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"Up on Cripple Creek she sends me / If I spring a leak she mends me / I don't have to speak, she defends me / A drunkard's dream if I ever did see one" - The Band

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WORK DONE BOWL CHAMPS 2014

Commemorate the Aggies win at the 2014 Liberty Bowl with this official Adidas t-shirt for $21.99.

OOO YOU'RE DAMN RIGHT THIS IS WHAT WE WANT FOOTBALL TO BE. Our big sis over at Grantland - the wonderful Holly Anderson - puts a superb wrap on the end to the college football season. Here, take a whiff of this goodness:

The primary joy of college football lies in more than a hundred wells of local anthropology, one for every team, each with its own distinct terroir; a second delight so close it might as well be 1A is that while FBS ball is the highest level of college football, the pertinent term here is "college." It’s all executed by kids, in their late teens and early twenties, with all the success of endeavor that you might remember from back when you first realized you could be really, really good at something, and all attendant absurdity of being that young interfering at every turn.

"Distinct terroir." Hot damn that's beautiful. One of the things that makes me a little sad about the NFL is that it is all the same. The stadiums, the coaching, the commissioner quest for all teams to go 8-8, the CORPORATE BANALITY. woof.

Ohio State and Oregon have very distinct terroirs. The SEC has it. The varying, hardwired terroirs and cultures make for a lovely tapestry of illogical passion and kick ass. College football is the best. I miss it terribly.

I WOULD WALK 500 MYLES. Young Grecian sack god Myles Garrett continues to pile up national accolades for his jaw-dropping true freshman debut. The Football Writers Association of America (a group who I assume hates GBH) put Myles Garrett on their Freshman All-American team. You realize we're just scratching the surface with Mr. Garrett, don't you? Time to DIIINE on some SEC quarterbacks, you guys.

COMPOSITE POLLING. So many 2015 haphazard, irresponsible polls. Everyone needs to dish their listicle on which teams most certainly will not be best. SB Nation compiled a whole batch of these polls and churned out a 2015 preseason poll of sorts. Of note - the Ags are the ONLY team in our division not ranked.

APROPOS OF NOTHING - HOCKEY. I mention it from time to time, but I started playing hockey at age 5 and still play to this day. No surprise, but I was kind of a dipshit and got kicked out of games from time to time. This GIF brings me much joy because it is totally something that would happen to me.

My favorite part is that he just runs away without his stick. Have a helluva Thursday, gang.