Sunday, September 14, 2014

Do Us All A Favor ESPN, Piss off!

Ok ok, I get it. If the wife gets drunk and starts ragging your ass down to the ground in a public place, then backhands you, do not, I repeat DO NOT go Joe Frazier on her ass and give her the old left hook (at least not on camera). It could end your career.

I say that only partially in jest. Yes indeed what Ray Rice did was wrong, but the sista was acting the fool too. If a woman is drunk enough or stupid enough to backhand a guy who plays professional football and has had a drink or two himself, then hey, it's assumed risk in my view. Plus these two look like they've been down this road before, after all she was only Rice's fiancee at the time and has since married him.

So the guy lost his gig, I hope the feminists are happy. There was nary a peep out of them when OJ was busily defending himself from, what was it again, nearly beheading his ex-wife and stabbing some poor guy to death. Tammy Bruce who was big in NOW-LA documented it pretty well. NOW was told to sit OJ out quietly, and they did. Come to find out NOW is not really a "women's" group per se, it's just a progressive outfit who's assigned mission is "women's issues". There's a lot of that stuff in leftist circles. Most environment groups don't give two craps about the environment, if they did they'd be bitching up a storm about China, India and Brazil. No, what they care about is the power to control American energy and development...and NOW cares about terrorizing American males and putting females in positions of authority (as long as they're PROGRESSIVE females that is).

In addition to all the preaching we've had to put up with all weekend from the likes of those punks over at ESPN (and others), we now have a "lesbian athlete" telling us "America needs to reprogram the way we raise men". This sound advice comes from a lesbian who made a big deal a couple of years ago about how she "came out" to her teammates on the Colorado women's b-ball team. Really? I'm sure they were shocked! I would certainly like to hear her views but there are just a couple of troubling statements I need cleared up. First, she says "I'm not going down the road of pitting women against women" suggests to me she's coming at this from a female only perspective. Is not domestic violence a societal problem not restricted to this or that sex? Women beat the shit out of men too, women murder men too, and it's equally wrong. Second, terms like "throwing like a girl" are not demeaning women, unless you happen to be a lesbian basketball player (pardon the redundancy). There are clear differences between the sexes, and women that act like men and men that act like women will always be, well different. If society tries to "reprogram" males then look out for the law of unintended consequences. I don't know what the hell you'll get, but it won't be the "pajama boy" you seek.

ESPN needs to STFU! Their job is to broadcast and commentate on sport, not be a shill for progressives who's only goal is to tear down America and American institutions.

Hammeratic Review of College Gridiron Action: Week 3

It was a good day for Wahoos across the globe as the Cavs beats a ranked Louisville team at home, and being a spiteful, vindictive bunch they were equally thrilled when the Hokies stumbled in Blacksburg against East Carolina. Coming off their HUGE win at Ohio State last week a letdown can sometimes happen so I chalk this up to coaching. And trust me, ECU's win was no fluke. Va. Tech just seemed to be treading water the whole game. Tech did manage a rally late but it was a halfhearted effort. Well done ECU, my home-boys did good!

The Lamecocks got back on track beating Georgia in Williams-Brice, Texas A&M looks for real and Notre Dame is 3-0 whipping up on their perennial whipping boy Purdue University in South Bend. The Pac 12 went 7-1 against outside competition with the only surprise, and actually the upset of the week, Southern Cal losing to BC on the road. But I can see why that happened, Boston is a depressing shit-hole of a city full of wall-to-wall assholes. You have Guineas and half-wit Irishmen living on top of each other in squalor unfit for human habitation. I'd rather live in Detroit. So for those Southern California guys the whole depressing atmosphere must have been overwhelming and consequently lost focus thinking of nothing but getting the hell out of this dirty, filthy town full of dirty, filthy people. Whomever scheduled this game has some splanning to do.  

