Monday, October 13, 2008

Weekend Review

WHO WAS AWESOME:

1. Gopher Football. Nice to finally be able to put them up in this category instead of down below, but they belong here after a very nice win at Illinois on Saturday. I won’t even emphasize how the Illinois were pretty much able to move up and down the field at will, and basically did everything in their power to give the game away and still managed to almost win. Instead, I’ll focus on the Gophers’ ability to make the big play when needed, whether the big run by Eskridge or VanDeSteeg getting after The Juice and causing yet another Illini turnover. Any way you want to slice it, this is a huge win for the program, and it really shows that they have come along way, even since last season. Although let’s not start talking Rose Bowl just yet, nerds. For a better breakdown on the game, check out Buck Bravo and The Gopher Football blog's takes.

2. Baseball Playoffs. How awesome are the baseball playoffs? It’s this time of the year when I really don’t understand those folk who dislike baseball. I can kind of get it during the regular season, since it is quite long with the 162 games – even though it’s perfect to me. But during the playoffs here? The awesome fun of the couple of extra inning games already? Watching Evan Longoria in his first playoffs, leading the young, awesome, fun Rays against the dirty evil Red Sox. Watching Cole Hamels and Dice K slice up the opposing batters, and just the whole overall dynamic where every game means so much. It’s just so awesome.

3. Andre Johnson. Speaking of awesome, did you see how the incredible and uncoverable Andre Johnson run around the Miami Dolphins secondary like they were children? The guy is just straight up amazing. Ten catches for 178 yards and a TD and it doesn’t even look like he’s trying. So good.

4. Penn State. Maybe the Big Ten does have an actual good team this year, just not the one everyone thought it would be at the beginning of the season. The Nittany Lions dismantled Wisconsin 48-7 over the weekend in Madison, running their Big Ten record to 3-0. With a win in the books over Illinois as well, they only have a game at Ohio State and a home game against Michigan State left to deal with. After everything else that happened this weekend, Penn State is up to #3 in the country and has a shot to end up in the National Title Game. Woo hoo! Go Big Ten!

5. Indianapolis Colts. If you're going to make a statement, why not make it against a top defense when your starting running back gets hurt after just two carries? Peyton shredded the overrated Ravens defense to the tune of 271 yards and 3 scores in a 31-3 Colts' win that ended up pretty much being a game of call your own score.

WHO SUCKED

1. Vikings. Wow, just wow. And not in a good way. A 13 point favorite at home against a team that is bottom five in the league in passing yards allowed, rushing yards allowed, and points allowed and you manage to come up with 12 points, 10 by the offense? And pretty much need to be bailed out by the refs to end up winning this game? Might was well forget about the playoffs at this point. Sure it’s a win, but this can’t be a proud day for that weirdo we saw at the Fridley Legion Saturday night wearing a Vikings hat, Vikings shirt, and Vikings pants. Yes, Vikings pants.

2. Patriots. I guess at least the Vikings won, unlike New England, who embarrassed themselves all over national TV against the Chargers last night, going down 30-10. I guess Tom Brady is pretty important to that team after all, especially since, with the exception of one long TD against Miami, Randy Moss has pretty much turned into Bobby Wade with Cassel running the show. Or maybe the problem last night was that Maroney was hurt? That's probably it.

3. Top 4 Ranked College Football Teams (Except Alabama). Now, as Snacks mentioned to me, some of these probably shouldn't be called "upsets", but three of the top four teams went down hard (insert your own joke) this weekend. #1 Oklahoma lost to Texas, #3 Missouri lost to Oklahoma State, and #4 LSU got beat by Florida. The only real upset here was the Mizzou loss, particularly being at home. Losing to Texas at a "neutral" site or losing at Florida is nothing to be ashamed of and shouldn't really be considered at upset, but because college football's way to crown a national champion is so awesome, these teams are probably screwed now. I LOVE THE BCS!!!!!!11

4. Josh Beckett/Scott Kazmir. I was all excited to watch this big Kazmir/Beckett matchup on Saturday night, expecting a nice, tight, low scoring game, probably well under the post Over/Under of 8 runs. Instead I got Livan Hernandez vs. Carlos Silva. Kazmir "outdueled" Beckett, both not even getting out of the fifth, Kaz giving up five runs, Beckett eight. Beckett was pretty much the opposite of his big-time playoff pitcher reputation, getting absolutely smashed, while Kazmir, an excellent strikeout pitcher (led AL in K/9) suddenly turned into Nick Blackburn*, continually getting two strikes on guys and then letting them hit the ball very hard where there wasn't a fielder or sometimes even over the fence like that little weiner nerd Dustin Pedroia. Anyway they both sucked. And why the hell is the Tampa/Boston game at 3:30 today? Super irritating.

