Archive for the ‘College Football’ Category
Now that the college football signing day is done, many talented high school
football players will be wearing NCAA apparel of their choice. What an exciting
time they have ahead of them. They get to keep playing the game they love with
dreams of making it into the NFL. Most won’t make it to the next stage, so I hope
they take their education seriously.
With the NCAA giving Penn State football extreme penalties, many of the football
players are choosing to keep the Penn State NCAA logos on their helmets.
The NCAA had given all the players a chance to transfer to another college without
having to sit out a year. With their motto being “success with honor” you have to give
these young men credit with sticking with their college and trying to rebuild the program.
None of these players had anything to do with the mess caused and for them to decide
to stay is very admirable. Worst case for them is that they get a free college education.
Joe Paterno’s statue was taken down by Penn State this weekend
after a report came out about the cover up of child abuse by him
and other top officials at the college. The NCAA will come out
today with the penalties it plans to give the football program.
It may be as severe as no football at all for 5 years. It may be
awhile before you see the Lions is NCAA apparel. Will the
punishment be to harsh or to mild for what they covered
up? You make up your own mind.
Now that a new and very damaging report has come out about the
Penn State rape case, many are calling for the NCAA to to kick
their football program out for good. Paterno and others lied and
covered up the rape case for over a decade. Had they done the right
thing and reported it to the authorities, they could have prevented
the rapes of many other young boys. They put themselves and the
football program above all else, with no regard the the young boys
who were being abused. Their NCAA football jerseys should be
shelved for at least two years and the players on the team should be
allowed to sign with another college without penalties.
Accused child abuser and former assistant football coach
Sandusky will not testify in his own trial. Sandusky who
is accused of molesting 10 boys over 15 years will hear
closing arguments in his case today. The trial should go
to the jury later this afternoon. There are 51 charges
against him. Sandusky who is 68, if found guilty will
spend the rest of his life in prison. He will be trading in
his college basketball jackets for prison garb.
What a fun day for high school football players that
are good enough to play college football. Yesterday was
National signing day where the players signed papers
committing to whose NCAA football jerseys they would wear. Some
players had a multitude of schools to choose from. When
I was that age, I was just trying to find a college that would
take me because my high school grades were so bad. These
young me will embark on a journey of a lifetime that will
stay with them the rest of their lives. I hope they take their
education seriously because it is a gift that most students
cannot afford or go into debt for.
The long standing coach at Penn State, Joe Paterno has died.
Though he was fired because of a sex scandal involving one of
his coaches, Paterno should be remembered of all the great things
he did. Paterno has won more games than any division one coach,
409 total. If you wore a football jersey, were just a college student
or wore college basketball shorts, Paterno treated you the same. He
was a teacher of men. He taught how to get along in life, not just in
sports. Beloved by many, we will never see a coach like him again.
What’s the difference between this game and the first game between Alabama and LSU?. Alabama’s field goal kicker made more field goals than he missed. If he would have made a couple in the first meeting, Alabama would have won that game as well. Shelley made 5 field goals, missed 2 and missed an extra point. Final score, Alabama 21, LSU 0. Everyone figured this to be a defensive game but I sure thought LSU would do better than 92 total yards and only 5 first downs. LSU won’t be getting any championship NCAA stickers, only an “L” for loser if they get any at all. LSU is the first team in history to be shut out in a BCS title game. This was not the game I had hoped it would be. I know defenses win championships, but a great offensive game is much more fun to watch
If your a college football fan, you had to of loved the BCS Bowl games yesterday. The Fiesta Bowl was my favorite game. I just love high scoring games and this game did not disappoint. The final score was 41-38 with Oklahoma taking the win over Stanford. Stanford had 2 late chances to win but they missed a field goal at the end of the game and one in overtime. Andrew Luck of Stanford had another big game and most likely solidified himself as the number one draft pick. The second great game was the Rose Bowl. The final score was 45-38 with the Oregon Ducks coming from behind to beat Wisconsin.
There are more great college games to come with all the crazy fans in their wild NCAA gear and then the NFL playoffs. Just got to love this time of year.
So you partied to much and were probably not worth much on Sunday. Then comes Monday and you still don’t fell like doing anything. You just want to relax until you have to go back to work on Tuesday. No problem, if your like me, you just planted your ass on the sofa and watched 12 straight hours of great college bowl games. And the nice thing is, if you dose off for a while you can just back up the program and watch it again when you are awake. Just love this new technology with T.V’s. And heaven forbid if you have to get off the sofa to get something like you NCAA sports bedding because the house is cold, you can just pause the game until you get back.