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Ok, this really isn’t about Brett Favre so much as the Bears. Really, despite being a Bear’s fan, or maybe because I’m a Bears fan, I respect the hell out of Brett. Sure, the media coverage is a bit overdone, but you can’t blame him for that. He just goes out and competes at a very high level. He’s done it for a long time, and it’s been at such a high level that no matter his teammates and no matter his opponent he ALWAYS has a chance to win. So, basically in that statement all my fustration as a Bears’ fan should be obvious.

Really, I mean how hard can it be to play quarterback in the NFL. On second thought, it’s probably pretty hard, and really I guess I shouldn’t be too angry at Rex and Brian. A better question should probably be, “how hard is it to find a guy to play quarterback that won’t KILL your team?” I’m not even saying you should expect to find a great quarterback every time you go out looking for one. I’m sure lots of teams passed on some hillbilly from Southern Mississippi with a strong arm. A lot of times stumbling into a franchise quarterback is how it’s going to be done. Sure you can look at Peyton Manning and Carson Palmer as franchise type guys that were drafted high with good pedigrees. But last time I checked Ryan Leaf had a pretty decent college career. So why are franchise killing quarterbacks out there? I have the answer, and it’s easier than you might think. Read More

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That’s not too surprising, really. I mean, Karl Dorrell basically gift-wrapped a victory for the Irish this past weekend that would leave any opposing coach wondering why the man did what he did. Being baffled and asking yourself questions like “did that man seriously tell his defenders to just, uh, not go anywhere near that dude on our team with the crazy last name” is wildly different, however, than what Weis is actually baffled by.

“One of the teams [Tennessee] that jumped us had the same game that we had. They’re down, they’re playing at home and they win by a field goal,” Weis said Tuesday. “Another team [Florida] that jumped us wasn’t even playing. They were home, eating cheeseburgers, and they end up jumping us. That befuddles me.”

A lot of coaches usually say how the polls don’t matter to them, because, uh, the polls normally do not matter in October. Usually winning the games and letting things sort themselves out is what coaches seem to worry about.

“Tell me how that works?” Weis said. “Maybe I’m just stupid. Tell me how that works?”

Well, since you asked, I’ll explain to you how that works.

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Here at Joboo we’ve really not been able to hide our disdain for Notre Dame, and the recent win over the Spartans in East Lansing has only brought that to a head. At the tailgate prior to the game I saw numerous people wearing THE 2006 Notre Dame shirt, and really the only words I could make out was “Notre Dame” and “Tradition”. That got me thinking. . . what exactly is the Notre Dame tradition they always keep talking about? I’m sure that different people have different ideas, and there may not even be one answer but in an attempt to clarify this for us, the uninitiated masses not privileged enough enough to be Notre Dame fans (tongue firmly planted in cheek), I’m asking our viewers to let us know what this “tradition” means. I want everyone to give a one or two sentence, think something that Notre Dame could put on their 2007 T-Shirt, that describes what Notre Dame tradition means to YOU. Whether you love them or HATE them let us know what you think.

Yeah, like I’m not giving away my Spartans ticket to watch Notre Dame and Penn State. Doherty and I will be checking in throughout the day with thoughts on the games as I watch my Lions and he watches his Gamecocks pull their upsets. Our buddy Glasser (pronounced with an O instead of the a though, he’s Canadian, hey) will be checking in occasionally, you may know him from his posts in the comments section…
First time since 1992 in South Bend for the Nits…not enough snow, but it’ll work. Click Read More to get behind this blogging all day experiment…

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For the second week in a row South Carolina has a primetime SEC match-up televised on ESPN (7:45 Eastern on the mothership). This is just another sign that South Carolina is a team on the rise. This is going to be a much tougher test for than last week for the Gamecocks but don’t let the 15 points scored against Mississippi State scare anyone of the Gamecocks’ bandwagon. Don’t think for a second that Spurrier was saving a few things for this week. He is that type of sneaky bastard that would sandbag against an inferior team like Mississippi State just to surprise the Bulldogs. Read More

What to watch for today…

Probably the matchup between #1 and #2 in Austin as the Buckeyes travel down to face the Texas Longhorns in a huge rematch of last seasons Texas win in Columbus. Someone with Disney woke Brent Musberger up early today and the man opened Gameday with some yelling. I’m going with the Buckeyes in this one as I’ll take Troy Smith over some dude named Colt that just by that name sounds like he’s going to spent a stint in rehab and roll around with suicidal tendancies Joe Kane style. This isn’t a “lancer STONE COLD LOCK” or nothin’, but I do what I can.

More on today’s matchups with the link…

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Now is as good a time as any to get this down on e-paper. The school I went to undergrad at, Penn State, heads to South Bend this week and two weeks later I’ll be in a stadium for a Notre Dame game for only the second time in my life when they come to East Lansing.Jackass

If you’re reading this and even mildly find yourself a college football fan, you’ll either think me an asshole or love what I’m saying. But, let me start by putting my hatred of Notre Dame in persepective…

You know in ROBOCOP, where Christopher Henderson (Peter Weller to those of you not 24 fans) is about to die so he can transform into Robocop? You know how that multi-cultural array of bad dudes lights Henderson up with many, many gun blasts all while laughing at Henderson absorbing these punishing bullets? Then the leader of the gang walks up and says something about just getting it out of the way and putting one final bullet in Henderson’s head?

That’s the way I prefer to see the Notre Dame football team. Embarrased, but with that one final bullet in their head.
If there is one given in this World for college football fans, it is that you will either hate Notre Dame or love them dearly. I fall on the hate side and there is nothing unique about it.

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