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Lovely.  Now  they decide they can beat Phuckadelphia.

Cincinnati 30, at Cleveland 0

Navy 17, Army 10

at N. Dakota State 39, Coastal Carolina 32

at Phuckadelphia 27, Dallas 38

at NY Football Douchebags 24, Washington REDSKINS, YOU FUCKING LIBTARDS  13

at Seattle 17, San Transsexual 7

Denver 22, at San Diego 10

Aw, come on! Is that all you got?! >

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Denizens, as we begin this somewhat-lighter-schedule Perfect Football Weekend™, I reflect on the problem associated with waiting too long to comment on an issue of the day:  Everyone else has already beaten me to the punch and said everything I was going to say.

Here’s the deal:  As you already know, TCU was shafted out of its rightful place in the first College Football National Championship Playoff by a half-assed, ball-less, dickless set of wonders known as the College Football Playoff Committee.  (Notable on this august  body (*cough*) is the presence of one Condeleeza Rice.  (Yeah, that  Condi Rice – W’s old Secretary of State.  One pretty damn good reason not to trust it.))

This motley crew decided, in its infinite  wisdom (*coughbullshitcough*), not only to drop TCU out of its playoff grouping in favor of Ohio State, but also to drop the Frogs to sixth, behind Baylor.

Now, from the committee’s point of view, I sorta-kinda see why they’d favor an Ohio State, especially after their 59-0 shellacking they gave Bucky.  (Which rather goes to show that:  1) Bucky wasn’t that good to begin with – if you have Joel Stave as your starting QB, you can’t be very good, and 2) if your conference’s second-best team can’t score in a championship game, how strong is your conference, really?)

What pisses me off, however, is that after all the props I give them for ignoring the shitty officiating that cost TCU against Baylor, they drop TCU based on (their claim) “head-to-head” – then  they say that they couldn’t make a determination on that  until after  the Cubtwats played K-State – trying to claim “body of work”, as it were.

Okay, so let me see if I have this straight:  TCU is three spots ahead of Baylor prior to the Cubshits playing K-State.  Baylor beat K-State by 11.

TCU beat K-State by 21.

And that earns the Frogs a ranking below  the Cubturds?  The same bunch of pussies that went the very next week and lost  to the same West Virginia team that TCU beat?  On the very same field where the Frogs beat them?

Dale Hansen, as much as I dislike the heterophobe, said it best here:

Five of the top six teams have a loss, and TCU has the only loss that matters in this final poll. That’s quite a system.

It is, for all intents & purposes, the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) all over again – just with two extra teams.  And it left out – again – the one team that could have beaten the fuck out of all of them, including Florida State.

Fuck you, BCS II.

On with the football.  Cincy’s the only Core Team™ playing this week, and they’ll be the first victim of the Johnny Football Era™, as Manziel makes his first start at home against the Ben-gals.  And the way Andy’s playing nowadays, Manziel will likely be the better quarterback on the field tomorrow.

The wildcards:  North Dakota State hosting Coastal Carolina in the NCAA FCS Championship semifinals (the Bison are up 24-20 as I write this, and I like their 21-game home streak to continue); Army vs. Navy (the Black Knights may  beat the Middies some day…but, as Gowron once said, “not today”.  Besides, had it not been for my round gut & my flat feet, I’d have been a swabbie twenty years ago.  GO NAVY!!!)…and in the NFL tomorrow, the Cowgirlz will once again get their asses kicked by the Phuckadelphia Beagles (Allas – no D – still has no secondary), the NY Football Douchebags hosting the WASHINGTON REDSKINS, DAMMIT!!!!!!  (look for ARRRRR GEEEEEEE THREEEEEEE!!!!!! to start if Weenie-Boy McCoy can’t – not that it’ll matter), the San Transsexual FairyWhiners on the road against the Seattle Seahags (Russell Wilson’s bunch beginning to put it all back together), Denver on the road against the San Diego…Super-Char-gers  (Manning torches the SD secondary again), and the General’s Houston Texans on the road againt the Indian-hapless Horseshoes (doesn’t matter who the Texans start – Luck’s better).

