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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)

Sorry for yet another delay, Denizens.

Neither defense – Jackets or Scorpions – were all that effective.  But Heights did get a couple of key stops, and that was the ball game.

After what BigamY U did to TU, I figured Smurf-Turf State wouldn’t pose a problem.

Shows what I know.

TU hasn’t been shut out in ten years, until Saturday.  Charlie Strong had best turn things around in a hurry, or his tenure will be a short one.

I guess Rutgers is a little better than first thought, but the Huskers handled them in the second & third quarters.

TCU never did run the quarterback sneak (at least, not in this scribe’s memory) when Andy Dalton was here.

Baltimore knows he can, now.  And it just cost them a second loss to the Bengals.

Speaking of TCU, I expected a high-scoring affair between them & Tech – but I expected it to be on both sides.

Damn.  Just, damn

That is the absolute last time I pick the Dallas Cowgirlz to win a game.  Fool me once, shame on you – fool me twice…

Congratulations, fuckheads.  You let the biggest pussy in the history of T-Sip Shortdick Texas Longhorn football beat you – and you didn’t even make the douchebag try  to earn it.

Fuck you, Cowgirlz.

This week:  5-2.  Overall:  43-11-1

The PFW returns tomorrow…hopefully.  I’ll have to write blurbs between handing out butt-loads of candy to young skulls (literally) full o’ mush.  We’ll see what happens.

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As his Nastiness pointed out several weeks ago, the Vicar seems to have his own PFW going on this year. More details later, but this afternoon number one Mississippi State University(it really feels strange writing that) beat the University of Kentucky and moved to 7 and 0 on the season. Later this evening, LSU beat Ole Miss, leaving the Dawgs as the only unbeaten SEC team. More to follow on Monday, but this is shaping up to be a banner year for the Mississippi State Bulldogs!

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As we begin this edition of the Perfect Football Weekend™, Denizens, we note for the record that the Dallas Cowboys have finally come to their senses and released Michael Sam from the practice squad in favor of linebacker Troy Davis and defensive tackle Ken Bishop (both of whom were in Dallas’ training camp).

This creates something a dilemma in the Realm™.

Remember back here, when I said:

So that’s it. I’m done with Dallas – for good, this time. The Cowgirlz now become a PFW “Anti-Team” – meaning they’re now this scribe’s least-favorite team, more disliked than even the Warshington Foreskins or the San Transexual Fairy Whiners.

Honestly, what’s a King & Tyrant™ to do?  They’re playing well, and Cincy…well…isn’t.  And I’ve pretty much always followed them, whereas I’m only following Cincinnati because of Andy Dalton.

Decisions, decisions.

Okay, on with the football.  This is the acid test for Phil Young & my Arlington Heights Yellow Jackets.  They have the South Hills Scorpions tonight, and SHHS is every bit as good (if not better) as the Jackets.

As much as I hate to say it, I think the Scorps are gonna win…and Great Honkin’ Cthulhu™, I hope I’m wrong.

Saturday, Gary Patterson’s 10th-ranked TCU Horned Frogs are at home against perennial pest Texas Tech.

This is sort of a rivalry game in the Realm™, as the wife of Supreme General Rayegun (hereinafter referenced as the Generalette) is a Tech grad; thus, the Southern Command has a vested interest in the game.

OZY McCOOL:  Shall I get to work on the shields, in case the General decides to bring the Black Helicopter Fleet™ and take TCU’s inevitable victory out on us?

VENOMOUS:  Probably, and make sure the pulse disruptor is in good repair, as well.

(Sorry, General.  But TCU’s flying high, and you guys barely beat Rock Chalk last week.  Besides, Vegas has the Frogs as a 23-point favorite.)

Sunday, Cincinnati will try to score a point.

Don’t laugh.  They have Baltimore at home, and even though the Unconvicted Criminal™, Ray Lewis, no longer plays for them, their defense is still most stout.  And Vegas has the Ravens as a 1-point road favorite.

