Before Bowling Green took the field against Temple yesterday, I meant to put up my usual optimistic, yet way off the final numbers prediction for a final score. I was going to go with 45-10. Maybe even 41-10. Needless to say when I first saw a score of the game, it was 42-9…AT HALFTIME. 28 more points (including a fourth-string touchdown later), and they get a 70-16 win. It looks more like a bad high school girls basketball game than a Division I-A football score, but I’ll take it. Sure, it was only against Bill Cosby U., but after watching that joke of a performance against Northern Illinois the week before.
Also in college football yesterday, I’m hating that the Michigan team that showed up in the first half of the Indiana game yesterday is the one I’m getting way too familiar with, as compared to the team that was out there in the second half, making plays, scoring points, and generally just having an easy time against an easy team. If they don’t start coming out of the gate with a little more fire, there are some long games ahead of them in the Big Ten. (Read: Purdue. That team is just plain scary right now.)
Not to poke fun at the less fortunate, but even Bowling Green has a better record against Northwestern in the last 10 months. *grin*
I’m thankful during the long nights at work that college football runs pretty much from noon to midnight on TV, and I don’t even mind watching Tennessee every single week, but if I have to hear one more time from some sideline reporter reminding me that Tennessee QB Eric Ainge is former Boston Celtic punk Danny Ainge’s nephew, I might break something. Oh, and while Tennessee was getting an Auburn flavored pigskin shoved up their collective Rocky Tops, it was all of a sudden not a good idea to run an offense with two freshmen QB’s, even though last week when they were winning, it was the greatest thing in the world. I hate TV people, really I do.
On a side note, apparently Pete picked Dallas, not Washington last week, so he actually is kicking my ass worse than imagined. Through three weeks, he leads 30-16 to 25-21. Unfortunately, as a couple of Browns fans, we’ll be forced to pick against them, effectively making that a push every week. And Pete, if the Browns take Kyle Orton with the first pick in the draft, start sizing him up for a McDonald’s name tag. And then toss me into Lake Erie, please.