COMMENTS FROM THE PEANUT GALLERY
Written by: Mike in DA
Date posted: 11/22/2010
MONTREAL FAN GIVES REF THE FINGER!
"THEY WON'T BACK DOWN!"
On the Big East Network/ESPN Regional telecast of Vermont-UConn last Wednesday (11/17), Vermont was leading at the half, 36-33, inspiring announcer Mark Brown to twice note early in the second half that Vermont “won’t back down.”
Back down? Back down from what? Was Vermont not supposed to play defense, rebound, try to score, etc.? “Hey, you guys are better than us, so go ahead, take an uncontested layup or dunk shot.”
YATES HOOP UPDATE:
The Yates Lions eased by the Sam Houston Tigers, 120-46, on Saturday afternoon at Delmar Fieldhouse for their 60th straight win going back to 2008. The Tigers only had seven players dressed for the game, forcing two of their players to go through the full "32 minutes of hell" (even Yates players don't do that), as two players fouled out leaving the Tiger bench bare in the final quarter.
The Lions (2-0) forced 52 turnovers for the game and led Sam Houston (0-2), 36-17, after the first quarter. Yates eased up its full-court press on the undermanned Tigers in the fourth when it outscored exhausted Sam Houston by a 36-6 count.
All 15 players on Yates scored. Clyde Santee led the way with 18 points and Damyeon Dotson added 15.
The next opponent/victim on the schedule for Yates is the Chavez Lobos on Tuesday night at Delmar at 7 PM.
There are also two holiday weekend games this week, if you want to check out the team:
Friday - 11/26 - Barnett Fieldhouse - 6 PM vs. Kashmere
Saturday - 11/27 - Delmar Fieldhouse - 7 PM vs. North Forest
THIS DUKE PLAYER (#34) IS SHELDEN WILLIAMS SEXY!
"Gordon picks it up & the GPS says endzone." - Chris Martin
"We have an injured Hoosier, and that is a player they can ill-afford to lose." - Bob Wischusen, who failed to mention who the injured Hoosier was
"If a ball is tipped, your heart goes into your shoulder in a hurry." - Andre Ware
"Getting first downs keeps drives alive." - Chris Spielman
" As darkness falls midday in the Windy City" - Dave Pasch, what the hell is he talking about; it's not dark
"You can't give them the ball at the 20-yard line." - Steve Beuerlein after a kick out of bounds
"One thing "Sweet 16" has shown, is that he will give away birthday presents." - Chris Martin after a Denard Robinson interception
"Being bowl-eligible is like being an eligible bachelor. Doesn't automatically mean you're married the next day." - Dave Lapham
"On first down, in college football, the clock stops to move the chains." - Bob Griese
"Offensive penalties will kill you." - Bob Griese
"(Aaron) Murray made a 10-yard gain by not losing the 10 yards." - Gary Danielson after Murray avoided a sack
"I used to be a holder. I could give you (Pam Ward) tips on holding." - Danny Kanell
"Ball fair caught by Holmes." - Pam Ward (No fair catch had been called, the ball was rolling on the ground)
" If they a score a TD here, almost makes it a two possession game." - Gary Danielson with Auburn leading Georgia, 35-31
"It's not like the NFL. Pass interference is a 10-yard penalty." - Mike Patrick, nope, it's a 15-yard penalty in college
"I did not think he had the intestinal fortitude to bring the blitz." - Todd Harris, after the Nevada defensive coordinator blitzed on a key 4th down play that Fresno State did not convert, thus cementing the game for Nevada.
WRIGLEY FIELD PUBLICITY STUNT WORKED!
-Northwestern game on Saturday (11/20) was a publicity stunt; it brought more attention to an Illinois/Northwestern football game than has been focused on that matchup in many years. Nonetheless, this was a bad idea and it should never be repeated. Illinois
THOUGH HE DIDN'T WIN ANY EVENTS IN 2010, TIGER TAUGHT PEOPLE SOME LESSONS!
As predicted (aka "guessed") here in the Spring, Tiger Woods did not win any PGA events during the year. This Thanksgiving weekend marks the first anniversary of Tiger’s meltdown. One Thanksgiving later, the bottom line reads that while Tiger Woods may not have won an event this year, he provided tens of thousands of men and women two important lessons:
1. Keep your cell phone with you at all times.
2. Delete all texts, voicemail messages, and phone numbers that you don’t want other people to see.
LINGERIE FOOTBALL IS LESS SEXY WHEN IT INCLUDES GRUESOME INJURIES LIKE THIS BROKEN ANKLE!
COLLEGE FOOTBALL ANNOUNCER QUOTES AND FLUBS FROM WEEK #12:
"Denied access" - Beth Mowins call of a goal-line stop in Ohio-Temple game
"Did not penetrate the goal-line." - Dave Norrie after the same stop
"If they can somehow get Alabama in a 3rd down that would be a major accomplishment." - Kirk Herbstreit on Georgia State
Jesse Palmer was on ESPN and the host called him "Jerry".
Bob Papa on Sirius NFL Radio asked: How can Pam Ward be given a 3:30 pm game on ESPN with two ranked teams (Virginia Tech – Miami FL).
Danny Kanell said he heard Herbstreit say that Fresno State put up 38 points against Ole Miss like that is supposed to be impressive?
Lee Corso said "I wouldn't pick Purdue if they were playing Iraq." (sounded like he said “a rock”)
Chris Fowler to Erin Andrews (talking about the football field at Wrigley): "It's tight down there, isn't it?"
