Thursday, September 29, 2011

Hate Week Players To Watch: SMU Mustangs


I've been mostly absent with the hate this week, because nobody can compare to the hate that our very own Sir Wesley Willis has for the Mustangs, so I'll keep the players to watch mostly football related. However, I am curious as to why SMU's mascot is the Mustangs, yet you often hear them referred to as the Ponies and their saying is "Pony Up". If someone can explain this to me in the comments section, I'd greatly appreciated it. I mean, a mustang is a grown horse, and I'm pretty sure it's more specifically a wild horse, at least according to wikipedia, so that's actually kind of cool. Kind of. So why would they completely gay it up and willingly call themselves the Ponies? That's something Aggies would do in a lame attempt to disparage your program. I mean, a mustang looks something like this, yet SMU willingly refers to themselves as this. Not very intimidating. Alright, but if their mascot is actually the Mustang, they'd have a real mustang as a mascot, right? Nope, they've got the gayest mascot since the Hawaii Rainbow. Alright, so maybe it's gayer. Anyways, I guess it's time for me to get focused on players to watch, although making fun of the nonsensical nature of SMU's mascot confusion has been pretty fun.

Offense: WR Der'rikk (I'm not making that up) Thompson (RS Fr. 5'11 188, #7)

Der'rikk Thompson
Once you look past the incredibly unique spelling of his name, Thompson (I'll refer to him by last name going forward so I don't have to constantly double check my spelling) emerged last week as a big play WR for the MustPonies in their 42-0 shutout of god-awful Memphis. Before last week, Thompson hadn't made a catch, but with go-to WR Cole Beasley hurting his knee, Thompson broke through with 6 catches for 104 yards, including a 44 yard TD. Beasley will be out against the Frogs this week as well, so Thompson will be asked to fill the void again, along with leading receiver Darius Johnson. Hopefully SMU will continue to experience garbage QB play that has plagued them since June Jones arrived, and former New Mexico State Aggie JJ McDermott will find our defensive backs on occasion the way the Yao Ming Clone he replaced did for us last year.

For those wanting me to profile SMU fatback Zach Line, I chose not to for a few reasons: I picked him as a player to watch last year and he went on to gut our defense, he has a separated shoulder, not that it matters, and I worry much more about teams passing on us than I do them running. Also, I already profiled one chubby loudmouth RB from Baylor this season and he went on to run for 100 yards in the first half. Call me superstitious, but I'm not giving him my time today.

Defense: LB Ja'Gared Davis (Jr. 6'1 220, #56)


Ja'Gared, which I'm told is Latin for "The Garrett", has 20 tackles on the young season, 3 1/2 for loss, including 1 1/2 sacks, has forced a fumble, intercepted a pass, broken up 4 passes while defensing 5, and recovered a fumble for a touchdown. Most of these stats came against UTEP, a game where he was named the Bronko Nagurski national defensive player of the week. Since he's about the only SMU defensive player to ever garner any national attention in ages, I will go ahead and give him the nod as the defensive player to watch this week, although players like LB Taylor Reed and 14th year Senior safety Chris Banjo are much more important to their sudden defensive emergence, if you wanna give them credit for that. Also, as I mentioned last year, SMU has a dude from Estonia named Margus Hunt playing defensive end/kick block extraordinaire, but I cant think of Estonia without thinking of this.

Go Frogs. SMU sucks. I hope it's a complete bloodbath Saturday. If I stir up any hate between now and Saturday I'll make sure to share with all of you.

*I was tempted to replace every hyperlinked player with a story of an SMU drug overdose or some SMU drug tale, but the amount of stories that appeared when I googled it outnumbered the amount of players I mentioned above, and I didn't feel fair choosing some and not all of them. Sorry for the boring links to their actual names and face.

50 comments:

JB said...

Pure genius. I suppose I should expect nothing less from the best Sportscasters or Sportswriters in the area. The Mustang/Pony conundrum has always confused me as well, so thank you for clearing that up for me. SMU sucks.

Tyler Springer said...

Look man. Peruna, is a pony. He killed the Navy Ram. As a matter of fact, he is the only mascot to kill another mascot during a game in the NCAA. We're Mustangs, but we love Peruna, our badass, mascot killing mascot. Let me know when a Horned frog does anything of significance. Hate week <3

shortnkerley's said...

Which brings my point full circle- why the fuck is your mascot a pony? That makes no sense. Our mascot isn't a bullfrog, is it? Dumb.

Jack Burton said...

did I just catch a heart symbol from that last guy on an award winning college football blog?

sch12 said...

we dont need to justify our (obviously better) mascot when 1. you live in ft worth 2. tcu is for everyone who couldnt get into smu and 3. your mascot is a fucking frog.

Jack Burton said...

Apparently you do...

shortnkerley's said...

A horned frog won a Rose Bowl. That's a little more bad ass than anything a Pony did. FYI- I didn't apply to SMU and neither did most TCU grads. Nobody wants to wind up dead in a port o potty, get a wicked drug addiction or watch losing football. So you're saying the city famous for Most Eligible Dallas is better than FW? Ok then...

sch12 said...

biggest cokehead i know went to tcu, but honestly, you know how i know you all just retarded? because youre arguing about mascots when i could think of ten better football related things you could get us for that actually make sense

Cro-magnon Frog said...

