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Blogpoll Roundtable: Freshman, Tradition, And Scandal

September 16, 2009

Alright, alright. So I got a little busy when the first Blogpoll Roundtable was published. That’s why I woke up a few hours before the rest of Subway Station. Here is this weeks edition of the Roundtable hosted by College Game Balls:

1. Which freshman impressed you more last weekend: the California dream Matt Barkley who quarterbacked USC over tOSU or white lightening Tate Forcier who slashed through Notre Dame? Which one would you like to have on your team? Feel free to write in another worth candidate.

Put the knife a little deeper in my sack, why don’t ya. Am I to sit here and say that I want the starting quarterback of one of the two biggest rivals on my team? Did I not suffer enough Saturday? Well if you want an answer, than you will have to handle the consequences… I don’t give a shit. Send me either. I don’t care. Both will sit behind Clausen this year and possibly next year. If Jimmy leaves early, they will sit behind Dayne Crist next year- and every year that he is there. They will sit behind Andrew Hendrix or Tommy Rees (incoming freshmen for 2010). I might even redshirt Forcier and Barkley- just so they could sit on the bench for 5 years.

Are you fucking serious asking that question to me? Shit.

2. Let’s play a game of pretend the unthinkable happened. Commissioner __________ of your conference has been forced to resign after he was caught canoodling with some harlots. Great news, you’ve been chosen to succeed him. To make your mark you decide to make a big change. What is it going to be?

The commissioner of my conference? I picked a good week to answer the Blogpoll, huh? Well, for the sake of this post, I will call Notre Dame A.D. Jack Swarbrick the commissioner of The Conference of One. A big change? You’re talking about a school that makes less changes in Tradition and thinking than the Vatican.

Here’s a smaller one that may go unnoticed- which is a good thing when dealing with the old alumni: Put those trophies front and center. No, I’m not talking about the 7 Heisman’s, or the 12 National titles… I’m talking about the trophy games against rivals- all 5 games, including the one game with 2 trophies. Quit hiding these things and make a spectacle of ourselves. C’mon… it’ll be fun.

3. This week the quality of games is kicked up a gear. Other than your own, which game are you most looking forward to?

Florida State @ BYU. I’m as curious as a cat in heat about BYU and the possible future of the Stormin’ Mormons. Even though Florida State is unranked- this is still a big game for BYU as they continue to try and climb the polls and make a run at the BCS and even- the National title game. This game has intrigue, and contradiction- two of my favorite things.

4. What mascot and/or tradition would you thieve from another school if it was socially acceptable.

This one will put Notre Dame in the forefront and help battle our most hated rival, U$C. I’ll take the UCLA Cheerleaders:

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The Blogpoll Roundtable: Sleepers

September 4, 2009

I have to apologize. Due to some massive time constraints this week, I was unable to participate in the Blogpoll Roundtable.

I do encourage you to read the host post at Hey Jenny Slater and the other posts that are linked in the comment section there.

These Roundtable’s are a great read, and it really helps you see what the opinions of other bloggers from around the country are about a variety of issues.

I just thought you should see it, and I will have a post up for the next Roundtable.

Peace.

Blogpoll Roundtable: Potpourri Edition

November 18, 2008

This week’s Blogpoll Roundtable is hosted by CollegeGameBalls.com.

1. By now everyone has heard that if there is a three way tie in the Big 12 South the highest ranked team in the BCS will play in the Big 12 Championship Game. That means the humans (66% of the BCS Poll) will determine the Big 12 South representative. Let’s assume Oklahoma sinks the pirate ship at home next week. Try to sway the pollsters by arguing which team you think should face off against the Big 12 North.

This is actually quite absurd. I’m sure most fans will want to see Oklahoma- and so would I. Texas Tech barely beat Texas and Texas beat Oklahoma. If Oklahoma beats Texas Tech, it is safe to say that Oklahoma will be in the Big 12 title game. That’s fine with me since it all falls under a current ruling. At least it isn’t decided by a coin flip. Maybe the rule should change though. Maybe the final tiebreaker should go to the school that has not played in the game the longest, which would be Texas tech- who has never played in this game. Do that. Or, the Big 12 needs to realign itself and send Oklahoma up to the north and send Missouri to the south.

