Factiously Random and Fictionally Meaningless Thoughts
Posted by BillFromTampa
1.Â Â Â Summing up last nightâ€™s game against Miami and that final play â€¦. DAMMIT!!!!!!!! (Editorâ€™s note: otherÂ numerous and sundry expletives have been deleted for the sake of our younger readerâ€™s eyes)
2.Â Â Â On the bright side Part I, FSUâ€™s Cowgirls are faaaaaaaaaaaaaar better than those green and gold sparkle girls of Miami. So take that â€˜Canes!!!
3.Â Â Â On the bright side Part II, at least FSUâ€™s defense held Travis Benjamin to less than 274 total yards this time.
4.Â Â Â On the bright side Part III, at least an ACC team finally beat another BCS team this weekend.
5.Â Â Â Lee Corso on ESPNâ€™s Gameday last Saturday said in response to Kirk Herbstreitâ€™s pick of Miami over Florida State, â€œMickey Andrews said this is the fastest defense heâ€™s ever had.â€ All the better to be able to chase down wide open Miami receivers from behind. Thatâ€™s an â€œon the bright sideâ€ Part IV by the way.
6.Â Â Â On the bright side Part V, Greg Reid. Enough said right there.
7.Â Â Â On the bright side Part IV, that trick play worked reeeeeeeal well. You know the one, where we throw to the tight end. Miami never saw it coming. Neither did the majority of FSU fans.
8.Â Â Â Memo to ESPN: If you were going to show prior to the game kicking off all those Wide Rights and Wide Left or the missed two point conversion in 1987 or other various FSU disappointments in playing the Hurricanes do you think it would too much trouble to show The Miami Muff please?
9.Â Â Â Key stat coming into last nightâ€™s game against Miami; in 16 of the last 18 games of the series the team that scored first won the game. Make that 17 of the last 19. Man, if there was only a way to place a bet after the first team scores in this series, we all could make a killing.
10.Â Â Â Chris Fowler also on Gameday, â€œItâ€™s always a safe pick to go with the SEC over the ACC.â€ Or apparently the CAA for that matter. At least the ACC can beat a Pac 10 team right?
Bonus Factiously Random and Fictionally Meaningless Thoughts
11.Â Â Â Maryland head coach Ralph Friedgen adjusted his teamâ€™s travel schedule before the Cal game arriving in Berkley on Thursday two days before the game to help his team adjust to the time change and the 10 PM PDT start. Based on the results Iâ€™m not sure even arriving ten days before the game would have helped.
12.Â Â Â The key Virginia Tech stat going into their game with Alabama; 0-20 away versus top five teams, 1-11 versus Alabama.
13.Â Â Â Urban Meyer must be EXTREMELY disappointed with his offense from last Saturday. It took them FOUR WHOLE PLAYS before scoring on Charleston Southern otherwise known as Our Sisters of the Perpetually Trampled. Couldnâ€™t even beat the line of 73 points.
14.Â Â Â The only explanation I can think of with regard to the Syracuse center snapping the ball over the head of Greg Paulus on Paulusâ€™ very first play as a college QB was that the center knew Paulus played basketball at Duke but got confused and thought the play called was an alley oop to the goal post.
15.Â Â Â Had I known that South Carolinaâ€™s touchdown, the only TD of the game, would be the game winner I could have saved three hours of sitting around like a useless lump and appeased Mrs. BFT doing some of the voluminous chores around the house she wanted done. On second thought, lying around like a lump was the better choice.