We’re back Monday or so for a short recap.  In the meantime…a question for the Vicar:  How many points do you want from TCU? 

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Basically just results & a couple of comments tonight, Denizens.  I’ll tell you why at the end of the recap.

at #3 TCU 55, Iowa State 3

at Cincinnati 21, Pittsburgh 42

at #20 Oklahoma 35, Oklahoma State 38 (OT)

#13 Wisconsin 0, #5 Ohio State 52 (B1G championship game at Indianapolis, IN)

#1 Alabama 42, Missouri 13 (SEC championship game at Atlanta, GA)

at Connecticut 20, SMUT 27

Aw, come on! Is that all you got?! >

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Denizens, this Cham-Peen-Ship Eee-Dish-Shun™ of the Perfect Football Weekend™ begins with the old adage, “If you have to tell someone how good you actually are…you actually aren’t”.

Exhibit #6…as in the sixth-ranked Baylor Cubbies…and their public-relations firm.

Baylor has hired Kevin Sullivan Communications, but the company’s founder and namesake says his company wasn’t hired to influence opinion.

“We were hired just to be an extra resource on the media relations front to help out (Baylor executive associate athletic director) Nick (Joos),” Kevin Sullivan told Fox Sports Southwest on Monday night. “He’s got a small staff and has a huge amount of activity going on right now.”

The university hired the firm last week.

Sullivan said Baylor had used the firm in the past and he’d had a long relationship with Joos. He also said any insinuation that the firm had been hired to influence the 12-person committee charged with selecting the four participants in the College Football Playoff was “inaccurate.”

“We’re just trying to set up some national interviews for (athletic director) Ian (McCaw),” Sullivan said. “It’s media relations, that’s all.”

So, essentially, the Dumb Fucks Down In Waco™ didn’t hire Sully’s group to influence public opinion, NoSirreeBob™.  No, they’re  just going to help with media relations.

To help them  influence public opinion.

The simple fact is this:  The Playoff Selection Committee has seen the 61-58 travesty that took place in Waco a few weeks back – and the more they’ve thought about it, the more they have realized that there’s no fucking way in Hell™ that Baylor’s a better team than TCU – a position pretty strongly reinforced by that selfsame Cubbie squad getting torched by unranked  West Virginia the next week.

Memo to Widdle Artie Bwiles and the rest of the Baylor pussies:  Save the PR money next time – and just beat West Virginia.  (Oh, and playing someone other  than the Little Sisters of the Poor in non-conference wouldn’t hurt, either.)

Okay, here we go.  It’s finally put-up-or-shut-up time for Gary Patterson and his third-ranked TCU Horned Frogs.  They have Iowa State at home – and though the Cyclones aren’t going to be the pushover everyone’s expecting…how bad are they?

They got beat by Rock Chalk.

If TCU wants to be taken seriously this year, they not only have to beat Iowa State at home, but beat them convincingly.  None of this “we only need to score one more point than them” bullshit this week, Coach P.  We have to have a beating of Texas Tech proportions tomorrow (sorry, General).  Pull what Baylor did last week against Tech, and both Baylor and  Ohio State will jump you.

One of your team mottos is “Leave No Doubt”.  Well, now’s the time.

Sunday, Andy Dalton & the Cincinnati Bengals will play host to Ben Roethelisberger (did I spell that right?) and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Pittsburgh…isn’t quite as good this year as in years past.  They’re still 7-5, but they’ve looked postively horrible in those five losses.  Still, it’s a technical toss-up (Bengals favored at home by three); it’ll depend on how well Cincy’s line protects Andy.

