Friday, May 21, 2010

NCAA '11 Trailer

The trailer for NCAA '11 features the new offensive styles that are designed for each team. There is a little segment that shows TCU's Spread offense. My only question, "How in the hell did SMU get a shout out on here?" My only guess is because so many programs are trying to mold their team to be just like SMU's. F-U Craig James.

ESPN has the Hate.

The New York post never fails to bring the hate in acronym form.

ESPN is awful. This we know. They're bandwagoneering front-runners whose analysts - most notably the college football associated ones - have ridiculous opinions that pretty much go against any basic knowledge of the game, which probably makes sense as they are lacking that in droves. The way they handle TCU's, Boise State's or Utah's success is much the same way a normal person would handle a leaky nuclear reactor covered in soiled diapers and cat piss. In other words, they stay as far away from it as possible. Elephant in the room doesn't even begin to describe the situation.

However, with this recent development, it looks like ESPN may finally be coming around, at least on the Frog front.

If you haven't been watching, ESPN's 30 for 30 documentary series, which has been running for the past half year or so, has been pretty spectacular. Sure, there have been some misses - Gretzky, Rotisserie League Baseball, Ice Cube's recent crime against cinema - but for the most part, each addition has been well worth the time invested and, in the case of The U and Ali episodes, beyond spectacular. But their plans for the post-Heisman evening celebration might top them all.

I doubt any of the powers that be behind the series have caught on to my little hate filled diatribes against SMU on this here site, but it looks like someone in charge at least has veiled interest as they've greenlit an episode that takes a closer look at the pay-for-play years of the Pony Express. Now, the director behind the installment is an SMU grad, so I'm not getting my hopes up, but I'm fairly certain that the facts will speak for themselves amongst uninitiated viewers. You bet your ass I'm live blogging.

Picture it - we get to watch Dalton hoist the Heisman while we're sitting around waiting for the National Championship, and immediately afterwards see SMU's transgressions exposed on National TV. Say what you will about the birth of your child, but this has the potential to be the greatest night in any of our lives.

Thanks to Lenetown for the heads up.

CFN previews the 2010 Utes

The down side of winning 12 games is that you've got 12 different teams hell-bent on revenge. Nine of them will get their chance this fall. Being completely honest, there are probably a handful of those teams that the Frogs will likely just bitch-slap again this year. But after the Frog-gasm that was last November 14th, you know Utah has got TCU's return trip to Salt Lake City circled on their calendars. Given the nightmarish last few minutes of the '08 game up there, I think most Frog fans are a little anxious about that game, too.

Collegefootballnews.com released their 2010 Utah Preview today, so study up on your enemy.

Morning Dump

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Our season opener has a title, click the picture for the ticket link