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The Untold Story of Easter

Peeps, the UnbelieversSo, this is about a day late, but I didn’t come up with the idea until late last night and needed some time today to flesh it out. What follows is the “The Untold Story of Easter” as excerpted from the Gospel of the Voice (“Matthew 2:11,” if you will). I’m probably going to hell for this, but hopefully I’ll make some people laugh along the way. Happy belated Easter, everyone!

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From the beginning of time, there were two groups of people on Earth who were embroiled in a bitter and fierce clash of beliefs. On one side there were the Catholics, believers in God and followers of His son, Jesus. On the other side were those known as the Peeps, believers in the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and followers of his apostle on this planet, the Michelin Man.

Now, God was not pleased to look down to Earth and see this divide in beliefs amongst the people who He had created. He was very disappointed that those whom he had created from nothing would not have faith and believe in Him. He figured these Peeps must simply be lost and misinformed. So, in an attempt to reward the Catholics who believed in him, and also in an attempt to lure others into the Catholic movement, God created a rabbit by the name of Peter Cottontail. Now, Peter was certainly no ordinary rabbit. Rather, the eggs which Peter laid were the most exquisite of treats. Nay, the eggs which Peter laid were of the chocolate variety, and in addition were filled with the most incredible sugary treat known to man. Henceforth the eggs which Peter laid would be known as the Cadbury Creme Egg.

Said God to Peter after his creation: “Go forth, my rabbit son. Go forth and disperse the eggs which come from your loins. Let all my children, Catholics and Peeps alike, enjoy their great, sugary, creamy, chocolatey goodness.”

And so Peter Cottontail did go forth and disperse the Cadbury Creme Eggs to the people. And so the people ate them. And they were good. And so, all the land rejoiced, at least for the moment.

However, it seems that the Peeps did not approve of the Cadbury Creme Eggs. Following the Doctrine of the Stay Puft Man, the Peeps felt that all treats to be enjoyed by man must belong to the marshmallow family of snacks. Thus, they did not take kindly to Peter Cottontail’s distribution of the Cadbury Creme Eggs and took it upon themselves to make things miserable for Peter on his trips through their villages. From high in the trees, the Peeps pelted Peter with handfuls of stale (and thus hardened) mini-marshmallows. In their front yards, they loaded catapults full of flaming marshmallows and hurled them at the poor rabbit as he made his way through the streets. Peter Cottontail faced an immense and seemingly insufferable amount of persecution, all for bringing the good of liquid sugar encased in chocolate to the people. But Peter fought through the persecution and continued to do the work of God.

Said Peter in a letter to the Michelin Man: “All I seek to do is the work of God. He hath charged me to distribute the eggs from my loins to all the people of His Earth. He wishes that they all enjoy the sugary, creamy, chocolatey goodness which the Cadbury Creme Eggs possess, and through enjoying it come to believe in Him. I mean you no harm, and seek only to spread the eggs and the word of God. Please, good sir, call your people away from their persecution of me.”

But, the Michelin Man and the Peeps were unmoved by the words of Peter Cottontail. They continued to persecute and hassle the rabbit as he made his rounds through the villages with the chocolate eggs. Then one day, things turned for the worse. The Peeps formed an angry mob, and when unsuspecting Peter came down the street, they ambushed him and took him into custody. Within a matter of days, the Peeps had decided that Cottontail must be put to death. Thus, the Peeps crucified Peter Cottontail, driving their marshmallow-roasting sticks through each of his four paws and suspending him over the fire of their annual Great Marshmallow Roast. And it was there that Peter Cottontail was left to die, while below him the Peeps enjoyed a feast of s’mores and mini-marshmallows.

Over time, Cottontail had developed a loyal following of Catholics (and it is believed some Peeps, as well) who appreciated his efforts to carry out the work of God and his attempts to help unite the divided groups of people. These followers of Peter were greatly saddened by his capture and made several attempts to free him from the custody of the Peeps. However, each time Peter requested that they leave him be, for he was brave enough to face whatever they would do to him. And on that fateful day of his death, as chocolate poured from his wounds and into the fire, Peter re-assured his followers: “Do not worry, my friends. Do not shed a tear. Do not mourn my death. Fear not for my soul, for one day I shall be resurrected.” And with those words, Peter bowed his head one final time and gave himself to the Great Beyond.

