Monday, December 8, 2008

MonDay in Football

Well, technically it happened yesterday, but the bowl schedule's set and right up at the top is Florida/Oklahoma for all the marbles. Of course, you could also look at the rest of the bowl match-ups, but don't look too hard: the Action Football! Annual Bowl Preview Episode is but eight days away. Sure, three might be some other previews before then, but our motto is "Later but Comprehensiver!"

Speaking of bowls and whatnot, some Texas fans are no doubt salty that they didnt' get the chance to play for the National Championship, but all is well. Colt McCoy says he's comin' back for his senior season. Of course, at this point, that statement's not worth the paper it's printed on. Or, since print media's dead, I guess it's not worth the bandwidth required to read it. (Not really the same ring....)

After upsetting Ball State for the MAC Championship, Buffalo coach Turner Gill is a candidate for the open spot at Auburn. Gill seems like a good coach and a great human being, so bully for him.

From what little I saw of the early games yesterday, it seemed like the Lions had a shot at picking up their first win. But then, apparently, Daunte Culpepper got hurt and Drew Henson got sacked on the final play of a 20-16 loss. Today, Culpepper had an MRI on his shoulder and is doubtful for this weekend's game against Indianapolis. I'm going to throw caution to the karmic wind (with a game against Green Bay left) and say: 0-16! 0-16! 0-16! 0-16!

On a "Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!" note, the Arizona Cardinals - with three games left in the season - have clinched their division (their first in 25 years) and will host a playoff game (for the first time in 66 years). Forget everything I've said about the Arizona Cardinals (which, if you conducta blog search will probably be nothing anyway), the Cardinals are the 2008 TEAM OF DESTINY!

Amongst other gossipy gossip in this sports gossip post, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has questioned the toughness of running back Marion Barber. Before you go making jokes about the fact that Barber's name is "Marion" I ask you to remember that John Wayne's real name is "Marion" and, as he famously said: "I'm not gonna cry about my Pa. I'm gonna build an airport. Put my name on it."

Behold the biggest mainstream sports media cream dream of our generation!

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