Saturday, December 30, 2006
Today for the first time since 2003 I attended a sporting event in Corvallis and left happy. The Ducks beat the Beavers 76-73 to improve to 13-0. If they would have lost today I would have probably never set foot in Corvallis again. Next week we'll find out if the Ducks are for real when they face LA Schools.
Friday, December 29, 2006
THE ASTERISK IS INTENDED FOR OREGON STATE FANS WHO HAVE STATED THAT THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON DID NOT LEGITIMATLY BEAT THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA AND THAT THERE SHOULD BE AN ASTERISK NEXT TO THE WIN IN THE RECORD BOOK. THERE WERE FOUR BLOWN CALLS OR NO CALLS THAT WENT OSU'S WAY THAT SWUNG THE GAME IN THEIR FAVOR, HAD THOSE CALLS BEEN CALLED RIGHT THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI WOULD HAVE WON THIS GAME. WHILE I DO BELIEVE THAT LIKE THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON AGAINST OKLAHOMA THE OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY BEAVERS LEGITIMATLY WON THIS GAME, I AM REQUIRED TO PUT AN ASTERISK NEXT TO IT UNTIL EVERY BEAVER FAN WHO TOLD ME THAT THERE SHOULD BE AN ASTERISK NEXT TO OUR VICTORY OVER OKLAHOMA RETRACTS THAT STATEMENT AND ADMITS THAT THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON SUCKS DID IN FACT BEAT THE OKLAHOMA SOONERS.
I HATE THE BEAVERS!!!!!
I FEEL BETTER NOW
Thursday, December 28, 2006
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Former President of the United States Gerald Ford passed away this evening. Ford was was 38th President of the United States and was the only President not to be elected to national office. He was appointed vice president after the resignation of Spiro Agnew by President Richard Nixon and became president after President Nixon's resignation in August of 1974. His presidency lasted only 895 days and is best remembered for the pardon of President Nixon, an unpopular move at the time that probably cost him the election in 1976 but history shows that the pardon was the right thing to do as it allowed the country to move forward. Ford restored honesty and integrity to the White House and brought the Nation back together after the embarrassment of Watergate. On a personal note the President of the United States on the day that I was born (January 10, 1977) was Gerald Ford.
Information from AP report on President Ford's passing was used for this post
Monday, December 25, 2006
The Birth of Jesus1In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2(This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3And everyone went to his own town to register.
4So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
The Shepherds and the Angels8And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ[a] the Lord. 12This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."
13Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
14"Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."
15When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about."
16So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.
Sunday, December 24, 2006
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Saturday, December 16, 2006
Ohio State 34 Boise State 17
USC 28 LSU 24
Louisville 35 Michigan 31
Florida 21 Wisconsin 17
The semifinal games will be played next week.
Ohio State vs USC
Florida vs Louisville
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Saturday, December 09, 2006
Ohio State 48 Troy 13
Boise State 28 Auburn 24
LSU 27 BYU 10
USC 35 Wake Forest 7
Louisville 45 Notre Dame 17
Michigan 21 Houston 13
Wisconsin 24 Oklahoma 21
Florida 24 Central Michigan 10
The second round matchups are as follows:
Ohio State vs Boise State
USC vs LSU
Louisville vs Michigan
Wisconsin vs Florida
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
12-5-06 9:58 AM
I have analyzed the loss and there clearly has to be some changes made. There is no way that ucla team should have been able to hang with us. Yes, I know that the refs did everything they could to give the game to them, but we still should have pulled through it.
1) Someone has to pay for that loss. You can't just let something like this go without setting an example. Carroll knows who is most at fault and he knows which coach is most expendable. He needs to take action against that person. If it is Kiffin, fine, if it is the oline coach, fine, if it is the d coach who let the ucla qb run all over the field (did our coaches learn NOTHING form texas?) fine. Once the other coaches see that their job is on the line, they will NEVER let this happen again. They have become complacent with all the success and have lost their edge. Time to shake them up.
2) As part of the first point, no more hiring coaches because they are friends or relatives of others. Nepotism is the fastest way to bring down the program that I can think of. Trojan coaches should be hired based on their coaching resume, and nothing else. The players and the fans deserve that. We also need to bring in more REAL Trojans as coaches. Bringing in bRuins and others will undermine the program from within.
3) Booty looked like a deer in the headlights all day. Time to let Sanchez start. He was the NUMBER ONE qb in the country and everyone says he is the real leader we need on the field.
4) We need to recruit harder. I thought there was no way ucla could stay with us because we have all talent and they have no talent. I was wrong. We need to recruit players that are so much better than them that mentally the bRuins will be intimidated before the game even starts. It is time to distance us from them talent wise.
5) Someone needs to "coach" our players on how to respond to the media. I am sick of reading in the times quotes from our players about how "ucla just flat out outplayed us." Get a grip. No one outplays us. The result was a combination of things but ucla didn't beat us.
I have already called Garrett's office to let him know where we need to go from here. If you want to call him about the game, his number is:
Remember, if you don't let him know how you feel then you have no right to complain if things continue to go sour.
Trojan Al - esteemed graduate of the generally accepted most ELITE academic institution in the ENTIRE nation - USC entering GPA average a PERFECT 4.0 ( above sister school Stanford), SAT average an astronomical 1370 (towering above fast falling ucla and football factory notre dame, from Princeton Review), ACT average an extraordinary 30 (soaring above academic dinosaur cal, from Princeton Review), and Community Involvement Quotient average 5AA (above Harvard the "USC of the east" ), Time Magazine "Best ACADEMIC University of the Year", ZERO recruits who had to be held back TWO FULL GRADESCHOOL YEARS like the ones at notre dame, and wonderlic scores way above public school texas whose smartest player only got a 4!...and in last four years winner of four national STUDENT-athlete recruiting titles!link to post
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Please note: The author of this blog deos not actually believe that there should be a BCS type system in college basketball. This post is meant to point out how ridiculous collge football's post season is. If you were unable to catch the sarcastic tone in this post, I would suggest that you read a different blog.
Sunday, December 03, 2006
1. the Ohio State (Big Ten) vs 16. Troy(Sun Belt)
8. Boise State (Wac) vs 9. Auburn (at large)
4. LSU (at large) vs 13. BYU (Mountain West)
5. USC (Pac 10) vs 12. Wake Forest (ACC)
6. Louisville (Big East) vs 11. Notre Dame (At large)
3. Michigan (At large) vs 14. Houston (Conference USA)
7. Wisconsin (At large) vs 10. Oklahoma (Big 12)
2. Florida (SEC) vs 15. Central Michigan (MAC)