Everyone and their grandma has seen the photo of the unamused LSU fan in the stands during the Tigers’ 29-0 loss at home to Alabama. I only mention it because I wanted to write the phrase “the Tigers’ 29-0 loss at home to Alabama,” because I still can’t really believe that’s a thing that actually happened.
And yet, somehow, I’m not really surprised it happened. Alabama’s really dang good.
But I digress. It’s time to go deeper than the surface-level picture of the LSU fan and ask the hard hitting question: Did Y’all See That?
Did Y’all See: The TexAgs forums?
Hoo boy! Texas A&M gave up a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter at Auburn and is now 3-3 in the SEC. But it’s year one of the Jimbo Era — I’m sure fans of the Fightin’ Texas Aggies are taking it in stride!
Oh. Oh no.
As an added bonus, I was on the phone with a very good Aggie friend of mine, and he said a mutual friend of ours was so mad during the game that he punted the hell out of a water heater tank at a deer lease. That is the second-most Texas A&M thing that has ever happened. The most Texas A&M thing that has ever happened, is, of course, paying a coach $7.5 million a year to go .500 in the SEC and lose back-to-back games to Mississippi State and Auburn.
Did Y’all See: the Liberty-UMass game?
What in the blue hell happened here? UMass beat Liberty 62-59 in triple overtime in a game that featured over 1,100 combined yards of offense. UMass had 777 yards by itself!
ESPN reports that there were 10,338 people at this game. Those chosen few witnessed an instant classic that the rest of us missed because we were too busy watching TCU squeak by Kansas State on a missed extra point. How lucky they are.
Did Y’all See: UCF struggle with Temple?
Listen to me. The “UCF is the real national champion” thing was cute and fun for a solid week in January. It is no longer cute nor fun.
So believe me, I was pulling for Temple in this game. But the Knights pulled it out and remain undefeated. Who have they played? Well, UCF did beat Pitt. And they had a game scheduled against North Carolina, but it was canceled due to a hurricane. So kudos for trying.
UCF has a very bad Navy team next, and closes out the season against Cincinnati and USF. I very much look forward to the Knights getting left out of the College Football Playoff again so that I can laugh at them.
Did Y’all See: Wazzu avoided Cougin’ It?
For the uninitiated, “Cougin’ It” is a mysterious phenomenon that prevents Washington State football from having any meaningful success whatsoever. It’s a variety of choking, but it’s more caustic. The Cougars are favored to win, the momentum is high, the stats are in their favor — and then a hilarious loss ensues.
On Saturday, all the conditions were right for a perfect storm of Cougin’ It. But Wazzu, tied at 13 with California (on the Cougars’ home field, no less), scored a fourth quarter touchdown and escaped with a 19-13 win. Washington State and Mike Leach are now No. 8 in the country, and are led by a quarterback named Gardner Minshew.
May we all Coug something today.
Did Y’all See: The ACC Coastal Division standings?
Look upon these works, ye mighty, and despair:
Yes, that’s right — somehow the division of the ACC that doesn’t have Louisville in it is the worse division.
Pitt is leading a division! Virginia is right behind them! Miami is 2-3 in the ACC! I’d make a joke about this potentially being the basketball standings, but North Carolina is 1-5, and I just can’t do that to myself.
Whichever team wins this division is going to get blown into orbit by Clemson in the ACC Championship Game. I can’t wait.