What's going on with the Big 10 I wonder? To begin with there are 14 teams now, NOT 10, FOURTEEN! So maybe ex-Carolina guard and Big 10 Commissioner Jim Delaney (he goes by "James" these days, isn't that special?) should get their math department involved. Anyway the conference is in trouble, and people are starting to notice. These guys just ain't that good anymore. Last week a good but not great Va. Tech breezes into the Horseshoe and whips shit outta Ohio State, Wisconsin folds to LSU down in Tigerland and Oregon kicks hell out of conference standard bearer Michigan State. This week Bowling Green beat Indiana, Iowa State beat Iowa, Washington over Illinois and on and on. Do I even need to mention Michigan and their fall from the heights of football royalty? I heard on the radio the other day it's been 19 years since the Big 10 had a first round quarterback pick, and I struggled to remember who it was. Jeff George, Art Schlichter, nope it was Kerry Collins from Penn State, and the Nittany Lions had only been in the league about 15 minutes!
Look I'm well aware the Big 10 has never been a passing league, and Lord knows they have feed the NFL linebackers and linemen and running backs like no other, but the game has changed, Woody Hayes is dead and they better get with the times if they want to turn things around. But who wants to go play in the ice and snow of Madison, Wisconsin or Ann Arbor, Michigan when they can play in Tallahassee? There you go!

Well that's it, congrats to CW again. Let's all be nice to him, UVA ain't that good so he's in for an emotional letdown. They got ranked BYU in Mormon country next week, so we'll see what they got.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Big Fat Friday Free For All

What's on your mind, this fine Friday?  I've just returned from the massage table, and I feel like a new (though large) man.

September 11 went as well as could be expected round these parts yesterday...never a great day.

Weighed in at a stout 189.4 this morning, though it has been a good week of eating and exercise.  The plain truth is I have to get rid of my left hip before I'm ever going to feel good exercising again....

Have a good weekend, friends.


Political Ruminations From the Heavy Drinker Perspective

     Well we made it through another 9/11 without getting a city burned to the ground. In my humble opinion the next major terrorist attack won't be just taking out a building or two, it's be much more catastrophic than that. 9/11 did what it did, but if I were a terrorist I'd be thinking: Ok taking out the World Trade Center was fine but it caused as many problems for us as it did the enemy. We need to ramp it up a lot if we want to demoralize these people and win. Not to say we won't go small with "independents" like those idiots in Boston, but next time we need to go VERY big or go home. Therefore in my view the next time we're hit we're probably talking big-time biologics or WMDs. I wish it weren't true but I swear I can see terrible things in our future. I need to move and not be so close to Fort Bragg. Has anybody out there ever been to Montana?
     The Prez sounded almost credible the other night but kids let me tell you something. This is a war with Islam, and I mean all of Islam including moderate Islam (if there is such a thing). Just because the Saudis are afraid of ISIS or ISIL or whatever it is, doesn't mean they're our buddies and pals. Under the right circumstances they'd turn on us in a heartbeat, and you can take that to the bank. There is no such thing as "radical" Islam, it's just those who choose to openly fight as opposed to those who war by other means. Again, this is a war, a war of values and cultures, plus it is a war of attrition and it will continue until somebody wins. The war was declared by Muhammad in the fifth century against any and all religions, and nothing has changed. Over the centuries Islam has stamped out a ton of religions (Babism is my favorite, unfortunately not what the name suggests) and those ragheaded bastards have put a lot of deities out of work. Christianity and Judaism are their immediate goals now, and they've made steady progress since the days of Jimmy Carter.
     So, what is to be done? In my view not a helluva lot. We can't isolate them economically, they have oil. We can't defeat them militarily, they're too big (geographically speaking, we can't go in and occupy Morocco to Indonesia). We can't get along with them because they won't play nice until Israel is gone and every Jew is dead, and even after that why would we believe they'd stop there? Their goal is a world-wide caliphate. If they achieved their goals in the Middle-East they would just press on. So what to do, hang on until such time as they gets nukes and we all burn up? I wish I had an answer short of World War III. 