2. ESPN is aggressively bidding on the rights to the BCS when Fox’s contract expires after the 2009 season. My half baked theory is if they do win the rights they will push for a +1 system. Lucrative television deals have landed ESPN in bed with each of the BCS conferences. The revenue a playoff would generate could be a huge motivator for the four letter to be the common denominator and unifier among the conferences that finally helps them all to see the light of why a playoff would be good for college football. Help expand upon or debunk this theory.

ESPN has an amazing amount of influence in college football. Maybe too much as they seem to be less like Nostradamus in predicting Heisman winners and more like a third world dictator in a “presidential” election. At any rate, the network has gone after programming that is more dollar driven than substance driven in the recent past. This bodes well for those wanting some type of playoff as Disney/ABC/ESPN would create more bang with more generated buck.

Let me just say that in NO way would the BCS or ESPN push for an 8 team playoff. This is too hard to sell to anyone riding the fence on the tradition take, or the regular season lovers. Why should they? I realize the that parody is taking over college football, but only a handful of teams would be worthy at the end of the year. The top 8 teams according to the BCS standings as of right now:

  1. Alabama
  2. Texas Tech
  3. Texas
  4. Florida
  5. Oklahoma
  6. U$C
  7. Utah
  8. Penn State

I’m not sure all of these teams are worthy. But, certainly the top 4 are and I’d rather argue about the 4/5 team getting in or not getting in than the 2/3 argument that we have now.

In short, ESPN will push for either a straight plus one or a more likely scenario of a 4 team playoff. The regular season will stay as meaningful as it is now, and the current bowl structure can stay virtually intact.

3. Rivalry week is around the corner. How do you think your team will fare? Feel free to talk a little or a lot of trash.

Actually, “Rivalry Week” is a two week affair. The Fighting Irish take on U$C next weekend for the Jeweled Shillelagh. If the Irish had a healthy team, which they don’t, I could see a close loss if they play to the fullest of potential. They are not healthy and the offense is regressing. Notre Dame probably loses this game 38-13 or something similar. Pete Carroll always finds a way to lose to a PAC-10 foe, yet destroy the Irish- especially in Los Angeles. thanks. Now I’m depressed.

4. And now for a little fun… Assemble your dream announcing team. Pick a play-by-play announcer, color commentator, sideline reporter and for the hell of it celebrity guest that drops on by.

  • Play-by-play: Paul Keels. Have you heard this guy talk? The Buckeye radio guy can make a grown man weep. Put him on TV.
  • Color Commentator: Is there any color commentator that I don’t want to throw out of a speeding train? No, not really. So I might as well just put me in the booth with Keels. The network better have their delay and censor button ready.
  • Sideline reporter: This is an obvious choice, but Erin Andrews is also the right choice. She does a good and respectable job, and oh by-the-way… is insanely hot.

Blogpoll Roundtable: The Midseason Review

October 23, 2008

The season is at the halfway point and this weeks Blogpoll Roundtable is taking a look at the college football world and what may be in store for it during the remainder of the season.

The Roundtable is brought to you by Corn Nation, a Nebraska blog that weathered the Callahan Twister of the early nineties.

Now for this weeks roundtable…

1. We’re about half way through the season. Has your team met your expectations, wildly exceeded them, or are you about to light the torches and storm your athletic department demanding blood?

The Fighting Irish are right on par of what I really thought they would be this year. However, I really thought that they could have beaten Michigan State and that they should have beaten North Carolina. A 4-2 record is light years ahead of where they were in 2007 with a 1-5 record at the halfway point, but there have been moments where it didn’t seem so far away. But overall, I am pretty happy with the way the team is progressing from game to game. Jimmy Clausen is playing really well and the offensive line is protecting his ass.

2. In an election year, all sorts of promises will be made, few will be kept. What is one promise or item you thought you could count on that hasn’t come to pass yet this season? Is there still a chance?

Most Irish fans were really looking forward to “pounding the ball” this year after Weis stated in a summer press conference that Notre Dame would be “pounding the ball.” It hasn’t worked out. The running game looked like an early version of the 2007 season rather than the promised “Running Lep’s” of promise.

There is redemption. Because of the early ineptitude of the running game, whether it be the inability of the line to push the defenders back or the running backs for not finding the right hole, Notre Dame was forced to go to an aerial assault that has proved to be quite deadly with Golden Tate, Michael Floyd, and Kyle Rudolph amongst others. And since they are now using the passing game to open up the run, the running attack is becoming more efficient. Tie that in with Clausen checking down to his running backs, in particular Armando Allen, and the Irish are moving the ball really well- so I’m cool with that.

