Sunday, October 19, 2014

And Now Sean Payton Loses His Cool...

((HT: The Big Lead/WVUE/@TylerBouldin))

Sean Payton has every right to be bent out of shape over how the Detroit Lions scored twice in the last 4:30 and came from behind to beat Payton's New Orleans Saints.

So, this happened in the Payton presser when someone asked a question


Yeah, it was a game they should have won and that is what happens more than not...

The frustration levels are on the increase...

Bears, Saints, and who is next...???

Especially when you're 2-4 in a winnable division...

OSG Prem: Liverpool Escapes QPR With A Win

((HT: NBCSN/Beanyman Sports/BBCSport))

And the HQ means "escapes..."

In a game that was, mainly, Liverpool coasting against an inferior side in Queen's Park Rangers the last few minutes were stuff that was edge-of-the-seat madness really...

Two own goals...??? Really...??? Really...


QPR manager Harry Redknapp exposed a big flaw of his team post-match


Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers knows he's lucky...


The end result means that Liverpool move up to 5th with QPR dead last in the table. Burnley and QPR are tied at 4 points but the Clarets have an advantage from goal differential of 3.

LenDale White Doesn't Like Pat Haden Now, Either...

((HT: Larry Brown Sports))

Former USC running back LenDale White has made no secret through his very vocal Twitter feed that he is not a fan of the administration at his alma mater and some of their coaching in the past few games...

White wanted to have USC fire defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox after the near melt-down in the close win last week against Arizona (28-26).

That anger was reinforced and amplified after yesterday's incident when he was escorted out of the locker room after the 56-28 win over Colorado.
((HT: USCFootball.com))


Now, he wants AD Pat Haden fired and went on another Twitter rant...

I can't believe @ADHadenUSC kicked me out of #thecoli shook my hand then had me escorted out. I'm still at a loss for words!!!

And then, there's this (redaction from LBS)

LenDale White may now be a must-read on the Twitters just because of entries like these...

The Hypocrisy Of Postgame Comments From Tallahassee

((HT: gifdsports Vine/Larry Brown Sports))

FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher is running heavy on either hubris or silliness or both these days...

After the win over Notre Dame, these were his words to Tom Rinaldi...
((HT: ESPN))


Pardon the HQ a bit if we laugh out ooud at the assessment...

But the more interesting part of the dynamic was on display before the interview itself, but the HQ is always a fan of the hot mic...

Here's the short version to Jameis beforehand...


And the translated version from FOSG Jimmy Traina
"Calm down, be very passive here. Understand what I'm saying? Humble. Humble pie."

Always coaching these days...

Always coaching...

ICYMI: Alabama Sends Message, Destroys Texas A&M

You shouldn't like Nick Saban when he's angry. For that matter, you probably shouldn't make Nick Saban angry.

Just a week after Saban went ballistic on everyone questioning how good his Alabama team was after barely beating Arkansas, the Tide took out a bit of frustration against an overwhelmed Texas A&M team.

The final score: 59-0. And it wasn't that close. It was 45-0 at the half.

Blake Sims threw for 268 yards and 3 TD's and T.J Yeldon ran for 114 yards and 2 TD's, which was way more than enough to secure an Alabama win.

As for the Aggies, who started out as everyone's darlings after blowing out a mediocre South Carolina team,  it's their 3rd straight loss. And QB Kenny Hill, who played so well in that game that he started looking into how to trademark the nickname "Trill" Hill...well, he threw for 138 yards and questions about his abilities have began creeping up in College Station.

The game reinforced that Alabama is going to have a say as to who wins the brutal SEC West. And it may have said, the winner is going to have to prove they can beat the Tide, which is not going to be easy.

CBSSports gives us our highlights:



ICYMI: West Va. Gets Big Win vs. Baylor and Riots

((ht: foxsports.com))

It wasn't pretty. But it was a win and Dana Holgersen and the West Virginia Mountaineers will gladly celebrate beating the alleged #4 team in the country.

West By-Gawd took down the Baylor Bears 41-27 in Morgantown Saturday in a game that featured 18-penalties against Baylor. The win threw the Big 9 (12) title race into chaos...

It also featured Mountaineer QB Clint Trickett recording his 8th straight 300-yard passing game, throwing for 322 yards and 3 TD's.  Kevin White, who leads the nation in catches, caught 8 of those passes for 132 yards and 2 TD's.

As for the Bears, well, we picked this to happen.

Sure, Bryce Petty threw for 223 yards and 3 TD's, but Baylor's high-powered, nation leading offense was pretty much held in check by West Va.

Your highlights from FOXSports:



It should be noted in true West Virginia fashion, students ran on the field and continued the celebration late into the night. Rioting was reported all through the downtown area of Morgantown. According to reports, the students were setting fires, damaging street lights and various other properties and threw rocks, bottles and beer at police and firefighters called in to help calm them down.



You stay classy West Virginia....

Barely: FSU Escapes With Win Over Notre Dame

It was a heck of a game under the lights in Tallahassee Saturday, almost living up to the attempt at hype.

Florida State held on to beat Notre Dame 31-27 in a game that ended on a offensive pass interference call.

The Irish thought they had the game won when QB Everett Golson on 4th down, lofted a 2-yard TD pass to Corey Robinson with 13 seconds left in the game. The TD would have been a game winner.

But the referees called a penalty against one of Notre Dame's split receivers appeared to block the defender trying to cover Robinson.

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly was apoplectic saying "We coach that play every day. And we do it legally and that's the way we coach it. We don't coach illegal plays".

Well, it sure looked like a pick. Instead of bouncing the defender the receiver drove the guy backwards.

Anyway...

The maligned Jameis Winston was impressive for Florida State, throwing for 273 yards and 2 touchdowns. His passing was needed as the Seminoles were only able to run for 50 yards.

It also sets FSU up for a straight run to the College Football Playoff. They will finish the season with a run of crappy ACC teams and finish the regular season with the hapless Florida Gators. They'll likely end up undefeated.

Your highlights from ESPN: