Posted by Lord Spatula I, King & Tyrant @ 7:00
Last week, I said that Bill Parcells wasn’t Gary Patterson, because he wouldn’t follow up an opening victory over a quality opponent with a loss against a dog like Patterson did.
Make a note of the date & time. I confess: I was wrong.
Arlington Heights 16, Saginaw Boswell 38
TCU 23, Utah 20 (OT)
Oklahoma 24, UCLA 41
Dallas 13, Washington 14
What is it with Arlington Heights when it comes to Saginaw Boswell? The Pioneers were 4-6 last year, 0-10 in 2003 – yet they’ve positively owned the Yellow Jackets. Memo to coach Duke Christian – try taking care of business when the opportunity is presented, eh? We’ve already got one coach in Fort Worth who plays down to the level of his competition.
Speaking of TCU, what is it with the Frogs and their freshman running backs? Couple years ago, it was Lonta Hobbs, and he hasn’t impressed since. Last year, it was Robert Merrill, and while he’s okay, he’s not tearing up the competition.
This year, it’s freshman Aaron Brown, who ripped the Utah Utes’ defense for 163 yards on 17 carries, earning him Mountain West offensive honors for the week.
The defense, after being shredded on the Utes’ first two possessions, solidified and pretty much shut Utah down. For once.
I had a feeling it was gonna be ugly, and UCLA didn’t disappoint. Bob Stoopes’ Oklahoma Sooners played better than they did against TCU or Tulsa…but they were playing a team that is a damned sight better than either the Froggies or Hurricanes.
Gonna be a loooooooong year for OU. Especially if they don’t do a better job of protecting the ball (seven fumbles Saturday, five lost). Ew.
And speaking of long years…(sigh) Okay, I know that Washington has a great defense and all. And I know that Mark Brunell, although slightly less mobile than Vinny Testaverde, can still throw the ball downfield.
But I expected better than what I got Monday night at Texas Stadium. I expected a helluva lot better. Especially in the fourth quarter.
The Cowgirls had been pitching a shutout. A fucking shutout. Brunell hadn’t done shit all night long, except get sacked five times. Dallas had fucking dominated the Deadskins.
And then Aaron Glenn and Roy Williams let Santana Moss run past them for a touchdown catch with four and a half minutes left.
And then with three minutes left – THEY FUCKING LET HIM DO IT AGAIN!!!! The same receiver, on the same two defensive backs, for the fucking same result.
Two touchdowns in two minutes. Ball game. Now I know why Houston cut Aaron Glenn’s sorry ass. He wasn’t within five yards of Moss while the ball was in the air on either play, nor did he chuck the bastard at the line like he should have. We might as well have had Pete Hunter or Derek Ross back there for all the fucking good it did.
So the end result was that a Swiss-cheese defense, led by a Swiss-cheese secondary, allowed a team to come from behind to win.
Sound like anyone on University Drive in Fort Worth you know???
Bill Parcells, you were 77-0 when leading by 13 in the fourth quarter. But that was back when people thought you resembled a halfway decent coach.
We know better now. Get your ass out while people still think you’re halfway decent. Before you really do turn into Gary Patterson.
The PFW will return Friday for another round.
UPDATE: Oops. Almost forgot:
Texas A&M 66, SMU
Gee, how the mighty have fallen. Not quite all that & a bag of chips after all, are you, Phil Bennett?
Just to give you an idea about how this game went for the Shitland Ponies, A&M was up 24-8 at halftime – and was bitching amongst themselves about how poorly they were playing. A 28-point 3rd quarter fixed that in a hurry.
Thanks, Dennis “The Mercenary” Franchione. Now I can go back to hating your guts again. (chuckle)