Sunday, November 13, 2011

Top 25 poll for week 10

As promised, here's my top 25 after 11 weeks of the college football season:
1 LSU
2 Oklahoma State
3 Oregon
4 Alabama
5 Stanford
6 Arkansas
7 Houston
8 Virginia Tech
9 Oklahoma
10 Clemson
11 Boise State
12 Michigan State
13 Wisconsin
14 Georgia
15 Kansas State
16 USC
17 Nebraska
18 South Carolina
19 TCU
20 Michigan
21 Southern Miss
22 Penn State
23 Cincinnati
24 Tulsa
25 Notre Dame
It can be seen here (with a history for the whole season): http://www.bcsfanpoll.com/user/CousinsSack/2011/
Some commentary will be up tonight.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Miami Marlins, Penn State scandal, and more!

     In case you haven't heard (and you probably haven't, considering that as far as ESPN is concerned, sports don't exist outside of State College, PA) the Miami Marlins officially unveiled their new uniforms, logo and caps as they make the switch to a new  ballpark, and undergo rebranding. Personally, I liked the old uniforms a lot (teal, or even the blue of the Panthers is a cool color) but the new ones have a nice futuristic look, something you wouldn't expect in baseball. In case you haven't seen the logo:

 Kind of reminds me of monopoly, for some reason I can't quite put my finger on why. The color scheme is a little odd, but it will pass.

     This brings me to a much more serious topic, the Penn State scandal. First of all, a prayer for the victims and I really hope that Jerry Sandusky gets locked up for a long time. I understand why Joe Paterno was fired, orginally I did not agree with the decision. Now, thinking about it more, I see that even if he did what he is legally required to, he definitely should have followed through with what he passed up the chain of command. I feel that Tim Curley (the former AD) and Spanier (the university president) are the ones that are in far worse trouble, and they should be, as it's ultimately their responsibility to deal with. 

     My top 25 for college football will be posted tomorrow, same thing for my NFL picks.


So... this is new!

Hello all,

This is my new sports blog, this is also where my bracketology will be for the 2011-12 season (formerly on ivarsports.webs.com.) I'm not exactly sure what else this will be used for... probably for my NFL picks and for me to rant on about sports (what else are sports blogs for, exactly?) Just in case I use this for picks, an important disclaimer:
 
Note: For legality purposes, this Web site does not promote or advocate gambling. This is solely for entertainment purposes only.  I do not gamble, I only keep track of my picks.


As for making this aesthetically pleasing... that's a different story. I'm not a graphics person, but I'll think about it.

~Ivar