Watching from above, God was not amused by this crucifixion of Peter Cottontail, the rabbit whom He had put on Earth to unite the people who He had created. Thus, with their actions, the Peeps had thoroughly tested and pushed past the limits of God’s patience, and it was determined that they would face the wrath of a now angry and vengeful God. So, as he rained down fire and brimstone from above, God saw to it that all the ungrateful, non-believing (and in fact, evil) Peeps were transformed into colorful, tasty, animal-shaped lumps of marshmallow; the very substance they had worshipped.

Once this transformation was complete, god set about on his next creation: the microwave oven. In only a day or two, his microwave designs were complete, and it was decreed that all Peeps should be condemned to an eternity of being exploded inside these new microwave ovens. And thus, the unbelieving Peeps were vanquished, and the work of God was done. And thus, all the people rejoiced, and all was right with the world.

So it is that every year at this time we gather with friends and family and distribute amongst them the Cadbury Creme Eggs, celebrating and imitating the mission of Peter Cottontail, in hopes that some day his spirit will be resurrected and he will return to give God’s sweets to all His people once again.

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A Note From the Editor

So, it has become painfully obvious that I do not have the time to be a full-scale blogger. I’m simply not into writing shorter, everyday peices. Rather, I’m much more comfortable writing more expansive feature articles (i.e. the Northford retrospective from a month ago) on a less often basis. In addition, I’ve really struggled to find my niche in the blogosphere. My articles are kind of all over the place, with no real order to the madness. As such, the blog is going to continue, but not in the form it was before.

For now, I’ve begun to write for the fine folks over at the WQAQ Sports blog (a subsidiary of the Sports Department of Quinnipiac’s student-run FM radio station, WQAQ). I’m hoping to write stuff for them on a weekly (or close to weekly) basis, and I’ll be posting those articles here as well (but be sure to head on over and check out them and their fine writing).

Eventually, when I come up with an idea, I’m going to do some sort of weekly column on my own for my own blog as well. It will probably be college sports-oriented, but I’m really not sure where to go. It’s tough to write stuff of the quality that I would like to write when you aren’t able to get out and cover games and interview people. I guess I need to come up with something interesting to write about from the fan’s perspective.

I just know that I don’t have the time or energy to blog on a daily or even every-other-day basis and be a student and have a job at the same time. “The Voice of (un)Reason” was a fun project for the winter break, but I think now it is going to have to become more of a place to showcase my more involved writing when I have an opportunity to do it. Or maybe I’m just lazy… or uninspired… either way…

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Skiing Naked to Deliver the Mail

Rewarding unReasonable Actions EverywhereThere comes a point in every person’s life when they realize that things can be far more interesting without clothes than they are with them. Whether it is streaking, fornicating, creeping out the neighbors, exercising, or just sitting around the house in their underwear (or less), a lack of proper clothing holds a strange position of intrigue in our society. This week is no different. On Wednesday, Rainer Schoenfelder of Austria took to the hills in his birthday suit for a nude ski run. Schoenfelder partook in the streaking slalom (find me a better example of alliteration, I dare you) to settle a bet with his physiotherapist. For his actions, It looked like this, only without all the clothes.Rainer Shoenfelder is this week’s unReason of the Week Award in the field of sports. I don’t really have a rant on this one, and I don’t even necessarily disagree with what happened, but you try to tell me with a straight face that you heard of something more ridiculous this week in the world of sports (and if you cite the David Beckham contract with MLS, I WILL punch you in the neck).

Every Sunday or, in this case, Monday (I wanted to give the post about Northford some more time at the top of the blog), “The Voice of (un)Reason” presents two unReason of the Week Awards, one each in the field of sports and news. These awards honor the most ridiculous, inane, or downright stupid things we found over the course of the previous week. Now, on to the news award:

Drop a letter off today… they’ll make sure it gets there by about 2063.This week’s unReason of the Week Award in the field of news goes to the United States Post Office for FINALLY delivering a letter that was postmarked in 1954 (this story was originally linked to in Tuesday’s recap of the BCS National Championship game). Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor nuclear holocaust, etc, etc, etc. Yeah, sure. The ridiculous thing is that an event like this allows the post office to spout their propaganda, and make themselves look good when they own up to the mistake and still deliver the mail some 50-plus years later. What if this had been some important document in the ’50s?  What if somebody’s financial well-being hung on that piece of mail being delivered in a timely manner? Yes, it is nice that they delivered it, but really, who else but the government could do something 50 years late and still make themselves look good for doing it?

