Monday, September 29, 2014

Fantasy Football: Back with a win

A win is a win even if it only by two points. My team won 137-135.

How did my moves workout?

I mentined some moves I was making this week. Like the Miami Dolphins did in the past I too gave up Chad Henne for Ryan Tannehill. Tannehill produced 22 points for me. Chad Henne watched a rookie play.

I benched Chris Johnson and of course he produced a respectable 10 points. I moved Sproles to running back and went with Floyd in the flex. Floyd gave me 10 points. I was going to go with  Harry Douglas  but I didn't and Douglas did not place.


Dud of the week from my team DeSean Jackson one point. Cecil Shorts only produced three points thanks to injury. Tom Brady only six points.

This week moves...

Well Tannehill has a bye this week so I have to hope Carson Palmer plays. It looks like Shorts is out this week so I moved Malcolm Floyd to a receiver slot. which means I pull Chris Johnson in the flex spot. Of course it is early in the week..

Thoughts on the End of Baseball Season

Major League Baseball saved some greatness for the final day of the season. The Oakland A's edged out the Seattle Mariners for a wild cart spot, Jordan Zimmerman pitched a no hitter for the Washington Nationals.

No team won 100 games or more and no team lost 100 games. 15 teams had winning records.

Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter the Captain for the New York Yankees calls it a career. His .310 career batting average and 3465 hits make a compelling argument for the Hall of Fame. Add being a 14-time All Star, five World Series Championship,  and World Series MVP and they may want to make some room in Cooperstown.

Paul Konerko

Paul Konerko the Captain for the Chicago White Sox calls it a career too! A six time All Star with a .279 career average and 439 home runs. Might not make it to the Hall of Fame but will be remembered along with other White Sox greats.

Post Season

The Pittsburgh Pirates are in the Wild Card. A beautiful stadium, western Pennsylvania in the Fall, and baseball! That is something to enjoy.The Kansas City Royals are in the Wild Card in the American League it has been a long time for both these teams.

The post season where Spring Training dreams live on for ten teams.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

My Rankings: NCAA Football Rankings after week Five

My shuffles continued this week as FSU received a scare and Texas AM went to overtime. UCLA crushed #11 Arizona State. #15 South Carolina was upset by Missouri 21-20. Stanford topped #18 Washington,

The game of the week #7 Texas AM at #10 Mississippi State.Other games include #1 Alabama at #12 Mississippi, #15 LSU at #4 Auburn, #16 Arizona at #2 Oregon, #19 Stanford at #8 Notre Dame, #3 Oklahoma at #23 TCU, and #25 Ohio State at Maryland might be a surprise game of the week.

A lot of games pitting top 25 teams against each other, a lot of games pitting teams trying to climb back in against ranked teams should make for a great week of college football.

Here are my rankings after week five :

1) Alabama Crimson Tide  (4-0) did not play. The Crimson Tide visit Ole Miss on Saturday.

2) Oregon Ducks (4-0) the Ducks enjoyed a week off. Oregon hosts Arizona on Thursday.

3) Oklahoma Sooners (4-0) did not play. The Sooners visit TCU on Saturday.

4) Auburn Tigers (4-0) beat Louisiana Tech 45-17. The Tigers host LSU on Saturday.

5) Baylor Bears (4-0) cruised past Iowa State 49-28. The Bears visit Texas on Saturday.

6) Florida State University Seminoles (4-0) beat North Carolina State 56-41. The Seminoles entertain Wake Forest on Saturday.

7) Texas AM Aggies (5-0) the Aggies topped Arkansas 35-28 in overtime. The Aggies visit Mississippi State on Saturday.

8) Notre Dame Fighting Irish (4-0) beat Syracuse 31-15. The Irish host Stanford on Saturday.

9) Nebraska Cornhuskers (4-0) crushed Illinois 45-14. The Cornhuskers visit Michigan State on Saturday.

10) Mississippi State Bulldogs (4-0) did not play. The Bulldogs host Texas AM on Saturday.

11) UCLA Bruins (4-0) destroyed Arizona State 62-27. The Bruins entertain Utah on Saturday.

12) Mississippi Rebels (4-0) beat Memphis 24-3. Ole Miss hosts Alabama this week.

