Don’t Fuck With The Ducks Trash Talk

I have been flattened like a bug in the road by a steamroller. Holy crap Batman, that Oregon jizzle shizzled on the Devils in Old Town Tempe last night. Like a nuclear tsunami plague earthquake. This year’s ASU Sun Devils have talent, and newly instilled discipline. They are not yet deep, but they are good. So, while I had some concern as I went down to Sun Devil Stadium THREE hours before kickoff to tailgate party like a rockstar, hope abounded in spite of the fact the Ducks are who we thought they are. Unfortunately, the Ducks were, and are, the number two team in the country. Put Down The Duckies baybee.

Hey Romney, keep yer Mitts OFF of Sesame Street and PBS!

A corollary point: My local NPR radio station is KJZZ in Phoenix, and they are doing pledge week currently. My guess is all NPR stations are as well. These folks kick ass and take names in a large way. They do so because of you, their listeners and supporters. If you can, help them out. It truly is a worthy cause. And, remember, Mitt Romney would cut their hair like a weak classmate. Because that is who Mitt Romney is.

Holy fucking shit. Have you seen the Quackers on teh TeeVee? You have NO idea just how fast their skill players, on both sides of the ball, are; nor how technically sound and quick both of their lines are. I don’t know if they can beat Alabama or not, but, man, they are something.

So, as I mentioned earlier, I went to a tailgater – uh – a little ahead of the game. Times have changed since we used to lug, like ancients with pyramid building blocks, a keg up Tempe butte. Now we roll like big dogs into a covered parking deal in reserved spaces with a custom designed tailgate rig. The pictures are attached for reference. Just to be clear, this gig belongs to my old roommates from college, not me. I actually gave up my 48 yard line seats about 7-8 years ago, about the same time I gave up my cherished Suns season tickets. After a while, it was too much effort, and way too much money.

But, I gotta say, it was one hell of a good time by one and all. I would like to make a quick, no-trash, point. Look at the canopy cover on the parking area where we were tailgating. That same canopy cover covers more area than some small towns. Know what it is? Yep, that evil solar energy. That’s right, ASU and sister university U of A, are both huge into the scourge of right wing mental midgets everywhere. The array of ceiling cover for out drunken binge produces huge clean kilowatts every day of the year for one of the six largest universities in the United States. Not bad.

Cause I know y’all were concerned about teh technicalities, yes the tailgate rig had its own generator, giant flat screen teevee (hey, the NFL was on too last night!) and, most importantly, airplane like bathroom as pictured to the right. The expensive jet set bars of Scottsdale are so yesterday, I was in heaven last night.

Alright, enough of this. Suffice it to say, I am focusing on the good from last night. The bad is that the Quackers wiped the Sun Devils’ asses. And then some. And, honestly ASU did not suck so much as they just were outclassed. The final score was 43-21 but, trust me, it was NOT that close. The Ducks still have USC, Stanford and the upstart and surprisingly good Beavers of Oregon State left on their schedule. USC is better than they appear. Stanford is really sound and well coached. Oregon State is shocking people, but Mike Riley is really a good coach. But if any of those have even a candle for the Ducks, I will be shocked. I think Alabama is the one true test and it will be in the BCS Championship.

Okay, I spent my wad last night and must get on to some other matters tonight and Saturday morning. So, the college games of note, and some of these look VERY interesting, are Kansas State/West Virginia, LSU/Texass A&M and South Carolina/Florida (no, Jim White, the Gators are not really the #2 team in the country).

But, wait, there is more!! A shoutout to two friends, Masaccio and Gaius Publius, I like to jabber with them relentlessly, but I truly love and respect both. Because I have so much respect for them, I must be honest: Anybody that thinks Notre Dame is really the number five team in the nation needs their head examined. The “win” against The Tree was as tainted as the Seahawks was against the Packers with the Replacement Refs. Seriously. If the Domers were playing in Provo against the BYU Cougs, I would say watch out. But, not to worry, you still have the Okies and Trojans coming up.

In the pros, look for Skins at Gents (RGIII ain’t Alex Smith boys), Cards at probably better Vikings, Tebows at Bradys and, on MNF, Kittehs at Cubs.

We also got Beisbol in progress. El Tigres have done the universe a favor by putting the light hitting Yankees out of their misery. The Giants, tonight, roared back behind, the once long lost, Barry Zito for a convincing win over the St. Louis Cardinals, to close the series to 3-2. Still, you have to think the Cards are looking good here. I am rooting hard for the Giants, but it would be kind of neat to see a replay of the 1968 and 2006 World Series. I still get goose bumps thinking about Gibson versus McClain and Lolich in 1968. Bob Gibson was one bad ass muthafucka.

