August 7, 2009

ND stand for Not Deserving

The Coaches Poll for the college football season came out Friday, and it was somewhat mesmerizing to say the least. Florida got the top spot which isn't the amazing story. It's who made the 23rd spot that is surprising. Notre Dame some how "earned" itself a spot in the top 25. This is unbelievable. I don't know if Jesus was voting in the coaches poll, but this is worse than getting crucified. This poll was basically generated on the previous season's ending, and it did for the most part, except for giant lapse in judgment. Let's just compare the teams around Notre Dame on the poll and how they finished.

21-Iowa-Finished 8 and 4 with a win in the Capitol One Bowl against South Carolina. Clearly deserving of this spot. And if drunk shenanigans are a barometer of how well they will play this year they might just make a run at Florida.

22-Nebraska-9-4 at the end of the season beating Clemson on New Years. In fact this is a little low for an up and coming team, but I understand where they sit. And you only have to pay 45 dollars to watch their home games on pay-per-view. Big red seems like more of a slogan for their advertising balance sheets.

23- Notre Dame-7-6 at season's end. Obviously the weakest finish of the earlier teams. Not to mention that their bowl win was against mid major Hawaii. And if you were wondering, yes they finished 2 games behind Navy in the Independent league.

24-BYU-10-2 in a tough mountain west conference with a tough loss against Arizona to cap off the year, but still clearly deserving of a top 25 ranking. And why can't these guys recruit the best players in the nation. They're basically assured 3 wives once graduated.

25-Oregon State-8-4 to end the season after almost making the Rose bowl, but went on to beat Pitt on New Years eve to make all of the state of Oregon shit their pants. This team should be topping many of these teams earlier on the list, but at least they made it.

It's not just the teams around them that had better finishes then the Irish, but check out the teams in waiting.

26- Kansas -7-5 with a win in the Insight bowl going through a tough big 12 schedule. Way more deserving than the future priests of America. And their coach could compete with Charlie Weis in the "most molecules in a human being" department.

27- Michigan St.-finished 9 and 3 even after a loss to stacked Georgia in their bowl, but it is clearly deserving some respect.

28- Texas Tech- This team lost two games last year with one of the toughest schedules and yet still no love. 'Cause going 11 and 2 just isn't enough to stay in the top 25 for next year. They also hold one crazy ass coach, and is almost in the league with Stephon Marbury. But, it's more of a good insane like Rorschach in "Watchmen."

Honestly, Notre Dame must have bruised their knees praying for this outcome cause it's clearer than holy water that the Irish are not deserving. Heck, the team lost to Syracuse last year. And it's not like they reloaded their team. No it's the same fucking exact team, coach, and schedule and somehow they are expected to do better than teams like Oregon State who have every single player back from a Rose Bowl run. Come on coaches. Plus they have the most over-hyped person of the century at the quarterback position and they haven't gotten a cent of talent from him. Check that, he's the second most over-hyped person of the century, 'cause it's the guy who's coaching his ginger ass who dons the most overrated person of the century. Charlie Weis is getting paid millions upon millions a year to take a team 6-6 or 7-5. Isaiah Thomas could coach this team better, and at least he would have the ability to avoid players while they rumble into his knee on the sideline. So, please, AP poll, fix this horrid mistake that a can of mushrooms could have prevented. Keep the wife beating Irish out of the polls and give a team that has a shot at a championship game some excitement for this preseason.

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