Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Riley to Alabama Rumors

Mickey Mantle's Liver pontificates on Mike Riley going Alabama. I personally doubt he will go. He's jumped around alot. But he could use Alabama as a bargaining tool to get a better contract. He is on the lower tier of Pac-10 compensation packages for headcoaches.

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Monday, November 27, 2006

OSU All-Pac-10 Selections-and my opinion

OSU All-Pac-10 Selections

First Team

OL – Jeremy Perry, So., Hau’ula, Hawai’i
(J Perry is a baller, and a deserving first teamer)
RB – Yvenson Bernard, Jr., Boca Raton, Florida
(Y Bernard is also a straight baller, not the most physically gifted but plays with a ton of heart)
SS – Sabby Piscitelli, Sr., Boca Raton, Florida
(Sabby is an above average Safety in the Pac-10, but he has a tendency for over-playing technically and a huge risk taker)

Second Team

WR – Sammie Stroughter, Jr,. Sacramento, California
(Sammie is a straight baller, and if it wasn't for the fact that the Pac-10 is rich in WR thoroughbreds, he would be first team in most conferences. He's only a Jr BTW.)
PR – Sammie Stroughter, Jr., Sacramento, California
(3 TD's, he's the man and only a Jr.)
OL – Kyle DeVan, Jr., Vacaville, California
(Rock Steady baller)
OL – Adam Koets, Sr., Santa Ana, California
(Rock Steady baller too.)
LB – Derrick Doggett, Jr., San Diego, California
(He needs to add 20 lbs of muscle this offseason to be a 1st Rd pick)
PK – Alexis Serna, Jr., Fontana, California
(The hobbit is not getting the love he got last year)

Honorable Mention

OL – Andy Levitre, So., Ben Lomand, California
(Could've been 1st team if he signed with Balco)
QB – Matt Moore, Sr., Valencia, California
(Well deserved)
TE – Joe Newton, Sr., Roseburg, Oregon
(A scrub who deserved nothing, I can't believe he got "Honorable Mention".)
OG – Roy Schuening, Jr., Pendleton, Oregon
DT – Ben Siegert, Sr., Glendale, Arizona
(Showed up in the game with Oregon)
DE – Jeff Van Orsow, Jr., Las Vegas, Nevada
(Immortalized with his knock down of John David Booty's pass)


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Sunday, November 26, 2006

Tsunami in Oahu

The Beavers will need to bring all of their physical advantages against their next opponent-Hawaii. Hawaii barely beat Purdue (8-5), Read More.

Hawaii is a scoring machine, be it against inferior talent. OSU's corners will be severely tested. So will the linebackers. They will need to play a swarming defense to have a chance of slowing down Hawaii. Some key hits and turnovers will help.

But the real key is going to be OSU's offense. They need to keep OSU's defense off the field. They need to eat up the clock with sustained scoring drives. Quick scores will not help because Hawaii can strike fast. Key stat- Yvenson Bernard's carries, if he gets over 30 carries the Beavers should win.

(photo source: AP)


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Saturday, November 25, 2006

"This Team Will Be Remembered"

Mike Riley is right this is one of the best Beaver teams since 2000. Finishing 3rd blew away all analyst expectations. I was really negative on the team when they were 2-3. The WSU loss could have been a win. It was a very frustrating loss. Minus the disappointing loss to UCLA-which the Beavers should've won-UCLA is not better than the Beav's, they won 6 of 7. They beat Arizona and USC-two of the best teams in the pac-10. Want to read more quotes from OSU players? Read More


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Friday, November 24, 2006

Beavers invited to the Sun Bowl

Here's video clip of the Beavers close win. El Paso here we come!


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Beavers squeek by the Ducks 30-28


(photo source: AP)

Way to go Beavers!!!!

The Beavers played with real heart and came back to win 30-28. Alexa Serna hit a 40 yard field goal to win the game. Sammie Straughter made two huge catches to move the Beavers into field goal range, he had catches of 16 and 37 yards on the final drive.

Zero picks from Matt Moore was HUGE. He had some really clutch passes. He was incredible.

Ruben Jackson came up huge with 4 catches for 100 yards.

