Notre Dame’s issues

I just have a few things to say to the Notre Dame fans out there complaining about their ‘low’ ranking by the selection committee. You have a ‘weak’ schedule this year. It was probably set years ago. You couldn’t have known it was weak when you set it up, but it is. The best team on that schedule BEAT YOU! Your best push to be in the mix is to win. THAT IS ALL YOU (or any team) CAN DO! Win the games on your schedule. If your schedule is weak, like Marshall’s, then you WON’T get consideration PERIOD.

Oh, and whining that “We schedule ‘good teams from big conferences’ unlike all you other teams!” is BULL SHIT!

You have to do that! YOU IDIOTS ARE NOT IN A CONFERENCE WITH OTHER GOOD TEAMS! If if didn’t schedule ‘good teams’ from other conferences you’d be playing such a weak schedule no one would be paying you ANY attention AT ALL!

You want a guarantee to play ‘good teams’ join a power 5 conference, otherwise just accept that some years you’re just going to have a weak schedule no matter how hard you try not to.

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’ (europplanet1@outlook.com). 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.

We’re #1! We’re #1!

I stand by my last post. Rankings don’t matter much till late October or early November, but I’m still going to celebrate my Alma mater, being ranked #1 for the first time in it’s history! Keep those wins rolling Mississippi State, and congratulations!

 

It’s going to be a hell of an Eggbowl this year!

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!