Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Jarrett may try to play Saturday

Dwane Jarrett is going to try to play Saturday even with an ailing shoulder that is supposed to sideline him for 2-4 weeks..some thoughts on this:

Although it is an outside shot - he does have a shot at the Heismen trophy this year - missing 1 game, let alone 3 or 4 kills that.

Bigger concern: Patrick Turner has been itching for a breakout game and with similar size and skills will probably put up similar numbers as Jarett - especially since he has more time (all of last year on second team) with JD booty. If those games were good enough they might be enough to keep Patrick in the starting lineup when Jarrett gets healthy...so less playing time and less catches and less money come draft time.

Bottom Line...he'll play and make a game of it.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

This is totally true

Reggie Bush Claims He Made $100,000 Through USC Work-Study Program

I can attest to the rigors of USC work study program. I was in fact the night desk clerk at the dorms during the 12-8am shift and worked with Reggie until my boss caught Reggie sleeping. I took the fall for him.

Good looking out Reg!

Saturday, September 23, 2006


I hate to say the D word so I will let someone from arizona say it and and lay a serious kiss on Pete Caroll's backside...not that he doesn't deserve it...

So, read the article, feel good about SC then move on to today's game. Its hard not to like Pete Carroll (or be jealous if you aren't of SC lineage).

Wish list:

A shutout for the D? Some interception/fumbles for TDs?

I would love to see some big numbers. Breakout day for a running back...200 yards from Moody? CJ average 10 per carry?

How about recievers? 100 yard games for Jarrett, Turner, Davis and Smith?

Booty, how about a 400 yard game? Five touchdown passes? A good scramble would even be cool.

Oh, and in which game is Booty going to start being mentioned in the Heisman talking? Should be soon if hekeeps putting up 3 TDs, 0 interceptions, 300 yard games for a national champion contender.

Also, and this is a biggie, no more injuries please?

Friday, September 22, 2006

Powdrell Foot - Youch!

So yeah its gruesome but he'll be in good shape next year.

Little sidenote for everyone...this blogger had his shoulder worked on by the same guy who reset his foot on the field - Dr. Tibone - during my breif 5 year stint at SC. My shoulder is ok now - but not 100% for those of you wondering.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

...or worst offenses in College Football

Stewart (Howie) Mandel is at it again bestowing high praise on the SEC for their amazing defenses....however as we saw the 2 highest ranked teams - Auburn and LSU - go to an exciting 7-3 touchdownfest, we must contemplate if it is in fact the defenses or perhaps - just perhaps - they have scoreless, starless anemic offenses.

That being said the SEC does have some good defenses and when they play anyone outside of the SEC, they'll actually be put to a test.

FYI, Cal doesn't count as a challenge.

Edit: Stewart Mandel just apologized:
"...and that their defense isn't as superhuman as some thought. Needing a last-minute touchdown to beat an 0-3 Big 12 team that came in ranked 115th in the country in offense won't help Georgia's national rep any. And it certainly puts a damper on that whole "SEC is indisputably the best" argument that I presumptuously laid out this week."

It is good to be right even when its obvious.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Musburger...don't talk to this character

Why on earth would you tell this tool your secret sause? Well, now that his name is mud, its not a concern...but its probably not a good idea to tell ANYONE what your calls are. btw, its now the middlefinger if you have man on man coverage.

Pac 10 Refs....or Stoops stoops

Man - the Oregon vs. Oklahoma game was great if you are rooting for the Pac 10 not to be horrible again this year. Admittedly, there were some blown calls at the end of the game. And the replay official was on crack for sure if he was in fact concious at all. But the game was close at the end and Oklahoma did let them score, not once but twice.

However, asking to make the game not count is a bit much. I mean it was made it close with a Pac-10 team other than USC. Stoops, you deserve shame and ridicule and asking the league to overturn your loss just makes it worse. Additionally, your brother is coaching over at Arizona State. Don't go talking too much shit about the Slac 10.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

That's About Right...


