I need to start this week’s Recap with an apology.
To the fans, players, and coaches, at UCF, I am truly sorry. I have been very hard on you during your undefeated streak. I have made light of your team’s determination and accomplishments but now I have seen the light. My only logical response is to apologize.
On Thursday night you came from behind to beat a very tough Temple team 52-40. Not just anyone can put up 52 points on the Owls. I mean, this is the same Temple team that beat teams like Navy and Tulsa and Maryland. Sure, 98% of college football fans didn’t even know that Temple had a football team. But that’s not the point. The Knights showed a lot of heart. And for that reason, I have decided to petition the NFL to award this year’s Super Bowl trophy to UCF. After all, no team in the NFL is undefeated. This is the least we could do for America’s new favorite team. The trophy will look great next to last year’s national title trophy.
While most of the other teams in the top ten are busy playing other ranked teams, UCF has the courage to go head to head with teams like the Owls and the Owls. If you play two teams in one season with an owl for a mascot, you are legit my friend. The University of Central Florida is legit.
So Knights, in the name of Duante Culpepper, I hope that you can forgive me.
Say It Ain’t So, Dabo
Will Swinney plays for the Clemson Tigers, the same team that his father coaches. Late in Saturday’s game against Louisville, when Clemson was up 431 to 3, Will scored his first career touchdown. It was a cool moment.
But because we can’t have nice things, some people are angry about this. Why? I have no clue. If you don’t like getting touchdowns scored on you late in a game when you are down by a few hundred, have your team better prepared or, I don’t know, quit on them in the middle of the season. It’s been done before. Besides, if John the Baptist dropped down on the Clemson sidelines to call a few plays late in the game and looked over to see who was on the other side, even he would say, “Put the starters back in. Run it up.”
The SEC Title Game Is Set
Georgia looked pretty good against their second top ten team in two weeks. The only bad news about Georgia looking good is that Alabama looked real good against LSU, the same team that beat Georgia. Here’s to hoping that Nick Saban suddenly decides to retire between now and December and the Alabama boosters choose to replace him with Bobby Petrino.
Some folks are upset about Michigan looking like they’ll move into the top four ahead of Georgia. Don’t sweat this, my fellow Dawg fans. All the Dawgs have to do is keep winning. Besides, Michigan will probably lose in the Big Ten Title Game. Oh, wait.
I see that they’re making a movie about Queen. Let me tell you something about Queen. If it wasn’t for Wayne’s World, Queen would be known simply as the band that did We Will Rock You. This movie is a bad idea. Making a movie about such a below average band sets a standard that none of us wants to live under. Twenty years from now, do you want your grandkids going to see a movie about Florida Georgia Line?
When I was a kid if someone asked me who the best guitar player in the world was, I would have said with confidence, “Eddie Van Halen.” But here’s the thing. I don’t know anything about guitar. I just know what I think sounds cool. Guys who really knew guitar always said names like Mark Knopfler or Yngwie Malmsteen.
Tom Brady is Eddie Van Halen.
Aaron Rogers and Drew Brees are Mark Knopler and Yngwie Malmsteen.
And with their first pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns will select Weird Al Yankovic.
Until next week, happy footballing!