Monday, October 20, 2014
I do not know if A&M has a traditional song when they get the crap beat out of them, but if it did it might begin with “As we descend into another season of mediocrity; we search for words to describe how the wheels fell off the bus…” I have three college degrees, enough certifications to paper a small room and an online Thesaurus, and I have no words for the Disaster in Tuscaloosa. However, We are the Aggies; the Aggies are we.
So on to the Monday after Saturday College Football Awards – Week 8.
And Then There Were Four Award goes to Florida State, Marshall, Mississippi State and Ole Miss for being the remaining undefeated teams. Let’s go Marshall.
The Point Award goes to Kansas State for blocking the point after attempt and winning by a single point against OU and taking the lead in the Big 12.
The Guns-up Award goes to Texas Tech because their leading receiver was injured in an off campus shooting.
The Get a Kicker Award goes to Oklahoma for missing two field goals and having an extra point blocked and falling from title contention in the Big 12.
The Come on Baby Light My Fire Award goes to West Virginia University for beating Baylor and then causing street riots. “Morgantown (home of WVU) and WVU have been trying for years to end the long-standing tradition of setting fires to celebrate athletic victories.” This sounds like some hillbilly custom. I wonder what they do if WVU actually wins a title.
The Eye of the Tiger Award goes to Uncle Will Muschamp as the seat gets hotter at Florida.
The award for Astrological Sign of the Rising Star in the West goes to LSU. Just in time to peak for Thanksgiving.
The Freddie Mercury Award for Another One Bites the Dust goes to the Baylor Bears with Honorable Mention going to Notre Dame.
The Forrest Gump Award for Stupid is as Stupid Does goes to Texas A&M for looking challenged on both offense and defense. Alabama even wore the same uniforms shown in FG.
But my favorite award this Monday goes to the refereeing crew for the Baylor/West Virginia. The refs were recent graduates from the Hellen Keller School for Officiating and they said to the crowd at one point “Please stop throwing objects on the field.” So the How Ironic and Keep the Yellow Flag in Your Pants Award goes to the referees for penalizing Baylor 18 times for a Big 12 record of 215 yards penalized.
Here’s to Peyton Manning for breaking the record by throwing 509 career touchdown passes. Way to go, Peyton. This puts him at the top of the list of the greatest quarterback icons to play the game of professional football.