How did you enjoy week 1 of the NFL’s junior league yesterday?
Personally, it went great for me, Notre Dame blew out Rice as Everett Golson looks like a MAN again. UNC won and just to make the wife Happy, LSU pulled out a come from behind win, and the only black mark was La Tech getting beat.
Just for the heck of it, lets see what the experts say over at ESPN said about week one.
We pontificate and analyze and study for months, and then the games start, and we find out how much we don’t know. We write and speak with good intentions. We’re as excited about the season getting here as you are.
But then, like most newborns, it acts nothing like imagined. Little 2014 has a mind of its own, and already we see the darling barely resembles our expectations.
We thought Florida State was invincible, and it’s not.
We thought the SEC would hang on to its predominance, and it didn’t.
We thought UCLA would resemble a top-five team, and we didn’t see it. In fact, we thought the Pac-12 might be the best conference in the nation, and — oh, wait a minute, we might have gotten that one right.
Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com
Ok, for all you people that pay 4 bucks a month for ESPNTV and want to know why you are at work while others get paid to pontificate on sports. Lets examine this for fun, ok?
1-0 is pretty good, and they never trailed. We have no idea if OK State is pretty good or not, and again. Was it a perfect game? No. But considering half the teams that played yest lost, I think FSU can be happy with a win.
B) SEC would hang on to its predominance, and it didn’t.
Well lets see, the SEC played 2 ranked teams, #16 Clemson and #14 Wisconsin- and won both games. The only SEC team to lose? Vanderbilt. How exactly did they not show they are still a top conference, if not THE top dog? I’m an ACC guy- and I can’t see how the SEC stunk up the place yesterday.
C) We thought UCLA would resemble a top-five team,
Uh, who did? They are ranked #7, but lets be honest, who puts them in the same conversation with FSU, Bama, Ohio State, and Oregon? Lets also keep in mind they beat a Virginia team with a grand total of 7 points scored by that offense. If the Cavs didn’t go color blind, thats a different game. But a win is a win, but still.
Lets see. The Pac-12 played, uh, ZERO ranked teams. Here is the list of mighty teams the Pac-12 played to show how great they are: Idaho State, Weber State, UNLV, Virginia, Northwestern, Portland State, UC Davis, Fresno State, Hawaii, and South Dakota.
Oh, and they did lose two games.
Colorado lost to Colorado State, and Washington State lost to Rutgers.
How is the SEC off the top spot when they beat 2 ranked teams, plus West Virginia and Boise St, and only Vandy lost, but the Pac-12 beats no ranked teams, and has double the losses already?
Enjoy going back to work tomorrow.
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