Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Lame Jokes Makes Star Wars Fans go to the Dark Side

Aggression and anger both lead to the dark side of the force. So it seems ironic that after a Fox News host made some lame jokes about Star Wars and its fans, some of those fans decided to make death threats against her.

Yoda would be very disappointed in all of you.

Katherine Timpf of Fox News made some "jokes" about Star Wars, saying "I wasn't familiar with Star Wars because I've been too busy liking cool things and being attractive," and then how she wasn't interested in "watching space nerds poke each other with their little space nerd sticks." So I guess it's safe to say that Katherine Timpf won't be one of the billions of people who will go to see The Force Awakens.

I'd never heard of Katherine Timpf of Fox News before today, but I know two things about her:

1) She's a troll. As a host on a talk show, she would know better than anyone that the way to get publicity is to troll, and what better to troll than a move that is getting a TON of press.

2) She needs new material. She didn't watch Star Wars because she was too busy "being attractive"? That joke is made at least once an episode on The Big Bang Theory, and it's not particularly funny there either. If you're going to troll, at least have the decency to come up with new jokes.

But in the end, all it took was a couple dumb comments to send many Star Wars fans to the dark side.

The Empire has already won.

Gators Offense is Going the Wrong Way

Offense with Grier (or Grier and Harris) at QB: six games, avg. 384.7 yds per game
Offense with just Harris at QB: 330.6 yds per game

LSU 35, Gators 28
Treon Harris: 17-32, 271 yds, 2 TDs; Gators w/ 28 points
Gators RBs: 31 carries, 99 yds, 1 TD
Total offense: 326 yds

Gators 27, Georgia 3
Treon Harris: 8-19, 155 yds, 1 TD
Gators RBs: 48 carries, 272 yds, 2 TDs
Total offense: 413 yds

Gators 9, Vandy 7
Treon Harris: 12-24-1, 158 yds
Gators RBs: 34 carries, 126 yds, 1 TD
Total offense: 258 yds

Gators 24, South Carolina 14
Treon Harris: 19-33-2, 256 yds, 1 TD
Gators RBs: 43 carries, 183 yds, 2 TDs
Total offense: 404 yds

Gators 20, FAU 14 (OT)
Treon Harris: 8-17-1, 122 yds, 2 TDs
Gators RBs: 44 carries, 192 yds, 1 TD
Total offense: 252 yds

Other than the South Carolina game, the Gators' running and passing offense has been clicking since Treon Harris became the quarterback. Mostly they run the ball well but don't throw the ball well, or (like against SC) they run and throw the ball well but only come away with 24 points because they do other things that prevent them from getting to the end zone (a la two turnovers).

I was at the game on Saturday so it was hard to get a sense of the flow of the game, but man that offensive line...which led to Treon Harris looking indecisive...which led to a near-loss in OT to FAU. They gotta pull it together before Saturday or else they are in trouble. Where is the Treon Harris who played against LSU? Maybe it would make more sense to have him throw on the run more, where it seems he's a little more comfortable?

All I know is two things:
1) We were a touchdown and extra point from me never going to a Gators game ever again. (The last game I went to was Georgia Southern. Nuff said.)

2) The Gators gotta do something. Defense is playing great but it needs some more help from the offense.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Gators 27, Georgia 3 - My Two Bits

For the record, I like Mark Richt. Always have, and I'm not sure why. I mean, he was an assistant coach at FSU before getting the Georgia job, for crying out loud. But for whatever reason, I've always been a fan of his.

That said, 27-3 was pretty damn sweet. Especially since, offensively at least, the Gators did not look great. Defensively...wow. My parents and I agreed after the game that although it didn't look pretty, it was fun to watch.

My Two Bits
Quoth The Raven
This Gators team, especially with Treon Harris at QB, reminds me of the Trent Dilfer-led Super Bowl winning Baltimore Ravens. That team had a phenomenal defense and an offense that wasn't pretty but was effective. This Gators squad has a phenomenal defense, and at least on Saturday, an offense that primarily used what the defense gave it to do its job. Florida scored 20 of its 27 points off of turnovers, including a muffed punt returned for a TD and touchdowns after interceptions by VGIII and Keanu Neal. But the offense was effective, getting into the endzone after those turnovers, along with a five-play, 79-yard drive (66 of which was taken up by Antonio Callaway's touchdown pass from Harris). On paper at least, they have three games against lesser opponents to get read for what should be a doozy on Nov. 28.

Nevermore, Mark Richt
As much as I hate to say it, because I do like the guy, but my guess is his time has probably come as head coach of the Bulldogs. His teams have been consistently solid, with a few really good seasons sprinkled in, but no national championships and only two SEC Championships (and none since 2005). Plus, he's 5-10 vs. the Gators, and that HAS to bother the rank and file Georgia fans. I don't know how I would feel if he were my coach. My guess is that I would defend him against all criticism. Heck, I was (and still am) a fan of Will Muschamp, who didn't have NEARLY the success that Richt has had at Georgia. Maybe former Gators QB and current Georgia OC Brian Schottenheimer will become the next head coach, filling the space left by his former coach at Florida, the former Gators QB and current former South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier!