Friday, August 31, 2007

El Pad's Top 25 College Football Preview

First a couple of random thoughts:



Joe McKnight = Reggie Bush?
I'm not going to lie, a little pee came out when Hart, Henne, Manningham and Long announced they were coming back.
Georgia Tech might not suck, no Reggie Ball.
Arizona may surprise some people.
Imagine TCU beating Texas in Austin??????!!!!!
Arkansas is spiraling down, could hurt McFaddens Heisman run.
Speaking of Hesiman, I kind of like McCoy.
Yes, Tem I know. White and Slaton could win also.
Hawaii is going to go undeafeated, that's a fact.
TCU could be in the BCS mix as well, strong mid-major.
Saban has to improve on the 6-7 record right?
Jim Harbaugh is in Stanford. Don't know if anyone knew that.
WVU in the Title Game? Gasp!

*records are last year

1. USC (11-2 in 2006*)
National Champions. Ausberry, Turner, Mcknight = Jarret, Williams, Bush.
And the defense is faster than Nick Hogan's Supra.

2. West Virginia (11-2)
My god. I can't believe it either but by process of elimination I'd have to say they will line up vs USC in the title game. Michigan will stumble in at least one of their games, I'm not sold on LSU, and Florida will have at least one loss by Halloween. If they can go undeafeated into the game home Louisville game then they have a tremendous shot. The Mundy transfer could be huge.

3. Florida (13-1, National Champs)
The offense will be better, which is sort of scary but the entire defense has undergone some sort of change. That normally doesn't bode well for a back to back. And I have already got LSU over them in Baton Rouge, so that's strike one. Sometimes in college football that's all it takes.

4. Texas (10-3)
Hell, you think I have them too high. Check this fool. They were cruising towards an 11-1 record til young Colt went down. All his receivers are back. Yeah, that's what I thought.

5. Michigan (11-2)
Can the D hold up? If they allow less than, say, ballpark, 17-24 points a game they have a legitimate shot at a title game. I don't think they can. They will be a hell of a team to watch though.

6. LSU (11-2)
Big win over Florida, great home schedule but for some reason I ain't feeling it. Russell was so good the QB dropoff will be glaring and the Va Tech game could be trouble for them.

7. Oklahoma (11-3)
If Bradford can step in and have a good year this team will make some serious noice. Like car crash noise.

8. Louisville (12-1)
Brohn is NFL ready but I don't like the new coach situation. Plus the RB by comittee doesn't always work out. They will score a ton though.

9. Va Tech (10-3)
That defense is stingy. Real stingy. Insert Cho joke here :

10. Nebraska (9-5)
Catapulting into the top ten on Sam Keller's arm. What a pick up!

11. Wisconsin (12-1)
Impressive rookie year out of that coach they got. Back to back 12 win seasons don't just grow on trees though.

12. Ohio State (12-1)
OSU being picked to suck this year. This I cannot understand. People it's the same PROGRAM. Good programs never die. When the programs change then the teams suffer.
Stop the madness this is going to be a good football team.

13. Boise State (13-0)
On the legs of Ian Johnson. They also return 10 starters on O and still play on that freaky blue grass.

14. Rutgers (11-2)
If Teel can be the man he was the last couple of weeks we might see them in a BCS bowl game. If not, back to reality. Sorry Tony Soprano.

15. Cal (10-3)
Offense is sick. If they can be consistent and play well on the road they can be super good.

16. Auburn (11-2)
33-5 in the past three seasons. That's all I need to know, I might be short-selling them. Although that O-Line looks porous to me.

17. Penn State (9-4)
Stud LB's, again. Can Anthony Morelli be something better than ordinary? Will Jo Pa get Lasik?

18. Georgia (9-4)
Stafford will be better, I'm just wondering who's gonna get the rock. The WR's they have on roster are not good.

19. Boston College (10-3)
Veteran team man. How can some polls have them unranked? Senior QB, 16 returning starters and a good defense. Don't punish them because they play in the Lost World that is the ACC.

20. Arkansas (10-4)
Too much talent to not crack the top 20 but they have several in-house issues. That could be disruptive. And key people missing on D.....

