What a weekend!
Oh my, what a weekend!
All in all, it was one heck of a weekend in sports!
Now, first off, I didn't get to see the OU-Texas game for the first time in 10 years! The first time since I was a freshman at OU! Un-friggin'-belivable!
The "nationally" televised game was NOT televised in New York! Can you believe they televised the Iowa-Penn St. game? Wh-wh-what? You gotta be kidding me! There is no way on God's green earth that Iowa-Penn St. is a bigger game than OU-Texas! No way! Not ever! Regardless of polls! The Iowa-Penn St. game will never, never, ever be as a big a game in any year, under any circumstances, as the OU-Texas game. Unbelievable!
I tried to call my cable operator, Time Warner Central New York, to order ESPN Game Plan which was showing the OU-Texas game. The ESPN site clearly stated that you could order Game Plan by the week for $21.95. But, Time Warner told me they only sold the entire season. The entire season costs $129. I don't want the entire season...I only wanted this week. OMG!
But, I followed the score on the tv and ABC/ESPN cut away from the Iowa-Penn St. game with about 4 minutes to go in the OU-Texas game, so I was able to see the end. And today (Sunday), ESPNU showed the game so I watched it today.
But seriously, Iowa-Penn St. over OU-Texas? What're they smokin'?
My Sooners looked absolutely amazing against UT. They didn't dominate the shorthorns the way they did their first four opponents, but they played a solid, well-played game and I'm telling you Sam Bradford is looking friggin' amazing!
If Bradford stays healthy it is going to be one stupendously awesome next couple of years!
The Sooners can't get ahead of themselves though because we've got the #11 Missouri Tigers coming into Memorial Stadium on Saturday. This is just another big game for the Sooners...heck, even ESPN GameDay will be there for this one.
That should tell you how big this game is...as if any of the Sooners games aren't big (ok, maybe North Texas wasn't big)! Now as long as Corso doesn't pick the Sooners and impart his friggin' gypsy curse on us!
And, in case you missed it...the Stanford Big Trees beat USC in the Coliseum!
Things are startin' to fall into place for OU to still have an outside shot at a championship. With Kentucky, Wisconsin and USC falling it opened up enough room for OU to jump up in the polls.
The only downside is that LSU won their game against Florida. Florida was firmly in control of that ballgame until they announced that USC had lost to Stanford. That just fired up LSU and they never looked back after that.
I'm not sure what's most out of whack about the football polls right now...the fact that USF (the University of South Florida has a football team? Since when?) is in the top 5, or the fact that the Kansas Jayhawks are ranked ahead of Texas and it's not a basketball poll?
You can't make this stuff up. Between the Appalachian State win over Michigan, Notre Dame's 0-5 start, and the Stanford Big Trees upsetting USC at home, it has been one hell of a football season! And we're just halfway through the regular season with the BCS poll due out next week!
Can you believe it?
The Patriots are looking fan-dang-tastic and are 5-0! Assuming Dallas wins their game against Buffalo on Monday night, next weeks game against what could be a 5-0 Dallas looks to be huge!
I think, with the exception of Holocaust Day (aka Columbus Day), that October may be the best month of the year! Think about it...
- football (college & pro) is in full swing
- baseball is in the playoffs
- basketball is about to start
- hockey is starting
- Soccer/Futball is in full swing
Thanks Be to God and Boomer Sooner!