Monday, November 15, 2010


From the AP via ESPN:

Oklahoma State ends skid vs. Texas, nears first Big 12 South title

The losing streak is over. The ghosts of all those excruciating Texas comebacks are banished.

Maybe not forever, but for one big season at least, Oklahoma State has blown them all away.

Brandon Weeden passed for 409 yards and Kendall Hunter had two rushing touchdowns as Oklahoma State (No. 10 BCS, No. 12 AP) ended a 12-year losing streak to Texas with an emphatic 33-16 victory Saturday night.


Also from the AP via ESPN:

No. 5 LSU picks on Louisiana-Monroe in blowout

Although LSU was bounced from title contention in the Southeastern Conference, Ron Brooks, Lavar Edwards and Patrick Peterson kept the fifth-ranked Tigers convincingly in the hunt for a BCS bowl.

Brooks returned an interception for a touchdown, Edwards brought back a fumble for another, and Peterson's spectacular 85-yard interception return set up a TD in the fifth-ranked Tigers' 51-0 blowout of Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday night.


Coach Les Miles even suggested a remote possibility remained of sneaking back into national title contention, if LSU wins its remaining games against Mississippi and Arkansas, and if teams ahead of LSU in the BCS standings stumble.

"The SEC Western Division is very, very strong," Miles said. "Down the road if something were to happen, I think we will be considered on schedule strength alone, but I don't want to get too fired up until we get the next two games."


You know, I spent the opening weeks of the season praising Texas and lambasting LSU. Now the Longhorns are 4-6 and LSU is 9-1. Go figure. I mean, the Tigers looked really sloppy early on. Texas didn't look great or anything, but they seemed solid and ready to improve on the season. Even after the loss in Austin to UCLA, I was still optimistic. Fuck man, they ended up beating then number five Nebraska, in Lincoln, and then went back home and continued to lose. Meanwhile, LSU posted victory after victory. They didn't look good doing it, but they did it just the same. Sure, the Tigers lost to Auburn, but those other Tigers have put together one hell of a run, and all that's really left to challenge them is 'Bama, which has already lost to both LSU and South Carolina's Gamecocks: that is, Auburn has a really good shot at ending up facing Oregon in the national championship. So, regardless of how they do it, LSU is a great team, with only one loss to an even greater team.

Apparently, I don't know a god damned thing about football, which is why I get paid the big bucks to write about it.

Of course, none of this explains why you're continuing to read what I have to say.