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So help me Cthulu, the same damned crew worked the Frog & Cowboy games this weekend.

at TCU 21, SMU 7
#3 Oklahoma 62, at Tulsa 21
at UBuffalo 21, Baylor 34 (UBuffalo covers)
at #2 LSU 24, #12 S. Carolina 16
Dallas 34, at Chicago 10

Baylor finally found someone they could beat besides Rice. Drew Willy threw three picks, and Blake Szymanski threw three TDs as the Bears held off a furious Bull charge.

OU didn’t play one of its better game, especially on defense; in fact; there were times in the first quarter that Tulsa positively dominated. Talent won out, though, and the Hurricanes wilted under the overwhelming Sooner pressure.

Allan Patrick scored two touchdowns, DeMarco Murray added three and Sam Bradford threw a couple of bombs to Juaquin Iglesias.

And yet another memo to Mack Brown:

The Sooners (4-0) have put up at least 50 points in all four games. That’s only the second time in school history they’ve had such a streak — they also did it in 2003, capped by a 65-13 romp over Texas.

These guys are slightly better than Rice.

Steve Superior Spurrier’s squad gave Bo Pelini’s defense more trouble than anyone else so far this year, thanks to occasional trickery, but Matt Flynn and kicker Colt David pulled a bit of a surprise of their own with David catching a Flynn flip off a fake field goal attempt (try saying that five times fast) late in the first half to power the Tigers over the Gamecocks.

The Frog offense got a TD, the defense got a TD off a pick-six, and the kicking game even got in on the act, scoring one themselves off a blocked punt.

They tried to trick up the game and call it the “DFW duel: The Battle for the Iron Skillet”. (Why do they always have to try and trick something up like that? Why not just call it “TCU-SMU” and be done with it?)

Anyway, here’s the game in a nutshell: TCU sucked. SMU sucked. The refs really sucked. But they were sucking more in the Mustangs’ favor, and for once, the Good Guys™ survived an eleven-on eighteen beatdown.

Cases in point: In the 2nd quarter, SMU driving, the Frogs were called for a 15-yard pass interference penalty. Just a slight problem - the pass was not only uncatchable, the Frog defensive back turned to look for the ball during the coverage. Presumably, the DB has as much right to the ball as the receiver. Not to this crew, though.

In the 4th quarter, TCU intercepted a Justin Willis pass, only to see it nullified by a roughing the passer penalty. Only thing was, Willis wasn’t roughed.

Backup quarterback Marcus Jackson relieved a woefully ineffective Andy Dalton and guided the Froggies to their only offensive TD of the night. Starting tailback Aaron Brown returned to the lineup and added 92 yards on eleven carries.

And then this half-assed excuse-for-an-officiating-crew must have boarded a United flight and high-tailed it to Soldier Field for last night’s soirée.

In the second quarter, Romo completed a 14-yard pass to Julius Jones, who received a nice block from tight end James Witten on the play. Witten, however, was called for a block in the back, negating the play. Just one minor detail - Witten never even touched the guy’s back. Replays showed that he came in from the defender’s side to deliver the block.

Then at the end of the half, Chicago had the ball at midfield with about seven seconds left. Grossman went back to pass on fourth down, and was sacked by DeMarcus Ware with three seconds left. The ref, inexplicably, wound the clock instead of stopping it, ending the half. Nor did the replay official intervene to correct the blunder.

(UPDATE:  It doesn’t necessarily mean anything, until I tell you that at the spot where Grossman was sacked, Dallas would’ve had a shot at a 54-yard field goal.

Fortunately, it didn’t affect the outcome of the game. Then again, maybe we should all be accustomed to Chicago officials trying to manipulate outcomes…)

In the third quater, the Bears scored their only touchdown with a huge assist from our favorite crybaby/whipping boy, Widdle Woy Willie, when his POS tackling gave tight end Desmond Clark 20 extra yards on a 52-yard pass play; Chicago would score two plays later.

Fortunately for Dallas, Rex Grossman was…well…Rex Grossman. “Wrecks” threw three picks in all, one returned for a TD by Anthony Henry.

