Posted by David Hartung @ 10:16
Though I am not the big Football fan in this forum, I must point out that Mississippi State goes into this weeks match-up against Alabama with a 7 and 0 record. This is the second time since 1895(the start of MSU football) that the school has accomplished such a feat. I think it safe to say that Dan Mullens is doing a god job.
Unfortunately, Alabama is also undefeated and against them MSU cannot afford to take a quarter off, like they did against Middle Tennessee. They are going to have to play 4 quarters of all out quality football, if they hope to repeat the results of 1980.
Posted by David Hartung @ 18:15
Last evening, in the last seconds of the Mississippi State, University of Tennessee game, we saw this:
State was already three points up, all they had to do was to keep the ball away from UT. As luck would happen, this guy was open, and State won 41-31. We are now 6 and 0. Next week, we have a chance to be 7 and 0. The following week we play Alabama. On that game, all bets are off.
Posted by Darth Venomous @ 22:21
Not quite as easy when your All-Universe offense is going against an experienced defense, is it?
Posted by David Hartung @ 18:14
Several years ago the University of Mississippi gave into the political correctness crowd and gave Colonel Reb a dishonourable discharge. The stated reason for this was that the colonel glorified a racist past and thus was not suited to continue as school mascot. After much discussion and a vote by the student body, the new mascot became the black bear. Since then several thins have happened.
First, on Thanksgiving weekend of 2011, the Mississippi State Bulldogs went bear hunting and got their bear. Second, Colonel Reb just refuses to stay gone. Most folks in this area, including the on air personalities on at least one TV station continue to refer to Ole Miss as the Rebels.
Having said that, this year the Bulldogs will again get their bear, or kick Rebel butt, depending on how you wish to see it!
Posted by Darth Venomous @ 9:31
Well, never let it be said that the dumbass doesn’t have a sense of humor.
We always knew that Donna McCrabbs, aka the World’s Greatest Ever Quarterback Ever In The History Of Ever, Ever!, had a severely overinflated opinion of himself. Certainly all of Leftist Libtardia always thought so, and made it a point to shout down anyone who dared to disagree.
Now McBlabby is…(snicker)…tooting his own horn.
During an appearance on the interview show Barfly , former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb said he saw himself as a Hall of Famer, even invoking the name of a few former greats to make his point.
“Absolutely,” McNabb said when asked if he would vote for himself for the Hall of Fame. “One thing that people don’t realize [is] I never played the game to make it to the Hall of Fame. I played the game because I love it. I played the game to win. I’m a competitor. When I step out on that field, I feel like I’m the best player on the field. … I played at the pinnacle, I played at the highest of my career. And I would vote for myself for the Hall of Fame, and I played with probably two or three other Hall of Famers.”
Yeah, well, Reggie White was a helluva lot better player than you ever were, Donna.
Helluva lot better man, too, come to think of it.
“Peyton never won the big game until he won the Super Bowl finally. Dan Marino never won the big game. But does that mean his career is a failure? No, not at all,” McNabb said. “And a lot of times, if we want to sit and look at the numbers for certain players, then we need to look at numbers for all of them.”
“When we want to sit and look at numbers — because that’s what it is when it comes to the Hall of Fame — my numbers are better than Jim Kelly, better than Troy Aikman, better than a lot of the guys who are in the Hall of Fame. But one thing they do have is a Super Bowl.”
That may have just a weeeeeeeeee little bit to do with it, don’t you think?
But no worries, Donna. You may get in the Hall some day. On the Senior ballot, perhaps.
But you know the old adage: If one could buy you for what you were worth, and sell you for what you thought you were worth…
Posted by Darth Venomous @ 1:18
Was it something I said?
Ged Kates can keep his job another year – but dammit, son, you need to find you a secondary.
Guess it was too daunting a task. Kates is taking his marbles and moving to
Beverly Hills Richland Hills.
The Arlington Heights football program, one of the most successful teams in the district, took the biggest hit, with seven coaches resigning.
In 2009, with Ged Kates as their head coach, the Yellow Jackets became the first Fort Worth team in eight years to win a playoff game. Heights also won a playoff game in 2011. In January, Kates accepted the head coaching position at Richland.
