Some observations after the first two days of the Great Game of College Football in 2012….
Tennessee whips NC State
We don’t often get to see very much of the excellent college football programming that ESPN does during the workweek because….WE ARE AT WORK!…but in the last few days we have been spending a decent amount of time in condos and hotels in Tampa, Nashville and Atlanta and we caught the ESPN All-Access for NC State’s fall football camp a couple of days ago on TV and all of us immediately thought that picking NC State to beat Tennessee was rather foolish indeed.
What the ESPN All-Access on NC State reminded us of was that the only thing softer than a bag of marshmallows….
….is a NC State football team coached by Tom O’Brien and the Wolfpack played just like they practiced in the ESPN All-Access….
Like a bunch of Candy Asses that are afraid to get hit or hit someone else!
Geez, is it possible Tom O’Brien for your NC State football team to be at least as physical as the NC State women’s volleyball team?
Oh, the NC State football players don’t want to get their hair messed up and they spend most of their time dreaming about the next stack of pancakes at breakfast?
Here’s a thought for NC State head football coach Tom O’Brien: How about at least letting your players touch each other….just light touches like a tinker bell touching them….in your practices?
Is that too much to ask?
We are talking about the game of FOOTBALL….right?
Oh, the NC State football players lightly touching each other in practice might upset their stomachs because after all they have several stacks of pancakes in their bellies!
Hell, NC State plays UConn next on the road and if they play like they did against Tennessee Tom O’Brien is going to be looking at an 0 – 2 start to the 2012 season and his rear-end will start heating up….AGAIN!
Congratulations to Derek Dooley and the Tennessee Vols for a nice win to start the 2012 season…..now its on to Florida….after the Vols whip Cupcake Georgia State and Bill Curry next week!
South Carolina beats Vanderbilt…..barely!
Talk about a physical football game that South Carolina – Vanderbilt game was PHYSICAL!
Vanderbilt is very impressive and surprisingly quick on defense and they had Spurrier’s NO FUN AND NO GUN offense in check for most of the night and if not for the Gamecocks having a lot more talent than Vandy the Commodores would be sitting at 1 – 0 right now.
We can’t wait for next Saturday to watch what should be a great game between Vanderbilt and Northwestern on the beautiful Northwestern campus in Evanston, Illinois.
We have a sneaking suspicion that Vanderbilt can beat any team in the SEC…save Alabama and LSU (and South Carolina!)….and if that is TRUE then the ‘Dores should be able to beat Northwestern….even on the road.
Stanford barely beats San Jose State
We just finished watching Stanford eek out a win over woeful San Jose State who Stanford has 10 times more talent than and if that is going to be what Cardinal football is going to look like in 2012 with players giving half-hearted effort and not going out on every play then what exactly is the point Stanford University fielding a football team?
Memo to Stanford head coach David Shaw: Stanford football is NOT going back to mediocrity. PERIOD. If you can’t get your team motivated and ready to play in the first game of the year what in the Hell exactly are you going to do to get the team motivated to play for the rest of the year?
Next up for Stanford football…
Duke at home on The Farm next Saturday.
David Cutcliffe’s Blue Devil teams play hard and with a lot of heart and if Stanford plays the way they played against San Jose State against Duke they will get their asses beat and there is NO EXCUSE for Stanford to lose to a Duke team that has won 6 games the last two years with only 2 of those wins being over teams in Bogus BCS conferences.
Here’s a thought for the Stanford football team: How about playing against Duke next Saturday like you actually are playing to win and you actually give a rip about the outcome and if you don’t want to play football at Stanford then just quit playing the game and focus on your calculus classes because football players playing without ANY HEART and ANY EFFORT is NOT Stanford football.