And after what Indy did to them last week, there’s a raised eyebrow pointed towards Cincy’s offensive coordinator.

Sigh.

For my wildcard games, we’re going with Rutgers visiting #16 Nebraska (the Scarlet Knights have basically stunk up their first year in the B1G), BigamY U (that’s Brigham Young for those of you in the Church of the SubTarded™) traveling to that ugly-assed blue field to take on Smurf-Turf State (things aren’t quite as easy with out Chrissy “Trick Play” Peterson on the sidelines) tonight, the T-Sip Shortdicks TU Longhorns up in Lawrence to take on #11 Kansas State (the Wildcates bore everybody to a win) – and in a bonus game, the Dallas Cowboys to steamroll the Warshington Foreskins REDSKINS, DAMMIT!!!!! at home…

UPDATE:  …on Monday night.

I will make an effort to get you the recap on Monday Tuesday. In the meantime, my question for the Vicar is…Southern Miss, a 9½-point home dogg to Louisiana Tech?!?!?!

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What in the hell  has happened to A&M?

Arlington Heights 63, North Side 3

at #12 TCU 42, #15 Oklahoma State 9

Cincinnati 0, at Indianapolis 27

at #7 Alabama 59, #21 Texas A&M 0

#19 Nebraska 38, at Northwestern 17

at #11 Oklahoma 30, #14 Kansas State 31

Believe it or not, North Side actually led Heights in the first quarter, 3-0.

Then Heights got the ball.  Game over. 

Ross Evans somehow made it onto the field Saturday and wore Michael Hunnicutt’s #18 jersey. Can there be any other explanation for OU leaving 7 points on the field like that?

Still, OU gave the old, tired “it didn’t have to come down to that” excuse.

Oklahoma tight end Blake Bell said it wasn’t all Hunnicutt’s fault.

“Hunnicutt’s a great kicker,” Bell said. “I mean, he makes every single kick that I’ve ever seen — it’s ridiculous — so you can’t blame it on him. Hunny, the type of guy he is, he’s going to bounce back and be great and make field goals for us.”

Yeah, I know:  All y’all “coulda, shoulda, woulda” done more so it didn’t have to come down to that.  But you didn’t.  And it did, and Hunnicutt screwed it up.

Sometimes you just have to blame the kicker.  Ask TCU & Ross Evans.

That debacle in Indy…was discouraging.  Yes, Andy Dalton didn’t have the services of AJ Green, true – but no one will ever confuse the Indian-hapless Colts’ defense for the ’85 Bears.

Damn.  Just, damn.

WITY™ about Northwestern?  They held Ameer Abdullah to 40 rushing yards in the first half, and led Nebraska, 17-14.  In fact, the Huskers had to go all Boise-State on the Wildcats to even be that close (QB Tommy Armstrong caught a pass in the end zone from wideout De’Mornay Pierson-El to get to a 14-all tie).

Fortunately for the Big Red, the offensive line & Abdullah woke up in the second half.  Abdullah finished with 146 yards on 23 carries as Nebraska rolled.

With all respect and admiration for Mike Gundy – Hey, Okie State!!!  Not quite as easy to play TCU when the game’s not in your backyard, is it? 

(And no, I’m still not fond of the idea of Trevone Boykin at quarterback – but at least he’s screwing up a lot less than he’s done the last two years.  Actually kinda parallels Andy in that regard.)

Three weeks ago, Texas A&M was the #6 college football team in the nation.  The talk was all about Johnny Manziel’s replacement, Kenny Hill.  “Kenny Football”, they were calling him.  Coach Kevin Sumlin was being talked about in terms of possibly being a candidate to replace Jason Garrett as coach of the Dallas Cowboys.

Think about that for a second.

Now?  After this embarrassment at the hands of the Crimson Tide?  There’s now talk about whether Hill will even remain the starting quarterback.  Coach Sumlin has vowed to put every aspect of the program under a microscope.  No starter’s job is safe for next weekend.