There ya go, trash it up home folk.

Bmaz is a rather large saguaro cactus in the Southwestern Sonoran desert. A lover of the Constitution, law, family, sports, food and spirits. As you might imagine, a bit prickly occasionally. Bmaz has attended all three state universities in Arizona, with both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Arizona State University, and with significant post-graduate work (in physics and organic chemistry, go figure) at both the University of Colorado in Boulder and the University of Arizona. Married, with both a lovely child and a giant Sasquatch dog. Bmaz has been a participant on the internet since the early 2000’s, including active participation in the precursor to Emptywheel, The Next Hurrah. Formally joined the Emptywheel blog as an original contributing member at its founding in 2007. Bmaz grew up around politics, education, sports and, most significantly, cars; notably around Formula One racing and Concours de Elegance automobile restoration and showing. Currently lives in the Cactus Patch with his lovely wife and beast of a dog, and practices both criminal and civil trial law.
38 replies
  1. Bay State Librul says:

    @noble_serf:

    I often wondered why college football is so crazy outside of New England (grin)
    Now, even UMass has gone big time and playing all home games at Gillette Stadium.
    How could they let Alumni Stadium in Amherst (seats 20,000 drunks) become a grazing field for their agricultural program?

  2. Jim White says:

    Uhm. Ducks look okay, but I wouldn’t put any big accomplishment on what they did to the Forkers. Just think back to September 15 when the Forkers visited Mizzou, one of the new SEC members. Forkers lost. Mizzou is now oh and four in the SEC, even losing to Vandy. SEC is solid this year and the Mizzou team that beat the Forkers will finish in the basement.

    As for the Gators, I’m really happy they got the Aggies before the Aggies figured out just how good they are. It’s early, but they are really taking it to LSU in the first quarter. This Gator season is really reminding me of Auburn in 2010. They also started the season barely ranked and just kept on winning and gaining more confidence. Auburn was a lot more balanced that year than most give them credit for. They weren’t just Cam Newton. That level of balance is what I see in the Gators this year. Driskel is turning out to be really good and Gillislie has been a favorite of mine for years. Add in Reed and Burton and you see why their offense is clicking. All they need is a bit more confidence by the coaching staff to have Driskel through the deep ball three or four times a game and they will really be rolling. And for that defense? Just look at the numbers Johnny Football has put up for the Aggies and then look how the Gators shut him down completely in the second half in College Station.

    Today’s game will be very interesting between the Cocks and Gators. But don’t try to find any drugs here today, I think Ryan Lochte Bogarted all of them. He was the guest picker on GameDay and in the LSU-Texas A&M game, he chose…..Auburn.

  3. Peterr says:

    Here at La Casa Peterr, it is The Fighting Journalists vs the Maizetrimmers that will be the focus of attention. Back when Nebraska joined the Big Ten, Teh Kid realized it was going to be a big problem when dad’s team plays against mom’s team.

    Beverages have been readied, and much merriment and smack talking will ensue later this afternoon.

    Gotta love Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s part in the video.

  4. jclausen says:

    Bmaz,

    Thanks for the memories. Used to tailgate with many of you all from 1982-87 when I gave up my ASU tickets. Damn, those were some good times.

    My best to you and yours,

    Jim

  5. Jim White says:

    @Peterr: I made a batch of fresh salsa for afternoon fun and tonight’s chili is simmering. Good jalapenos from the CSA this week.

    And thanks for the reminder of the video. When our 21-year-old was a tyke, she had many Sesame Street videos. I usually preferred the one with this song because it’s such good music. It was stunning to watch again today and to think how the folks in the cameos have aged over the last twenty years or so. (Think I’ll stay away from mirrors today…)

  6. Peterr says:

    The array of ceiling cover for out drunken binge produces huge clean kilowatts every day of the year for one of the six largest universities in the United States. Not bad.

    Until some drunk takes out one of those poles and brings the whole mess down on top of a sea of other drunks, their vehicles, and their still-burning charcoal grills.

    Bmaz, I’ve got a legal question for you.

    What’s the legal liability of the engineer who designed the solar array and the university administrator that approved putting it over an area devoted to drunken binging? When (not if) some drunk gets into his truck and takes out one of those poles, you know that lots of lawyers are going to get involved . . .

