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FBB kickoff 2006

Yes folks…it is that time of year again…when end-of-season baseball frustrations are replaced with the biased, over-hyped expectations of our Alma Maters. It’s time for college football and FBB….let’s get off the message boards and on to the gridiron.

Story lines of the 06 season include:

  • It’s Year 1 AV (After Vince) in Austin and the orange clad fans will be reminded, yet again, that Greg Davis is at the offensive helm. Will this year’s t-shirt state: Wear Orange, Stay Late, and Bitch About Mack.
  • Mark and Julie enter year one of a three year gloat period — note: only National Championships allow for a multi-year gloat and not wins in the Capital One Bowl.
  • Bush and Brohm realize that it is put up or shut up this year for the Cards — BCS or bust. And with that RObert looks to extend is collegiate web of associations to fall back on should the Ville run into this year’s version of the South Florida buzz-saw.
  • Once again>, KU tries to make history and qualify for consecutive bowl bids. It will come down to how well the Flying Manginos replace 8 starters on defense, a frosh QB leading the troop, and establishing a 1000 yard rusher for the first time in 13 effing seasons. Feel IT.
  • And quite possibly the most interesting story may come out of Lubbock as parity is real the Big 12 South…but of course not by the Red Raiders did.

Yes folks…..it is time to get-it-on.

And with every new year we add a new twist to FBB. This year I’m throwing in a 10 point bonus based on your ability to both long and short  AP Top 25 teams. Your long team is the team you expect to exceed preseason expectations. For example — if TCU (AP preseason rank #22 ) finishes 10th in the final regular season AP ranking ** prior to the bowl season** you pick up 12 pts. Another hint — Ohio State (preseason #1) would be the absolute worst long. Conversely, your short team is that team that falls short of expectations — TAMU and Tennessee are always popular picks for a short. Hypothetically, if Norte Dame — preseason #2 — finishes the regular season 15th you pick up 13 pts. Taking each scenario, the sum of both is 25 points. The player with the best long and short combination is awarded 10 end of season FBB points. Keep in mind, it is a comparison of AP pre -season ranking and the final regular season ranking heading into the bowl season. The idea is that this gives us one more topic to banter on week over week.

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1 Response to “FBB kickoff 2006”


  1. 1 markscholz
    September 2, 2006 at 3:05 am

    Has it really been just 241 days since we saw Vince Young waltz into the end zone to deliver Texas a national championship? I will tell you this as a fan whose team is coming off a National Championship…there has been a huge difference this off-season. In the past, I was usually very bummed-out after the end of the College Football season. I love the sport SO much, I just hate when the season ends. It was especially excruciating in the past when you happened to lose your final Bowl game. This year, for the first time ever, there was absolutely NO sorrow, no let down, just a constant state of euphoria. That’s the real “difference” I’ve actually felt after winning a National Championship. Just to brag a little more about the University of Texas, we may never see a dominant overall Sports year like 2005 again! We were Big 12 Champs in: Baseball, Basketball (tied with Kansas), Football, Swimming (Men’s & Women’s), Men’s Tennis, Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field and Softball. What a year.

    Kansas (-21.5) vs. Northwestern State
    That’s a barnburner. Saw an article this summer where Mangino stated that Kansas NOW has a “football program”. I agree and nice to see that KU just inked him to a new 5 year deal – well deserved. I’ll go with the Jayhawks.

    TT (-26.5) vs. SMU
    A little rhyme from the old college days. There once was a girl from SMU, and we knew she liked to…….Well, you get the picture. Tech dominates.

    Texas (-41) vs. The Mean Green
    Mack has a little talk with the UNT Coach prior to the game, apologizing about running up the score to get both QBs quality time in preparing for The Ohio State University. Texas covers.

    Lu-vulle (-22) vs. Kentucky
    The Cards are loaded. And, I saw the Lu-vulle has a commitment from Chris Simms younger brother. Wonder whose initials he has tattooed on HIS ankles? Lu-vulle easily covers.

    Tennessee vs. Cal
    Gotta go with the ole Rocky Top. Can’t wait to watch some of this game.


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