Week three is in the books and we found out who’s for real and who crapped their pants. Alabama is real and Johnny Football crapped his pants. Jake Waters is real and Texas crapped their pants. Lots of poop talk and future poop talk this week as well as talk about Big 12, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Baylor, Texas Tech, TCU, Iowa State, Iowa, CyHawk Trophy, SEC, Ole Miss, and the BCS National Championship Game. Continue reading Purple Yet Roar 86: They Crapped Their Pants
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
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
I took a turkey day break but now I am back. I’m done licking my wounds over the Kansas State loss to Baylor and now it’s time to look forward to this weekend of football. So come with me as I talk about Texas, TCU, Alabama, Georgia, SEC, Big 10, Big 12, Notre Dame, Stanford, Oregon, Louisville, Rutgers, Collin Klein, Texas A&M, Johnny Manziel, Arkansas, Gene Chizik, Colorado, John Embree, John L. Smith, Arkansas, USC, and BCS National Championship. Continue reading Purple Yeti Roar 44: Back For More
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.
Ah yeah, the Big 12 is back baby! Oh well, it didn’t really go anywhere. Compared to last year, this offseason was a walk in the park. Why is that? Well, we have some new faces in the mix and some old faces hit the road. I think truly for the first time in the last 3 years, there is some stability here. That makes me happy. What makes me happier is the new season so let’s see how this conference shakes out. Continue reading A Better Big 12 For 2012
Wow, what a year it has been for college football. Okay, it’s kind of cliché but what I thought would be a rather quiet off-season after a bogus BCS National Championship game, turned into a major circus yet once again. Yes, there were ups and downs but mostly downs. I think this off-season fully solidified the fact that college football is all about the money. I’m going to do my best to hold on to the tradition as tight as I can before it all goes away. Seriously, I’m not trying to bum you out. We did get some great news too. Continue reading College Football Lost It’s Gloss But Not It’s Heart
Yesterday was rough for me. I didn’t expect to go into work to load up on candy, but I’ll be damned if the nice people I work with had loads of candy for me to nom on. I skipped lunch entirely all because of it. Some solid food found its way in my belly later on in the night, but it was no use. The sugar shock went to major crash and I’m just waking up from the coma. What better time than now to go over the Pick It and Stick It Standings? There’s nothing sweet in there that I know of.
The weekend was very much filled with ups and downs as I had a great friend in town and was juggling college football, concerts, and quality time. That’s why some of you who were expecting a GameDay post Saturday came up empty. Never fear, my funky friends, I now get to talk about Champions Bar and Grill in downtown Austin. My bud and my lady took over the bar for a the brief amount of time and then we bolted on out for the rest of our adventure. That ended up being the best plan, too, because my team fell back down to earth and I missed the crash. Continue reading Up and Down at Champions
It’s Halloween weekend (-ish, it’s on Monday) and the weather is finally starting to reflect that down here in Austin. I have to get used to it being hot rolling into late October. This weekend has a big ole cold front blowing through and I’m already feeling the chills. That’s the sign on fall that I need and it fits right in the super creepy Halloween theme. The action of the field and on the Pick It and Stick It is still smoking hot. Keltron3000 is breaking away from the pack but others are hot on her heels. Kansas State is up for the game of their lives, well more like the game of the year, as they host Oklahoma. So grab some Candy Corn and let’s check out the picks: Continue reading PIck It and Stick It 2011 Week 09: This Is Giving Me Chills
Mascot Monday is back and we are racing to make it in under the wire. Fortunately for use, we will be looking at the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Rowdy the Roadrunner. In celebration of instituting their very first year of football, I’m gonna do a fly over on Rowdy and see if he can stack up well against veteran mascots right out of the gate. I’m going to toss in a preview of some of their opponents for the next couple of years as well as talk about the legendary coach that’s taking his shot at building a program from the ground up.
Two things this week made me realize college football is right around the corner. First, Phil Steele’s College Football Preview for 2011 went on sale yesterday. Second, the Crib Sheet has over 15 news items this week. It’s coming, so get ready. But first the Crib Sheet:
It’s a tasty Crib Sheet this week as I’m packed up and ready to head to Austin for SXSW. I might stop by Daryl K Royal Stadium and give homage to the team that Kansas State has owned the last couple of years. That is if I can make it there between the haze of tech and music. The next Crib Sheet might be heavily abbrieviated. Just sayin. Here’s this week’s Crib Sheet:
It’s the last week of college football and we’ve had enough drama to fill up the entire bowl season. Happy 2011 to everyone out there and I hope you survived any New Year’s Party you decided to attend. New Year’s day saw my annual tradition of going over to Jolly’s parents house and planting myself in one spot for 12 hours of college football. It was a good day for me as the overrated Big 10 went 0-5 that day and the Big 12 went 2-0. That and the left over ham from the New Year’s Party served us well in between meats, cheeses, and crackers. Beefy indeed. Here’s this week’s standings going into the last week:
Another actual barspot and I’m keeping up on the known favorites with Lew’s Grill and Bar. I’ve been here a couple of times and have begun to become a regular here. They’ve upgraded the televisions and also the food. The day of football was long and fun, so I was glad I got the sweet spot for watching in the bar. Regarding the action on field, we saw some tight games and some surprising blowouts. It was a lazy day, but it sure was a weird one too.