That's how I know it. Nevermind the fact that they lost to a FSU team that's proving to be highly overrated (since they didn't look good beating Miami and got beaten today by Baylor in the Bowden Bowl), the Miami Hurricanes lost to a University of Louisville squad that was missing both its primary running back (in Michael Bush, out for the season with a broken leg) and its quarterback, Brian Brohm, who left in the third quarter with strained ligaments in his thumb.
Not only did Miami lose, they lost big. Hunter Cantwell, U of L's backup quarterback, was 3/4 for 113 yards and a touchdown against the much-vaunted Miami D. As it turns out, Miami's defense sucks as much as their offense, and it took the firepower of Bobby Petrino's Cards to expose what Bobby Bowden's mediocre FSU team couldn't. Neither team looked good last week, and both FSU and Miami proved that they aren't good this week.
Kudos to them for proving me right. Man, I'm one prognosticatin' motherfucker.
Notre Dame vs. Penn State is how college football is supposed to look. Open-air stadium, stripes in the endzone, nameless jerseys, not a single piece of astroturf to be seen, and gorgeous uniforms. The blue and gold of the Irish versus the white and navy of State College just gives this matchup the look that I want my college football to have. It's got some visual appeal to it, and the football was spectacular, if you're an Irish fan like myself.
Let's compare, shall we? A simple football education for you folks at home concerning aesthetics. You guys tell me what looks better.
You know, theres one thing thats stuck with me after watching the Miami and Florida State game Monday, and thats the belief that this Miami squad, and indeed all Larry Cokers squads since the national championship season in 2001, are no longer elite teams. You know a 53-9 record over six seasons surely is a sign of a program in decline, but what is the reason behind the sudden lack of quality in the Miami Hurricanes football program?
Before you rush out and start FireLarryCoker.com, allow me to pin the blame where Miamis sudden suck comes from, and its not the coach. Thats right, its the players. More specifically, its the quality of players the program is currently getting. Theyre lacking something, this new breed of Hurricane, and that something is a serious criminal record.
While most college football fans are getting ready for the Texas v. Ohio State as the most exciting football game of the week, I on the other hand will be looking forward to the Rocky Mountain Showdown at Mile High Stadium at Invesco Field this weekend in Denver, Colorado.
The Rocky Mountain Showdown, for those un-familiar with a great in-state rivalry, pits the Colorado State Rams against the Colorado Buffalos. And as almost any Coloradoan knows -- this rivalry goes deep as you only root for one school. You pick one team or the other. You can't kill your prostitue and pimp her out too. While Colorado State fans had to suffer the past few years with the game being held on another planet, known as Boulder, they can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that the game is back on neutral territory. ((How many blondes does it take to screw the Colorado Buffaloes? Just one -- Rick Neuheisel.))
Why will this be the most exciting game of the week? Because nothing beats a good old-fashioned in-state rivalry, because a win gives you bragging rights over your friends, enemies and sometimes even your family. These rivalries encompass all sports and any forms of competitions between these two schools. At the games, they leave you cheering to the last minute, you don't abandon your team when they're losing -- you fight for them until the end. And the most beautiful thing about instate rivalries is that why one team may dominate the series there is always the chance for the underdog to emerge triumphant. Plus for many of the players on both Colorado State Rams and the CU Buffalos -- Saturday's game will be one of the only times these players get to play in an NFL stadium and in front of a sold-out crowd.
Read more to see my top ten in-state rivals and top ten rivals over all.
Since everyones doing their introductions, and I didnt do mine in the opening post of this bitch, my name is Ron. Im from Louisville, Kentucky, and I devour sports like Paris Hilton devours cock or Kate Moss devours cocaine. Im the guy in charge here, but that doesnt mean Im going to sit on my ass and let my talented crew of misfits do all the blogging. I lead by example.
I love UK basketball, college football in all shapes and forms, pro football in most of its shapes and forms, hockey, and even fucking soccer. However, my first love, my true love, my only relationship that matters is my relationship with boxing, but instead of rehasing Samuel Peter vs. James Toney, lets talk football.