Mike Ditka referred to Mississippi State as "Ole Miss” on Gameday.
Andre Ware called Stephen Garcia, "Jeff Garcia, no, Stephen."
Spielman: "He was covering ground-up rubber."
Dave Neal: "For you youngsters, Clyde Drexler is one of the 50 greatest NBA players in history."
Andre Ware: "This makes me sick to my stomach. 3rd and 2 or closer, and all this stuff's gotta be right. You should just hand it off to the RB."
Spielman going tribal on Seth Broekhuizen (Michigan PK): "Don't gimme that psychology crap, just kick it between the uprights."
Dave Neal: "South Carolina's been playing in high definition all day."
Dave Lapham on a Brandon Weeden pass: “It got there in a heartbeat”.
Lapham describes a turnover on downs: "That's like a turnover."
Lou Holtz to Rece Davis: "I love talking to you because you understand and you make sense."
Dave Neal declared a fumble recovery 15 seconds before it was finished.
Ware: "Only the third Southwest, no, South Carolina player to break 1,000 yards receiving in a season."
Spielman: "You could put Ann Arbor in the box and bring Ypsilanti over and (Wisconsin) will still run."
Pasch: "The only team that's stopped Wisconsin offensively is Wisconsin offensively."
Andre Ware talking about the Gamecock - "There's a bit of a smile there. The corner of a beak."
Chris Martin on a route miscommunication: "He's in the 313 area code, somewhere near Detroit."
"Oh, the guts of a cat burglar!" - Eric Collins after a 4th down completion by Purdue
“A helmet flies ... and I hope there's not a head in it.” Mike Hogewood, ACC Network (NCSU-UNC)
Bob Davie: "Corey Liuget (Illini DT) is legit."
Todd Ellis: "That's either a fumble, or a pick up and run."
Three minutes into the game, Gary Danielson called for a gut check by Ole Miss.
Ryan Rose (Clemson-Wake): "No points on the board, but still style for Wake Forest."
After a first down: "At least initally it looked like he didn't get it..." Pam Ward
Ryan Rose: "Nothing like a football game on a Saturday with 31,783 of your friends."
Mark Jones: "They continue to just lacerate the defensive front for Northwestern."
Matt Millen said, "He's one tough sucker" not once, but thrice in the first quarter.
Millen on the Ohio State offensive linemen:- "Sounds like a law firm - Boren, Browning and Brewster"
Millen said an Iowa player will be an All-American "before he matriculates."
Ryan Rose: "South Carolina has been ranked off and on this year." They have been ranked for every week except two.
Verne Lundquist: "After 1st and goal from the one, now they will have to punt" after LSU was denied the endzone on the first three downs.
"With a name like Jones you know he can play." - Mark Jones
Matt Millen on Terelle Pryor: "This guy is going to be more ready (next year) than what Cam Newton was able to do."
Verne Lundquist "WOW!" count: at least 7
Pam Ward said "Eight graduates playing for Virginia Tech". Does she mean graduate students?
"Anytime your quarterback is out, other players have to step up." Thanks, Bob Davie
Millen: "Boren looking for an identity as a receiver, I suppose. 'The Boren Identity.'"
Mark Jones said Wrigley Field was bordered by "Wavefield and Sheffield" streets. It's Waveland.
Jones said you could see the ivy on the Wrigley walls, when it was an advertising board with pictures of ivy on it.
Jones said that all kickoffs will go to the east end zone, and that the teams would both go east, as well. Of course, the teams both went WEST offensively.
Matt Millen called Wiscy's OT, Gabe Carimi, "Rich".
Pam Ward said "Sun Life Stadium is rocking." Those empty seats were sure loud and rowdy.
"A Thanksgiving turkey there" - Randy Cross on an interception
"They'll make it really tight. Of course they'd like to score." - Danielson as LSU trails 36-35 with the ball late in 4th
Lundquist- "My gracious, what an afternoon!" 330 rushing yards for the Illinois running back. Wow (again).
Robert Flores on the 330 yards by Leshoure: "Ernie Banks, Sammy Sosa, or Andre Dawson never hit .330 for the Cubs."
The camera was showing an LSU male cheerleader crying and then they switched the cams over to Verne and Gary and they didn't realize they were live and the camera caught Verne saying "That's weak." Nice sound work NBC. The PA Announcer at Yankee Stadium was drowning out Tom Hammond.
Brad Nessler - "It's right on the line, but the line is unofficial."
Nessler: "How did that pass have eyes?"
The camera caught a Maryland cheerleader waving pom poms as FSU scored a TD.
Brent Musburger: "And it is 3rd and 7 coming up." The incompletion made it 4th down, Brent.
Robbie Caldwell (Vandy coach) on the lack of defensive pressure on Vols QB Tyler Bray. "We let him sit back there & pick his nose..."
Todd Blackledge: "I really like the black pants that the officials are wearing."
"Keep an eye on Armon Binns. Back-to-back breakout years." Trey Bender talking about Cincinnati's wide receiver.
Robert Smith on some shirtless guy at Mizzou-ISU: "That guy looks like an out of shape Will Ferrell."
Blackledge on a fumble: "The worst possible thing that could happen to Arkansas." Duh!
Musburger: "If you watch one NASCAR race all year, this is the one." I know it's the final race, but what about Daytona?
Brent on Nebraska-A&M: "There were football games in Wrigley and Yankees Stadium and we've got a baseball score (3-3 at the time). Who'll come up with the 9th inning home run?"
GREG ODEN'S TEE SHIRT TELLS THE TRUTH!
MIKE IN DA
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