The wild-card games this week are as follows:  Oklahoma State to play #20 Oklahoma in the annual Bedlam game (never mind where they go post-season – this is OU’s bowl game), 13th-ranked Wisconsin vs. #5 The Ohio State University in the B1G championship game (sorry, but OSU has no chance against Bucky with their third-string quarterback playing), top-ranked Alabama vs. 16th-ranked Mizzou in the SEC championship game (I’d love for Mizzou to win here, ’cause it might actually propel Baylor to the top four and finally get them to shut up – but Bama’s too strong) and SMUT going up to play Connecticut (the Huskies were the Shitland Ponies’ first post-Death Penalty victim, and Kennycut’s never forgotten that; SMUT completes its winless season).

I’m back at work Monday, so I’ll get to the recap ASAP – hopefully Sunday.  In the meantime, Vicar, care to pick the SEC winner…?

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Another WITY™ in the books, Denizens.

Canyon Randall 35, Wichita Falls Rider 28

#5 TCU 48, at Texas 10

Cincinnati 14, at Tampa Bay 13

at #1 Alabama 55, #15 Auburn 44

at Iowa 34, Nebraska 37 (OT)

at #14 Wisconsin 34, #18 Minnesota 24

Aw, come on! Is that all you got?! >

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Denizes, as we start the Holiday Edition™ of the Perfect Football Weekend™, it is time for yet another WITY™.  Someone else besides me has finally  figured out that The Second Coming Of The World’s Greatest Quarterback Ever In The History Of Ever, Ever!™ – aka ARRRRRRRRRRRR GEEEEEEEEEEEEE THREEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!1!!!ONE!!~ – isn’t all that ‘n a bag o’ chips.

Only this  time…it’s his head coach.

If Jay Gruden’s stinging words this week about quarterback Robert Griffin III have not resonated, team sources tell ESPN that the Washington Redskins coach is prepared to speak louder if the third-year quarterback does not perform more consistently Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers.

That means Griffin could be yanked Sunday in favor of Colt McCoy, who is 2-0 as Griffin’s sub, or an evaluation will be made to make a move next week.

Gruden’s criticism has cited a breakdown in fundamentals, Griffin’s inability to overcome adversity and even that he has been “coddled.”

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Through four games, Griffin has thrown for 763 yards, with 2 total touchdowns, 3 interceptions and a QBR of 34.2. The Redskins are 0-2 since he returned from a dislocated left ankle.

I have long told anyone who would listen that the only  reason Robert Griffin III was in the position he’s in was because of one game – the 2011 season opener against TCU.  He had a decent enough game against an untested, inexperienced secondary…and at that, one of those touchdown passes was an illegal double forward pass.

Add to that the fact that Ross Evans couldn’t kick his way out of a paper bag, and what should have been a 51-50 TCU win turned out to be a 50-48 Baylor victory, and the birth of a pseudo-legend.

Well, after an admittedly successful rookie year, the NFL has had a chance to figure out ARRRR GEEEE THREEEEEE!!!!  That, plus an injury has resulted in Grifiin, who (believe it or not) actually has a statue  out in front of Baylor’s new stadium, turning into another Andre Ware (great college QB, not so much in the pros).  They’ve figured out that if you want to make Griffin mediocre, keep him in the pocket.

And, earlier this week, coach Gruden did, in fact, pull that trigger:

The quaterback for the future for the Washington Redskins might not be in the locker-room as they believed.

Robert Griffin III, the Heisman trophy winner and top draft pick for Washington has battled injuries and a constant rotation on coaches and offensive coordinators. His days might be numbered as of this week.

After getting back in the line-up after battling injuries, Griffin will be finding himself back on the bench again.

When the Skins play the Indianapolis Colts this Sunday, journeyman Colt McCoy will be the starting quarterback. McCoy has played well when asked to play this season in Griffins absence.

Well?  What’d I Tell Ya?™

Let’s get to the football.  It’s Thanksgiving, so while we’re not  chronicling the Dallas Cowgirlz this time around (even though they’re at home versus Filthydelphia), we are  talking about Gary Patterson’s fifth-ranked TCU Horned Frogs as they’re in Austin against the Texas Longhorns T-Sip Shortdicks.  TU’s defense is improved from a few weeks ago, but Vegas still has the Frogs as a 6½-point road fave.  May come down to Jaden Overkrom again, we’ll have to see.