How the mighty have fallen.

Wow.  Just, wow.

This week:  4-2.  Overall:  38-9-1.

The PFW will return Friday, when we discuss the District 7-5A championship, and whether I should allow the Dallas Cowboys back in (and why).  See you then.

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For the second week in a row, Mississippi State and Ole Miss are numbers 1 and three respectively in the AP poll. In addition SEC teams make up four of the top five, and five of the top ten in that same poll.

Last Summer the Vicar attended a vicar type conference in Seward Nebraska, where very few people had ever heard of Mississippi State; something tells me that were that same conference to be held this week, the responses would be very different. This coming week Mississippi State faces Kentucky and hope is high in Starkville that we will go to bed Saturday night a 7 and 0 team.

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Hey, Artie Briles!  Hey, Widdle Bwice Pussy!

Not quite as fucking easy  when it isn’t your hand-picked zebras calling the game, is it, you pathetic bastards?!?!?!

Baylor was penalized 18 times for a Big 12-record 215 yards. Seven were for pass interference.

Live by the zebra, die by the zebra.

Gotta.  Love.  It. 

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Denizens, this week’s edition of the Perfect Football Weekend™ opens with The World’s Greatest Quarterback Ever In The History Of Ever, Ever (1st Edition)™ once again opening his mouth & inserting his foot:

Donovan McNabb’s post-playing career has been … interesting. Since stepping away from the game in 2011, the former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and current Fox Sports and NFL Network analyst has become well-known for his dubious ponderings on social media. To wit.

(a lot of Twitter Turdbucket-ery™ deleted for brevity’s sake -DV)

But Thursday, the six-time Pro Bowler actually had a strong take on a subject he knows something about. During an interview with Chicago sports talk radio station 87.7-FM The Game while discussing Jay Cutler, the Windy City native managed to pull off the rare double-diss of two former peers.

“He’s the Tony Romo of the Midwest,” McNabb told the Kap and Haugh Show. “Can he play in this league? Absolutely, he’s proven that. But a quarterback is measured by your body of work, meaning your wins and losses record, the numbers you put up. And the end-all be-all is how many playoff wins do you have? How many playoff appearances do you have? If you only have one to show for almost a decade of play that means you can’t lead your team to the playoffs.”

Now, granted, Donna McFlabb does  have one more NFC Championship than ol’ El Choko.  That, I’ll concede.

But even he  had to have a lights-out wide receiver (Widdle Terri Owens), plus an offensive line that held damn near every play for him to even accomplish that – and he still  didn’t win a Lombardi Trophy.

In fact…it took Fat Ass Momma McFlabb’s widdle boy no fewer than four tries at the brass ring of the NFC before he even got  there, didn’t it?

And then after all that…he was run out of Philly on the proverbial rail, signed with the WASHINGTON REDSKINS!!!!!  (that’s for all you libtards out there), and did exactly…dick.

The point:  McCrabby…you really don’t have a lot of room to talk, y’know?

On with the football.  I promised you that I was going to talk about a little concept called Guaranteed Win Day™.  The premise of GWD is that your upcoming game is against an opponent so weak, you could play your third-teamers all game long, and still win by at least two touchdowns.  High school teams usually try to schedule their Homecoming festivities around an opponent from which they can reasonably expect a GWD, thus sending the alumni home happy.

Enter Fort Worth North Side High School.

To say that no one will ever confuse the North Side Steers with last year’s Seattle Seahawks is, quite frankly, the Understatement Of The Year™.  There are two perenially bad HS teams in Fort Worth, and North Side is one of them.

Which is probably one reason why Phil Young and my Arlington Heights Yellow Jackets have scheduled them for Homecoming this year.

The game’s tomorrow, and never mind that Vegas doesn’t handicap high school games – you couldn’t pay them to do this one.  Heights in a major squash – and I do  mean major.