Romo was 22 of 35 for 329, and Marion Barber III had 102 yards on 15 carries. Demarcus Ware had two sacks on Grossman, helping to contribute to his sorry night. Look for a change at QB this week out of the Windy City.

This week: 5-0 (Perfect Football Weekend™ achieved (2)). Overall: 19-3.

The PFW will return on Friday to ponder the age-old question, “What in Cthulu’s unholy name were the Beagles thinking with those uniforms?”

18 Responses to “PFW: Lemme guess…the Beagles are emulating Oregon now…”
  1. Mike M Comment by Mike M

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    the Beagles are emulating Oregon now…

    I agree. Those uniforms foisted on Oregon by alumnus Phil Knight of Nike are the ugliest things any athletic team has worn since the days of Charles O. Finley and the Oakland A’s.

    Of course, those uniforms aren’t the only things Knight has sent Oregon’s way….

    Phil Knight donates $100 million to Oregon athletics

    Phil Knight contributed $40 million to the expansion of Autzen Stadium

    …. and Knight’s largesse to Oregon has been even more extensive than that over the years. That might help explain, though, why the Ducks are willing to look a little daffy.

  2. Unregistered Comment by leoni2, LC

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    Spats,

    If you mean the Eagles, Spats, History lesson. That was their original uniform when the team joined the NFL in 1933 after the folding of the old Frankford Yellowjackets. (Hmmm, I think I might now know why there was yellow in the uniform.) So, laugh all you want now, smart guy, the fact is still that they tore apart the Lions while in those uniforms and I shudder to think that someone in management might decide that its now a good luck charm. BBBBRRRRRR!!!!!!!!

  3. Gribbit Comment by Gribbit

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    In spite of the bad officiating, the Cowboys still kicked ass. Mrs. Gribbit and I watched the game astonished at the one sided officiating. But there is only one thing that I can say. The Boys Are Back In Town!

  4. Unregistered Comment by Lord Spatula I, King & Tyrant

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    I agree. Those uniforms foisted on Oregon by alumnus Phil Knight of Nike are the ugliest things any athletic team has worn since the days of Charles O. Finley and the Oakland A’s.

    Actually, I rather liked those unis. At least, the full unis - you could shove the vest up Finley’s ass, for all I gave a shit.

    If you mean the Eagles, Spats

    Who else would I mean, mheh.

    History lesson. That was their original uniform when the team joined the NFL in 1933 after the folding of the old Frankford Yellowjackets. (Hmmm, I think I might now know why there was yellow in the uniform.)

    They could’ve gone back to the old Harold Carmichal-era uniform and I’d've been happy. Some things are better left in the throwup back bin.

    And I should know - our own throwbacks ain’t all that great.

    So, laugh all you want now, smart guy, the fact is still that they tore apart the Lions while in those uniforms and I shudder to think that someone in management might decide that its now a good luck charm. BBBBRRRRRR!!!!!!!!

    (shrug) Why not? It worked for the Whiners a few years back.

  5. Unregistered Comment by leoni2, LC

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    Spats,

    They could’ve gone back to the old Harold Carmichal-era uniform and I’d’ve been happy. Some things are better left in the throwup back bin.

    And I should know - our own throwbacks ain’t all that great.

    Hate to spoil your fun, Spats, but it seems that the Peelers and the Badskins were both going back to their old uniforms, yesterday, and it looks like with the ‘Skins, it was also their very first uniform. I get the feelings all three teams all agreed to go back to the first uniforms that they worns when they all joined the NFL back in ‘33. of course, the ‘Skins started out in Beantown, but, what do I know. And, I’m not part of management who made that decision. I’m a fan, and, as I’d said, I wasn’t thrilled when I’d first saw it.

    Why not? It worked for the Whiners a few years back.

    Simple. It’s like one of the announcers said during the game, what are they going to do if they decide to wear it again and lose? Burn it?

  6. LC Wil Comment by LC Wil

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    but it seems that the Peelers and the Badskins were both going back to their old uniforms, yesterday, and it looks like with the ‘Skins, it was also their very first uniform.

