January 02, 2004
new year's day
I didn't do anything yesterday, except sit on the couch, watch football and eat. I had shrimp and lobster while I watched my beloved Georgia Bulldogs blow a 24-point lead against Purdue and hang on to win the game in overtime. That one almost gave me an ulcer.
I watched Southern Cal manhandle Michigan, which proves the stupidity of the BCS system. We're going to have "co-champions" this year, which is a ridiculious idea to me. Play one more game. Let the winner of the LSU- Oklahoma game play USC for all the marbles. Why not?
The players damn sure want to prove their mettle on the turf, the schools could make a whole bunch of money, some TV network could generate a fortune televising the game and we would end up with ONE champion, outright and clear. That's the goddam American Way. The best are the best, and they should have a chance to prove it.
Bobby Bowden lost to Miami again because of a missed field goal, while I ate corn on the cob and boiled potatoes. How many times has a kicker cost him a game? One thing I did like about Vince Dooley when he coached at Georgia was his ability to have one of the finest pressure-kickers in the nation, every year. Those guys win football games.
Billy Bennett cost us a victory against LSU and Florida during the regular season, but he came through in the clutch yesterday. A good football team needs a good field-goal kicker.
I didn't wear anything other than a bathrobe yesterday. I've got to get off my dead ass and go into the world today. I don't want to.
Yesterday was fun.
THAT is a good New Year's Day !! Mighty fine, in fact. Glad to see you didn't end up in jail from lighting up the sky. Fireworks are the best, aren't they!
DOWN WITH THE BCS
Why the hell cant college football go to a playoff system like everyone else.
My husband, in the early days of our marriage, would lounge about the house when we weren't on duty with "just" the bathrobe on. Then he squatted down to play with the St. Bernard pup, who took a playful nip at what was danglin' in reach. He took to wearin' briefs after that.
My daughter was complainin' to me about her husband the other day, about how he always chucked his clothes when he came in the house, and just wore underwear. "Mama, it is DISGUSTING. Why can't he wear clothes like daddy?" Sigh. If she only knew the battles to get daddy to wear clothes when the younguns were around! When my daugher was getting toilet trained, she stood in the front of the toilet, grabbed her belly button and pointed it in the general direction of the toilet seat, and peed all over the floor (not that her aim was that much worse than her big brother or her daddy).
So, daddy and I had to have a little discussion about things like closing bathroom doors. And wearing clothes (at least shorts) around the younguns. One of those "discussions" that involved breaking things, name-calling, the dogs hiding for 2 days, and the kids becoming very very quiet in case mama got pissed at them. (Not that it was all one-sided...I never did get him to stop pissing on the cats whenever an unwary one got near him outside.)
So, anyway, when my daughter was complainin' to me about her husband just wearin' underwear around the house, I just raised an eyebrow at her. "Count yer blessings", I said. "It took a St. Bernard pup to convince yer dad that he needed to wear the underwear."
I figured you were bitchin' about that game. I know I was.
Bingo on the playoff deal. Bingo!
'Noles have lost to 'Canes at least 3 times in recent memory by missing field goals.
Peeps in Tallahassee are really pissed. After the Clemson game, Bowden made a comment on a local radio talk show to the effect that family comes before anything, including football.
Sooners don't belong in BCS championship game after getting crushed by the Little Sisters of Mercy.
Methinks the polls are a waste of time, a jobs program for sports writers, play it out on the field. I think I can safely say that if there was one more game and LSU and USC played and LSU won the USC-tocracy would be beefing about quality of schedule or some such BS. Most of my family are OU types and I picked LSU 24-17 at the gathering yesterday, oh well ;) A pox on polls a pox on the BCS. Whatever happened to play to win your conference and the bowls were gravy?