Ho Ho Howdy! Merry Holiday! Or what’s left of it. I’m back after my holiday break to squeeze out another 10 minutes of college football tidings. This time I talk about Kansas State, Oregon, Fiesta Bowl, Lache Seastrunk, Baylor, UCLA, Heisman Trophy, BYU, UCF, LA Lafayette, Boise State, Fresno State, SMU, EA Sports College Football, Western Kentucky, Central Michigan, Holiday Bowl, Little Caesars Bowl, Bill Snyder, Ohio State, Elle Roberson, Collin Klein, and the Mayan Calendar. Continue reading Purple Yeti Roar 48: Holiday Edition
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.
Alrighty, I’ve been waiting for this all year. This week Kansas States heads to my new hometown in Austin to take on the Texas Longhorns at Darrel K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. It’s going to be another epic battle because that’s what the Wildcats to me and my heart. The spread is 10 points in Texas favor. I don’t know why but I’m okay with that. Kansas State have been underdogs all year around. Amongst the gamesmanship, this will be my first trip to the stadium. I’m very curious how the Longhorns treat visitors as well as how they whole football experience stacks up there. It’s gonna be a great time.
It’s BBQ week for KC College GameDay! There’s plenty of sports bars out there, but every once in awhile you gotta go out and get some home cooking that only BBQ’s can provide. I think we are going to cook up the world famous BBQ cheesy corn not sure yet. But we are also going to cook up some college football. Now, we could run out to a bar earlier in the day, but games really suck. It’s all for the night time for me. So let us see what is so special about the night time as well as the other games for this weekend.
We are still neck and neck. It’s been 6 weeks and the difference between first place and last place is about 4 points. I was hoping that changing up the league this year will lead to this and now we are seeing it in its full force. Another hope for change for me was Kansas State’s winning ways. They seem to be straight up and consistent and its been working for them up today. They are 5-0. That kind of consistency also leads to winning ways for Pick It and Stick It. Let’s check out the standings:
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:
I buzzed by Cuatros last week while I was on the way to the Mellow Mushroom with my favorite lady. I almost missed it, but the 16 stacked television screens forming a massive screen jumped right out at me. I wanted to go north of downtown Austin and this place just makes the cut. It’s Red River Rivalry weekend so we’ll hope to get a spot there when we show up for the Kansas State game. There’s other games going on, though, so check out the spot and hopefully we’ll check you out there. Ole!
- 8:00 PM CT No. 5 Boise State at Fresno State Battle for the Milk Can (Friday)
- 11:00 AM CT No. 3 Oklahoma vs. No. 11 Texas* The Red River Rivalry
- 2:00 PM CT Boston College at No. 8 Clemson Battle for the Leather Helmet
- 2:30 PM CT No. 17 Florida at No. 1 LSU
- 2:30 PM CT Kansas at No. 6 Oklahoma State
- 2:30 PM CT Missouri at No. 20 Kansas State
- 6:00 PM CT No. 15 Auburn at No. 10 Arkansas
- 6:00 PM CT No. 24 Texas A&M at Texas Tech
- 6:00 PM CT Iowa State at No. 25 Baylor
- 6:00 PM CT Arkansas State at Louisiana-Monroe Trail of Tears Classic
- 6:00 PM CT UNLV at Nevada Battle for Nevada and the Fremont Cannon
Notes: The Red River Rivalry is the biggest thing going on down here in this part of the country. I’m not so stoked for it. It’s a good thing that there’s nothing else going on first thing Saturday morning. It’s also good for me that the newly ranked Kansas State Wildcats follow that little ditty and host Missouri at 2:30. Florida vs LSU might eat up some television screens but I’m hoping to get the Wildcats on the big daddy. Later in the evening sees a couple of interesting bouts but I’ll be home by then and will only be able to get Ohio State and Nebraska. No thank you, I’ll probably be napping by then.
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
There could be a big ole disparaging parenthetical here about how the Big 12 will go away and how badly it will affect my peeps and schools back home around the Kansas City area, but I’m deciding that we’ll focus on the good things this week. Sure there may be moves, but our teams will play this Saturday and many Saturdays to come. Whether or not they will play for a national title might still be going away real quickly, we’ll get enjoy the regional rivals and funky inter-conference matchups. It’s time for some PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) and for this week’s Crib Sheet: Continue reading Crib Sheet: It’s PMA Day
Nope, not rivalry weekend, but a weekend so great it deserves its own trophy. Going into last weekend, I was nonplussed about the matchups, but after witnessing three epic games, I’m eating some crow. I may also be eating some crow with this week’s Pick It and Stick It Standings. Now last week, I was in last, but I’ve been bumped up to tied for last! I’m in a hole like Chip Kelly and Notre Dame, but I totally believe I can turn it around. Now on to the standings: Continue reading Pick It Standings 2011 Week 02: A Trophy Weekend
That’s right, I’ll be on a plane shortly but I want to get the picks up for the week. It’s hard to stay focused with the Big 12 in legal gridlock. You know, I thought professional wrestling was soap opera for guys but now I know that college football realignment is the real deal. No offense to the WWE, but this stuff is way better than the scripted stuff I used to watch. So as the conference turn, get your picks in and hope for the best.
Here’s the first standings update for the Bowl Pick It and Stick It. This time we’re mixing it up a bit and going for straight picks only. Most of the time the match-ups in bowls are pretty even so it’s a gimmie on who will actually win the game. I also beat up on people in the regular season with the confidence points addition. We’ve had 3 games already so the pack is pretty tight. The main course starts tonight so I’ll run down the games and blab about them as I see fit. First, let’s go over the standings:
Come on in, sit down, and let’s do some pre-bowling. We’ve got a couple of more days for the string for bowls start up and we get a taste of bowls Saturday with three games. Oh, you don’t know what pre-bowling is? It’s kind of like pre-drinking. Wait, you don’t know what that is? Those of you who’ve been to college know what I’m talking about. Pre-drinking is when you bust open some beer and drink away before going out. It does two things: 1) Save you some extra cash by not spending it at the bars as much, and 2) get you a little buzzed before going all out. So let’s catch a bowl buzz and check out who’s playing Saturday.
Batten down the hatches, folks, it’s getting to be cold season. The dripping and drooling will now have much more effect. I started noticing it this week. Some people had coughs and sniffles, others taking afternoons off. I, myself, have some kind of weird chest tightness going. Never fear, I just downed some Airborne infused OJ after soaking some Vitamin C Zicam. It’s pretty much the opposite of Four Loko. I suggest if you get the first signs of a cold, use that remedy. Now on to the picks.
This will be the first off day stadiumspotting for us and we’re super excited. Kansas State hosts Nebraska for probably the last time ever and they are both undefeated. The electricity will be huge in the Little Apple and we will be there to cover it. Chances are we will make our way back to a bar Saturday but we’ll go ahead and tweet the location when we decided where. Until then, it’s half day action at work then a split time of driving and football watching. This Purple Yeti is more than pumped for the biggest game of the year for the Wildcats.