Also tomorrow, Gary Patterson and his 12th-ranked TCU Horned Frogs will be at home vs. 15th-ranked Oklahoma State.  This will be OSU’s first trip to Ft. Worth in quite some time, thanks to the fuckheaded bastards schedule-makers at the Big XII.

Believe it or not, the Froggies are a 10½-point favorite over the Cowboys.  Given the trouble OSU’s given TCU in the past, I’ll believe that  when I see it.

Sunday, Andy Dalton & the Cincinnati Bengals are traveling to Indianapolis to take on Andrew Luck & the Colts.  Hate to say this, but I don’t hold out much hope for the Bengals – you don’t beat Luck at home.  You just don’t.

For my wildcard games this week, I’m gonna go with 21st-ranked Texas A&M at seventh-ranked Alabama (the Aggies’ post-Manziel misery continues), 19th-ranked Nebraska at Northwestern (the Wildcats win if they contain Ameer Abdullah), and 14th-ranked Kansas State visting 11th-ranked Oklahoma (I’d be picking K-State if the game were in Manhattan).

We’re back Monday (I hope) with the recap.  In the meantime, my question for the Vicar is:  Southern Miss is a nine-point road dog to North Texas.  Granted, your guys from Hattiesburg have never been world-beaters on the road, but…really?

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God forbid that anything  should happen to the Little Darlings of the Big XII Conference™, y’know.  Right?

Arlington Heights 52, O.D. Wyatt 15

#9 TCU 58, #5 Baylor 40, Pussy-Assed Needle-Dick XII’s Faggot Zebras 21

at Cincinnati 37, Carolina 37 (OT)

at Iowa 45, Indiana 29

West Virginia 37, at Texas Tech 34

Oklahoma 31, Texas 26 (at Dallas)

I take it back.  The South Hills game in about three weeks will decide District 7-5A.  Fortunately, Heights has enough time to get ready for them.

I thought OU would be more pissed after the TCU game.  Guess I was wrong, but I’ll take the win.

This is the first tie under the new NFL overtime rules (first team to score a touchdown wins; if a FG, the other team gets a chance to tie/win; sudden death thereafter if still tied after one possession each).

That said, Mike Nugent had a chance to win the game at the very last, but pushed the ball right. He might want to start polishing his résumé, ’cause that last attempt (I saw the replay) was a chip shot.

UPDATE:  Incidentally, I was proven right again about Newton – called his own number 17 times, gained 107 yards.

Maybe West Virginia isn’t that good, after all.  They had to come from behind to defeat Tech.

(Disclosure:  I didn’t watch the game.  But Supreme General Rayegun did, and I trust his word.)

I don’t want to hear about how the Frogs were supposedly “exhausted” from having to cover Panda receivers.  I don’t want to hear about how it was “fade after fade after fade” (although I will grant you, with a 21-point lead in the fourth, I’d been sorely tempted to make a tight end out of one of my linemen and go with a lot more ground-and-pound).  And I sure-as-Hell™ don’t want to hear about how Widdle Bwicie Pussy carved up our secondary.

Two bogus pass-interference calls on TCU.  At least one bona fide  pass-interference on the Pandas, one which the back judge looked straight at, that didn’t get called.

Simple fact:  This half-assed crew of striped douchecanoes took the game away from the Horned Frogs.  They treated the Baylor Koalas like they were God’s gift to college football, and gave the game to them as if it were a fucking virgin sacrifice.

Shit like this has happened in the past with this half-assed excuse-for-a-conference, remember? A decade ago, it was the T-Sip Shortdicks Texas Longhorns, with Vince “Major Bust” Young and Colt “Minor Bust” McCoy.

(Why do you think Colorado, Missouri & Nebraska all switched conferences?  They were all tired of TU, that’s why.  And now it’s happening again with Baylor, aka The Little Darlings Of The Big XII™)

It happened three years ago with The Second Coming Of The Greatest Quarterback Ever In The History Of Ever, Ever™, otherwise know as ARRRRRRRRRR GEEEEEEEEEE THREEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!.  They tried to make it happen a couple years ago with his successor, Widdle Nicki Florence.

