College Football is NUTS this year!

I can understand the complaints about the SEC being over-rated, I mean hell, 4 of the TOP 5 teams are SEC WEST schools, but think about what that means for SEC schools to just REACH the championship this year.

I can’t pretend to know what everyone will be ranked as the teams play later in the season, so I’m just going to use their rankings as they were when the games were played earlier in the season, and as they are now ranked as if that’s what they will be ranked when they play later in the season.

The number of top ranked opponents you’d have to beat in order to become the National Champion this year is CRAZY if you are in the SEC West!

MSU would have to beat 8 top 10 schools to win it all. They’ve already beat #8 LSU(over-rated), #6Texas A&M(over-rated), and #2 Auburn(not over-rated). To guarantee winning the SEC West they’ll need to beat #4 Alabama(NOT over-rated) and #3 Ole Miss(Not over-rated), then in order to get to the National Championship games they’ll need to beat the SEC championship opponent from the East who will most likely be a top 10 team, then win the preliminary championship game against a top 5 opponent, and of course the championship game opponent who will also be a top 5 opponent!

Ole Miss and all the SEC West teams are in basically the same boat. Ole Miss has beaten 2 top 15 teams, and would have to beat (#24 LSU), #5 Auburn, and #1 MSU then their opponents become the same as above. That’s again 8 top 25 teams!

Alabama would have to beat 7 top 25 teams! (After losing to one!)

Auburn would have to beat 8! (After losing to one!)

Georgia if they win the SEC East would have to beat 6 top 25 teams to win it all.

Florida State has so far beaten #22 Clemson, and #5 Notre Dame, and would have to beat the ACC Championship opponent (I’m assuming they’ll be ranked) and then the 2 playoff teams. So they will have to run a gauntlet of 5 top 25 ranked teams to win it all (Maybe only 4).

I’m not bringing all this up to glorify the SEC, but to simply point out how incredibly unlikely this season has been. I think Florida State’s gauntlet is a bit weaker than normal but it’s still the more usual path to a championship. The SEC West teams path is so incredibly difficult I’ll be amazed if any of them actually make it. Only Ole Miss or Mississippi State can actually run the table at this point, and both teams still have to get through their second games with an Alabama school and then each other.

It’s a crazy year folks! Playing 15 games, much less WINNING all 15 just seems an incredibly arduous task for these kids. I REALLY hope there aren’t many injuries ahead.

I’ll end with this: #HAILSTATE!

The latest ‘Nigerian Prince’ scam email, this time from the ‘FBI’.

Just got another one of those ‘we need your bank information to give you money’ scams. I love that it’s supposed to be from the ‘FBI’ but the email says it’s from ‘europ planet’ ( Make sure to tell your less technical friends about this. I mean it’s got to be working on SOMEONE or they’d quit right? Anyhow I’m pretty sure I’m safe from FBI’s need for me to have a non-existent DIST. Behold the latest scam in all it’s glory!

 FBI Headquarters
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20535-0001

This is to notify you that huge funds valued at 8.3million Dollars have been transferred into your account. This transfer

was stopped today by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) because our verification showed that you do not possess the

Diplomatic Immunity Seal of Transfer (DIST) to show that this fund is legit and rightly belongs to you.

Do reply to this e-mail so we can direct you accordingly where you will obtain this legal wiring document to fully

authorize the crediting of your fund into your main account.

FBI Anti-Terrorist and Monetary Crimes Division
Special Agent, Michael J. Heimbach
FBI’s Washington Field Office.

One more thing about college football rankings

I just want to add this for posterity. YES every college football fan enjoys their team being highly rated and their players being considered for Heisman. BUT! (You knew that was coming right?)

BUT, don’t let the rankings or Heisman talk bother you till around the end of October or the beginning of November. Until then it’s just speculation, guesses, BS and PR.

Hard to believe, but this is an even bigger weekend than last.

The ramifications of this weekends football games for Mississippi State and Ole Miss are so huge, I am refusing to speculate on them. I’m simply going to wish both teams ‘good luck’, and I hope ya’ll win!

And to top it off, I have a family reunion to attend. They had BETTER have a TV DAMMIT!

Yes, hello Uncle Never See, please get out from in front of the TV!

I’m about done with Elder Scrolls Online.

First off I gotta say, one thing ESO does need to change is the stupidly punishing way it treats it’s crafters. You just will NOT have enough bank space to hold all the materials you’ll need if you want to do more than one or two crafting professions. There is absolutely NO REASON to punish such players, by making them have to create ‘alts’ to hold all that crafting material. Just loging off and onto the alts can take 15-30 minutes out of your day. There is no reason you should make players spend that much time NOT PLAYING YOUR GAME, but waiting to get characters and bank slots adjusted SO THAT YOU CAN PLAY! Set up ‘crafting bank slots’ to hold all that crafting material including pets like Guild Wars 2 does it, shrink the starting bank size by half, and your players will enjoy your game that much more, because they don’t have to waste time in game but NOT PLAYING IT.

I’ve got two main characters going in Elder Scrolls Online. A Sorcerer that I mainly play duo with a friend, and my solo Templar. They are in different factions and seeing different stories as they level up. Main story is the same for both characters, but the zone quests are very different and tell some fun stories. Still, I think I’ve about reached the end for me. The only real push I feel right now is to get to 50 and ‘beat the game’ by seeing the end of the main story-line, but the Templar is 43 and I’m not sure I care enough to get those last 7 levels.

I could re-try PvP which I initially loved in beta, but once the game became dominated by the veteran ranked players I just didn’t enjoy it any more. I haven’t gone back in months though. Things may have changed and I should probably check it out again.

I mainly play MMO’s so I can play with my friends, who are spread around the country about as far as they can get from where we all started. Literally. One’s on the East coast in the North East, the other is on the West Coast in the North West. One time zone difference isn’t to bad but 3(hell 2) really is too much. Maybe I should stick with some single player games for a bit. ESO isn’t bad by any means, but I’m just kinda tired of it. I almost always play solo these days, and I figure if I’m going to play solo anyway, there are a lot of solo games that that I could be trying out.