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Musings From The Hoodwood 11-27
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No this isnt the state's largest kegger...The fans more or less stormed the field following Ohio State's win over Michigan to complete a 12-0 season

But they still arent going anywhere but home.


Greetings from the Hoodwood, where more often than not lately we’re just trying to make it day to day.

My apologies for the brevity of this weeks Hoodwood, I am undergoing a transition which is demanding a bit of my time. I am trying to get things settled by next weeks column so I can provide you with the type of interesting read that you have come to expect over the past couple of years.

College Football: The perfect nightmare Ohio State & Notre Dame run the table

Well my less than perfect college football season has come to fruition. Both the probation laden Buckeyes and the holier than thou Irish have completed perfect seasons. The former isn’t as worrisome since the Bucks season is over and all you hear from the minions in Columbus is what could have been. Buck fans can wax all they want about their teams so-called perfect season but the reality is that they finished 2 games short. Not being eligible for the Big 10 (plus 2) title their season is done following their 26-21 win over archrival Michigan. They have a potential Heisman winner in Braxton Miller but aside from being called the “peoples champion” by some wonks the Bucks are not going anywhere but home.

Then there is Notre Dame. The Irish completed an unbeaten season as they defeated USC 22-14 and finished a disaster of a season for the Trojans. USC who started the season as the nations #1 team finished way out of the money, the first team since the 1964 Ole Miss team to start the season at #1 but finish unranked and with 5 or more losses. The Trojans were supposed to be the #1 team in this matchup but instead of being the star of the matchup as it was scheduled in the beginning of the season they were now reduced to the foil and they didn’t even do that very well. The Trojans kept the game relatively close but they shot themselves in the foot with stupid turnovers and mystifying decisions by boy wonder coach Lane Kiffin. Kiffin, who is finding himself on an increasingly hot seat of his own went for it in odd scenarios, seemed to forget the score and generally made mistakes that a junior high school football or peewee coach wouldn’t make. But in any case, Notre Dame is now the #1 team in the land waiting for whoever comes out of the SEC title game between Alabama and Georgia. Im for one that is hoping that Notre Dame gets stomped heartily in the BCS title game and all of its flaws exposed. More on this next week.


Phat Dap

To Giants TE Martellus Bennett who made a crucial catch and it had nothing to do with the G-Men’s 38-10 win over the Pack. As he was leaving the field and was tossing his gloves to the remaining crowd a fan leaning over the rail attempting to catch the gloves fell over the rail and fell about 15 feet. Bennett stepped up and caught the fan, saving him from certain serious injury. Bennett made light of the situation saying that the fan owed him his first born, but he would settle for a sandwich. Dap to Bennett for a great catch.

Also Phat Dap to the Toronto Argonauts who are North American first football champions. The Argos beat the Calgary Stampeders 35-22 to win their first Grey Cup since and their first Grey Cup at home since 1952, party up in “Tranna” this week Knock the game all you want but give dap to the CFL Champs winning the 100th Grey Cup.

Head Slap

To Mark Sanchez simply for this play…

I don’t even know where to begin to clown on Sanchez and that oafish clown of a coach. And there are some fans that are still clamoring for Tim Tebow to be the starting QB.

Like I said at the beginning, this one is short only because of a number of transitions that are going on in the Hoodwood and its effects have caused me a bit of writers block. Please accept your humble scribes apologies for the brief column. I’ll be back next week, and I will have much to say on the college football conference title games and I will handicap the Heisman race. Who will win, who should win and why. For all that read my column, I thank you for your understanding and patience. My picks will post at the end of the week like always.

Until Next Post Fellow Sports Fans!

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