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Ohio State’s Cardale Jones Won’t Enter the 2015 NFL Draft
Cardale Jones, the third string quarterback who led OSU to a 42-20 win over the Oregon Ducks to win the first College Football Playoff National Championship on Jan.12, will not enter the 2015 NFL draft.
Yhe Ohio State sophomore quarterback, who only started three games for the Buckeyes, winning them all against incredible odds made the announcement during a live press conference on Thursday. Jones said that declaring for the draft after three games was out of the question and that he wasn’t buying into the media hype that he could be a first or second-round pick.
Jones added “When I make the decision to play in the NFL, I want to be done with school.” He added “Football has always been a stepping stone to me education.”
Prior to the press conference…Jones reportedly met with OSU head coach Urban Meyer and Ted Ginn Sr. There were no promises made regarding his position on the team next season.
Oregon is in and we await the remaining 3 participants! Talk about doing what you are supposed to do! Make a statement, take care of business, and leave no doubt to the selection committee. That’s just what Oregon did last night when they steamrolled, demolished, and flat out dominated Arizona. The final score of 51-13 could have been even worse had the Ducks not kicked several early FG’s. Mississippi State had a chance to do it in the Egg Bowl and failed. UCLA had a chance to do it in their season finale versus Stanford and they failed. Play to win, or, play not to lose?
The Ducks did not fail. Arizona had beaten them twice in a row ( once this season and also last year ) and this was a REVENGE game. The scene was set at the beautiful Levi Stadium in Santa Clara. Although the stadium was not full, and the weather did not cooperate, the players, coaches, and die hard fans were jacked up! I knew from the coin toss that Oregon was playing to win. They won the toss and elected to receive, or as I like to say, ” I want to score first and force you to play catch up”! Receive the opening kick off, drive, score. Kick off, create a fumble, drive, score …BALLGAME! Not only did the Ducks play their way into the Final Four, they may earn the #1 seed, pending the outcome of the remaining games. Also, there is no doubt about who wins the Heisman Trophy. Marcus Mariota flat out is the best player in the land! He made some incredible throws last night from both in the pocket and on the run. He ran through the vaunted Arizona defense like a knife through hot butter! A one man wrecking crew! Next stop… New York and the Downtown Athletic Club to pick up his hardware and then onto Chicago where we will hear Commissioner Roger Goodell say…with the first pick in the 2015 NFL draft, the New York Jets ( in a trade with the hapless Oakland Raiders ) select from the University of Oregon, Quarterback Marcus Mariota!
So what does all this mean? Nothing if…Alabama wins, TCU wins, and FSU wins. Then, the only question from that group of 4 is, the seeding. Is it ‘Bama #1, Oregon #2, TCU #3, and FSU #4? Ohio State and Baylor remain on the outside looking in…just where they belong. I’ve heard all of the whining and crying about Baylor this week. We get no respect, we beat TCU head-to-head, our resume is better. You went out and hired a firm to toot your horn. Guess what? In all my years of listening to fans bitch about their team not getting the respect they deserve, they go out and get beat in their next game. You better be ready for K State today, and by the way, you MUST beat them 49-13 to even have a glimmer of hope of getting into the playoffs! Guess what? That ain’t gonna happen! Kansas State wins 34-24 and Baylor is out of the picture. The only other group screaming for a Final Four birth is Ohio State. Shockingly, their fans aren’t crying this time around ( they learned their lesson a few years back when comparing themselves to be as good as anyone in the SEC ). The media is hyping them this time around. If Wisconsin controls the line of scrimmage and Gordon goes off for 225 yards, the Luckeyes will go home empty handed again. See how easy this really is???
But wait a minute. Georgia Tech upsets FSU, Missouri shocks the world and rolls the Tide, Baylor gets whipped by Kansas State, and Wisconsin beats Ohio State. Holy S@#T Batman! Now who gets in? Is the Final Four Oregon #1, TCU #2 ( they cannot and will not lose to lowly Iowa State ), Michigan State #3, and Georgia Tech #4? Does ‘Bama slip in at #4 and Michigan State #3? What about K State at #3 and Georgia Tech #4? I could go on and on with the scenarios and that’s the dilemma the committee will face if there are any upsets today. At the end of the day, Alabama beats Missouri 36-17, TCU crushes Iowa State 49-13, Georgia Tech trips FSU 24-20, Kansas State beats Baylor 34-24, and Wisconsin beats Ohio State 31-27. That sets the Final Four at Alabama #1, Oregon #2, TCU #3, and…Drum Roll please…Michigan State #4. State is #8 currently and if current #’s 4, 5, 6, and 7 lose ahead of them, they should move up to #4, right???