21. TCU (11-2)
They might fuck with the world and go undefeated. The D-line is gnarly. HUUUGEE game in Texas on Sept 8.

22. Tennessee (9-4)
Lost Meachem, and Coker became a nut. Ainge has a broken finger. He'll play though. The late season swoon fucked them pretty good. And gave me no confidence to pick them any higher than this.

23. Hawaii (11-3)
Undeafeated. They play like 3 middle schools and a junior high school. Brennan breaks the record (Syms passing record) and I take them every week and buy a helicopter. I love college football.

24. UCLA (7-6)
Beat USC last year. The alumni fully expects to compete for a Pac-10 title. I don't see it but whatever, I'm tired.

25. South Florida (9-4)
The Big East is for real like Derek. Don't fake the funk on a nasty dunk. I love Matt Grothe at QB and the defense shut down Slaton and White of WVU. They are grimy.

Couple of games to throw some coin on:

WVU -24 over Western Mich
This is as money as a tray of Sausage N Peppers. Nuff said. (100 units)

Oregon -15 over Houston
This line puzzles me. Jonathan Stewart should have 200 yards rushing. (50 ducats)
Ga Tech +2.5 over Notre Dame
People are selling short this GA Tech team. Remember, Reggie Ball was proably the worst QB in college football last year. He's gone. And whichever QB Fatty McFatty decides to start will have a rough go of it vs GA Tech's pass rush. (50 Yellowjackets)

And breathe.

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tem said...

quit hitters from tem:

last night i had a dream that Western Mich was up 21-0 on WVU. Then Slaton broke an 84 yd TD tun. I was pissed when I woke up. If this actually happens I am going to freak out.

today when driving to work I saw this license plate:

LV MY BJS

it was a big fat blonde chick.

tem said...

good preview. nothing i can really argue about. nothing idiotic like VT #1.

El Padrino said...

i can do shammoff's job

he's a fraud

El Padrino said...

tem i hope your dream does not ring true, i got them large this weekend

El Padrino said...

wwl headlines

Rutgers edge Buffalo
Louisville hangs on in thriller
LSU escapes with a win

tem said...

i believe those headlines would actually be up.

ToddPacker said...

did the mets get swept

ToddPacker said...

nice ncaa preview.... jug put a lot into this post

El Padrino said...

last day today

then a week and half OFFFFFF

sweetness

El Padrino said...

who are the mets?

ToddPacker said...

i think wc's "no comments" problem is slowly happening to me too... sometimes it takes 4 or 5 times to log on

ToddPacker said...

what was the line on the lsu game last night

ToddPacker said...

"then a week and half OFFFFFF"


that is nice, ep.... no vacation for me until christmas/new years/bowl game

ToddPacker said...

mookie is about to get fired

El Padrino said...

24.5 tp

they were favored

ToddPacker said...

that feels better

tem said...

shammoff doesn't have a job el pad.

ToddPacker said...

lsu didn't look great in the 1st half..... i didn't see much of the 2nd half though

tem said...

i have some vacation days. i probably should take them.

tem said...

everyone in the office is talking about how great cleveland looked in their game last night.

i just don't have the heart to tell them that it was the 4th preseason game.

ToddPacker said...

i think the mets might benefit from the phils series.... hopefully they go to atlanta with a chip on their shoulder and take it out on the braves

ToddPacker said...

either that or they will get swept by the brave too

ToddPacker said...

go ahead and tell them tem

El Padrino said...

yeah i'm glad i didnt pick them to win the nt game

lsu did not look very good (miss st. had 6 int's) and i'm not sold on that qb

El Padrino said...

tem, stomp out the dreams

El Padrino said...

raiders went 4-0 last pre-season

blue said...

even though nobody will notice but me, and it sounded good....Boise State is not returning 10 starters on offense. They are returning 6.

blue said...

other than that, great post

blue said...

I watched the 1st half of the LSU game, I agree, they don't look that great.

But I guess that's why you play patsies early in the season, to get warmed up for the real stuff.

blue said...

don't the browns open with Pitt, Baltimore, and Cincy in 3 of the first 4 games?

they'll be 0-4 at the end of september and Dr. Quinn will start the rest of the season from there on out

El Padrino said...

10 starters total then?

6 offensive maybe, 4 elsewhere?

El Padrino said...

Crennel = fired

blue said...

yeah, 10 total is probably right

tem said...

