Wednesday, October 12, 2005

In case you were wondering...

The picture is Jason Bateman as "Pepper Brooks" the color commentator from Dodgeball on the "Ocho."

Cotton McKnight: I'm being told that Average Joe's does not have enough players and will be forfeiting the championship match.
Pepper Brooks: It's a bold strategy, Cotton. Let's see if it pays off for 'em.

Ooh, Ouchtown, population you, bro!

In SMU news, looks like the message board is down.

I can't stop listening to the audio of "the play" without laughing. Note to Craig Swann: We all know you are trying to use "How 'bout that, Rich?" as a catchprase. Tune in Tomorrow to Bad Radio to hear it again on Homer Call of the Week from noon to three.

Did "the play" save Bennett's job? Maybe. Maybe not. I decided a while ago that Bennett would get to three wins, and with one of them being TCU, his job was safe.

Now, does this make sense? No. But it is how sports works. For two weeks in a row, the team has been in position to win games on the road, winning one and losing in overtime a second game. I don't think most people realize what an improvement that is. Last season, SMU lost all of its road games by an average of 36.6 points, the closest was 18 points.

Now SMU plays ECU. I would like to see a win here and I think it should be expected. SMU is favored. SMU's two wins (UAB and TCU) are better than ECU's wins (Duke and Rice). SMU is at home.

This team is arguably improved. But it all keys on the offense. Can SMU keep its offense on the field? Can SMU put together drives that take time off the clock and move the chains? Something seemed to click by putting Romo under center instead of a shotgun. The real test is whether SMU can do that two weeks in a row. At the same time, SMU needs to improve the running game.

The defense takes care of itself. If the defense can stay fresh, it will be a good day.


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