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Auburn defeated Oregon last night for all of the Tostitos. I am not joking. Auburn now has all of the Tostitos. Every single last one. The rest of the world is not even left with the salty crumbs at the bottom of the bag. I did not comprehend the significance of this game until I realized that if I wanted to get some Tostitos that I would have to go to Auburn and ask them if they could spare me some from their now abundant supply. Now if I want to enjoy some nachos locally I will have to settle for a subpar brand of tortilla chips.
This was a very entertaining game between two teams with prolific yet unorthodox offenses but the outcome was decided by some key defensive stands in addition to some critical defensive mistakes. Auburn appeared to be a much stronger team than Oregon but the Ducks really had every opportunity to win this game and just did not rise to the occasion.
One thing that I am not happy about is that the field conditions appeared to be quite shitty. Seeing how the game was played inside of one of the most state of the art domes on the planet, I don’t understand how this could have been the case. From the opening kickoff on, players were slipping and sliding all over the place. The reason that you play in a dome is so that you will have ideal field conditions and that was clearly not the case last night. I noticed this problem throughout the game but I did not hear the commentators talk about it much if at all. Anyone who doubts me on this can be my guest and go back and look at the game tape. Although both teams had to deal with it and Cam Newton himself slipped several times, having a slippery field was a bigger disadvantage for Oregon because their offense was dependent on speed and the field conditions did not allow them to do what they do best.
On a somewhat related note, ESPN is really starting to piss me off. They are a conglomerate of Sports News. They have become Fox News of Sports. They have strayed from reporting what really is sports news and have decided that they are going to dictate to the public what they want to be the sports news. They have no real competitor as Fox Sports has continuously blowed balls for years when they are doing anything besides local sports coverage. The best show Fox Sports has ever had was “The Best Damn Sports Show Period” and that was one of the worst sports shows ever exclamation mark. Fox Sports did have “Sports Science” for a time and that show can be very interesting but ESPN just took it from them as if they decided that it was too good for them to have.
I truly believe that there is room for a new sports network and that now would be the time to try and establish one. Ted Turner is probably the only person who could do this so you need to get on that Ted. I think that people are afraid to try because they see how badly ESPN kicks Fox Sports ass but that has a lot more to do with Fox Sports sucking than it does with ESPN being that great. ESPN basically has no competition in the way that Standard Oil did not have any competition. They have a monopoly on sports news and something needs to change. If it doesn’t, it is only a matter of time before you will become a fan of Nascar. You will not even notice the change in yourself. ESPN will slowly brainwash you over time into thinking that it is not just for hillbillies. Before you know it, you will own all kinds of apparel with a number 24 on it and you will love the shit out of some kind of a Jarret or a guy with Junior in his name.
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