Your stupid Pony was also hit and killed by a drunk SMU student on mockingbird lane.

So congratulations, you are also the first school to run over your own precious mascot with a landrover while hopped up on pain meds and slamming C-roc vodka.

Jack Burton said...

sch12... did you pay the troll toll?

BuckNasty said...

i don't think we're arguing about mascots, we're just pointing out the fact that your mascot is a mustang, but you say pony.
A mustang is defined as a "feral horse" or "wild horse".
A pony is defined as a horse that measures less than 14.2 hands. A horse is greater than 14.2 hands. So basically, all men that go to SMU have small penises.

shortnkerley's said...

Pretty sure this post was about players to watch, and yall got all butt hurt bc I made fun of your pony. This is an award winning blog. We aren't retarded. We are the champions...of the world. Don't you read? I don't have enough time to write the million ways we are better than you athletically. Besides, if I hadn't made fun of your baby horse, you trolls wouldn't be here crying like bitches, so once again, just like football, I win.

Cro-magnon Frog said...

Tyler,

I would also like to correct a few things you have stated about your murderous mascot.

First of all, the rumor is that it kicked the Fordham mascot in the head, not the Navy Mascot, So obviously, the story has been changed while told in your opium dens.

Second of all, no one can find an exact date of what game it happened at and is much more of a mythical story than true event.


True story's about SMU are the drug overdose stories covered regularly by the news despite the unviersities best efforts to cover them up.

Go suck perunias pussy.

D said...

sch12

in recent and past, we have indeed come up with more than 10 football related things. it's like filling out a never-ending excel sheet, it gets old.


the main goal here is driving our "fuck smu as a whole...and fuck dallas" mantra as far as it can go. savy?

Tyler Springer said...

"on an award winning college football blog"

Dude, I know you're compensating and all, but just buying a big truck or Range Rover would probably be easier. Is that what you tell girls at your raging TCU parties? "Yeah, Im pretty much the shit, my mascot is a horned frog and I have an award winning college football blog....that's an award winning blog now, don't forget."

As far as misinformation about who and what Peruna killed, all I can go off of is what I've been told. But the fact remains, Peruna killed something. Get on our level.

sch12 said...

you really make this too easy. though i should be writing a paper right now, i couldn't pass up opportunity to show you how stupid this mascot argument is. a horned frog, children, isn't related to frogs or toads in any way...its a fucking LIZARD you dumb dumb bastards. get this weak ass shit out of here and watch animal planet some time. also, mr. "award winning college football blog", have someone smarter than you edit your post before you publish it...might avoid future embarrassment and typos. We have plenty of tutors available here at SMU!


savy? faggots

Tyler Springer said...

*savvy

shortnkerley's said...

Who said a horned frog wasn't a lizard? We didn't name the animal. Last I check a mustang and a pony aren't necessarily the same thing either. You guys can't seem to drop the mascot thing. You also must not get the semi-sarcasm of us being "award winning", although it is true.

I'd discuss football with you idiots, but you don't wanna touch that topic since we own you in that department, as does Army apparently...in your own stadium. Wanna move on to baseball...nevermind. Your school is so weak athletically that it can't field one of those teams.

Keep visiting the site though- you're just pumping up the traffic at this award winning blog. Or go write your paper then snort the inside of a Fentanyl patch off of it. That's the norm there, right? Ask Texas Monthly.

shortnkerley's said...

Nobody gives a shit what your mascot killed. We have a winning football team, so we've got other things to rest our laurels on. Like winning.

Seriously, scoreboard bitches. Let me know when you're relevant again then we can talk. Until then, you are nowhere near our level.

Tyler Springer said...

Could you not have a Mustang, pony? I pretty sure that's possible. Plus what up with the drug stereotype? There are no more here than any other college campus in the US. But I'm sure you guys already know that, last time I was over there I lost count of the number of trap houses that border your campus.

shortnkerley's said...

When you find where I made reference to a horned frog as being a frog and not a lizard, let me know and I'll get my editor (myself) to edit it. I made a comment about a bullfrog, in the comments section, mind you, because having a bullfrog as a mascot would be just as dumb as y'all having a pony. Good to know the higher ups at our school make smarter decisions to do dumb shit like that. The write up is about players to watch, though. I bet you can't read that far without getting a headache though. You are not smart, bud. Email me that paper and I'll be glad to edit it for you.

shortnkerley's said...

Springer can't read either. "a mustang and a pony aren't necessarily the same thing" is what I wrote. Reading comprehension fail.

Sure, there are drugs everywhere, but Texas Monthly doesn't profile every other school's problems and cover ups.

Tyler Springer said...

"Springer can't read either. 'a mustang and a pony aren't necessarily the same thing' is what I wrote. Reading comprehension fail. "


Then I said, can you not have a Mustang, pony? I'm confounded as to where you think there's an error in that...

whyumadtho said...