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After Nine Years, the Final Curtain Falls on Northford

THE Northford Ice Pavilion

If you ever find yourself driving north on I-91 in southern Connecticut, be sure to make a stop off at exit 11 (exit 12 if you’re headed southbound). Follow Route 22 East for a few miles, cross over the railroad tracks, and soon you’ll find yourself in a place where blue and gold once reigned supreme. Tucked back away from the road, sharing a driveway with Honeywell Factory is the Northford Ice Pavilion, the community rink which served as the home of Quinnipiac University Ice Hockey for the past eight-and-a-half seasons.

The Northford Ice Pavilion was a kind of strange place. It was the building where a community that normally shuns the university came to embrace the school and it’s hockey players. Game night in North Branford was an event. For the locals, it was a chance to see Division I hockey right in their own back yard. For the students, it was a chance to get dressed up, go out, see and be seen before heading for the club scene in New Haven on a Friday or Saturday night. For the fine folks on the Northford Ice Pavilion staff, it was a chance for their building to be the centerpiece for a weekend of fine entertainment.

Another Bobcats goal.The rink itself was the quality of a high school rink (and probably worse than some high school rinks). The bleachers are only on one side of the ice. The visiting and official’s locker rooms were little more than rooms with benches around the edges. The Quinnipiac locker rooms were only marginally better. The bathrooms were a disaster, and after a day full of hockey, the locker room side of the ice had a very… distinct… smell to it. But at the end of the day, the food was good, the hockey was good, and the place was home.

Nowhere did the clashing characteristics of less-than-ideal facilities and a home-ish feeling show through more than the press box. The Northford Ice Pavilion press box had only four windows over most of the length of the ice, which meant that over half of the box came with an obstructed view. Yet, the press box was one of the most spacious in our league, and I certainly can’t complain much about the center-ice window that has served as my perch over the last two seasons. Was it a little awkward and cramped at times? Sure. But at the same time, it was home.

Celebrations happened more often than sorrow at the NIP.Northford was certainly kind enough to the Quinnipiac Men’s Hockey team. After defeated Brown 5-1 on Friday night in their final game in the building, the Bobcats all-time record at Northford stood at 89 wins, 15 losses, and 10 ties. Not too shabby. It was incredible to watch what Northford did to big-time hockey programs that came in. They simply had no idea what to do in the building, they had never seen anything like it. Cornell and Colgate came into town on the same weekend earlier this season, both among the favorites of the ECAC. Both left with losses. Last season, Dartmouth came to visit as our second-ever ECAC opponent, in our first weekend of league play. They left with a loss. The Northford Ice Pavilion was a place where giants fell, and the building saw more than its share of great hockey action over the nine years Quinnipiac called it home. Whether it was Mercyhurst in an Atlantic Hockey rivalry, Bentley or American International in games that almost always got a bit feisty, Connecticut in a Heroes Hat game, or an ECAC school that found itself in over its head (Quinnipiac finished 8-1-1 in Northford against the ECAC), the NIP was the place to be on weekends from October to March.

For me personally, the Northford Ice Pavilion covered the whole range of emotions. There were the joys, fist-pumps, and high fives of victory (which we were lucky enough to experience on a regular basis). There were the head-hangings, the empty feelings, and the eerily silent locker rooms of defeat (which while we didn’t experience often, still stung). I have laughed in the Northford Ice Pavilion. I have been proud in the Northford Ice Pavilion. I have been angry as all hell in the Northford Ice Pavilion. I’m not even afraid to admit that I have cried in the Northford Ice Pavilion. It has been one wild ride in the place that we’ve called home.

Another packed house at Northford.So, if you find yourself in southern Connecticut, make sure to take the trip over to the little community rink in North Branford. The first thing you need to do when you walk in is head to the concession stand and order yourself a bacon cheeseburger, fries, and a large hot chocolate. By the time you finish the food, the hot chocolate will have cooled to a drinkable temperature (the stuff is just about on fire when they give it to you), and it will be more than worth it. The whole thing won’t cost you more than seven bucks. Next, head inside the right-most of the two rinks (the “red” rink, closest to the concession stand). Grab yourself a seat on the metal bleachers, and soak in whatever practice or game is taking place on the ice, no matter the level of play.