     On a lighter note (but not much lighter) 9/10 came and went without much notice. What's 9/10 you say? Well my sports-illiterate friends, on September 10th. 1972 the Olympics conspired to cheat us out of our Gold Medals in the sport of basketball.
     Here's the rundown for all you youngsters. Up until that time the Americans had won all the Golds in basketball, and we did it with boys against men. All our guys were college athletes but most of the world fielded "national" teams that for all intents and purposes were professionals. Out '72 team was made up of some very good college players, but certainly not the best college players. The two most dominate players in college ball at the time, Bill Walton and David Thompson weren't on the team. Neither was Keith Wilkes or Henry Bibby from NCAA champs UCLA, or for that matter  All Americans like Tom Riker from South Carolina or Barry Parkhill from Virginia. Our coach Hank Iba was old, and OLD SCHOOL. He coached a slow methodical game and a lot of the kids weren't interested in playing 1940's set-shot basketball.
     Anyway if you're interested here a video that lays it all out. I remember the game, I remember the emotion and I still don't know who pissed me off the most, the Olympic officials, the Russians or the stupid ass American sports bureaucracy that couldn't get their shit together. But I can't help but imagine what the outcome would have been had we Walt Frazier, John Havlicek and Kareem.



     To keep you up to date on the Hagan-Tillis race, the NCAE (an offshoot of the NEA) and Emily's List are running commercials attacking Republicans with some very interesting ads. They got a 7% wage increase this year and apparently that's a declaration of war. The story behind the story is that in 2012 after the Republican "takeover" of the legislature and executive they immediately passed a bill that the state would no longer collect dues for the NCAE. Their membership dropped by about 20% overnight. Well, this will not stand says the teachers union which adamantly denies it is a union. So it's full on war, and since NC is next in line as a "swing state" the national leftist organizations are taking an interest.
Now, the "cuts" she's talking about are a lie, at least according to the Washington Post and WRAL. But hey, that never stopped a union. Hell there's one ad of a teacher in Cary (median income $85.00k per year) saying the schools are so poor she doesn't have a textbook! Lord Lord Lord, what a load of bollox! I can't find the ad on youtube so I think they've pulled it due to it's high bullshit quotient. I'm sure even the low info crowd wouldn't fall for that one. But I expect more of this kinda stuff, stay tuned.  
   

Sunday, September 7, 2014

The Hammer's College Football RoundUp: Week 2 (or 3, depends on how you count it)

Well let's get right to critiquing this week's BIG TIME college football action. Yesterday in Charlottesville...HA HA, GOT YA! Yeah I know, UVA beat piddly little Richmond 45-13 and CW attended wearing this ridiculous straw fedora. It's been pointed out to him time and again that only Cubans and maricones wear such things but he won't listen. Whatcha gonna do?
Now back to the action: "Bama wore out Florida Atlantic yesterday at home. Not exactly big time but I like FAU (that's why I brought it up). Went to a soiree or two there back in my Florida days, man that might be the prettiest campus in the country. None of this old, tired faux Ivy League looking stuff, just palm trees and babes! Here's a good example, the FAU dance team (if I were younger Arthur Murray here I come). Anyway Alabama wore their asses out as one might expect.

The game of the week was #7 Michigan State at Oregon, and I think we can safely say the Quack Attack is back. The Spartans looked pretty good in the first half leading 24-18 at the break but The Ducks came out smoking in the second half with four touchdowns. Oh well. Tough times in Michigan these days, State loses and Big Blue looked like they had a case of big blue balls....maybe Wayne State won, must have a look. 

CW's second favorite team (after everybody else including the Red Army hockey squad), the unranked and unheralded (that'll sure change!) Virginia Polytechnic and State University Hokies went to the Shoe in Columbus, Ohio and kicked the living shit out of Ohio State currently ranked #8 by ESPN (that'll sure change!). I saw a bit of the game before the Cutty Sark and percocets kicked in properly and Va. Tech looked pretty darn good. They had a lot of chances to fold, and oh boy that's easy to do in front of 100K screaming rednecks (of the midwestern variety), but they didn't. Plus their offense looks like it actually makes sense. For years they opened up with 1st. down, halfback off tackle for a two yard gain. 2nd. down, fullback up the middle no gain. 3rd. and 8, what the hell do we do? Screw it, let's go off tackle again. Look, they won a lot of games but Jeez Louise, this ain't 1965 and the Bear is dead (don't mention that to any Alabama folks you know, you might get the hell knocked out of you). 