Cincinnati’s pretty much got a gimme this week, as they travel to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay to play the Bucs.  Andy, can you bring back one of those pirate wenches when you get back to Fort Worth?

MRS. VENOMOUS (with cast-iron skillet):  HEY!!!!!!!

VENOMOUS

Arlington Heights is out of the playoffs, so we’re going to go with plan R – for Revenge.  Wichita Falls Rider, which beat Heights last week, is up in the regional playoffs in Lubbock this week against Canyon Randall HS.  GO RANDALL!!!!!

For the wildcards this week, we’re going with top-ranked Alabama hosting #15 Auburn (Bama’s has not forgotten that 109-yard failed-field-goal return from last year, and they’re out for revenge, as well), Nebraska at Iowa (the Huskers’ collapse continues as we observe what’re probably Pelini’s last days) and 18th-ranked Minnesota going to Camp Randall to get steamrolled by #14 Wisconsin (I’d love to see Minnehaha win here, as it helps TCU, but you’re not beating Bucky in Madison.  Ain’t happening).

We’re back Monday with the recap.  In the meantime…Vicar, how do you handicap the Egg Bowl (#19 Ole Miss vs. #4 Mississippi State)?

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Well, it was a good run while it lasted.

Arlington Heights 23, Wichita Falls Rider 41

Cincinnati 22, at Houston 13

at #21 Oklahoma 44, Kansas 7

#25 Minnesota 28, at #23 Nebraska 24

#8 Ole Miss 0, at Arkansas 30

at Coastal Carolina 14, Liberty 15

Well, turnabout’s fair play, I s’pose.  Turner Gill’s group lost in OT last year at home to Coastal Carolina, so it’s only fitting that they return the favor.

Gotta admit, Turner – I didn’t think you had it in you

I was pissed last week when LaDanian Tomlinson’s rushing record was broken.

That didn’t last long.

Samaje Perine obliterated Melvin Gordon’s 408-yard record by dashing for 427 yards & five touchdown in destroying Rock Chalk.

Andy threw his requisite pick-six (groan), but was decent enough otherwise – 24 of 35 for 372 and a score.

Well, there was a beatdown, all right.  I just expected it to be the other way around, that’s all.

Looks like the Egg Bowl has lost just a touch of its luster.

It is said that Bo Pelini always finds a way to manage to lose four games.  And that his seat is increasingly warm because of this.

Well, he’s on his way:

Jerry Kill’s building project at Minnesota has taken another huge step.

Down by double digits in the third quarter, and with star running back David Cobb on the sideline injured, the Gophers (No. 25 CFP) stunned Nebraska (No. 23 CFP, No. 21 AP) 28-24 on Saturday to keep alive their hopes in the Big Ten West.

“I’m not going to tell you that winning in Lincoln, Nebraska, doesn’t rank up there,” Kill said. “That’s not an easy thing to do.”

The Gophers trailed by 14 points at half and by 10 in the middle of the third quarter before Mitch Leidner led two long scoring drives that gave them the lead. Leidner’s 2-yard run put the Gophers ahead, and Briean Boddy-Calhoun made the defensive play of the game when he ripped the ball out of De’Mornay Pierson-El’s hands at the Minnesota 2-yard line with 1:19 left.

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Minnesota (8-3, 5-2), assured of its best Big Ten record since 2003, can win the West and go to the conference championship game on Dec. 6 with a victory at Wisconsin next week. The Cornhuskers (8-3, 4-3), humiliated at Wisconsin a week ago, lost back-to-back conference games for the first time since 2009 and were eliminated from the West race.

On CornNation.com, they’re already calling for changes to be made.  Pelini could be out by season’s end if this continues.

Rider figured out how to stop Heights:  Don’t let them have the ball.

