Friday, December 5, 2008

Please say it isn't so.....

I copied the story below from the Orlando Sentinal and I am trying to hold back the tears. There is a possibility of us loosing Tebow, Brandon Spikes and Percy Harvin a year early. I am just ill. No words can explain this.....stay tuned, there will be an interview w/ Tebow tomorrow on College Gameday.

Gators quarterback Tim Tebow told the Sentinel on Tuesday that he'll "probably" petition to the NFL draft advisory committee to determine his potential status should he decide to leave school early."It's the smart thing to do," said Tebow, a junior. Tebow has not decided on his future and is focused on Saturday's SEC title game against No. 1 Alabama. The advisory committee is composed of NFL officials, scouts and general managers. Gators linebacker Brandon Spikes told Florida Today of his plans to petition, and Gators wide receiver Percy Harvin also might petition.
As one of the most celebrated college football players of all time, Tebow is working on his second Heisman Trophy campaign. How the Gators finish the season is expected to play a part in Tebow's NFL decision. The winner of Saturday's SEC title game could land a spot in next month's BCS National Championship in Miami. Either Oklahoma or Texas is expected to be the other team in that game.Tebow already has one national championship ring. He was Chris Leak's backup on the Gators' 2006 national championship team.The Heisman is awarded next week, after the conference title game. If Tebow could win college football's top individual award again, he would be only the second player to be a repeat Heisman winner, joining Ohio State running back Archie Griffin.


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Chase Indicator?

Last week in the Daytona Beach News Journal, Godwin Kelley did a feature on and interview Kurt Busch recently had. Kurt was quoted saying the first 10 races of the Sprint Cup Series go a long way to determining the final 12 drivers in the Chase & that ten drivers, who had a top 12 standing after 10 races into the season, were able to hold position through the start of the Chase. I know that after the 5th race, if you are out of the top 35, you are pretty much screwed but I never looked at it this way. Click here for the story.

Happy Birthday Darlynn!!

Today is the national holiday of Darlynn Nangano's birthday! Happy Happy Birthday!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Penn St cologne and perfume?!

I remember a few years back when Nascar introduced the Daytona 500 cologne....

It was one of those moments that I sat there and said WTF!?! Nascar promised to "leverage the prestige and popularity of the great American race." So what does that mean? You smell like tires? Or gas? Or beer!! I could have a field day marketing products in Nascar but cologne wouldn't be one of them.

Which brings me to something I saw on ESPN tonight. Apparently, Penn State has come out with a perfume and cologne line. So all of you Penn State fans out there can smell like JoePa!According to the University, the official perfume and cologne that captures the essence of the school's blue and white colors, according to the scent's developer, Harrisburg-based Masik Collegiate Fragrances. The company said the Penn State perfume exudes vanilla, lilac, rose and white patchouli, while the cologne smells of blue cypress and cracked pepper vapor. The 3.4-ounce bottles cost $60 each. I know exactly what Ally can get Doodle for Christmas....

The SEC Championship game

Over the next two months, we will be finding other stuff to blog about with the absence of Nascar. Don't be surprised to find some random football, cooking, shopping, traveling, etc. Hopefully, we will have plenty to write about!

The Florida/Alabama game is this weekend and I can not wait until I can stop hearing band waggon jumpers screaming Roll Tide Roll. So annoying. The only good thing about Alabama is that they can wear hounds tooth as part of their school colors. Bama is going to be another victim of the Florida Gators high-powered offense and hard hitting defense. Lets check out the stats....

Florida Category Alabama
212.3 Passing Offense 69.3
237.1 Rushing Offense 201.5
449.4 Total Offense 370.8
46.3 Scoring Offense 32.1
172.9 Passing Defense 174.9
102.8 Rushing Defense 73.6
275.7 Total Defense 248.5
12.2 Scoring Defense 11.5
263 1st Downs 230
.489 3rd Down Conv. .424
.688 4th Down Conv.
Penalties-Yards 48-422
19-8 Fumbles-Lost 18-9

Numbers don't lie.

Now lets talk about the 2008 season for both teams. Bama and FL played 6 of the same teams in 2008. Florida scored higher in 4 of these 6 games.

Florida 30 vs Tennessee 6 - Alabama 29 vs Tennessee 9.

Florida 38 vs Arkansas 7 - Alabama 49 vs Arkansas 14

Ole Miss
Florida 30 vs Ole Miss 31 - Alabama 24 vs Ole Miss 20

Florida 51 vs LSU 21 - Alabama 27 vs LSU 21 (in overtime)

Florida 63 vs Kentucky 5 - Alabama 17 vs Kentucky 14

Florida 49 vs Georgia 10 - Alabama 41 vs Georgia 30

Bama is going into this weekend's game undefeated while FL has a 1 point loss against them; vs. Ole Miss (who Bama also played Ole Miss and only won by 4 points). Between the schedule results and the stats, it is clear that Florida is the better team. Take a look at the Kentucky, Georgia and LSU game. Bama struggled in all 3 while Florida ate them and spit them out for breakfast. I am not being cocky, again, numbers don't lie.

I can not wait until Saturday!!

GO GATORS! Let's go secure that 2nd Heisman for Tim Tebow!