    (Of course, I understand if you’d rather not answer, so as to not tip your legal strategy ahead of time.)

  7. Peterr says:

    Meanwhile, in the Goodell football league, there’s this interesting matchup:

    Republican Mitt Romney’s favorite football team, headed by a donor to President Barack Obama’s re- election bid, faces a rival Oct. 21 owned by a top Romney fundraiser who’s said he would rather see his candidate than his team win.

    The owners of the New England Patriots and the New York Jets, squads meeting with first place at stake in the American Football Conference’s Eastern Division, line up on opposite sides in the political arena as well as on the football field.

    Patriots owner Robert Kraft has given $5,000 — the maximum allowed under federal election law — to Obama. Jets Woody Johnson not only has funneled the same amount to Romney, he serves as the New York finance chairman for the former Massachusetts governor who is a Patriots’ fan.

    Johnson told Bloomberg Television’s “Market Makers” Oct. 1 he’s rooting more for a Romney victory than for his team to finish the season with a winning record.

    “Well, I think you always have to put country first,” Johnson said. “So I think it’s very, very important, not only for us but in particular for our kids and grandkids, that this election come off” with Mitt Romney claiming the White House.

    Who knew that the owner of the JetsJetsJets was such a . . . Patriotic . . . guy.

  8. Bay State Librul says:

    @Peterr:

    Romney is not a Patriots fan. He just happens to live in the state.
    I’ve never seen him at any fucking sports event, except maybe an equestrian match at Myopia……
    He does play Volleyball at his summer resort, and went body surfing once.
    Romney is a hoax.

  9. JohnT says:

    But, I gotta say, it was one hell of a good time by one and all. I would like to make a quick, no-trash, point. Look at the canopy cover on the parking area where we were tailgating. That same canopy cover covers more area than some small towns. Know what it is? Yep, that evil solar energy. That’s right, ASU and sister university U of A, are both huge into the scourge of right wing mental midgets everywhere. The array of ceiling cover for out drunken binge produces huge clean kilowatts every day of the year for one of the six largest universities in the United States. Not bad.

    lolwut

    Just waiting for the teabagger-most-patriotic-mericans-evah to pass a law saying solar is an islamo-fascist-socialist-pinko-commie plot to undermine ‘Merican 1%er money makin opportunities

    USA! USA! USA!

  10. Jim White says:

    the Gators are not really the #2 team in the country

    You just might be right. After blowing out South Carolna, they’re going to start getting some #1 votes, especially if Alabama, who has played nobody yet, is less than impressive in Knoxville.

  11. Peterr says:

    I am trying hard not to cheer, as Mrs Dr Peterr is using a large knife to prepare dinner, but it’s looking nice for the Fighting Journalists.

    Still not out of the woods by any stretch of the imagination, but I’d rather be up by 12 with 8:30 left than down by 12.

  12. Peterr says:

    @Peterr: Apparently my attempts to restrain my cheering were not entirely successful. As the Maizetrimmers score, Mrs Dr Petter waved her big knife in my direction with a loud “Ha!”

    But the lead is still five.

  13. Peterr says:

    Missed it by *this* much. Sigh.

    But dinner sure smells good. I’ll just have to magnanimously ignore the gloating across the table.

  14. guest says:

    “Suffice it to say, I am focusing on the good from last night. The bad is that the Quackers wiped the Sun Devils’ asses. And then some.”

    Is this a new sports saying? I’ve heard of whipping ass. But “wiping ass” sounds like the Sun Devils were so lazy and shitty that the Ducks did their plays for them.

  15. GulfCoastPirate says:

    What do you folks outside of our area think about the Texans? If this keeps up I may become a believer.

  16. Bay State Librul says:

    The Pats suck.
    They have lost their balls.
    Belichick should have gone for it with 4th and one.
    Jets come back with a 54 FG and it’s 16-10.
    No balls, no balls Pats.
    Why?

  17. rosalind says:

    “don’t throw debris in the tree!”
    “don’t tell a canard about the Card!”

    yeah, i got nothin’

  18. GulfCoastPirate says:

    @bmaz: He’s looked and played great so far. He’s getting to be in the limelight down here. Lots of commericals and jersey sales.

    I’m still a little queasy about Schaab which I suppose keeps me from fully jumping on the bandwagon. Just don’t know if he makes it through the season.

  19. Casual Observer says:

    I wasn’t able to see the game, but I hear Bad Eli may have made a brief appearance this weekend.

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