Heights only ran 16 first-half plays.  They ran that many in the first quarter against Western Hills.

That sealed their doom.  Rider raced to a 21-3 lead, then just played keep-up with Heights the rest of the game.

Should be a good Yellow Jacket team next year.  For the first time since the Donnell Dickerson days, I’m highly encouraged.

This week:  2-4.  Overall:  60-18-1.

The PFW returns Thursday for the Thanksgiving day edition.  Belching will be heartily encouraged. 

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As we launch this pre-holiday edition of the Perfect Football Weekend™, Denizens, I find myself having lost all respect for one Adrian Peterson of the Minne-haha ViQueens.

No, not because he drew a tiny dollop of blood when he spanked his son a little too hard with a switch.  (As an aside…Steffi Dawn Stewart, I trust you’re not taking it easy on our son when it comes to discipline.  I would hate to think he turned out…well, like you.)

No, I’ve lost respect for the man because he caved in to the NFL and promised “never to use a switch as discipline on any of his children again”.

“I won’t ever use a switch again,” Peterson told USA Today Sports in his first extensive public remarks since being indicted for reckless or negligent injury to a child. “There’s different situations where a child needs to be disciplined as far as timeout, taking their toys away, making them take a nap. There’s so many different ways to discipline your kids.”

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Commissioner Roger Goodell, in a statement announcing Peterson’s suspension, was critical of the star running back, saying, “You have shown no meaningful remorse for your conduct.”

And what the ever-loving fuck  do you  know about “discipline”, Roger Goodfella?  Hell – you  thought it was okay to only suspend Ray Rice two fucking games!!!

Bastard.

As for you, Peterson – thanks for letting us know your kids are now gonna grow up to be just like the doucherifles over there in Ferguson, MO.

See, Denizens, this is what I rail about when I scream bloody murder about the pussification of America.  Peterson’s kid probably had a spanking coming, but because a droplet of blood emanated from his butt-ocks (a little Forrest Gump lingo, there), the metrosexual pansy-assed dickless wonders that make up the Low-Information Lunatic Lickspittles™ of our society clutch their pearls, acquire Teh Vapors™ and decry what, fifty to sixty years ago, this society would have roundly cheered.

And then we wonder how we could have elected an illegal Kenyan bastard to the White House – twice – and then just sit, whine & kvetch when he goes and blatantly violates the Constitution instead of manning up, getting off our asses and going and doing  something about it.

Thanks, A.P.

Dumbass.

Let’s get on with the football.  My Arlington Heights Yellow Jackets have a chance to do what no Fort Worth “hah skrewl” (a little Rush lingo, there) team has done in nearly 15 years:  Win an area football playoff game.

They have Wichita Falls Rider tonight at 7:30 in Mineral Wells.  Rider & Heights look to be pretty evenly matched – they beat White Settlement Brewer by more than did Heights, but didn’t beat Grapevine by as many as Heights did.  They’re capable of putting up points, but they can also give them up, too.  Should be a good game.

Sunday, Andy Dalton’s Cincinnati Bengals come to the Southern Command™ to take on Supreme General Rayegun’s Texans.  If they can keep J.J. Watt out of the endzone (either offensively or defensively), they might have a shot.  Vegas has the Texans as a two-point home favorite, which translates to a toss-up.  I guess it’ll depend on whether Ryan FitzPatrick takes the field.

TCU is off this week, so we’ll have four wildcard games: Rock Chalk to go into Norman and give #21 Oklahoma a scare (and if Kansas does  pull off the upset, they’ll be calling for Bob Stoops’ head before the night’s out), #25 UMinnesota to have a letdown game against #23 Nebraska (and believe me, I’d love for Jerry Kill’s bunch to go in and upset Bo Pelini’s kids, but I just don’t see it happening), eighth-ranked Ole Miss to give Ar-kansas a shellacking in Fayetteville (I will never pick the Hogs for anything, ever), and Liberty U. to get their asses whipped at Coastal Carolina.  (Sorry, Turner – I was gonna pick you…but then I saw whom you were playing, and you couldn’t beat ‘em at home last year, so…(shrug))

We’re back Monday for the recap.  (And it will  be Monday, too – tune into this channel tomorrow to learn why.  (Hint:  This is as close to a countdown  as you guys are gonna get this year.  One.))

