Friday, October 22, 2010

A Tough Ho to Row

It's William & Mary Week at Igor's desk (which looks suspiciously like a bar). From the What to Watch on TV This Weekend file, if you're very lucky, you live in an area that gets the I-AA game of the week. The official listing says that the Homecoming showdown between #5 W&M and #2 Delaware will air on "The Comcast Network/Comcast SportsNet New England/Cox11-TV." Cross your fingers, set your TiVo. Noontime tomorrow.

Wrens v. Hens is always a spirited match-up, anyway, and as Homecoming opponents go, this one rots. Apparently we liked the way the Blue Hens were sucking it up a season or two ago, but in 2010, they are eons away from the patty-cakes we should be scheduling for the masses to watch.

As has been alluded to in the G:TB comments here before, the Tribe's march to the playoffs is no cakewalk. The CAA is friggin' brutal this year, as evidenced by the I-AA standings. The conference has seven teams in the top 15 right now; although the conference does boast the most teams in it with 12, even broken down per school, the Colonial is a SuperLeague right now. 259 poll points per school.

The point here is to underscore the post from earlier this week; ain't no picnic at William & Mary these days, unless you count the sparkling cider and fromage outings by Crim Dell that the undergrads are relegated to lately. Catch the game if you can.

CAA Action . . . it's not bad.



169 comments:

zman said...

I almost got into a row with a ho. Her name was Saphire.

T.J. said...

Zman still wants to discuss Crocs On A Plane...

Mark said...

Rob...sorry to hear about your recent injury. As someone who couldn't lift or play ball for nearly 4 months earlier this year I am feeling your pain. Sucks getting old. I've been back doing both for about 2 months now and I'm just starting to feel like myself again, though I've only put back on 10 of the 17-20 lbs of muscle I lost due to the injury itself as well as the (relative) inactivity (I was able to run on the elliptical...which was necessary but mind-numbingly boring). Here's hoping you can at least do that, or maybe even swim.

Mark said...

And I think this pokes a hole in your theory that short folks are genetically superior.

T.J. said...

http://dixieelixirs.com/

Danimal said...

i wonder if juan williams would have been fired if he had said gators on his plane make him nervous? have i said that already?
well, i'm with teejus...crocs on a plane!
samuel jackson - sequel? hmmm?

Danimal said...

and the dukes, after 2 horrific losses, play the wildcats of 'nova this wkd. we went from hero's to zero's pretty quickly. no bcs bowl this year i guess.

T.J. said...

Courtesy of Work Jerry I am headed to the Ravens/Bills game Sunday. Should be a close one *cough*.

mayhugh said...

Good to see Flacco can rest his arm this week. I'd set the over-under on pass attempts at 18.5.

zman said...

Luckily the Ravens don't have much of a running game with which to wear down the Bills.

Danimal said...

i thought you guys thought you were in the League of Ivy?

T.J. said...

A public Ivy to you, JMU mouthbreather.

zman said...

Pubic Ivy is more like it.

Igor said...

Or a Pubic IV. Now that's a disgusting thought.

Jerry said...

The good thing for the CAA is that the playoffs have expanded to 20 teams, which means that we'll get 5 in every year (if the conference stays this strong) and have the possibility of landing 6 bids.

The real top 10 teams in 1-aa probably includes 6 from the CAA. The polls might not work out that way because we'll all pick up losses in the conference.

The Tribe has 5 tough games remaining, one of which is a likely loss at UNC. Winning 2 of the conference games (UD, @UNH, @JMU, and UR) probably gets us in the playoffs at 7-4. Winning all 4 would give us the #1 or #2 seed.

Danimal said...

CAA : FCS as
: FBS

zman said...

OPP?

Danimal said...

opp...sure. that works.

Dave said...

rob, sorry to hear about your injury-- what happened? and why did the orthodontist prohibit you form sports?

rob said...

tore a muscle in my calf playing softball. my orthodontist is very, very confused.

rob said...

phil hughes playing the role of ebby calvin laloosh

rob said...

this home plate ump is brutal

rob said...

jesus h christ is this umpiring an embarrassment

zman said...

