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New Rivialries? New fangled mind-control bullshit


George Bernard Shaw once wrote Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman. Believing what he read made him mad. Read the truth below and get pissed.

We say that the “old-fashioned Rivalries” still beats the hell out of the new rivalries being pushed on us by the left wing drive-by liberal sports media puppets like Steve Megargee of Rivals.com. We here at the LWS are having none of this new-fangled football bullshit that ESPN and kids are into these days like with all of the hippity-hop and the Britney Spearses.

Why do people always want to compare Big East Conference to Big Boy (SEC) football? They are two completely different games. The Big East has its moment of rough play but it is a finesse sport. The object of the Big East game is not to hit a guy real hard… it is to make sound short passes/pitches that lead to a score (sounds more like it compares to basketball). No one will ever market the Big East as a physical conference. Big East football futbol was never meant to be a violent sport, period. Sure there are the accidental physical plays in Big East, just like in basketball, but both are considered non-contact in their respective sports.

You have to also remember, other than on ESPN2, Big East football futbol is hardly ever marketed in the regions of the US that really understand it…say like the South. I mean, yeah Big East gets it’s Thursday night games on ESPN2, but almost all the other marketing campaigns are non-existent. The real ESPN has got to know that they ate a real shit sandwich with the Big East contract they signed. ESPN had to be thinking: Miami, VT and BC, why did you go to the ACC, why???? Now ESPN is stuck with the Sunbelt Conference on Roids.

I think if one of the more mainstream channels picked up the Big East, say like ESPN (the real one) or CBC or something, Big East football futbol might do better TV wise. I’m a huge SEC fan, but watching the Big East can be really grating on me at times. I’m sure I’m not the only one, considering in most Big East threads on football forums, people talk about Arena Football or flag football leagues more than they talk about the Big East.

Face facts, the SEC is respected EVERYWHERE. Why else do other conference wish to be like the King of college Football Conferences?

Regardless, Steve Megargee of Rivals.com has been on a tear recently when it comes to pushing the “establishment’s or the Man’s” new college football agenda. One of his latest columns looks at the top new rivalries in college football – the series that have become feature games without as much fanfare as your traditional Army-Navy matchups.

Here is his top five rivalries:

1. Louisville vs. West Virginia
2. Auburn vs. LSU
3. Texas A&M vs. Texas Tech
4. Florida vs. South Carolina
5. Kansas State vs. Nebraska

1. As I said earlier in this piece, Louisville vs. West Virginia reminds me of one of this English Soccer League rivalries. Full of dumbasses and hooligans that wear frilly sleeves and do the tango. The Big East needs to come to grips that SEC football padding is weaponry as much as anything. The speed, intensity, execution and follow-through of hits in the SEC are far superior to those of any other conference. Hence the SEC is faster and more physical than than any other conference.

Thanks for coming out, Cards and Eers. Don’t let the door hit you on the ass on your way back to the Papa John’s Pizzeria, NASCAR and the Nancy-boy spread option no-defense Conference. by chance, has any one else notice that the ‘Ville seems to be the Oakland Raiders of College Football? Why you ask? Montrell Jones, formerly of UT, dismissed for weed then ends up at the ‘Ville and now they have picked up Miami Hurricane refugee Willie Williams [Willie]

2. Auburn vs. LSU will be one of the biggest games of the year, as it has been in recent history. In order for a game to get attention, it usually requires two good teams, not one good team and a coach. So before any Bammers come on here screaming that UAT and LSU is the best match up , stop it right now. This more typical Alabama fan delusion, similar to the “we got 12” and “we made the SEC” propoganda. I laugh at how they believe that Bama is the nation’s darling. I laugh at how they think Bama is still relevant in the national scene. LSU vs. Bama won’t get more attention than LSU vs. Auburn, you’ve got to understand, no one cares about Alabama anymore. Oops, I take all of that back.

Yeah, UAT/LSU will be a pretty big game. Anyone remember Pinson?

I think Bama/LSU is building into a great game to watch and will quickly become a good rivalry as well. I’m glad AU/LSU has become an “elite” rivalry, but dollars to donuts, UAT/LSU will get more attention this year than AU/LSU. Saban’s old team vs. his new one. Les Miles talkin’ all that shit in the offseason. You gotta think of the storylines. The media eats these things up. Even in all the fluffer preseason publications, a lot of the talk is already all about Bama/LSU. Auburn/LSU is always a big game in the West like Bama/Arkansas. On the national stage this season it will probably mean very little because LSU will be the contender but Auburn…I think the Barn will be in the mix…..

3. USC vs. UF makes for a gentleman’s rivalry because UF fans still love Spurrier and the Cocks can’t “hate” UF because that’s where Spurrier came from Florida. Now that I think about that previous statement, that is flawed logic. Spurrier is from Tennessee and I hate his ass without a second thought. So, I think Florida and South Carolina could become a legitimate SEC rivalry, although it doesn’t have much history yet. The last two have been gems, though. Spurrier stunning the Gators in ’05 to keep them from the SEC Championship Game and Jarvis Moss’s Marijuana enhanced leaping ability (Ganja added 18″!!! thanks Gatorade scientists.) saving the Gator’s chance at the National Championship. As if the Gators were not already confused about Spurrier coaching at South Carolina, he casts a huge shadow over Herban Meyer as these two soldiers of Satan battle for the hearts and minds of the Florida fans.

4. Does anyone really consider Texas A&M/Texas Tech game to be “elite”? Aren’t they really fighting for second place in their own state? Kinda of like the winner of the Egg Bowl is fighting for second place in Mississippi? Sorry fellas, Southern Miss looks pretty good.

5. Kansas State and Nebraska? No one outside of the Little House on the Prairie ever watches that dreadful game. When I think of a rivalry, I think of that game being on National Television. I would rather be given the gifts alcoholism, gambling and painkiller addictions, acne, herpes , anorexia, and halitosis than watch this horrid game.

About Capers Bar

I am retired Army officer. I used to fly helicopters and airplanes while I was in the Army. Nowadays, I do other things that are not so cool and sexy. I decided to write about my journey or whatever you want to call it towards running a half-marathon this fall. I have been running since 1983, I have run the Duke City full and half marathons. I don't run that fast anymore, I did win a 10K when I was 21, those days are mercifully past me. The fastest mile I have turned is a 5:05 during one of those Army physical fitness test 2 mile runs. The point I am making is that I am old, slow, and experienced runner. I named the blog after my running buddy, Bandit, an Australian Blue Heeler. He is my 3rd K-9 running buddy, the previous two dogs were black labs. I hope to write about some of my discussions that I have with Bandit in the future. I once owned, but since sold and a satirical and irreverent sports blog that was moderately successful. I was published in the left-wing national sports media by Sports Illustrated and ESPN. I am "stuck" in Alabama working for a military contractor. I am working so fricking hard to get back to Southeast New Mexico or West Texas. Fingers and toes crossed.

149 comments on “New Rivialries? New fangled mind-control bullshit

  1. That burning couch reminded me of “Revenge of the Nerds.” I think the Big East could really use a Stan Gable to brighten their spirits.

  2. I have bad news for Vol fans. I just talked to a realtor who confirmed to me that both Pat Summit and Bruce Pearl just bought horse ranch in Lexington. Looks like they are gonna our new coaches. I guess they would have stayed had you guys believed in dentists.

  3. Where is UT? No where because they get their ass kicked by everyone, including Joe Pa.

  4. It’s not kicking that’s happening to UT asses. We go all the way.

  5. #2 Nice try Gate, while I don’t quite get your homoerotic fascination with the “whole” of which you speak – I forgive you. You’re a gator, and for that you are to be pitied.

    #3Do the world a favor, stop whining about your teams selection of coaches. Donovan shit on you and so would Pearl (if given the opportunity). It won’t be long before your ‘tradishun’ will be an afterthought. Bama welcomes you to the world of irrelevance.

  6. Pearl would never shit on anyone unless they wanted it. Stop trying to portray my favorite cabana boy as some sort of deviant.

  7. So what happened the last time the Big East and SEC champions played each other in a bowl game? Seriously, I didn’t see it. I heard that the Big East chapion won, but after reading your incredibly insightful post that couldn’t have been the case.

  8. WVU’s only significant victory over UGA. Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn.

  9. The SEC is undoubtedly the deepest football conference. But it’s funny how commentary by their fans always seems to confirm other impressions about the south regarding poverty, average IQ, education level, provincialism, admission standards at their universities and various other things that cause most people who don’t care about college football at all and many who do to laugh at the people down there.

  10. Is today a good day in West Virginia? Like being in North Korea but with electricity?

  11. Gay Eugene,
    Put down the pipe and back away from the keyboard. No one from the Big Easts to turn morph into another SEZ. Everyone in the SEZ dodges Louisville except UK’ant and Georgia. It’s about time the other 10 schools in your league grew a set and called Tom Jurich.
    FPDH

  12. yes, the SEC is scared of 225 lb DTs

  13. SEC,where football is a joke.Both Ga schools ran there mouths and got there butt handed to them.All Ga fans could talk about was SEC speed.They have speed slow,slower and stop.Say what you will,but WVU out played both schools and you saw how they ended up. WVU 2 Ga(SEC) 0.Maybe next year you can show us your blazing speed. Untill then keep your little dogs on the porch.

  14. it must be awful to be a fan of a school that gets zero respect. One win over UGA, that is the school’s only claim to fame. Colin Cowherd is so correct in his assessment of WVU

  15. perhaps if the SEC schools would step up and schedule WVU or Louisville (like AU v WVU in 08 and 09), we’d have the chance to further our win-streak against them.

  16. Jealousy is a very, very ugly thing.

    Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own set of facts.

    Fact: The Big East is 13-5 against the SEC since 2000.

    Fact: since 2000, the finesse, less physical WVU program is 4-0 against the SEC. The gimmick offense of WVU is averaging 37.5 points and over 470 yards of total offense against the speedy, more athletic SEC defenses.

    And I don’t believe WVU fans have to hang their hat on one game. In the last four years, WVU has:

    already knocked off one team ranked #3 or higher. Georgia has done it just twice.

    WVU has played in four consecutive New Year’s Day bowl games (or better). GA cannot say the same, only Southern Cal can.

    Mr. Eugene, your blog is much like a cell phone. Everyone has one, and a lot of people find yours loud and annoying.

    And, oh yeah, like folks haven’t heard those jokes for the last fifty years. Getting your comedy material from the writers of “The Lawrence Welk Show”?

    Colin Cowherd knows exactly two things about college football: jack and squat. And Jack has already left town.

    Since you seem to think that BE football is just a niche market, care to explain how the 2006 WVU-Louisville game was the second most-watched college football game IN THE HISTORY OF ESPN?

    It must be awful that one wannabe columnist has to resort to such juvenile tactics in order to get a uninformed opinion across to his readers.

  17. Blah Blah Blah…..the SEC is nothing but a bunch of rich white guys that go into the backwoods and bribe young buck niggers with some fried chicken and the promise of some white pussy in college. They then pump them so full of steroids they couldn’t get their dick hard if their life depended on it. So they take their anger out on other steriod pumped niggers that ALSO can’t get it up anymore.