13) BYU Cougars (4-0) did not play. The Cougars host Utah State on Saturday.

14) Kansas State Wildcats (3-1) bounced back with a 58-28 win over UTEP.  The Wildcats host Texas Tech on Saturday.

15) LSU Tigers (4-1) crushed New Mexico State 63-7. The Tigers visit #4 Auburn on Saturday.

16) Arizona Wildcats (4-0) did not play. The Wildcats visit Oregon on Thursday.

17) Wisconsin Badgers (3-1) defeated South Florida 27-10. The Badgers visit Northwestern on Saturday.

18) USC Trojans (3-1) crushed Oregon State 35-10. The Trojans visit Arizona State on Saturday.

19) Stanford Cardinal (3-1) topped Washington 20-13. Stanford visits Notre Dame on Saturday.

20) Georgia Bulldogs (3-1) nipped Tennessee 35-32. The Bulldogs host Vanderbilt on Saturday.

21) East Carolina (3-1) did not play. The Pirates host SMU on Saturday.

22) Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (4-0) did not play. The Yellow Jackets host Miami on Saturday.

23) Texas Christian Horned Frogs (3-0) shutout SMU 56-0. TCU hosts Oklahoma on Saturday.

24) Oklahoma State Cowboys (3-1) beat Texas Tech 45-35. The Cowboys host Iowa State on Saturday.

25) Ohio State Buckeyes (3-1) beat Cincinnati 50-28.  The Buckeyes visit Maryland on Saturday.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Into the Wild real ending

Into the Wild is a book and a movie that has been on my radar for a while. I just haven't picked up the book or watched the movie. Jon Krakauer wrote the book about Chris McCandless who gave up the material world to go live out in the wilderness. Chris died and the coroner's report stated his death was probably due to starvation.

In his book Jon had another theory. However, he may have been slightly off and in a recent article in The New Yorker a student may have discovered what really happened. I encourage you to read the article here I found it to be quite fascinating.

Earlier in the week my Mom had posted something about a guy foraging the wilds in Sweden for food. My thought was caution. Where I live there are creatures that can be lethal if you are not careful, insects that can make you itch, and I am sure some plants can do that too! So, I thought it was funny that later in the week I found this article.

The article was such a great read it made me want to read his book even more. The trailer for the movie looks like a grand adventure but the reality of his death was a slow torture.

Here is a 20/20 segment..

Thanks for visiting, I'll be back soon with a new post.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Happy Birthday Will Smith!

Today is Will Smith's birthday. Will Smith has become a star in movies, television, and music.

You may remember this..DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince..

Or maybe "Summertime"

Will Smith quotes..

Here is a list of his top 10 movies..

Happy Birthday Will Smith! Thanks for visiting

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Fantasy Football 2-1 start

I'm playing Fantasy Football again this season. I was awarded a B on my draft.

I romped through the opener 171-112. Week two hello injuries. I won 142-116. However, with Carson Palmer I went with Chad Henne which netted me one point. DeSean Jackson was injured and only managed one point. Jordy Nelson and his 50 point day helped me to victory.

Week three I lost 125-117. I benched Jackson who had the injury and he scored 16 points, higher than any of my other receivers. Palmer was still out and Henne lost me 2 points. Chris Johnson at running back really started to fade.

Well it is a new week. I have replaced Henne with Ryan Tannehill. Hopefully Carson Palmer returns after his bye week.

Here is a highlight for Henne when he played for the Miami Dolphins:

I will probably bench Johnson this week and move Sproles from the flex position and start either Floyd or Douglas in the flex. Fell from first to third last week so I am trying to bounce back.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Happy Birthday to The Boss

When I was visiting my friend at Jazz Fest he gave me a hard time for not coming back to see Bruce Springsteen. An artist I have never seen in concert. The truth behold I would have loved to gone to Jazz Fest for more than one day this year. My friend insists Bruce would have blown me away in concert. However, I had work and family commitments  that created scheduling impossibilities. Not a curse a blessing. No job, no family isn't great either.

However, Springsteen has never been a must see act to me. I enjoy his music in small doses. He is a great songwriter, has a loyal following, and in rock music is a living legend. Not taking away from him. In fact today I am celebrating his birthday!

As you would expect..

He is creative enough to cover the unexpected..