5. The DWG Jinx. I'm not exactly sure if this is awesome or sucks. Sometimes it happens to teams I actually like and/or talk up and it sucks, but to have this kind of power is pretty awesome. Last week, I mentioned Missouri, Vanderbilt, and the NFC East all as being awesome. Both Missouri and Vandy lost to inferior teams, while the Cowboys were upset by the Cardinals and the Skins gave the Rams their first win. Previous version of the Weekend Review talked up CC Sabathia who then got bombed in the playoffs, Scott Baker and the Twins who then lost to the White Sox, and East Carolina who were then upset by a crappy team to kill their BCS hopes. Now, I'm not saying this is all proof of a DWG Jinx or anything, but it's definitely something to keep an eye on. And let me just say, The Red Sox are totally awesome and will kick the crap out of everyone.


* comparison originally made by Snacks

17 comments:

Siouxper Sioux Fan said...

FYI to everyone.I Sent a sweet WCHA Hockey Preview to WWWW on friday.....needless to say he never posted it.
Can you say......GAY! Nice MN sports blog with no hockey preview opening weekend. loser

Bear said...

Talk about coincidence, I was just going to ask if Snake is going to do his weekly hockey preview this season. It looks like it's time to get this blog jumping again. I know you hate it W, but nothing gets the chatter flowing like college puck.

WWWWWW said...

I don't know where Snake is with the hockey preview. That crap seriously started already? Wow. I only check my DWG email like once a week, so I didn't see the Souix Fan's preview. I'll get it posted.

WWWWWW said...

Ok, I do have an email from Mama Dawger with a preview that apparently Snake asked her to do. It will take me some time to proofread it so it's actually readable, but I will have it up this afternoon or evening.

Bear said...

Let me see if I'm clear on this. The Todd writes a WCHA preview last season, Snake belittles his preview, Snake overthrows The Todd as DWG's college hockey contributor, Snake is now too busy, delegates the WCHA preview to Momma Dawger. Aren't you, W, the one that should be delegating?

Let me guess, she wrote, UND will win the WCHA, the Sioux tribe loves the fact that it is the mascot for a predominantly white university, Hitler wasn't really that bad of a guy, and the Gophers suck.

Siouxper Sioux Fan said...

That about covers it Bear. haha

Siouxper awesome Siouxfan said...

By the way WWWW my preview was most certainly readable.....
unless you dont speak
North Dakotan,hey????
Then I guess that is your problem.

PS. Your makin me look stupid. gosh

The Todd said...

Did Okposo come back this year or head to the pros?

Anonymous said...

Todd this is exactly why you got the boot from hockey posts.....because you dont know anything about hockey.

S.S.S said...

Hey siouxper retarded, you're (your) making yourself look stupid. Also, what do you think of your craptascular team now. UND's goalies look like sht, surprise surprise that the most overrated hobey baker winner still can't play and where will you be without all the other losers that left the land of the racist, inbred, women hating, white man.

Bear said...

Anonymous, I think that's satire. Just a shot dark, but I think it's satire.

Siouxper Sioux Fan said...

S.S.S.- You sound like the angry version of snake. Quit stealing his lines....inbred, racist.... really? Real original what did you look at old hockey posts and just copy and paste parts of snakes comments?
And you cant be overrated if you suck and no one likes you.
Moron

Dawg said...

WWWWWW- Bear nailed it. Take a look at all of the anticipatory comments for the first hockey post of the year. Unprecedented on DWG.

sioux suck said...

Doesnt everyone love how Bear and Dawg just sit around and suck each others dicks now. It is so cute how you guys made up! ohhh...

siouxsuckshit said...

Hard to be original when everything has already been covered, just a different year and time to bring it all around again.

SSF said...

yeah....except that it wasn't that funny the first time. Try something other then humor. You seem to be better at just being really angry.

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