September 11, 2007
Mike is back from the Notre Dame/Penn State game. Evan got ESPN GamePlan, but had some issues. Evan has a scare with a temporary tatoo. Plus, all the usual college football coverage.
Evan gets ESPN GamePlan
DirecTV at the tailgate
Perfect football weather
Evan’s tattoo scare
-Conference Champion Picks
Evan heads to Gainesville this weekend
September 3, 2007
Amazing first weekend of the college football season. We discuss the new division naming and Evan’s interesting trip to the UF game, including his amazing basketball skills. Week 2 of our picks for the upcoming weekend plus our Heisman and Conference picks.
1AA vs. Championship Subdivision
Evan went to UF/Western Kentucky game
Evan’s Epic Bar Basketball Run
Cops question Evan about stolen apartment flags
-Picks – Week 2
-Heisman Top 3
-BCS Conference Champions
Evan starts school on Tuesday
Mike headed to Penn State-Notre Dame game
September 3, 2007
I don’t know what I do with my Saturdays the rest of the year. They are pretty much worthless. At least they must be since devoting every Saturday for the next 3+ months to College Football has no adverse affects on my life. I guess that might depend on who you are.
Penn State was in action against Florida International. Thanks to the new people at the Big Ten Network I had to head out to a bar to watch the game. Penn State won easily 59-0. It could have easily been much worse. PSU forced 6 fumbles, had 7 sacks, a blocked field goal, and a blocked punt.
Let’s straighten out this whole division thing. Everyone had issues with it on TV. The old 1-AA was referred to as ‘what used to be called 1-AA but is now called something else’ division. When you say that every time, it eats up a lot of TV time. Here is what the official changes were: 1-A is now the Bowl Subdivision and 1-AA is now the Championship Subdivision. Why they needed to change, I’m not entirely sure. Was moral down in 1-AA that they were lesser? You know what, they are the second tier. I don’t think anyone feels any different now that they are the Championship Subdivision. Does this mean that the Bowl Subdivision cannot have a championship? Are we stuck with bowls forever now. What if a Championship Subdivision team is good enough for a bowl bid? Do they not get a shot? Then you complicate things more with the Subdivision part. I guess you can’t just go with Division because there is already the separation between D1, D2, and D3. I’m sticking with 1-A and 1-AA. I have no problem with change, I just like my changes to be for the better.
Baseball was overshadowed by all this football. Saturday night Clay Buchholtz threw a no-hitter for the Red Sox. Standard procedure is to show the entire 9th Inning of a no-hitter on ESPN. Instead they broke in to show the first 2 outs of the 9th after they happened, then switched to the game. The KSU/Auburn game was close, but it wasn’t near the end. At the very least split-screen it. ESPN2 could have shown it too. I don’t even remember what they were showing at the time. mlb.com likely had the coverage, they are usually solid on these type of things. I really can’t wait for the MLB Channel.
August 26, 2007
We return from our summer break. A look at our trips and how we got our newest Ice Cream Helmets. Evan visited Canada and found nothing but friendly people. Evan has gone Fantasy Football crazy. Time for Year 2 of College Football Picks and Heisman Picks. Plus, we’ll attempt to predict the BCS Conference Champions.
Ice Cream Helmets
Evan’s visit to Canada
-Evan has already drafted 7 teams.
-Gators wear jean shorts
–Gator’s Freshman RB Chris Rainey
-College Football Picks – Week 1
-Heisman Top 3
-BCS Conference Champions
July 22, 2007
Where have I been this week? NCAA Football 08 came out on Tuesday for Xbox 360. I picked it up at Best Buy during my New Music Tuesday trip. For those interested, during my NMT trip I picked up Yellowcard and The Rocket Summer. I highly recommend both of them.
I did not have last year’s NCAA game. I had NCAA 06 for PS2. Last year I went with Madden when I bought my 360. So I apologize in advance if some of my favorite new features were actually new last year.
The graphics are so smooth. The only times the frame-rate seems to drop is when a on-screen graphic is attempting to be displayed. The on-screen graphics are quite large and bright. They also do a poor job indicating if the stats being displayed are for the game or season. What matters is the actual game action, and that is pretty much perfect.
July 17, 2007
The season is a little while away, but I’ve got my College Football Pickem game up and running. You can join the Borderline Fantastic group by going to http://icecreamhelmet.com/college/football/g2/ and signing up. This group doesn’t require a password to join. Its open to anyone who would like to join. The picks will be Top 25 games (no 1AA) against the spread. There are all sorts of other options if you’d like to create your own group. You can pick which conferences or teams you’d like to include.
September 24, 2006
This week in the half way to double digits (or wow, we’ve kept this up for a month) episode we have a discussion about pirates to kick off my own pirate week. We explore some possible generation gaps, Evan has fun on an 8th grade field trip, and I dream about my Wikipedia aspirations. We try not to get our hopes up and make our picks for Week 5 of the College Football season.
Evan’s 8th Grade Field Trip
-Pushed Kid Out of Canoe
-Pirates vs. Ninjas
Referring to Friends as Buddies
Why Evan is a Braves Fan
Sports Let Downs
JoePa Running off During the Game
College Football Weekly Picks
September 17, 2006
September 10, 2006
September 6, 2006
September 4, 2006
Running Time: 31:45
Kelli Story Corrections
-Penn State – Notre Dame
Dennyâ€™s Cocktail Lounge
Questions for Matt