Nov 30, 2007
Nov 27, 2007
The Meineke Car Care Bowl (Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC) The game will be broadcast on ESPN Saturday, December 29th at 12:00 CST. Possible opponents: Cincinnati, Connecticut.
The Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl (LP Field, Nashville, TN) The game will be broadcast on ESPN Monday, December 31, 3:00pm CST. Possible opponents: Arkansas, Mississippi State, Alabama.
The Emerald Bowl (AT&T Park, San Francisco, CA) The game will be broadcast on ESPN Friday, December 28th at 7:30 CST. Possible opponents: Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, California.
Personally, I’m hoping for Oregon or Oregon State, though they may get invited to a bigger bowl. I do know one thing...Miami isn't headed to any bowl!
Nov 26, 2007
Each year, ESPN.com hosts a fantasy game called College Pick'Em. You have to pick the winner in 10 college games each week, and assign every choice a unique confidence level from 1 - 10. That determines the number of points you have riding on each game. It's pretty fun and mildly addictive, and I've been playing since 2002.
This year, I finished with 473 points out of a possible 660. That doesn't sound too great, but when you consider the numerous upsets in the polls this year, and the fact that the winner only managed 555 points, it makes me feel a little better!
I created the "Florida State Seminoles" group page, and 139 people joined. I finished 15th in the group.
Rank: 13,070 out of 178,413
Average point total: 412.3 (I had 473)
Well, there's always next year! Go Noles!
Nov 19, 2007
Nov 5, 2007
What an awesome upset win. I love being the underdog! And BC didn't just give it away on their home turf...we played with excitement and won the game.
Our offensive line gave Drew Weatherford the pass protection he needed, and opened up some nice holes for Antone Smith. Giving Drew the time he needed allowed him to find his rhythm and display some nice consistency that's been lacking at that position over the last couple of years. Used to, we would toss the ball down the field and hope Greg Carr would come down with it. Now, we're moving the ball down the field methodically.
Oh yeah - FSU had NO turnovers! Which is huge.
Matt Ryan (QB, BC) had been getting some Heisman chatter, but I'd be willing to bet that's over now. He was picked off three times, and on one interception, Geno Hayes returned it 38 yards for a touchdown to give the Noles a 27-17 lead with just over a minute remaining. No big comebacks here, Matt!
It was a really great game. I enjoyed it immensely! Jimbo Fisher even used some tricky plays, including one that involved three handoffs and a toss down the field for a gain of at least 20. Our old offensive coordinator, Jeff Bowden, would always try a deep throw on first down, then a run on second down (that would get nowhere) and then an "unexpected" run on third and long (which would also go nowhere). It didn't take long for our opponents to figure out our 3-play game plan. Jimbo, on the other hand, is cutting the defense to shreds with short, quick passes and screens that move the ball and give our athletes a chance to make big plays. Good riddance, Jeff!
I'm looking forward to the Virginia Tech game this weekend, and I feel like we've got a real shot to beat everyone left on our schedule, including Florida! All we have to do is play like we did on Saturday night. GO NOLES!!
Oh yeah, and Miami lost to NC State. What a weekend!