3. Georgia #1… No, USC #1.… No, Oklahoma #1.… No, Texas #1! Who’s the real #1 team, and who do you think will make it to the big BCS National Title game?

The real #1? I have to go with Texas right now, but that really isn’t what is important. The national title game is not being played this week, so I’ll just leave it at that.

Ready to scream? How about this for a national title game…. Florida and Ohio State. Somewhere deep in my gut I see the Buckeyes and Gators running the table and the rest of the contenders slipping up a bit along the way. Yes, even the greatest team ever to grace college football- USC. They lose one more game, and the field opens up and swallows Pete Carroll.

4. In only a few weeks, college football fans get to be treated with the obligatory and annual “We Need a Playoff” screaming. Well, you don’t get a playoff, but I’ll let you make one change to the BCS (and no, you can’t cop out and have the BCS commit suicide) to make the world a better place. What is your change?

I’ll just go with something simple that doesn’t involve the rankings, but bothers me a lot. All of the BCS games are to be played on New Years Day with the Championship to be played the very next night at 7:00 eastern standard time. I’m just not a big fan of spreading these games out. If there is no chance of having a playoff, even just a plus one game, than give the tradition of New Years Day back. Assholes.

5. Using this year ONLY – no historical references – respond to the statement “The Big 12 is a better conference than the SEC”. There’s nothing sillier than conference wars, but then again, there’s nothing sillier than how SEC fans respond to any challenge to their supremacy. Aim, Fire!

Being an Independent, nothing annoys me more than the constant bickering between fans on what conference is the best. Give it a rest. It’s just stupid and is getting worse as ESPN flames the fire more and more. Root for your team, hope your opponents win most of their other games, and shut the fuck up. Quit basing your existence on your conferences ups and downs.

With that said, the Big 12 from top to bottom is a better conference than the SEC. Better quarterback play, and better coaching gives the conference the edge.

The Big 12: King Konference

Blogpoll Roundtable… Carnival Edition

October 6, 2008
This weeks Blogpoll Roundtable is brought to you by Barking Carnival. This guy hates Mark May as much as the rest of us.
1. Please observe the latest ESPN Heisman Watch. What gridiron presence draws your suspicion and ire?
Mark Sanchez. He only received one vote and that was of the 5th place variety, but that was one vote too many. He lost to Oregon State, he looked like shit doing it, and he looks like Richard Rameriz after a visit to Old Country Buffet. People give ND shit for the media hyping up its players and team, but have you ever seen so many “experts” gush over a team and player as much as ESPN did in the offseason? Overrated is the term that comes to mind, but that isn’t fitting enough.
2. In World War I, British troops were famously characterized as “Lions Led By Donkeys.” What Donkey leading a college football team of Lions is leading his troops into the Somme again this Saturday? Who should replace him after the court martial?
I will resist the obvious, I will resist the obvious, I will resist the obvious… Fuck it. Ty Willingham of course. Ty has been absolutely dreadful, which is exactly where he left off at Notre Dame. The thing about Ty’s “Lions” is that he is losing his cubs. He can’t recruit and the prospects are staying away from Seattle. He should be fired… right now. Is that racist? It is if you ask John Saunders the Al Sharpton of College Football analysts.
Who should replace him? The hot name going around is Lane Kiffin, but perhaps Washington should try to go after someone with some sort of success at any level as a head coach. What about Fresno State head coach Pat Hll? His tough gritty demeanor and his ability to do more with less has been evident for years.

“Jake Locker? Whoo-Hoo!!!”

3. It’s conventional wisdom that it is “good for the game” when certain NFL teams – Dallas, Pittsburgh, Green Bay – or certain NBA teams – LA, Boston, New York – are strong. Others would contend that this is the arrogant self-importance of the traditional elite. With the resurgence of historic programs like Alabama and possibly Notre Dame (now believed to be turning-the-corner in 12 of its last 15 seasons) is it good for college football when certain name programs are strong? If not, why not?

I know what your thinking. You think that I think that you think that I have a pretty clear answer here. But, alas… I don’t. Do I think it is good for college football to have its traditional powers playing well and ranked high? Yes I do. It sparks a bigger interest in terms of tradition and TV ratings and it is easier to grasp the concept of who is the best team in College football as the season progresses.