His song..

Happy Birthday to the Boss! What's your favorite Bruce song?

Monday, September 22, 2014

Underrated Treasures Blogfest

Today I am joining in Alex J. Cavanaugh's Underrated Treasures Blogfest which I stumbled upon this morning.

Here is how this fest works:

Everyone has a favorite movie or band that no one else has ever heard about. For whatever reason, they remain undiscovered and underrated. Now is your chance to tell the world about this obscure treasure! 

Today, September 22, post about your favorite unknown –


Post about one or all four – dealer’s choice! 

Here is a link to Alex's blog if you would like to sign up and blog along.

I will do two of the four categories Band/Artist and Book.



More than likely I have blogged about this book before in the archives of this blog. This is the book which hooked me on the whole series, it is book one of five adventure filled mystery books. I am drawn to these tropical adventure style books from Hemingway, Peter Benchley, Jimmy Buffett and now Bob Morris. The adventure starts after the main character is released from prison in Florida and as one could guess it travels to the Bahamas. Murder, revenge, adventure,mystery and tropical locations it is all in this novel Bahamarama by Bob Morris.


So many and artists I could choose for this one. However, I will go with Billy Thompson who was a local artist living close to where I used to live. He had moved from California. The first time I heard him at a jam. My friend told me to check him out. I am blessed to have so many friends who can tell me who to check out musically. He didn't really grab me at the jam. However, he grabbed me the second time I heard him.

Here he is on stage with Billy Payne of Little Feat...

Billy Thompson on stage with Bill Payne

 I didn't know how good he was until I found out he played with Bill Payne a co-fonder of Little Feat and some of the finest side musicians in the business like Mike Finnegan. When I discovered how much talent was when I saw him playing solo in this bookstore/bar.

Billy Thompson in concert

Don't take my word for it listen to the music...

Here is a song called "Better Man"

Here he is doing some solo music...

If you like his music find out more at his website  order his music, see if he is coming to your town, and share it with your friends. I'm looking forward to discovering some music that is new to me, so TV shows to watch for, movies I need to catch and books I should read through this blogfest.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

My Rankings: NCAA Football Rankings after week Four

Mississippi State upset #8 LSU, Indiana stunned #15 Missouri, East Carolina stopped North Carolina, and Iowa topped Pittsburgh. Teams 21-25 are all new this week.

The shuffle was in full effect this week resulting in Alabama being number one, followed by the Aggies, Ducks, Sooners and Seminoles. The Mississippi State Bulldogs jumped up to #10.

Key games this week include #5 Florida State at undefeated North Carolina State, #13 UCLA visits #23 Arizona State on Thursday night, Missouri coming off their first loss visit #15 South Carolina, and #18 Washington entertains Stanford on Saturday,

Here are my rankings after week four :

1) Alabama Crimson Tide  (4-0) rolled over Florida 42-21. The Crimson Tide will enjoy a week off.

2) Texas AM Aggies (4-0) crushed SMU 58-6. The Aggies host Arkansas on Saturday.

3) Oregon Ducks (4-0) topped Washington State 38-31. The Ducks enjoy a week off.

4) Oklahoma Sooners (4-0) beat West Virginia 45-33. The Sooners enjoy a week off.

5) Florida State University Seminoles (3-0) nipped Clemson 23-17 in overtime. FSU played without their quarterback, still the Seminoles haven't played like a number one team. The Seminoles visit North Carolina State on Saturday.

6) Auburn Tigers (3-0) topped Kansas State 20-14. The Tigers take on Louisiana Tech on Saturday.

7) Baylor Bears (3-0) did not play. The Bears visit Iowa State on Saturday.

8) Notre Dame Fighting Irish (3-0) did not play. The Irish visit Syracuse on Saturday.

9) Nebraska Cornhuskers (4-0) stopped Miami 41-31. The Cornhuskers host Illinois on Saturday.

10) Mississippi State Bulldogs (4-0) stunned LSU 34-29. The Bulldogs enjoy a week off.

11) Arizona State Wildcats (3-0) topped California 49-45. The Wildcats enjoy a week off. 

12) Mississippi Rebels (3-0) did not play. Ole Miss hosts Memphis this week.

13) UCLA Bruins (3-0) did not play. The Bruins visit Arizona State on Thursday.

