Cheating, lying, fakery, rape, conspiracy, and murder—these are the contemporary Notre Dame values. And covering the entire foul stench of putrid immorality is a blue cloak dyed green, stolen from the Virgin now stripped bare by those who denigrate her name to justify their filthy actions. This grotesque hypocrisy is the worst of these athletes’ and administrators’ many obscene transgressions.
You have to read the first several grafs to experience this fully – I quote the first, because, um, well, er, follow:
On a night they summoned memories of the Four Horsemen, they were delivered only the Apocalypse.Instead of winning one for the Gipper, they lost one for the ages.On a night when myth and magic were punched in the face by McCarron and Lacy, Notre Dames return to glory became a return to gory after a 42-14 beating by Alabama in the BCS championship game.
Of all the wrap-up commentaries regarding The Big Game, this is by far the most cited in my Feed. The cliches go on and on and on and on … and yeah, just because this is normal in sports-writing, it drives me nuts. It’s probably why I enjoy non-sportswriter-sportswriting. No offense to Plaschke, but this is really bad writing.
Growing tired of the college football kabuki theater that is its absence of a playoff, its weird bowl system, the BCS and the growing sense that everyone good is cheating and everyone else is getting paid, I lost interest in the sport I once loved. Yes, there was a time in my life I preferred college football to the NFL, but there was also a time in my life when I thought Colin Powell made some good points. When I was a child etc.
Last season was a kind of Godfather paradigm-y thing for me: I thought I was out, and they pulllllled me back in! Yeah, my alma mater, Poke State, had its Best Season Ever, and were it not for a disastrous performance in Aimes-IA following a school tragedy the night before, the Pokes were looking at playing for a title. I don’t equivocate such things, I’m just recalling what happened. That said, the Pokes put together a great season, won a BCS game that was just as meaningless – in theory, not semiotically – as the long-dead Blockbuster Bowl, and I was back in.
I was in OKC when this happened, and I didn’t see it live, but it happened on my dad’s birthday. Bonus: note that Bob Griese points out Michigan was weak on the side where the shit goes down. The second-best Hail Mary evah bro….
There is, however, one person who understands Walker’s situation: former Rutgers defensive tackle Eric LeGrand. A collision in a 2010 game against Army left LeGrand paralyzed from the neck down. Since then, his story and rehabilitation has been an inspiration to the college football world.
“Right now, he is in shock,” LeGrand said of Walker to the USA Today. “He has no idea what is going to happen to his body or how his life is going to change. Basically everything that is unknown is so scary. It’s one of the scariest things in life because you have no idea where your life is about to take you.”
Yesterday, I referenced the fun of finally finding a team more fun to root against than USC, and that is of course Pedo State…
Dayum – I thought Poke State had a day…
GALESBURG, Ill. – Eureka College senior quarterback Sam Durley (Roanoke, Ill./Roanoke-Benson H.S.) broke an NCAA single-game record with 736 passing yards, one of six school records broken on Saturday, helping the Red Devils come from behind for a 62-55 non-conference victory over Knox in the inaugural Abraham Lincoln Bowl at the Knosher Bowl in Galesburg, Ill. Durley’s effort broke the previous single-game record of 731 yards held by Menlo’s Zamir Amin on Oct. 7, 2000.
Durley finished the game 34-for-52 with five touchdown passes, including a pair of strikes to junior wideout Jake Bane (Dana, Ill./Fieldcrest H.S./Monmouth) in the final two minutes of the game to cap a run of 17 unanswered points by the Red Devils. Durley’s final touchdown pass, a 13-yard toss to Bane with 20 seconds remaining, gave the Red Devils their first lead of the afternoon that eventually held up as the final 62-55 score.
In addition to the single-game NCAA record, Durley broke Eureka’s all-time passing yardage, attempts and passing touchdown records on Saturday. The senior now has 6,095 career passing yards, 792 attempts and 48 touchdowns. Each mark bested the previous record held by Durley’s former teammate Nick Lindsey (2006-09). Durley is the first Red Devil in program history to throw for 6,000 yards.
Although not displayed here before, this 12 minutes of ranting is gold for any number of reasons, but at its heart, it explains in explicit detail how hitched NFL fans get to their teams. This is a Redskins rant, a team I loathe (they beat the Giants in both meetings of last year’s Championship Campaign), but jeebus, that passion.
12 minutes, and worth every second.
If a video could have a caption, I think this one’s would read, “Because fuck you, that’s why.”
Giant-Jets/Cowboys-Chargers double-header tonight. I lapse into psycho mode for Giants football, but the preseason doesn’t do it for me. That said, you don’t think I’ll not be staring at a screen for the next seven hours?
See also: that caption.