However, the BCS must die. The system is broken and the best way to blow it up is to bust it up with teams like BYU, Utah, and Boise State. These teams have no shot to win a national title and that is really a bunch of bullshit when you figure that the Big East, The Pac-10, and even the ACC are inferior top to bottom to the Mountain West this year. I love the parody and it is an essential part of working towards a 4 team playoff some time in the life of my children.

4. A related question: what team with some record of success could fall off of the face of the earth and CFB wouldn’t miss a beat? Who fancies themselves a name brand, but aren’t?

Because the strength of the overall product of college football is very strong, this answer could have a list of 20+ names. One comes to mind though- Wisconsin. First, they reside in the Big Ten where they will always be overshadowed by Michigan and Ohio State and the Badgers have already lost to both of those teams this year. They try to work their way into the national discussion every year with wins over bad non conference games, and sure wins over the likes of Indiana, Minnesota, and Northwestern. But, they could go 6-6 every year for the next decade and no one will care outside of the cheeseheads themselves.

5. Texas/OU in Big D. Okie State @ Mizzou. Penn State @ Wiscy. LSU @ Florida. We have Longhorn, Cowboy, Badger, Tiger – which dog is most likely to get it done?

I have to go with Texas. Oklahoma is still Oklahoma and struggles under the national spotlight. Their wins are impressive this year, but who did they beat? I have them #1 this week, but I would have to bet that i will drop them out of the top 5 after they lose to Texas. just a hunch.

6. What currently unranked team will we be hearing about soon?

Straight homer here. Notre Dame. If they beat North Carolina on the road, they should go unbeaten heading into the yearly ass pounding the Irish get from the Trojans. You are already hearing about them, but just wait until they are 8-1 with Navy, Syracuse, and USC left on the schedule. You should be hearing a lot and on the flip side, if ND doesn’t produce like I think they can, you will still be hearing something about them. people hate us.

7. What ranked team will finish outside of the Top 25?

Kansas. They still have to play Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, and Texas Tech. I will say those are 4 losses right there. There stock is heading DOWN. Thanks for visiting the top 25… now back to irrelevance for you.

Blogpoll Roundtable: Chaos Edition

September 30, 2008

This weeks Blogpoll Roundtable is brought to us by Big Red Network.

1. Of the four presumed national title contenders to go down this past week–USC, Florida, Georgia, Wisconsin–which team has the best chance to get back in the race by the end of the year?

It has to be USC. The mainstream media is absolutely in love with Pete Carroll and his group of inmates. USC is #9 in the polls and has less ground to make up than the others listed. Also, USC has had 2 bye weeks already and has only played 3 games. If they march through their remaining 9 opponents they should be sitting at #2 or even #1. The fact that the PAC-10 has no championship game helps USC.

2. But what does this mean for Ohio State? Are they back in?

I think the voters in the polls know what they are doing. So, no- I don’t think that they are back in it just yet. The voter would love to keep OSU out of the race, but they may have no choice if other top 10 teams keep slipping up. OSU isn’t out of it, but they still have a slippery slope to climb.

3. Did the week that was open the door for any of the undefeateds out of some of the non-BCS conferences like the Mountain West or the Big East? (Yup, that’s a cheap shot. Thanks, Virginia Tech for not allowing me to make it about the ACC.)

I think we may be jumping the gun a little early here. BYU is ranked #7 in the Coaches poll, but we will have still have to see how the computers shake that ranking up when the BCS rankings come out. There will definitely be a BCS “buster” this year, but they may not be allowed to play for the big prize just yet. That is a shame too. I would put the MWC from top to bottom, up against the PAC-10, The Big East, and the ACC. That is a very powerful conference that will do very well in the bowl season.

Blogpoll Roundtable… The Comment Card

September 10, 2008

This weeks Roundtable is brought to you by Braves and Birds.

Your college football program wants to know how you, its valued customer, thinks of your consumer experience! Please help your program evaluate its performance in the first two weeks of the season! Can you feel the [INSERT NAME OF PROGRAM HERE] difference!?!

1. How would you rate your program’s service to you in the first two weeks of the season?

I would have to say… Mildly Irritating. First I had to wait an extra week, unlike some fans, to watch my team play a lower-tier school. Second, I had to watch that lower-tier team (San Diego State) play their buts off as the Irish struggled on offense and almost pull off the upset that would have killed Notre Dame football.

