Sunday, September 30, 2012

Random college football observations

So I watched the OSU and Texas game tonight. This is kind of a weird game for me to watch because I don’t really like either team.  Texas is our main rival and OSU thinks that they are our main rival.

Normally I would route for a 0-0 tie, but I found myself enjoying the game. The lead changed several times and it turned out to be a pretty high scoring contest.  Every time I would yell at the TV; “don’t let them Longhorns score!! You idiots!” Then I would realize that it’s cool that for a moment OSU was losing. Around a minute and a half later OSU would score and I’d yell “don’t let them stupid hillbillies score!!” and then I would realize that it was cool because that would mean that Texas was losing (for a minute) Rinse and repeat and you have a final score of 41-36. Texas over Oklahoma State.

Texas scored with about 33 seconds left in the game. When I turned over to the game in the third quarter I was surprised to see that Texas was losing the rushing battle, because every time they had the ball they seemed to be running the ball well with two different backs Bergeron and Gray.  Occasionally they would do that stupid wild cat thing that seems to be all the rage.  OU looked to be doing a version of the wildcat in 2009, but Bradford got hurt, Offensive Co-Ordinator Kevin Wilson left to coach Illinois and we never saw the wildcat again. (thank goodness!)

The best news for OU is that we were off this week.  Our last game was a loss to KSU at home. Even when we are bad we could always say that we almost always win at home. Only 4 losses in 13 seasons, now make that 5 losses in 14 seasons and we’re only 3 games in.  OSU and Notre Dame both visit Norman later this year and they’re both better than we are right now.  For that matter Texas is better than we are too.  That’s a hard sentence to write.  The one thing I can say about Bob Stoops teams is that they usually get better as the season goes on.  Hopefully that will be true this year.  We really don't have far to go to get better, but whatever it is doesn't seem to be obvious to our coaching staff. Or at least they aren't telling us what's going on. 

I never thought I had seen a more crappier uniform than the ones worn by Nebraska tonight.

A few seconds later I noticed that Wisconsin was wearing basically the same thing.  Awful. Truly awful.  I don’t really like the Nike monopoly sometimes, but these Adidas unis look like the most mismatched horrible idea ever. Most of these newer uniforms are starting to look more like costumes rather that uniforms.  A costume is a ficticious element of replicating reality. (I must really be getting tired) Retro uniforms are usually pretty cool though. Bring back true uniforms!!The funny thing is; Nebraska and Wisconsin already wear retro style uniforms normally. Why bring out all the craziness!

Number 22 ranked Nebraska got a nice fumble recovery from Monte Ball with 1:11 left in the game to preserve the win.  The above screen shot is from the hand off that Monte didn't quite hold on to that led to the fumble. 

I'm officially done with this installment of the college football roundup. Not much of a roundup, just me complaining about a couple of games that I watched.  Next time I promise I will be writing about cards.

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