Saturday, October 01, 2011

The Andy Reid Coaching Tree

Check out Andy Reid's 2001 coaching staff, look at all of those head coaches on that staff. It's Bill Walsh like. 

What A Week

Starting Sunday, the OTWT Tailgating Crew will have one of its busiest weeks ever. During the next week, we will be attending Game 2 of the National League Division Series between the Phillies and Cards, the Pitt at Rutgers college football game on Saturday and then head up to the Eagles at Bills game on Sunday afternoon.
My poor car will be racking up the miles:
  • Mays Landing to Citizens Bank Park: 48 miles 
  • Citizens Bank Park to Mays Landing: 48 miles 
  • Mays Landing to Rutgers Stadium: 109 miles
  • Rutgers Stadium to Ralph Wilson Stadium: 366 miles
  • Ralph Wilson Stadium to Mays Landing: 423 miles 
  • Total: 994 miles
It might be a long time in a car, but there are stories that are sure to be told after its all over. Follow our trip on twitter or check youtube  for videos from our fun.

Friday, September 30, 2011

ESPN's Next College Football Star

First it was Kirk Herbstreit, now ESPN is in the process of grooming their next college football television star. If you have watched David Pollack's career at ESPN over the last couple of years, you have to think that he is set to be a major force on the four letter network over the next coupe of years.

Pollack's broadcasting career starting in Sept. 9, 2008, after a neck injury forced him to retire from football, as an afternoon sports talk host on Atlanta's 790 The Zone. Also in 2008, Pollack began studio work for CBS's college football coverage. He also is a college football analyst for ESPNU.

Pollack's big chance happened this year, he was selected to be part of the traveling road show that is know as College Game. Also he is a host on the Palmer and Pollack show, which is 2.5 hours long on ESPNU.

While the show is great, being part of College GameDay has served as Pollack's big break. He has been a standout when he has appeared on GameDay and has done a great job breaking down things, he adds a passion that sometimes is lost on people. I heard him on Sirius XM Radios 24/7 College Sports Radio with Bill King a couple of weeks ago and came away very impressed. During the interview, no matter the topic, he had a view on the subject from conference expansion to LSU.

With Lee Corson starting to get up there in age, could David Pollack be the perfect replacement for him on College GameDay. I have no idea what ESPN is going to do, but they could do a lot worst then having Pollack, join Fowler and Herbstreit on a full time basis.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

This Tevez thing could blow Man City apart

Why do I think this could spell the end to Manchester City rise. According to the Daily Mail Manchester City players are going to claim they 'didn't hear' Carlos Tevez's refusal to play in the Champions League. This is starting to sound like it could turn into a circus.

College Football QB Geography

Where do college football quarterbacks come from. answer that question for all of us. According to the story California has the most starting qbs at the FBS level with 25.

The Cover Story: Boston Collapse

 The Collapse of the Red Sox is complete and the Boston papers did their best to sum it up in a way that only they can do.


Monday, September 26, 2011

Fox might have something

More then a week ago, Fox tried something new and they were rewarded for it. After showing the Manchester United vs. Chelsea game live on FSC, the network decided to show the game on their regular Fox stations after the local NFL was over.

In Philly it was during the 1 p.m., while in other cities it was the 4 p.m. slot. While showing soccer games on tape delay sounds like a bad idea, it did not turn out that way for Fox. According to industry reports the game had 2.5 million viewers making it the most watched Premier League game ever.

Now here is the question, would Fox be willing to do that every week. So lets the Eagles are playing at 4 p.m. on Fox would they show the Sunday 11 a.m. game on tape delay on that Fox station at 1 p.m.. Traditional stations that have a late game  show infomericals during the time leading up to game and the same thing with an early NFL game with respect to the late slot. Now the ratings might not be the same for a game that features Aston Villa and QPR, but it would increase the footprint of the league on network television and might drum up a lot of interesting. So what's the risk.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Professional Tailgating: The Homecoming Edition

Instead of taking in Rutgers game vs. Ohio, the OTWT Tailgating crew returned home to William Paterson University. It was homecoming in Pioneerville and the Pioneers defeated Brockport 35-23. Here are some of the sites from the game.

What I saw on Saturday
...what I'm used to seeing on most Saturday. There is a big difference.

 The Pioneer coaching staff decked out in their orange

William Paterson's Dawys German  scores a touchdown during the game German finished the day with 157 yards rushing, 69 receiving and three touchdowns.

Maybe this guy will be a future coach at his parents old school 
 I did not know the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL where now part of the NJAC