    And the fans are nothing but a bunch of poor white trash in their overalls and swilling their Pabst Blue Ribbon. There ain’t 18 teeth in the entire SEC fanbase. Put the fanbase of LSU, Alabama Tennessee, Georgia and Arkansas and of course all the Mississippi schools together and you might have an ACT score of 32.

    You know NOTHING about college football….your write like a punk who can’t get laid….. You ain’t got no brothers cause they all had sexual reassignment surgury and are now in the Transgender chorus line in San Francisco.

    Get another gig, blowhard…..like being a male prostitute on Sunset Blvd. THAT is about your speed…..sucking off mexicans for a hit of crack.

  18. first of all, where did all of the B-List BCS fans come from? Of course you don’t like Cowherd, the truth hurts. That was ESPN2, and they were going up against a rerun of ER..
    http://www.archive.org/details/weakbigeast
    [audio src="http://www.mediamax.com/loserwithsocks/Hosted/herd_11102006_1.mp3" /]

  19. Wow, comment #17. I am not taking that down either. Stay classy Big East

  20. I am a fan of the big east and a season ticket holder at WVU. I have respect for the SEC and most of its universities. Why are you bashing the Big East??? They have won 2 straight BCS bowls. The Big East had an excellent records vs. BCS schools and vs non conference competition last season. The league is proving itself on the field. Talking smack about the Big East at this point is irrelevant and proves your ignorance. If you need to attack a league focus on the ACC. They coax two of our best teams…VT and Miami to leave, we can’t change that. But they are still finishing below the BE in the BCS standing and head to head matchups….look it up if you can read.

    Never quote Cowherd….he’s a shock jock that says stuff to irritate the Northeastern listeners…by attacking BE he generates buzz and desent, and most of all…listeners wonder what he will say next…..he bashing the BE to generate ratings…I take the bait, I listen whenever I can. But most of the time I disagree. You see educated people can think for themselves. SEC homers, I wish you the best this season you have 6+ teams that have a shot at the nationl title this year…thats why you’re the best conference. I urge you not to attack my conference, my team, or my home state because you think a team from a weaker conference (Big East) might take a spot in the National title game from one of your teams.

    P.S. Name 2 other teams that has played in the same conference for 2 years and has generated more buzz and BCS implications that WVU vs. Louisville…If you can, I’m listening.

  21. Al

    nice post. almost a counterbalance to post #17.

  22. hey jai, would you mind acknowledging number 16 for us? k thx bye

  23. number 20 is good too

  24. Zim,

    that ESPN Stat is so misleading. That should read: the 2nd most watched game on espn, on a Thursday.. I just googled it. How much of the other shit is BE BS?

  25. To poster #18…I think you are both wrong, The Nov. 2nd game between WVU and UL was the 2nd most watched game on Thursday night football which sorry buddy is on ESPN. The Most watched game was between Rutgers and Louiville a few weeks later last season. Both games had higher ratings than any Thursday night game in ESPN history, and the first Miami vs Florida state labor day game was the only higher overall ESPN rating.

    Don’t use Cowturd as a source please, he says things to irritate, I’m surprised you took him seriously.

  26. I love Cowherd. Good posts either way Hudgins

  27. Jai,

    Better check your facts about the airing of the UL-WVU game… was not on ESPN2 and I assume you know that because you really could not be that clueless.

    I do agree that Saturday afternoon CBS telecasts like teh SEC enjoys are preferrable but you can’t just invent things and try to pass them off as fact.

    You really need to relax. The SEC is the dominant conference and I don’t know anyone outside of the delusional BIG 10 that would question that. That said everyone will try to compare themselves to the best… it’s the American way for cryin’ out loud. Take it as a compliment rather than allowing it to stimulate such fabricated, inaccurate garbage seemingly aimed at defending the SEC which needs no defending silly boy.

  28. Jai Eugene get a life. You sound very jealous of the Big East and especially of WVU. You must be a Georgia fan and I know that loss was hard for you. West Virginia is one of the most beautiful states with the friendliest people. It’s a happy day when I get the opportunity to visit that state.

  29. 24. Jai Eugene – July 11, 2007
    Zim,

    that ESPN Stat is so misleading. That should read: the 2nd most watched game on espn, on a Thursday.. I just googled it. How much of the other shit is BE BS?

    Guess what, Mr Eugene? You should try to do some actual research before you blog. You neglected to even read the rest of the post:

    “ESPN’s Nov. 2 telecast of #5 Louisville’s 44-34 victory over #3 West Virginia delivered an average of 4,916,000 households (based on a 5.3 rating), the biggest household audience ever for a Thursday night game on the network and the second-biggest college football audience ever for an ESPN game (any day or time slot).”

  30. after reading what this guy had to say I must admit that I am starting to agree with him. I mean the BE (the conference that was 5-0 in their bowl games last year) cant possibly be expected to compete with those other great conferences.

    I mean seriously how could the BE (the conference with the best OOC record last year) stack up to the monsters in the SEC like Vandy and UK and Miss, and Miss St.

    Really fans of the BE (a conference where half of the teams are pre-season top 25) need to just accept it for what it is.

    And what it is, is that BE football (a conference with 2 top 10 teams) is what it is.

  31. Let’s review the Big East’s stellar 2006/2007 5 and 0 bowl record:

    _ UL beats Wake Forest in the most unattractive BCS bowl games to date. The worst Orange Bowl for as long anyone can remember. When Orange Bowl officials found out who they got for their premier game, a collective, “awww, shiiiaaatttt…” leaked from the board room.

    – The cute Rutgers story of the year put them in the Texas Bowl against Big 12 (7-6) powerhouse, Kansas State. Rutgers, the Big East runner-up, wins 37 – 10. Aww. It’s their 1st ever bowl win in 137 seasons played. How cute.

    – WVU, the big east #3, sneaks into the Gator Bowl and “destroys” GT 38-35. Ironically, that’s the same score they “destroyed” UGA with. “Destroy” is taught in WV public schools as a term to describe winning by any margin. WVU fans will not say that South Florida “destroyed” the mountaineers 24-19 in Morgantown, but, whatever.

    – Now here’s where the big games start. Big East #4, South Florida, faces the juggernaut East Carolina from C-USA. This was a game for the ages with South Florida winning the Papa John’s Bowl 24-7. Papa John’s gave both conferences $100,000 worth of liquid garlic butter and those mini end tables used to keep the pizza box from being brushed into the cheese.

    – Cincinnati (8-5), Big East #5, played the scrappy Western Michigan Broncos in Toronto in the International Bowl. I actually watched this whole game. I don’t know why, other than I must have been sick and the batteries on the remote must have been dead. Ironically, this was a good game. Kinda like how you can go to a high school football game and see a good game. Cincinnati came out to a 24-0 lead and eventually won the contest 27-24. Now that’s football.

    So, the Big East’s 2006/7 bowl opponents were Wake Forest, GT, Kansas State, East Carolina, and Western Michigan. Wake Forest is the only team in the bunch to finish ranked in the top 30 with an 18 in the AP poll and 17 in the Coaches poll.

    Why say all of that? I don’t know, really. Big East fans will never agree that their conference is inferior, so not only do I waste time watching Cincinnati in the International Bowl, but I wasted time reasearching Big East Bowl games to author a reply post on loserwithsocks.

    You know how they have classifications in high school football? A, AA, AAA, AAAA, AAAAA? The Big East is AA. Every year a AA team will beat a AAAA or AAAAA team in football. They cheer and get all happy and say they can compete, but everyone knows they don’t have the depth or the ability to compete with the big boys every week. One game here and there? Sure, but WVU or UL isn’t escaping the SEC schedule with less than 3 losses during their best year.

    I used to like WVU, but it’s tough to give them kudos now.

  32. WVU-Louisville was the 2nd most watched game in the HISTORY of ESPN ANYTIME

    Rutgers- Louisville was the 4th most watched game in the HISTORY Of ESPN anytime

    WVU- Rutgers was the 7th most watched game in the HISTORY of ESPN anytime

    WVU- Pitt was the 10th most watched game in the HISTORY Of ESPN- anytime

    Btw, most Big East games are on ESPN. Not ESPN2 like you suggest.

    Facts and you are obviously foreign to each other.

    Big East football= ratings grandslam

  33. Why are all of the BE fans here again?

  34. I’m a SEC fan, and I’m guessing they are here because some small-minded blogger has his panties in a wad over the fact there might be some quality football teams that actually play in other conferences.

    And since you seem to be so hot and bothered by the impression that the Big East won their bowl games against inferior competition, maybe you also need to bring the fact that:

    1. My Vols, playing with the inspiration of Paris Hilton at a AA meeting, scores 10 whole points and loses to Penn State in the Outback Bowl.

    2. Arkansas folds like an accordian at OktoberFest and scores a whopping 14 points against Wisconsin.

    3. Alabama plays paper bag defense and gives up 34 points and loss to Oklahoma State, a team that lost to HOUSTON.

  35. No self-respecting SEC Fan would defend the BE

  36. And no self-respecting blogger should have to resort to every profanity in the book and posting pics of naked chics in order to drive traffic to a football blog. I guess if you cannot dazzle them with brilliance, than baffle them with B.S.

    Sorry, but the fact of the matter is that most college football analysts would respectfully and heartily disagree with you. They rank the Big East as third best conference in the nation right now, behind the SEC and Pac-10.

  37. What is the name of your blog/website? The BE is easily 4th or 5th and you know it. You must be hugging somebody’s nutts to be loving so hard the BE. Or else you have been drinking ESPN’s kool-aid. and as far as the naked chicks? you don’t have to look at them…..

  38. Mr.,Mrs., Ms.,Rosie? Eugene,

    Several of those “speedy, intense, well-executed” follow-throughs completely missed our Mr. Slaton on the way to the end zone.

  39. Fear

    Not sure what you are trying to say.

  40. Just that we’ve heard all this before. You’re about 30-some years late if you’re trying to be original. Plus, we live right next door to Ohio State fans. You’re pretty mild compared to them.

  41. fear,

    i have heard that they are among the worst ever. I thought that the universe would split with OSU playing UF.

  42. They are pretty bad.Most sports banter is just fun, kicking each other’s tires. But these people really BELIEVE it! VERY arrogant.

  43. I’m drinking ESPN’s Kool-Aid? You’re the one worshipping at the Cowherd altar. It’s not me, it’s the analysts:

    CFN.com. 1. SEC. 2. Big 12. 3. Big East
    http://cfn.scout.com/2/620170.html

    Footballguysforum 2006-2007 RPI rankings:
    1. Big East. 2. SEC. 3. Big 10
    http://forums.footballguys.com/forum/lofiversion/index.php/t299553.html

    2006-2007 RealTimeRPI Confernce Rankings:
    1. Big East. 2. SEC. 3. Big 10.
    http://realtimerpi.com/football/ncaaf_conf_Men.html

    USAToday.com conference ratings by Jeff Sagarin:
    1. SEC. 2. Big East. 3. Pac-10
    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/sagarin/fbc06.htm

    I’m a Vol fan, SEC fan…but also a realist. Most people gave up the Big East for dead two years ago. Now, all they have done is go 13-5 against the SEC, they have abused the ACC for the last two years, and now are doing some serious upgrades to their OOC schedules.

