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Monday, January 30, 2012

Phil Steele Releases His Projected Preseason AP Top 10

If you are a college football junkie like myself I'm sure you have heard of Phil Steele. Steele is the encyclopedia of college football knowledge. He literally knows everything. I claim to know a lot about the sport but frankly I'm sure on my best day I have about 20-30% of the information that Steele has running through his head. Steele just released his projected preseason AP Top 10 teams for 2012. He usually nails 9 out of the top 10 teams so it's a great barometer for where your favorite team might land next year in the polls.

Here is his top 10:

10. West Virginia

9. Arkansas

8. FSU

7. Michigan

6. Georgia

5. Oklahoma

4. Oregon

3. Alabama

2. USC

1. LSU

I had 8 of his top 10 teams in my preseason poll. Where we disagreed were with Georgia and FSU. Having watched both teams extensively last season while they may have top 10 talent it was hard for me see either one as a top 10 team considering how they performed when they faced good competition. Of course things can change from season to season but it seems like every year FSU is extremely overrated (still living off their haydays before the turn of the century) and Georgia is not even close to the elite SEC teams of Alabama and LSU but then again they don't have to play either till the SEC Championship.

Of course both FSU and Georgia could be a couple of elite recruits away from getting back to top 10 status. We will have to wait and see in 2 days.

Lebron James Hurdles John Lucas To Complete Alley Oop

I'm trying to think of a more impressive alley oop but nothing is popping up. I'll give Lebron James his due. This was a sick dunk.

Via FanIQ

#1 Recruit Dorial Green Beckham To Commit To Missouri

With just two days left before National Signing Day the drama over the nation's #1 recruit Dorial Green-Beckham (think Randy Moss/AJ Green/Michael Floyd) appears to be over. According to Tulsa World's John Hoover the 6'6 receiver with 4.5 speed will be staying in-state and play for the Missouri Tigers.

Dorial Green-Beckham will choose #Mizzou instead of #Arkansas or #Sooners, source says. No. 1 prospect in America. #DGB

This is by far the biggest recruiting coup for Missouri. Next year they will be playing in the SEC and now it appears they are getting SEC-type quality players. Dorial should dominate the college game and be in the NFL by 2015.

Here are some highlights of Green-Beckham...

The NBA is all about fundamentals

Picture perfect free throw mechanics and technique right there. If you wonder why the Bobcats (wait a second, there is a NBA team called the Bobcats?) are so god awful shitty then take a long look at the asshole above shooting a free throw. I'm too lazy and drunk to look up who the shooter is but like most things I really don't care.