Michigan State quaterback Connor Cook almost wasn’t. Thankfully he did capture the QB1 job, because he ended up being the guy that helped the offense to mature and turn into a cohesive unit, that provided support to the nation’s #1 ranked defense The Spartans are now on their way to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena for the first time in over 25 years, and we also have knowledge of Connor Cook’s sister’s Instagram. Her name is Jackie, if you care. Enjoy.
by jpmanahan • • 2 Comments
Normally, people are dismissive about basketball at this early stage of season. But sometimes, there are things that one cannot normally ignore, like what happens where there is a huge roadside accident, where one cannot help but look at the carnage that takes place.
The carnage, in this case, is the Eastern Conference.
by Adam B • • 3 Comments
The Chick-Fil-A Bowl is set with Johnny Football and his Aggies preparing to take on this year’s best story, the Duke Blue Devils. As the bowl committee was finalizing its matchup on Sunday, news leaked that the preliminary decision was that Miami would take on nearby Georgia. That would seem to be a better ticket draw than Texas A&M and Duke, but the Chick-Fil-A Bowl sells out every year, regardless of matchup. Now, Duke alumni have ponied up and showed us exactly why ACC commissioner John Swofford lobbied on behalf of the Blue Devils.
by Big D • • 8 Comments
Congrats to Dave K & Watsonian on Michigan State’s Rose Bowl berth yesterday. (I should probably congratulate CBH too, just in case…) As much as I hate the Green & White, I hate Ohio State a whole helluva lot more.
As for today’s games… y’all got some free reign in the comments section down there. Talk college, talk pros, talk fantasy, talk MLB Hot Stove… go nuts.
I, like a fool, agreed to a birthday party today at 12:30, built around the Patriots/Browns game at 1. Which means, I’ll be driving around and/or talking with family instead of paying attention to late injury news and benchings for Fantasy purposes. Seems like a good time to mention I’m in 2 league playoffs, and a play-in game for a third…
I’m not going to recap the game. You saw it. Just know this, I was a mess for over 3 hours last night. I believed from the moment that the Spartans captured the Legends division of the B1G, that they had a shot to knock off Ohio State. Mark Dantonio built this team in his image, and instilled his belief into them, into the rest of Spartan Nation. Often times, we would hope our team could win a big game, but we never thought we should. With an offense that was playing ‘good enough’ and a defense that was tops in the nation, there was no reason to think they couldn’t or shouldn’t win the game.
Ho – Lee – Fook. Last week was the best single week of picks I’ve ever had, going 12-3-1 in the sixteen games of Week 13. I’ve got no idea where that came from, and I doubt it’ll ever happen again. But for now, I’m just going to bask in the glory that was my Week 13 picks.
Hell, I shouldn’t even bother making picks the rest of the year. I mean, how can I possibly top that? Nobody picks every game right (except Miz). But no, I’m going to continue the effort. After the past few seasons, I’d like to see if I could get back to the 20 or 30 games over .500 that I was accustomed to many years ago…