I'm writing this in Tampa's airport, so I'll have to be quick this morning. A few thoughts on UF thumping Tennessee again:
1. Lou Holtz and other national commentators are raising questions about Florida's offense due to Tebow's quiet numbers so far this season. That's ridiculous. UF got up 17-0 and than Urban Meyer chose to go extremely conservative. His number one goal is always win the game. On the road with a lead that seemed insurmountable, his plan to do that was run the clock and work on Florida's ground game. It wasn't terribly aesthetically pleasing, but it was efficent. Why show all your cards if you don't have to?
2. UF running backs seem to be improving and are able to avoid fumbling so far this year. Tennessee's running backs fumbled twice, and one of them got a key penalty early. Guess that Stan Drayton hiring to learn UF's secrets didn't work out so well for Phil Fulmer after all.
3. If you're Jonathan Crompton and your team just got humiliated again by a team that owns you, it's possible you could have said something stupider than this...
“We should have won the ballgame in my opinion. We moved the ball great at times on offense. We stopped ourselves. We shot ourselves in the foot.”
but I'm not sure what that would have been.
Maybe Christian Ponder will feel better after hearing Crompton's comments. The FSU quarterback at least had the sense to say something stupid before the game, not after. Seven turnovers, twelve penalties, a quarterback controversy, and a third straight loss to Wake Forest. Looks like they're in midseason form in Tallahassee. Whichever idiots voted this team into the top 25 last week based on two beatdowns of high school teams should have their ballots taken away.
Yesterday in the NFL was insane. 67 passes for Brian Griese and the Bucs rally from ten down in the fourth in Chicago. The Dolphins over the Patriots by 22 in Foxboro - huh? An 0-2 Jaguars team that never beats the Colts in Indianapolis stages a last second comeback. It could have been even crazier - the Bengals took the Giants to OT and the Raiders were up big on the Bills in Orchard Park before blowing it. It's looking like as interesting a year in the league as we've had in a long time.
Congratulations to Paul Azinger and the US Ryder Cup team - it's a great story that they finally broke thorough without Tiger. I don't think people should use that to bash Tiger, though.