Thursday, October 25, 2007

Food for Thought, College Football Fans

As of today, none of the five undefeated Division (formerly known as) I-A teams have a victory against a school in the BCS standings.

Ohio state plays two top 25 teams in their last four, Penn State this week, and Michigan in their last game. If anyone has followed the OSU/Michigan game, they know it can always go either way.

Boston College plays #8 Virginia Tech tonight; their remaining Big East schedule is not going to be a slouch either, with games against Clemson and Miami remaining.

Arizona State is almost sure to go down sometime in the next six weeks. They have games against Cal, USC, UCLA, and Oregon still left. If they can manage to defeat all of the major powers in the PAC 10 over the next month, I'll be severely impressed.

Kansas could actually pull off an unbeaten regular season, I think. Their toughest games will be this week against aTm, and the end of the season against Missouri. Of course, they'd eventually lose to us in the Big 12 championship. Naturally.

Hawaii could too, if they don't screw it up. Being in the WAC, they play a bunch of crappy teams, and Boise State, who they get at home. The question is: do they screw it up?

Will anybody run the table this year? If we're being honest, I'd have to say probably not. Ohio State has the best chance, but I really think they're going to get knocked off. Of course, who's to say, really? College football this year is CRAZY! Who knows what's going to happen?

Sunday, October 21, 2007

I'm Not THAT Impressed

Sure, seven weeks into his rookie season, he's leading the NFL in rushing while sharing time at running back with Vikings veteran Chester Taylor, but Adrian Peterson's recent awesomeness is not any real surprise to me...

...nor should it be to anyone who watched him regularly while he wore crimson and cream every Saturday. In his 3 years at OU, he averaged around 135 yards per game and scored 40 touchdowns during the regular season. People who've watched the Sooners in the last three years know his potential for game-changing awesomeness - they've seen it time and time again. I'm sure we all remember those plays when he'd run into a crowd of defenders on the line, then somehow emerge, turning a potential loss into a big gain, the times he'd literally knock all the defenders that got in his way to the ground, and when he'd fake a linebacker out of his socks, then outrun the entire secondary with his astounding speed. On the biggest national stage, however, Peterson was considerably less exciting. During his three bowl games, Peterson averaged only 81 yards per game, and scored two touchdowns, both against Boise State in the Fiesta Bowl. Of course, now that he's a high-profile NFL rookie, everyone's aware of just what he can do against quality defenses. I'm not trying to belittle his accomplishment, far from it. If he keeps this up, he'll be a lock for rookie of the year. All I'm trying to say, is that this is not news to me; from AD, this is what I expect.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Jimmy's Back

Wow...I've really been neglecting this weblog. Then again, you've all been neglecting it, so I've an excuse. Sometimes I need an audience to motivate me to write. Let's hope this does not strike me during my NaNoWriMo adventures, because while I still have full intentions to go forward with all that insanity, if it sucks A LOT, you probably won't get to read it. Sorry. I know it's going to suck at least a little, since I've basically done no planning, and no research. There's just one phrase I've been turning over in my mind since I read a few chapters from the memoirs of a British colonial Governor's wife: "When someone asks you to be Viceroy of India, you don't turn them down." My own work, all 14 words. You may hold your applause until the novel's completion. I've also thought about McCarthyism, Mars, and swashbuckling. Depending on how starved I am for inspiration, they may all make an appearance.

Anyway, back to the title, and the purpose of this post!

I'm listening to Jimmy Eat World's new album, Chase This Light. Initial impressions are quite positive. Basically, it's Jimmy Eat World...about what you'd expect. "Gotta Be Somebody's Blues" has an interesting, complex sound, if it's a little on the "poor me" side. Though I'm not all the way through, I'd say there seems to be a bit more "If You Don't, Don't", and "Futures", and a little less "Get It Faster", "Nothingwrong", and "Just Tonight". But alas, having essentially no familiarity with their pre-commercialized body of work, I don't think I'm qualified to make sweeping statements about their stylistic trends. I'll save that for the not-as-good-as-Morning View-but-I-still-like-it-anyway Incubus albums.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Your Daily Dose of Classy....

Courtesy of Chris Walken and Fatboy Slim. Enjoy!