The defense was good, but the tall Oregon receivers had an advantage against the smaller Beaver db's. Nonetheless, the Beavers defense was tough and physical. The linebackers were so aggressive they were caught out of position thanks to screwy Oregon plays.

The Beavers own the state of Oregon!

Bummer, they didn't cover the fucking spread........

Read The Box Score from ESPN.


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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

48 Hrs to go

Less than that really. I can't wait. I hope the Beaver Nation is loud and proud for this game. Oregon is supposed to be getting a few of the impact players back from injured reserve, and they will be hungry for a win.

The question is whether or not OSU is ready. I expect a high level of intensity. Even if Oregon gets a few talented players back this week, they will still be rusty. Will the Beavers pick it a notch and finish 3rd in the Pac-10? A lot is riding on this game.

I think they will be ready. I like that there are a lot of contributors on the Beavers football team. It gives OSU's opponents less ways to stop them. I expect contributions from all the Beavers this game.....I sound like a coach or something.

The Ducks are still trying to figure out who should start.


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Monday, November 20, 2006

The Duck Hate Page

Much love for this site- Click Here to Check it Out

Go Beavers!


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80's Shoot a Duck video game in Flash

Play the "Duck Hunt"



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Duck joke

Here's a funny Duck joke....


Three women die together in an accident and go to heaven. When they get there, St. Peter says, "We only have one rule here in heaven ... don't step on the ducks."

So they enter heaven, and sure enough, there are ducks all over the place. It is almost impossible not to step on a duck, and although they try their best to avoid them, the first woman accidentally steps on one.

Along comes St. Peter with the ugliest man she ever saw. St. Peter chains them together and says, "Your punishment for stepping on a duck is to spend eternity chained to this ugly man!"

The next day, the second woman accidentally steps on a duck, and along came St. Peter, who doesn't miss a thing, and with him is another extremely ugly man. He chains them together with the same punishment as the first woman.

The third woman has observed all this and, not wanting to be chained for all eternity to an ugly man, is very, VERY careful where she steps. She manages to go months without stepping on any ducks, but one day St. Peter comes up to her with the most handsome man she has ever laid eyes on ... very tall, tan, muscular, and with good hair. St. Peter chains them together without saying a word.

The woman remarks, "I wonder what I did to deserve being chained to you for all of eternity?"

And the guy says, "Well, I don't know what you did, but I stepped on a duck."

Originally Pub'd: The Joke Closet


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Sunday, November 19, 2006

Beavers chop Cardinal wood and build a dam

(Photo source: AP)

OSU beat up on the hapless Stanford Cardinal yesterday 30-7. I don't want to beat my chest over this victory because I'll probably be working for a Stanford grad any day now. Stanford's high IQ couldn't help them in this game. OSU was too physical.

Chris Johnson's amazing catch:

Here are some highlights:

  • OSU finally won a game in which they didn't score first this season.
  • OSU's defense played outstanding-Doggett was a playmaker again.
  • Yvenson Bernard rushed for 168, but should've had 230. Nice to see solid production though.
  • Brandon Powers was the leading receiver with 6 catches and 1 TD-apparently the OSU offensive coordinator saw the same I saw last week-B. Powers is a producer and needs to be fed.
  • Matt Moore did not turn the ball over.

Here are some lowlights:

  • OSU's RED ZONE OFFENSE IS PATHETIC! Serna luckily converted his kicks, but OSU needs to be way more efficient inside the red zone if it wants to beat Oregon and Hawaii.
  • Joe Newton had ZERO catches.

Here's the recap and box score info.

Next Week is the Ducks, and they got pounded by Arizona yesterday. Arizona is probably the second best team in the conference behind USC right now. The Wildcats have a great Defense and defense wins games and championships. Thank god OSU played them earlier in the season and got a win.


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Friday, November 17, 2006

Cardinal preview

I've been away this week on business, but I've been reading up on the opinions about the game tonight.

Game Preview: Stanford Posted by Matt Ciaffoni

ESPN Preview

USA Today

Here's my take, Stanford sucks and they know it. OSU needs to play an aggressive attacking game both on offense and defense. Special teams cannot play as sloppy as they did last week. I consider missed or blocked field goals to be turnovers too. Wheat-Brown is not a major loss for the Beav's, I would be WAY more concerned if B. Powers wasn't playing. That guy just makes plays week in and week out. He was the reason the Beavers posted 7 against UCLA. Why he didn't get the ball the rest of the game is a mystery. He should be fed the ball way more.

