Football season smack-talk

Posted on September 1, 2012 9:57 am

It’s football season.

Not Arena Football. I worry those guys playing indoor like that might knock over a lamp, and boy will dad be pissed.

Not NFL football. If I want to watch a bunch of over-hyped egos acting like fools, I’ll watch pro wrestling or MSNBC.

Not Canadian football. But it is kinda cute how they think that’s football, eh?

No, I’m talking real football. College football.

You got your Division 1-A (the PC weenies call it FBS, but they’re weenies) where all the big schools play. But you also got your Division 1-AA (what PC weenies call FCS) where the slightly smaller, but still pretty big schools play. They actually have a playoff system, but they’ve expanded it too big and will screw it up like basketball did.

Then, there’s the other division: II and III. That’s where some really good talent plays, plus the players that get kicked off the Georgia squad for getting in fights, drinking, smoking weed, carrying guns, and generally thinking they’ve enrolled at Florida State University at Athens. But besides the screw-ups from Division 1-A, they’ve got some talent at those levels.

There’s also NAIA or something. This is where some good players that couldn’t get scholarships to other schools, or couldn’t afford to get too far from home, play. Still, there’s some real talent there.

Bottom line is: college football is back.

Now, I’m not going to be going on and on about how great the SEC teams are and how the other conferences just don’t measure up. I’ll let the last six national championships say that.

No, I’m offering the fans the chance to sound off about their team in the comments. Be nice. Well, mostly nice.

Oh, heck, it’s football. Just don’t draw any blood. Or not much, anyway.

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23 Responses to “Football season smack-talk”

  1. Keln says:

    OH! – IO!


    Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Vols!

  2. Son of Bob says:

    “Not Arena Football. I worry those guys playing indoor like that might knock over a lamp, and boy will dad be pissed.”

    Mom always says, “Don’t play ball in the house.”

  3. jw says:

    navy opens the season against notre dame. they play in dublin, ireland. NAVY is the home team. ok, anybody got an explanation for that?


    go ‘cats

  4. Basil says:

    Easy explanation. It’s the frikkin’ U.S. Navy. They are at home whenever and wherever they say they are. And nobody’s gonna argue with them.

  5. jw says:


    army and air force both argue with them.

    notre dame doesn’t get to be the home team in ireland? the fighting irish are the visiting team?!

    BTW: go ‘cats

  6. Basil says:

    Yeah, and it takes the Army or the Air Force to argue with them.

    Seriously, though, it makes no sense for EITHER TEAM to be playing there. NCAA does some stupid stuff. This is just the latest.

  7. jw says:


    right you are on that.

  8. Mike G. says:

    Go Tigers!!…Clemson Tigers, that is. And Navy just got their asses handed to them.

  9. Mike says:

    Dont knock the CFL. It can be more interesting than nfl at times.
    Plus I got Stampeders tickets for Monday’s game against the Edmonton Eskimos! Go Stamps!

  10. Basil says:

    Oh, it’s definitely more interesting than the NFL. But, college football? Nothing compares.

  11. EdthePastor says:


  12. Iowa Jim says:

    I did my undergraduate work at DePaul, whose football team has been undefeated since 1938. Match that!

  13. Scott says:

    An Ohio State Buckeye now living in Southern California, I often feel schizophrenic. Love the Buckeyes, root for USC; USC ranked #1, OSU ranked #18 pre-season, I’m looking forward to them meeting somewhere in the middle. With that said, “Go Urban Meyer”!

  14. Keln says:

    @ Scott

    And today was a typical Urban Meyer game…slow start, then run up the score in a lopsided affair.

    Guess we’ll have to get used to it, but in a way it is kind of nice to score almost 60 points in a game for once.

  15. Ogrrre says:

    Notre Dame is a French name. Notre Dame cathedral is in France. So, my question is: why is the football team the “fighting Irish”? Shouldn’t they be the “fighting Frogs” or something like that? Although, “fighting cheese eating surrender monkeys” does lose something in translation.

  16. Keln says:

    Well, the school was founded by a Jesuit priest who had a criminal record in Spain for brawling and drinking…so “Fighting Irish”.

    But I like your idea better.

  17. rodney dill says:

    Go Green

  18. slapout says:

    Roll Tide. Nuff said

  19. Denise says:

    I’m looking forward to seeing how well Mizzou does now that they’ve moved to the SEC.

  20. jclady says:

    Go Dawgs!!!!

    And everybody get used to this name – Todd Gurley.
    Woof! Woof! Woof!

  21. Writer says:

    Every year, with the crack about the SEC, I am reminded of the Bear Bryant Bowls- or don’t you remember them?

  22. Basil says:

    Yes, I do, as a matter of fact. That stretch from the 1968 Cotton Bowl through the 1975 Orange Bowl was rough. I also remember his six national championships.

    I also remember the national championship game in 2012. And 2011. And 2010. And 2009. And 2008. And 2007. And 2004. And 1999. And 1997. And 1993. Don’t you remember them?

  23. Pringle says:

    Gator chomp!
    Though I’m not hoping for much this season, maybe making it to a semi-decent bowl game; hopefully break even win/loss-wise.

    Go gators but we’re gonna suck this season. But there’s always next year, right?

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