    If you had any small shred of objectivity, you could see that this is a conference on the rise. Why would Coach Rodriguez turn down one of the highest-profile jobs in college football (not to mention a higher-paying job) to stay at a supposedly inferior BE school?

    Why would Coach Schiano turn down one of the highest-profile jobs in college football to stay at a supposedly inferior BE school?

    I don’t think I can take any guy seriously when he cannot even pass Basic English 101 (try Spellcheck for a change).

  44. i guess Florida kicking their ass, didn’t help things?

  45. Big orange, you are a serious BE homer. Why in the world would you go google all of the BE BS that you can find? Cowherd is correct BTW in nearly all of his points on the BE.

    you should stop before your head explodes. When you start critiquing spelling (it is spelled chicks, not chics) then I think that I have ownership of you. Don’t get so emotional, it’s just football.

    multiple hyperlinks in a post, triggers comment moderation

  46. It appears that the BE does rule the SEC, you pudwhackers should thank BC, VT, and Miami. The rest are wins against the SEC bottomfeeders MSU and UK.

    Unbelievable that you shits would claim that….

    SEC Wins
    2002 Vandy 28-24 Conn.
    2002 Tenn 35-14 Rutgers
    2001 Tenn 33-9 Syracuse
    2002 Auburn 37-34 Syracuse
    2003 Tenn 10-6 Miami

    Big East Wins
    2001 B.C. 20-16 Georgia
    2002 V.Tech 26-8 LSU
    2000 Miami 37-20 Florida
    2002 Miami 26-3 Tenn
    2002 Miami 41-16 Florida
    2003 Miami 38-33 Florida
    2006 W.V. 42-14 Miss. St.
    2005 W.V. 38-35 Georgia
    2000 W.V. 49-38 Miss.
    2001 Syracuse 31-14 Auburn
    2004 Rutgers 37-34 Vandy
    2005 Louisville 59-28 Kentucky
    2006 Louisville 31-24 Kentucky

  47. They are not even in your conference. They had the good sense to leave so that the ville and WVU could join. geez…you BE are pathetic

  48. my goodness Eugene you are right how could a conference with the #6, 10 & 12 ranked teams be considered anything less than high school quality?

  49. BTW which conference was it that was 5-0?

  50. Oh yea that was also the conference with the BEST OOC record in the nation!!!

  51. Thanx Orange for showing that someone has any sense. I think that most football fans would agree that the SEC has the most quality teams in it. I was laughing last year when all the B-10 fans were saying that Mich deserved a second shot at OSU before a 1-loss SEC champ deserved even one.

  52. BTW Dillo… wvu was in the BE before that… pathetic is your knowledge of the facts

  53. Armadillo,
    Who told you WVU joined when those teams left? We were there from the BE FB inception. Most years we battled Miami and/or Va. Tech for FIRST PLACE. As for BC, they’re not even worth mentioning,we beat them about 20 of the last 25 times we faced them ( including 3-0 against Flutie).

  54. Try reading above all of the BE bullshit, here is your 5-0

    Let’s review the Big East’s stellar 2006/2007 5 and 0 bowl record:

    _ UL beats Wake Forest in the most unattractive BCS bowl games to date. The worst Orange Bowl for as long anyone can remember. When Orange Bowl officials found out who they got for their premier game, a collective, “awww, shiiiaaatttt…” leaked from the board room.

    – The cute Rutgers story of the year put them in the Texas Bowl against Big 12 (7-6) powerhouse, Kansas State. Rutgers, the Big East runner-up, wins 37 – 10. Aww. It’s their 1st ever bowl win in 137 seasons played. How cute.

    – WVU, the big east #3, sneaks into the Gator Bowl and “destroys” GT 38-35. Ironically, that’s the same score they “destroyed” UGA with. “Destroy” is taught in WV public schools as a term to describe winning by any margin. WVU fans will not say that South Florida “destroyed” the mountaineers 24-19 in Morgantown, but, whatever.

    – Now here’s where the big games start. Big East #4, South Florida, faces the juggernaut East Carolina from C-USA. This was a game for the ages with South Florida winning the Papa John’s Bowl 24-7. Papa John’s gave both conferences $100,000 worth of liquid garlic butter and those mini end tables used to keep the pizza box from being brushed into the cheese.

    – Cincinnati (8-5), Big East #5, played the scrappy Western Michigan Broncos in Toronto in the International Bowl. I actually watched this whole game. I don’t know why, other than I must have been sick and the batteries on the remote must have been dead. Ironically, this was a good game. Kinda like how you can go to a high school football game and see a good game. Cincinnati came out to a 24-0 lead and eventually won the contest 27-24. Now that’s football.

    So, the Big East’s 2006/7 bowl opponents were Wake Forest, GT, Kansas State, East Carolina, and Western Michigan. Wake Forest is the only team in the bunch to finish ranked in the top 30 with an 18 in the AP poll and 17 in the Coaches poll.

    Why say all of that? I don’t know, really. Big East fans will never agree that their conference is inferior, so not only do I waste time watching Cincinnati in the International Bowl, but I wasted time reasearching Big East Bowl games to author a reply post on loserwithsocks.

    You know how they have classifications in high school football? A, AA, AAA, AAAA, AAAAA? The Big East is AA. Every year a AA team will beat a AAAA or AAAAA team in football. They cheer and get all happy and say they can compete, but everyone knows they don’t have the depth or the ability to compete with the big boys every week. One game here and there? Sure, but WVU or UL isn’t escaping the SEC schedule with less than 3 losses during their best year.

  55. BigOrange,
    Thank you for the fair and objective treatment.We know we are a very young CONFERENCE that doesn’t have the history of the other big ones because for decades most Eastern teams played as independents. Although for years Penn St., Pitt, Syracuse and WV had a loosely associated agreement referred to by some as the Big 4, wherein we agreed to same amount of scholarships,etc. and played a round robin.We are NOT a newcomer to big time competition in any way, shape or form.Ignorant posters like Armadillo incorrectly assume that because THEY don’t know our history that we don’t have one.

  56. Let’s review the Big East’s stellar 2006/2007 5 and 0 bowl record:

    _ UL beats Wake Forest in the most unattractive BCS bowl games to date. The worst Orange Bowl for as long anyone can remember. When Orange Bowl officials found out who they got for their premier game, a collective, “awww, shiiiaaatttt…” leaked from the board room.

    shouldn’t this be more of a knock on the acc? the big east did its job in fielding a competitive team, while the venerable acc fielded a team that won a game of field goals (to speak of futbol).

    how exactly is this either the big east or louisville’s fault?

    – The cute Rutgers story of the year put them in the Texas Bowl against Big 12 (7-6) powerhouse, Kansas State. Rutgers, the Big East runner-up, wins 37 – 10. Aww. It’s their 1st ever bowl win in 137 seasons played. How cute.

    they did beat texas……..

    but again, isn’t this more a commentary on the weakness of the big 12? the big east, yet again, fielded a competitive team. their conference opponent did not.

    rutgers was also not the big east runner-up. they tied for that slot and took third bidding because of losing the head-to-head match-up.

    – WVU, the big east #3, sneaks into the Gator Bowl and “destroys” GT 38-35. Ironically, that’s the same score they “destroyed” UGA with. “Destroy” is taught in WV public schools as a term to describe winning by any margin. WVU fans will not say that South Florida “destroyed” the mountaineers 24-19 in Morgantown, but, whatever.

    yet again, the big east did its job in fielding a competitive team…….

    one without the services of steve slaton (3 carries), and with pat white also being banged up. yet it managed to pull out a win. but at least the acc managed a respectable opponent here, however, for a change.

    no one says wvu “destroyed” tech here, but even though the end score was the same, the georgia game progression was much different……….

    i think when your offense runs the score up on a team so badly that your defense is playing prevent in the *2nd quarter* (which consequently allowed the other team to come back), and where the team tries to coast on first half scoring alone (and could nearly have succeeded on it), that probably qualifies as a ‘destruction.’

    – Now here’s where the big games start. Big East #4, South Florida, faces the juggernaut East Carolina from C-USA. This was a game for the ages with South Florida winning the Papa John’s Bowl 24-7. Papa John’s gave both conferences $100,000 worth of liquid garlic butter and those mini end tables used to keep the pizza box from being brushed into the cheese.

    east carolina had a good, competitive team, regardless of what conference they were in. so did south florida.

    and if south florida beats auburn this year, what will we hear from you? i’m just curious………… based on the pattern of logic presented here, it will further cement your belief in the inferiority of the big east conference.

    – Cincinnati (8-5), Big East #5, played the scrappy Western Michigan Broncos in Toronto in the International Bowl. I actually watched this whole game. I don’t know why, other than I must have been sick and the batteries on the remote must have been dead. Ironically, this was a good game. Kinda like how you can go to a high school football game and see a good game. Cincinnati came out to a 24-0 lead and eventually won the contest 27-24. Now that’s football.

    not a marquee matchup, but then, it wasn’t really supposed to be…….

    maybe it would’ve been better though had they played in boise, and required the assistance of the referees to pull out a win against a wac also-ran.

    cincinnati was a bottom half of the conference team, yet they played, i believe, 5 teams ranked in the top 10 at one point in the season, and hung with all respectably and even beat one. some of that may need corrected or clarified (it’s late, or early), but, what more are you expecting from a conference number 5 anyway?

    -So, the Big East’s 2006/7 bowl opponents were Wake Forest, GT, Kansas State, East Carolina, and Western Michigan. Wake Forest is the only team in the bunch to finish ranked in the top 30 with an 18 in the AP poll and 17 in the Coaches poll.

    again, doesn’t this sound like more of a premise for a critique of *other* conferences, namely the acc, than it does of the big east? the big east has taken care of business, and done nothing to earn its criticisms other than win its bcs match-ups. meanwhile, the acc, which was supposed to be the superior conference, has failed to demonstrate that on the field.

    in fact, they are very close to the bcs’ purported “big east rule” regarding the ranking of conference champions at the end of the season……….

    so, will we hear a similar screed from you sometime regarding a demonstrably inferior conference?

    or, do they get a pass for potential? or maybe because they’re primarily dixie?

    as well, that response in #17 or whatever it was (you know the one) is just ******* filthy, and should be taken down. i doubt that person is a mountaineer fan, but i realize you are enjoying the implied connection to that institution from this piece of trash. nonetheless, people shouldn’t have to stumble upon that kind of disgraceful shit before realizing what it is while trying to read others’ thoughts on college football, if it can be avoided

    thanks!

  57. According to Rivals the SEC has 5 teams in the Top 10 toughest schedules for 2007.

    Jeff Sagarin’s final college football ratings has the SEC as the number #1 conference.

    Stewart Mandel of SI.com has the SEC as the number #1 conference.

    ESPN has the BE #1 because of the contract between the 2.