If the Beavers can avoid turnovers, and create a few on defense, they should win easily. I think Riley was embarrassed about the UCLA loss. Moore and Newton are two of the most dissappointing players this year. Seniors who have played as much as Moore and Newton should be playing at an above average level. Neither has been dominant this year. OSU fans consider an average performance by Moore to be great because he has set the bar so low in his two years at OSU.

I am looking forward to next year already. It's going to be interesting to see if Sean Canfield steps up and becomes a player. The Gunderson/Moore love fest is going to be great to get rid of too. I say that because Gunderson had an awesome chance to step up and make a name for himself last year and didn't. He was such a pud in the Civil War game it's ridiculous.



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More pics from UCLA


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Monday, November 13, 2006

Inside the Rose Bowl tunnel clip

Inside The Rose Bowl Tunnel - video powered by Metacafe

I am not sure if I mentioned this earlier, but I had like 8 beers and one shot of Casadores Tequila before the start of this game...I missed so many killer photo opps. For example, I had ten opps to take a photo of Joe Newton pouting on the sideline, after he gave 60% effort on a pass his way. Zero selling out. F**king tequila. Next time I won't not take a shot of Tequila with two strange OSU alumns....


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OSU vs UCLA game analysis.....drink more beer

And then watch the film again. It's that depressing. The Beav's could've won this game. Phil and I had bird's eye views of this game(after 5 coors lights), here's a shot on the field pregame.

Riley looked him over a couple times as Phil walked up to him on the field before the game.Phil went out and shook Mike Riley's hand and tried to remind him of who he was. Riley totally pretended he knew him but couldn't remember his name...I am so glad I took this pic. I am deeply depressed I don't have a couple pics of Joe Newton the sideline during the second half...what a head case...more on that later.

This handshake was probably the kiss of death for the Beavers. Phil passed off some mojo from the character building years or something.....

Another pic of the lackluster vibe pregame....the turf sure looked good...

Keenan Lewis pregame....he seemed focused....but the rest of dem Beav's looked lost....

The UCLA cheerleaders are frickin hot...the brunete in the middle was definitely checking me out. I caught her peepin' a couple times.....or I was staring at her and giving her the of the two...

Phil had a few too many and told this ref to have a good game....he promptly called two bulls**t penalties on the Beavers in the first half. He must hate whitey. White jerseys that is....

More too come. If Joe Newton reads this blog, you may not want to read future posts.

My quick take on the game? OSU lacked enthusiam and focus, either Matt Moore can't throw in the middle of the field or OSU's OC is retarded. UCLA took away the outside, and we had no answer up the middle. Bernard is a stud, but is hurting all over. Clinton Polk probably got a chewing out by his position coach for dropping the rock like a donkey. The defense played well except for 5 HUGE mental errors. By the 4th qtr the OSU defense was desperate and it showed. Matt Moore is a pud, and it showed Saturday. After his 2nd fumble, Phil and I heard him talk to himself, he was saying "I never fumble, I never fumble". Phil turned to me and said in a medium volume- "yeah, you only throw interceptions...asshole". The net net is that turnovers were the key to the game.



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Sunday, November 12, 2006

Coming out of the Rose Bowl tunnel

OSU Versus UCLA Clip 2006 - video powered by Metacafe


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I was on the sideline of the OSU vs. UCLA game

Ah yes, as I mentioned before, I had sideline passes for the OSU game this weekend. Mucho thanks to Phil Hammitt for hooking me up. He and I used to play football for OSU back in the character building years. I played tight-end and Phil was my backup. His nickname was and is "Spam", and mine is "Meat". "Spam" was an orginal play off of Phil's last name, but since Phil had to one up me-he came up with "Meat". I will speak no further on this subject...but it is more interesting than the UCLA game yesterday. The Beavers got thumped 25-7 by the cute little Bruins. The score was 13-7 at halftime, with UCLA holding a slim lead. Turnovers played a huge factor in the loss.

