Posted on: September 5, 2009 9:56 am

Georgia at Oklahoma State ... I'm thrilled

STILLWATER, Okla. -- And I'm dead serious.

This game looked good when it was assigned to me a few weeks ago, but the more I look at it, the more handsome it gets. It's kind of like me in that regard. Moving on ...

This is the biggest season-opener in Oklahoma State history. It's possibly the biggest game in OSU history, although any number of rivalry games with Oklahoma probably deserve that billing for now.

But No. 9 OSU has never (before now) started the season in the Top 10, and it has never played in a stadium as majestic as the one recently refurbished with money from booster T. Boone Pickens, and then when you add in the fact that the opponent isn't San Jose State (no offense) but No. 13 Georgia? With its own issues in the post-Stafford/Moreno era?

This game is huge. Not locally huge. Nationally huge.

And there are more subplots and twists and turns and rumors and all sorts of crazy s--- that I haven't even mentioned, but I'm saving some of that for my game column later. Please come back? I promise it'll be worth your while.

Even if the writer is only me.

That was an attempt at humility. Needs work, I know.

Category: NCAAF
Posted on: July 1, 2009 6:32 pm

Honestly? I like blogs more than the real media

And I'm not just saying that. Who in my position would just say that? But it's true. Not counting this fine website, which is my employer and my home page and my reason for reason, I now find myself reading blogs before I read the "real" media, whatever that is, and if I run out of time at the end of the day ... it was just blogs, baby.

Basically, I want to read a voice. I don't want to be told what happened last night or this morning, because like you, I already know. I saw it on TV or read about it on CBSSports.com. Ahem.

Point being, I know what happened. I want to know what to think about what happened. What are some possible analyses of what happened? I want to know the most original analyses of all. That's why I go to blogs. For the voices. I'm a guy who likes to hear several voices, clearly.

Which brings me to my point, and it's a damn silly point. I'm reading Deadspin just now, and there are items on two different "real" sports writers, both of AOL Fun Zone. Jay Mariotti apparently, allegedly, insanely, is going to the Chicago Tribune. Possibly. And that fellow named B. Kevin B. Blackistone B. made a basketball shot and then crowed about it and demanded that Deadspin or KSK post it and then for some reason he put it on YouTube. So Deadspin did post it. So I read about it.

That's not why I go to blogs, actually.

But I will say this: If Mariotti ends up back in print after the crap he's pulled -- bashing newspapers as a dying medium, basically acting like a spoiled wittle bratty-watty since being shown the door by the other paper in Chicago -- I'll be blogging again. And there will be a point. And when you are done reading it, you will know my point.

Unless it happens when I'm on vacation next week. I'm off.

On second thought, I'll come off vacation to write that blogg post. With two g's.
Category: General
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