    Irrelevant conference with irrelevant and classy fans

  58. Hey Jai were you the kid that use to blow TV Tarzan back in the day? As A SEC and BE fan you really make me sick with your bullshit football analysis of the the Big East…it is people like you that stir the pot for someone like me to chime in on your clueless spew…Both are fine conference with some great student athletes. Why don’t you grow up discuss something really worthwhile like the value that NBA basketball adds to US culture….

  59. Howard

    Simply put, the BE is the kid that is always getting his lunch money stolen. If you people didn’t have such penis envy, you would not be here posting the classy personal attacks. You suck, your mom sucks, your site sucks, you can’t spell, and on and on and on.

    You people are a mid-level football conference and it shows.

  60. the sec is overrated overall…when they leave the conference to play other bcs schools, they don’t dominate, florida’s win over an overrated ohio state team notwithstanding…check the records…sec guys like jai eugene are part of one of the world’s largest circle jerks…interesting how you write off wvu’s win in a sugar bowl essentially played as a home game for joe-ja as an anomaly…i guess that’s your only defense…but if joe-ja came back and won that game, i’m sure you would not write that off as an anomaly…instead you would be waving it is further proof that the sec is tougher than the nfc central…not to say the sec isn’t a tough conference, but this myopia “y’all” have about the sec being the only conference that plays real football is beyond annoying…it’s delusional…btw, cowherd also has given props to the big east, but i’ve met cowherd and by and large, he in person is pretty much like he is on the radio…a loud, arrogant wanker who thinks his opinion is the only worthy one and often is devoid of facts…kind of like the impression i get of jai eugene…

  61. Who Cares! It doesn’t matter for sh#t what any of us do, think, say, or type. The game is played on the field and who ever wins the game on that day is the better team that day. It doesn’t matter if it was luck or skill a w is a w in the record books. If a Big East team puts up a W in the final game of the year I will be stoked ( I hope it will be WVU). If it is any other team so be it. It is still played on the field and not in the papers and on the internet.

  62. After reading this column, it does nothing to disprove the notion that the SEC, while the best conference from top to bottom, is also full of arrogant blowhards who are afraid to let the other children play in the sandbox.

    Maybe the esteemed writer of this column should worry less about the Big East and worry more about how to go at least five years without getting 2-3 SEC teams on NCAA probation.

  63. this blog is laughable….hey mr. logic writer….care to answer this question…..which bcs conference plays more games against 1-aa opponents than any other conference?

    i’ll give you a head start…its not the big 10, big 12, big east, pac-10, mac, wac, sunbelt, or c-usa.

    acc is #1, followed by sec. sec is the toughest conference top to bottom, but when you schedule 1-2 games a year against the appy states and ga. southerns of the world, i wouldn’t exactly strut around bashing other conferences.

  64. If you play in the Pac 10, and you are not USC, then you are the equal of 1AA

  65. Personal attack?? I just asked you a question if you were that kid on Tarzan…I guess you weren’t that kid…..Dude it was a joke….just like this particular blog that you started slighting the the Big East conference for no apparent reason other than to piss people off…..BE can compete and win against any conference in the country.

  66. H
    #66

    I think he is talking about all of the other comments. I personally got lost in the Tarzan comment

  67. Colin Cowherd?

    Didn’t he predict that UGA would “motorboat” WVU in the Sugar Bowl?

    How did that game turn out?

    Colin Cowherd = Jim Rome Lite
    Same bad taste, half the intelligence.

    If you think that I am some BE homer, you are sadly mistaken. However, there is life in the college football universe outside the SEC, and I see what many others see: the BE is a conference that has clearly exceeded expectations after the ACC raid and is putting a quality product on the field that people love to watch.

    Jai, you didn’t even bother to acknowledge your false assumption about ESPN ratings. The 2006 Louisville-WVU game was the second-highest-rated game ever telecast on any ESPN network, regardless of day or time slot.

  68. Howard, I would clarify that 3 maybe 4 teams from the BE could compete and win in any conference, just not every week. The depth/talent pool doesnt seem to be very deep on those schools. I owuld say: UL RU WVU and Pitt?

  69. GBO

    Dude, if you are not a big east homeer masquerading as a vol fan, you need to get out ofthe closet

  70. Big East? Pfft.

    I shit on the Big East.

    I mean, I eat it afterwards, but I still shit on them.

  71. thats right folks thats 5-0

    Beat the two top teams in the ACC and a Big 12 team… now if you want to insult those conferences be my guest but anyway you slice it that is 5-0 and 3-0 against other BCS schools.

    During the year WVU also beat another ACC school as well as an all mighty SEC school

    UL also beat an ACC school, an SEC school and a Big12 school

    Look dude anytime an SEC school wants to come to Mo’town for a date just call. Pac-10, ACC, Big12, Big10 come on down we are not that hard to find. We will be the team with 2 heisman candidates.

    Anytime someone gets the brass up to head into UL I dont think they to hard to find either. They would be that top10 team with possibly the #1 QB in the draft this year.

  72. Louisville? OOOOOoooh. Scary.

    I would never mess with you guys. Mainly it’s the fear that someone will club me with a banjo and then take me in their barn to inspect the “purtiness” of my mouth.

    And Phil doesn’t like competition.

  73. you want to say that the SEC is #1 fine… I actually agree. You want to make the argument that the BE is the 3, 4, 5 best BCS conference, fine (I would say 3 but hey that’s me).

    You want to say that BE cant compete, well than you just talking out your pie. Can’t compete would mean exactly that, cant stay on the field. Can’t win a game. Would lose at least 80% of their games against other conferences.

    Dispute them all you want with catchy clichés like “the little brother that wouldn’t go away” or whatever nonsense you want to spew.

    Me, I like facts. Fact, 5-0. Fact, 3-0 vs BCS schools. Fact, best OCC record. Fact, 3 top 25 teams to end last year and 4 Top 25 teams this year (that would be half the teams for those who are mathematically challenged).

    Argue those facts anyway you want but they are still facts and anyway you want to twist doesn’t change the FACT that those FACTS argue that we are very competitive

  74. ALL FUCKING SOUTHERN SLAVE HOLDING REDNECK SHITKICKERS MUST F-ING HANG.

  75. Found this on Si. It’s their top 25 toughest schedules. Three teams from the SEC east alone are in top 10. Only 2 schools, WV and Pitt, made the list. And of course they are #21 & #23 I believe, and the Universty of Loser’ville didn’t make it at all. Now if I was a BE homer I would have to wonder why….but then all the SEC teams which are ranked because they play in the best conference in the country. There are eight SEC teams in this top 25. Hell, even Kentucky and Miss. State are ranked above the two lonesome “boyband” Big East teams.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/football/ncaa/06/19/schedules.top25/index.html

  76. My argument

    FACT 5-0
    FACT 3-0 vs BCS schools
    FACT Best OC record
    FACT 3 BE teams in the top 12 final polls from last year
    FACT Half the BE teams rated in the preseason top 25 this year

    Your Argument

    Their like boybands

    Hmn?

  77. You Be’rs kill me. the first 2 have been answered with facts. Best OC record? reviewing last year’s schedules,OOC schedule, the BE better have the best record.

    its OK, maybe someday you fellas can get big stadiums and play real football with the real schools

  78. your fact that YOU dont like WF? Sorry that is not a fact. A fact is that WF was the best team in the ACC last year.

    your fact that YOU dont like GT? The FACT is that GT was the second best team in the ACC last year

    Someday we will play real teams like from real conferences like the B10, SEC, ACC, and B12… oh wait BE teams did play those teams… and beat them

    Gotta hate when you are getting your ass kicked on your own Blog

  79. The SEC’s OOC record is full of I-AA schools and they don’t have the best OOC record?

    What does that say?

  80. #80

    Another “out of your ass” comment. Come back when you can back that up….

  81. I wonder who did this last year?
    0-1 vs top 10
    1-0 vs 11-20
    3-1 vs 26-40

    They finished 10-2. Looking at their data above I see that they were 4-2 against top 40 teams. That means that the 6 other wins were against crappy teams.

    What BE team is it?

  82. U conn is the only BE team with any balls

  83. CONFERENCE Dillo… CONFERENCE… we are talking about conferences… focus Mcfly focus

  84. What was your question on conferences?

    #82, My guess is WVU played 6 other teams NOT in the top 40

  85. How is it the BE’s fault of who we play in bowl games? Personally I thought Florida got an easy out in the NC game. OSU was way overrated! Florida/USC/UL/WVU/LSU would have been a much better match up.

    Auburn will find out what its like to face a “lowly” BE team in 2008 when they come to morgantown. I wonder what the excuse will be then? Go ahead and keep ripping on the schedules now while you have a chance. WVU plays Colorado, Auburn, Florida State, and Michigan State in next 5 years. Oh, so and so was hurt… It’s a good thing the game didn’t last 3 more quarters… and so on… Times are changing, deal with it!

  86. Big East homers are like what is referred to by psychologists as a “trainable” (as is in mildly retarded) – they bring just enough to the table to make you believe they are competent enough to hold a coherent conversation. But eventually, they say something so utterly asinine that you jolted back to reality and are forced to remember that they are still fucking retards.

    Congrats on the monster wins versus Georgia Tech, Kansas State and Wake Forest in last years bowl games. We are all very impressed. Really. You can sprinkle sugar all over that turd, but underneath that sweet confectionery goodness still lies the big east.

  87. What in the hell is wrong with you people? 6 of your wins were against teams not in the top 40? What makes you think that you can grind out week in and week out?

    Auburn won’t be initmidated by a bunch of rednecks that burn couches for fun. Morgantown certainly is not baton rouge and WVU is not LSU

  88. jai, i wrote a lengthy response at post 57, i’d appreciate one back……..

    thanks in advance

  89. WVU’s win vs. the SEC last year was Mississippi State. MSU lost to fucking Maine a few years back. Bragging about a win vs. MSU shows where you BE fucks stand in the college football foodchain. AU will not be scared of the gimmick Spread Option. Remember AU beat Herban Meyer’s spread option last year. Also, that 3-3-5 defense will get ass raped by any decent I formation offense. Your 200 lbs D-linemen won’t be able to handle a deep running game. Slaton will declare for the draft, not get drafted and be room mates with Chris Leak in Calgary. The 60K seat stadium in WV wont intimidate anyone in the SEC. Playing in a 60K seat stadium is playing Ole Miss in the SEC. Again, look at where you fucks would be if you were in the SEC. OLE MISS. Bragging about wins over Mississippi State. Fuck, you assholes are already Ole Miss. You BE shitlips will get a taste of AU and real SEC football when USF goes to the Plains.

    College football ratings don’t mean shit. So alot of people watched RU/Da Ville/West Fucking Virginia so I am supposed to believe its good football? Sorry, no dice.

    FACT- GA Tech and WF may have played each other in the ACC CG, but that does not make them the best two teams in the ACC. Stop talking about your bowl wins over two average teams from a basketball conference.

    And to you supposed UT fan defending the BE, lay off the Meth bro. Maybe one day your meth lab will explode and burst into flames like a couch in Morgantown.