6 INTs? damn.

ToddPacker said...

gotta hit the tps hard so i can leave early today.... i still have to do some tailgate shopping and then head up to gainesville..... i might be out for the day

El Padrino said...

enjoy that shit man

El Padrino said...

tell timmy lov said hi

blue said...

Western KY with a shocker this weekend!!!

(s)

Beth said...

From yesterday's comments: I'm absolutely stunned and hurt that EP and TP thought I would ridicule the Mets for their recent suckiness. I have no idea why you'd both ever think a thing like that.

(s)

But if the Braves DO sweep the Mets, expect plenty of ridicule then. :-) Unfortunately while the Mets are playing badly, the Braves aren't playing much better right now.

Beth said...

And EP, UGA will end up higher than you have them for sure. Keep an eye out for a true freshman running back named Knowshon Moreno. If he's all the coaches and local press are saying he is, he'll be a well-known name by the end of the season.

tem said...

but franco is still playing well right?

tem said...

know shawn?

Beth said...

Yeah, for the Braves AAA team I think.

tem said...

tex is still hitting 2hrs a game right?

Beth said...

Just about, it's certainly not Tex's fault the Braves arent playing well.

blue said...

remember when that ware kid was going to be the greatest thing since sliced herschel walker at UGA?

how did that turn out?

El Padrino said...

franco

hahahahahahahaa

blue said...

two words...Bo Jackson

El Padrino said...

beth they have 0 wide r's though

whatsupwiththat

blue said...

fuck me, the poll at LOF is a dead heat.

tem said...

WVU beat GA in the whatever bowl.

then beat Ga Tech the next year.

blue said...

and stafford is still only a sophmore and didn't ever look good last year

tem said...

sugar bowl

then gator i think.

Beth said...

Well, they got Sean Bailey back from a year-long injury & from what I've read he's had a good spring. We'll see, that seems definitely their weak point. Oh yeah, that and their offensive line (oops).

blue said...

what happens in the weazy/zeke bet if they tie?

blue said...

are they both banished for a week?

Beth said...

Blue, Stafford looked good their last 3 games in wins against Auburn, GT and VT. He was a true freshman last year remember.

El Padrino said...

beth ship me some pecan rolls

they are PHENOMINAL!

El Padrino said...

he did look good and i like him, think he actually might be a pro

Beth said...

Finally something we both agree on EP. :-)

blue said...

USC's center is hurt and won't play in the game against Idaho...upset special

Beth said...

We actually agree on your last 2 posts - pecan rolls and Stafford.

El Padrino said...

i need a pecan roll bad

shit like smack yo

blue said...

that was VT pre-cho though...so that doesn't really count

El Padrino said...

damn i have usc minus 45

not worried

blue said...

New NFL Logo

I think if they didn't make an announcement, nobody would have noticed.

El Padrino said...

fuck it im ordering some from Stuckey's

blue said...

UGA is something like 38-0 in the richt era at home against non-conference opponents.

That means take UGA

Beth said...

So what's going on with the college pool and when? Are we dropping the confidence points or the spread? We shouldn't do it last minute cause some of us (i.e. me!) will be out of town starting this afternoon and won't be able to adjust our picks if the setup is changed at the last second.

blue said...

I'm going to make the change based on the poll on LOF, so get your votes in now.

I'll give it until 11:30 ET and then announce the switch

blue said...

vote early, and vote often

blue said...

NFL season starts in 6 days

El Padrino said...

my nfl preview is going to be massive

FREAK:

Can i have the Thursday post next week for that?

El Padrino said...

i fucking love football

El Padrino said...

football > sex

in the pre tivo era

now it's sex > football, barely

El Padrino said...

speaking of sex, did anyone see Brodie Croyle's wife on Hard Knocks?


wowzer

tem said...

i won't be here next tuesday, but i'll get my post up.

tem said...

football is awesome, i agree.

El Padrino said...

i wont be here all week but i'm posting my nfl preview because it gives me great joy to do so

blue said...

you people and your "vacations"

Big Brother's Brother said...

Melo's dunkonthem in the Argentina game was pretty sick.

news to countries w/o cable tv... STAYOUTOFTHELANE.

blue said...

I've yet to see melo's dunk, I need to youtube

tem said...

i will not be on vacation. it is work stuff.

i will be in cary NC on tuesday

and ann arbor MI on thursday.

blue said...

melo's dunk

damn! I agree with the everyone

blue said...