Now it’s happening again with Widdle Bwicie Pussy.  And it’s probably going to happen with whomever succeeds him her.

So, Big Corrupt Twelve, answer me this:  How many more Big XII programs are going to have to leave for far greener pastures before you stop putting football teams on pedestals and decreeing them fucking untouchable, hmmmmmmm???

Fucking bastards.

This week:  4-1-1.  Overall:  34-7-1.

The PFW will return Friday evening, when we talk about Guaranteed Win Day™.  See you then.

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Denizens, once again my workload betrays me as we begin this edition of the Perfect Football Weekend™ – such that I don’t have a story to rant about (there’s not been time to look)

So let’s get on with it.  My Arlington Heights Yellow Jackets are playing the O.D. Wyatt Chaparrals for the District 7-5A championship.  (Yes, it’s still early in the season, but Wyatt’s the only team in the district that even looks  like it could take Heights.)

And as I’m writing this, the Chaps aren’t doing a very good job – it’s 52-15, Heights, in the fourth.  We’ll chalk that one up as a win.

Saturday, Gary Patterson’s ninth-ranked TCU Horned Frogs continue their personal Bataan Death March as they go into Waco to play at #5 Baylor’s new digs.  The Cubbies are an 8½-point favorite at home – but then again, OU was favored against the Tadpoles, so we’ll see.

Sunday, Andy Dalton’s Cincinnati Bengals, fresh off their whipping at the hands of New England, return home to face Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers.  Carolina’s still a Jekyll & Hyde-type team, and Vegas has Cincy as a 7-point home fave…which means that Newton’ll probably run wild.

For my wild-card games, I’m going with Indiana visiting Iowa (Vegas has it razor-thin, but Iowa’s at home), West Virginia at Texas Tech (Kliff’s Kidz will eventually get well, but not here), Rice at Army (if they can beat Southern Miss at Hattiesburg, they can handle the Cadets at West Point) – and of course, Oklahoma trampling the TU Shortdicks Longhorns (Charlie Strong’s dismissed about a quarter of his team so far, and what they have left isn’t enough to handle a pissed-off OU squad).

UPDATE:  I do note, for the record, that they’re now calling OU-Texas the “Red River Showdown”.

Well, at least it’s better than the limp-wristed, pansy-assed, metrosexual “Red River Rivalry”…  (sigh)

We’re back Monday or thereabouts with the recap.  In the meantime…I think Heights has scored again… 

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When you run into a buzzsaw, there isn’t a helluva lot you can do.

Arlington Heights 75, Southwest 6

at #25 TCU 37, #4 Oklahoma 33

Cincinnati 17, at New England 43

Since I was down at the time I was supposed to have been posting the PFW preview for the week, all we can do are the Core Teams™ this week.

Heights…wow.

TCU…wow!  (I still don’t really believe in Trevone Boykin as a quarterback, but he got the job done against the Sooners.  And if he gets Bob Stoopes & company pissed-off enough to beat the shit outta Texas U, he’ll be doing me a favor – since I fully intend to pick OU for the game Saturday.)

Cincy…well, after all the crap going on in Foxboro this past week after KC got through mauling them, I doubt the early 90s Cowboys could have beaten them.  Brady looked like a man possessed, and the Pats’ defense never gave Andy an even break.

C’est la vie.

This week:  2-1.  Overall:  30-6.

The PFW will return Thursday, when District 7-5A in Texas will be decided.

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It does happen. this past Saturday, not only did the MSU Bulldogs decisively beat Texas A&M(48-31), but Ole Miss beat number one ranked Alabama 32-17. For the first time since 1962 Ole Miss is 5 and 0, and the last time both teams were rankle in the top 15 at the same time was the 1950s. Needless to say, Mississippi college football fans are in a very good mood. From a Mississippi standpoint, about the only thing that could have made it better would be if our other major university had managed a win; unfortunately, Southern Mississippi seems to be rebuilding this year.

