Monday, October 11, 2010

MMBSD: Oh the Pain

While the Colonel attempts to find ways to dull the pain of his beloved Reds loss (laudanum? ) here's a few thoughts on the week that was

I really wish I could come up with some deep thought or truth that I knew was correct about the NFL but I can't. I'm just not certain what is accurate and what is previous perception. Is the entire AFC South at 3-2 bad, mediocre, or good? Is Tampa really better than Dallas given that one is 3-1 and the other 1-3 (and not the one predicted at the start of the year). Hell I'm having picking out a few favorites. If I strain I think the Ravens, Steelers, Pats, and Jets seem like the elite of the league with other teams still needing to prove to get in that category. However that's with my limited game watching, previous seasons, and pure conjecture. I don't particularly remember a season with this much confusion from top to bottom . And I really don't think I can say anything that won't be immediately contradicted next week on the field....

Favre in Trouble? So the NFL is investigating whether Favre sent inappropriate text message (read sent pictures of his genitals) to Jenny Sterger who used to work for the Jets. I'm never certain how pictures of ones dong is a pick up line but the story goes Favre sent the pics to Sterger who sent them to the website deadspin who made it public. I, for one, am glad I'm not investigating it for the NFL but here's hoping that Favre's last season ends in a sex scandal.

College Football

The Old Ball Coach used a bye week to get the Cocks up and ready. Alabama's loss opens the door for well all the other undefeated teams for the BCS Championship not to mention LSU and Auburn for the SEC title (both are a game up on 'Bama in the SEC West). One of the ironies of South Carolina's win is despite having the same record as Alabma (3-1) they're still ranked below them. For all the discussion about why a single game elimination tournament (e.g., playoffs) will tell us who the better team is voters don't seem to embrace that onfield head to head outcomes truly determine the better team.

Sparty Break Thru? Historically a big time game versus a ranked opponent is where MSU chokes away. However a balanced offense and solid defense was more than enough to stop _ichigan and the previously delithium powered Shoelaces. MSU doesn't play tOSU so an easier route for the Spartans to a Big 10 Championship than really any of the other contenders.

2nd Order Wins Strength of schedule ultimately plays a large in the computer and tie breakers and therefore is important for BCS seedings. 2 huge games of note were Oregon State beating Arizona and Florida State beating Miami. The games are important not only for the Pac 10/ACC races but possibly more importantly helps Boise, TCU, and Oklahoma given their previous victories over Oregon State and FSU. Meanwhile those outcomes hurt tOSU as their strength of schedule gets weaker given Miami's loss. As of now the Buckeyes do not have a win over a top 25 team.

Jenny Sterger...not a fan of the penis text

1 comment:

Gutsy Goldberg said...

1) I agree 100%... there never has been an NFL season in my memory where there was this much confusion from top to bottom. Picking games is damn near impossible, not just for me, but for everyone! I looked at Yahoo!'s NFL Pick'em... and if you picked games the same as the majority... you would have only hit 6 games out of 13. Week 4 - 7 out of 14. Week 3 - 8 out of 16. Week 2 - 10 out of 16; Week 1 - 10 out of 16. That's a total of 54.6%. That's awful. No one has any clue!
2) I hate Favre. This is what everyone's been saying... coming out of retirement always leads to weird sexts coming back to haunt you.
3) Voters are imperfect. Long live Skynet Rankings!
4) Michigan State's avoiding OSU could take them to the Rose Bowl! Crazy!
5) I think Iowa and OSU got hurt this weekend by the losses of Arizona (who beat Iowa) and Miami (who OSU had beaten). I just hope OSU can perform okay once they play a truly better team (i.e. Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan?)