The Morning After: September 8, 2011

After a summer filled with lockout talk, lawsuits, and a lot of posturing, the NFL returns to action tonight.  The New Orleans Saints will take on defending Super Bowl champs the Green Bay Packers and Aaron Rodgers’ belt.  I hate the Saints as much as any team in the league, so I’ll be rooting for the Packers this evening, although I’ll probably watch more of Arizona and Oklahoma State.  Tonight also marks the return of another great fall tradition: talking about your fantasy team nobody cares about.  Seriously, I don’t care who you got as a 6th round steal, and if you’re in a head to head league, that shit’s all luck anyway.  Links and such after the jump.

Here’s a handy timeline of the SEC vote on admitting Texas A&M. (Ed’s BS)

More cookin’ with The Key Play. This week: parrot wings. (The Key Play)

Spencer better tell the OSU secondary to wear their catchin’ shoes on Saturday. J12 is starting at QB for Miami. (Doc Saturday)

A look at how Nick Saban structures his recruiting plan. Bonus cameo by former Georgia Tech QB Tommy (now Tom) Luginbill*. (ESPN via Smart Football)

*It’s worth pointing out here that Luginbill probably should’ve never been named starting QB at Tech, and the fact that it happened created a massive racial divide on the team, leading to a one win season, and the firing of Bill Lewis, who can burn in hell (I hate him almost as much as I hate Shan Daily. Almost). On the upside, Lewis’ firing led to the hiring of George O’Leary, so I guess things worked out in the end. Sort of.

The Stephen Strasburg hype train is back at full steam, although it’s completely warranted. (Fangraphs)

From the Rumble Seat gets proactive about expanding the ACC, and extends some offers. (From the Rumble Seat)

Here’s a really long, really awesome read on Junior Johnson by Wright Thompson, who might be my favorite sportswriter at the moment. (ESPN)

15 thoughts on “The Morning After: September 8, 2011

  1. Tonight also marks the return of another great fall tradition: talking about your fantasy team nobody cares about.

    I would have used the word “abysmal” instead, but to each his own.

  2. 9:40 p.m. Dan Beebe just ate whole fucking basket of chips, sent for seconds and guacamole and sixeighth mojito oh who’s counting not like anyone in the Big 12 can do that anymore LOL falls off chair–

    now that’s funnah.

  3. I would have used the word “abysmal” instead, but to each his own

    Miz is just mad because he took Peyton Manning with the overall #1 pick.

  4. Here’s a really long, really awesome read on Junior Johnson by Wright Thompson, who might be my favorite sportswriter at the moment.

    what’s the only thing better than reading Wright Thompson? listening to Wright Thompson.

  5. Miz is just mad because he took Peyton Manning with the overall #1 pick.

    I actually did do that…6 years ago (which was the last time I played fantasy football).

  6. From the Rumble Seat gets proactive about expanding the ACC, and extends some offers.

    I can see this happening. Seriously, the ACC has nothing to lose.

  7. The Stephen Strasburg hype train is back at full steam, although it’s completely warranted

    Strasburg is awesome

  8. Not really, I don’t know I just hope that the Big 10 (+2) stays at 12

    I think that’s doubtful. Only blessing is that the Big 10+2+? will look for more than just football. Basketball and now hockey will also play a part.

  9. They aren’t. I didn’t want to SEC adding teams. Nothing I can do now.

    The Big Ten is going to 16 teams. 9 conference games. They all are

  10. Eventually we will have a super league secede from the NCAA. The bowl games will form the basis of the national playoff we always wanted. The real losers will be the teams that don’t make the cut to the superleague.

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