The 15-7-0 Doesn’t Have a Diploma To Burn Even If It Wanted To

October 03, 2011 | Glenn Clark

7 Not-So-Positive Observations…

1. It is probably not a good thing for the Terps that more folks are talking about their former coach than their current team

I will admit that even I got a little sick of seeing my name everywhere this weekend (okay, not really) as the Ralph Friedgen story made the rounds. Our buddy Chris Lombardi made the most obvious joke about the situation on Twitter…

Chris L0mbardi
Ralph Friedgen told that he was burning his MD diploma. Awkward when Glenn asked if he could have it as he doesn’t have one.

It’s both sad AND true.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJCTQ3IYsas[/youtube]

Oh yeah, Maryland played a football game this weekend against Towson at Byrd Stadium. I’d tell you more about it but I’ve (thankfully) already forgotten everything that happened on the field.

2. I haven’t figured out if “collapse” is spelled “R-O-M-O” or “E-A-G-L-E-S

I’ll start in Dallas. I don’t know why the Detroit Lions insist on only playing in the 2nd half, but I guess it’s working so maybe we can’t beat them up that much. It is TOTALLY unfair that they have Calvin Johnson and no one else does…

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQMWT5OEWls[/youtube]

Elsewhere in the NFC East, the Philadelphia Eagles decided to invent a knew way to completely fall apart: have you running back (Ronnie Brown) inexplicably attempt to throw a pass after being stood up at the goal line. WTF???

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMbyFOrfbSo[/youtube]

Seriously, what in GOD’S NAME was that?

3. I’m a LITTLE confused as to what to make of the whole Victor Cruz thing in the New York Giants’ win

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1tokHtcvZo[/youtube]

I do however know that the Arizona Cardinals gave up ENTIRELY too much to acquire Kevin Kolb.

The Cards will complain that they lost the game because of the call. They’ll be wrong, but clearly it didn’t help.

4. Navy might have a legitimate gripe, but Kriss Proctor just needed to walk away after scoring in OT

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSwfpvySDjs[/youtube]

It’s as simple as that. Score the touchdown, walk away. I understand the Mids’ QB was excited because he had authored a THRILLING fourth quarter comeback and had just put his team ahead, but JUST WALK AWAY.

It looks like Air Force will retain the Commander-in-Chief’s trophy this season, which is frustrating to me because my grandfather was a Navy pilot. And because seeing “Meet The Parents” on Bravo this weekend reminded me of how much I love “Goose”, “Maverick” & “Iceman”.

5. I knew I wasn’t buying into the Buffalo Bills for a reason

See how much I know about football! S-M-R-T! I am so smart!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jm-i767J0fc[/youtube]

I heard some analysts say they think the Bills will bounce back from this and be fine. Unlike the doctors in the movie “Catch Me If You Can”, I do NOT concur. They’re done.

6. Until the Indianapolis Colts take the field for Monday Night Football, the Miami Dolphins and Minnesota Vikings can duke it out for “worst team in NFL” honors

The Fins are so bad that even Chad Henne (who is AWFUL) didn’t want to stick around to see them get their asses kicked by the San Diego Chargers…

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKIzFt4BNqw[/youtube]

Everything about the Vikes’ loss to the Kansas City Chiefs was awful, including the fight between Matt Cassel and Todd Haley…

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jo_ULiUn6xY[/youtube]

Well….everything BESIDES Gus Johnson’s call of Dwayne Bowe’s TD catch. That was (of course) freaking awesome…

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beEEQcYCeVw[/youtube]

7. Morgan State would probably like to forget they played North Carolina A&T Saturday

The Bears were pretty much beaten down by the Aggies at Hughes Stadium, but thankfully I was unable to find any video of the proceedings.

So instead, I’ll choose to share this video of a Julio Baptista goal that I found over at Deadspin. It’s pretty great…

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-54DXcOuO8s[/youtube]

And my “oh no” moment of the weekend from outside of football…

“Oh no, there’s no possible way I’m not going to cry when I watch the video of Cooper Stone throwing the first pitch before Rangers-Rays ALDS Game 1

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3c_rlNT_j9A[/youtube]

I’ll admit that I cry during “Rudy”. I’ll admit that I fought back tears at the end of “Warrior.” There will NEVER be a time in my life where I don’t weap when I see this video. There’s nothing more to say here.

Flexing my mic muscles since 1983…

-G

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