From the standpoint of the Vicar’s family, Mrs. Vicar grew up near Pittsburgh, and the Vicar grew up in Wisconsin, and both of us are USAF veterans.  Air Force beat Navy 30-21, and both Green bay and Pittsburgh NFL Teams won.

The question is, can we do it twice in a row, Mississippi State plays Auburn this coming Saturday at Scott Field in Starkville, both teams are undefeated, but Auburn is a 2.5 point favourite. Ole Miss will travel to Texas to play the Aggies, the hope here is that they will win so decisively, that the Aggies develop a complex about Mississippi! :)

We shall see!

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Guys, I am down right now. AT&T UVerse has decided, in its infinite lack of wisdom, to go belly up on me. Updates, therefore, are on hold until further notice.

That is all. Carry-on.

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The light has come on at Valley Ranch.

Hide de wimmen ‘n chill’runs.

TCU 56, at SMUT 0

at Indiana State 38, Liberty 19

at #12 Georgia 35, Tennessee 32

#6 Texas A&M 35, Arkansas 28 (at Arlington, TX)

Texas 23, Kansas 0

at Southern Miss 23, Rice 41

New Orleans 17, at Dallas 38

When things go bad for you, they really  go bad.

Ask SMU.  They thought they had a touchdown in the second quarter when Garrett Krstich completed a pass to Darius Joseph off Ranthony Texada, off whom Joseph rolled on the way to the end zone.  Alas, Joseph’s elbow touching the turf downed him.

And as the Ponies drove towards a score towards the end of the game, QB Matt Davis was sacked on the game’s final play.

C’est la vie.

Okay, Denizens, remember a couple weeks ago when I said this?

This is Charlie Weis’ last year, you heard it here first

Such was the disgust at getting shut out by a rebuilding T-Sip Shortdick Longhorn team that the so-called “answer” to the Turner Gill fiasco got canned Sunday.

After he won only one Big 12 game during his tenure at Kansas, the Jayhawks have fired head coach Charlie Weis.

He was in the third year of a five-year contract.

Defensive coordinator Clint Bowen will take over as interim head coach, athletic director Sheahon Zenger said.

“I normally do not favor changing coaches mid-season,” Zenger said in a statement. “But I believe we have talented coaches and players in this program, and I think this decision gives our players the best chance to begin making progress right away.”

Weis went 6-22 at Kansas and won one of 19 conference games, his only Big 12 victory coming last year against West Virginia. Weis also only had two other victories against FBS competition. He is the second coach in a row to be dismissed at Kansas before reaching the end of his contract. Weis replaced Turner Gill, who was let go after the 2011 season.

Speaking of Turner. his Flames got nowhere against Indiana State.  They threw the ball well enough, but were 1 for 12 on 3rd & 4th down, with only 33 total rushing yards.  That won’t cut it on any level.

And that message seems to have finally penetrated the rockheads at Cowgirl Central.

Demarco Murray ran 24 times for 149 yards – his fourth straight 100-yard game.  Only Emmitt Smith (twice) and Tony Dorsett have done that for this franchise.

With that dependence on the run, and leaning on the rebuilt offensive line, old El Choko hasn’t had to put the team on his shoulders lately.  The results are promising for Cowboy fans.

That won’t get them back in the PFW, of course – but at least I can watch good football from two  teams on Sunday.

As you know, I occasionally declare a Perfect Football Weekend™ by Executive Fiat™.  This is going to be one of those weeks.

For in addition to SMU & Arkansas losing – two other of my most hated teams (Anti-Teams) bit the dust Saturday:

Northwestern 29, at Penn State 6

at Air Force 28, Boise State 14

Oh, it was such  a PFW. 

This week:  5-2.  Perfect Football Weekend™ declared (3).  Overall:  28-5.

The PFW will return on Friday, when we’ll see if Arlington Heights is for real.

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