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Welp…there go the playoffs.

Arlington Heights 70, Burleson Centennial 28 (Bi-District)

#4 TCU 34, at Kansas 30

Cincinnati 27, New Orleans 10

Oklahoma 42, at Texas Tech 30

at #20 Wisconsin 59, #16 Nebraska 24

at #5 Alabama 25, #1 Mississippi State 20

Aw, come on! Is that all you got?! >

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Denizens, we launch into this week’s edition of the Perfect Football Weekend™ with yet another blurb from the Penn State debacle – this time with the No Cojones At All™ administration coming >< this close to stepping into a pile of shit up to its collective head.

To wit:

“A newly disclosed email from the NCAA’s top lawyer documents just how close Penn State came to having its football program shut down due to the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal.

It says the school’s “cooperation and transparency” saved the program.”

(Sorry for the formatting – looks like WordPress is vomiting up a lot of my coding tonight.)

That would be the “cooperation and transparency” into which it was browbeaten & cowed, if you’ll recall.

“The email from lawyer Donald Remy to a school attorney was attached to a court filing Thursday, as the NCAA battles with two Pennsylvania officials over penalties that were imposed on Penn State.

The email establishes that on July 17, 2012, six days before the Penn State sanctions were announced, a majority on the NCAA executive committee favored the “death penalty,” shutting down the football program.”

And again, this is the NCAA threatening to shut down the football program for the actions of people who weren’t even employed there, simply because they had certain access to certain buildings, where they performed activities that were not even sanctioned by the university, that were eventually dealt with by school personnel in accordance with Pennsylvania law.

This would be akin to Arlington Heights losing its football program for me entering the school building and performing some illegality, any illegality, that was arbitrarily & capriciously deemed to be _¡qué horrible!_

Damn good thing I’m not the PSU chancellor.  My lawsuit against the NCAA would have started at ten (10) digits, and gone from there.  (For the pussies in the Church of the SubTarded, that’s one-extra-extra-extra-extra large, or one billion.)

Once again…fuck you, NCAA.

Very quickly now, on with the football.  As I write this, my Arlington Heights Yellow Jackets, fresh off a perfect season, are in the bi-district playoffs against Burleson Centennial HS down south of Realm™ HQ, in Mansfield.  As of this writing, Heights is up 7-0, so we’ll keep an eye on that.

Tomorrow, Gary Patterson takes his fourth-ranked TCU Horned Frogs – yes, that’s right; if the season ended today, the Frogs would be in the playoffs – up to Lawrence to play Rock Chalk.  The Tadpoles are a solid 28-point favorite here, so unless they lay a complete egg, I don’t see them breaking _that_ much of a sweat.

Sunday, Andy Dalton’s Cincinnati Kittycats – fresh off that humiliation at the hands of Cleveland (Cleveland?), try to snap out of it vs. the Saints at the Superdome in N’awlins.  This isn’t the best place to try to snap out of a funk, but N’awlins isn’t playing all that well, either (they’re one game under .500), so even though they’re a 7-point favorite at home, Cincy’s got a shot here.

Wild card games are as follows: *Oklahoma* traveling to Lubbock & taking out their Baylor frustrations on TTech (sorry, Generalette), #16 Nebraska going up to Madison to get pounded on by #20 *Wisconsin* (Joel Stave’s not quite as crappy a quarterback as Tommy Armstrong), and top-ranked Mississippi State running into fifth-ranked *Alabama’s* buzzsaw (sorry, Vicar).

We’re back next week with the recap.  Maybe it’ll be Monday – who knows?

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Something is wrong with Andy Dalton.