14) BYU Cougars (4-0) defeated Virginia 41-33. The Cougars enjoy a week off.

15) South Carolina Gamecocks (3-1) beat Vanderbilt 48-34. The Gamecocks host Missouri on Saturday nipped Georgia 38-35.

16) Kansas State Wildcats (2-1) lost to Auburn 20-14. The Wildcats host UTEP on Saturday.

17) LSU Tigers (3-1) lost to Mississippi State 34-29.  The Tigers host New Mexico State on Saturday.

18) Washington Huskies (4-0) routed Georgia State 45-14. The Huskies host Stanford on Saturday.

19) Wisconsin Badgers (2-1) crushed Bowling Green 68-17. The Badgers host South Florida on Saturday.

20) Georgia Bulldogs (2-1) took out their angst against Troy 66-0. The Bulldogs host Tennessee on Saturday.

21) East Carolina (3-1) crushed North Carolina 70-41. The Pirates enjoy a week off.

22) Duke Blue Devils (4-0) whipped Tulane 47-13. The Blue Devils visit Miami on Saturday.

23) Arizona State Sun Devils (3-0) did not play. The Sun Devils host UCLA on Thursday.

24) Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (4-0) topped Virginia Tech 27-24. The Yellow Jackets enjoy a week off.

25) Oregon State Beavers (3-0) defeated San Diego State 28-7.The Beavers visit USC on Saturday.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Changing it Up!

Thanks for stopping in to check out my blog. I changed the layout of my blog mostly because of some comments I have received that from time to time some of my posts were hard to read due to the background color and the text which was supposed to be white on black being black on white.

I wasn't opposed to the change because everything changes. I'm not some Gothic blogger so adding color was that bad of an idea. I will probably make a few minor tweaks from time to time just to freshen up the look of he place. See if you can spot them when they happen.

Anyway nothing new to report just making some changes so stay tuned!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Battle of the Bands 5: Babe, I'm Going to Leave You

I'm back for my fifth installment of Battle of the Bands. Here is how it works:

Listen to the song clips in the blog post. In the comment section vote for the one you like the best. Feel free to explain why you voted the way you did. The battles take place on the first and 15th and winners will be announced on the 7th and 21st. I will normally post the winner in the comments. Of course have fun and enjoy!

If you are still looking for more musical fun after you vote, you can check out these sites for more battles:

I am changing it up this time will have five choices. Originally I was just going to limit myself to Pink versus Miley Cyrus. I figured everyone who entered would think I lost my mind or wondered what the heck I was on if  I did that. However, I am curious what you think of  the covers.

I wanted to get Joan Baez singing "Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You" written by Anne Bredon since it is considered the original version but I can't find it on youtube! 

I added The Plebs version because the arrangement is different. Also I noticed looking at the 45 in the video,  they didn't credit Anne Bredon just like Zeppelin didn't do at first...

Here is The Association doing there version of the song...

Here is Miley Cyrus performing this classic song...

Pink rocks out to this song...

Obviously Pink and Miley pulled from Led Zeppelin's version..

Ironic Battle Number 5 and I share 5 songs. There it is, enjoy, vote and comment. Please visit the others and do the same. If you are doing your own battle let me know as well!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

My Rankings after Week Three: College Football Rankings

South Carolina upset #5 Georgia 38-35. #10 USC fell to Boston College in a surprise. #15 Louisville and #16 Virginia Tech both fell. Upsets happened teams are waiting to get in!

FSU needs to wake up this weekend against Clemson. #2 Alabama hosts an undefeated Florida. #5 Oklahoma visits West Virginia in another big game. #6 Auburn visits #16 Kansas State. #17 Mississippi State visits #8 LSU. #19 UNC will get tested against East Carolina. #24 Virginia at #14 BYU is an important game for both teams.

 Here are my rankings after week three :

1) Florida State University Seminoles (2-0) did not play. FSU defeated The Citadel 37-12. FSU will host Clemson in a key ACC Game on Saturday.

2) Alabama Crimson Tide  (3-0) continued to roll with a 52-12 thrashing of Southern Miss. Alabama hosts Florida on Saturday.

3) Oregon Ducks (3-0) crushed Wyoming as expected 48-14. The Ducks visit Washington State on Saturday.

