Me Too, Abigael….Me Too!

I’m sick of Bronco and Mitt, too.

From the child’s mother:

This is my four year old daughter, Abigael, after hearing one too many mentions of the election.

Hurricane Sandy

Excellent summary from the Telegraph:

– 35 people reported dead

– Barack Obama declares ‘major disaster’ in New York and cancels Wednesday’s campaign trip to Ohio

– Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York, says at least 10 dead in city alone

– Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, says the storm has caused ‘unthinkable devastation’

– Over 50 homes destroyed as firefighters battle raging fires in the borough of Queens

– Over 8 million people reportedly left without power after record storm

– Levee breaks in Northern New Jersey, flooding three towns

– 13 foot storm surge bursts the banks of the East and Hudson rivers, submerging New York’s road and subway tunnels

– New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority says it is worst disaster in the history of the NYC subway system

– Alert issued at New Jersey Oyster Creek nuclear power plant due to a record storm surge

– New York University hospital has to move patients to other hospitals after it loses power and a backup generator

– Heavy snow is reported in parts of West Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina as Sandy merges with the descending cold front from Canada

– Cities along the coast from Boston and New York down to Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington are expected to remain partially paralysed on Tuesday

– One dead and captain still missing from stricken HMS Bounty replica

– President Barack Obama cuts short election campaigning in Florida and rushes back to Washington to manage storm response

– Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney cancels all campaign events on Monday and Tuesday as pundits ponder how the storm will influence the White House race just a week before election day

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SO0000, It’s Be Nice To Notre Dame For OU Sooner Fans Week

Okay, I’ll play along, I won’t say the things I would really like to say about Notre Dame.

I won’t call their football team overrated and untested, I won’t do it.  I won’t call the lot of them rainbow chasing, Lucky Charms munching, hunchback leprechauns or even mention how incongruous it is that their university is named after a French Cathedral, yet they are called the Fighting Irish.  I won’t say those things…no sir, won’t do it.

I’ll be nice, as nice as one can be after hating on those over exposed, over hyped football teams that made an almost 7 year old boy inconsolably miserable in 1957, after cheating(with a fake injury timeout) on their way to a 7-0 victory that ended OU’s historic and never threatened 47 game winning streak.

I know all about their glorified history and all the games won and how their Coach Knute Rockne hired the best players he could find, such as George Gipp, who provided their services to the highest bidder a season at a time.

I won’t be silent about how vastly superior OU’s winning tradition is to the Fighting Frenchies in the modern era, which is recognized as such since 1946.  The Fighting Frenchies can crow about how many games they won in the pre-modern era all they want, I am unimpressed.

I won’t be nice when I hear that “luck of the Irish” meme, either.  Perhaps they need to be reminded of “Sooner Magic” as often.

As for Saturday night’s game, I won’t be nice when all I hear from the alleged experts (including the Fighting Frenchies number one fan boy Lou “My Tongue Is Too Big For My Mouth” Holtz) constantly talking about the defense of the FF team…oh that front seven…oh that defensive line…oh they will put pressure on OU’s QB…oh they will shut the OU running game down…oh-0h-oh.  My firm and ample ass.  

First of all the OU QB doesn’t need a lot of time, most passes are gone in less time than a defensive lineman can get to him.  Secondly, the FF secondary is a decided mismatch for the OU receivers and their fifth year Senior QB, the winningest QB in OU history that has played in numerous big games on national tv. Thirdly, the OU offensive line isn’t going to be standing there, giving the FF defense hand written invitations to enter their backfield.  That isn’t the method they employed to score 52 points a game in their three game winning streak. Lastly, when OU gets the fast break offense going and are snapping the ball three times a minute, those big linemen and linebackers will have their butts dragging behind them in short order. They can’t prepare for that style of play in a few days.

Then there is the never mentioned (at least by the alleged experts) OU defense, with their shut down corners against the woefully inept FF receivers and QB.  A QB, by the way, that is a redshirt freshman recovering from a concussion, turf toe and injured shoulder, going against the fastest defense he has faced, in front of a national audience and 85,000+ lathered up OU fans.  A QB that hasn’t finished one game this season, either due to poor play or injury.  His backup?  He threw eight passes in the second half of their last game, completing one.  That one completion did go for the winning touchdown to his 6’6″ tight end and it was a lob pass.  An OU defense that is ranked #2 in the nation by this website that factors out “garbage time” when a games outcome is no longer in doubt and the starting defense is replaced with reserves.  Where do the FFs rank nationally in this service, you ask?  Why, they rank #9.