The Irish won, so it was just a bit irritating and not roof jumping time. Yet.

2. How happy are you with your program’s overall scheme? We are in a period in which the spread has become a total obsession in the media. If you’re a fan of a spread team, are you happy with the way your program has implemented it? If you’re a fan of a non-spread team, do you wish that your program would convert to this Xenu of offenses?

This is kind of contradictory of my first answer, but I am happy with the teams “overall” scheme on offense. It’s a pro scheme, so there are basically 5 plays that come out of 32 formations. In all honesty though, my favorite offense is the triple option.

No spread PLEASE! It’s not that I don’t like it, I do a bit. It’s just that in the last 20 years Notre Dame has gone from the Holtz option, to the Holtz pro/option, to the Kevin Rogers “fucked up wishing it was McNabb offense”, to the Willingham “west coast duck squatting offense”, to where we are now with Weis’s wishing we were more like New England… offense. Enough! Let’s just roll with it.

3. Rate your stadium’s cleanliness and menu options.

The stadium still has that “ancient” feeling even after the mid-nineties renovation. The menu is your basic polish sausage, pretzel, and nacho favorites. No real signature dish.

I don’t care about cleanliness, but I do have several short stories to share. Last year during the most abysmal season in Irish history, I attended the Duke game. Freezing cold out and I had to take a dump sometime in the middle of the first quarter. I entered the restroom with dread thinking I was going to sit on a freezing toilet covered in piss and shit. Instead I found a cozy stall that was very clean and very, very warm. Fucking BONUS!!!

The second story actually takes place just outside of the stadium at the math building. It was against USC last year and as I walked around campus I felt the bubbling guts. Long story short; I ended up in a restroom inside of the math building that had a very large window right behind the toilet. As I was enjoying the dump, I heard a rumbling that was not from my guts. It was the Irish Marching Band marching to the stadium with hundreds of fans in tow. I sat on the John and waved to all of the fans. It was SWEET!

4. As an incentive to provide your valued feedback, you will be entered into a drawing for exciting prizes! What one prize would you like for your program?

National Title. Nothing, and I mean NOTHING, will be tolerated if a Title is not won in the next year or two. Sad, but true. Give that crystal football…NOW.

5. Since we’re all about choices, take one of the following two options for entertainment’s sake:

a. What’s your most memorable experience involving a comment card?

I’ve never filled one out. Only assholes fill those things out with negative comments. If I feel the need to be positive, I just tip more.

b. If your program were a casual dining chain, which one would it be? Yes, this is a tricky question because the defining characteristic of a casual dining chain is its sameness. No one said this Roundtable would be easy.

Bob Evans? Because a bunch of old people love us?…

Bonus points if you can make a compelling case that your program is Chotchkie’s or Flingers.

Definitely Chotchkie’s. Notre Dame is all about the flair. 12 National Titles, 7 Heisman Trophies, 79 Consensus All-Americans. Not to mention the Gold Leaf plated dome, the contract with NBC and its own deal with the BCS for even more flair… money. That’s F-L-A-I-R.

Preseason Blogpoll Roundtable

August 21, 2008

These are a series of questions asked by Hey Jenny Slater a Georgia blog and Blogpoll voter. This is the first of the roundtables hosted by Blogpoll voters.

So here we go…

1. In his “visiting lecturers” series posted on Every Day Should Be Saturday over the past few months, Orson Swindle asked each participant to explain which country, during which historical period, their team most resembles. Let’s bring everything up to the present day and ponder: Which current sovereign nation is your team? Or to look at it another way, how does your team fit into the “world” of college football?

Iran. Notre Dame is on the down side of life right now. No one is giving the Irish any shot to actually be a big time player this year, but many are afraid of the future of Irish football. Basically, with the recruiting classes that ND has had during the past three years it looks more and more like a nuclear weapons program on the rise. We will scare the shit out of you, but it may be a year or two before we actually push the button. Plus, we have a dictator for a Head Coach and his Assistant Head Coach is a wild-eyed crazy meat eater by the name of TAH-NOO-TAH!

2. Every preseason roundup has to have some discussion of who’s overrated, but let’s go beyond that. Which team do you think is poised to crap the bed in the biggest way this season relative to high expectations, and which game do you think will begin their slide into ignominy?

