This turkey (who narrowly escaped the butcher block on Thanksgiving, but was pardoned by Obama along with 260 other Death Row inmates), wants to wish all six of my readers, along with the entirety of the vast unwashed who choose not to read my drivel a
Penn State Will Face USC in 103rd Rose Bowl
Our astute College Football Playoff selection committee has done its thing. Penn State (11-2) will face the University of Southern California (9-3) in the 103rd Rose Bowl Game on Monday, January 2 at 2200Z in Pasadena. Why are so many Nittany Lions fans so disappointed? Huh?
The Rose Bowl, nicknamed “The Granddaddy of them All” by Keith Jackson, longtime ABC Sports commentator, is an amazing venue. I’ve been to Pasadena for just one Rose Bowl, in 1995, but it turned out to be the best bowl experience of my life. In my not-so-humble opinion, it basically blows that people are treating this great, traditional game as if it is some kind of consolation prize. [Read more…]
I’ll Gladly Eat Crow!
Crow I’ll eat, already! I’ve been wrong all year. I was optimistic at the season’s outset, thinking 8-4 and a victory over Ohio State was possible. I would have been happy with that. For the past few years, we Penn State fans have had to set our sights on a modest target and be disappointed when the actual achievement was even lower. This year, it went the other way. I set some high expectations, and the overachieving Nittany Lions of 2016 smashed through them to achieve even higher heights.
I got a text from a friend after the game. It said, “What do we know about football?”
“Nothing,” I responded.
That’s a fact. Not only I, but the rest of the bullshit artists of the so-called legitimate media, the so-called blogosphere, and so-called Vegas were all wrong about Penn State from the git-go. Vegas set 60-1 odds for PSU to win the Big Ten, and the rest of us, daunted by a 2-2 start that included a blowout loss to Michigan, thought it would be business as usual. Then, an overtime win over Minnesota created a spark that ignited the conflagration that this team became as they burned through the Big Ten. [Read more…]