4) Texas AM Aggies (3-0) whipped Rice 38-10. The Aggies visit SMU on Saturday.

5) Oklahoma Sooners (3-0) looked strong in a 34-10 win over Tennessee. The Sooners visit West Virginia on Saturday.

6) Auburn Tigers (2-0) did not play. The Tigers get back in action by visiting Kansas State on Thursday.

7) Baylor Bears (3-0) smeared Buffalo 63-21. The Bears enjoy a week off.

8) LSU Tigers (3-0) shutout Louisiana-Monroe 31-0. After two shutouts in a row the Tigers entertain Mississippi State on Saturday.

9) Notre Dame Fighting Irish (3-0) cruised past Purdue 30-14. The Irish enjoy a week off.

10) Arizona State Wildcats (3-0) beat Colorado 38-24. The Wildcats enjoy a week off. 

11) Mississippi Rebels (3-0) rolled past Louisiana 56-15. Ole Miss gets a week to rest.

12) UCLA Bruins (3-0) topped Texas 20-17. The Bruins have a week off.

13) Nebraska Corhnuskers (3-0) turned it up against Fresno State 55-19. The Cornhuskers host Miami on Saturday.

14) BYU Cougars (3-0) topped Houston 33-25. The Cougars host Virginia on Saturday.

15) Missouri Tigers (3-0) dominated Central Florida 38-10. The Tigers host Indiana on Saturday.

16) Kansas State Wildcats (2-0) did not play. The Wildcats host #6 Auburn on Thursday.

17) Mississippi State Bulldogs (3-0) beat South Alabama 35-3. The Bulldogs visit #8 LSU on Saturday.

18) Wisconsin Badgers (1-1) did not play. The Badgers host Bowling Green on Saturday.

19) North Carolina Tar Heels (2-0) did not play. The Tar Heels visit East Carolina on Saturday.

20) South Carolina Gamecocks (2-1) nipped Georgia 38-35.  The Gamecocks visit Vanderbilt on Saturday.

21) Washington Huskies (3-0) routed Illinois 44-19. The Huskies host Georgia State on Saturday.

22) Pittsburgh Panthers (3-0) defeated Florida International 42-25. Victory over Boston College looks more impressive. The Panthers host Iowa on Saturday.

23) Georgia Bulldogs (1-1) lost to South Carolina 38-35. The Bulldogs regroup against Troy on Saturday.

24) Virginia Cavaliers (2-1) upset Louisville 23-21. The Cavs visit BYU on Saturday their third ranked opponent of the season.

25) Northern Illinois Huskies (3-0) defeated UNLV 48-34. The Huskies visit  Arkansas on Saturday.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Willie Nelson

Seeing Willie Nelson in concert would be cool, seeing the country legend in a club setting would be unreal. Tonight some lucky fans in Washington, D.C. well get to see Willie Nelson perform at the 9:30 Club. I wrote a preview article at Examiner which you can read here. It was featured at Examiner which was nice. Fans may want to check out the slideshow and video about him getting inducted into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame.

Of course my blog will include more music since that is how  I roll. This is one of my daughters favorites the classic "On The Road Again"

Opening on this tour is his Willie's son Lukas Nelson. Here is a video of him performing..

This is one of my favorite Willie Nelson songs ...

What's your favorite Willie Nelson song? Ever seen him concert? Would you want to see him perform in a club?

Hope you enjoyed! Thanks for visiting and I will be back soon!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams is performing at a sold out 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the release of his self titled album being released on Tuesday. I wrote a preview article for this show on examiner. If you are a fan I did include a small slide show with the article.

Here is the fist single from the new album "Gimme Something Good"

A few years back I was able to review his show at The Strathmore just outside of Washington in Bethesda, Maryland for The Maryland Theatre guide. You can read what I thought about Ryan's show here. You can take a gander of what else I have been writing at the Examiner here.

