Tuesday, October 21, 2008
After taking a sick 35-3 lead into half time, the second half was not quite as exciting. But, it was a solid quality win at home and our secondary looked outstanding. I am finally starting to believe the hype and can’t even begin to describe how great quarterback Colt McCoy looked. If that guy doesn’t win the Heisman the voters need to have their heads examined. He may not have the same outlandish touchdown numbers as other QBs, but his completion percentage and the way he leads the team are unmatched by any other player in the country.
On a side note it is very rewarding to have Texas ranked #1 in the first BCS poll of the year. It’s the first time the team has ever controlled their own destiny and with a number one ranking in the USA Today Coaches poll, Harris poll and all six computer polls, Texas is in good shape if they can continue to win. It is arguable that even with a loss the team could still somehow remain in the top 2 and their second shot at a national championship in the past four years.
The one stat that everyone keeps pointing to that just seems ridiculous to me is how many teams that are ranked #1 in the first BCS poll make it to the championship game and from that small number how many actually win the game. This is such an ESPN made up statistic. Yes the number is staggeringly low, but there is one big reason why. Up until two years ago the BCS poll came out the first week of the season. After conferences realized how unfair this was to teams who started out ranked low but ended up with amazing seasons, the BCS wisely made changed to now wait to come out with their first poll of the year until after week 7 of the season.
That’s why in the past two or three years the first team ranked 1 has been more likely to make it to the championship game while in the first 10 years that wasn’t the case. Can you imagine how many teams would have been ranked #1 in the BCS poll just this year alone if they had started the poll after week one? Needless to say there are way too many games still left to play to worry about booking a flight to Miami for the 2009 BCS Championship Game, but a fan can dream right?
“No, don’t get married Ted?
No, you’re making a big mistake Ted?
Barney Stinson, are you no longer committed
to the war on marriage?” - Lily
No, I just know a hopeless cause when I see it.
It’s the same reason I don’t recycle.
How I Met Your Mother
For all you die hard How I Met Your Mother fans out there looking for more information on the most awesome book of all time, The Bro Code, here’s the article for you. It’s got everything you need to know about Barney Stinson’s legendary Bro Code, and its actually pretty funny. I wouldn’t be surprised if Barney himself had written it under a pseudonym, like Abroham Lincoln.
I am glad to hear The Bro Code goes into great detail of the fabled Crazy/Hot Scale, that’s something every bro should know. But until that time comes when we can all suit up and head down to our local book stores to actually purchase The Bro Code, check out this great article about everything we’d ever want to know about HIMYM’s legendary handbook.