talk about Thanksgiving, Texas, Texas Tech, Oregon, Oregon State, Florida, Florida State, The Game, Ohio State, Michigan, Brady Hoke, Duke, North Carolin, ACC, Notre Dame, Stanford, Tommy Reese, Missouri, Texas A&M, Big 12, Big 10, SEC, BCS National Championship Game, Big 12, Baylor, TCU, Iowa State, West Virginia, Kansas, Kansas State, Jon Hubert, and The Sunflower Showdown. Continue reading Purple Yeti Roar 97: A Weekend That Rivals No Other

Pick It And Stick It: It’s For The Birds


It’s Friday and it’s late.  I successfully avoided Black Friday and took the brunt of Thanksgiving yesterday.  I took a day off yesterday and am now finally recovered enough to spit out my finger pickin’s flakes of college football destiny.  Thanksgiving was a day for family and this weekend it’s been a family of rivalries.  Heck I’m watching the Civil War at the moment (that’s Oregon vs Oregon State).  We get more rivalries tomorrow and it’s time to give thanks and give picks to see who comes out on top. Continue reading Pick It And Stick It: It’s For The Birds

Pick It and Stick It: Crispy Flakes Of Leaves


Yes it’s that time of year when the leaves start to turn and when, in Austin, the temperature actually falls below 50 degrees at night.  Yup, time to round up the slippers, warm up the pumpkin spice whatever, pop on your favorite pullover, and watch some college football all crispy and fresh air like.  And my, what a week to watch, too.  Kansas State is back, we’ve got some proving grounds to cover for Texas Tech, and a whole bevy of top 25 match ups. Continue reading Pick It and Stick It: Crispy Flakes Of Leaves

Purple Yeti Roar 64: Spring Game Promotions


What side of the Spring Game type do you fall on?  Watch as I answer that question myself and perhaps answer just what the heck I mean by ‘sides’.  Yup, it’s another week of college football and well the most action we’ll see until maybe July.  Cherish it!  Also, cherish other news items from Kansas, Nick Sizemore, Iowa State, Jadeveon Clowney, North Carolina, Oregon State, Alabama, Auburn, Toomer’s Corner, California, Oklahoma, Bob Stoops, Disney, ESPN, Big 10, and the SEC. Continue reading Purple Yeti Roar 64: Spring Game Promotions

Purple Yeti Roar 49: Bowl Mania


It’s a new year and a slate of college football games kick it off.  I’m going to talk about the New Year’s Day bowls as well as review what has happened so far in Big 12 football.  So look for that as well as Baylor, UCLA, Holiday Bowl, Texas Tech, Minnesota, Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas, Michigan State, TCU, Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, Texas, Oregon State, Alamo Bowl, Georgia Tech, USC, Tulsa, Iowa State, Liberty Bowl, Clemson, LSU, Chick-fil-A Bowl, Mississippi State, Northwestern, Purdue, Oklahoma State, Heart of Dallas Bowl, Georgia, Nebraska, Capital One Bowl, South Carolina, Michigan, Outback Bowl, Rose Bowl, Wisconsin, Stanford, Northern Illinois, Florida, Orange Bowl, Louisville, Florida State, Sugar Bowl, Oregon, Kansas State, Pac 12, Big 12, Fiesta Bowl, Wrestling,  Pittsburgh, Ole Miss, Compass Bowl, Kent State, Arkansas State, Godaddy.com Bowl, and New Year’s Continue reading Purple Yeti Roar 49: Bowl Mania

Purple Yeti Roar 45: One True Champion

Hey I’m back for some BCS Fiesta fun!  Kansas State put the beat down on Texas and now they punched their ticket to the Fiesta Bowl to take on Oregon.  I got over that as well as Notre Dame, Alabama, BCS Championship Game, Louisville, Florida, Sugar Bowl, Orange Bowl, Northern Illinois, Florida State, Cotton Bowl, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Rose Bowl, Wisconsin, Stanford, Heart of Dallas Bowl, Purdue, Oklahoma State, Iowa State, Tulsa, Liberty Bowl, Oregon State, Alamo Bowl, Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, Michigan State, TCU, West Virginia, Syracuse, Pinstripe Bowl, Minnesota, Texas Tech, Car Care Bowl of Texas, Holiday Bowl, Baylor, UCLA, SEC, Big 12, and ESPN Continue reading Purple Yeti Roar 45: One True Champion

Crib Sheet: Prizes Inside!