Have we figured out why major league pitchers wear these goofy rope necklaces?

T.J. said...

Brian Gorman should be fired between innings.

rob said...

'and hell's coming with me'. tombstone on tnt right now.

zman said...

So ... let's stop walking the go-ahead run?

T.J. said...

Season. Over.

Mark said...

I have torn a calf muscle before (Gastroc). Bummer. I'd say you'll be out 3 months but you're old as fuck so maybe its 4.

The necklaces that Z was talking about look like a bad cross between hemp necklaces and froendship bracelets. Terrible. Like Ernie Johnson doing play-by-play.

rob said...

gastroc is the one, mark. not good times.

zman said...

Did Jeter just ground out, weakly, on the first pitch? WTF?

Mark said...

I hope everyone here has seen the new Golden State unis.

Al Attles approves.

Mark said...

Terrible times, Roberto. Happened to me 4 years ago.

rob said...

why johnny ringo, you look as if somebody walked over your grave

mayhugh said...

You're no daisy... you're no daisy at all.

Hard to believe Ike from Tombstone is the evil futuristic general with the big scar in Avatar.

rob said...

when's the last time rivera pitched the bottom of the 8th down 5 runs? this is just weird.

TR said...

As I said last month, when most of your team's "clutch" players hit below .270, your postseason chances ain't good.

That said, I will root hard for the Rangers in the Series. They are a likable team. I think it would be fun to party with Ron Washington and (an off the wagon) Josh Hamilton.

TR said...

The real question here is if our offensive woes inspire us to make a run at Carl Crawford. A Cliff Lee run is a given, but Crawford remains an uncertainty.

TR said...

My biggest issue with Girardi is his braces. He looks like a tool. As my wife said, "Why wouldn't he wear Invisalign?"

rob said...

a-rod looking to end it. lovely. happy yankee elimination day, everyone.

Mark said...

I don't see Crawford as an uncertainty at all. They're gonna throw a fuckton of cash at him.

mayhugh said...

Thanking God plays big in Texas.

Danimal said...

Desmond Howard sounds extra nasally today.

Jerry said...

How did we get the B team of CAA announcers? These guys don't know the names of the players on either team. Lots of "#23......... uh....Terrance Riggins"

Great goal line defense by the Tribe after getting screwed on the fumble call.

rob said...

navy's gonna drop notre dame from their schedule - the rivalry's become too one-sided.

T.J. said...

Tribe game is nailbiter...

rob said...

texas is getting waxed at home by iowa state? what in the sam hill is going on here?

TR said...

This Navy-ND score made my day. The Mich St-NW score, on the other hand, is perplexing.

rob said...

what channel is the tribe?

T.J. said...

That weird direct tv comcast channel - 630

T.J. said...

They have a FG chance to win...

Danimal said...

Yeah...the nd game is really making my day. Just ask my wife. And yes msu NW perplexing as was the line or so I thought. Good times in the house of danimal.

T.J. said...

Hooked a 42 yarder. Miss. Suck it Blue Hens. Suck it Rich Gannon.

Danimal said...

Wow...u see that msu catch

Danimal said...

Wow...u see that msu catch

TR said...

Tribe hangs on b/c Hens miss a 42 yd figgie w/ 30 secs left. The Burg will go apeshit! Actually, it won't. But Whit will.

rob said...

couldn't find the tribe game, but i like the result. that's a great big huge giant win.

rob said...

whit's a killer.

whit's a mess.

TR said...

Crazy MSU catch. Announcers didn't get excited enough.

TR said...

Slapshot reference, Rob?

T.J. said...

Rob, way to work a subtle Slap Shot reference into this college football thread.

T.J. said...

Rob, way to work a subtle Slap Shot reference into this college football thread.

TR said...

Great pair of games later today and tonight. A liquor store trip will be in the cards soon.

Danimal said...

That td could end up making my day....wow

TR said...

