Friday, January 09, 2009

Because, why the hell not?

I have a million thoughts running in my head right now. Unfortunately, not many of them will make it out alive due to the celebratory tequila shots I was doing until the early morning hours. I tried to get many these thoughts down on paper last night when I arrived home in an effort to have them ready for a postgame column this afternoon. However, I neglected to remember that (a) I was drunk and could barely write and (b) nobody wants to hear me blather on about why I've grown to hate Bob Stoops, why I think Jermaine Gresham is soft (extremely talented, but soft), how the hell Charles Davis has the job he has, my love for the PercyCat call on third and goal (and Percy in general), the unbelievable clutchness of Tebow on third down in the last two games and a million other things that don't matter to anybody but me and various other Gator fans.



I will say this though, the Florida secondary was awesome awesome awesome last night. Major Wright set the tone when he decapitated Manuel Johnson early in the 1st quarter and Janoris Jenkins (Can you say future Pro Bowler?) and Joe Haden held strong all night long. Never letting the Sooners get deep on them and tackling with efficiency throughout most of the night. And Ahmad Black brought it all to a fitting end with his unbelievable interception on Sam Bradford that changed the course of the game.



Certainly, there's no shortage of storylines from this game or within this Gator team but none are better than Black's. Out of position at corner just a year ago and then buried deeep on the depth chart at safety going into the spring, Black refused to give up and became one of the Gator's most dependable players and the team's #1 ballhawk while helping a secondary that was the worst I'd ever seen at Florida last year transform itself into the strength of a national championship defense.

Now, if you'll excuse me. I have an appointment with a couple of packets of BC powder. A hangover never felt so good.

69 comments:

Mark said...

Anybody read Simmons' column today? The story about Shaun Phillips singing to the Colts' offense last weekend had me rolling.

TJ said...

It's a glorious day at G:TB. We are the #1 site for "human bowel movement on the porch".

Mark said...

Dreams do come true.

TJ said...

It would've been funnier if we were the #2 site.

Rhymenocerous said...

"Who...does #2...work for?"

"Yeah, you show that turd who's boss!"

TJ said...

The Wiz look good tonight. Down 20 to the Bulls at the half.

TJ said...

As to Rhymo's comment, that might be Tom Arnold's best work.

Whitney said...

. . . other than True Lies. Tom Arnold & Arnold. Who knew that would be the best combo?

TJ said...

This Louisville/Villanova game is awesome...

TJ said...

The ending of that game was a tribute to Knick great Charles Smith.

Mark said...

No TJ, Nova needed to miss about 3 more layups in order to be a proper tribute.

TJ said...

I think Louisville was something like 3-26 from three in that game.

rob said...

i finally caved to peer pressure and got on facebook. mark, are you friends with geoff - picture with a beard? teejay - need to get on board. it's a ridiculous time-waster.

Geoff said...

Yes, that is Mark...bald with a beard.

Rhymenocerous said...

Missed layups aside, the guy who bricked both free throws was the goat.

I love Scottie Reynolds' game. He made one ridiculous running lay-up that was so good it may make ESPN's top 10 plays tonight!

zoltan said...

I'm really looking forward to the Ravens/Titans game. I can't remember being this interested in a game where I have no rooting interest in quite a while.

rob said...

so baltimore's game plan will be conservative, then?

zoltan said...

this was obviously a catch. Only announcers can't see that.

Mark said...

Yes, Rob. That's me you saw on Geoff's page. He hounded me relentlessly until I accepted his friend request.

As for Scottie Reynolds, I don't love his game that much but the spinning, reverse lefty layup he made today was, indeed, ridiculous.

zoltan said...

Shannon Sharpe thinks the Panthers have a player named Shteve Shmiff.

rob said...

this is a pretty fun 7-7 game.

zoltan said...

Mark Clayton was literally, not proverbially, the last guy standing.

TJ said...

Alge Crumpler...daaaaagger.

zoltan said...

Didn't Roethlisburger win 2 games as a rookie, including the SB?

rob said...

how about that? this ravens team is growing on me.

zoltan said...

I was wrong:

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/R/RoetBe00_playoffs.htm

zoltan said...

Larry Fitzgerald is good at football.

rob said...

he can football like a motherfucker.

zoltan said...

"This offense fuels the entire team, including the defense." Nice job Moose.

TJ said...

The Cardinals had three 1,000 yard receivers?