All mascot bullshit aside, TCU consistently has worse graduation statistics, whether that be job placement, starting salary, or what have you. They also have more lax admissions standards.

It's sad that the only reason you can come up with to bash SMU/Dallas is football related. How's that TCU diploma treating you at Edward Jones btw? You'll get to six figures in a couple decades I bet. Fucking tools.

shortnkerley's said...

This is a sports blog. Not the place to talk academics. I did mention drug scandals as well, so I ventured off football.

D said...

I apologize. I thought I had two v's in savvy. What is this the fucking spelling bee.

You got me good.

D said...

ahh, I did it again. Please substitute the period for a question mark my little pony.

CounselorFrog said...

Are we really comparing graduation statistics, job placement, and starting salary? Mark that one under who gives a shit.

Sir Wesley Willis said...

Graduation smack is all they have to go on, team. And I'm not even sure it's relevant.

LA Frog said...

whyumad. Is it because you spent all of that 6 figure income on a car and now live in a tiny apartment in Five Points (not a Gangs of New York reference -- it's a real place in Dallas). It's all about the perception of wealth in Dallas/ at SMU. Those who are wealthy don't flaunt it. They don't need to draw attention to themselves -- they just live. Just like TCU football -- they just win. They don't need to scream out "hey look at me, we won a few games, please label me the next great non-AQ" You digust me!

B-O-Y-C-E said...

http://media.trb.com/media/thumbnails/story/2011-02/59181084-02190313.jpg
Nuff said

B-O-Y-C-E said...

One more thing....
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_BwMQiTTD5Ak/TJzFpyE4X0I/AAAAAAAAB1E/DMMcLQ9iqGQ/s1600/iron-skillet.jpg

D said...

I like where your head's at BOYCE.

Sir Wesley Willis said...

If we are really trying to have a successful alumni pissing contest, last time I checked there are a fuckton of wealthy folks that went to TCU. See: stadium expansion and overall campus development these past 5 years. So based on their bottom-lines, I'd say that degree worked out ok.

Reed said...

fuck smu i chose not to apply to that school as soon as i set foot on that stuck up campus. realized it was all about money and the percetption of wealth. fuck dallas too. Go Frogs thank God im not rooting for a faggot ass pony.

snk hilarious shit about army. couldnt imagine having a hard time selling out ACS for a bowl game and then losing, to a military school. Ill be back in FW from htown for my first game this year.

and to you smu fans reading. yes the pasadena was incredible

sch12 said...
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B-O-Y-C-E said...

^ frogs 9-2 against smu last 11 years

sch12 said...

40-33

Auxilio said...

Not sure if this was mentioned or not, but apparently the rumor is that over 80 cars (around Berry St) were shot with a pellet gun by SMU students. I can confirm that 3-4 cars on my block had their windows shot out, and my truck has a nice hole just below the window. They targeted TCU cars, and then painted Pony ^ somewhere. At some point of course, you think about retaliation. But then you realize, we're not that childish.

I never even thought about applying to such a garbage school. So they're ranked well academically? I wonder if they factor in drug related deaths on their graduation rate.

B-O-Y-C-E said...

46-40-7

sch12 said...

havent had a death at smu in 5 years, tcu has had how many in the past 2? dumbasses. also you vandalized our campus the past 2 years, spray painted our stadium, ruined two fountains. it's a rivalry, we just beat you, take it like the bitches you all are. pony up

sch12 said...

also dont act all mature and dignified; it's really low to bring up students dying as a blow to another university, especially one that has a connection to you. hypocrite

Rotten Arsenal said...

sch12... when you can beat us without the help of the refs, then you can talk shit. You barely beat us and we played like crap. Enjoy your win, but seriously, this entire event was an embarrassment for everybody on the field today.

sch12 said...

i will give it to you, it was a great game, and im glad we can finally compete..makes the rivalry even better. 23 pts in the fourth quarter is not easy to do. sorry about your cars

sch12 said...

a loss is a loss rotten arsenal. excuses wont win you championships

Auxilio said...

Lol, congrats, your team won at football. They should be proud of themselves. They managed to beat a good team and should enjoy it.

Not sure why you're still hanging out on a TCU fan site. Are you a fan? We have T-Shirts.

Auxilio said...

SMU has a connection to me? I can't imagine how SMU affects me, apart from the joy of having beat your team 3 out of my 4 years at TCU, and a single loss.

The reason I bring up the tragic deaths of your classmates is to point out that we're a better school. Hell, anyone dying is a bad thing. But to choose to go to a school where that's a common thing? That's a "little" bit silly.

Go enjoy your win, have a beer, and we'll see you next year.

Rotten Arsenal said...

I'm not making excuses. We didn't deserve to win... but seriously, neither did SMU. And those officials should never work again.
All I'm saying is that this is nothing to be proud of... by anybody. Please enjoy the skillet... I have no doubt it will be back in Fort Worth next year.

sch12 said...

bro, i just told you we havent had a death in 5 years, i dont know how that measures how good a school is? you had one last year..

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