Not sure if NW let MSU score on purpose, but it really plays into their hands. They'll be down 8 with a minute left.

Danimal said...

Tribesmen--congrats. Huge win.
I sent my 8-mo pregnant wife earlier. Luv u honey bunny.

Danimal said...

To the liquor store that is. Msu covering like that is real real naace

Danimal said...

Who will ever replace Verne lundquist?

Jerry said...

That was a really good win for the Tribe. Delaware is tough -- extremely solid D and they don't make mistakes. I wouldn't be shocked at at all if Delaware or Villanova won the national championship and we just beat both of them in consecutive weeks.

Jerry said...

UNH and UMass are playing at Gillette. Weird.

rob said...

the big east and the acc should really be 1-aa conferences

Mark said...

Lots of liquor store trips for the G:TB crew. I made mine last night. This is an underrated CFB Saturday. Notre Dame getting waxed by Navy is just icing on the cake. Unfortunately, I'm going to a local church fall festival with the family in about an hour. Going to miss the second half of Auburn-LSU and Iowa-Wisconsin. Bummer.

Will rally strong with night games and UFC tonight though.

Mark said...

Have I ever mentioned how much I miss Cam Newton?

rob said...

church fall festival, huh? didn't see that coming. mark's full of surprises. a real renaissance man.

Mark said...

It's like the fair, basically. Rides, fatty foods, carnies. Good times, kind of. Its at the church I was forced to attend in my youth. A beloved local tradition.

Told the future wife and step daughter we'd meet my sister and her kids earlier in the week. Didn't fully think it through, obviously.

rob said...

no worries. i'm dropping the kids off at their dance studio and taking the wife on a date. i'll miss much of the evening action, too. might get lucky, though.

rob said...

cam newton wouldn't be any good at all in urban meyer's offense, nosiree.

Mark said...

Nick Fairley is a fucking monster. Does Auburn have a secret lab where they genetically engineer defensive tackles?

Danimal said...

Why's everyone hatin on Irish? Jmu about to lose 3rd. W and m will kill them. Rob keep us posted on ADA-AFTER DATE ACtion

rob said...

luck and a missed tackle kept les miles from another clock disaster

Danimal said...

Danimal celibate w wife 8 mos prego, geoffs favorite word

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T.J. said...

Cam Newton > Sir Issac Newton > Fig Newton

mayhugh said...

Did NOT see that Tribe win coming at all, and unfortunately didn't get to watch a minute of it. Did Callahan start the game?

Danimal said...

Tommy Callahan?

Danimal said...

Gary danielson just said "balls deep" I'm on TiVo mind u

Jerry said...

Jimmye made the QB switch halfway through the 3rd. Paulus was playing OK, but we only had 3 points at the time. We had been moving the ball in a struggling kind of way. We scored a TD on Callahan's 1st drive to cut the lead to 3. Callahan wasn't measurably better but he did hit on a couple of 30 yard plays, which we really needed because it's tough to drive on DEL.

Defense came up big - stopped Delaware 2x at the end when we were up 1 (the latter stop resulted in the missed FG). Offense had a chance to ice it with 3 minutes left, but went 3 and out.

Jerry said...

Farely is ridiculous.

T.J. said...

Wisconsin/Iowa is also ridiculous.

T.J. said...

400 yds rushing by Auburn?

Um, wow.

Jerry said...

And Rangers-Bruins is about to get underway.

Mark said...

I can't see the LSU-Auburn game but judging from the Twitter machine it sounds like Les Miles is doing Les Miles type things. And Nebraska-Okie state is burning the barn.

T.J. said...

Did you lose the ring toss? How is the fried dough? Which carny games have the huge Pink Panther?

Jerry said...

Miles made a semi-controversial decision to go for it rather than punt, which I agreed with. 4th and medium, down 7 with ~3 minutes left around their own 35. Made sense to me because I didn't think they'd get the ball back if they punted.

They called a TO to set up the 4th down play and couldn't get the personnel/formation right. Resulted in a sloppy play that went nowhere.

Danimal said...