Cary is cool

ann arbor, not as much coolness

El Padrino said...

dwight howard is a manimal

blue said...

I wish d-howard would develop a better offensive game, but he is a monster.

Orlando should be a decent team in the east for the next few years.

tem said...

i'd be more impressed if he did it without the arm warmer.

tem said...

wtf is in cary?

blue said...

probably been seen before but amare giving chin nuts is alway fun to watch

blue said...

"wtf is in cary? "

i don't know, i guess I just like the raleigh area

tem said...

i have to go there and pretend i want an apartment.

and do that over and over and over again.

tem said...

market studies lick my scrotum.

blue said...

there are a lot of apartments in Cary

El Padrino said...

fuck cary

tem said...

there might be more soon.

blue said...

I did that

blue said...

in a tough fight, it looks like the "spread" is winning for cfb pick'em

only 20 minutes left to vote

tem said...

wtf is football pick em?

tem said...

and nobody commented on the LV MY BJS license plate??

El Padrino said...

tem the possibiilities are nedless for that plate

blue said...

why does that chick love her banjos?

tem said...

they are not nedless.

tem said...

in columbus it means blue jackets.

but that won't stop me from assuming that she is a blow job loving cock hound.

El Padrino said...

endless

blue said...

she lives with mystery blue jackets?

blue said...

what's a blue jacket?

like a jeans jacket?

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Croyle's wife is just some random, bumb, southern bimbo.

They ain't hard to find...

tem said...

blue jackets are civil war soldiers.

for the north.

they still hang out in columbus.

just in case.

tem said...

HUNGRY

El Padrino said...

so get one deke

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

I don't want one.

blue said...

another KC chief's wife

her and brodie's wife make a dynamic duo in KC

El Padrino said...

yeah me neither
jus sayin she had some rack

El Padrino said...

that bitch is old blue

blue said...

what do you mean, "she's old?"

isiah thomas-holth said...

Beaz -

weazy and I never agreed to terms, there is no bet.

isiah thomas-holth said...

Nice try though

blue said...

sounds like something somebody would say when they know they're going to lose

El Padrino said...

puppies

blue said...

EP-
That chick is 31, if that's old then, ok.

isiah thomas-holth said...

hmmmmm

11 people in the CFB pick'em pool

15 votes....

I know I voted again from home....who else voted twice?

Take 1 vote out of the confidence points category.

El Padrino said...

as in she looks like a 40 year old
of course i'd still lay pipe but she aint all that

isiah thomas-holth said...

again, nice try beazy, but we never made the bet.

I've always "paid up" in LOV bets, but we didn't make this one.

El Padrino said...

31? man she looks like shit for 31
she's going be a hag, hopefull they get divorced before that happens

blue said...

you can vote for multiple items.

I know I voted for both shanoff is a douch and the spread

El Padrino said...

zeke you want hasselback?

isiah thomas-holth said...

at what price?

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

I voted twice.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

I posted that EA pic like two weeks ago.

Get off my shit.

blue said...

ok, great, now it's 5 to 5 to 5

isiah thomas-holth said...

who voted yes on "should I make comments invite only" - that's kinda funny.

El Padrino said...

Hackett or Deangelo or Santonio

blue said...

ok, it's been updated.

we're going with the spread.

that change shouldn't effect how you picked the games this week, i wouldn't think

El Padrino said...

Any one of those will do.

isiah thomas-holth said...

EP - sent you something

El Padrino said...

Done.

Discuss.

blue said...

discuss what?

isiah thomas-holth said...

EP - good point, when will JoePa get Lasik? He prob doesn't GAF, he's waiting for the reaper to take him.

isiah thomas-holth said...

one team to watch-out for, and only because they have a new coach, a favorable schedule (8 home games), and some decent returning talent.....

ASU

I'm not a believer but people round these parts (obviously) are trying to hand out the Kool-Aid.

blue said...

ASU gets upset by San Jose State this weekend.

ok maybe not upset, but ASU won't cover

El Padrino said...

jake plummer is not walking thru that door zeke

blue said...

Pat Tillman either

Tyler said...

