The Mocs' offensive line played much better on Saturday and the offense looked more fluid overall. But since we have a bad habit of not putting teams away properly, it wasn't a surprise when Samford got back in the game early in the 2nd half. Glad we held on to win.
Next up is giving a beatdown to VMI then taking a beating from UTK. After that will be an interesting matchup with El Cid.
Jomo would be more pleased with UTC hosting a playoff game only because option B had the Vols being bowl-eligible.
I'm not a fan of Bill Simmons; he's just another blowhard on the 4-letter network. But if he hadn't cursed and challenged his bosses in his rant, I don't think he would have been suspended. Yes, he called Goodell a liar, but Olbermann accused the NFL of a cover-up and had no repercussions.
T.I. was a guest analyst during one of the Hawks' games last year (or maybe it was the year before). He did a decent job.
Tommy John surgery, Lou Gehrig's Disease, George Foreman Grill, and...can't think of a 4th.
Agreed, MT, but even with a good performance from the O-line, Durden needs to have a good game too. I'm not entirely sold on this offense, and I don't think Jacob feels comfortable in it either. Will be interesting to see what adjustments (if any) were made during the off week. (Strategy, not personnel.)
Jay, Magic became the unofficial official race relations officer when the Sterling stuff went down and he advised/commanded/guilted Silver into banning him for life.
Blake Griffin on a teamwide demonstration over Sterling's comments:
[Some guys wanted to do something. Some guys didn’t want to. I was one of the guys...who didn’t want to do anything. I didn’t want to give this one incident the power that it doesn’t deserve...I was just kind of one of the ones that was like, “Let’s just play basketball.”]
I would draft Winston before I drafted a guy like Johnny Football. The off-the-field concern is about the same, but Winston is a better talent on the field.
Butch Jones decided that that he didn't want Paulk representing his team, so he let him go. No comparison to the NFL commish; this was a TEAM decision, not the NCAA's. So again, why are you not upset that the Ravens never cut Rice before the second video was released? That is not Goodell's fault.
I still can't believe that Rice was able to get diversion for that offense. But that's what the prosecution team agreed to. And Goodell considered all facts before trying to make a fair decision. And he did make a fair decision. 2 games was enough based on how the case and their relationship has turned out. Goodell shouldn't have to punish Rice more than other similar cases simply because there's a tape floating around. (For the record, Mrs. Stewwie also thinks 2 games was fine. She could care less about Goodell; she is more concerned that the Rice's have to live this horrible and admittedly regrettable episode over and over again.)
Where Goodell messed up was not sticking to his guns after he made the decision. When the media whined that his punishment wasn't enough, he buckled under the pressure. And when the media feels like they can control your actions, well, you've lost.
Peyton doesn't have a choke label. How come nobody is saying Brady "choked" in the AFC Championship last year spending his day overthrowing multiple open receivers? Or the AFC Championship Game the year prior when he basically didn't show up in the 2nd half at all? I think you're holding Peyton to an unfairly higher standard.
And speaking of clutch performances, Peyton has more 4th quarter comebacks than either of those guys.
Jomo, the ring count and the head-to-head record are the only things that keep Brady in the GOAT debate with Peyton. And in a game like football, use of those metrics is not very fair when comparing individual players with one another.
Let Peyton swap jerseys with Brady and Montana for a career, and he'd end up with more rings than they did.
Jomo, is Eli better than Peyton? Why or why not?
Jomo, the SoCon champ this year won't have 2 losses. Glad you feel optimistic about the road game at TN Tech. Unless our offense gets any better, there is certainly a cause for concern for that game. Lol on Peyton. And I'm sure you agree with OG that Eli is better.
I am declaring this Saturday as a must-win for the Mocs. UTC already has 2 losses, will pick up another at UTK, and I am now thinking will also lose at TN Tech. Which means a loss Saturday would probably mean we will finish 7-5 and second in the conference. As bad as the SoCon now looks, it wouldn't surprise me to see us only have 1 team selected for the playoffs. So we need to make sure to win the conference outright. And that starts with getting a big W this weekend.
How many other NFL QBs could lead their team 80 yards for a TD in under a minute in the clutch against the Seahawks' D? The greatest of all time did it yesterday. The look on Sherman's face after the 2-point conversion was priceless. Too bad the Broncos lost the coin flip at the start of OT.
Not sure what Peterson did that was so bad. Yes, keeping your mouth shut is usually a good call. But all he said on Twitter was that he requested a lie detector test. Please tell me how this is suppposed to be newsworthy and/or how that indicates that he doesn't get it? Sometimes I think the media tries to create problems instead of simply reporting the actual news. (Not referring to you, Jay, but the other sites that have this as a headline.)
Thinking out loud...
Judging by postseason accomplishments, Torre > LaRussa > Cox. But Cox had a better career winning % than both Torre and LaRussa. The Yankees were more aggressive than anyone in getting the best talent on the field, but maybe that shouldn't count against Torre. Plus, Cox's Braves were good enough to win it all in several of those seasons and they simply stunk it up in the playoffs. And maybe that should be what ultimately matters. Cox came to my mind first for the Rushmore, but I think you're right, Torre deserves that 4th spot after all.