In local ACC play Clemson mauled SC State (they might want to consider scheduling them FIRST game), #21 UNC (please bitch!) hung on again San Diego State at home, the mighty Wolfpack came back against (do I have to say it?) Old Dominion after getting dominated most of the game (I'm convinced the football Gods are just toying with Wolfpack-Nation, trying to give hope where there is none). Duke looked good, Ga. Tech looked good and FSU looked good, all against chumps. I'd say if Flawda State is gonna get any competition in this league it'll be from Va. Tech. but you never know, Louisville or Duke might sneak one in.

Well that's it for this week. Next week Louisville is at Virginia (CW will call in sick for that one), NCSU in down in Tampax, Florida to take on the South Florida Bulls (coincidentally bull was my college nickname) and the biggie, Tennessee at Oklahoma (both 2-0). 

C-ya, wouldn't wanna be ya. 


UVA 45 Richmond 13

At the tailgate before the game, there was some trepidation among the esteemed Sigma Chis, their wives, children, and guests.  Richmond was an FCS Ranked team, we have a bit of a QB controversy, and we don't really yet know what this team is about.  Feeling for some reason very confident, I predicted a 30 point victory.  Off by a bit.

Both QB's played well, though Matt Johns seemed to make the offense click better, and he clearly is more comfortable moving around in the backfield.  Richmond moved the ball on us big time, but it was almost all in the air--very little running game.

Our offensive coordinator needs to realize that no one fears our running game and since we cannot apparently pass on first or second down, we don't move the ball efficiently.  A lot of teams use the run to set up the pass, we need to use the pass to set up the run...soften the LB's up a bit.

I've never sat in that stadium and been hotter--sweated like a stuffed pig.  But my, was I stylin'.....


Friday, September 5, 2014

AFTER THE BLACKOUT: Psychotic Ramblings From an Alcohol Damaged Brain

Ladies and gents, running for political office in a competitive race is a little like a science fiction movie, no matter how great the special effects the movie still needs a good story. Not necessarily a great story, but a GOOD story. Republicans don't seem to get that because their story sucks.
This go round we've got some real competitive races going on and we've got a real opportunity to hang a monster defeat on the Democrats, and it appears we're blowing it. Hagan in North Carolina, Mark Pryor in Arkansas and Mary Landrieu in Louisiana should all be behind by double digits by now. But they are not, quite the contrary. Why is that friends? All are from states that Mitt Romney carried in 2012! Every advantage (apart from money) falls to the Republicans. So why?
Well I can't speak to what's going on in other states but let me say this, the first time I've ever heard Hagan's opponent Thom Tillis speak was in the debate the other night and I still haven't the foggiest idea what the man stands for. As far as I can tell he has no message other than attack Hagan for being Hagan. My first impression is that Tillis is not ready for prime time. He looked tentative and scared. He didn't even attempt to set the record straight on some of these boiler-plate Democrat charges being run in ads funded by Soros & Company (along with a little Chinese, Russian and Middle-East money I hear). I'm a little surprised Hagan didn't accuse him of pulling her hair from behind (who would do such a thing!?). Tillis just stayed on message, his boring God damn, NRSC political consultant approved message. The man couldn't sell half-price hooch at an AA meeting!
I suspect the same thing is going on in Arkansas and Louisiana. When oh Lord will the Republicans learn? Ok I get it, the Republicans nominated a few yahoos lately, but the answer isn't go boring or play-it-safe. Some guy who looks the part but has a lousy, uninspiring middle-of-the-road message is the road to defeat. It's like Steven Jobs said, people often times don't know what they want until you show it to them. Consultants can poll and focus group to their hearts content but if their candidate can't or isn't allowed to sell a clear conservative message (a VERY good story) then they will lose. I expect Hagan to pull out a squeaker.