Kansas. O.K. so nobody is picking the Jayhawks to win a national title or even the Big 12 for that matter, but they are still ranked 13th by the A.P. and have high bowl aspirations. The Jayhawks will probably get off to a hot start against NCAA powerhouses; Florida International and Louisiana Tech. Then they trot into Tampa Bay to face off against another team I figure to be a little overrated: South Florida. I see Kansas losing this game, but this isn’t the start of the downward spiral. They play another tough game against Sam Houston St. but beat them soundly and then a bye week. The rest pays off as they go into Ames, Iowa and crush Iowa State.

And so ends there season. I see Kansas losing their remaining 7 games. (Colorado, @Oklahoma, Texas Tech, Kansas St., @Nebraska, Texas, and Mizzu in Kansas City). Call me crazy if you will, but make sure you play close attention as the preseason #13 slides to either 4-8 or 5-7 with only one conference win. Ouch.

Others given consideration: South Florida, Penn State, Clemson

3. On the flip side of that coin, which team do you think is going to burst out of nowhere to become 2008’s biggest overachiever — this year’s version of Kansas ’07, as it were — and what’s going to be the big upset that makes us all finally sit up and take notice of them?

This is a really tough answer for me to write. But I am going to have to go with Michigan State. This is not the MSU of old. Johnelle and Bobby Williams are history and the Spartans finally made a great choice for Head Coach in Mark Dantonio.

If Sparty can get the “W” at California in the season opener, they should have a shot at a 10-2 record. They have an experienced and good QB in Brian Hoyer and a very talented RB in Javon Ringer. Their biggest question mark is probably at WR, but MSU always comes up with a good wideout when they need one.

So they beat Cal, EMU, FAU, and then they play ND at home where the away team has won the last 7 games. I’ll put a “L” here since I’m a big homer anyways and then they start their Big Integer season. They win the first three (@IU, Iowa, @Northwestern) and then they lose at home to Ohio State. I then could see MSU running the table @Michigan, Wisconsin(this is a toss up, but I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt and make it the big “upset”) , Purdue, and then @ Penn State after a bye week. I see Sparty possibly finishing at #2 in the Big Integer.

Others given consideration: Florida State, North Carolina, UConn

4. Here’s an “I’ll hang up and listen” question. I put Ohio State and Oklahoma #1 and #2, respectively, despite their recent high-profile BCS face-plants. Where did you rank those two teams, and did those BCS issues have anything to do with it?

I put OSU #1 and Oklahoma #2.

Ohio State was supposed to be good this year and last year was supposed to be just a stepping stone. Some stepping stone, a BCS Title berth. They have all of their main weapons back and are looking for a little taste of the glory. Their schedule will give them bonus points if they pull off the win at USC. Once again the Big Integer is going to fuck them as they end their season on November 22nd. That’s a long wait until… when is the Title game- February?

Oklahoma is loaded with talent. They do however, lose their top 4 tacklers on defense but because of that talent stockpile they should fill in the holes nicely. Their offense is explosive and if they make it out of Dallas unscathed, they should run the table. They could very well slip up versus Texas Tech, but the game is in Norman and I look for the Sooners to be ready.

Where did this pic come from?


5. Last season was a statistical outlier in countless ways, not the least of which was the fact that we ended up with a two-loss team as national champion. Do you think anyone plays a strong enough schedule to get MNC consideration as a two-loss team this year? Conversely, do you see anybody managing to sail into the national-championship game undefeated?

No team with two losses is going to make it in this year. I think the only reason LSU really got that push from the voters is because of the two losses they had, both of which were in 3OT. I can see both Ohio State and Oklahoma being undefeated, but i can also see U$C going 12-0 if they can beat Ohio State. That game will be FUCKING HUGE for the national title.

6. OK, time for some Olympic fever. Which athlete from the Beijing Olympics — any sport, any country, with the exception of USA basketball since those guys are already pros — would you most want to add to your team’s roster this season? No worries about age, eligibility, or even gender; we’ll worry about that crap later.

Matthias Steiner of Germany. This guy won the Gold as a super heavyweight in weightlifting. Notre Dame is a little light and young across their defensive line. This guy will pick you up and fucking piledrive your ass on top of the QB. Word.

“I hate condoms and poodles!”