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BIspy4 said...

JMC, Eagles are that good on offense. Tech is shaky defensively and there's no way they should have blown a 25-point halftime lead at home. The unsportsmanlike call that kept that first second-half drive going, which ended in a fourth down 32-yard TD run, was reminiscent of Jeremiah Attachou going all upside Logan Thomas' dome after a third-and-long stop against Va Tech three years ago. Hokies kept the ball, went down and scored. Scored again. Scored again. Won.

Southern might run the table in the Sun Belt after all. They can score. They can't stop anybody. But they can light up the matrix board. See below for more on the Witness Protection Program of college football.

5, concur Billy Horschel won the weekend. Nice payday for the guy who needs to update the wardrobe. Last time I saw a pair of pants like that it had a hook in it.

Carolina Panthers also won the weekend. Now have a game lead on the Falcons and are two up on the Saints after week 2.

Even though Va Tech lost at home to East Carolina, albeit a good ECU team, maybe the weekend overall was a win for the ACC. BC beats Southern Cal, UVa knocks off Louisville - which may hurt the ACC's small chances at getting multiple playoff teams but also shows that the bottom teams may be better than people realize, and NC State strafed what used to be the South Florida football program.

Weekend losers - the Falcons, for one. The Saints, for two (or for too?). Georgia's defense. Hey, new DC, I thought you guys expected to dominate. The Sun Belt. Bagel for 10, and Troy lost at home to something called Abilene Christian. Isn't that a GISA school out of Cohutta or Waleska? Central Florida also lost the weekend. Now 0-2, and looked bad doing it Saturday, after a great season last year.

September 15, 2014 at 3:07 p.m.
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Erk ... gonna get all dusty in here again thinking about that man.

Weekend losers - (non UTC Mocs division): Brady Hoke's agent. His phone will not be ringing anytime soon. Men's tennis. Cilic vs. Nishikori or whatever sounds like two stomach ailments going against each other. Man, I just got over my cilic. Now I have to go see the doctor about my nishikori. The New England Patriots. Way to show up for the second half, guys. So much for that talk in the Northeast about another 16-0 run through the regular season. Savannah State football. Like the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy, it exists only in lore. Give it up, guys. Go down to Division 2. The Atlanta Hawks - when you can't get fans to come anyway, this ain't the way to go about enticing more people to come see a mediocre product. Love Philips Arena, though. No relation to Gilbert Arenas. Or Bruce Arena. Don't forget Nebraska needed a late heave to beat McNeese and Penn State didn't exactly acquit itself well with Akron.

Weekend winners: The Atlanta Falcons. Hooge win. Beat the Saints to get a leg up on them and Matty Ice showed he is, well, Matty Ice with two big kicks late. Oh, and that Matt Ryan kid wasn't so bad either. The Pac 12. The USC-Stanford game looked like old school SEC. Lots of hard hitting defense. Oregon ... mercy. Just when Michigan State, which played pretty well, thought they had that game in control, here come the Ducks. Washington barely surviving Eastern Washington didn't help, but EWU is a very, very good FCS program. Andrew Luck. Dude didn't back down on the road against Peyton and the Broncos and save for a late tipped pass might have pulled off a Mile High Miracle finish. Manning wasn't all that great in the second half and his last two passes ... yeesh. Very un-Manning like.

September 8, 2014 at 12:47 p.m.
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Very impressive Saturdays for the Vols, thumping a legit Utah State program, and for one Mr. Todd Gurley II. He's like good and stuff. Florida State may not be as good as they were last year, but to go to Dallas and find the moxie to hold off a good Oklahoma State team bodes well for the Seminoles.

The Anaheim Angels of Los Angeles and Orange County and Southern California ... also winners. Big time. Dang it.

North Dakota State - now 5-0 in its last five games against FBS. To those who claim FCS is dying, I give you the Bison, Villanova (which took Syracuse to double OT before Billy Owens layup and foul. Oh wait, wrong sport. But it was double OT) and the moribund program of Western Carolina, which threw a hooge scare into South Florida. Boy, South Florida hasn't just fallen. They've gone over the cliff like that Nazi tank in the Indiana Jones movie (not to be confused with Alabama Jones. A very, very different movie franchise).

Not winners of the weekend ... Jennifer Lawrence.

September 1, 2014 at 12:58 p.m.
BIspy4 said...

If the Mocs don't win the SoCon this year ... well, there are a ton of questions to be asked.

