Sunday, October 07, 2007

Saturday football roll call

As much as I complain about ESPN, their GamePlan package is pretty sweet.

Why watch that Fresno State-Nevada game? Because I can. (And also because I'd move to Reno a split second, so I guess I'd have to become a Wolfpack fan. Long live the pistol!)

Anyway, I saw at least one scrimmage play from each of the following:

Alabama (beat Houston 30-24)
Auburn (beat Vanderbilt 35-7)
Ball State (lost to Central Michigan 58-38)
Central Michigan (beat Ball State 58-38)
Cincinnati (beat Rutgers 28-23)
Clemson (lost to Virginia Tech 41-23)
Florida (lost to LSU 28-24)
Florida State (beat N.C. State 27-10)
Fresno State (beat Nevada 49-41)
Georgia (lost to Tennessee 35-14)
Georgia Tech (lost to Maryland 28-26)
Houston (lost to Alabama 30-24)
Illinois (beat Wisconsin 31-26)
Iowa (lost to Penn State 27-7)
Kent State (lost to Miami, Ohio 20-13)
Louisiana-Lafayette (beat North Texas 38-29)
LSU (beat Florida 28-24)
Maryland (beat Georgia Tech 28-26)
Miami, Fla. (lost to North Carolina 33-27)
Miami, Ohio (beat Kent State 20-13)
Middle Tennessee State (lost to Virginia 23-21)
Missouri (beat Nebraska 41-6)
Nebraska (lost to Missouri 41-6)
Nevada (lost to Fresno State 49-41)
North Carolina (beat Miami, Fla. 33-27)
North Carolina State (lost to Florida State 27-10)
North Texas (lost to La.-Lafayette 38-29)
Notre Dame (beat UCLA 20-6)
Ohio State (beat Purdue 23-7)
Oklahoma (beat Texas 28-21)
Penn State (beat Iowa 27-7)
Purdue (lost to Ohio State 23-7)
Richmond (lost to Towson 23-21)
Rutgers (lost to Cincinnati 28-23)
Stanford (beat USC 24-23)
Syracuse (lost to West Virginia 55-14)
Tennessee (beat Georgia 35-14)
Texas (lost to Oklahoma 28-21)
Towson (beat Richmond 23-21)
UCLA (lost to Notre Dame 20-6)
USC (lost to Stanford 24-23)
West Virginia (beat Syracuse 55-14)
Wisconsin (lost to Illinois 31-26)
Vanderbilt (lost to Auburn 35-7)
Virginia (beat MITSU 23-21)
Virginia Tech (beat Clemson 41-23)

I know it's Week 5, kinda late in the game, but hopefully I can remember to keep a running log of this. At the end of the season, we'll tally how many teams we managed to check out.

-- AND, ON ANOTHER NOTE, I see Colorado swept the Phillies. No, I didn't watch.

It's typical. Those teams build you up; you think you're finally getting a payoff and wham, nothing. And that's what kills you about each of the Philly teams: They all suck at varying times to varying degrees, but they're never bad enough for long enough to make you give up altogether.

They suck you back in, setting you up for another heartbreak.

2 comments:

P.J. said...

I dunno, Brian, but I need to disagree on the final part of the blog about the Phillies.

This team captivated a city and maybe gave some life back to the baseball part of it. No, they didn't win against the Rockies. But, they overcame an amazing deficit and won the NL East. That is an amazing step considering what they did previously.

Was it disappointing to me? Absolutely. But I watched every inning of every playoff game and was into it all the way through.

Now, I'm not a Philly fan in any sport other than baseball, so I don't deal with the "pain" all the time.

You wrote: "It's typical. Those teams build you up; you think you're finally getting a payoff and wham, nothing. And that's what kills you about each of the Philly teams: They all suck at varying times to varying degrees, but they're never bad enough for long enough to make you give up altogether."

I think this wasn't typical. They actually made the playoffs, which is something they usually found a way to miss. They played two excellent playoff games, just didn't hit. Personally, I think it was a great season and hope that it will build toward next year.

It's a shame you didn't watch the final game. It really was awesome. A tPhilly phan should have loved Moyer's performance -- it was gutty and excellent. Though a disappointing end, at least they didn't get wrecked, which I thought was great. Hopefully they can get over the hump next year and start building something even bigger and better.

ME said...

How many of those games were in HD?

I just got done watching my Local on the 8's in HD. :)