I will say this to our visitors from Indiana, you are welcome to come and visit and you will be treated with hospitality.

Just don’t expect us to be deferential to you or your universities football traditions, as ancient and quaint as they may be.

What you should expect to see and hear often Saturday night is the Sooner Schooner and shotgun blasts after each score.

Boomer And Sooner

Your mascot running for his life.

The nation watches “luck” run over by “magic.”

A “Stripe OUt” stadium. Instead of a “white OUt.”

Stripe OUt

And, just as the last team that visited OU and was ranked in the top five found out, a raucous stadium.

Irrespective of what the Fighting Frenchies expect, the hatred I and other Sooner fans have for you could never meet or exceed that which we have for the Texas LongwHorns, so you do have that going for you, which is a degree of niceness.

Friday before the State-Alabama game, OU-ND, and other tidbits

Top-ranked and undefeated Alabama has opened as a 20+ point favorite over the Miss State Bulldogs for their game this weekend. The New York Yankees were swept in the ACLS. A one-time popular Democrat president is poised to lose his re-election bid. The MSU quarterback, starting only his eighth game, was heavily recruited by Alabama. This will be the biggest game of his career. The Alabama coach has multiple national championships under his belt. A statue of him resides outside the stadium in Tuscalousa, Alabama. Sound familiar? Well, it should. It describes tomorrow’s showdown between State and Alabama. It also describes another game between the same two teams, in 1980, when Emory Bellard‘s Bullies defeated the Bear Bryant-coached Alabama squad 6 – 3.  I think the similarities are more than just a coincidence.  The stars are aligned.

We Believe!  State 28, Alabama 26.     UPSET ALERT!!!

Notre Dame rolls into Norman with their best team in a long time, and the pollsters have taken notice.  The 5th ranked Irish boast defensive stoppers, and will be tested by a Sooner team that is hitting their stride at just the right time.  The 8th ranked Oklahoma team is a 9 point favorite, and I don’t think it will be anywhere near this close.  I’m looking for a good old-fashioned butt-stomping.  Oklahoma 44, Notre Dame 17.

Iowa travels to Northwestern in a critical B1G game for the Hawkeyes.  In a season filled with close games, last week’s blowout loss to the fighting Sanduskys was unexpected.  Look for Kirk’s squad to show up in Evanston, and play some cold-weather defense against Northwestern.   Iowa 18, Northwestern 14.

Other picks and scores:

Florida 38  Georgia 36,  Texas Tech 28 Kansas State 27 (UPSET ALERT #2),

Oregon 44  Colorado 14,  Oregon State 31 Washington 28,  Southern Cal 28, Arizona 21.

Sound of Thunder

A remarkable story from the campaign trail, Red Rock amphitheater, Colorado

And the governor, he lowers his head and his eyes shut tight and you could see him take a slow deep breath and then he lets it out and says quietly, but just loud enough for some to hear, “Lord, if this is your will, please help to make me worthy.  Please give me the strength Lord.”  And then his eyes open up, and he’s back to smiling and laughing and shaking hands and being the candidate once again.

 

I haven’t been a big Romney fan.  He is better than the democrat, but that is about it.  this story from Colorado is inspiring.  Please Read it All.

The White House knew, and did nothing

The Smoking Gun:

A series of internal State Department emails obtained by Fox News shows that officials reported within hours of last month’s deadly consulate attack in Libya that Al Qaeda-tied group Ansar al-Sharia had claimed responsibility.

The emails provide some of the most detailed information yet about what officials knew in the initial hours after the attack. And it again raises questions about why U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice, apparently based on intelligence assessments, would claim five days after the attack that it was a “spontaneous” reaction to protests over an anti-Islam film.

Ansar al-Sharia has been declared by the State Department to be an Al Qaeda-affiliated group. A member of the group suspected of participating in the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi has been arrested and is being held in Tunisia.

hat tip:   Fox News/Fox and Friends
Dear Mr. Obama: 
Know that little glow that’s starting to blink in the corner of your eye? 
That’s your career dissipation light.   It went into overtime  ….   “Backdraft”

Midweek crop circles

“More crop artists have been at work in Iowa. This declaration of presidential preference is on Jim and Nancy Pellett’s land and is visible from Interstate 80 eastbound near Atlantic. Mitt Romney supporter Jim Kurtenbach of Nevada went up in a small plane with photographer Charlie Lloyd, another Romney backer, to snap photos. The word “Romney” in the top left corner of the photo can be seen from eastbound lanes on I-80.” Des Moines Register

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