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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Only a Notch Below the Real Thing

As evidenced by the last post, which should still be below for your enjoyment, there isn't a whole lot going on in the world of NCAA Football right now. (Hawaii, I love you.)

And that's fine.


Yes, it's fine.

I am convinced that there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. Although I'm sure we've got some readers who would argue that and no, I don't need to know what those things would be.

But EA Sports' NCAA Football could very well be played year 'round and not get a huge argument from anyone...any males.

Now this, my friends, is something that is played year 'round.

And in no way is that depressing.

These luscious video game experiences (I've played from time to time) are seriously just a notch below actually watching a real game.

The best part is, we are on the verge of the latest in the series, NCAA Football 08. There are the usual updates and add-ins for this year, feel free to read about them all here. Oklahoma fans will be thrilled that the statue of liberty play has also been added.

Fear not Sooner fans, I'm sure this will work with the regularity of a blocked extra point (as it should) but I like the addition. That game was ridiculous and any time you can add that passion from the real thing to your home version, that's a great thing.

Let me know what you guys think of this beacon of sports spirit. When do you play? How long? What platform? How long have you played? Tell me a great game story if you've got one, we all love those. And if anybody out there has an advanced copy of this years gem, let me know. And if you have the Xbox 360 or Playstation 3 to play it on I'll try that out as well.

Until July though, we'll have to keep honing our skills on the 07 version. And I'm totally cool with that, until July.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Hawaii Schedule Update

Hawaii added Northern Colorado to its schedule. Why is this significant? Well, let me ask you this, what month are we in?


How far off does the beginning of NCAA Football season seem?


If I could pick one place to be right now where would it be?


There you go. Go Warriors.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

HOF Class of 2007

Congratulations to all the honorees of the 2007 class of the College Football Hall of Fame.

Of the coaches, Penn State icon Joe Paterno was included with the induction of this year's class after postponing last year because of a broken leg.

I suppose he earned it. He's been decent.

Although, he did go .500 in his first year back in 1966. Good thing they kept him around.

(Look at the man in this picture and tell me that's not awesome!)

Seriously, hats off to the inductees.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

The Crimson Tide is Ready.

Ok. Alabama. We get it. You like football.

Hey, I like it too. 92,000 of you showed up for Nick Saban's first spring game.


That's not liking football. That is living football.
You do realize the Alabama was playing...itself, right?

And by that I mean, it wasn't a real game. It wasn't really even practice.

It was a scrimmage.
I'm sorry Tide fans. You know I love you guys. I love the 'Bama tradition. I love that Saban is there, I love that 'Bama will be back (and not down the road, you will be back within the next three years max) I love that John Parker Wilson and his brother (baseball player Ross) both went to Hoover.

I love the fact that over 92,000 of you showed up for a scrimmage!

God bless you Alabama, and God bless college football!

Friday, April 20, 2007

Virginia Tech

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Virginia Tech family.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Clock Rules Go Back In Time

Thank goodness.
Last year was fun and all, but I couldn't be more thrilled the NCAA decided to revert back to the old clock rules, namely stopping the clock on possession changes and when a kickoff is caught rather than kicked.

Neither of these ruined the game, but too many fans (me included) saw this as a ridiculous way to speed up the game. Fans don't want to speed up the game.
The ball is also going to be kicked off from the 30-yard line, five yards back from last year, to encourage more lengthy returns. I like that too.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

In Remembrance of Eddie Robinson

Our condolences go out to Eddie Robinson's family and the Grambling University family.

Robinson was a great leader of young men and provided them with invaluable guidance both on and off the field.

His mark on the game will never be forgotten.