Injuries, Injuries, and More Injuries

Anyone else a little nervous over all of the starters dropping out of the lineup for (at least) Saturday's game?

Monday, September 11, 2006

Wac Pac


Friday, September 08, 2006

Sad, Jealous, Stupid

the hardest part of this post is the order of the words in the title. Get a load of this.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

alright Stewart...you are forgiven

I'll just quote and Link to Stewarts post and say that I forgive him for sucking up to Notre Dame.

Are you finally willing to admit the Pac-10 is "soft"? The Vols are not one of the juggernauts this year in the SEC and they still handled the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball against Cal. USC recruits well and has a great team, but its conference is pathetic. The Trojans would lose more games if they were in the SEC and had to play Auburn, LSU, Florida, etc., all in the same year. Deal with it, Mandel, it's the truth.
-- Scott, Dallas

You know, there was a deluge of anti-Pac-10 comments on my blog right after the Cal-Tennessee game, and at first I was baffled as to where all the resentment was coming from. It's not like anyone's shoving the Pac-10 down other people's throats. If anything, the league is practically invisible outside the West Coast. But then I started noticing that much like Scott's e-mail, many of the comments made reference to USC, even though the Trojans had absolutely nothing to do with Cal losing to Tennessee, and that's when I realized: It's not backlash against the Pac-10, it's backlash (and, let's face it, envy) over USC's recent success. Apparently, fans of the SEC/Big Ten/Big 12, etc., believe the Trojans have an easier path to the national title game because of their supposedly "soft" conference.

Here's the deal: I'm not going to go down the "which conference is toughest" road because it's a fruitless debate with no correct answer and it changes from year to year. I will, however, say this: What does it matter how "soft" USC's conference may or may not be when they go out every year and whip teams from the other conferences, too? Since 2002, coach Pete Carroll's team is 8-2 against the other BCS conferences (12-2 if you include Notre Dame), including wins over ACC champion Virginia Tech (2004), Big Ten champions Iowa ('02) and Michigan ('03), Big 12 champion Oklahoma ('04) and four wins over Auburn and Arkansas -- from the same SEC the Trojans would supposedly struggle in -- by a combined score of 167-48. Maybe it's time for fans of the other conferences to stop worrying about the Trojans' perceived "weak" schedule (which this year includes Nebraska, Notre Dame and Arkansas) and start worrying about how to beat them.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Josh Pinkerton Hurt, out for year - sheiza.

WHY!?!?! USC's Secondary just got worse.

An already weak/inexperienced link in an otherwise SOLID defense just got weaker. Initially, it looks like they will replace him with a true freshman on passing plays and one of 7 capable linebackers on running plays.

OK, Stuart Mandel. Welcome to idiots club - you get Premiere membership

The never ending accolades continue to fall on Notre dame for their squeaker win at Georgia Tech. Stuwart Mandel is the latest to insert the tongue into touchdown Jezus's ass.

In the same story he gives Notre Dame credit
"As a voter, why would I dock the Irish for a close win on the road against a quality ACC opponent?"

for not breaking a game wide open and punishing USC

"I'm not sure why people are making such a big deal out of USC's 50-point output against Arkansas -- 27 of them came late in the second half, when it was clear the game was over"

Excellent points Stewart. I think the rest of the universe (see all of the rankings) thinks that soundly beating a team counts for a little more than almost losing.

Good luck Notre Dame next week against a team that barely beat Akron University. You'll need it

Rankings: told you so....

USC will be #2 next week after a disappointing 14 days outside of the top 2 in the last 3 years. Pollsters: glad to see you got your head out of your ass. Assuming Ohio State wins next week (not a forgone conclusion by any stretch), it will probably be OSU (Michigan I am looking at you inquisitively ) and USC from here to Bowl time.

I really can't think of a better matchup this year...at least at this moment.