However, tonight at the 9:30 Club it is Ryan Adams and here is another song "Jacksonville Skyline"

Thanks for stopping in, I will be back with a new post soon but my day job is calling.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

My Ranking NCAA Football Rankings after Week Two

It is quite possible team 3 through 6 have outplayed my top two teams so far this season.
The shocker of the week was then #8 Ohio State falling to Virginia Tech at home. USC topped Stanford in a vital PAC-12 game. Games to watch this weekend include undefeated Tennessee at #4 Oklahoma. The #5 Georgia Bulldogs visit rival South Carolina. An undefeated Illinois team takes on #25 Washington who has barely won each game this season. Here are my rankings after week two:

1) Florida State University Seminoles (2-0) defeated The Citadel 37-12. FSU will have a week off before meeting Clemson.

2) Alabama Crimson Tide (2-0) could only be stopped by the weather. The Tide rolled to a 41-0 weather shortened victory over Florida Atlantic. Alabama will host Southern Miss on Saturday.

3) Oregon Ducks (2-0) cruised past Michigan State 46-27. The Ducks host Wyoming on Saturday.

4) Oklahoma Sooners (2-0) rolled past Tulsa 52-7. The Sooners host Tennessee on Saturday.

5) Georgia Bulldogs (1-0) did not play. Georgia will South Carolina Gamecocks.

6) Texas A&M Aggies (2-0) destroyed Lamar 73-3. The Aggies host Rice on Saturday.

7) Auburn Tigers (2-0) crushed San Jose State 59-13. The Tigers will enjoy a week off.

8) Baylor Bears (2-0) smashed Northwestern State 70-6. The Bears visit Buffalo on Friday.

9) LSU Tigers (2-0) shutout Sam Houston 56-0. The Tigers host Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday.

10) USC Trojans (2-0) topped Stanford 13-10. The Trojans visit Boston College on Saturday.

 11) Notre Dame Fighting Irish (2-0) blanked Michigan 31-0. The Fighting Irish host Purdue on Saturday.

12) Arizona State Wildcats (2-0) whipped New Mexico 58-23. This week the Sun Devils visit Colorado on Saturday.

13) Mississippi Rebels (2-0) crushed Vandy 41-3. Ole Miss entertains Louisiana on Saturday.

14) UCLA Bruins (2-0) topped Memphis 42-35. The Bruins visit Texas on Saturday.

15) Louisville Cardinals (2-0) blasted Murray State 66-21. The Cardinals will visit Virginia on Saturday.

16) Virginia Tech (2-0) upset Ohio State 35-21. The Hokies host East Carolina on Saturday.

17) Stanford Cardinal (1-1) lost to USC 13-10. The Cardinal will try to regroup against Army on Saturday.

18) Nebraska Corhnuskers (2-0) nipped McNeese State 31-24. The Cornhuskers visit Fresno State on Saturday.

19) North Carolina Tar Heels (2-0) held off San Diego State 31-27. The Tar Heels have a week off.

20) Kansas State Wildcats (2-0) edged Iowa State 32-28. Enjoy a week off.

21) Missouri Tigers (2-0) easily defeated Toledo 49-24. The Tigers host Central Florida on Saturday.

22) BYU Cougars (2-0) crushed Texas 41-7. Brigham Young host Houston Thursday on a short week.

23) Wisconsin Badgers (1-1) rebounded against Western Illinois 37-3. Enjoy a week off.

24) Northern Illinois Huskies (2-0) defeated Northwestern 23-15. The Huskies visit UNLV on Saturday.

25) Washington Huskies (2-0) outscored Eastern Washington 59-52. The Huskies host Illinois on Saturday.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

R.I.P Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers known as a comedian, actress,and talk show host passed away today September 4, 2014 at the age of 81 from complications from throat cancer. Born in Brooklyn, Rivers passed away in New York City. Her career took her around the world but she was born and died in New York.

Here is the news report of her passing from CNN...

Earlier she returned to the Tonight Show...

Wanting to celebrate her life and her legacy. Here is a classic monologue..

May she rest in peace...

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

My Rankings: NCAA Football After Week One

Last week their were surprises like Texas A&M crushing South Carolina. LSU had to rally to beat Wisconsin. The rankings were shuffled to start week two! Newcomers include Mississippi, Louisville and Temple. Key games this week #10 Michigan State at #3 Oregon, and #13 USC at #9 Stanford.

Here are this week's rankings:

1) Florida State University Seminoles (1-0) FSU was tested in week one by Oklahoma State. The Seminoles won 37-31. This week they host the Citadel  which should let FSU work out their kinks.