Wow.

TJ said...

I'd like to join the Larry Fitzgerald slurpfest currently in progress.

Mark said...

You can count me in on that as well.

TJ said...

Who threw to him in college, Tyler Palko?

zoltan said...

Tyler Durden.

Mark said...

Rod Rutherford

TJ said...

Jake Delhomme having a rough night.

Rhymenocerous said...

Two comments on this game:

1) Travis Laboy (#55 on the Cardinals) has the most mulletlicious hairdo I've seen since Dwayne Schintzius was on a basketball court.

2) I'm not sure who the guy on the Cardinal sideline is that looks like Dauber from Coach, but he is awesome. He's sprinting up and down the sidelines like a maniac, chest-bumping players and pumping his fist. He has no papers and no headset. I think he's there solely for the purpose of firing people up, like that guy the Mighty Mighty Bosstones had.

rob said...

i assumed this would be a one-sided game, so i the wife and i just watched 'tropic thunder'. are you telling me the arizona cardinals have scored 30 unanswered points and are about to go to the nfc championship game?

also, tom cruise was phenomenal in the movie.

Rhymenocerous said...

Dwayne Jarrett and Leinart aren't doing much to make Southern Cal fans proud in this game.

And how much is Delhomme being paid to dump this game? Seriously, would $500 K in cash be enough?

Rhymenocerous said...

Tropic Thunder is pretty funny and totally inappropriate.

"You went full retard."

zoltan said...

Robert Downey Jr. was brilliant too.

Imagine if the Cardinals had Boldin?

zoltan said...

I'll leave it to Rhymo to comment on the girl who won the 14-15 pass punt kick competition.

zoltan said...

Delhomme is playing terribly.

Mark said...

Jessica Escalante was a looker. Oh sorry, I was supposed to let Rhymo comment first.

Seriously though, this has to rank as one of the all-time meltdown games for a QB in the playoffs, right?

TJ said...

Jake should call Chad Pennington.

Mark said...

At least Pennington was awful against the Ravens. This Cardinal defense isn't exactly the '85 Bears.

TJ said...

This game is so bad I'm focused on Oklahoma City/Chicago.

TJ said...

OK now this is an all-time mess.

Mark said...

Okay, now its gotta be near the top.

And yeah, I'm watching Portland-Golden State on NBATV.

Mark said...

It's Delhomme's birthday? That explains it, he's drunk.

zoltan said...

Didn't Craig Morton completely shit the bed in a SB?

rob said...

you were what, 5, when that super bowl was played? orange crush vs. doomsday.

rob said...

wait, they did all this without boldin? sweet fancy moses. the house won huge in vegas tonite.

zoltan said...

I don't remember that SB, but from what I understand Craig Morton had the worst playoff performance of a QB ever.

Rhymenocerous said...

I think Kerry Collins may want to challenge the claim that Morton has the worst SB ever. He stunk it up against the Ravens...

Mark said...

I think you may want to look up Morton's SB performance.

Mark said...

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/playoffs07/news/story?id=3207012

Mark said...

Tebow's coming back. Anybody else excited?

rob said...

i actually am. i like watching him play, and i think he can single-handedly cure aids and lead college football to a true playoff in the same season.

TJ said...

What time is Carolina/Wake?

zoltan said...

Tim Tebow has AIDS? Or is he a chemistry major?

rob said...

ron rivera looks like a kid toucher.

Mark said...

Carolina-Wake is at 8. And Tebow, already cured AIDS. He just only gave the cure to Magic Johnson. Oh wait, he never had AIDS in the first place.

rob said...

i'm really, really, really looking forward to ravens/steelers next.

and really, really, really hoping arizona beats philly.

rob said...

donnybrook in winston-salem

rob said...

james johnson just dropped a 'holy shit' dunk on the business end of an alley oop.

Rhymenocerous said...

Thanks to Comcast charging me $5 per month for the NFL network, I get a couple soccer channels. I taped the Man U - Chelsea match that came on at 11 AM EST and just finished it. Man U put a spanking on Chelsea in a 3-0 win.

The broadcast of these games is so much better than the sensory overload we get watching American football. The two announcers discuss the match, they allow the action to come before unnecessary commentary, and graphics are used sparingly. And there are no dancing robots.

rob said...

no dancing robots? fuck those limey bastards.

rob said...

baby deacs!