Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Blog Poll Week 3

A wild week two renders and equally wild blog poll for the third week.  I've got to tell you, this is very hard.  I find myself really judging teams not only on whether the teams win and lose but I they are also being evaluated on how good they look.  This doesn't just mean blowing teams out but also how dangerous you look.  This will explain Michigan appearing, with a bullet, at #16.

I am terrified of Michigan.  I think they could win the Big Ten.  Terrified.

Anyway, here is the week three ballot:

GO STATE!  Beat the Golden Flashes!!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Opportunities Missed

PSU got handed a beating the other night in Tuscaloosa. A couple of things stood out to me.

First, The Penn State offense could be pretty good this year. However, we need the offensive line to play much better. This, however, is not a small problem. Royster has rushed the ball 16 times for 72 yards in the first two games. This is terrible. Not a terrible average (4.5/carry) but the Lions need more production out of the running back position if the team is going to be successful.

Second, Rob Bolden is going to be a very good football player. Right now, he is pretty good. He took some big shots and threw some passes he should have held on to. However, it is this kind of experience that will pay off down the road.

Alabama is a very good football team. They play a tough, physical brand of football.

Lastly, and I do this out of sour grapes, can I get a holding call? Please? Overall, I thought the refs were fine. However, when players rushing the quarterback are being tackled on every play it is time to throw some flags.

Go State! Beat Kent State!

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010

Blogpoll 2010

We have been graciously accepted to this year's blogpoll. I feel as thought I've been validated not only as a blogger but as a man and a human being as well.

As much as I wanted to be in the blogpoll, I had no idea quite how difficult this proposition is. Rank the Top 25 teams. It seams easy but how much does one really know about all the teams in the FBS division? I enter this task without any real philosophy. A pre-season poll is the purest form of speculation so this is simply how good I perceive these teams to be. Certainly, on the field performance will surely change this ballot from week-to-week. However, I don't know if I'm ready to instantly and immediately ditch

That being said, below you will find my pre-season blogpoll ballot. Let me know what you think. Tear me up if you want.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Nick Saban Can Eat A Nut

I received this angry email from a long-time friend and lover of the blue and white, The Brewer Patriot.

Anyway, apparently Mr. Saban ruffled The Brewer's feathers and I received the following rant in my email as a result. Enjoy.

“Coach Paterno is probably one of the greatest coaches of all time in college football,” Saban said during his press conference, “not in terms of how many games he’s won, but how he’s contributed to the game in so many positive ways.”

The first part is bad. "Probably one of the greatest"? Get over yourself, just say that he is one of the greatest and move on. And the second part about "not in terms of how many games he's won" is shitty too. It IS in terms of how many games he has won, by it's very definition. He has done so many other things as well, but is also the winningest D-1 coach in history. It is something I see a lot of people say, that he has helped college football which is obviously true, but they pass over just how good a football coach he is too.

His quote would be much more accurate by these simple changes, "“Coach Paterno is one of the greatest coaches of all time in college football,” Saban said during his press conference, “not just in terms of how many games he’s won, but also how he’s contributed to the game in so many positive ways.”

In other news, I like getting fired up about small things.

Yes, yes he does.

LET'S GET FIRED UP (over small things)!


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Great Expectations?

The off-season is the time for speculation and dreaming of the glory that awaits in the coming season. That's why we posed a question regarding how Penn State was going to fare in the 2010 season.

The possible results were that Penn State wins the following number of games: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12?

Over 180 votes later, 22% of our readers think that PSU will win 8 games. 35% believe that PSU will claim 9 victories and that 21% are convinced PSU will win 10 games. Any of these outcomes are perfectly plausible.

Personally, I think that PSU will win 8 games this year based on the facts that PSU is inexperienced at quarterback and unproven on the offensive line. This, combined with the fact that PSU has a murderous road schedule leads me to believe that PSU is going to fall 4 times this year.

However, the folks who believe that PSU will win nine games aren't really optimists, rather, they simply believe that PSU will win all the games in which they are favored. Certainly not unreasonable position. Really, nobody should be surprised regardless of the outcome of this season.

One thing is for sure, this season should be a great ride.


Monday, July 19, 2010

Deeds Not Words

I found this and it got me incredibly fired up.

I love Penn State Football and I love Larry Johnson Sr.!