  90. Actually, Kispoko, that could inspire another post. I want to do it up right. I am hoping sometime next weeK?

  91. “1. As I said earlier in this piece, Louisville vs. West Virginia reminds me of one of this English Soccer League rivalries. Full of dumbasses and hooligans that wear frilly sleeves and do the tango. The Big East needs to come to grips that SEC football padding is weaponry as much as anything. The speed, intensity, execution and follow-through of hits in the SEC are far superior to those of any other conference. Hence the SEC is faster and more physical than than any other conference.”

    Jai, you must be suffering from dimentia. How you can live in the south and stereotype anyone north of you as a dumbass and hooligan? Care to remember the colorful days in the south with slavery and the KKK? Then you have the audacity to reference NASCAR in the following paragraph. NASCAR!?!? Are you serious? Do you realize where you live? Isn’t NASCAR the regional pastime down in Dixie behind religion?

    Only to follow up with some insight from Colin Cowherd. Care to explain why that joker isn’t even on in 4 out of the 5 ESPN owned affiliates? Could it be perhaps that he’s bushleague and cities like New York, Chicago, Pittsburgh and Dallas don’t want to lose listeners? The funny thing is that the majority of the United States sports radio audience has no clue who Cowherd is and you apparently like him. Can anyone else see the credibility meter falling through the roof?

    You live in a fantasyland. Right along with Mickey and your buddies in Orlando. Typical $EZ homer that can’t see past his/her hand in front of them.

  92. Is in coincidence that the Pan Am Games is going on this week

    Slaton will declare for the draft, not get drafted and be room mates with Chris Leak in Calgary.

    Clipboards don’t carry themselves Eers…..

  93. Yes I do remember where I live

    Is Morgantown considered the south?

  94. Chitown. Yeah, bring up the KKK. I can bring up the busing riots all over the country, especially the north. If you are bring up racism in the 1960s in a discussion regarding college football you have already lost.

    Again, why should I care what ratings something/someone has? Just because a lot of people don’t want to hear the truth from Cowheard about the Big East does that mean he is wrong? Hell no. 2+2=4 no matter who is listening. Also, of course ESPN wants to limit Cowheard’s exposure, he is attacking their #1 product… ESPN Big East Thursday night Game.

    Go burn a couch.

  95. Jai, what part of Chitown do you not understand? It’s Chicago, IL. You know that little town with 2 mlb teams and every other major sport north of Dixie. What does Morgantown have to do with Chicago?

    Taco, I understand the riots and all. Just making a point that your buddy Jai is calling people dumbasses and hooligans, yet fails to remember the storied days of yore down in Dixie. Y’all understand now ya hear?

    Additionally, you must be kidding me if you’re defending Cowherd. How would a show in the late morning on AM radio hurt ESPN’s college football exposure on television? According to your logic he knows what he’s talking about because he rips on the Big East for 3 hours. Hmmm, maybe he could fit in ripping of the Big Ten for a few minutes too. I’m sure we would love to hear that kind of garbage here.

    I understand your mancrush that you and Jai have toward your boy Cowherd. The facts are that no GM in those markets (Chicago, NYC, Pittsburgh and Dallas) wants to lose listeners and advertisers. Running Cowherd’s show here would be career suicide for WMVP’s ESPN Radio 1000 general manager. They already have the highest rated sports talk show in town. Something that I’m sure you know very little about since more than likely you don’t even have local sports talk radio let alone a few stations in one city. Luckilly for you and Jai, Sirius and XM were invented to allow rural folks such as yourself to hear programming other than the Billy Bob banjo hour.

    How can you be so moronic to think that ESPN wants to limit his exposure? ESPN took him out of that mega media outlet of Portland Oregon and gave him a show that broadcasts from coast to coast. Doesn’t sound too much like trying to limit his exposure to me. He’s still bushleague, just not bushleague in Portland Oregon anymore. You know where Portland is right? That little city that has one major league sport. If he’s talking about wind surfing, rock climing or snow boarding, he might have a clue.

    Go fix your pickup and burn a church.

  96. holy cow….no wonder cowherd got divorced. mrs. cowherd probably got jealous of all the blowjobs he gets at this pathetic blog.

    glad to see no one had to stones to step up and defend the sec on their 1-aa scheduling. like i said, you wanna bash other conferences? don’t go having a menstrual period when the rest of the country sees you line up against western carolina and furman in september.

    and color me surprised, but i don’t see any teams from the mighty sec with two legit heisman candidates for ’07 (wvu has two).

    the writer berates somebody for drinking espn’s koolaid, but yet you mouth-breathers are falling all over yourselves to sniff cowherd’s butt crack.

    classic.

  97. You are one dense motherfucker. You implied that I live in the south and that I had dementia.

  98. 9 SEC teams are in the top 40 for SOS in 2006 as compared only 2 (cincy and Uconn) BE teams. I just can’t explain that, of course 90% of the american football public can’t name all of the teams in the BE either

  99. and 6 Pac 10 teams in the top 40 with the USC at #50

  100. Yes Jai, I did imply that you have dementia and you live in the south. When one lives by claiming that the SEC is the be all end all, I assume that they are either A. from the south or B. live in the south. Talk about dense. Have you looked in the mirror lately?

    Clear things up and inform me of your residence and/or where you’re from. If you don’t live in the south fine. It’s more than likely that you don’t have dementia, but you’re completely delusional. Anyone that lives off of Cowherd’s opinions isn’t too swift. Are you his assistant or something? Your mancrush toward that bozo is hilarious. Thankfully, we have more insightful listeners here in a city of relevance and don’t have to listen to his diarrhea of the mouth.

    Care to answer the USC fan’s question? Maybe you can consult with your west coast buddy Cowherd and ask him. While you’re at it, ask him what the best snowboard is this year and where I should go mountain biking when I’m in the pacific northwest.

  101. As said earlier, the PAC1+the other 9 is nothing but 1AA schools outside of U$C. How’s the Reggie Bush thing going by the way? I wonder if next week is when the NCAA hands down their penalty for the house his family got.

    Everyone schedules some cupcakes. After bruise-fests against the LSUs, Auburns, Tennessees, Geightors, and UGAs of the world you still have the ability to schedule cupcakes and retain an awesome SOS.

    I guess showing that the SEC teams can still schedule a Furman or Western Kentucky for homecoming and still have bad ass SOS shows how good the SEC is. Are you envious that BE teams have to brag about their win over Mississippi State? As said earlier, if you brag about beating Mississippi State you are Ole Miss. I think that is how all Big East schools would fare with an SEC schedule… 4-8 just like Ole Miss. But you could still brag about that win over Mississippi State.

    Isn’t it about time for the rolling blackouts in West Virginia?

  102. He is typing a damn book. I don’t think that the BE likes Colin Cowherd

  103. You did mention NASCAR in one of your paragraphs right?

    Here’s a little snipit of your brilliance.

    Thanks for coming out, Cards and Eers. Don’t let the door hit you on the ass on your way back to the Papa John’s Pizzeria, NASCAR and the Nancy-boy spread option no-defense Conference.

    Yet, you love the SEC and you throw in a NASCAR reference to the Big East conference. You do realize that the Big East is based in major metropolitain areas with the exception of WVU and Notre Dame. Not a lot of NASCAR fans wearing those tacky hats in NYC the last time I was there. Yet, the Vols/Bama game that I went to was over loaded with shit kicking rednecks with RIP Dale hats and tees. That’s what I call a sign of dementia.

    de·men·tia /dɪˈmɛnʃə, -ʃiə/ Pronunciation Key – Show Spelled Pronunciation[di-men-shuh, -shee-uh] Pronunciation Key – Show IPA Pronunciation
    –noun Psychiatry. severe impairment or loss of intellectual capacity and personality integration, due to the loss of or damage to neurons in the brain.

    You definitely show signs of loss of intellectual capacity throughout this blog. You may want to follow up with a Neurologist in the near future.

    How many posters have said the BE is better than the SEC. I think the SEC is the best from top to bottom. Also better than the Big Ten. Yet, you fail to recognize that the SEC isn’t the be all end all and it’s that type of egotistical attitute that deems your lack of credibility. Then you show your obsession of Colin Cowherd and what bit of sensibility you had goes right out the window.

    Why do you all assume that we’re all Big East fans and for that matter WVU fans? You do realize that there are quite a few schools out there other than the 12 in the heart of dixie? Again, hence why you are delusional and showing signs of dementia.

  104. Taco Bell, acerca de qué habla usted?

    I never once mentioned anything about WVU and Miss St. Man, you guys are totally clueless. Reading comprehension is nice.

    Jai, how am I a fan of the Big East? All I said is that it’s based in a major metropolitan market with the exception of ND and WVU. Much different than the SEC which is based in NASCAR loving bible thumping dixieland.

    Thus, you are clueless as is your mancrush Cowherd. Can anyone please explain why he isn’t on in the 4 of 5 ESPN owned affiliates? Taco Bell tried, but he struck out. Similar to that crap product he likes which caters to the low rent drunk idiots.

  105. Is it coincidence that the Pan Am Games is going on this week

    Gold medal for the ability to find a way to bash UF while bashing the Big East? Thanks if so.

    The truth hurts Big East fans.
    No one listens to The Heard in Big East Markets… blah blah blah blah
    Of course they don’t. If I was a Big East fan I wouldn’t want to hear proof of my conference’s inferiority an a daily basis.

  106. Taco Bell, you’re a dipshit. How are Dallas and Chicago Big East markets?

  107. New York and Pittsburgh yes, but their programming barely gives two cents about college sports. You do realize they have professional sports in those cities don’t you? Wait a minute, I forgot I’m writing this to a clown that loves Cowherd and Taco Bell. My bad.

  108. Why should I give a fuck what they wear in NYC? I am neither a fag or a woman, so I don’t care about what hip fashions they wear in NYC.

    You are bringing up game day attire and racism from the 60’s in your posts. You have lost God damn it!

    SEC=MLB. Big East=Texas League
    Accept this and move on

  109. Chithead, why does it matter about radio ratings? 2+2=4 no matter who is listening. Its a fact. Just like how the BE is the Sunbelt on roids.

    Who gives a shit about what stations don’t air The Heard? He is still right, the Big East sucks.

    How long before the internets goes away in WV?

  110. Taco Bell, thanks for reinforcing my point that you’re a dipshit. Clearly you can’t read and comprehend English. Good to know that the education system is working down in Dixie. I don’t give a rats ass either as to what they wear in NYC, but I can assure you they don’t wear a bunch of NASCAR gear like they do down in your backyard.

    Here’s a gem of a quote for others to enjoy:

    “How long before the internets goes away in WV?” -Taco Bell Soft Tacos

    Better yet, how long before Taco Bell Soft Taco can scrape up enough money to change his moniker to Wendy’s Spicy Chicken Combo? Keep on grinding kid, one day you’ll make it past middle school. Enjoy your summer break fishing for catfish and buring crosses.

  111. Chi town
    Care to answer the USC fan’s question?

    Can you post the data? I am looking for the 1AA vs 1A by conference but it is on the computer at the office….If you don’t mind sharing? Thanks buddy!!

  112. Not my blog slick, but I’ll check. I was hoping the USC fan would back it up.

    They do have 2 schools with the top 10 toughest schedules per Mark Schlabach on ESPN in addition to 2 SEC schools in the top ten toughest schedules.

