ARIZONA STATE PREVIEW SPECIAL EDITION
WE'RE FOCUSED ON THE BENGALS
NEXT GAME UP
WSU HAS GREAT BYE WEEK
LA SCHOOLS SWEEP
BAMA IS BACK
"I'm focused on the Cincinnati Bengals" Race Belichick
A couple of weeks ago the New England Patriots were beaten and humiliated on national television and the narrative became that the era is over and Brady was done and Belichick needed to get a GM and the world was all but over. During the following week the media hordes were anxious to get Belichick's take on all of that but he steadfastly refused to look back and set a world record by repeating the following over one thousand times:
"We're focused on the Cincinnati Bengals"
The Patriots whipped the Bengals and haven't lost since and nobody is asking if they are done.
The Washington Huskies were embarrassed on national television and fans will spend the week questioning Chris Petersen and Cyrus "Not Tom Brady By Any Stretch Of Any Imagination" Miles. I suspect that Petersen will instead be busy preparing to face PAC 12 favorite, ASU, on Saturday night in Tucson. The Sun Devils are the favorites to win the PAC after disposing of Stanford Saturday night to take control of the rugged PAC 12 South.
As a writer I can't be bothered to look back, I have to do the things that make me the best writer I can be to help the team win in any way that I can. The Apostle Paul tells us to not look at the past but to press forward to the prize ahead. I know a lot of you miss the spiritual portions of the old pod casts. Paul says to run the race to win. The Apostle Vince tells us that winning isn't everything but until something else comes along that is better, it will do for now.
Chris Petersen is going to be judged by the scoreboard. Todd Turner isn't walking through that door anytime soon to tell us about progress unseen on the big board at the end of the field. You don't get hired and paid millions of dollars to walk into a great situation filled with highly paid players well trained to win the day. Very often, anyway. Petersen has to burn this down and start over while winning. If it was easy they could have hired me. Nobody wants to hear about the labor pains, just show us the damn baby already.
Saturday night is the next chance to do something great. Stop playing grab ass with the opponents in the shower after the game and start playing like winning is the only thing that matters, because it is. Winning is a culture that starts in January, builds through the spring, is nourished during summer workouts where everyone works harder than ever, and culminates in a fall camp that prepares a team to rape and pillage their way to a championship.
The coach can't be the only leader. Players have to step up and take charge and say enough of this bullshit, let's be winners instead of losers. Hold each other accountable and become a band of brothers united in the cause of defeating Nazi Germany. Or something.
Beat ASU. Nothing else matters.
Troy "Cubby" Wadsworth III
A relaxed Steve Sarkisian motioned to his security team and watched as Lendale White was led out of the Coliseum to an alley where he was beaten with a lead pipe.
"As a coach I know I will be criticized," mused Sark as he fondled a waitress, allegedly. "I can take it, they pay me well to suffer unjust insults. But when you insult my team, that's where I draw the line. And if you insult me, you insult my team."
USC dispatched Colorado to the nether regions and Cody Kessler threw seven touchdown passes, a record for the Lane Kiffin recruited quarterback.
UCLA and Cal engaged in a barn burner at venerable Earthquake Fault Stadium in Berkeley. Jim Mora's disappointing Bruins emerged victorious in a tough day for half brain favorite coaches. The usual clown car antics of the Traveling PAC 12 Officials Comedy Troupe played a key role as they so often do. Sonny Dykes contributed to the hilarity with a bone head play call. Balloons and ice cream for all the kids in attendance.
SEC SEC SEC
Bama is back with a crisp 59-0 dusting of Texas A&M...Ole Miss remained unbeaten after beating Tennessee...LSU continues to improve as the opponents get easier...Florida...wow...just...wow...not a lot of humor in this issue...so fuck off...hardy har har
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