It’s that time of year again.  The time to hand out awards for special play by special players.  The Big 12 awards popped out and there were a couple surprises.  The one that jumps out at me is the ‘All-purpose’ award for Kansas State’s Collin Klein.  Was that ever used before in the past?  It seems like they cooked it up just for Klein.  I mean, he’s no Heisman winner, but he was the most important person on the team for the Wildcats.  I guess as a Kansas State fan, I’ll take what I can get.  You have to take what you can get with this week’s Crib Sheet as well, so lets’ get doling:

Pick It and Stick It 2011 Week 13: Plucking One Out

Ho man, am I stuffed.  I never thought that I would be as stuffed as I was away from the family on the Thanksgiving as I am now.  I know for certain that Thanksgiving is one of the best holidays out there now.  Family is really getting together with friends and loved ones.  Thanksgiving is a reason to get together with family and totally gorge yourself.  I need to hit the gym pronto but first I will go over the Pick It and Stick It for this week.  It’s some doozies and I mostly excited that great games come one after the other.  It was like the second, third, and fourth helpings for me on Thanksgiving.  Here’s the pick set:

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Thankspotting: Home Away From Home For The Holidays

Last week was rough.  For lots of reasons.  Tailgating as hard as I did last weekend has left some lingering effects.  There’s also a sprinkle of great games from Thursday through Saturday.  So I decided that this week, it will be some major home spectating.  It’s a weird week for me anyway because this is the first Thanksgiving I’ve had away from home.  Hopefully I won’t miss Mom’s stuffing too much.  Let’s check out the games.

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Pick It and Stick It 2011 Week 10: Tasty Nuggets of Joy

I have to admit, I am getting excited about going to a BBQ this weekend.  It’s fun running around the city and checking out new places, but the home cooked food and good times with peeps you know is always a welcomed change of pace.  It will be a little awkward, however, as I’ll be sneaking my laptop on over to get ready for the big night games heading our way.  I more than likely will not be watching two games at once, but I will be prepared just in case.  For everyone else, prepare yourselves for the Pick It and Stick It.

Final Status (CDT)
(21)USC vs @Colorado 21.0 Fri 11/04 08:00pm
@(24)West Virginia vs Louisville 13.0 Sat 11/05 11:00am
(13)Michigan vs @Iowa 4.0 Sat 11/05 11:00am
@(15)Michigan St. vs Minnesota 28.0 Sat 11/05 11:00am
@Texas vs Texas Tech 14.0 Sat 11/05 11:00am
@Connecticut vs Syracuse 2.0 Sat 11/05 11:00am
@Florida vs Vanderbilt 13.5 Sat 11/05 11:20am
@N.C. State vs North Carolina Off (0) Sat 11/05 11:30am
@Iowa St. vs Kansas 14.0 Sat 11/05 11:30am
@(18)Georgia vs New Mexico St. 32.5 Sat 11/05 11:30am
@(9)Nebraska vs Northwestern 17.5 Sat 11/05 02:30pm
@(7)Oklahoma vs Texas A&M 13.5 Sat 11/05 02:30pm
@(19)Wisconsin vs Purdue 25.5 Sat 11/05 02:30pm
(4)Stanford vs @Oregon St. 21.0 Sat 11/05 02:30pm
Southern Miss vs @East Carolina 9.0 Sat 11/05 03:00pm
@California vs Washington St. 9.5 Sat 11/05 05:30pm
(23)Cincinnati vs @Pittsburgh 3.5 Sat 11/05 06:00pm
South Florida vs @Rutgers 2.5 Sat 11/05 06:00pm
@Arizona vs Utah 3.5 Sat 11/05 06:00pm
@Baylor vs Missouri 2.5 Sat 11/05 06:00pm
(14)Houston vs @UAB 27.5 Sat 11/05 06:00pm
@(8)Arkansas vs (10)South Carolina 5.0 Sat 11/05 06:15pm
(20)Arizona St. vs @UCLA 9.0 Sat 11/05 06:30pm
Notre Dame vs @Wake Forest 14.0 Sat 11/05 07:00pm
@(3)Oklahoma St. vs (17)Kansas St. 21.0 Sat 11/05 07:00pm
@(2)Alabama vs (1)LSU 4.5 Sat 11/05 07:00pm
(5)Boise St. vs @UNLV 42.0 Sat 11/05 09:30pm
(6)Oregon vs @Washington 16.5 Sat 11/05 09:30pm