UT 7- Bama 0
that was too easy..

Danimal said...

vandy students must be studying...no one there...
i think my dad and his neighbor are announcing.

mayhugh said...

TJ seems very jealous of Mark's fried food opportunities this evening. Something tells me Mark won't take advantage of these the way The Teej would.

mayhugh said...

Can they just finish up all the rest of the baseball games tomorrow? I'm really not jazzed about not being able to watch syndicated sitcoms that I've seen at least a dozen times before.

Danimal said...

Erin has had the same outfit on all day. I wonder if she freshened up down there.

mayhugh said...

If anyone's footballed out for today, "Outlaw" is on NBC right now. Enjoy it while you can.

d-train said...

missouri lookin good.
fyi - "dtrain" the name, given by current 2nd in command at missouri ath dept...former bff, pre-winchester...now you know.

d-train said...

tryin to figure out how to view porn on wife's computer w/out her knowin about it? any experts out there?

Mark said...

You are right Mayhugh. I only indulged in some Zeppolis tonight. And some ribs, but those weren't fried. And I won my a couple goldfish for the kids I was with. Who's awesome ?

>this guy<

Mark said...

Mizzou's hanging with OU so far. I like it. And UNC-Miami looks to be a pretty solid game as well. If the UFC event isn't total crap, tonight's gonna work out well.

And oh yeah, there's baseball on too. Guess I'll flip to that now and again.

Mark said...

D...I'm a porn expert but not a covert porn expert. Luckily, my lady's pretty open minded.

Mark said...

Not that any of you care, but Jerryd Bayless was traded to the Hornets tonight. I can not wait to watch him and Chris Paul in the same backcourt.

rob said...

jaime moreno became the mls' all-time leading goal-scorer in the final game of his career this evening. that's pretty cool.

Mark said...

I don't think facts like this are helping you get lucky tonight, Rob.

rob said...

no, but the little lady just went next door to have a couple more drinks with the neighborhood womenfolk. that will.

Danimal said...

Is she getting lucky with them or u? And has the torn calf muscle inhibited things?

Mark said...

Calf tear made it tough, not impossible though.

Speaking of little ladies, my 10 year old niece is sleeping over tonight. She's an inch short than the future wife. Future wife is a tiny, tiny person.

Jerry said...

I'm watching the baseball.

Tonight may have been the final episode of Outlaw.

Mark said...

Baseball has moved to 2nd TV status, thanks to UNC being fucking terrible.

rob said...

does joe buck have aids?

rob said...

that strike call to ishikawa was laughable

Danimal said...

Anyone else having audio issues on ok game?

Mark said...

The audio issues with Mizzou-Oklahoma are killing me.

Mark said...

Girlier name, Aubrey or Whitney?

Danimal said...

Ballgame. Glad to hear audio issue isn't just me. Thought maybe these shrooms were really f'n w the danimal

Mark said...

About half of my extended family went to Missouri. That said, their stadium sucks and Columbia sounds terrible as major college towns go. No wonder Quin Snyder had to cheat his ass off to get recruits to come play for him. I bet Gary Pinkel is crooked as shit too.

rob said...

aubrey, but it's close.

tense baseball game, tight in missouri. nice sporting evening.

Mark said...

Not to sound unpatriotic, but is it really necessary to have 'God Bless America' sung during the 7th inning stretch of every game?

rob said...

that's yet another reason to hate the yankees, mark.

Mark said...

The gift that keeps on giving. Just like herpes.

Mark said...

As much as loather FSU, I do really like Buster Posey. Hell of a player.

rob said...

uribe! did not see that coming.

rob said...

say, tim, you got a joint?

be a lot cooler if you did.

Mark said...

Damn. Mizzou looks legit.

Mark said...

As much as I think Columbia sucks as a college town, I bet the scene is pretty kickass tonight.

T.J. said...

It was "Goal Posts Drink for Free" night:

Thousands of yellow-clad fans stormed the field even before the end of the Sooners' final, desperate play, hauling one goal post and part of the other to a local tavern after Missouri won 36-27 on Saturday night.

mayhugh said...