I've been reading America by Dinest D'Souza and Blood Feud by Edward Klein, both excellent reads. But for the life of me I still can't decide whether Obama's destruction of the middle-class and consequently America (the middle-class IS America) is by design or default. I guess it's a chicken or the egg thing. Is our destruction just a consequence of Obama's insane policies or is Obama destroying us with his insane policies? In other word is it ineptitude or deliberate? D'Souza suggests willful destruction, however Klein makes the case for incompetence citing a variety of reasons and examples of Obama's unsuitability for the job. I guess they're both right, sometimes it's a particle, sometimes a wave. In the end it doesn't really matter, destruction is destruction.

I was sad to see the passing of Joan Rivers. She was one of the great old comics like Rodney Dangerfield, Don Rickles and George Carlin. She had a quick wit and at times was very funny. Sgt. Major liked to watch here on, gosh what was it(?) Runway Police or something (on one of those chick channels). Anyway it was a show where a bunch of snarky bitches critique celebrity fashion at the Oscars and Emmys and stuff. They show a clip of some dweeb asking Scarlett Johansson about her dress and shoes who made it etc. I always thought that was a little junior high, as in "you gotta have the right shoes or you're just an idiot" kinda way. Anyway then Joan and Ozzie Osborne's daughter (and usually a homo so over-the-top-gay Elton John's pool boy would kick his ass for being so queer!) would say how great they looked or take shots at them. I watched for the fashion of course, had nothing at all to do with Ms. Johansson's tits being front and center. I recall Joan commenting on some woman's red dress, something along the lines of "Does she look in the mirror before she leaves home? My God she looks like a blood clot".
Anyway, RIP Joan, I for one will miss you.

Big Fat Friday Free For All

Aw, what's the matter friend? Your Cheesehead buddies get pounded in their opener?  Have your nude selfies made their way out into the public domain?  Did your "Desperate Housewife" defense go down in flames?

Share your pain, folks.  Lots of sympathetic minds here!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

First Day of School

An early Fall view of our lane
As I write this, Kitten #2 is enjoying the last 27 minutes of Summer, blissfully asleep until rudely awakened by the march of time.  Kitten #1 starts classes today too, and I imagine she is also still asleep.  Kitten of All Kittens--She Who Loves Summer Like No Other--also is abed.  I am up to greet the day early, as is my custom, but as I sat here I realized that I was the only person in my family excited about the first day of school.  I've always been that way, mostly because I always liked school.  My girls like school just fine, but if given the choice between going and spending their time doing Summer things, I know what would win out.

The Kitten is another story altogether.  She takes Summer Worship to a whole new level, luxuriating in the soupy heat of it and the slow pace.  She gets genuinely down every year around the 10th of August after realizing the season is almost gone and the lists constructed in May have not been substantially completed.  I've begun to hear the resident geese making a bit of noise lately, and it puts me in an Autumn state of mind thinking about their Northern cousins who will winter over here and offer themselves up for my dining pleasure.  While it is going to be 94 degrees here today, I still am thinking Fall, and the dying embers of Summer have no impact on me whatsoever.

Soon, very soon, we'll have the first chilly night.  The leaves on the trees in the lane will begin to turn.  The annual "shouldn't we close the pool for the season" conversation will occur.  The sound of geese in the cove and overhead will become constant. I'll renew my hunting licenses and make a reservation with Mudge to sit freezing in a tree all day and listen to my friends shoot deer.

No, the first day of school never made me down.  Because it is the real first day of Fall, the best season of all.


Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Oracle of Tickbite College Football Review: Week 1

Well first off I was gonna commend Virginia for a good showing against UCLA, but CW already beat me to it. It's the first game so who knows, but certainly CW has reconsidered his morbidly pessimistic view of the Wahoos. But it cannot be said CW is a fair-weather fan, he loves those bums. (by the way, take a gander to the left, those Southern California schools still understand what cheerleading is all about don't they? Jesus H. Christ, what feminism has wrought!)