  113. Stassens doesn’t have it. Here is the top 10 toughest SOS from last year

    1. Stanford (1-11)
    2. Duke (0-11)
    3. Mississippi State (2-9)
    4. Mississippi (3-8)
    5. North Carolina (2-9
    6. Connecticut (3-8)
    7. Arizona (5-6)
    8. Vanderbilt (3-8)
    9. Baylor (3-8)
    10. Illinois (1-10)

  114. this website has got to be the lamest wannabe version of everydaymustbesaturday.com……..ever.

    if you goal is imitation, don’t bother. you’re not even in same zip code.

  115. ah, another racism referance. Now you want to poke fun at my handle. You clearly do not have the ability to debate the merits of SEC vs. Big Easy football.

    Go ahead, tell me again Cowheard has bad ratings. It doesn’t address the issue. And for the record, I don’t personally like Cowheard. But, just like how I didn’t like a lot of my teachers in college, it didn’t change the fact they they were right.

    Another thing, why is it the SEC can schedule cupcakes and still have a high SOS? Think about that and then get back to me, tool. Try to answer the question without a NASCAR, racism, catfish, or (insert any Southern sterotype) in your reply. Usted es un idiota.

  116. No, we aren’t but that’s OK if you are wrong. Orson is Orson and he does his thing well. We must be doing whatever it is that we do, very well too..

    What is nice is that we just get a shit load of traffic too. So you don’t have to come back if you don’t want to come back. I think we will live.

    Hey BTW, did you happen to have that 1aa vs 1a by conference data? None of us have it and it would be really neat if you shared.

  117. PAC-10 (2)

    Northern Arizona at Arizona, Sept. 8
    Idaho State at Oregon State, Sept. 15

    SEC (10)

    Western Carolina at Alabama, Sept. 1
    Eastern Kentucky at Kentucky, Sept. 1
    Richmond at Vanderbilt, Sept.1
    Western Kentucky at Florida, Sept. 1
    Western Carolina at Georgia, Sept. 15
    South Carolina State at South Carolina, Sept. 15
    Jacksonville State at Mississippi State, Sept. 22
    UT-Chattanooga at Arkansas, Oct. 6
    Northwestern State at Ole Miss, Nov. 3
    Tennessee Tech at Auburn, Nov. 3

    I-A TEAMS WITH NO I-AA FOES (24 schools)

    Arizona State
    Cal
    Colorado
    Duke
    Florida State
    Miami
    Michigan State
    Iowa
    LSU
    Nebraska
    Notre Dame
    Oklahoma
    Oregon
    Penn State
    Stanford
    Syracuse
    Tennessee
    Texas
    UCLA
    USC
    Virginia
    Wake Forest
    Washington
    West Virginia

    Here’s a nice quote:

    Which BCS league stands to get the fattest on I-AA teams? The SEC, with 10 games vs. I-AA meatballs. Sorta takes luster off of all of those “the SEC is best” arguments. Oh, yeah, I forgot: SEC teams beat up each other so they have to “take it easy” in non-league games. Uh, yeah … I guess.

    Per Sporting News.
    Link: http://www.sportingnews.com/yourturn/viewtopic.php?p=2065862

    At least LSU and Tenn. have some respect.

  118. Thanks Chi, good link. I remember reading that

  119. That only proves that the BE is a pussy conference. Playing the Marshalls and Ohio’s of the NCAA then finishing off with the rest of the pussy’s from the BE.

  120. The funny thing is that even though Auburn, Miss. State., Florida, Georgia, Kentucy & South Carolina have 1-AA teams on their schedule, their strength of schedule is still tougher than any Big East team.

    Top 25 toughest schedules

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/football/ncaa/06/19/schedules.top25/index.html

  121. Taco Bell, you’ve been proven wrong every single post. I’m not debating that the Big East is better than the SEC. I’ve clearly stated my stance on that issue. However, when the author of this blog brings out a NASCAR reference in conjuction to the Big East conference and claims Cowherd knows everything regarding college sports, things need to be corrected.

    Face it, the SEC is in the south which yields the highest percentage of NASCAR fans. It’s not a rip, it’s a fact. Another fact, the south has a history of racism, burning churches and crosses. Doesn’t mean that you participate, but it’s most certainly a fact. Unless they changed the history books at your school.

    Another fact, the SEC is consistently the toughest conference within NCAA Div. 1 football. I already said that. Here are some more facts for you. The SEC isn’t god’s gift to college football. If that were the case then why in the hell would Texas, USC, Notre Dame, Michigan, Ohio St., Penn St., Pitt, Oklahoma and others even bother playing? Perhaps there is life outside of dixie.

    Fact, western pennsylvania has produced the likes of 6 NFL quarterback hall of famers. Thus, reinforcing my point that there is football in Big East country north of the Mason Dixon Line. In fact, the Keystone state boast the most NFL hall of famers with 26, Texas a close second at 25, Ohio hitting the top 3 with 21 members, Illinois has 16, Cali with 15 and New York with 9. Not too shabby for states that claim such “soft” conference schools from the Big Ten, Big East, Big Twelve and Pac 10.

    Again, why do I say this? Because you SEC homers fail to see what kind of football is played outside of Dixie. Hell, the little ol Mountain State of West Virginia (5) boasts more NFL hall of famers than Florida (4), Alabama (4), Arkansas (4), and Kentucky (2). Ties with Louisiana. Correct me if I’m wrong, but aren’t those states SEC hotbeds?

    I guess all those NFL hall of famers were able to get that status because they didn’t get so beat up in the almighty SEC week in and week out through college. They must have played some soft football because we all know that only the SEC plays smashmouth with uncanny speed and athletic prowess.

    Hello McFly? Anyone home?

  122. There is no football played outside of the SEC. The SEC is God’s gift to the sports world. The shit they play in the Big East isn’t football. The SEC owns all.

    The last time I checked there is no correlation between NFL hall of famers birthplaces and college football confrence . Why even bring this up?

  123. Let’s even take a look at where these soft players come from before they even reach college. Not sure how those kids up here in Chiacgo can play against the talent down in the southeast where the mythical hits are so hard and the speed is unparalleled.

    HIGH SCHOOLS WITH MOST NFL PLAYERS

    Ely, Pompano Beach, FL: 6 (Tyrone Carter; NYJ; Henri Crockett, Minn.; Zack Crockett, Oak.; Al Harris, G.B.; Jerome McDougle, Phil.; Corey Simon, Phil.)

    Lake Highlands, Dallas, TX: 5 (Matt Stover, Balt.; Phil Dawson, Clev.; Marcus Coleman, Hou.; Detron Smith, Ind.; Wade Smith, Mia.)

    Melrose, Memphis, TN 5: (Kindal Moorehead, Car.; Jerome Woods, K.C.; Dewayne Robertson, NYJ; Cedrick Wilson, S.F.; Andre Lott, Wash.)

    Mt. Carmel, Chicago, IL: 5 (Steve Edwards, Chi.; Matt Cushing, Pitt; Simeon Rice, T.B.; Darrell Hill, Tenn.; Donovan McNabb, Phil.)

    William M. Raines, Jacksonville, FL: 5 (Shawn Jefferson, Det.; Jabar Gaffney, Hou.; Brian Dawkins, Phil.; Lito Sheppard, Phil.; Rod Gardner, Wash.)

    Thornton Township, Harvey, IL: 5 (Barry Gardner, Clev.; Napoleon Harris, Oak.; Antwaan Randle El, Pitt.; Tai Streets, S.F.; Jack Golden, T.B)

    Source: http://sports.ign.com/articles/451/451209p1.html

  124. You are talking about the NFL and high school football.

    Is the CFL and Arena League next? What team has won the most Pop Warner championships? Give me a fucking break.

  125. Taco, you really are an idiot. That’s okay bud, if you want to roll tacos for the rest of your life that’s fine by me.

    Again, since I need to repeat myself everytime I post I’ll try and slow it down for you to understand. Sometimes us northerner city folks talk a little too fast for y’all.

    Again, here’s why I bring up the correlation of NFL hall of famers and where they’re from. Because the author of this blog and people like yourself claim that the almighty SEC has the hardest hitting fastest athletes in all of college football. According to the SEC homers like yourself, all SEC teams are dominant over anyother team in the country. Therefore, by that logic, the southeast should have the most NFL players in the hall of fame. Furthermore, Jai and some of the fellow SEC homers go as far as calling football outside of the SEC “soft” and “slow”.

    I imagine you can figure out the terms “soft”, since you like that style of taco and “slow”, similar to your brain when comprehending the English language.

  126. I was thinking that the LWS Blog was the 2nd highest trafficked blog in internet history on Thursdays

  127. Here’s the quote from the author of this blog, Jai Eugene. Since you’re so damn slow and stupid I’ll cut and paste it below so you can see the relevance of why people outside of SEC land can’t stand the blind pompous attitude of those SEC homers much like yourself.

    Hence why I showed the few that visit this site, including you, that there is some smashmouth football up here too.

    Here’s Jai’s quote from the article you can’t seem to figure out.

    “Why do people always want to compare Big East Conference to Big Boy (SEC) football? They are two completely different games. The Big East has its moment of rough play but it is a finesse sport. The object of the Big East game is not to hit a guy real hard… it is to make sound short passes/pitches that lead to a score (sounds more like it compares to basketball). No one will ever market the Big East as a physical conference. Big East football futbol was never meant to be a violent sport, period. Sure there are the accidental physical plays in Big East, just like in basketball, but both are considered non-contact in their respective sports.”

    And where are people comparing the Big East to the SEC? That doesn’t even make sense. Apples and oranges. I’ve just been citing the fact that Cowherd is bushleague, Jai is delusional and perhaps on the cusp of dementia and you are a complete idiot.

    Seriously man, Jai even has the audacity to claim the Big East basketball conference is non-contact. Are you f’in kidding me? When is he gonna chime in and claim the Big Ten hoopsters don’t know how to post up? Does Jai even know where half of these kids play ball in high school. How about cities like New York, Philly and Chicago. Non-contact? Yea, real soft towns.

    I can see how you morons may not think they’re as tough as Athens, Fayetteville, Auburn, Tuscaloosa, Gainsville, Knoxville, Nashville, Baton Rouge, Starksville, Columbia and Lexington. Anymore tough serious contact towns that end in a ville that I missed?

    Come on, Jai, you can’t be serious by bashing the BE Basketball conference can you?

  128. Haha, you left out Oxford.

    The defenders of the Big East only come out on Thursdays because that is usually when their conference is playing on The Deuce. Very appropriate that the Big East plays on the Deuce because their conference is like taking a deuce.

  129. It’s the Chitown show now. I’ve smacked the crap out of Taco Bell and Armadillo is now a speed bump. Your premise of non-contact BE basketball is totally debunked. In addition to the credibility of Colin Cowherd. I showed how the SEC schedules 8 more Div. 1AA opponents than the Pac 10. That correlates into 20% (Pac 10) vs. 83% (SEC). Not ripping on the SEC, just providing a fact requested by USC fan and yourself.

    My job is done here.

