Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Blue White Roundtable

This is a week of firsts for the Blue-White Roundtable. This is the first BWR after actual games have been played and we are adding another blogger to the ranks. Weclome Alex from The Nittany Blog (he used to write the PSU blog at the MVN network).
TNL brings us the questions for this week. My meager attempts are below but for more thoughtful, funny, and generally better answers please check out BSD, NB, RUTS, and William for the complete round-up.
-Which is worse: having your parachute fail to open while skydiving or
losing to Appalachian State?
Having your parachute fail to open. It isn't even close. Having your parachute not open finishes you quickly where as the poor bastard who crafted this
Poor Brian has to get through the rest of the season. You can't tell me the man who crafted that wouldn't rather be smeared across the tarmac right now.
-Is it too early to worry about the running game?
No. PSU rushed for 236 yards on 48 carries (4.9 yds/carry) and scored 5 TDs. Granted, that is spread out over 10 players but it is still an impressive stat line. Obviosuly everybody would feel better about this if it had come against a major program. There is no need to get worried about the running game. I think Royster looks great, by the way. He shows a commitment to and an explosion through the hole that makes him a really dangerous back.
-Is just a win enough to satisfy you this weekend against Notre Dame or
are there qualifiers on a victory to make it acceptable?
A win is the biggest priority, however, with the announcement that Jimmy Clausen will be starting my wish-list has expanded. Clausen doesn't have to end up deformed or anything, though that is the subject matter of a recurring dream I had last night. I would be fired up if the game simply ended up in several sacks, a couple of turn-overs, and a 20+ point victory for PSU is really all I would want (limited though it may be). I mean who doesn't want to see this guy get a major beat-down?
Lightning Round
-Got a ticket, praying for a ticket, or watching the game somewhere
else this weekend?
I definitely will not be at the game. I live about 2k miles away and I don't have the 1,100 bucks it would cost to make it inside the stadium. My day will be as follows: wake up early, i mean fucking early (a necessity on the west coast to see game-day) 6.30 or so. I'm goin to be smoking about 15-20 Lbs. of ribs from 6.30 to 1 in the afternoon. I picked up a fantastic mustard-based sauce for the ribs, it is going to be phenomenal. Then several friends will be descending on my house to drink, eat, watch football. repeat. I'll be dressed in white and i'm going to start drinking Bloody Marys at around 7.15. I should be a white-clad, handful by the time the game starts.
-What non-PSU game are you looking forward to this weekend?
Holy crap, there are a couple. Early on I'll be tuned in to Oklahoma vs. Miami, later on TCU vs. Texas and LSU vs. VaTech. That isn't the complete list but it is probably all I'll get too.


Another reason to get fired up for ND is the fact that the Students are already camped out for the fucking game. Just awesome. from what I hear the kids at Notre Dame did a great job showcasing the tradition of ND but now it's our turn and the best student section in college football is obviously up for the challenge!


joepadon said...

Better wear a bib during the rib chow, or else the west coast White Out will turn into a mustard hued out. MMMM...ribs

JB said...

i think I might need to make a trash bag into my bib/slacker. Ribs are awesome!