So, now lets get down to it going from low to high. My dearly beloved Wolfpack came back against a pretty good Georgia Southern squad. Georgia Southern you ask, aren't they just a bunch of Div II clowns? Well yes they are, and those clowns have won 6 National Championships and their last outing was in the Swamp where they handed the Flawda Gators an ass whipping. You might recall a few years back another Div II school that cruised into Ann Arbor, Michigan and hung one on the #5 or 6 team in the country before 110,000 admiring fans, so don't discount Div II too much. Speaking of which there was a rematch yesterday that wasn't quite so unexpected, Big Blue beat Appalachian State 52-14. Oh well, ski season is coming up.

In top 25 action I guess the biggest surprise (wouldn't call it an upset) the Lamecocks of South Carolina lost to Texas A&M 52-28 at home. Plus judging by the boxscore it didn't really look close. Spurrier has a great home opener record so this must really be a bummer for the fans. Note to S.C., schedule a donkey first game! It was a tough day all around in the Palmetto State, Clemson lost to Georgia 45-21.

The best game was Wisconsin down in Tigerland against LSU. The Badgers folded the tent in the second half allowing a 17 point rally eventually losing 28-24. So those corn-fed, freckle-faced white boys go home crying in their Budweiser (of which they consume by the pitcher).

Can you believe they have UNC at preseason #23? They beat Jerry Falwell U 56-29 yesterday in Kenan. OK OK, it was just a scrimmage but even still, Liberty shouldn't have scored a point. You know this Carolina corruption thing is not just about sports rivalries. We all hate UNC athletics and justifiably so. They're a bunch of arrogant pricks! They're the kind of people where you know you go to a frat party in Chapel Hill because you got a buddy who knows somebody there and anyway you go and you have a few and you hook up with a smoking hot Tar Hellian coed and you take her upstairs and shag the ass off her and she does tricks you haven't seen since the circus was in town and anyway you call her the next day and it's like, "Who the hell is this? Oh right, was that you?" and the next time you see her she's with some CW looking ponce wearing a Carolina blue blazer and a UNC baseball cap. See what I mean? That dear friends is the Carolina way!

Well that's it, see ya next week.

The President Has Run Out of Political Capital

PBO in his summer weight suit--The Audacity of Taupe
This week's admission by the President that he lacked a comprehensive strategy for combating ISIL in Syria and Iraq raises the ugly truth that for all his supposed political dexterity, President Obama has simply run out of political capital.

Let's face it.  Being President of the United States is an unusually difficult job.  I cannot even begin to understand the pressure under which that man operates every day, and the dark things with which he has to contend.  But Mr. Obama's position is no different than any other President's...the job was tough for all of them.  Where Mr. Obama's Presidency differs is the degree to which he has squandered the political capital he amassed as the darling of the media, the darling of the left (but I repeat myself), the darling of the young, and the darling of the apolitical. Five and a half years into his Presidency, the President is alone, marginalized, and treading water.

As the linked to article says, a politician makes a "gaffe" when he accidentally tells the truth.  Putting aside for a second the obvious truth that by saying there is no strategy the President leaves himself open to fears among the governed that he isn't up to the job...the strong likelihood that he was telling the truth, and the degree to which the truth was simply unacceptable to the media and the chattering class (my member number is 2387490) is just another sign of the utter lack of capital the man possesses.  The media is increasingly hostile to the President, slow to realize the degree to which he has been a disappointment though quick to natter on about how he hasn't been as cooperative with them as they would like.

The left has also turned on the President, for seemingly not being left enough.  Cornell West's deeming of the President as a "counterfeit" is just one of the many cries from the left indicating their discomfort with Obama. Folks like me and many of the readers of this President have been from the beginning, hostile to his programs and his ideology, but this turn from the left is noteworthy.

The Kitten is a relatively apolitical being, but even she had to admit that she has more and more conversations with friends who are also apolitical--but who voted (twice)--where those friends indicate their disdain for the President and their regret at having voted for him.

