SportsCrack Blog

Thursday, December 20, 2007

I know the game between Navy and Utah tonight means little if you didn't bet on the game but I did. I got the line at -7.5 in favor of Utah. I think with Paul Johnson leaving Navy to take the Georgia Tech job it pretty much makes Utah an overwhelming favorite to blow out the Naval Academy. Listen, I root for Navy to win all the time except when they play Notre Dame and even I think they are going to get their asses handed to them.

So take Utah with the points tonight. They are going to crush Navy by at least two touchdowns and a field goal. If they don't I will have to find a Mormon and make them drink a 12 pack of Cokes for their transgressions.

I think I found my victim!

The picture above was a give away for the Hurricanes back in the late 80's. No wonder there is so much lobbying going on for the big BCS games and bitching when they don't make it. Forget the money involved, what about the gifts the players get in their goody bag?

Look at what Navy and Utah players get for tonight's meaningless Poinsettia Bowl:

Gifts: Sony PSP Slim, case, Madden NFL 08, Fossil watch, Champion sweatshirt, cap

I'm sure they left off the free hookers and blow because of the sticky IRS issues.

Now look at what LSU and Ohio State players get for the BCS Championship Bowl:

Gifts: Nintendo Wii, Madden NFL 08 and two additional games, Majestic fleece pullover, New Era cap

Dude, you know parents are killing baby seals right now in order to get the Wii for their children and these fuckers get it for free.

I feel bad for the poor College Football players. It must suck to get free stuff and have hot chicks wanting to lick your balls at all times.

For those of you not familiar with Omar Hunter he is a 310 pound beast of a defensive tackle from Duluth, GA. Currently he is the 2nd rated defensive tackle in the country and is committed to Charlie Weis and Notre Dame. Yes, the same Notre Dame who is losing Trevor Laws to the NFL Draft and would seem to have an open spot for the heralded recruit to start right away. This is from today's AJC...

Hunter rethinking commitment to Irish

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 12/19/07
Buford defensive tackle Omar Hunter is having second thoughts about his commitment to Notre Dame, his coach said Wednesday.

Coach Jess Simpson said Hunter has not withdrawn his commitment to the Irish - yet. But he is giving strong consideration to both Florida and Southern California - with Florida being the more likely alternative to Notre Dame, Simpson said.

"I think he wants to take the holidays and reconsider things," Simpson said, "and possibly take a visit to Florida and [USC]."

The Irish just completed their worst year in school history, finishing 3-9. That's not the kind of season Hunter is used to, having just led Buford (15-0) to the Class AA championship. But Simpson said Notre Dame's 2007 performance is not Hunter's main concern.

"I don't think it was so much the season they had," he said. "I think he's just starting to reconsider where he's going to school and how far away it is and the weather and the climate, and how easy it is for his family to come see him."

There has never been a shortage of interest in Hunter, who is rated the second-best high school defensive tackle in the country by The 6-foot-1, 311-pound senior committed to Notre Dame in June, but has apparently become less certain in recent months.

Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis tried to firm up Hunter's commitment last week with a personal visit to Buford. And later in the week, USC coach Pete Carroll also showed up, urging Hunter to take another trip out west.

Hunter, who could not be reached for comment, did not have any visits planned as of Wednesday. He visited Florida and USC before committing to the Irish, and has enough time to see both schools again if he wants before signing a letter of intent in February.

"It's a good problem to have," Simpson said.

So now it appears "King O" as his teammates and friends call him is looking elsewhere with a little over a month remaining till National Signing Day. In the past couple of months Hunter has made it clear that he is 100% committed to the Irish. Now it appears he is having second thoughts with two great coaches in Urban Meyer and Pete Carroll circling the Duluth recruit and smelling blood.

If Notre Dame loses out on Hunter it would be a big loss to the current #1 ranked recruiting class. Hunter is one of 5 defensive linemen expected to come in the current class and compete for immediate playing time. And yes, Hunter is by far the best of them and most dominating in my opinion. This should make for an interesting month to see where Hunter decides to play his college ball. My fingers are crossed he remains committed to Notre Dame and just takes a visit to Florida with his teammate T.J. Pridemore and views it as a free vacation and nothing more.

Yeah, I know, wishful thinking on my part.

Leaving the poker party, late as usual, two friends compared notes. "I can never fool my wife," the first complained. "I turn off the car’s engine and coast into the garage, take off my shoes, sneak upstairs, and undress in the bathroom. But she always wakes up and yells at me for being out so late and leaving her alone."

"You’ve got the wrong technique, my friend," his buddy replied. "I roar into the garage, slam the door, stomp up the steps, rub my hand on my wife’s ass, and ask, ’How ’bout a little?’ and she pretends to be asleep."