Monday Morning QB: Lots of Tidbits, Easy to Read

Okay, so my breakdown of U of L’s water world W over Southern Miss wasn’t as precise as I’d like. It happens when I watch the games on the telly with friends and take less notes.

Which is to offer my apologies for one moment I forget to mention. When I made reference to Blanche DuBois, advising the Cards were getting by thanks to the kindness of strangers, I referenced the three Golden Eagle penalties on U of L’s only offensive drive of the 3d Q. What I forgot to mention was Peter Boehme’s gift wrapped in a big ol’ bow punt. His 6 yard shank from his own 16, gave the Cards 1st and 10 just outside the red zone. Six rushing plays later, Louisville tallied the winning TD.

My apologies for any inconvenience that omission might have caused.

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NFL Red Zone is surely the greatest invention for football fans since Bill Stern did play by play on the first televised football game. (For you history buffs, it was contested on September 30, 1939 and matched Waynesburg’s Yellow Jackets vs. Fordham’s Rams. The Rams prevailed 34-7.)

As I was savoring all the action yesterday, I wondered what it would be like if some network did the same thing for college football?

Then I thought about how it would have looked this Saturday past. The only game such a show could have covered would have been West Virginia/ Baylor. There was a highlight play every 14 seconds in the Mountaineers’ 70-63 W. And don’t you know we’ll be hearing about it again this winter when the schools hook up on the hardwood where there will be significantly more D played and the final tally is something like 64-61?

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Don’t you know I was the object of yet more of my man Joey the Vig’s wrath this morning.

When I saw in the once great Courier-Journal this morning that Kentucky was listed inexplicably as a 14 point favorite over #19/20 Mississippi State, I immediately called my broker and cashed in my 401K. Then called the Vig and was going to put it all down on the Bulldogs +14.

“What, you back on drugs or something,” inquired Joey? “You can play Mississippi State all you want today, but you’ll be givin’ 14, not gettin’ it.”

With each passing day, the C-J continues to devolve.

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This Saturday in Chitown we get an all of sudden interesting Catholics vs. Convicts redux.

The only blemish for the U is that shellacking in Manhattan, Kansas. The Irish sit atop the Big Ten at 3-0 in the league, 4-0 overall.

Wonder if Navin Shapiro will be watching?

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Don’t look now but the Big “I don’t get no respect” East has three teams in the Top 25. And, undefeated U of L has been significantly less impressive than either undefeated Rutgers or undefeated Cincinnati.

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Wasn’t it just recently that Cal’s Jeff Tedford and Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz were Flavors of the Month?

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Blink and Oregon, of all the 50 states, has become epicenter of college football excellence.

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I trust we all can agree on one thing: Munchie Legaux wins the name game.

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In the race to see who wins the Milt Wagner Cup for the best “of them academic schools,” Stanford took a hit with its L to UDub. Meanwhile Duke, yes that Duke, is 4-1. And Northwestern continues to roll, standing undefeated at 5-0.

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If we’ve learned anything from September, it’s this: There’s Alabama. Then there’s everybody else.

– Seedy K

One Comment

  1. david
    Posted October 1, 2012 at 9:20 pm | Permalink

    i noticed that ky spot and thought it had to be a misprint. but i was sure hoping it wasn’t!

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