Yeah the night games have high contrasts in terms of spreads.  Kansas State and Oklahoma State have a huge 21 point difference while Alabama and LSU have only 4.5.  Yeah I know Arkansas and South Carolina are close together too at 5.0.  Out of those, I think LSU will make it a toss up.  Sorry but Kansas State blew its wad already and it will be hard to watch via streaming laptop Saturday night.  Meanwhile, earlier in the day, there is nothing exciting.  Big 12 wise, Texas is up big on Texas Tech, but that will be closer.  Iowa State should hang one on the pathetic Kansas Jayhawks.  Oklahoma will run right over Texas A&M.  That Baylor against Missouri will be a shoot out.  Everything else is seriously blah.

Pick It and Stick It 2011 Week 07: Dripping Down the Middle

It’s the middle of the season and we are looking completely different from where we thought we were at.  That’s okay.  That’s how college football works.  The way things changed week to week is what makes it the best sport in my mind and hopefully yours.  So will the rest of the season prove even more unpredictable?  We’ve yet to see any real upsets yet and we’re knee-deep into conference play.  So chances are the 13 or so undefeated teams will start to dwindle down.  I know this will happen because sports writers are talking about the possibility of 4 undefeated teams at the end of the season.  Here’s this week’s pick set:

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Pick It and Stick It 2011 Week 06: Pick the Bigger One

I have to say I’m a little giddy at the news that TCU will be accepting the offer to join the Big 12.  Yeah, I know that they turned the gravy train around from the Big East but they are a better fit and I’m sure they were a little shakey about that conference after Pitt and Syracuse decided to leave.  Yes, the Big East is in HUGE trouble, and now it’s the Big 12’s turn to take a deep breath and grab a couple of more teams.  In fact, I’d say it’s high time for the Big 12 to Pick It and Stick It!  Speaking of which, we have another exciting weekend of action on the field and on your pick sets.  Let’s go over the list:

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Pick It Standings Week 05: Hanging In There

Okay, finally we see the dropped points come into effect.  Not only that, but now we are finally seeing what teams are in full effect.  Conference play started around the landscape and we are starting to see the pretenders fall to the winners.  The hype turned sour to teams like Baylor and Florida, while the winners took care of business.  Will we see the pretenders fall off in the Pick It and Stick It standings?  We have a couple of weeks to find out because of the dropped points, but the dropped points are now in play.

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Pick It and Stick It 2011 Week 05: Time To Play For Real

Conference play kind of opened up last weekend for the Big 12, but this weekend we have a couple of head to head match ups.  I don’t know which game will be more exciting, the Texas vs Iowa State or Kansas State vs Baylor.  The obvious is the Kansas State game but if you remember last year, Iowa State went down to Austin and beat the Longhorns.  The local media around here is chirping about how it’s a revenge game but the player interviews talk about how they expect to handle Iowa State easily.  We’ll find that out Saturday as well as just how real Kansas State’s defense really is.  Here’s this week’s Pick It and Stick It: Continue reading Pick It and Stick It 2011 Week 05: Time To Play For Real

Pick It And Stick It 2011 Week 04: Sticking Together

Whew!  Another close one for the Big 12.  I swear, the Big 12 is the greatest thing since MTV’s The Real World.  If you want to talk about the best conferences, then the one with the best drama factor definitely is the Big 12.  Yeah, they are staying together but we really don’t know for how long.  So while they hold hands again and tell everybody that things are cool, let’s focus on some actual football.  This week’s Pick It an Stick It kind of reflects the noise off the field.  Like the Big 12, most of the great games are stuck together around 2:30 Saturday.  That’s fine for me and my barspotting trip, but how will it fare for the picks? Continue reading Pick It And Stick It 2011 Week 04: Sticking Together