Then, imagine the building stuffed to the gills with 2000-plus spectators (even though the bleachers only old about 1000). The fire code will tell you only 1750 can be in there at a time, but anyone who was there for a big game knows we fit in more. Imagine the people standing four and five deep in the areas behind the nets between the bleachers and the team benches on the opposite side of the ice. Imagine a visiting team so rattled by the feeling in the rink that they quite simply had lost the game before they ever stepped on the ice. Imagine a crowd that is so close to the ice and so loud that the very ice of the rink is shaking. Imagine the coming together of a university and it’s community, if only for three hours. That is the atmosphere that made the Northford Ice Pavilion the place to be. That is the atmosphere that neither the Northford Ice Pavilion nor Quinnipiac Hockey will be able to re-create separately. That is the atmosphere I will always remember.

On January 28th, Quinnipiac Men’s Hockey will open a new era when they play their first game at the brand new, sparkling, multi-million-dollar TD BankNorth Sports Center. The new building will feel a little more custom-built to Quinnipiac, with the blue seats and gold rafters making the school colors evident to all those who walk through its doors. But at the same time, they will be leaving behind the place where blue and gold was truly a culture.

At the same time, they will be leaving home.

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Get Your iPod from a Rotating Corkscrew

What a wonderful machineAh, the vending machine.

The overlord of the break room. The glowing ruler of the school hallway. A place to exchange your lose pocket change for a foil bag or plastic bottle full of tasty goodness. That is, until now…

According to this article in Monday’s edition of The Hartford Courant, Macy’s department store in the Westfarms mall is now offering various high-priced electronics via vending machines. That’s right, with a simple swipe of your credit card, an iPod can drop off a shelf and into your possession, just like a bag of Doritos. Now, personally, I’d rather be able to handle the product and examine all the specs before I make an expensive electronics purchase, but maybe this idea could work. If nothing else, it could make for some hilarious variations of classic vending machine malfunctions:

“The *@#$! machine ate my money!” – You know this one. You put the appropriate amount of cash in the machine. You punch the appropriate numbers for the snack you crave. Then… NOTHING HAPPENS! What the hell! The machine just stole the change that you worked so very hard to dig out from underneath the driver’s seat. Worse yet, unless there’s a janitor or something around, there is not a blasted thing you can do about it. You’re just out a buck-and-a-half. Just wait until this happens when somebody swipes their credit card for $300 trying to buy an iPod. There will be hell to pay.

Curse you evil machine!The Hanging Tease – This is the ultimate in vending machine frustrations. In goes the money, and you punch in the number. The corkscrew begins corkscrewing, and the snack tiptoes closer to the edge. The tastiness is soon to be in your hands. But then… IT STOPS! It’s HANGING THERE! Very possibly it is upside down. Unfortunately, it’s either pinned up against the glass, or snagged on the end of the corkscrew. Either way, it just isn’t falling down. Once again, unless there’s a janitor around, you are pretty much helpless. The easy solution is to scrounge up enough change to buy another of the same product, and to save one for later. Your other option is to body check the vending machine in attempts to free the snack. Small riots may occur if this happens to somebody’s iPod. There is also a high likelihood in people being flattened by tipping over vending machines in their rage.

Product damage – Seriously, how can having an iPod be shoved off a shelf and falling a good five feet to the retrieval area below be a good thing? I cringe when I see somebody buy a glass-bottled SoBe from the top shelf. It seems to me like these things should shatter way more often than they do. I’ve already broken one iPod from a fall that wasn’t any higher than your average vending machine. Granted, it wasn’t in it’s original packaging, but this still doesn’t seem like a good idea.

The Two-for-One – Now this… this is the one place where buying an iPod from a vending machine could turn into a jackpot for a lucky consumer. Every so often, you go to buy your potato chips from a machine, and instead of one bag dropping down, the corkscrew gets overzealous and pops out two bags of salty, tasty goodness. You must praise the vending machine gods when this happens, for it truly is a miracle. However, something tells me that stores might take steps to keep this from happening with expensive electronics devices.

“Honey, I’m stuck in the vending machine!” –  You know how every once in a while you see some crazy story about a little kid climbing into a vending machine and getting stuck? Well, imagine the temptation of an iPod in a vending machine. I can see full-grown adults somehow managing to get themselves (or at least an appendage) wedged into a vending machine in search of a free music player.

