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I hope you all had a happy and healthy holiday, whatever it is you celebrate. Personally I've got no complaints, other than a lot of time spent in the car, this idiot had a rather enjoyable few days. I also gained 10 pounds and punished my liver a couple of times. It had it coming. I'm going to ease back into this whole blogging thing with some random thoughts, presented in no particular order.
* The Urban Meyer situation at Florida is flat-out bizarre. The only thing we really know for sure is that Billy Donovan certainly approves of Urban's decision-making process.
* Is Jim Zorn the Greg Robinson of pro football or is Greg Robinson the Jim Zorn of college football?
* I was stuck at the in-laws yesterday without much to do - as a result I watched the entire Little Caesar's Bowl. The only thing worse than Little Caesar's pizza was this football game. The fact that a pizza chain sponsored a football game where their pizza wasn't served is a pretty good indication that the entire exercise was a completely irrelevant. Life would certainly be horrible with a playoff instead of these useless games wouldn't it?
* Speaking of college football, I thought I saw somewhere that a MAC team hasn't won a bowl game since 2006. I'm not sure if this is true, but even if it isn't, it's certainly believable.
* The West Virginia - Seton Hall game was a wild one on Saturday. It will be interesting to see how the Hall bounces back from that near miss when they play Syracuse. The two keys to the game in my opinion, how SU handles Seton Hall's full court pressure, and can Syracuse make life difficult for Jeremy Hazell? The dude is going to take shots, the key will be to force him to take a lot of of tough ones to get his points.
* I would love to hear an explanation for why the Washington Redskins ended up on prime time TV two weeks on a row. Speaking of the Deadskins, I heard a couple of talking heads defending Jason Campbell a few days ago, citing the fact that he's had a bunch of different coaches. So what. The fact of the matter is he's simply not good enough to lead a team to post-season success in the NFL. He's a competent back up, that's it. How do we know this? Watch him play.
* He's not the fastest player or the flashiest, but I will take Sheldon Brown on my team any day of the week. The guy is a gamer, he's been playing hurt all year and all he does is play his ass off on every snap. He's sort of like the anti-Randy Moss.
* Only time will tell if he was right, but I don't agree with Jim Caldwell pulling Peyton Manning during the Jets game. The Colts have rested guys before and not been successful. Manning wasn't getting hit. When they won the Super Bowl in 2007 they needed to play their starters all 16 games. The bottom line, these guys are football players, let them play football. Plus we now have to deal with delusional Jet fans for another week. That's not good for anybody.
* Don't mess with Brent Celek's wife. She'll knock you out.
* Both my mother and my mother-in-law to be bought Christmas gifts for our pets. I find this strange. I hope they don't get offended when the cat doesn't send them thank you notes. The lack of opposable thumbs makes writing a chore for him.
* Even Georgetown fans would have to approve of the Syracuse men's team adopting a 5 year old kid who has a brain tumor. Bravo to Donna Ditota for the fantastic piece. Good luck Nick, we're pulling for ya.