Wow. Albert Haynesworth just made one helluva play, using the guard to knock over cutler. That came out of nowhere.

Igor said...

Haynesworth seems to have decided to play today. But the Skins need to capitalize on this ineptitude. Mcnabb finding defenders' hands with the same radar Rypien used to have.

T.J. said...

Ravens game not going as well for their fans as expected...or us in the fans rooting for the Bills.

T.J. said...

If I were to lose my survivor pool, it might as well be at the game I picked.

Wow do the Ravens look overmatched. It's surreal.

T.J. said...

If I were to lose my survivor pool, it might as well be at the game I picked.

Wow do the Ravens look overmatched. It's surreal.

T.J. said...

I hate to be a rob and talk fantasy football, but I have already lost this week's game because of Roddy White and Todd Heap. It's literally over. Wow.

Danimal said...

No complaints thus far on bouman...he's very solid....pretty amazing. And his wife is a solid 9.5.

Danimal said...

Bouman is 14-22 for 175 yds 2tds and no picks

Mark said...

Bouman's a badass. As the archives of G:TB will tell you, Dan.

mayhugh said...

Wow, great pick DeAngelo. That throw was really lazy.

zman said...

Arthur Blank listens to The Go! Team?

mayhugh said...

McNabb looks like absolute poop today.

T.J. said...

I hate to be a rob and talk fantasy football, but I have already lost this week's game because of Roddy White and Todd Heap. It's literally over. Wow.

T.J. said...

Uncle Month is wearing stoopid purple and the Bills are about to lose by 14. Sorry zman and work jerry (who is two feet from me).

Danimal said...

Jinx. Pick 6

Igor said...

Making Mike Martz look astute is difficult to do. Kudos, Skins.

mayhugh said...

Cutler just threw the worst pass in the history of professional football.

mayhugh said...

Thank God DeAnglo was covering the play instead of Rogers.

Igor said...

I had just switched out the Darrell Green jersey for the Riggo one two plays ago. Wow. There may be something to this.

zman said...

Like what? You're too old to wear jerseys?

zman said...

NO has practically doubled Cleveland in every offenseive statistic that is typically meaningful, except for points (which is always meaningful) where Cleveland has doubled NO. Weird.

T.J. said...

Ed. Reed.

Igor said...

Gano. Gone.

Can't imagine he's a Redskin by Tuesday.

Igor said...

The Redskins should have 50 points. This is atrocious.

rob said...

listened to most of this game on the drive to williamburg (wait, homecoming was yesterday?). really glad i didn't have to watch it, although the last 10 minutes have been a comedy of ineptitude. nice hands, laron.

rob said...

wow, jay cutler really, really sucks

Igor said...

DeAngelo Hall.

Igor said...

Zman, hope you had some issues with Time Warner cable today.

Igor said...

There's been an inordinate amount of spectacular interceptions today. And, I guess, some pretty shitty QBing.

Igor said...

Can the Raiders blow a 38 point lead? I say yes.

Mark said...

I'm sure nobody cares, but Kenny Britt and his 7 receptions for 225 yards and 3 TDs has been resting comfortably on my fantasy bench all day. Nice work by me. I'll know better the next time Ken's in a bar brawl on Friday morning.

mayhugh said...

Mark, don't know about you but I need Phil Rivers to get his ass in gear and throw a couple TD strikes in the 4th.

mayhugh said...

And of course he throws one to gates, whom I'm playing against.

Mark said...

I couldve used another TD toss or two from Rivers. For sure. One to Patrick Crayton wouldve been even better. Sadly, Phillip's having to do a little too much on his own these days.

zman said...

Oakland mustered 508 yards of offense?

zman said...

The Pats mustered 179 yards of offense?

zman said...

The Bills mustered 506 yards of offense?!?

zman said...

Cincy and Atlanta combined for over 900 yards of offense?

zman said...

Looks like I picked a great Sunday to agree to dinner at the zmom's.