So another dusting by the Ducks versus a clearly inferior opponent. Was a bit disappointed in the crowd. Those who stayed home and those who left really early. For the record, I'm not buying the weather. It wasn't that bad. It's rain and we're freaking Oregonians. Lot of spoiled brat, hypocrites out there. And as for the complainers regarding playing a school like Portland State, have a clue. Just about every major program schedules these games each season if not every other year. The lower level teams need the paycheck to help sustain their athletic department funding for all the other sports. See Alabama/Georgia State, Youngstown State/Penn State, Samford/Florida State, Nebraska/South Dakota State or Texas/Florida-Atlantic in 2010 just to name a few, so get over it.
Prior to Saturday I viewed this upcoming Arizona State game as a lock win. After the Sun Devils nearly kayoed Wisconsin at Camp Randall it might be worth a re-think. Conference play is a different animal to begin with, and when you add in a road trip, it's less predictable. The ASU defense will struggle to stop the Ducks but they seem to have some firepower. More importantly, the Oregon quarterback will make his conference road debut and even the most optimistic among us realize DT will have times when he struggles. He's in his infancy as the QB and leader of a very, very good division one team. We do hope he hasn't peaked right? He will get better and better and better right? So let's take a deep breath and get a grip on reality as league play commences.
Can we now officially laugh off the Jake Locker for Heisman and top NFL pick idiocy? Guy was 4 of 20 and has never won a big time, meaningful game. Sure, USC last year was nice, but they were facing a freshman QB making his 1st start and dealing with the loss of 8 NFL draft picks on defense. We saw how the rest of the season went. Again, the Dawgs have an E-fense cause they have no "D". Nebraska rung up more than 300 rushing yards by the end of the 3rd quarter. It was a beautiful thing. As was the Mississippi lost to Vanderbilt with Masoli throwing 2 picks, one returned for a TD. For the record, that snapped the Commodores 10 game losing streak. Well done moron!
Stay tuned to the show today to win a pair of tickets to see Heart at the Cuthbert tomorrow night. In the 4 o'clock hour when we come out of the break playing a Heart song. Those who text to 653 3098 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org will be in the drawing. We will announce the winner just past 5 o'clock. Good luck and remember, to "even it up and even it out"!