MT, the line about the Sun Belt being the witness protection program off college football is mine. No offense to Jomo, but you heard it from here first. That being said, good luck to the Mocs, and I do hope they win the conference. They got absolutely tooled in Statesboro last year by the refs and that cost them.

Rushmore of one-role actors? Ted Danson, anybody? I'll also go Roger Moore. Yeah, he did The Saint, but he is really more associated with being a faint facsimile of James Bond after Connery. Connery has done so much other great stuff - Highlander, The Untouchables, A Bridge Too Far, Jeopardy and his constant harassment of Alex Trebek - that he's more than just Bond.

August 28, 2014 at 1:29 p.m.
BIspy4 said...

Judging by another story from the fine folks at the Times Free Press, the winner of the weekend was Ashley Dill.

Hi, I'm Spy, I'm a Sagittarius. I love traveling and art museums ...

Didn't Shawn Marion play with Bob Pettit? (He's been in the league a loooong time, it seems).

From the "tandems ... not" category - Jimmie Johnson and Ryan Newman.

August 18, 2014 at 2:59 p.m.
BIspy4 said...

Golf without Tiger Woods comma won the weekend. Absolutely great drama (all the expectoration over how the final hole played out withstanding). Two young guns. An old lion baring his teeth again. Eagles. Birdies. Dogs and cats living together. All for an early prime time finish, and a golfer continuing his ascension and nowhere near the prime of his career.

A bad weekend for NASCAR. The dirt track tragedy aside, the road course races are largely ignored, it seems, and for once, the racing at the end of it was terrific. Ambrose and Allmendinger went nose to nose in a battle of who is the better driver, not a contest between who has the better car or whose crew chief has the ride "dialed in" better. And yet, that is overshadowed and understandably so by the events surrounding Tony Stewart.

So Johnny Payoff had a good (I guess - I didn't watch it) first exhibition game? Wake me when it's over. Could. Not. Care. Less. I pay as much attention to exhibition football as I will to the SEC Network (it ain't all football, yo. Get ready for a lot of kickball. And volleyball. And tumbling around with glitter and leotards. And swimming and diving).

August 11, 2014 at 11:35 a.m.
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Bad leg injuries? I'll take Tim Krumrie in the Super Bowl for $200, Alex. Or Jermaine Dye breaking his leg on a foul ball. Also bad.

No question Junior and Rory won the weekend. I didn't even know there was a race on, flipped around, saw Junior in 10th with Ms. Gordon leading (it's Gor-dawn) and said, eh, I'll watch the Braves gak again.

Rory should be called Doctor because he's just putting on clinics. And how bout Rory and Sergio just chatting it up walking down the 18th with the tournament still in the balance? They did that on a couple of holes.

And with so many things to worry about in this world, still, I'm just a little unnerved when a kid who is barely halfway through high school is already committing to a college football program. Or that a college is trying to get a kid before he's halfway through high school. How soon before somebody (Lane Kiffin at his next job is a good candidate) starts getting verbals from Myron Football after he finishes the rec season and is in English class at Bacon Primary School?

August 4, 2014 at 12:10 p.m.
BIspy4 said...

Double initial guys?

How bout A.A. Milne, who wrote Winnie the Pooh? But please, no e e cummings. I guess we can rule out B.J. Upton too while we're at it. There's always F.P. Santangelo and J.P. Arencibia (two bombs, seven ribs and the Rangers still lost the other night). Or JD Drew, whose name is actually David Jonathan Drew, IIRC.

We could go J.R. Revere, J.R. Reid, J.R. Ewing but you doesn't have to call me Johnson. Maybe even H.L. Mencken. Why not B A Baracus or U L Washington? Fool pitying and toothpick chewing while at the plate are always good times.

July 31, 2014 at 11:42 a.m.
BIspy4 said...

What would I ask Commissioner Slive? I'd ask if it hurt when Darth Vader threw him down the shaft to stop from tasing Luke to death on the Death Star II.

July 15, 2014 at 10:17 p.m.
BIspy4 said...

Did ESPN have anything on LeBron's decision? Musta missed it.

Hey, Brian Windhorst, I couldn't care less if you can finally get some sleep. You hitched your wagon to the LeBron train. You signed up for it. Deal with it. (In fairness, the fool ESPN anchor asked him if he was ready to get some sleep.)

There's fun to be had in Chicago. Sounds as if Danny Struggla had none of it.

July 14, 2014 at 12:36 p.m.
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