After a few tough years in a row, the University of Missouri has decided their best strategy is to just not show up to any conference games and hope people forget about them. “It’s called the George Costanza strategy,” said Mizzou athletic director Jim Sterk. “If we just show up to Big 12 games and skip all of our SEC opponents, maybe people will forget this whole thing ever happened.”
It wasn’t always this bad, when Missouri first joined the SEC they made it to two straight conference title games in Atlanta, but things quickly took a turn for the worse. “We won the East two years in a row and thought ‘well this doesn’t seem right.’ But it turns out not winning games is a lot less fun.”
The Tigers hope to one day return to their glory days, back when opposing fans remembered they existed and TV announcers could remember who their coach is. Unfortunately, those days are long gone, but by not showing up to play, Missouri has its best chance of conference success all year.
After bad loss against Kentucky and a rough one point victory over LA Tech, South Carolina fans couldn’t help but reminisce on the glorious two weeks at the beginning of the season when they thought their team might be alright. “I’ll always remember watching College Gameday after week one and that Kurt Herbie fella said ‘Could South Carolina be a sleeper team in the East?’ and I almost fell out of my chair,” said longtime Gamecock fan Jeeter Sockton. “Now we’re lucky if Paul Finebaum even remembers who we play this week.”
Things looked promising for the Gamecocks at the beginning with big wins over NC State and Missouri, but then head coach Will Muschamp found his groove and South Carolina got beat by Kentucky and looked awful against LA Tech. “I was worried that our season was going a different direction than what our fans expected,” said Muschamp. “So we used that Kentucky game to let everyone know we are right on track.”
From here, Muschamp plans to lose about four or five more games and play just good enough in their December bowl game that fans can’ be too upset. “We don’t want to rock the boat by doing anything crazy like winning SEC games. We’ll just float along, beat Missouri once a year and be just fine.”
During last night’s Alabama football radio call-in show with head coach Nick Saban, Coach Saban took the opportunity to ridicule a small child for calling in and asking a bad question. “I don’t have time to entertain your ridiculous questions,” Saban told 8-year-old Tommy Chaire. “This game against Vanderbilt is more important than anything that has happened in your insignificant little life, and I would appreciate you showing a bit more respect.”
The question Tommy asked that prompted this response seemed to be an innocent one: “Coach Saban, how many touchdowns do you think we will score this week?” But the coach did not seem to take it so innocently. “Do you think it’s just easy to score touchdowns? Have you ever watched a football game in your damn life?”
The call-in show usually lasts an hour, but Saban walked off the set of the show after just 20 minutes because he was so aggravated by the child’s question. Saban then drove to Tommy’s parent’s house to continue to berate the boy in person. “Sorry, but we’re trying to beat Vanderbilt here,” Saban told Tommy’s mom and dad. “And if we win by anything less than 50 points than it will be your child’s fault.”
After recovering from the aftermath of a 37-7 beatdown from Mississippi State, many LSU fans woke up Monday morning to a stark realization: their head coach is Ed Orgeron. “Wait, he’s that guy that coached at Ole Miss and then got fired for being terrible, right?” said one LSU fan on the Tiger Droppings message boards. “I knew he looked familiar.”
But it’s not just shock LSU fans are experiencing, many Tiger fans are feeling deceived. “How come we’re just finding out now that Ed Orgeron is the head coach?” another post read. “Shouldn’t there have been like a press conference or something. I gotta admit I never looked it up since things were going pretty OK for the first few weeks, but I just assumed we got Jimbo Fisher to coach.”
Some Tiger fans did what they could to ease the pain of others, but to no avail. “At least he’s only the interim coach….oh wait….SHIT. What did we do?” As more and more LSU fans remember who Ed Orgeron is, the task of turning around the team will get harder. Of course, with Danny Etling at quarterback, it doesn’t matter anyways.
After recovering from the effects of a devastating hurricane, Florida governor Rick Scott has another potential disaster on the horizon – this weekend’s game between Florida and Tennessee. “The entire state is still recovering from the disaster of Hurricane Irma, the last thing we need is for millions of our citizens to suffer through two dreadful teams punting the ball back and forth for four hours,” said Governor Rick Scott. “That’s why I am issuing this state of emergency, as well as a mandatory evacuation order for those planning to have the game on their tv.”
It’s no secret that both Florida and Tennessee fans have had some miserable experiences the last few years, and cramming them both together in a stadium while watching the kind of football these two teams typically play is a recipe for catastrophe.
“The only thing worse than watching the roof of my house get blown off would be watching Malik Zaire get put in during the second half again,” said Gator fan Duncan Straw. It’s too early to tell what damage may be left in the wake of Saturday’s game, but it’s certainly going to be enough to make the rest of the country tune out after the first quarter.
After squeaking out a 24-14 win over Nicholls State last week, Texas A&M made a statement to the rest of the world that if you’re a Division II or FCS football team, you better be real careful about playing the Aggies. “Sure, people made fun of us last week for losing a 30-point second half lead,” said A&M coach Kevin Sumlin. “But I think this 10 point win over a mediocre FCS team proves that we are back.”
Nicholls State, on the other hand, left College Station with some big questions to grapple with. “I mean, if we can’t get over the hump against Texas A&M, how are we gonna fare once we start playing real teams?” said Nicholls State’s head coach, whose name was not available online.
Some people may say that Kevin Sumlin is on the hot seat, but a one game winning streak over FCS teams in 2017 may be just the ticket Sumlin needs to land a job coaching receivers at UTEP next year.
After a miserable offensive performance last week against Clemson, Gus Malzahn has turned to the only person on the team he can trust – Aubie the Tiger. Starting this week, Aubie will be in the booth calling plays for the Tigers, and keep the rest of the coaching staff far away from any decision making.
“Aubie may be a fictional creature,” said Auburn Athletic Director Jay Jacobs, “but even he would know not to take in one of the nation’s most talented passers and turn him into a spread option quarterback.” It might seem like a desperate move, but for Auburn it’s the only way forward. “Yes, we only lost by one score to one of the best teams of the nation. But, as our fans say, our only hope now is to get Chip Kelly to like us.”
Since taking over as play caller, Aubie has added a lot more pointing, flexing, and dancing to the playbook. It is unclear how these methods will impact the offense, but at least it’s better than giving up 11 sacks.