It’s Here!!! Picks of the Week

fancred2First of all, let me say congratulations to the Mississippi State Bulldogs for becoming the first university in the nation to join Fancred.

N2l and I were talking recently about the paucity of quality Bulldog videos on youtube, and I’m quite certain that this move to Fancred will increase the exposure of the athletic program to followers of the Maroon and White, as well as to potential recruits.  (Download Fancred)

Good job, Grasshopper.  Kudos to you, sir.

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Now, to the Picks of the Week (winners in bold):

Thursday 8/29:  NC @ SC; Ole Miss @ Vandy

Friday 8/30:  Texas Tech @ SMU

Saturday 8/31:  Mississippi State v Oklahoma State (Nuke’s Upset Special); Ala v Va Tech; ULM @ Oklahoma; Georgia @ Clemson, LSU v TCU; NM St @ Texas; Washington State @ Auburn; Penn State v Syracuse (Nuke’s surprise of the week, as Syracuse makes a good first impression on their new conference ACC affilliates).

Are You ready for some football?

WFFOT: Bullies 19-Bama 18

It’s Friday! (the 13th, no less)

One more day trip to take care of some bidness, then it’s time for weekend full of some of the finest college football in the land. Our home will be full of family and friends who are coming in later tonight for fellowship and fun, and a ton of BBQ from the BreakPoint. I can’t wait.

This week’s featured matchup:  Nuke’s own MSU Bulldogs, hosting the Crimson Tide of Alabama in Stark Vegas.  ESPN has the broadcast at 6P, and the big screen hi-def will be rockin’

msucowbellNobody gives MSU a snowball’s chance, naturally. Why should they? Alabama is ranked #2 in the land, has a ferocious defense, and a rushing game led by Mark Ingram that seems unstoppable.

Fuggetaboutit. This week’s upset special: State stops the inside running game, and forces Bama to win or lose with the passing game. Bama’s passing game just isn’t enough. Take it to the bank. MSU 19 – 18.

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This is the World Famous Friday Open Thread: a free speech zone.
WFFOT: We need more cowbell!

Top 20 Jarvis Varnado Facts

SEC Mississippi St Tennessee BasketballAll-SEC Center Jarvis Varnado has set a new standard for defensive prowess, breaking Shaquille O’neal’s single season record for blocked shots. His accomplishments have not gone unnoticed by UW Husky Nation. Here are some other facts they uncovered in their pre-game research …

1) When the boogeyman goes to sleep at night, he checks his closet for Jarvis Varnado.

2) Jarvis Varnado once roundhouse kicked someone so hard that his foot broke the speed of light, went back in time, and killed Amelia Earhart while she was flying over the Pacific Ocean.

3) Jarvis Varnado is the reason that Waldo is hiding.

4) Outer space exists because it is afraid to be on the same planet as Jarvis Varnado.

5) There are no disabled people. Only people who have met Jarvis Varnado.

6) Jarvis Varnado does not hunt because the word hunting implies the possibility of failure. Jarvis Varnado goes killing.

7) Chuck Norris wears Jarvis Varnado pajamas.

8 ) When Jarvis Varnado falls in water, Jarvis Varnado doesn’t get wet. Water gets Jarvis Varnado.

9) Jarvis Varnado can kill 2 stones with 1 bird.

10) “Varnado is a cross between a volcano and a tornado.. we are so screwed”.

11) Jarvis Varnado’s calendar goes from March 31st to April 2nd, no one fools Jarvis Varnado.

12) Superman’s only weakness is Kryptonite. Jarvis Varnado laughs at Superman for having a weakness.

13) There’s Jarvis Varnado, then there’s 64 other teams he lets into his tournament

14) Jarvis Varnado’s tears can cure cancer. But Jarvis Varnado has never cried.

15) If you have five dollars and Jarvis Varnado has five dollars, Varnado has more money than you do.

16) Jarvis Varnado is suing MySpace for taking the name of what he calls the area around the basket.

17) 2/3 of the earth is covered by water. The other 1/3 is covered by Jarvis Varnado.

18) Latest News Report from NASA … Last week NASA discovered a giant asteroid headed directly for earth. Jarvis Varnado swatted it and saved the planet. Now back to your regularly scheduled programming.

19) Jarvis Varnado could strangle you with a cordless phone.

20) President Obama has decided to rescind his stimulus plan b/c he knows Jarvis’s SWAT’s will be so powerful the ripple effects will jumpstart the economy.

Good stuff from the oppo: If I wan’t a Husky fan, I’d pick MSU

More: State’s “home-court” advantage
O/T but interesting: Rumors of a bama implosion

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WFFOT: Fire Sylvester Croom Now

Update: Croom resigns
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It is 31 – 0 at halftime in the Egg Bowl.

Another humiliating loss for the MSU Bulldogs.

If I have to hear another announcer drone on about how “Croom is doing it the right way,” or some other such happy-sounding BS, I think I will barf.

Croom has had 5 years to do it, right way or not. His teams can’t run, can’t pass, can’t block, can’t tackle, can’t kick, and can’t compete in the SEC.

Other than that, Croom is a great coach.

It is time to Fire Sylvester Croom.

FRIDAY LINKAGE:

Malls, hotels next victims in new mortgage crisis — The full scope of the housing meltdown isn’t clear and already there are ominous signs of a new crisis — one that could turn out the lights on malls, hotels and storefronts nationwide.

The Hedge Fund Collapse — As many as half the funds that existed earlier this year, when the industry topped out at 10,000 funds in business, could fail or be wound up in a year’s time, industry watchers estimate. Assets under management at hedge funds are falling as investors rush to pull money out of good funds and bad. In September, investors took out an estimated $41 billion from the sector, the largest monthly outflow of money since experts began tracking numbers. October looked even worse.

“Something is happening of historic proportions” — I think there is something monumentally large afoot, and I do not believe it is just a banking crisis, or a mortgage crisis, or a credit crisis. Yes these exist, but they are merely single facets on a very large gemstone that is only now coming into a sharper focus.

Something of historic proportions is happening. I can sense it because I know how it feels, smells, what it looks like, and how people react to it. Yes, a perfect storm may be brewing, but there is something happening within our country that has been evolving for about ten – fifteen years. The pace has dramatically quickened in the past two.

What this depression could look like — look back 135 years the current economic woes look a lot like what my 96-year-old grandmother still calls “the real Great Depression.” She pinched pennies in the 1930s, but she says that times were not nearly so bad as the depression her grandparents went through. That crash came in 1873 and lasted more than four years. It looks much more like our current crisis.

Government bailout hits $8.5 trillion:
— The federal government committed an additional $800 billion to two new loan programs on Tuesday, bringing its cumulative commitment to financial rescue initiatives to a staggering $8.5 trillion, according to Bloomberg News.

That sum represents almost 60 percent of the nation’s estimated gross domestic product.

Citi says price of gold could go over $2000 next year — The bank said the damage caused by the financial excesses of the last quarter century was forcing the world’s authorities to take steps that had never been tried before.

This gamble was likely to end in one of two extreme ways: with either a resurgence of inflation; or a downward spiral into depression, civil disorder, and possibly wars. Both outcomes will cause a rush for gold.

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This is the World Famous Friday Open Thread. Your thread in times of global economic meltdown and poor football teams.

WFFOT: Ending the thread the way it began, “Fire Sylvester Croom”

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