Posted on: August 14, 2008 2:16 pm
Edited on: August 14, 2008 2:26 pm

First installment of the WOW (Worst of the Worst)

Ok – so I figured if I put out a Top 10 list, I should turn around and mention some of the stinky teams, too. Bottom 10 lists are becoming more and more popular, so I’ll join the fray.   If your school is mentioned and you don’t like it – I don’t care. You have to know that they are on here for a good reason.    Once again – feel free to send me agreements, disagreements, anger, comments, suggestions, etc. Happy reading! WOW – The Worst of the Worst
  1. Utah State – Maybe if the Aggies stay on the list all year, Dennis Franchione can leave ESPN, Bill-Curry-style, and lead the Aggies.  I mean – his clothes all say Aggies already, right?
  2. Florida International –   Maybe they should get into a nasty brawl with another in-state school, preferably when they are horribly overmatched. Wait a second …
  3. Idaho – the Vandals. Great team name; terrible team. 
  4. Army – I almost feel bad for putting the Armed Forces on the list. But, if you stink, you stink. Just don’t tell any of these guys they might go in the NFL draft.
  5. Louisiana-Lafayette, aka ULaLa, i.e. “Ooh La La, they’re running the wrong way.” Or, “Ooh La La, they have 16 players on the field. I don’t think that’s legal, and yet they still gave up a touchdown … to the defense.”
  6. UAB – some would argue that they are the best team in Alabama with the word “Alabama” in the title. I think that may be going a bit far. The Blazers look to Blaze their way off the WOW in 2008.
  7. North Texas – remember when they brought in the hot shot high school coach who was going to take them past those low-level bowl games to the next level? Uhhh …
  8. SMU – Still? It’s been 21 years. Freshmen weren’t even born when the dreaded Death Penalty was dropped on Dallas. Maybe June Jones can make all the players wear leis and do the “haka” dance to scare some life into the team. (Did you know that June Jones’ middle name is Sheldon? Remember in When Harry Met Sally, when Billy Crystal made fun of the name Sheldon?   “A Sheldon can do your income taxes, if you need a root canal, Sheldon's your man... but humpin' and pumpin' is not Sheldon's strong suit.” That was awesome.)
  9. Syracuse – “Um, hello? Greg Robinson? This is all of up-state New York. Win some games now or go see if the Vandals need a new coach.”
  10. Temple – Ahh, the Temple of the Owls. Over here you’ll see the Tower of Ineptitude. Next to that is the Turnover Altar. And beyond that is a mural depicting Temple’s lone win in 2006.
  On the outside looking in – these teams are all poised to leap into the Coveted WOW List. -          Eastern Michigan, Minnesota, Rice, Northern Illinois, Kent State
Category: NCAAF
Tags: Bottom 10, NCAAF
Posted on: August 8, 2008 10:54 am
Edited on: August 12, 2008 1:53 pm

WWW - Wonderkid's Weekly Winners

Week by week this Fall, I'll be picking the winners (both straight up and against the spread) for 10 college football games each week. See how you match up against the Wonderkid! Since we're still a few weeks away from the season, I'll start by giving you my top 10 teams going into the season. This is not a guess as to how anyone will finish the season - it is merely a ranking of the current impressions of their talent level.
  1. Ohio State. (Is it THE OSU or just AN Ohio State University? I get so confused.) Regardless - they're loaded. If they beat USC early - pencil them in for the BCS title game.
  2. Georgia - again: loaded. Will Knowshon have a sophomore slump? Can Stafford become more effective? Will there be enough players on this side of the jailhouse to compete?
  3. Florida - I don't like Tim Tebow either, but we have to all agree that he's really that good. If Moody can carry the ball some and take the pressure of Johnny Heisman, they could be scary.
  4. USC - aren't they always loaded? UCLA may give them a run in future years, but they're not ready yet (despite a recent upset.) Again, watch that USC-OSU game for the early favorite for the BCS title game.
  5. Oklahoma - Bob Stoops has the boys ready again. But they'll probably just lose yet another BCS Bowl game. They'd better hope that they don't have to meet Fresno State, should they crash the party.
  6. Missouri - Chase Daniel is for real. Jeremy Maclin is too. Now, if they can just find a few linebackers ...
  7. Texas - Will Wuschamp as D coordinator is one of the best coaching changes in the nation. Expect the Longhorns to be stout on D. As long as Colt McCoy can produce some offense, Texas could be one to watch.
  8. Wisconsin - It's simple really. Beat Ohio State in Camp Randall in early October. Then they'd just have to negotiate that tough closing stretch with Minnesota and Cal Poly. Are you kidding me?
  9. Clemson - Can they actually do it? Can Tommy win the big one? Can Clemson decide once and for all NOT to choke at the end of the year. The RBs are scary good. Their biggest questions are mental.
  10. Auburn - Auburn is the "I don't know" team of 2008. I DON'T KNOW who the quarterback is; I DON'T KNOW how well Tony Franklin's offense will do in the SEC; I DON'T KNOW if Paul Rhoads' defense will be as good at Auburn as it was at Pitt. Back-to-back games with Tennessee and LSU should tell us early on.
Disagree? Agree? Hate 'em? Love 'em? Comments? Let me know.
Category: NCAAF
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