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Scorpions On a Plane! – Nope, not another Samuel L. Jackson movie. There really was a scorpion that stung a man on an international flight.

Spy Transmitters Hidden in Coins – This story is actually a little bit creepy. It’s a crazy world we live in. Note: don’t let the headline fool you. Canadians are not spying on us. Rather, it appears some other country is placing spy devices in fake Canadian coins.

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Why Ohio State Didn’t Win

Excuses? Ohio State had plenty of them.Well, it sure didn’t take long.

Only one day after taking a serious whooping at the hands of the Gators (see last night’s post for full analysis), Ohio State has determined all the reasons they lost the Bowl Championship Series National Championship game. That is to say, the Buckeyes have become making excuses. Lucky for us, we were able to catch some of the reasons cited by Buckeye Nation as responsible for their loss. Here they are:

  • “But… but… we hadn’t played since November. We were rusty. Florida had played two games since the last time we took the field. Clearly they had an unfair advantage.”
  • You know the Red Sox want him in their outfield.“Teddy Ginn Jr. was on crutches the entire game after his opening kickoff return. How were we supposed to run an offense without him?” (Side note: after seeing him on crutches, the Red Sox offered Ginn $70 million over five years to play left field.)
  • “Wait a minute. Weren’t we supposed to be playing Michigan in this game?”
  • “Unfortunately, this one was over before it started. Our first and biggest mistake was wearing the Arizona Cardinals’ colors in their building. After that, the suck just kind of happened naturally.”
  • “Troy Smith’s Heisman Trophy was confiscated by airport security back in Ohio. We had planned on putting it out there as our offensive line. Instead, we were forced to send out those five clowns.”
  • “Florida totally kept switching quarterbacks all game! Is that even legal?”
  • “We apologize to our fans, but we had to take one on the chin for the state of Ohio. We just couldn’t let the Ohio University Bobcats be the only football team from the state to get routed in a bowl game this weekend.”
  • “We did the best we could, but honestly, our players were all just blinded by the glare off of Eddie George’s head from the FOX set. We simply weren’t prepared for that.”
  • He just didn’t think it was right for him to coach in this game.Coach Jim Tressel decided to abstain from making rational coaching decisions in this game. After the game Tressel said, “I didn’t think it was appropriate that Ohio State would help decide the National Championship. There were two great teams out on that field and we relished being there, but I didn’t think it was appropriate for us to participate in something like that.”
  • “Shit! These guys were just way better than anybody else we played all season. Damn!”

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Some random news links:

Diet Pills for Dogs – This says something about the culture we live in. I’m not sure what, or if I even want to know, but it says something. (Credit: got this one from the 1/9/07 edition of Al’s Morning Meeting over at Poynter).

Man’s Wallet Returned After 62 Years – Along the same line’s as the story from yesterday’s post about the letter which was recently delivered though it had been postmarked in 1954.

Rats in Arizona Toilets – Yeah, that would creep me out.

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CHOMPED!

University of Florida GatorsFlorida wins all the TostitosThe hardware goes to the GatorsIt was exactly what everyone expected.

It was a blowout.

The best team in the nation proved it with authority, and made people question if the other team should even be there.

But wait, it was also so very, very different than what everyone expected. The three things mentioned above happened, but it’s not the red and silver who are celebrating, but rather the blue and orange. How can that be? Could Florida really be the best team in the nation? Who would ever have thought that the champion of the nation’s toughest conference would go into the biggest game of the season and down a team that had an inferior schedule in a weaker conference? Wait a minute. Wait. A. Minute. I think we picked Florida right here, on this very blog. Indeed we did. Alright, enough sarcasm. On to the analysis.

What went right for Florida:

Field position. Throughout the first half, the Gators turned great field position into 34 points. Only one of Florida’s first half scoring drives started inside their own 30, and that one was a 71-yard touchdown drive that started at their own 29. Florida started first half drives at the Ohio State 46 (resulting in a touchdown), the Ohio State 34 (touchdown), their own 29 (touchdown), their own 20 (punt), their own 42 (field goal), the Ohio State 29 (field goal), and the Ohio State 5 (touchdown). That’s an AVERAGE drive start of about a foot outside the Ohio State 46-yard-line. Even if you throw out that last possession (which began as a result of Troy Smith getting sacked and fumbling), Florida’s average drive start was at their own 47. Ohio State let Florida work with a short field far too often, and it resulted in a halftime hole they could never dig out of.

