Archive for the ‘Tilting at Windmills’ Category

More Baylor

August 9, 2009

Homerism has a new post up on Tilting at Windmills scouting out the Baylor defense.

More Colorado

July 23, 2009

Preview of the CU defense for Tilting at Windmills.

Colorado Season Preview: Offense

July 19, 2009

I’m chipping in some Big 12 season preview work over at partner blog Tilting at Windmills. I’m looking at Colorado first, starting with the offense. Check it out if you have a chance. Thanks.

Catching Up

July 7, 2009

Homerism has come across a few items in the last couple days that I thought were worth passing along.

*This will be Urban Meyer’s final season in Gainesville.
We know this “because his lips were moving” when asked about his interest in taking over at Notre Dame, per noted SEC authority Paul Finebaum.
In his weekly column that ran in the Mobile Press-Register today, Finebaum postulated–with curious certainty–that Meyer will light out for the greener pastures of South Bend after the season. Seeing as Charlie Weis’ ample frame is still keeping the coach’s seat plenty warm at ND, this seems just a bit premature. But that’s not the most shocking revelation in Finebaum’s missive;¬†Meyer apparently slept with Finebaum’s wife!
OK, so we don’t know that for sure, but what else could have spurred Finebaum’s vitriolic hatred for arguably the best college football coach in the country?
*Texas, West Virginia have the right stuff; OU doesn’t.
The good people at Doc’s Sport Service have identified five criteria shared by all BCS champions. They eliminate all but six schools from competition this year: Florida, Iowa, Ole Miss, Texas, West Virginia and Virginia Tech. What’s wrong with OU? The Sooner defense finished outside the top 20 in scoring defense last season.
Oh well, I used to think my life had some kind of meaning. Cancel the season. Thanks for ruining the party, Bin Laden.
*Sports information directors, although slow and dangerous behind the wheel, can still serve a purpose.
SIDs usually are quick with a stat sheet or directions to a press conference. So imagine Homerism’s surprise when he came across this insightful take on college football scheduling from Oklahoma SID Kenny Mossman. By the way, if you’ve never seen “the little Chinese gal” Mossman references in action, it’s breathtaking. (Few halftime acts could top this one, although Quick Change would give her a run for her money. Also, Homerism’s mom claims to have seen “Little E,” a midget Elvis impersonator, perform during a college basketball game once. Sounds spectacular, but I have yet to find evidence of his existence online.)
*The season seems so close.
In addition to the season preview stuff I’ll be writing for BH, I’m also going to be contributing to Tilting at Windmills’ ongoing Big 12 preview series. Somehow I drew Baylor and Colorado. Anyway, check it out if you have time.

Home Field Advantage

June 22, 2009

New post up on TaW on the top home field advantages in college football. Guess who came out on top?

‘Canes Should Test Sooners’ Toughness

June 8, 2009

New post up on Tilting at Windmills.

Get Your Vegas Fix

May 31, 2009

I have a new post up on Tilting at Windmills about the Vegas preseason odds for college football. Check it out if you have a chance.

A New Venue

May 15, 2009

Homerism has forged a blogging alliance with Tilting at Windmills, another OU blog and member of the Barking Carnival blog ring. I’ll be posting stuff over there every so often, but I still plan on this continuing to be my main forum for the time being.

For my debut on TaW, I offer my thoughts on how USC fans should prepare for the NCAA storm gathering ahead of them. Enjoy!