2) Alabama Crimson Tide (1-0) Alabama held off the West Virginia Mountaineers 33- 23. Bama returns home to face Florida Atlantic on Saturday and should roll all day long.

3) Oregon Ducks (1-0) crushed South Dakota 62-13. The competition gets tougher when the Ducks host Michigan State.

4) Oklahoma Sooners (1-0) rolled past Louisiana Tech 48-16. This week the Sooners visit Tulsa on Saturday.

5) Georgia Bulldogs (1-0) looked impressive with their 45-21 win over Clemson. The Dawgs have a week off before visiting the Gamecocks.

6) Texas A&M Aggies (1-0) crushed South Carolina 52-28. Their success should continue against Lamar on Saturday.

7) Auburn Tigers (1-0) enjoyed a 45-21 victory over Arkansas. The Tigers host San Jose State on Saturday.

8) Ohio State Buckeyes (1-0) defeated Navy 34-17. The Buckeyes host Virginia Tech on Saturday.

9) Stanford Cardinal (1-0) dominated UC-Davis 45-0. Things get tougher as they host USC on Saturday.

10) Michigan State Spartans (1-0) walloped Jacksonville State 45-7. The Spartans visit Oregon on Saturday.

11) Baylor Bears (1-0) blanked SMU 45-0. The Bears host Northwestern State on Saturday.

12) LSU Tigers (1-0) rallied past Wisconsin 28-24. The Tigers host Sam Houston on Saturday.

13) USC Trojans (1-0) crushed Fresno State 52-13. USC visits Stanford in key PAC-12 game on Saturday.

14) UCLA Bruins (1-0) defeated Virginia 28-20. The Bruins host Memphis on Saturday.

15) Notre Dame Fighting Irish (1-0) were dominant against Rice with a 48-17 victory. They host the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday.

16) Arizona State Wildcats (1-0) bested Weber State 45-14. This week visit New Mexico on Saturday.

17) Nebraska Corhnuskers (1-0) whipped Florida Atlantic 55-7. Huskers host McNeese State on Saturday.

18) Mississippi Rebels (1-0) defeated Boise State 35-13 in their opener. Ole Miss opens SEC play Saturday at Vanderbilt.

19) North Carolina Tar Heels (1-0) defeated Liberty 56-29. UNC hosts San Diego State on Saturday.

20) Louisville Cardinals (1-0) started ACC play on Monday with a 31-13 victory over Miami. On a short week they host Murray State on Saturday.

21) Texas Longhorns (1-0) opened the season with a 38-7 victory over North Texas. The Longhorns host BYU on Saturday.

22) Washington Huskies (1-0) survived Hawaii 17-16. The Huskies looks to regroup against Eastern Washington on Saturday.

23) Kansas State Wildcats (1-0) cruised past Stephen F. Austin 55-16. The Wildcats will visit Iowa State on Saturday.

24) Missouri Tigers (1-0) opened the season with a 38-18 victory over South Dakota State. The Tigers visit Toledo on Saturday.

25) Temple Owls (1-0) defeated Vanderbilt 37-7 which I am ranking them this week. The Owls host Navy on Saturday.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Battle of the Bands #4: Creep

I'm back for my forth installment of Battle of the Bands. This time I will try to do a better job of audio quality. Anyway here is how it works:

Listen to the song clips in the blog post. In the comment section vote for the one you like the best. Feel free to explain why you voted the way you did. The battles take place on the first and 15th and winners will be announced on the 7th and 21st. I will normally post the winner in the comments. Of course have fun and enjoy!

If you are still looking for more musical fun after you vote, you can check out these sites for more battles:

Please visit them and vote! I visited them all but I was very bad at the voting last round. My apologies my three ring circus called life had me very busy away from the blog world.

Today's song is "Creep" by Radiohead. I wanted to put Prince's version on here but any live songs of him last about 30 seconds on youtube which is a shame. Anyway today I will pit Tori Amos against Moby with the song. Here is Tori Amos doing it live a couple of weeks ago..

Here is Moby's cover of "Creep."

Not in the competition but for a point of reference. Here is Radiohead performing the song...

Enjoy, vote, comment, and have fun! Thanks for stopping in and I will have a new post soon!