Friday, August 29, 2008
Tommy Beecher For Heisman
Tommy Beecher of South Carolina gave one of those opening night performances that we will all remember for a long time. i mean 4 interceptions and 0 touchdowns and making Spurrier throw his visor only once is Heisman worthy in itself. but the dream was not to be as Ol' Ball Coach pulled our hero and replaced him with Chris Smelley who lead the team to 3 straight touchdown scores. oh well. one assumes we shall never hear the name Tommy Beecher ever again as he was most likely fitted for a coffin and buried under the stadium for offending Spurrier's eyes.
amazingly North Carolina State could do absolutely nothing against the South Carolina defense even with 4 picks and ended up getting up blown out 34-0. they did manage to get 100 yards rushing from Andre Brown, but really watching them play football is the sort of thing that hurts my feelings.
overall this was some boring and shitty football being played on both sides and i wouldn't be too excited about my team if i was a South Carolina fan.
the one scary moment of the game came when NC State's starting freshman QB Russell Wilson took a viscous helmet to helmet shot and lay motionless on the field for several minutes. it was all very much like the first episode of Friday Night Lights, but luckily the kid just had a severe concussion and is apparently doing well. i'd be surprised if he was back anytime soon.