    IIRC, the ‘Skins uniform was from the early ’70’s. Ugly as hell, but not their original.

    Maybe now that the uniform got them an ass whuppin’ they will burn all of them . . . . :em38:

  7. Unregistered Comment by leoni2, LC

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    Wil,

    IIRC, the ‘Skins uniform was from the early ’70’s. Ugly as hell, but not their original.

    You could be right, Wil, since I do recall seeing that design back in the 70s.

    Maybe now that the uniform got them an ass whuppin’ they will burn all of them . . . .

    We shall see, we shall see.

  8. LC Wil Comment by LC Wil

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    Never, NEVER Underestimate the ability of any team from our Nation’s Capitol to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

    How the hell you allow 21 unanswered points (following a 14 point Halftime lead), and fail to take advantage of a first and goal from the ONE YARD LINE is just a mystery to me . . .

    Idjits.

  9. Unregistered Comment by LC The Humble Devildog, Imperial Scholar

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    Relax, Iggles fans. It’s not like Donna McNabb lit up a good defense or anything. It was the friggin’ LIONS, fer cripes sakes! They’re coached by Mike “We don’t need no steenkin’ defense!” Martz! And they didn’t have that much a defense to begin with! Rest assured, next week, Reality™ will set in, and Donna will go back to being the average-at-best QB he’s been his entire career. (Note: I thought Brad Johnson was an average-at-best QB, as well. He has similar stats, and more Super Bowl wins, than you do, Donna. It ain’t because you’re black. It’s because you’re average, at best.)

    Once again, I had a pretty good week picking teams. I was 6-1 straight up, and 5-2 against the spread. (season totals: 18-4 straight up, and 13-9 with the spread)

    For those of you keeping score at home, “Sexy Rexy” Grossman had his first game where a random fan drilling the ball into the ground for an incompletion on every pass attempt would have had a better day than Rex Grossman. His QB rating was right around 28. Throwing every single pass at his feet would have given him a rating around 35. Last year, he waited until the 10th or so week before he really started stinkin’ up the joint. This year, Week 3. The over/under on “games where Rex Grossman plays worse than a random fan” is now 3. Last year, he had two such games (one of which was a perfect 0.0 rating), and flirted with two others. (His Super Bowl performance was positively stellar, compared to those four games. He had a rating of around 60.) The only reason the over/under is set so low is that Lovie Smith HAS to yank him before he trots out five games like that, right? RIGHT?

    There is now a third contestant in “The Worst Coaching Job I’ve Ever Witnessed, College Division”. Texas A&M’s Dennis Franchione (who could still be the coach of Texas Christian, if someone hadn’t waved a check with a lot of zeros on it under his nose) laid a coaching egg against the Miami Hurricanes last Thursday. His team looked slow, unprepared, lost, and his 270+ lb. running back played TWO DOWNS (first one was near the end of the third quarter!) against a fast-but-small Miami defense that was shredded by Louisiana-Monroe for 200+ yards! The score didn’t indicate just how badly the Aggies looked. Miami packed up and went home at the end of the third quarter, and the Aggies *finally* were able to score…about five plays after Miami stopped caring. Gack. If anyone is interested in a college head coaching job, there’ll be one available at Texas A&M at the end of the season…a random fan could NOT have coached that team any worse than Franchione did. OAK-lahoma and Texas will roll the Aggies up for 50 apiece. Heck, Texas Tech and OAK-lohoma State stand a good chance of dropping 80 on them!

    The NFC North had better watch out. In what is (hopefully…) his last season, Brett Favre looks like he’s having fun again. This does not bode well if you’re a Lions, Bears, or Dykings fan.

  10. LC RobertHuntingdon Comment by LC RobertHuntingdon

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    The officiating was pretty bad all day yesterday, and after watching the horrible officiating in the stooler game, even worse in the bungles game, I just couldn’t watch too much of that one. But I kept it on upstairs while I goofed off on the computer and I heard enough of it to realize the boys were winning… and frankly I was VERY happy. Not because I love the boys, although I consider them easily in my top 10… but just because they were stomping the bears in their own den. That was the part that I liked best.

