Dallas takes on the Giants tonight to kick start the NFL season. Football is officially in full swing.
Eastern time listed.
Dallas at NY Giants - 8:30 - NBC
Headed to LSU this weekend, Sark brought a live Tiger to practice today
Published: Tuesday, 04 September 2012 17:14
"It is a pantheon of concrete and steel...it is haunted and it is loud..."
When Sark leads his team into Tiger Stadium Saturday night he doesn't want them freaked out by the environment.
Yes, from time to time LSU has been known to place their Tiger "Mike VI" next to the opposing team; but hey, what's a little fun amongst friends right? And, I mean who would be intimidated by a 500 pound Bengal Tiger right next to them?
So, what did Sark do? Yep, he had a live Tiger brought to practice today (this one only weighed about 300 pounds).
If you've never been, Tiger Stadium on a Saturday night is a magical environment. Put it on the list and get there one day.
Update>Here's video of the Tiger at UW's practice today compliments of Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times. Note to UW guys, if you put your hands near Mike's cage (like the guy does in this video), you'll lose your hand.
Best tweet we saw related to this was...
@slmandel @bcondotta Letting the tiger loose on the field would give Huskies a pretty good idea of what to expect from LSU's defense.
— bradlocke (@bradlocke) September 4, 2012
Bielema not sharing game footage with Oregon State
Published: Tuesday, 04 September 2012 14:28
Oregon State's week 1 game vs. Nicholls State was postponed / cancelled due to Hurricane Isaac's impact on the south Louisiana area where Nicholls is located.
This week Oregon State will host Wisconsin in what will now be Oregon State's opener. Due to the fact that Oregon State has no week 1 game footage to share with Wisconsin, Bret Bielema has decided that he will not share their week 1 film with Oregon State.
It's an interesting tactic by Bielema. Your thoughts?
There is no integrity in the AP Poll
Published: Tuesday, 04 September 2012 12:24
So a few weeks back, "for the integrity of the poll" USA Today & the AFCA chose to out Lane Kiffin's confidential vote in the Coaches Poll. Ah yes, making his confidential vote public surely helped maintain / restore the integrity of the poll [insert sarcasm font].
Fast forward to today, the AP releases their poll following week 1's games. Fairly quickly the twitterverse seized upon the fact that a writer from the Bay Area, Ray Ratto, had some let's say quirky votes. For example, Ratto has West Virginia at the bottom of his ballot placing them at #24. Yes, your memory is correct, West Virginia coming off that 70-33 spanking of Clemson in the Orange Bowl did open up this weekend with a thorough trouncing of in-state foe Marshall 69-34.
So Ratto has WVU #24....let's see where everyone else has them....the Coaches Poll has them at #8...and the full AP Poll has them at #9. Anyone else find this odd? Where is the integrity monitor?
Take a look at how Pollspeak.com analyzed Ratto's votes. Some might take issue with Texas State at #16; but they did beat Houston with a first time starter at quarterback [there's that sarcasm font again].
There's plenty more in there to make one scratch their head; but really why take the time. This is pathetic.