My head is spinning, beam me up Scotty! I got to get some rest before the SEC, I mean Alabama Championship Game comes on at 4:00!!
BTW…A To Z says Alabama #1, Oregon #2, TCU #3, and Ohio State #4! ‘Bama crushes OSU and Oregon beats upstart TCU setting up the title game between The Tide and The Ducks…the game most everyone wants to see anyhow. The Tide drowns The Ducks for another SEC National Champion!!
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What the Hell is that chant all about….
The Grove is the legendary tailgating area located at the center of the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) campus. It is approximately 10 acres (4.0 ha) in size. “The Grove” takes its name from the oak, elm and magnolia trees surrounding the area.
Surrounded by ancient oaks, mysterious elms, and Mississippi magnolias, the Southern legend known as “The Grove” graciously plays host, most autumn Saturday afternoons, to thousands of Ole Miss Rebel tailgaters.
It you happen to attend an Ole Miss game…every now and then, a loud voice breaks the hum of the crowd present in The Grove with the yell, “Are you READY?” This is the beginning of the Ole Miss cheer, known as “Hotty Toddy.”
On cue, hundreds of fans reply, “HELLLLL YEAH! DAAAAMN RIGHT!” Then, in unison, they begin to chant the Hotty Toddy cheer
Hotty Toddy, Gosh almighty
Who the hell are we, Hey!
Flim Flam, Bim Bam
OLE MISS BY DAMN!’
The Hot Toddy Cocktail
You can use any kind of whiskey you like in the warm and comforting classic Hot Toddy recipe.
- Boiling water
- 4 to 6 Cloves
- 1 Lemon twist
- 2 tsp Demerara sugar or brown sugar
- .25 oz Lemon juice
- 2 oz Bourbon, rye whiskey, Irish whiskey or Scotch
Fill a mug with boiling water and let stand for a minute or two to warm. Meanwhile, stick the cloves into the lemon twist and set aside. Empty the mug and fill about halfway with fresh boiling water. Add the sugar and stir to dissolve. Add the prepared lemon twist and stir. Add the lemon juice and whiskey, and stir again.
The Top Ten Strange and Unusual College Traditions
♦Florida State University’s Sod Cemetery
Believe it or not, FSU has a small cemetery (with headstones and all) for dead pieces of sod. Dating back to 1962, this bizarre cemetery was born when professor Dean Coyle Moore dared the football team to bring back sod from Sanford Stadium’s football field.
Gene McDowell, the team captain, followed through with this challenge, and when Moore was given the chunk of grass, he buried it at the FSU practice field to commemorate the team’s recent victory. The practice of sod stealing continues to this day, where captains are expected to bring back a piece of the opposing team’s field.
Don’t worry though; FSU only takes turf from the University of Florida, teams they are expected to lose against, and teams they face in the ACC championship and bowl games… Yup, that’s it.
Hate to burst your bubble Katy…but college quarterback crush is taken!
Katy Perry can put her phone away because..unfortunately “maybe…most likely won’t call!”
Hell, yeah! Damn Right!
Katy who was attending her first college game…was the guest picker on ESPN’s College Gameday show at Ole Miss today.
She came prepared with drinks and corn dogs!
During her whacky yet very entertaining appearance…the “Fireworks” singer made it clear…she’s got a think for Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Trevor Knight.
Sooners 23 – Horned Frogs 37
According to reports….Knight’s girlfriend Kate Williams has brains, beauty and a body “to die for.”
Her name is Kate Williams and from what we’ve been told…they’ve been a couple for over a year!
After years of teases and near-misses, “ESPN College Gameday” was finally live in Oxford, Miss. this Saturday for No. 10 Ole Miss’ game against No. 3 Alabama.
Today’s College Game Day Presentation at “The Grove“ featured singer Katy Perry as the celebrity guest picker. The 30-year-old singer…who was attending her first college gave ever…weighed in on some other big games today.
Alabama 17 vs. Ole Miss 23 (FINAL)
For Oklahoma’s sake lets hope that the Sooners quarterback Trevor Knight didn’t see the show. If he did…he may find himself a little distracted. Katy Perry made it known that despite the fact that he’s 10 years younger…he’s her college football crush!
Katy weighed in on some other big games today…however, the highlights of her appearance came when she….
♦Appeared with drinks for the guys and was sporting a pink fuzzy looking jersey sweater!
♦Picked Oklahoma over TCU based on “looks,” and asked Sooners QB Trevor Knight to call her.
♦Threw her first corndog at the camera.
♦Made a somewhat- cocky NSFW reference to South Carolina’s mascot.
♦Ripped the elephant mascot head off Lee Corso and then threw the remaining plate of corn dogs at the cameras as the pregame show cutaway to Texas A&M-Mississippi State.