Being on the sideline had it's perks. I stood in and among the players the whole game. I was there for pregame and the end(sort of...I had to piss so bad, we left with a few seconds remaining).

Before the game Phil and I decided to chow on some Carne Asade sandwiches from a sub shop in Redondo Beach(sorry can't remember than name). We buried a few beers before heading towards the OSU Alumni tent.

After a few beers the walk to the stadium looked kind scary, so we decided to carry a 12 pack with us...we had to keep the fluids we didn't start to cramp during the game.

The view walking into the ground floor tunnel entrance onto the field of the Rose Bowl. This is still a great stadium and a great field to play on.

This is the a view coming out from the tunnel, OSU is warming up in the visitors endzone. Phil and I mingled. Sadly the Beav's were not fired up for this game for some reason. It was apparent to Phil and I early.

Ok, I am going to post more pics and my comments on the game-which we should have won. I have some issues with some players. I will name names....since no one reads this blog anyway. Some players are serious head cases and are lost in space. Some of it is coaching, and some of it is the players. UCLA was not that good. Worthy of a victory? Yes, but the game could have had a completely different outcome if not for a few key plays.



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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Dump Dorrell (Link)

Dump Dorrell

Looks like UCLA's coach is under some pressure this year. OSU better be psyched about this game. They need to maintain momentum. Moore has a lot to prove in this game, and if he doesn't meltdown he should lead OSU to a victory.

My biggest concern coming into this game is turnovers. If OSU fails to hold on to the ball UCLA could pull the upset.

I strongly recommend that someone on the OSU defense should hit a UCLA player hard early in the game. Crushing hits always make a difference. Just look at the UW,USC,ASU games.


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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Final Comments on ASU....They Suck

Yep that's it. That's my analysis of ASU Sun Devils. Ok, that's a little harsh. They don't actually suck, they have some pretty good players. They just don't play wide receiver.

Since I wasn't in attendance for this game and I had to listen to the internet radio, I didn't get to see the action until the following night on FSN. After watching the tape I'd say the defense played exceptionally well except for the 40 yard TD gallop.

I can't believe the Beavers are 6-3. At 2-3 I thought it was all over. Quite a turnaround, but it's not over.

The USC victory has it's pluses and minuses. So does the 44-10 blowout of ASU. My biggest fear is over-confidence. UCLA is not a push over. Yes they have lost 4 in a row, but that should mean that they are hungry for a victory.

Matt Moore played so poorly last year he has no where to go except upwards.

Injuries are taking a toll on the Beav's, lineman are out, runningbacks are gimpy, and they still have another 4 games left.

BTW- I've got sideline passes for the UCLA game. F**k Yeah!!!


Watch an interview of Mike Riley after the game:


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Saturday, November 04, 2006

OSU completes sweep of Arizona Schools

(Photo source: AP/Rick Bowmer)

The Beavers dominated ASU this afternoon with a 44-10 ass whipping. The rainy weather bothered the Sun Devils all afternoon, they committed 4 turnovers. I will have more comments on the game shortly.

Game Recap and Box Score


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Friday, November 03, 2006

ASU Spun Devils

There has been a few bloggers stating that ASU is going to be tough, and OSU needs to be psyched to compete. Given Riley's history of Sybil- like behavior, there are two teams that could show up.

Team #1- Sloppy, Turnover Prone, Defensively soft, Penalty Prone

Team #2- Aggressive, Efficient, and Consistent Playmaking

I don't care about the weather, except that it should be a problem for ASU. Teams do not like coming to Corvallis, especially teams from Arizona. Those teams are used to sunshine and calm winds. There is no way to reproduce the inclimate environment in a desert.

If OSU acts like Team #1, they could still win. OSU can rebound better in this kind of weather compared to ASU.

If the weather is 60 degrees or below, expect ASU to be uncomfortable. OSU defense needs to deliver some hard hits in the first qtr to set the tone.

I expect Clinton Polk to have a big game. Something in my gut tells me he will overcome nerves and run for serious yards. I think he looks alot like Marcus Allen, but without the ability to switch the ball and straight arm. If he could learn to do that he could be really dangerous.

Go Beav's.


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