Arlington Heights 67, Western Hills 0

at #6 TCU 41, #7 Kansas State 20

at Cincinnati 3, Cleveland 24

Marshall 63, at Southern Miss 17

#23 West Virginia 16, T-Sip Shortdicks Texas 33

#20 Georgia 63, at Kentucky 21

Aw, come on! Is that all you got?! >

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As we launch another edition of the Perfect Football Weekend, Denizens, we are compelled to revisit the railroading & virtual crucifixion of one Joseph Paterno, former Pennsylvania State University head football coach, and how he was made to account, drawn & quartered, for basically performing within the scope of his job.

In this column, we are now finding out that even the NCAA knew that it didn’t have the legal authority to hand down any sanctions on either Paterno or the PSU program.

New internal NCAA emails offer a glimpse into how the organization questioned its own decision-making leading up to the unprecedented sanctions levied against Penn State in 2012, saying at one point it was banking on the fact that the university “is so embarrassed they will do anything.”

Seven pages of emails — from July 13 to July 21, 2012 — were filed Sunday as part of a Pennsylvania state senator’s lawsuit against the NCAA.

NCAA president Mark Emmert announced the sanctions against the university July 23, 2012.

“Delicate issue, but how did PSU gain a competitive advantage by what happened?” Kevin Lennon, the NCAA vice president for academic and membership affairs, wrote July 14, 2012. “Even if discovered, reported, and actions taken immediately by the administration, not sure how this would have changed anything from a competitive advantage perspective.”

Julie Roe Lach, then the NCAA’s top enforcement officer, responded to Lennon about 75 minutes later. She told him that “Mark” — believed to be Emmert — thought Penn State did gain a competitive advantage, although she and several others disagreed with that point.

“I characterized our approach to PSU as a bluff when talking to Mark yesterday afternoon after the call,” she wrote.

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“We find it deeply disturbing that NCAA officials in leadership positions would consider bluffing one of their member institutions, Penn State, to accept sanctions outside of their normal investigative and enforcement process,” the university said in a statement released Wednesday.

So, basically, the NCAA intimidated Penn State into firing JoePa and engaging in its own little bit of self-flagellation.

Now, there’s not a single one here who is saying that what Jerry Sandusky did wasn’t wrong.  What I’m saying is that neither PSU nor Paterno bore any responsibility in the matter (save for State firing Paterno & turning him into some sort of pariah), and should not have been held accountable.  And for the NCAA to have done exactly that, through illegal means, smacks of the worst sort of fascism.

Fuck you & the horse you rode in on, NCAA.

On with the football.  Another early start to the PFW, but this time it’s Andy Dalton’s Cincinnati Bengals at home versus cross-state rival Cleveland for first place in the AFC Central.

Normally I wouldn’t give Brian Hoyer much chance on the road, but Cincy’s defense isn’t exactly the ’93 Cowboys.  Game goes to whomever has the ball last.

Last game of the regular season for Phil Young and my Arlington Heights Yellow Jackets Friday evening, this one against the Western Hills Cougars (aka the Alma Mater™ of the First Wife™) – and, given what’s been done to them this year…well, call it overconfidence if you must, but Heights could play it’s third-string all game and rout these guys.

How bad is Western Hills?  Their only victory is against North Side.  By six points.

South Hills destroyed them on an Aledo scale, 83-7.

Trimble Tech, whom Heights smashed last week, 64-0?  The week prior, they beat Hills 60-18.

This will be the first unbeaten season in football for Heights in a long time.  How long?  Don’t know for sure, but I think I was going there at the time.

Saturday, it’ll be Gary Patterson’s sixth-ranked TCU Horned Frogs at home versus Bill Snyder’s seventh-ranked Kansas State Wildcats.  The purple team will win.

TCU needs this one.  Get it, and it’s all but a fait accompli  that they win the Big XII.  They’re home, so I feel better than I otherwise would, but it’ll still be close.

