Thursday, November 16, 2006

Hoggin' with Fite

We'll start the day with my take on yesterday's great debate. Why didn't I post yesterday? Document review. All the lawyers reading this know the hell that I've been in. This will continue for the next few weeks. There's a dungeon that I go to every morning, and it's stacked high with boxes. I read for 8 - 10 hours, then I go home. No phone, no internet, no reason to live.

USC v. Arkansas? I'll go hoggin' with the Nutt. I don't care that USC beat Arkansas, they didn't beat the same team that's playing now. Different QB, different RB, several key players missing. To top it off, IT'S THE FIRST GAME OF THE YEAR. Crazy things happen in week 1. Furthermore, college scores don't really indicate the relative ability of two teams. In the college game it's really easy for the wheels to come off, then the rout is on. When OU beat texas 63-14 and 65-13 we were not 50 points better than Texas. Yes we were better, but the margin is misleading. That's how I feel about USC. They were better that day but not by 36 points.

Now that we've established who was better in week 1, does that mean a damn thing now? Of course not. These teams have been going in opposite directions all season. Arkansas started slow, but with personnel changes they have been improving week after week. The Hogs loss to USC and their two closest games (against Vandy and Alabama) were all during the first month of the season. Over their last 6 games the Hogs have won by an average of 27.5 points, including wins over Auburn and Tennessee.

USC, on the other hand, has been regressing. They've had close games, beating Washington by 6, Washington State by 6, and awesome Arizona State by 7. And Oregon State laid the smack down.

Let's go Hoggin'.

Here's some clips:

Rolling Stone has posted an interview with Mr. Popularity himself.

Somebody finally did what we all wanted to as teenagers.

Let's hug it out.

Here's an update on Texas quarterback Colt McCoy.

Happy Birthday Oklahoma.

This defense attorney should be shot.

If you get the chance, check out this report on football coachs' salaries.

Have a nice day.