What went wrong for Ohio State:

Their offensive line. Yikes. Troy Smith was under siege all night long. He was sacked five times, and forced out of the pocket or hurried more than a handful more times. One sack near the end of the second quarter resulted in a fumble which gave Florida the ball at the Ohio State five-yard-line and led to the touchdown which pretty much put the game out of reach at half time. The Buckeye offensive line was just not very good all night and were simply over-powered by Derrick Harvey (3 sacks) and Jarvis Moss (2 sacks).

Turning point of the game:

There’s 3:43 to play in the second quarter and the score is 24-14 Florida. Ohio State faces fourth-and-one at their own 29. A 10-point deficit shouldn’t be cause for panic when your offense is led by the Heisman Trophy winner. Yet, panic is exactly what Buckeye coach Jim Tressel did. He chose to go for it and Chris Wells got stuffed on a halfback smash play over the right side. That’s a turnover on downs, which Florida quickly converts into a field goal. Having their coach flinch first really took out whatever wind might have been left in the Buckeyes sails. Troy Smith came back out on the field and fumbled the football, which turned into another seven points for Florida, and the game was effectively over by halftime.

Play of the game:

There’s a few plays you could turn to for this one, but I’m going to pick a slightly different one than a lot of people would. With just over six minutes left in the second quarter, Florida faced fourth-and-15 at the Ohio State 26, and held a 21-14 lead. Chris Hetland came in and lined up to kick a 43-yard field goal. The commentators on FOX proceeded to remind us that Hetland had a rough year and had converted on only four of his 13 field goal attempts. However, the snap came back, the hold went down, and Hetland blasted one straight through the middle of the uprights. His pretty much perfect kick gave the Gators a 10-point lead and more importantly inflated Florida’s confidence in their ability to put points on the board one way or another. Furthermore, it rattled Ohio State and coach Tressel, as would become obvious on the next drive, when Tressel would make the play call which served as the turning point of the game above.

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Looking back to yesterday’s post, we highlighted three match-ups that would be keys to this game. Let’s take a brief look at how each went:

Troy Smith vs. Florida defense (result: bigtime advantage, Florida)

The Florida defense was on Smith like white on rice all night long. The Heisman Trophy winner never had a chance. Of course, as we mentioned above, his offensive line didn’t help. The Florida defense recorded five sacks, forced and recovered a fumble, and picked up an interception against Smith.

Florida quarterbacks vs. Ohio State linebackers (result: another big win for Florida)

The two-quarterback system in use by Florida confounded the Ohio State defense all night long. On the first play of the second half, the Gators faced third-and-goal at the Ohio State two-yard line. Tim Tebow is on the field, so everyone expects him to keep the ball and head for the endzone. Instead, he hands off to DeShawn Wynn who heads straight up the middle for the score. Later, with 23 seconds left in the second quarter, again Florida faces third-and-goal, this time from the Ohio State three-yard line. Tebow on the field again, and he takes the ball from the center and starts to roll left. He’s just going to lower the shoulder and plow to the endzone, right? Wrong. Pass to Andre Caldwell for six points. The Buckeyes didn’t know what was coming from the Florida offense, and that was thanks to the Gators using multiple looks with both of their quarterbacks.

Florida running game vs. Ohio State front seven (result: slight edge, Florida)

The Gator running game was definitely not as successful as I thought it would have to be for a win. However, it was just effective enough. The combination of running back threats and quarterbacks who can run the ball left Ohio State with no idea what would happen in short-yardage situations. In addition, while they technically counted as pass plays, Florida threw a number of balls out in the flats which were caught either behind or at the line of scrimmage and used screens for their backs and receivers to turn them into respectable gains.

All in all, the game was the blowout that everyone expected.

Except that it was everything they didn’t expect as well.

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Just a couple of random links:

Pennsylvania Man Receives Letter Postmarked in 1954 – Ladies and gentlemen, the United States Postal Service.

Duke Lacrosse Player Speaks Out to Newsweek – Nice to see that he’s fighting to keep going in life despite the fact that the District Attorney in North Carolina seems hell-bent on ruining it. Someday, the Duke Lacrosse saga will be looked at as one of the tragic sports stories of our time. The lack of ethics from the prosecution have been nothing short of astounding.

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