Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Gameday Afterthoughts

For being the first gameday of the new season, I thought things went pretty well. We ended up pulling a great tailgate crowd, despite our total lack of organization and a broken tent. It still amazes me that we all agree to "take it easy" on Friday night so we will have plenty of energy on Gameday and then proceed to get annihilated beyond belief at 7th Haven.

After watching the game on CSTV being replayed at 3 pm on Sunday, I feel like I have filled in enough of the "holes" to actually comment on the game. I was impressed with the way the Frogs were able to handle business while not showing Texas much for next week.

Andy Dalton had the kind of start he needed to start to build confidence week by week. I wouldn't say he was astonishing, but there were several plays that showed a sign of maturity that you don't typically see in a redshirt freshman in his first start. Specifically, he had a pass in the 4th where he felt pressure, found a lane, and threw a strike to Ervin Dickerson for a 14 yard touchdown.

Our defense played incredible and didn't show any signs of missing Tommy Blake. They put together a very impressive second half with 3 picks and only gave up 78 total yards to the cubs. Our incredible speed on defense allows us to blitz with alot of different looks and still be step for step with the receivers.

I have to wrap this post game analysis up short to go beg the dentist to fit me in today. For those of you who don't know, this win came with a price...for me. I decided to meat out and attempt to get my brother to fight me but all I ended up with was a chipped tooth and a scraped face (I look really professional today in the office). It's the price you pay for Gameday...i guess.

I look about as cool as Dumb and Dumberer's version of the one and only Lloyd Christmas.

8 comments:

Casey Printers said...

You meathead Fincher. Question about the game, as I do not have CSTV and was also inebriated enough that the game is a little fuzzy - Did we really blitz all that much? I really don't remember our LB's going anywhere unless it was dropping back into coverage. Or was I just too shitcanned to remember?

Anonymous said...

Hey Fincher, do you remember the lil slap war at Carter's house? Ya, pretty cool. You slapped me when i was walking away you pussy and then begged me to slap you back b/c you were scared that I was going to suprise you...and i guess you just felt really bad. Good fun though

THEFINCH said...

How am I suppose to remember if your name is anonymous and I was blackout? I bet you slap like a pussy

THEFINCH said...

You're right, we didn't blitz very much at all, I was just eluding to our speed and blitz packages because we will be pulling them out in the near future.

WWHD (What Would Henson Do) said...

No biggie on fighting Fincher- I apparently tried to fight a couple of my friends, 1/2 the student section, 3 girls, one toddler, and my whole family (the last of which resulted in my being 'grounded' by my parents from going out post game). Feedback ranged from you were "awesome" to "belligerent." I originally chalked it up to Gameday and months worth of anticipation. However, after a review of the tape it is quite possible that it was over the line. Regardless, I cannot violate the sanctity of the "no apolgies on Gameday" rule. Sorry for the mispellings.

Buffalo said...

Never, ever, apologize for gameday.
I fell asleep in a yard before the clock struck 11, but am I sorry. No way.

Casey Printers said...

Ok Buffalo, I've got to ask...who's yard?

THEFINCH said...

I appreciate the support...now I don't feel so bad. Sometimes you gotta say fuck it, it's Gameday bitches