  130. Sure, why not? The Big East sucks at everything. I feel better now

    Good evening chi town, I am working a wonderful post for next week. TSTB, excellent work as always and the Dillo kicked some ass with some strong data points

  131. Again, the SEC schedules cupcakes and still has the highest SOS. You prove my point.

    Your job here is definitely done.

  132. Yes Taco, I left out Oxford. Another one of those tough rock-em sock-em kinda towns that knows how to play serious contact sports. You got me there.

    Last time I checked, nearly every household had ESPN and ESPN 2. In addition to that, the majority of the games are on ESPN. By majority, I mean more than the other networks. You know do know what ESPN is don’t you? The worldwide leader in sports. The same network that gave your boy Cowherd national coverage instead of that pissant pacific northwest market.

    Here’s some help with some of the other conferences and their TV schedules.

    BIG EAST:
    ABC Sports
    Sat. Sept. 2 Rutgers at North Carolina 3:30
    Sat. Sept. 9 Iowa at Syracuse 3:30
    Sat. Sept. 16 Miami (Fla.) at Louisville 3:30
    Sat. Sept. 16 Michigan State at Pittsburgh 3:30

    ESPN
    Sun. Sept. 3 Kentucky at Louisville 8:00
    Thurs. Sept. 14 Maryland at West Virginia 7:30
    Sat. Sept. 23 West Virginia at East Carolina (or ESPN2) TBA
    Fri. Oct. 13 Pittsburgh at Central Florida 8:00
    Fri. Oct. 20 WEST VIRGINIA at CONNECTICUT 8:00
    Sun. Oct. 22 USF at CINCINNATI 8:00
    Sun. Oct. 29 CONNECTICUT at RUTGERS 8:00
    Thurs. Nov. 2 WEST VIRGINIA at LOUISVILLE 7:30
    Thurs. Nov. 9 LOUISVILLE at RUTGERS 7:30
    Thurs. Nov. 16 WEST VIRGINIA at PITTSBURGH 7:30
    Sat. Dec. 2 CONNECTICUT at LOUISVILLE (or ESPN2) TBA
    Sat. Dec. 2 RUTGERS at WEST VIRGINIA (or ESPN2) TBA

    ESPN2

    Fri. Sept. 8 PITTSBURGH at CINCINNATI 8:00
    Sat. Sept. 9 Illinois at Rutgers Noon
    Sat. Sept. 23 West Virginia at East Carolina (or ESPN) TBA
    Fri. Sept. 29 RUTGERS at USF 8:00
    Fri. Oct. 6 # Louisville at Middle Tennessee State 8:00
    Sat. Dec. 2 CONNECTICUT at LOUISVILLE (or ESPN) TBA
    Sat. Dec. 2 RUTGERS at WEST VIRGINIA (or ESPN) TBA

    BIG TEN:
    Event Name Event Location Event Date Television Time
    9/1/2005 Minnesota at Tulsa Tulsa, Okla. ESPN2 9:15 PM CDT
    9/2/2005 Indiana at Central Michigan Mount Pleasant, Mich. ESPNU 7:30 PM EDT
    9/3/2005 Bowling Green at Wisconsin Madison, Wisc. ESPN 11:00 AM CDT
    9/3/2005 Rutgers at Illinois Champaign, Ill. ESPN2 11:00 AM CDT
    9/3/2005 Ball State at Iowa Iowa City, Iowa ESPN Plus 11:00 AM CDT
    9/3/2005 Ohio at Northwestern Evanston, Ill. ESPNU 11:00 AM CDT
    9/3/2005 Miami (Ohio) at Ohio State Columbus, Ohio ABC Sports 12:00 PM EDT
    9/3/2005 Kent State at Michigan State East Lansing, Mich. ESPN Plus / ESPN360 12:00 PM EDT
    9/3/2005 Northern Michigan at Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich. ABC Sports 3:30 PM EDT
    9/3/2005 South Florida at Penn State State College, Pa. ESPNU / ESPN Plus 3:30 PM EDT
    9/10/2005 Temple at Wisconsin Madison, Wisc. ESPNU / ESPN Plus 11:00 AM CDT
    9/10/2005 Notre Dame at Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich. ABC Sports 12:00 PM EDT
    9/10/2005 Cincinnati at Penn State State College, Pa. ESPN Plus 12:00 PM EDT
    9/10/2005 Akron at Purdue West Lafayette, Ind. ESPN360 12:00 PM EST/CDT
    9/10/2005 Colorado State at Minnesota Minneapolis, Minn. ESPN2 1:00 PM CDT
    9/10/2005 Iowa at Iowa State Ames, Iowa ABC Sports 2:30 PM CDT
    9/10/2005 Hawaii at Michigan State East Lansing, Mich. ESPNU / ESPN Plus 3:30 PM EDT
    9/10/2005 Northern Illinois at Northwestern Evanston, Ill. ESPN Classic 3:00 PM CDT
    9/10/2005 Texas at Ohio State Columbus, Ohio ABC Sports 8:00 PM EDT
    9/17/2005 Eastern Michigan at Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich. ESPNU / ESPN Plus 12:00 PM EDT
    9/17/2005 Northern Iowa at Iowa Iowa City, Iowa ESPN Plus 2:30 PM CDT
    9/17/2005 Michigan State at Notre Dame South Bend, Ind. NBC 2:30 PM EST/CDT
    9/17/2005 Central Michigan at Penn State State College, Pa. ESPN Plus / ESPN360 3:30 PM EDT
    9/17/2005 San Diego State at Ohio State Columbus, Ohio ABC Sports 3:30 PM EDT
    9/17/2005 Kentucky at Indiana Bloomington, Ind. ESPN Classic 5:45 PM EST/CDT
    9/17/2005 Wisconsin at North Carolina Chapel Hill, N.C. ESPN2 7:00 PM EDT
    9/17/2005 Florida Atlantic at Minnesota Minneapolis, Minn. ESPN Plus 7:30 PM CDT

    9/24/2005 Michigan State at Illinois Champaign, Ill. ESPN Plus / ESPNU 11:00 AM CDT
    9/24/2005 Purdue at Minnesota Minneapolis, Minn. ESPN 11:00 AM CDT
    9/24/2005 Penn State at Northwestern Evanston, Ill. ESPN2 11:00 AM CDT
    9/24/2005 Iowa at Ohio State Columbus, Ohio ABC Sports 12:00 PM EDT
    9/24/2005 Michigan at Wisconsin Madison, Wis. ESPN2 (HD) 5:00 PM CDT
    10/1/2005 Michigan at Michigan State East Lansing, Mich. ABC Sports 12:00 PM EDT
    10/1/2005 Indiana at Wisconsin Madison, Wis. ESPN2 11:00 AM CDT
    10/1/2005 Illinois at Iowa Iowa City, Iowa ESPN Plus 11:00 AM CDT
    10/1/2005 Minnesota at Penn State State College, Pa. ABC Sports 3:30 PM EDT
    10/1/2005 Notre Dame at Purdue West Lafayette, Ind. ESPN (HD) 6:45 PM CDT/EST

    10/8/2005 Wisconsin at Northwestern Evanston, Ill. ESPN or ESPN2* 11:00 AM CDT
    10/8/2005 Illinois at Indiana Bloomington, Ind. ESPN Plus 11:00 AM CDT/EST
    10/8/2005 Minnesota at Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich. ABC Sports 1:00 PM EDT
    10/8/2005 Iowa at Purdue West Lafayette, Ind. ESPN 3:30 PM CDT/EST
    10/8/2005 Ohio State at Penn State State College, Pa. ESPN (HD) 7:45 PM EDT

    10/15/2005 Michigan State at Ohio State Columbus, Ohio ABC Sports 12:00 PM EDT
    10/15/2005 Wisconsin at Minnesota Minneapolis, Minn. ESPN (HD) 11:00 AM CDT
    10/15/2005 Indiana at Iowa Iowa City, Iowa ESPN Plus 11:00 AM CDT
    10/15/2005 Northwestern at Purdue West Lafayette, Ind. ESPN2 12:00 PM CDT/EST
    10/15/2005 Penn State at Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich. ABC Sports 3:30 PM EDT

    10/22/2005 Michigan at Iowa Iowa City, Iowa ABC Sports 11:00 AM CDT
    10/22/2005 Northwestern at Michigan State East Lansing, Mich. ESPN2 12:00 PM EDT
    10/22/2005 Ohio State at Indiana Bloomington, Ind. ESPN Plus (inside Big Ten states)
    ESPN (outside Big Ten states) 11:00 AM EST/CDT
    10/22/2005 Purdue at Wisconsin Madison, Wis. ABC Sports 2:30 PM CDT
    10/22/2005 Penn State at Illinois Champaign, Ill. ESPN2 6:00 PM CDT

    10/29/2005 Ohio State at Minnesota Minneapolis, Minn. ABC Sports 11:00 AM CDT
    10/29/2005 Wisconsin at Illinois Champaign, Ill. ESPN 11:00 AM CDT
    10/29/2005 Indiana at Michigan State East Lansing, Mich. ESPN Plus 12:00 PM EDT
    10/29/2005 Purdue at Penn State State College , Pa. ABC Sports 3:30 PM EDT
    10/29/2005 Michigan at Northwestern Evanston, Ill. ESPN 6:00 PM CDT

    11/5/2005 Iowa at Northwestern Evanston, Ill. ESPN (HD) 11:00 AM CST
    11/5/2005 Minnesota at Indiana Bloomington, Ind. ESPN2 12:00 PM EST
    11/5/2005 Michigan State at Purdue West Lafayette, Ind. ESPN Plus / ESPNU 12:00 PM EST
    11/5/2005 Wisconsin at Penn State State College, Pa. ABC Sports 3:30 PM EST
    11/5/2005 Illinois at Ohio State Columbus, Ohio ESPN 3:30 PM EST

    11/12/2005 Northwestern at Ohio State Columbus, Ohio ABC Sports 12:00 PM EST
    11/12/2005 Indiana at Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich. ESPN2 12:00 PM EST
    11/12/2005 Michigan State at Minnesota Minneapolis, Minn. ESPN Plus 11:00 AM CST
    11/12/2005 Illinois at Purdue West Lafayette, Ind. ESPN360 12:00 PM EST
    11/12/2005 Iowa at Wisconsin Madison, Wisc. ESPN 2:30 PM CST

    11/19/2005 Minnesota at Iowa Iowa City, Iowa ESPN2 11:00 AM CST
    11/19/2005 Northwestern at Illinois Champaign, Ill. ESPN Plus 11:00 AM EST
    11/19/2005 Ohio State at Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich. ABC Sports /
    ESPN (West Coast only) 1:00 PM EST
    11/19/2005 Purdue at Indiana Bloomington, Ind. ESPN360 1:00 PM EST
    11/19/2005 Penn State at Michigan State East Lansing, Mich. ESPN 4:00 PM EST