    As for that division’s rankings, how about Packers 12-4 and Lions 11-5, Vikings somewhere in the middle and Bears 3-13? That would be pretty cool, right?

    RH

  11. Useful Idiot Comment by Useful Idiot

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    Question re: end of 1st half Bears Cowboys.

    After Grossman’s sack, I thought the ref was giving the “stop the clock” signal: repeated “X’s” above his head w/ both hands, rather than “keep the clock moving” signal: repeated large circles w/ one arm. That would make it the clock operator’s fault and not this ref who everyone’s dishing on. Did I miss something? Doesn’t matter anyway, the Boys kicked ass. Just wondering.

  12. LC RobertHuntingdon Comment by LC RobertHuntingdon

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    Hmm you may have a point there UI. The same sorta thing happened after the wavens won the game with their last second field goal… the ball split the uprights with 2 seconds left, hit the net and fell down with one… and the clock didn’t stop?? Why not? Am I just missing something there?

    Not like I would have REALLY expected the Cards to come back on that one, but I would have really loved if if they had… :)

    RH

  13. Squatch Comment by Squatch

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    I’m a Bears fan through and through, been following them since I was 10. (That’s 30 years.) And I have to agree: the officiating was atrocious. Dallas got dinged on a handful of calls and screwups that made no sense.

    I want the Bears to win, just not THAT way…

  14. Unregistered Comment by Lord Spatula I, King & Tyrant

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    I thought the ref was giving the “stop the clock” signal: repeated “X’s” above his head w/ both hands, rather than “keep the clock moving” signal: repeated large circles w/ one arm.

    When Ware first sacked Grossman, you can see in the upper right corner of the screen the ref coming in…windmilling his arm and signalling the timekeeper to wind the clock.

    Only after time had dwindled to zero did he give the signal to stop it. He looked up, saw zeros, and declared the half over.

  15. AyUaxe Comment by AyUaxe

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    Bad officiating really ruins a game. I was of the opinion that human error in officiating was a part of the game, like unstable turf–just something everyone had to deal with equally. In the last couple of years, I’ve begun to feel differently, as I’ve seen more excellent efforts by dedicated players taken apart by bad calls and often with decidedly one-sided effects. One good catch and a touchdown, both of which could’ve made a big difference in momentum, got stolen from Da Zaints last night (at least from what I could see and per the TV commentators). It’s time to make the refs use the technology that’s available and not just their own crap coupla camera video or their own skewed judgment. Either that, or take em off the field entirely and let the games really begin.

    I felt like I was watching a replay of an old Archie Manning game, the way Brees was getting pummeled. Didja see Archie interviewed on the sideline? That’s how a guy (who’s about the same age as Bradshaw, Ferguson, and Bert Jones) looks after an NFL career behind an Aints Offensive line (no aspersion against Archie–he’s a great quarterback, a great guy, and a great family man–I pray he enjoys many, many years with his family).

    Nonetheless, it’s Da Aints, now and the bag heads are comin’ out as a challenge to the lines, O & D. Paper not plastic at the grocery this week.

  16. Unregistered Comment by leoni2, LC

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    Humble,

    Relax, Iggles fans. It’s not like Donna McNabb lit up a good defense or anything. It was the friggin’ LIONS, fer cripes sakes! They’re coached by Mike “We don’t need no steenkin’ defense!” Martz! And they didn’t have that much a defense to begin with! Rest assured, next week, Reality™ will set in, and Donna will go back to being the average-at-best QB he’s been his entire career. (Note: I thought Brad Johnson was an average-at-best QB, as well. He has similar stats, and more Super Bowl wins, than you do, Donna. It ain’t because you’re black. It’s because you’re average, at best.)

    Humble, humble, humble, I’m not getting excited about anything, yet. I mean, I’d seen the first three Eagles games, and I was appaled at how the offensive line allowed the Backs and the Badskins defensives through to them get to Donny, thus not giving him time to pass, not to mention the fact that anyone whose last name didn’t begin with a W in the receiving corps were acting as though they are wearing steel gloves on their hands when trying to catch the football. As I’d told my brother after the game Sunday, ‘I guess we’ll find out which Eagles team will be appearing aganist the Giants next Sunday.’ I’m hoping for the one that tore the Lions apart, and not the one who barely lost their first two games.

