I think Chas is right that most teams will be more apt to drop the stronger of the out of conference opponents. Maybe they just need to try and revamp the schedule to have their cupcake games in September instead of the incredible momentum crasher in late October/early November before the rivalry game. Kind of makes those games stick out more when played while other teams are deep in their conference schedules. I can understand not wanting to schedule the FCS, but after the scare that La-(Already Forgot Which One) added last fall, I can see why they would be hesitant to schedule an unknown mid-tier team. Like the idea of the extra OOC game against another perennial contender, those are always good viewing and could give a better temperature check to how the conferences really stack up through the year.
As far as crazy names, had a few room mates back in college that would make that list: Bob Sledd and Jay Walker. Not sure the intention was there but humorous nonetheless. Neither was as bad as the boy in high school who went by Sonny. Given name Colins Kidd after his dad, Colin. That was purposefully mean.
I'll offer up another franchise for the Rushmore...the Detroit Lions. Other than a playoff run last year, this organization has been atrocious. They were gifted with probably the best running back to ever play the game and paired him with Wayne Fontes and a host of other forgetful coaches. Then to really drive the franchise into the ground they put it into the hands of Matt Millen that managed to draft that team into an O - Season mark. Am still baffled by the idea of four years of first round WR picks. There could be a 30-30 on that draft strategy and its eventual outcome, great stuff there.
Quick one for the Rushmore... how's abouts >> Tom Brady, Ringo Starr, Wolf Blitzer, and Jerry Springer.
I'll take Dabo Swinney, Head Coach, Clemson Tigers.
As for the old school SNL folks, they were good in their newness, but Akroyd may be the only one that cracks the top five.
Yes, the good guys won that game, which made them 2-0 against other Tigers from other conferences in that barn for the season. Only 20 weeks until opening weekend. Already got the little lady prepping for the season opener against the Dawgs.
As if Atlanta needed another feather in it's cap...that Chick-Fil-A Bowl between the two sets of Tigers was one hum-dinger of a ball game.
For the Contest, I''l take P. Mickelson, Keegan Bradley, Lee Westwood, Rory McIlroy, and Padraig Harrington.
Contest?!?! I'll take Indiana (Go Dukes!!) and Oregon.
Was wondering where Durden would land. UTC sounds like it has the kind of offensive talent that he can work with and be successful. As a JMU season ticket holder, the play calling has been both frustrating and predictable over the past few years. Someone had to go and it was Durden, basically time for a change, and he became the victim of a head coach that wanted to play a certain way and to heck (F-O-I-B for Pete’s sake) with what was called from the coaches’ box. Needless to say, we Dukes are yearning for the return of the Forward Pass to the gameplan this coming fall.
Tough few months for Livestrong. Hopefully the backlash from Lance’s admission doesn’t hurt what has been accomplished by those hardworking folks. Writing was on the wall when he separated himself from the organization.
Good point 5er about the only ones upset are the ones getting caught. Everything is alright as long as they are cashing checks and their highlights are on SportsCenter. You never hear any of them deciding they can’t live with the guilt anymore and coming clean. Seems like they deny until the bitter end, then, only then, are they sorry and teary eyed at a press conference. Pathetic. All around the world …same song!
Quick drop for the Rushmore...Archie Bunker, Norm, Fonzi, and Jerry Seinfield.(Actually, you could probably insert any of the other three leads for Jerry in this spot)
For picking the UVA - UNC game, my recommendation would be to borrow Todd962's 12 sided die and start wishing for some turnover spells.