Posted on: September 16, 2009 2:30 pm

Best College Programs of All Time

Just thinking about College Football.  All the great programs and traditions.  The rivalries, players and characters that make up the history.  Makes it hard to argue that there is a better sport.  The elite programs all have tradition, rivalries, history, memorable games, characters, and players.  In trying to get a current ranking of programs the following five factors were considered:  (1)Tradition and history, (2)Historical success, (3)Success for this decade, (4)Rivalries, (5) Players, Coaches, and Characters.  Here's my current top ten with a few honorable mentions.  Just an opinion - let's hear your thoughts.

1.  USC - Richer history noses out Florida.
2.  Florida - Most successful program this decade with a chance to make it a no brainer.
3.  Texas - Earl Campbell, Vince Young, Oklahoma rivalry.
4.  Ohio State - Archie Griffen, Woody, Michigan rivalry, Decade most teams can't hope for.
5.  LSU - on a roll this decade, great SEC rivalries.
6.  Oklahoma - Switzer, Simms, Texas and Nebraska rivalries.
7.  Penn State - Joe Pa, reemerging this past few years.
8.  Miami - A little off recently, but count on them coming back, Kosar, Blades, Jimmy Johnson.
9.  Alabama - The Bear, Namath, Auburn.
10. Georgia - Walker, Dooley, The Hedges.
11. Notre Dame - Down decade - maybe two - but respectable, History and Tradition are tops, Almost every game is Rivalry.
12. Florida State - Bowden, Wide Right, Ward, Florida and Miami Rivalries.

Honorable Mention (no order):
Auburn - Bo, Alabama.
Michigan - Bo, Ohio State, they will be back.
Nebraska - Rozier, Osborn, determined to get back to what they were, and they will.
Utah - New - remember Miami, Florida, and Florida State 30 years ago?

Category: NCAAF
Posted on: June 8, 2009 2:25 pm

Heeeee's Baaack!! (Again - get used to it)

OK.  So Tiger is back.  Fully.  Completely.  It's obvious.  I thought it might take him until the British open to be completely back in form, but now I think he is already back to full power (mental and physical).  Jack told us.  Were you listening?  Jack said that earlier in the week Tiger told him the knee finally is well enough that he can practice.  I would characterize Tiger's play up to the Memorial as normal superstar level.  You know - can win any given week, but so could eight to ten others (Michelson, Donald, Harrington, and so on).  Amazing to begin at that level after an eight month layoff.

Yet with all of these facts in front of them, some fans and media became doubters.  I have heard - "He's struggling with the Driver", "He might not trust the knee", "He may never return to the dominate force he once was", "He might not catch Jack" .  Wow. Really?!?  Can't practice and prepare like he would like, 8 months off, and right out of the gate playing as well as anyone in the world, not to mention far better than most.  Isn't it obvious that any athlete recovering from a long layoff will take a little time to get into the groove again?  Well, that time is past. He's Back.

I for one am tired of the doubters.  I know they are a minority, but even the most stubborn observer must admit that this guy is becoming the greatest golfer of all time right before our very eyes.  He may be the best athlete of all time.  Period.  So, since he is just entering his prime with 14 majors and 67 tour wins in tow, please, doubters, watch and enjoy this blend of gifted talent, intelligence, and drive perform his chosen craft better than any in the history of that craft.  While you are at it you may be watching him perform his craft better than any one has ever performed any craft. 
Category: Golf
Posted on: March 26, 2009 9:14 pm

CBS Coverage of NCAA is terrible

 My cable company provides all regions feeds.  I have afriend in Chicago who says h gets the same.  Yet "switcher guy" gets to decide what I watch.  Sometimes I have 4 different regional feeds and I have one game on all 3 or 4 choices.  Hey CBS guess what - I know how to change my own channel.  PLEASE LET ME DECIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Category: NCAAB
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