How did all this happen?  Well, for one thing, I have to conclude that the golfing thing really is hurting the President.  The scenes of him running off for the golf club after crying his crocodile tears for a beheaded journalist strike many a simple person as unpresidential.  We all get that he needs time off -- but the manner in which he is pursuing it is rubbing people the wrong way.  Don't come at me now with your "well, Eisenhower golfed...."  Yes, he did.  And he won World War II.  And he didn't serve during the days of a 24 hour cable news cycle.  The comparison is idiotic.  Hell, Roosevelt (T) road horses all the time.

Secondly, his foreign policy choices are increasingly questionable.  The President's pollsters tell him that the American public is war-weary and that they don't want to get involved in entanglements abroad.  They are right.  I think the American public does feel that way.  But the American public also likes being top-dog, they like our power and influence in the world, and they like knowing that we CAN do something about things even if we DON'T.  Here is where the President is failing.  He is so obsessed with the former that the latter concern escapes him.  And the public is losing confidence as a result.  They have come to believe that we don't act because we are incapable of acting, and that is causing deep in their bones anxiety that plays out in their support (or lack of it).

Finally, although the media did their best to deny and obfuscate, enough truth about Obamacare has gotten out that the public (appropriately) believes they were lied to.  Serially.  Blatantly.  The trust is gone and Mr. Obama's Presidency is gone with it.

Can he recover?  Never say never.  But the likelihood is low, and we will find ourselves in 2016 with the interesting
spectacle of Democratic candidate(s) running against the "transformational" President that they were in love with just a few short years ago.


UCLA 28 UVA 20

UVA replacement QB Matt Johns (Courtesy: Daily Progress)
Went down to Charlottesville  for the home opener yesterday against #7 (and Lee Corso's pick to win it all) UCLA and expected to get beaten like a drum.  Instead, I came away with a sneaky suspicion that we aren't as bad as I thought and that we might beat a few teams this year.

Our offense gave away three touchdowns...two pick six and a fumble recovery for a touchdown.  Starter Grayson Lambert looked horrific, the play calling was terrible, and it looked to be a long game.

But the defense was pretty damn good....we put pressure on UCLA's star QB all day.  We gave up some big plays, but that's something we always do.  The suspect offensive line didn't give up any sacks... and our second string QB came in and led the team on two scoring drives and got us deep inside UCLA territory at 5:50 left with the score 28-20.  We were in position to send it to overtime...and then disaster.  First down up the gut....nothing.  Second down up the gut...nothing.  Third down...you guessed it...up the gut.  Fourth down incomplete, that's the ball game.

But the third down play was not supposed to be a run.  It was signaled in as a pass and the replacement QB (who may have earned a starting job), went to his wrist band, pulling off the wrong play.  While that excuses the horrible third down play...it does nothing to excuse the first and second down plays.  Simply horrible.

All that said, it was a beautiful day, was with awesome people, and we played a good team tough.  Hope springs eternal...

Friday, August 29, 2014

Big Fat Friday Free For All

Aw, what's the matter, Chief?  Your home opener this Saturday against the #7 team in the country?  Got "no strategy" for ISIL?  Share your pain, it makes it hurt less.

No weigh-ins for me.  Giant. Slovenly. Slothful.

UVA's football season, you ask?  Well, here it is:

vs UCLA  (L)
vs Richmond (W)
vs Louisville (L)
at BYU (L)
vs Kent State (W)
vs Pitt (L)
at Duke (L)
vs  UNC (L)
at Ga Tech (L)
at Fl State (L)
vs Miami (L)
at Va Tech (L)

Is Virginia this bad?  Well, no, not really.  They will be better than they were last year.  But the schedule is crushing and everyone else is better.  Hell, Richmond is one of the best teams in their division and could easily take this game, what with two former Virginia QB's on their roster...

The last six games is going to be brutality.  But win or lose, I am a Wahoo.  Wahoowa.


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