NCAA Week 4: Good Snark, Bad Snark
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The hype was right.
Many were billing the LSU-Auburn game as the Or Else Bowl, brought to you by Booster Funded Buyouts.
The early line had Gus Malzahn as the favorite, based on his number of $13,795,000.
Yes. Yes, they did.
Good Snark: Dr Jekyl & Mr Bucky ... OK, Georgia State was a trap game, but title contenders had best rise above such near-foibles. The Badgers re-discovered their rumbling selves in time to steamroll Sparty.
Yeah, since when dinosaurs walked the Earth.
And they've got a shot at two more, with Michigan this weekend and Ohio State on Sat 15 Oct after a bye to recharge.
Did anyone ever doubt that this is what a Paul Chryst Big Ten team would look like?
Dudes could be this year's Iowa in the up-for-grabs Western Division.
Another is when an alleged non-contender comes to Autzen, dresses like Oregon, plays like Oregon and then goes dynamic to seal the deal:
The Quackers definitely chose the right
clown costume uniform theme for this one. With the likes of Stanford and Washington on the horizon, dudes might want to light a bonfire.
Good Snark: This beats the hell out of a gold watch ... Jim Grobe worked minor miracles keeping Wake Forest competitive for most of his 13 seasons there, and that included three straight bowl appearances -- eight in all -- in 2006-2008. Dude was one of those coaches well respected by his peers but always overshadowed by the ACC's flashier programs.
Now, dude's got a bit of talent to deploy on Saturdays.
Just ask a certain group of Cowboys:
Baylor's admins finally did something right. Grobe's still adjusting to the glare of pigskin perspectives in Texas as opposed to Tobacco Road, but this is a much better way for him to cap an admirable career.
If George Gipp ever said that, it was because he was the team's bookie, and a good one.
Who knows? Dude mighta even been sharp enough to pierce Notre Dame's veneer of myth and take the points against Duke.
Snarkalicious: Speaking of chalk ... Stanford went off at -3 on the road against UCLA and found themselves down, 13-9, with just under seven minutes to play. Dog players were surely pleased, as it'd take two scores to beat them.