Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Just because

It's time for an open thread about college football's opening week. Just how overrated was Oklahoma? Just how good are USC and Texas? Is Auburn still committing second-half turnovers?



Blogger Jay said...

Ole Miss and South Carolina both looked VERY unimpressive.

I'm probably starting to sound like a broken record on your football-related posts, but Vanderbilt's win over Wake Forest was very satisfying - look for the 'Dores to surprise a few more teams this year, particularly the Rebels and Gamecocks.

If Vandy makes a bowl this year, I won't know what to do with myself.

As for Oklahoma, I guess time will tell whether they're just not that great or TCU is the real deal. I think it's a little of both.

11:54 AM  
Blogger MerryMadMonk said...

Brodie Croyle did not get hurt; Tommy Tuberville did.

USC is the real deal, so is Oklahoma. I don't know about TCU, but they did upset the Sooners.

Texas could be a contender this year. We'll find out Saturday -- Ohio State is not Louisiana-Lafayette.

Georgia may be better than expected. Steve Spurrier & the Gamecocks will give them plenty of headaches Saturday.

Vandy has their one win for the season (OK, they might beat Kentucky).

Bad time for Miss State to play Auburn. At least, Tuberville better make sure it is.

Florida hasn't shown anything yet and probably will not until they play Tennessee.

Tennessee fans are probably not very happy with Phat Phil after the UAB game, but hey, UAB has a solid football program. They might be a lot unhappier after the Florida game a week from Saturday.

LSU plays first game against Arizona State. The big question this year is: will any of the home games be played in Tiger stadium? Baton Rouge has a huge influx of Katrina refugees and the LSU campus is a major disaster relief center.

Ed "Ragin' Cajun" Orgeron won an unimpressive victory against Memphis. The Rebs have a bye this week, play Vandy next. (OK, so Vandy might beat Ole Miss, too).

Southern Miss, practicing in Memphis this week, is still reeling from the effects of Katrina. They will probably not be at their best when they come to Tuscaloosa. Expect Bama to win.

4:48 PM  
Blogger Jay said...

Merrymadmonk, I'd be willing to wager that Vandy gets at least five wins this year.

Yes, I am aware of how sad it is that I'm excited about betting that my football team wins enough games to still keep them below .500.

If South Carolina plays against Georgia the way they played UCF, it won't be pretty. The only headache Georgia will have will be from listening to Spurrier whine about the loss.

I agree about Ole Miss - they're in trouble this year. I wonder if, like they did with Cutcliffe, Orgeron will get the boot after one bad season?

1:09 AM  
Blogger MerryMadMonk said...

Jay -- I knew that'd smoke you out for a little more specificity :p

5 games, huh? OK. If Vandy wins 5 games, I'll put up dinner for 2 at Felix's on the causeway. On the otherhand, if Vandy loses -- you must walk The Mall with a sandwich board with this message: "I bet against the Merry Mad Monk and lost." And post a picture of it here.

7:51 AM  
Blogger MerryMadMonk said...

Vandy 28
Arkansas 24

Whoa! I'm glad I only pony upped 2 dinners at Felix's.

That is fantastic for Vandy!

10:38 PM  
Blogger Jay said...

I thought I posted this already, but I'll take the bet, as long as you're keeping it at 5 wins. If you want to up it to six wins, you gotta up the ante.

1:40 PM  

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