Former Kates assistants Brian Brown, Steven Burkett, Jacob Johnson, William Kates, Cody McCauley, Derek Ward and Whitney Wyatt have decided to leave.
Kates said three of his former Heights assistants will join him at Richland.
They’re calling it a cost-cutting measure. I call it the gutting of a once-proud football program.
Posted by Darth Venomous @ 0:22
This…is not good.
Fifteen TCU students, including four members of the football team, were among 18 people arrested early Wednesday after a six-month drug sting in which deals allegedly went down everywhere from players’ homes to a Hooters restaurant.
The bust ensnared members of the Horned Frog football team, which recently celebrated an invitation to the Big 12 conference, and information in the documents revealed a surprise team-wide drug test on National Signing Day.
I am reminded of a time nearly 30 years ago. TCU’s new head coach, Jim Wacker, had just led his Horned Frogs to an 8-4 record and a berth in the Bluebonnet Bowl, and things were looking good for the Purple & White for the foreseeable future.
Then came 1985.
NCAA investigators arrived on the Texas Christian University campus Wednesday to look into reports that as many as 29 players accepted money from alumni trying to beef up the school’s football program.
TCU turned itself in to the NCAA for inspection and suspended seven players, including All-American running back Kenneth Davis, who admitted taking money from boosters.
The resulting scandal crippled the Frog program for 15 years. Only when Dennis Franchione brought his act from New Mexico did Frog fortunes begin to turn.
Now we’ve got this. And it’s all over the media here – the
three four major affiliates, ESPN – everyone’s covering it. Dale Hansen even went “unplugged” on it (gee, wonder why the fatass never goes “unplugged” when something good happens to them, hm?).
One of the perps, Devin Johnson, stated to police that as many as 82 players failed a mandatory drug test sprung on the players by Gary Patterson on Feb 1st. And if that’s the case, one wonders how long it’ll cripple TCU this time.
I’ve got a bad feeling about this…
Posted by Darth Venomous @ 21:10
What I wouldn’t give to have a nuke I could drop on New York/New Jersey right now.
Fuck you, E-why (Wo)manning, Bwandi Jackoff and the rest of the NY Football Douchebags. And the pussies masquerading as zebras that gave them Super Bowl XLVI.
Posted by Darth Venomous @ 9:58
Denizens, welcome to this week’s edition of the Perfect Football Weekend.
Arlington Heights gets its season ended by Birdville tonight, fifth-ranked Smurf Turf Douchebag State proves once again it can’t beat TCU without their so-called “trickeration” (they’ll win, but they’ll have to use trick plays to do so), sixth-ranked Oklahoma has the week off, so we’ll plug in 18th-ranked Wisconsin at UMinne-haha, 19th-ranked Nebraska is at 12th-ranked Penn State, and Dallas has Beefalo at home on Sunday.
And I’m not pontificating on the games this weekend, because I’ve got a Red Curtain o’ Blood covering my eyes RightAboutNow, and a certain Filipina bitch – not to mention a lot of other Lame-Assed Media types – are at the top of my shit list.
Some background. A damned good man lost his job today, and he lost it for the CARDINAL, UNFORGIVABLE SIN!!!!11!!!ONE!!1!ELEVENTYMILLION!!1!…of following Pennsylvania state law.
I refer, of course, to Joe Paterno.
Posted by Darth Venomous @ 21:21
As you’ve probably heard by now, pro football lost probably its most colorful character over the decades this weekend. Al Davis, former Oakland Raider head coach who became the franchise’s owner/managing general partner, is dead at the age of 82.
Davis was charming, cantankerous and compassionate. But he was best known as a rebel, a man who established a team whose silver-and-black colors and pirate logo symbolized his attitude toward authority, both on the field and off.
Until the recent decline of the Raiders, he was a winner, the man who as a coach, then owner-general manager-de facto coach, established what he called “the team of the decades” based on another slogan: “Commitment to excellence.”
Under Al Davis, who joined the franchise in 1963 as GM/coach and later became its owner, the Raiders also won three Super Bowls.
