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HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM SPOOKY AND THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL EXPRESS
My six personal favorite college football rivalry games along with a Thanksgiving special for a game like no other………
-- Still the best ending ever of any game. See below. Here is the Plano East-John Tyler game, nothing may ever top this. I still don’t know how there hasn’t been a 30 for 30 on ESPN done on this game. It’s a huge oversight for the series and I demand it be addressed, just because I want to know if the redneck announcers still have their soiled boxers from that day.
-- Ohio State-Michigan—I don’t root for either team, but as long as I can remember, and that’s 45+ years, this has been the noon Saturday game on Rivalry Saturday. EVERY YEAR.
-- Oregon-Oregon State—Before Phil Knight got involved, there were years when both of these teams were awful, but this was still a bitterly contested game. In a true rivalry, records do not matter, just beating the other side matters.
-- Clemson-South Carolina—Tigers are one of fastest teams in ACC, but when SEC comes calling, not so much. Am surprised they never moved this game to September, to get away from conference title games.
-- Utah-BYU—Speaking of which, this game got watered down a little when they both moved out of the Mountain West. There is still animosity on both sides, though and I like that.
-- USC-UCLA—Trojans wear red, Bruins wear blue. Every year. I grew up a USC fan, so my side usually won. Fight On!
-- Auburn-Alabama—Knew this very pretty lady once who was a waitress; she told us she was from Alabama, but we never talked about football. One time she came to my table I said three words: “Alabama or Auburn?” She squinted an evil squint and said “Auburn of course!!!” and stormed off. Now THAT’S a rivalry.
On a side note. Not sure who is a Nebraska fan here at the forum, but lord almighty. If Pellini doesnt get fired immediately after this game I would think he has Lane Kiffin as an agent. He should never get a head coaching job again. His attitude at halftime to the sideline reporter, his play calling and his total lack of professionalism as a head coach towards the kids and his program should get him fired alone. He is an embarrassment to coaching and just a nasty person.
Get rid of him. I feel for those kids that put their heart out on the field and have to deal with him. Maybe he is a good person but he has shown me nothing.
Spooky Express Lets Fire Bo Pellini Saturday Random Thoughts
Sometimes you just dont like many games and that seemed to be the case on Friday. It was a horrible day even though I went into it not liking much. What I did surely proved my point. Lets hope Saturday is better. Fight On.
-- All I know if I was the AD of Nebraska I would take a page out of Pat Haden and when Bo Pellini gets off the bus, FIRE HIS ASS. He is an embarrassment to the school, to the kids he coaches and to the entire Nebraska alumni. He was hit with a 15-yard unsportsmanlike penalty after swinging his hat in a rage and almost hitting an official in the face. Someone give Bo some leftover turkey, and let him fall asleep peacefully. And this was before his tirade on the press conference after the game. He is right in one regard. Everyone should look at what he has accomplished. Nobody has been as bad as he has, possibly ever at Nebraska. Sha Na Na Na
-- As far as the Jameis Winston situation goes, here’s how I feel: If he is guilty, prosecute him. If he’s not, drop the case and lets move on. Dragging this thing out for weeks and weeks serves no purpose, other than to infer guilt, but if it turns out he isn’t guilty, where does he go to get his good name back?
-- NFL announced Cowboys-Jags will be played in London next year, a swift kick in the teeth to fans in Jacksonville who buy season tickets. Dallas is a high profile game that would likely sell out in the Gator Bowl; it shows the league cares a lot more about London than it does northern Florida.
-- Seems like a long time ago, but from 2002-07, Auburn beat Alabama six years in a row. Now Nick Saban’s wife is making statements about how Bama’s fan base is spoiled. Uh-oh.
-- There are 35 bowl games; Mississippi State became the 70th bowl eligible team Thursday night. Next year there are 37 bowl games; pity the bowl that has to promote a game with a 5-7 team in it. Its going to happen.
-- Sad that Michigan’s AD is answering questions about Brady Hoke’s job security, because he’s a good coach. but if I was Hoke’s boss, I’d make him put a coat on when the temperature got under 40 degrees. He’s setting a bad example for kids all over the Midwest. You need to dress warmly in cold weather; its not manly to catch pneumonia.
-- Detroit Lions Thursday were first NFL team since 2001 to win a game by 30+ points while turning the ball over 4+ times. Star QBs in the NFL (in this case, Aaron Rodgers) are the last remaining underpaid athletes. Packers are 0-4-1 since Rodgers got hurt.
-- End of the Steeler-Raven game showed football at its violent best/worst. What a collision on the goal line!!! Ironic that a league that rants about player safety nullifies a TD because the defense knocked the RB’s helmet off, just before he fell into the end zone. I thought blows to the head were taboo now, but not only was this one deemed legal, it almost cost Pittsburgh an important touchdown.
-- You mean David Garrard is still on the Jets? Wouldn’t Geno Smith benefit by sitting on the bench and watching a veteran play a game or three? I figured they had cut Garrard, seeing as Matt Simms replaced Smith in Baltimore. If Garrard can’t play then cut him but if he can play, he might be able to teach Smith by example and help the young QB out. Smith appears to be in a little over his head, like a lot of rookies are.
-- I don't watch A LOT of college basketball until March, but I was still thinking the other night, ESPN made a big mistake letting analyst Doug Gottlieb walk to CBS. He is smart, opinionated but fair, a way better listen than condescending Jay Bilas, He could’ve been their next big star behind the mike, a polarizing figure who encourage intelligent debate.
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I never cared for Bo when he was LSU's Defensive Coach and I humbly agree with you! Neb should fire him and he shouldn't be coaching! There is never a time or place for rude actions but if there were, a football field and/or locker room are not it!