December 6, 2005John
As you can see in my previous post I thought it was a great idea that BYU was playing against Cal. I’ve changed my mind since I found out that Utah is playing Georgia Tech. How did that happen?
Georgia Tech is at least on par or better than TCU’s matchup with Iowa State. These bowls are horrible because politics and money determine matchups more than quality teams. I guess the only concellation prize is that BYU has a chance to beat Cal. The U is going to get stompred and it will be great to call all of my friends and family that love the U.
I must admit that the news of BYU playing Cal was quite good. I still wanted USC or Texas to lose on Saturday just so the BCS could show how screwed up it is and continue the utterly slow move to a playoff system. USC vs. Texas is going to be an interesting game. Consider if USC would have lost then they could have potentially played Notre Dame in a different BCS bowl game. Can you say a matchup with Texas is that much more interesting than Notre Dame trying to avenge their USC loss? I can’t say it is. Not that I usually have much time after the new year to watch the games since they are on days when work is starting again. Let’s get that playoff format done and use the bowl games if you must. Just schedule them on days I can watch without driving my wife crazy. 4 days of football is great for me, but bad for a marriage.
Back to BYU, thank goodness for the Cal matchup. It is a win win situation for BYU no matter the outcome. If we win then we beat a pretty good Cal team(even if it is in a little bit of a down year for them). If we lose then we lost to Cal who is a pretty good team.
Let the games begin.
BYU steals recruit from Utah was the title of a recent article. Is BYU really about stealing? Why would anyone write that BYU stole this recruit? The real problem is finding something at the U worth stealing. Glad we found something.
As I look toward BYU’s game with BSU there’s a nice article about Wilson from BSU lighting it up from behind the arc. 4th in the nation is pretty good. Although, it is kind of funny that 4th in the nation is lighting it up. No wonder North Carolina loves basketball so much. They’re always leading everything.
Regardless, If some Idahoan(and yes I know he’s from Texas) comes in here and lights BYU up with his three point shooting I’m going to be disappointed. Ok, so I might just be bitter since our little white idahoan hasn’t been able to light anyone up since he played Utah State forever ago. It’s well documented that he can shoot. Let’s put our defenders on him and let him beat us driving to the hoop. Reminds me of playing my sister in our driveway. She could always knock down the open shot. My only hope was to play a bit physical and stop her from having any nice looks at the basket. Lucky for me, she never really learned how to drive on me.
While I’m sad to admit that the BYU basketball game just didn’t catch my attention because of other things I was doing on the internet, I did have the game playing in the background the entire evening. It’s an interesting experience, because you mostly catch hints of what is happening in the game according to the announcers voice. You don’t get to follow the game in detail. I guess that’s the disadvantage of internet radio compared with TV, but that’s a discussion for a later date.
Regardless of my inability to focus on the game, here are a few thoughts:
-It sure sounded like the refs were messing up a lot of calls. Can anyone confirm this either way?
-BYU played well at the beginning, got smoked most the rest of the game, came roaring back near the end and then got squashed in the closing minutes
If the above is true, I’m glad I didn’t focus on the game. It wouldn’t have been good for my health.