Posted by Mike on January 5, 2008
It’s been awhile, so I’m going to give you a few pieces of news:
1. I was under the mistaken belief that I could continue to blog while spending three weeks on the beaches of South Carolina. Obviously, I was wrong. Expect a return to regular posting when I return January 8th.
2. Marco of Just Call Me Juice fame has allowed me to write articles at his relatively new digs, Storming The Floor, an exclusively college basketball site. Expect regular (weekly to bi-weekly) posting there as well.
Until next week, enjoy this picture, which explains the crazy college football season we had in 2007.
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Posted by Mike on November 3, 2007
Today’s UNC-Maryland game is ESPNU today, which is God’s way of telling me “Mike, do not watch this terrible game.” What his means for you is that Digital headbutt will have not one, but Two Live Blogs today.
First, we will cover #3 LSY at #17 Alabama at 5:00 pm ET. Nick Saban will be facing his former team for the first time, the winner will have sole possession of first place in the SEC West, and today is, quite possibly, the last time that LSU will truly be on upset alert until the SEC Championship game.
Overlapping that game will be a game with even bigger implications, #5 Oregon hosting #4 Arizona State at 6:45 ET. With USC and Cal out of the Pac 10 championship picture, the winner of this game has the inside track toward the Pac 10 championship, and perhaps even the BCS Championship game. The Ducks have been impressive all year, and would be undefeated if not for an ill-timed fumble against Cal. Meanwhile, Arizona State’s surprise run in Dennis Erickson’s first year could be their best chance for a national title before the inevitable Erickson departure/massive NCAA probation.
So stay tuned for the live blogs…because we know you’ve got nothing better to do for five hours.
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Posted by Mike on July 9, 2007
Exactly one year ago today, I was cheering for France to win the World Cup Final. Despite having a little Italian blood in me, I can’t bring myself to root for the single dirtiest sports team on the planet. (Unless, of course, the opponent is Duke.) It was Zidane’s final game. France had beaten perennial favorites Brazil in the quarters, and Italy had beaten their German hosts to get to the finals. Italy roughed up star Thierry Henry early in the game, Zidane scored on a penalty kick around the 20th minute, and the Azzuri responded with a header into the nett off a corner to make it a 1-1 game at halftime. The next sixty-five minutes of action was fairly forgettable.
Then came what was perhaps the most infamous moment in World Cup history, and the inspiration for this blog’s name.
There are few better ways to go out than in blazing glory. Except when you’re the captain of your national team and the world’s most important soccer match still hangs in the balance.
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