And the Raiders were excellent, winning three Super Bowls during the 1970s and 1980s and contending almost every other season — an organization filled with castoffs and troublemakers who turned into trouble for opponents.
“Al was a football man — his entire life revolved around the game he loved,” said Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams, an original AFL owner of the Houston Oilers. “He worked his way up through the ranks and had a knowledge of all phases of the game. That experience aided him as an owner.
The Realm sends its condolences to the Davis family.
Posted by Lord Spatula I, King & Tyrant @ 17:33
Posted by Darth Venomous @ 17:26
Did you hear the pop Dubya got while Lea Michele was singing America? And then the massive pop the troops got while Chrissy Aggie-Hocktuey sand the national anthem?
I’ll guaran-damn-tee you Bambi doesn’t get that if he’s there. (Aguilera might have, had she had a “wardrobe malfunction”.)
Good on ya, NFL fans.
Posted by Darth Venomous @ 14:08
In Super Bowl XIII, it was Fred Swearingen & a phantom pass interference call on Benny Barnes.
In Super Bowl XL, it was Bill Leavy’s crew and a phantom Ben Roethelisberger touchdown – one that the entire city of Seattle still maintains never happened.
In Super Bowl XLIII, it was Terry McAulay’s crew and a phantom Santonio Holmes touchdown catch to give his team a gift win over the Arizona Cardinals. You still can’t convince me that Holmes got both feet down.
Pathetic-burgh is just like the New England Pansies – they can’t win without officiating help.
Therefore, you can take it to the bank: If Lombardi’s trophy is handed to the Rooney family today, it’ll be because it was another 11-on-18 “Steal”er circle-jerk.
Because as tough as “Pits”-burgh thinks it is – the fact is that it can’t win without help.
Green Bay 31, Pittsburgh 14.
UPDATE: What did I fucking tell you? Shitsburgh holds on every damned play and it doesn’t get called, but a phantom facemask penalty on a Packer punt led to the “Steal”ers’ second TD. Swung the momentum 180 degrees.
Now GB’ll be lucky to hang on.
Update the 2nd: Shitsburgh misses a 52-yard field goal attempt. That’s the Shawn Suisham we all know & love!
Update the 3rd: And again Green Bay gets screwed by the officiating – and this time replay gave ‘em a reach-around, as well – on a reception/fumble/recovery that was ruled incomplete.
Now the penalties are coming fast & furious for GB. The NFL has already decided who they want to win.
Update the Finalth: GB held on and denied the NFL its prize.
Posted by Darth Venomous @ 0:32
Denizens, remember The Receiver Formerly Known As Chad Johnson?
Yeah, this guy.
Two years ago, Johnson gave himself the moniker — a reference in Spanish to his No. 85 — and put it on the back of his uniform before a game. Quarterback Carson Palmer ripped it off before the kickoff. After the season, coach Marvin Lewis — who dislikes Johnson’s attention-getting stunts — referred to the receiver as “Ocho Psycho.”
Well, guess what? Now that the novelty’s worn off, now that people have finally started giving him the rolled-eyes treatment, now that he’s finally an average player on a piss-poor team…the light’s finally come on in that skull-still-full-o’-mush of his, common sense has finally taken hold…and he’s changing his name back.
Chad Johnson is making a comeback. Three years after changing his last name to Ochocinco, the man born Chad Javon Johnson will be going back to his given surname.
“I’ve done enough with Ochocinco,” the former Mr. Johnson told ESPN’s Trey Wingo. Yes, like having the least productive stretch of his career since the name change became official.
What with being a not-all-that-and-a-bag-o’-chips-type player ‘n all – in other words, being unable to walk his talk, he’s finally realized that he’d best snap out of it before he becomes a bigger joke than he already is.
Welcome back to the Real World, Chad. Some of us, of course, never did buy in to that “Ochocinco” bullshit – we’ve just been waiting for you to rejoin us, is all.
Posted by Darth Venomous @ 21:02
…I don’t have to put up with Moochelle’s Wookiee stench in two weeks.
Now if you can just handle Pathetics-burgh and the seven zebras they’re gonna bring with ‘em in two weeks…