  17. LC RobertHuntingdon Comment by LC RobertHuntingdon

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    AyUaxe sez:

    Bad officiating really ruins a game. I was of the opinion that human error in officiating was a part of the game, like unstable turf–just something everyone had to deal with equally. In the last couple of years, I’ve begun to feel differently, as I’ve seen more excellent efforts by dedicated players taken apart by bad calls and often with decidedly one-sided effects. One good catch and a touchdown, both of which could’ve made a big difference in momentum, got stolen from Da Zaints last night (at least from what I could see and per the TV commentators). It’s time to make the refs use the technology that’s available and not just their own crap coupla camera video or their own skewed judgment. Either that, or take em off the field entirely and let the games really begin.

    No kidding dude. I couldn’t get the game last night so I had to listen to it on the radio, so I didn’t see what you refer to, but I’m not in the least bit surprised. Not that I don’t think the Saints don’t have major problems. They do. Not that they don’t need to play better. They do. Not that they don’t need to make some changes. They do.

    But they did play about one half of each of their first three games. They played the first half in Indy, the second in Tampa, and somewhere around 1/2 the first quarter, most of the second, 1/2 of the third, and pieces of the 4th last night. And their half of the game last night they kicked a LOT of butt around… and then they turned off again. Some of that may have been news about the injury to Deuce getting to the field. Some of it was the O-Line sucking it up, and/or the injuries in it hurting them from being effective. Some of that may have been other injuries. Some of it was just their own fault for screwing up. But I would be highly unsurprised if at least some of it turned out to be bad officiating too.

    I don’t really like the idea of removing the refs. But I’m tired of them thinking they are gods that cannot be questioned on the field. They ARE in charge on the field and they DO need to be respected and treated appropriately, but there’s a huge difference between all that and the diety of the hour. They are still humans and by definition they WILL make mistakes. And those mistakes sometimes cost teams games. And that has GOT to stop.

    As I said in the other PFW thread after a bit of kibitzing with Jaybear over the horrible officiating in the Bengals game on Sunday:

    What I am NOT glad about is that bad refereeing can cost a team a game. EITHER way it goes. If the bungles had stunk up the joint and won from bad officiating going their way I would be a tiny bit less annoyed, but I would still be tired of the crap. This has just got to STOP. I’m sick and tired of it and all the excuses for why we can’t have a real instant replay system. I’m sick and tired of all the whiny idiots who claim it would make the game take forever… it doesn’t in college ball, and they take 20 minute TV time-outs. To say nothing of their four hour halftime. OK I’m exaggerating, but still, don’t their TV time-outs seem to take 3 times as long as the NFL ones?? How many reviews are there in college per game, five? Ten in a really bad game? And how many last more than a minute? Any? Whoop-de-do.

    I’m sick of having plays be un-reviewable. There should NEVER be ANY play that cannot be reviewed, period, no iffs, ands, or buts. No exceptions. EVERY play can be reviewed, and NO team should EVER be allowed to rush to the line to prevent a review. EVER. Because rushing up to stop the clock with a spiked ball and/or no-huddle offense trying to hit the opponent while they’re reeling are both viable options and legal game strategy they should be allowed… BUT if the upstairs crew calls for a review the game should be stopped after the next play and the previous one reviewed. Now the opponent shouldn’t be able to force a review after the next play, that’s about the only part of the existing system I would keep, but the Booth should ALWAYS be able to review a suspect play for at least another 30 seconds even if that means the next play is over and done with.

    Yeah, I know, hell will come into existance and promptly freeze over before this happens. But it’s what SHOULD happen. It’s what NEEDS to happen. Right now, this very week.

    I stand by that still. Because I’m right. This crap has GOT to STOP. And it needs to stop right now, before even next week’s games.

    RH

  18. Unregistered Comment by CKO1986

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    You want to talk about ugly uniforms? Let’s talk about those monstrosities the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had to trudge around in back when Hugh Culverhouse owned the team.