Word on Croyle's wife. But did anyone see Tony G's wife? Wearing the wife beater to the game? Oh. My. Gawd.

isiah thomas-holth said...

the white boy who runs the 4 hunnit won at the World Championships....he's getting closer to Johnson's record...which is crazy.

isiah thomas-holth said...

I hear ya, but people here are convinced ASU will start 8-0, out of courtesy I don't laugh in their faces.

El Padrino said...

yeah TG's wifey is slammin too
good call

blue said...

Teejer?

El Padrino said...

take courtesy and throw it out the winda

what's keef's take on this?

El Padrino said...

spiff you bet on CFB?

zeke what about you?

blue said...

Idaho is starting a RS freshman against USC this weekend...oh my

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Jeramy Wariner. He's 'hood

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Or Jeremy.

the 400 dude

Tyler said...

The fire alarm here at work has been effed up for the last week and it goes off at random times. So they've got a tech here fixing it and it's already gone off four times and it's only 9:15. Awesomeness.

blue said...

teejer's real name is jeramy warriner?

Lou said...

More Puppies

El Padrino said...

that's funny lou

El Padrino said...

balls of fury?

i dont know bout this one
although having Walken in it helps

blue said...

balls of fury seems kinda lame, it's a stretch

blue said...

now if there is a "balls in your face" joke

that would make it better.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Balls of Fury won't be funny because it's not rated R.

blue said...

just to prove that balls in the face never gets old

sfw

Dan The Man said...

quit stealing my "balls in the face" jokes fag

keith s said...

"ASU gets upset by San Jose State this weekend.

ok maybe not upset, but ASU won't cover"

It's only 15 points man. It'll be like 42-14.

keith s said...

MLB has smock on their face.

tem said...

yeah yeah, don't knock my smock.

El Padrino said...

keith do you bet on CFB

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

I just seriously contemplated dropping out of the Baseball league.

El Padrino said...

isnt it over anyway?

tem said...

what would be the point?

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

I'm just bitter about being unfairly blocked on my waiver move on Kazmir. I sat on my thumbs all year long to get up to a decent waiver priority just to have it taken away from me.

blue said...

kazmir would do you a lot of good those last 3 days of your season too.

tem said...

you might not have gotten him anyway. aren't you priority 5 or something?

tem said...

he might have pushed him into the playoffs.

who knows.

tem said...

maybe mills team would get DQed for weaselness and open up another playoff spot.

the commish is a wild and crazy guy. you never know.

tem said...

i just rented a car. they didn't have any nifty cars so i had to get a taurus. stupid company making me rent a car on short notice. now i gotta drive 8hrs in a taurus.

which is an upgrade over what i currently drive, so i should quit my bitchin.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

It's the principle.

blue said...

ah..the taurus...enjoy

blue said...

why do they make you drive 8 hours anyway?

blue said...

ok, lunchtime

tem said...

i could fly, but i dislike flying, i'd rather drive.

tem said...

i only like flying on the private plane and i can only do that if i am going with the big boss. which i ain't.

El Padrino said...

tem they pay for htis shit right?

tem said...

oh yeah.

tem said...

but they told me yesterday that i had to go to cary on tuesday, so all the "good" cars were already rented (b/c its a holliday weekend).

El Padrino said...

well like you said it's an upgrade from your pos so quit whinin

El Padrino said...

rock out in the Taurus like the old people do

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

My mom had a '99 SHO. That motherfucker was fast.

tem said...

that taurus is getting abused.

El Padrino said...

jerk off in it

keith s said...

"keith do you bet on CFB"

Yeah a little. I don't bet much though, $20-$25/game.

keith s said...

I used to work at Enterprise. My favorite days were when some douche had his Mercedes in the shop came in to get a rental that his insurance was paying for, and I made sure he would get a Taurus or Malibu or something like that.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

Don't forget the extra $9 for insurance coverage

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

In other news, WC quit his job because he can't post comments.

tem said...

extra insurance and GPS are in there.

tem said...

i might jerk off in it, what the hell.

tem said...

"In other news, WC quit his job because he can't post comments."

This seals the LOV member of the year award up.

I thought Jug was a shoo in, but this puts WC over the top.

keith s said...

Just remember that you might not be the first one to do it in that car.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

WC is hardcore. We just didn't know it.

It's funny because he's lurking and can't post anything.

Hi WC.

Dikembe Meiztombo said...

WC MAdness

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