The wildcard games this week will be Marshall at Southern Miss (sorry, Vicar), #23 West Virginia taking out their frustrations versus TU (Charlie Strong runs into another buzzsaw), and #20 Georgia destroying Kentucky (the Dawgs are not happy about losing to Florida, and the Wildcats are gonna be made to pay).

We’re back next week with a recap. With any luck, it’ll actually be Monday.

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Didn’t have much time to begin with this week, frittered away what little I had, so this is all I got – results.

Arlington Heights 64, Trimble Tech 0

#7 TCU 31, #20 West Virginia 30

at Cincinnati 33, Jacksonville 23

#3 Auburn 35, at #4 Ole Miss 31

#18 Oklahoma 59, at Iowa State 14

Indiana 10, at Michigan 34

Aw, come on! Is that all you got?! >

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Denizens, as we begin this edition of the Perfect Football Weekend, we are amused that Joseph “Lightfingers” Randle simply Can.  Not.  Keep.  His.  Mouth.  Shut™.

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant and running back Joseph Randle got into an argument as the media was entering the practice field Friday.

Bryant did not divulge what the argument was about when asked after practice, but a source said it was related to a comment Randle made during the running back’s arrest earlier this month in reference to a July 2012 incident involving Bryant and the receiver’s mother.

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“Dez didn’t miss no games for slapping his mama,” Randle said in the video, obtained by KDFW-TV, that was taken while he was being booked after stealing underwear and a tester bottle of cologne form a Dillard’s in Frisco, Texas.

Randle was wondering aloud if he’d be suspended by the team for the shoplifting arrest.

Bastard shoulda been cut – especially after coughing up the ball the other night against the Foreskins.

In the video, Randle also made a comment about Josh Brent, who was convicted of vehicular manslaughter for his involvement in an accident that led to the death of teammate and friend Jerry Brown in 2012.

“Josh Brent, he’s still up in the locker room. He was driving drunk. That’s stupid,” Randle said.

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Randle made other flippant remarks while being booked, including asking a female jail employee if she would give him a massage if he paid her $100 and asking why his height and weight were not on his mug shot.

Asshole thinks he’s a hot shit, when he’s not even among the top three running backs at Valley Ranch.

Dumbass.

Let’s get on with the football.  My Arlington Heights Yellow Jackets, having all but won District 7-5A, have to fight against a letdown tonight when they play the Trimble Tech Bulldogs here in a little bit.  South Hills handled the Green & White pretty easily a couple of weeks ago, so I expect Heights to roll here.

Tomorrow afternoon, Gary Patterson’s seventh-ranked TCU Horned Frogs have what will probably be their toughest test, as they’re in Morgantown to play the 20th-ranked West Virginia Mountaineers.

How tough?  WVA gave Baylor what should have been their second consecutive loss – had it not been for the LIttle Darlings™′ hand-picked zebras a couple weeks ago.

TCU’s a 5½-point road fave, which means it’ll come down to Jaden Overkrom, most likely.

Sunday, it should be a near-walkover for the Cincy Bengals, as Andy Dalton’s crew hosts the worst team in the NFL, namely the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Running back Giovani Bernard is out for the Black & Orange; hopefully, that won’t make much of a difference.  AJ Green returns, though, so that should get them through.

The wildcards this week will be 18th-ranked Oklahoma taking out their frustrations on Iowa State, 3rd-ranked Auburn at 4th-ranked Ole Miss (I’m going out on a limb on this one), and Indiana for the upset special at Michigan (trust me, sportz fanz – Brady Hoke is on his way out).

With any luck, we’ll have a timely recap this week. In the meantime…the crumb-crunchers are about to start knocking at my door, so… 

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That’ll teach me.

Arlington Heights 66, South Hills 48

at #10 TCU 82, Texas Tech 27

at Cincinnati 27, Baltimore 24

at #16 Nebraska 42, Rutgers 24

BYU 30, at Boise State 55

at #11 Kansas State 23, Texas 0

at Dallas 17, Washington Foreskins 20 (OT)

Aw, come on! Is that all you got?! >

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