WOW! The only way this week could get any wackier would be if Kirk Cousins came out and dropped 500 yards and six touchdowns on the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football. The BCS got turned upside down as Mississippi became the greatest state in the nation. The Dodgers untouchable ace got lit up and the Baltimore Orioles and the Kansas City Royals are in the ALCS. You can reread that again five times and it will make no more sense than it did the first time.
The Gurley Watch… I mean, Heisman Watch continues this week, as Georgia’s running back was at it yet again. Last week I said coach Mark Richt had to find a way to get Todd Gurley to play quarterback and running back, and sure enough, the all-world running back completed a 40-yard reception in UGA’s 44-17 thrashing of the Commodores. The third year superstar went off yet again rushing for 163 yards, two touchdowns while adding 24 yards receiving.
How about the state of Mississippi? The twelfth ranked Mississippi State BullDogs came out and upset #6 Texas A & M 48-31 to get to 5-0 on the season. Third year quarterback Dak Prescott led the charge throwing for 259 yards and two touchdowns while adding 77 yards and three more touchdowns on the ground. Then, #11 Ole Miss went out and took down the #3 Alabama Crimson Tide 23-17. The Rebels led a balanced attack and completely rolled the tide, which I know upset Freshie Worrell having to hear his Ole Miss Rebel wife Bridget go bananas! But that’s not all folks. The #2 Quack Attack was stymied on Thursday night by unranked Arizona 31-24. So, the number two and three seeds went down, but what what about the number four you say? Well, yes, they went down as well as the #25 TCU Horny Toads took down the #4 Oklahoma Sooners 37-33. You got all that? Good because there is more.
It was a big weekend in Arizona as well, as the unranked ASU Sun Devils took down the #16 USC Trojans 38-34. Unranked Northwestern took down the #17 Wisconsin Badgers. And then late at night, just when you thought it was all over, unranked Utah beat #8 UCLA right in their own backyard 30-28. I guess you give teams a chance with a playoff system and all of a sudden it gives new hope. If this week is any indication now that conference play is in full steam, we are in for a great season.
Get the brooms out, folks. The American League Division Series(es… how does one pluralize series?) were exciting and dominating all at the same time. The Kansas City Royals made history by winning three consecutive playoff games in a row in extra innings. George Brett actually aged thirty years over that time, but by the end of Sunday night, his Loyal Royals took down the best team in baseball (who Brett still awesomely refers to as the California Angels!). Eric Hosmer led the attack batting .400 with two home runs. Big Game James Shields shut it down last night and never gave the Angels a chance.
Elsewhere in the AL, Buck Showalter is at it again. He has taken yet another franchise out of the gutter and has turned them into World Series contenders. If Orioles fans are lucky, Showalter will be fired at the season’s end which will guarantee they make the World Series several times over the next few years. I’m sure Nelson Cruz is about to be tested for the juice again as he went off in this series batting .500 with two home runs.
The National League is still undecided, but how about Clayton Kershaw? The greatest pitcher of 2014 who has a legitimate shot at MVP got lit up in his first outing of the post season. Kershaw was cruising along until the 7th inning when he allowed eight runs to cross the plate. Don’t quote me on this, but I don’t think he allowed eight runs combined since May! The Giants are yet again catching fire in October. If they make it to the Series this year, we all will simply have to accept that the Giants will be champions every even year until Buster Posey retires.
We knew that Peyton Manning would get to 500 early this season and would crush Brett Favre‘s record before the year concluded. But what no one expected was that Manning, at the young age of 38, would get better. I mean seriously, this guy is a robot right? Not only did he become the second member of the exclusive 500 TD Club yesterday, he had the most passing yards in a single game of his illustrious career dropping 479 yards on the Cardinals. So we don’t have to wait, I’m sure Manning will go out and toss six touchdowns on the Jets to break Favre’s record next week. I don’t care about how many rings he has. He is the greatest quarterback of all-time. That doesn’t necessarily mean he is the most suited to lead a team to a championship, but if you look up the definition of quarterback, Peyton is there waiving at you with that silly grin.
How bout dem Browns? Largest road comeback in football history? For all of you who weren’t tuned into the excitement called the Titans Browns game, here’s how it went down. Jake Locker, as usual, started for the Titans. Locker then got hurt, as usual, for the Titans. The Titans jumped out to a huge lead as they were up 28-3. The Titans then allowed 26 unanswered points to the Brian Hoyer led Browns. This is the second big comeback the Browns have had this season, leading many to wonder: who needs Johnny Football?
My Texans lost a heartbreaker in Big D in the Battle for Texas. Arian Foster looked like the Arian Foster of old as he helped lead an inspiring comeback to send the game to overtime. Tony Romo somehow eluded J.J. Watt for the second time of the game and completed a David Tyree pass to Dez Bryant to set up the game winning field goal. While the win stings, nothing makes me happier to know that there were an equal amount of Texans’ fans in Cowboys Stadium. Jerry Jones was so pissed his hair piece flew off.
That’s a wrap, fellow Wayniacs. Sit back and enjoy some Monday Night Football and be sure to check back next week for all that is wacky!