Thursday, October 29, 2009

There's still hope

Well the Cats dropped a tough one in Cheney last week. Poor tackling to end the second quarter and again on a limp wristed screen play in the third cost them two touchdowns and the game. Don't listen to what the football morons at Bobcat Nation are saying that we lost this because our kicker was out with the flu. That's a bunch of bullshit. Poor tackling and soft underneath pass coverage lost this game. Again.

This week the hapless and winless Bengals of Idaho State come to the chilly slopes of the Bridger Mountains. I can see this as a trap game. ISU is hungry for a win and are hoping to catch the Cats in an emotional state of mind similar to Glen Close in Fatal Attraction where she is sitting on the floor just turning the lights on and off but I don't think they will get that lucky.

Even though the defense isn't up to MSU's usual standards, it is still decent and the offense is really coming together. 592 total yards last week. That is two weeks in a row where we led the conference in total yards. Beware of the Bengals? I'm not throwing anyone under the bus, but I like our chances this weekend. 51 degrees and a light drizzle is the forecast for Saturday. Looks like I'll be drinking beer with my gloves on. Que the jokes about my beer drinking gloves now....

As a part of my continuing effort to bring some culture to you and as a friendly gesture to the fans of ISU, here is a William Blake's The Tyger. I'm here to help.

Meanwhile, in Missoula.....................................

The griz play the Wildcats of Weber State. Weber is coming into Missoula angry at having lost to the Cats in Ogden and not having forgotten giving the griz a playoff victory in Missoula last December. In that game WSU wet themselves, er, turned the ball over to the griz twice inside the WSU 40. Merry Christmas. The griz are playing great in the second half. They are 142-20 at home since they built the Homerdome that is Washington/grizzly Stadium since 1986. That's impressive. Of course when you have home town officials who haven't reffed a game above the peewee level and are on the take, that makes it even harder for opponents to win. Don't believe me? How's this for proof? Nuff said. It finally made news but has been going on for years. Weber is good and has been playing well but beating the griz at home is a tall task. Look for a big second half for the liberal arts/Pizza Hut delivery majors. They take Weber 31-21.

Malta hosts Columbus in the first round of Class B playoff action. The 3-M Company is coming off a 47-0 victory over Wolf Point. Look for Malta to survive the first round but struggle after that. Everyone is playing for second place anyway. Huntley Project is 8-0 and have outscored their opponents 371-31 this season having only been scored on in three games. Their average margin of victory is 43 points. Um, I think they are pretty solid.

Notre Dame backed into yet another victory last weekend. That makes them 5-2 for the season. They could easily be 2-5 but have been able to pull games out of their asses. This isn't the sign of a good football team but with the rest of their pitiful schedule they should go 10-2. They will make a BCS game and be totally dominated. I guess that's something to look forward to. They aren't even worth talking about until the bowl games but that won't stop me. The Bobcats could go 3-2 against whats left for the Irish. Their schedule is that easy. Honestly, if you root for Notre Dame, how do you look yourself in the mirror every day and think that this program is somehow still relevant? If they played a full fledged Big 10 schedule they wouldn't go 7-4. Yeah, this is a program to be proud of.

I wonder if Brady Quinn sold his house yet.



Uncle Scooty said...

Didn't you mean "beer drinking oven mitts"? (a little LBOH humor)

Milk River Madman said...

I'll do the jokes.

TROLL Y2K said...

You were joking when you said "full fledged Big 10 schedule", right?

Penn State (the tough guys of the Big 10) play Akron, Syracuse, Temple, Eastern Illinois and Big 10 doormats. And schemed EIGHT of 12 games at home.

Notre Dame's schedule looks robust by comparison.

kmwthay said...

"Poor tackling and soft underneath pass coverage lost this game. Again." For a second I thought you were talking about my Sooners.

And, just how DID Penn State get 8 games at home? That seems a little biased.

Milk River Madman said...

Penn St has it easy this year but "robust" may be a little strong for ND's schedule and they have SEVEN home games and their own network in NBC.

I'm afraid "next year" is your battle cry for the rest of the season.

Ralph said...

Uncle Scotty, I loved the oven mitt comment. How approtriate. Chip, do you have any idea how much of a whiner you sound like after playing the "refs" thing for the last 10 years. Time to get another angle. Go Irish! Go Phils!

Milk River Madman said...

There's a difference between whining and stating facts. As a liberal you should know that. I'm rooting for the Phils and the Yankees. Its a no lose for me.