Monday, January 8, 2007

Buckeye, Gator, and CFB Fans

Who's going to win? Vote and comment in my poll, "Who's going to win the National Championship," in this post or in the upper right-hand corner of my blog.

My vote is OSU, by a score of 31-20. Go BUCKS!!!

Buckeyes or Gators? Click on the link below, pick your team and leave a comment with a score; and a message if you want.

Who will win the National Championship?  (Enter the final score in the comments.)


Update 1/8/2007 @ 8:15pm: Welcome Wizbang readers! (I've been in downtown Columbus until now...Sports Mgmt class...prof is an OSU fan!) I'll keep the poll open until halftime.

Update 1/8/2007 @ 10:35pm: Ouch. Florida is puttin' a whuppin' on my Buckeyes. Hats of to the Gators. They're prepared, focused, and executing their game plan to perfection, and dominating the game in every phase. The Buckeyes seemed to be making a game out of it, scratching back to 21-14, but the 4th and 1 call (terrible decision...so NOT Tressel Ball), and Troy's turnover just killed the Buckeyes.

The poll is closed now...and to me, it's obvious who will win...barring a miracle and the teams reversing personalities in the 2nd half.

Update 1/9/2007 @ 12:07am: Congratulations Florida, on your convincing 41-14 win. This one, as I noted above, was over early. Those 4 early short fields just killed Ohio State. Florida deserved it; they are the National Champions in my book, despite Boise State going undefeated. Another reason for a playoff, College Football Fans.

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

I'm a Boise State Fan

OK, I thought BSU lost the game twice. Man, did they prove me wrong. Like Yogi Berra said, "It ain't over 'til it's over." I loved the decision to go for two in the first overtime, then they went with the Statue of Liberty and faked out the house to win it. Unbelievable. To top the whole thing off, one of the BSU players asks his cheerleader girlfriend to marry him and she says "Yes" on camera. How can you not love that?

Boise State just stuck it to the B(C)S. They're 13-0 and should have been in the National Championship game.

Just one more reason to have a Playoff System to replace the B(C)S.

I went to bed around midnight and I couldn't turn it off. This was definitely worth staying up to watch, but man will I pay for this tomorrow. I'm NOT getting up at 5:15am to lift. I'm going to wait until after my shift at the Fitness Center at 11:30am.

Thank-you Boise State. That was incredible.

Update 1/2/07 @ 1:41am:
I have to mention what preceded the overtime heroics, because the game summary on Fox doesn't do it justice. Oklahoma State tied the game with about 1:25 left in the game with a touchdown and two-point conversion of their own. Then, OU used a "pick 6" and extra-point to go up by a touchdown. That's where I thought it was all over the first time. Then, BSU scores with 7 seconds left on a hook and ladder play, on 4th down, to tie the game and send it into overtime. OU's Peterson scored on the first play of overtime off tackle and beat everybody to the corner with his 4.2-4.3 speed. That's where I thought it was over for BSU, because I thought that was such a quick score it would take the life out of them. Not so fast, my friend. They got 6 and went for the win right away. What a gamble, nobody else would've had the guts to do that.

Friday, December 8, 2006

It's Friday...


...so it's time to see why it's a foregone conclusion that Troy Smith will be presented with the Heisman Trophy tomorrow night.

Wednesday, October 4, 2006

Personal Responsibility

I've been purposely maintaining silence on the Mark Foley debacle until it started to die down a little. To be blunt, I'm sick of hearing about it, and I'm sure everyone else is too. As a result, I'm not going to link to any outside material, and this post is the last I'll have to say about it.

I think the entire situation is a perfect example of how a lot of people in this country do not have a sense of personal responsibility. What Mark Foley did is immoral and disgusting. I'm glad he's gone. Unfortunately, I'm not sure what he did was a crime...but it ought to be.

Even though he immediately resigned, which some on the right are "giving him a little credit for", these IM messages have been around for a few years now. He's already been spoken to by Hastert once, but now his reaction when the shit hit the fan was to resign and immediately go into an alcohol rehab facility. Classy. Now he can sit in mild "cover" until his rehab is over, but the FBI will be waiting. Unfortunately, he's now blaming his behavior on his claim that he was abused by a priest, so says his attorney. We'll see if he goes into details about that. That ought to be interesting. Also, he is attempting to distract from the situation by having his attorney announce in that same press conference that he's, in fact, gay. Well...DUH!

He's sorry he got caught and that it became a major news story, and he's sorry he had to resign in disgrace. I don't believe he's sorry for his actions. Not. One. Minute.

I've also about had my fill with both sides of the aisle on this issue, as they're both trying to spin it in an advantageous way during this election cycle. Now that is exactly why I get so disgusted and burnt-out with politics at times. This is the perfect example.

I have to say I just don't understand the crowd demanding that Dennis Hastert resign his post as majority leader. To me, this is a lot like trying to impose gun laws on the public because criminals choose to commit murder with them. Dennis Hastert did not behave inappropriately, Mark Foley did. Dennis Hastert will never be able to prevent anyone from breaking the law, or be able to force anyone to comply with them. Additionally, suppose he is forced to resign (he won't, he's already indicated so), who's next? He says he spoke to Foley and thought he took care of the issue. I take him at his word, as he asked Foley to resign. Personal responsibility, folks.

I don't know what to do about the page problem to make it safer. I'd be very hesitant for one of my kids to serve as a page now, but I'm not sure what can be done, other than encouraging parents to be diligent in finding out what goes on (yes, be a pain in the ass!) in their day, as they should be doing. More personal responsibility.

Update 10/5 @ 8:23pm: Welcome La Shawn Barber readers. Feel free to leave a comment telling me if you're sick (in more ways than one) of hearing about this story as well.

Update 10/5 @ 10:54pm:
I mistakenly referred to Dennis Hastert as majority leader. He's the Speaker of the House. John Boehner is the House Majority Leader.

Friday, November 11, 2005

A Special Tribute

Today is Veteran's Day. My father-in-law served in the Navy during World War II, and was a radio equipment specialist. Although I've attempted to ask him a few times about his service and his experiences, he's very reluctant to talk about it. Nonetheless, I'm honored to be his son-in-law, and I can't thank him enough.

Do you have a family member who is a veteran? Let me know and I'll include their name in this post.

Update: My father-in-law was more specifically in Radio Communications, which involved sending and receiving coded messages on an attack transporter. Pretty cool, huh?

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

DiMarco Hangs Tough

I was pleasantly surprised that Chris DiMarco hung tough in the final round at the Masters. He went 4 under and tied Tiger Woods in regulation, only to lose in the first hole in the sudden death playoff. I thought DiMarco lost his rhythm in the final nine holes of the 3rd round and probably wouldn't regain his form, but he must've figured something out in the time between rounds, as he was absolutely fantastic for the final 18. DiMarco will win a major, it's just a matter of when and where. He's a straight enough ball striker that it could be the U.S. Open this year. Although he looked dominating at times during the Masters, do not expect Tiger Woods to contend at this year's U.S. Open. He's just too inconsistent. What do I know? Apparently not much, as I was wrong about both DiMarco and Mickelson.