1. Ohio State (39) 1-0 1,568
2. Texas (7) 1-0 1,453
3. USC (3) 1-0 1,410
4. Notre Dame (8) 1-0 1,408
4. Auburn (3) 1-0 1,408
6. West Virginia (5) 1-0 1,356
7. Florida 1-0 1,191
8. LSU 1-0 1,185
9. Florida State 1-0 1,130
10. Michigan 1-0 841
11. Tennessee 1-0 839

Monday, September 04, 2006

Rankings coming out tomorrow:

After the 1st week of play, no top 10 (except lowly Cal) team has lost but some won "better" than others. Some played good teams, some played borderline division II teams (*COUGH*W. Virginia all season).

So let's look at the top teams:

1. Ohio State. Did well against a no name team with a good running back. congrats... You beat Texas next week, you can stay #1.
2. Notre Dame. Pulls out a squeaker vs. a mid-level team (Georgia Tech). "Heismen" quarterback doesn't throw a touchdown to "Heisman" receiver.
3. Texas. See #1. Next week will send 1 or 3 to #10
4. Auburn. beat Washinton State. Congrats. I really don't know what to say about this. Wa St. sucks, they will end up 3-9 with lucky wins against other shitty Pac 10 teams.
5. West Virginia. Played Marshall. See #4 Marshall sux too.
6. USC convincingly went into Arkansas and soundly beat them. Arkansas is on the level of Georgia Tech. USC SPANKED them last year and 2/3rds of the state turned out for the game/vengance. Expect them to go up.
7. Florida: Soundly beat Southern Miss. Not a top 25 team but solid.
8. LSU : Beat the Ragin' Cajuns. Not a big feat but still convincing.
9. Cal. I know they suck but I think they played below their already over-hyped level. Worst tackling ever. QB play was poor. OK Rushing. Meanwhile Tennessee, who had a losing record last year is back. Bye bye from top 10 for the rest of the year.
10. Oklahoma. Adrian Peterson+10. Hope he stays healthy.
11.The winner of Florida State - Miami...welcome to the top 10!

Prediction.USC and Florida move up. Notre Dame (and loser of Texas-Ohio State next week) move down.

Only a few weeks until USC attains its rightful place in the top 2.

Lou Holtz, idiot

How is this bitter old man allowed to commentate on National telivision? Is he bitter that his last game at Notre Dame was a huge loss to USC or is he just plain old dumb. I mean, statistically, USC has lost 2 games in the past 3.5 years. One to a National Champion by 3, the other to Cal in triple overtime.

USC has a very capable quarterback replacing Matt Leinart (who wasn't performing very well at the end of last season) and like 400 All American freshman runing backs competing for Reggie Bush and LenDale White's role's. Additionally, USC's defense is stronger than it has been in years. Receiving? Which 3 in the country are better than Smith, Jarrett and Turner? (answer: none)

Either he's an idiot or a grumy old man who keeps a grudge.
C. all of the above

Cal and the rest of the PAC-10 sucks. Everything else is great

So no big surprises this weekend except Cal got killed by a recovering from mediocrity SEC team. And this is the 2nd best PAc 10 team? Besides Arizona St, MAYBE Oregon and (I HATE to say this) UCLA the Pac 10 is horrible.

Not just horrible but so bad that the Pac-10 is in danger of being demoted to a non BCS league. I mean if you look at W. Virginia (Who beat newly-1997- Division 1-A school Marshall) and the dilemna they are dealing with (the "Big East Conference sucking to all hell and hopefully being tossed from the BCS), you have to wonder if the Pac-10 is next.

Look at the WAC. Fresno State? Up and coming. Boise State. Perennial. And don’t forget about the MAC or the Mountain West. Some solid teams.

Now look at the Pac 10. Washingtons? Horrible. Bay area? Useless. Arizona St. is at least trying but it definitely looks like a Conference on the decline. I think USC should perhaps start looking around at other leagues to join.

How about the SEC? :D