    PAC 10:
    Day/Date Time (PT) Game TV
    Fri., Aug. 31 5:00 p.m. Washington at Syracuse ESPN
    Sat., Sep. 1 12:30 p.m. UCLA at Stanford FSN
    12:30 p.m. Washington State at Wisconsin ABC
    2:30 p.m. Arizona at BYU Versus
    5:00 p.m. Tennessee at California ABC
    7:15 p.m. Idaho at USC FSN
    Thu., Sep. 6 4:30 p.m. Oregon State at Cincinnati ESPN
    Sat., Sep. 8 11:00 a.m. California at Colorado State CSTV
    12:30 p.m. Oregon at Michigan ABC
    3:30 p.m. BYU at UCLA Versus
    7:15 p.m. Colorado at Arizona State FSN
    Sat. Sep. 15 12:30 p.m. Ohio State at Washington ESPN
    2:00 p.m. UCLA at Utah Versus
    5:00 p.m. USC at Nebraska ABC
    Sat., Sep. 22 3:00 p.m. TBA (12-day selection) Versus
    5:00 p.m. Washington State at USC ABC
    7:15 p.m. TBA (12-day selection) FSN
    Sat., Sep. 29 12:30 p.m. TBA (12- or six-day selection) ABC
    3:30 or 4:30 p.m. TBA (12- or six-day selection) FSN
    5:00 p.m. USC at Washington ABC or ESPN or ESPN2
    Sat., Oct. 6 12:30 p.m. TBA (12-day selection) FSN
    4:00 p.m. Stanford at USC Versus
    5:00 p.m. Notre Dame at UCLA ABC
    Sat., Oct. 13 12:30 p.m. TBA (12- or six-day selection) ABC
    4:00 p.m. TBA (12- or six-day selection) Versus
    7:15 p.m. TBA (12- or six-day selection) FSN
    Sat., Oct. 20 12:30 p.m. USC at Notre Dame NBC
    12:30 p.m. TBA (12- or six-day selection) ABC
    Sat., Oct. 27 12:00 noon USC at Oregon FSN
    3:30 p.m. UCLA at Washington State FSN
    7:00 p.m. California at Arizona State FSN
    Sat., Nov. 3 12:30 p.m. UCLA at Arizona ABC
    5:00 p.m. Oregon State at USC ABC or ESPN or ESPN2
    7:00 p.m. Washington State at California FSN
    Sat., Nov. 10 12:30 p.m. TBA (12- or six-day selection) ABC
    5:00 p.m. USC at California ABC or ESPN or ESPN2
    7:15 p.m. Washington at Oregon State FSN
    Thu., Nov. 15 6:00 p.m. Oregon at Arizona ESPN
    Sat., Nov. 17 12:30 p.m. TBA (12- or six-day selection) ABC
    Thu., Nov. 22 5:00 p.m. USC at Arizona State ESPN
    Sat., Nov. 24 12:30 p.m. TBA (12- or six-day selection) ABC
    12:30 p.m. TBA (12- or six-day selection) ESPN or ESPN2
    3:30 or 4:30 p.m. TBA (12- or six-day selection) FSN
    Sat., Dec. 1 1:30 p.m. UCLA at USC ABC
    1:30 p.m. Oregon State at Oregon ESPN2
    4:00 p.m. California at Stanford Versus
    5:00 p.m. Arizona at Arizona State ESPN or ESPN2
    8:00 or 9:00 p.m. Washington at Hawai’i ESPN or ESPN2

    Now on to the almighty SEC.

    SEC:
    Date Matchup Time Network
    Thu., Aug. 30 LSU at Mississippi State 8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. CT) ESPN
    Sat., Sept. 1 Oklahoma State at Georgia 6:45 p.m. ET (5:45 p.m. CT) ESPN2
    Sat., Sept. 1 Kansas State at Auburn 7:45 p.m. ET (6:45 p.m. CT) ESPN
    Sat., Sept. 1 Tennessee at California 8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. CT) ABC
    Sat., Sept. 8 Alabama at Vanderbilt 12:30 p.m. ET (11:30 a.m. CT) LFS
    Sat., Sept. 8 South Carolina at Georgia 5:45 p.m. ET (4:45 p.m. CT) ESPN2
    Sat., Sept. 8 South Florida at Auburn 9 p.m. ET (8 p.m. CT) ESPN2
    Sat., Sept. 8 Virginia Tech at LSU 9:15 p.m. ET (8:15 p.m. CT) ESPN
    Sat., Sept. 15 Mississippi State at Auburn 12:30 p.m. ET (11:30 a.m. CT) LFS
    Sat., Sept. 15 Tennessee at Florida 3:30 p.m. ET (2:30 p.m. CT) CBS
    Sat., Sept. 15 Arkansas at Alabama 6:45 p.m. ET (5:45 p.m. CT) ESPN
    Thu., Oct. 4 Kentucky at South Carolina 7:30 p.m. ET (6:30 p.m. CT) ESPN
    Sat., Oct. 6 SEC Doubleheader 3:30 p.m. ET (2:30 p.m. CT) CBS

    8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. CT) CBS
    Fri., Nov. 23 Ole Miss at Mississippi State 12:30 p.m. ET (11:30 a.m. CT) LFS
    Fri., Nov. 23 Arkansas at LSU 2:30 p.m. ET (1:30 p.m. CT) CBS
    Sat., Nov. 24 SEC Doubleheader 12 p.m. ET (11 a.m. CT) CBS

    3:30 p.m. ET (2:30 p.m. CT) CBS
    Sat., Dec. 1 SEC Championship Game 4 p.m. ET (3 p.m. CT) CBS

    What are those SEC schools doing playing on ESPN? Don’t they know that rabbit ears don’t pickup cable? And how about that mighty Lincoln Financial Network? That’s a media powerhouse right there.

  133. Taco, you reinforced my point that you’re an idiot. Please show me where I said the SEC is weak and schedules cupcakes. I merely pointed out the facts that you bozos continue to lack rational thought and realize that there is good football outside of the southeast. Pretty simple really.

    When one of your fellow SEC posters (GoBigOrange) makes a rational point that counters you and Jai’s opinion, you all bash him and claim he’s not a fan of the SEC. Why? Because he can think on his own and not follow the heard of sheep like you and your bretheran? Because he realizes that there is football played outside of the bible belt?

    Thanks again for proving that you’re are truely an idiot that has a serious lack of reading comprehension skills.

  134. -Actually, Kispoko, that could inspire another post. I want to do it up right. I am hoping sometime next weeK?

    all right, i’ll check back……….

  135. -Stassens doesn’t have it. Here is the top 10 toughest SOS from last year

    1. Stanford (1-11)
    2. Duke (0-11)
    3. Mississippi State (2-9)
    4. Mississippi (3-8)
    5. North Carolina (2-9
    6. Connecticut (3-8)
    7. Arizona (5-6)
    8. Vanderbilt (3-8)
    9. Baylor (3-8)
    10. Illinois (1-10)

    how exactly was this compiled anyway? or, does it matter?

    can you really trust such a list that leaves cincinnati out of the top ten, when they played no less than *5* teams that were ranked in the top 10?

    ohio state, virginia tech, louisville, rutgers, and west virginia. and i believe all were ranked as top 10 teams *when* cincinnati played them, too, but i that could be incorrect.

    i brought this point up before, but it was ignored. i would bet none of those teams on that list played a more difficult schedule than cincinnati did. i would bet none played even 4 teams that were ranked 10 or higher at any point in the season, yet alone 5.

    it’s time to consider your sources a little better………..

  136. to carry on from the point above, here is fellow big east member connecticut’s 2006 schedule:

    Thursday, August 31 – 7:30 p.m. Rhode Island
    Saturday, September 16 – 12 p.m. Wake Forest
    Saturday, September 23 – TBA Indiana
    Saturday, September 30 – TBA Navy
    Saturday, October 7 – TBA South Florida
    Saturday, October 14 – Noon Army
    Friday, October 20 – 8 p.m. West Virginia (Homecoming)
    Sunday, October 29 – 8 p.m. Rutgers
    Saturday, November 11 – TBA Pittsburgh
    Saturday, November 18 – TBA Syracuse
    Saturday, November 25 – TBA Cincinnati
    Saturday, December 2 – TBA Louisville

    they played the same league competition, yet look at the ooc schedule for cincinnati:

    ohio state, eastern kentucky, virginia tech, miami (ohio), akron

    so how could uconn and cinci have the same league games, while cinci has the more difficult ooc games overall, and yet uconn is deemed to have had the tougher schedule?

    that list of toughest schedules is an obvious farce.

  137. Chitown, you said it yourself when you said the SEC schedules more 1AA teams than anyone.

    But you may actually consider 1AA teams to be good, the same way your punk ass is defending the Big East.

    There is no real football played outside of the SEC.

  138. “There is no real football played outside of the SEC.” -Taco Bell

    And you continue to reinforce your idiocy Taco Bell. Thanks for posting your typical SEC homer myopic views and irrational thoughts.

    When you visit Canton one day (no where near SEC land), take time to bow down to the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio and Illinois for producing some seriously “REAL” football players.

  139. Additionally Taco Bell, since you seem to be light on your Ritalin refill I’ll keep it real simple.

    A. I’m not here defending the Big East.
    B. I’m definitely debunking the myths that no football is played outside of Dixie.
    C. It’s clearly evident that you have no clue as to what you’re talking about. Evidenced by your last post. I never said anything myself regarding the SEC scheduling more D1AA teams. That was USC’s argument and I merely posted a link per the author’s (Jai Eugene) request.
    D. Again, you’re a complete idiot that can’t seem to figure out basic reading comprehension. Good luck this summer on your break. Hopefully your educational system will enlighten you to the finer points of reading, writing and arithmetic.

    Study hard kiddo. You’ll need it to pass the third grade. Don’t forget to tell your legal guardian to refill your Ritalin script.

  140. Oh yes, I will bow down to those from Big 10 land the same way the 3rd best team in the SEC bowed down to the Big 10 Champion Fuckeyes.

    Now, go back to watching your Rugby or Aussie Rules Football or whatever they play in the Big 10 or you can go watch the basketball and futbol show over in the Big East. I really don’t care which you choose.

    Jai, if you could find that quote from the UF player that was talking about the number of SEC teams that could have beat Tosu that would be great. I have looked but can’t find it.

  141. “Honestly, we’ve played a lot better teams than them,” Florida defensive end Jarvis Moss said. “I could name four or five teams in the SEC that could probably compete with them and play the same type of game we did against them.”

    Go Fighting Irish!!! Fight Coach Charlie for the last piece of bacon at the Shoney’s Breakfast Buffet

    Maybe Notre Dame can play an SEC team again in a BCS Bowl.

    Isn’t Jai projecting that Ole Miss and a Big East Team will meet for the NC??
    I remember reading that on here. Jai is pretty ballsy in that prediction

  142. Thanks mini-yo.

  143. If you see Jai’ s NC prediction, can you please link it?

  144. Damn it. I go on vacation and miss this one? Some of these replies are great.

  145. The Big East, specifically WVU, is the new Florida. They don’t know what they have begun

  146. I guess no one’s gonna touch that strength of schedule bullshit list………

    But what do you think WVU’s begun that they don’t know about somehow?

  147. […] contract with the SEC.  They are going to continue to try and convince the public that shit like Da Ville vs. WVU is the hot new college football rivalry.  No one outside of the Big East buys into that […]

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