Saturday, September 16, 2006

Le Mort d'Heisman: The Descent of Shawn Bell

Then Job took a piece of broken pottery and scraped himself with it as he sat among the ashes. His wife said to him, "Are you still holding on to your integrity? Curse God and die!" He replied, "You are talking like a foolish woman. Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?" Job 2:8-10 (NIV)

Let it be known that Red Andrews is officially abandoning his Shawn Bell for Heisman campaign. Due to the poor TD:INT ratio in the two big games so far, I feel that AirBear is turning Shawn in to a different passer altogether. Where is the Shawn Bell of yesteryear? While Shawn played nobly, especially in the first half, the real national award candidacies are Sepulveda's bid for a second Ray Guy Award and C.J. Wilson's effort in receiving the Jim Thorpe Award. I suppose my eyes are opened to the gritty realities of an offensive system tailor made for a certain type of team, but not ours. We need to incorporate a solid run game (I realize Mosley is hurt) with a steady passing attack. Our habit of turning the ball over in the red zone continued tonight, much to the chagrin of the Bear Faithful. We are starting to see where our true strengths lie. In our BearPit defense.

Man, our D is good. Arline and Wilson (each with one INT) are like Beelzebub and Mephistopheles out there. Their playmaking has created more points for the B this season than AirBear has. We need to to take stock of our strengths and weaknesses. We've lost two close games when leading at halftime. We have the talent and potential to finish with a winning season, but the play calls and execution have been short of BearMeat's expectations. Too many turnovers. Too many penalties. Too many dropped passes. This is a serious mental issue. We need to be a lot tougher from a cerebral standpoint. Look to BearMeat for your strength, Bears; we do not waver in adversity. Either should you.

In conclusion:

Bell for Heisman? Not so much. [I still love Shawn Bell. Don't get me wrong. Just not puttin' up the Heisman stats like I hoped for.]

AirBear = HotAir? We'll see for sure come our conference opener against KSU.

Sepulveda for Ray Guy? A must.

C.J. for Jim Thorpe? Most def.

WSU = Aggies? Yes, but unlike their southern cousins, the Cougars believe in science, progress, and the rule of law.

[Oh yeah, in case you haven't heard, the B lost by 2 to WSU, 17-15, on a field goal with 9 seconds left. Hence, the self-doubt-ridden lamentation post.]

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  • I vomited eight times in my mouth. Thank you, sir!

    By Blogger Pat Neffistopheles, at 11:47 PM  

  • Hey bearmeat,
    When are you going to write about cross country? Did you know that the women's cross country team earned the same amount of money as the men's basketball team last year? All they did was sell 38 bottles of gatorade at their home meets. Also, they're ranked number 12 in the country right now.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:35 AM  

  • We have a cross-country team? Maybe the Good Judge can address this; or Pat, you know he loves the ladies. Mmm, this is a novel idea. "Lady Athletics." Sounds interesting.

    We're on the case!

    By Blogger Red Andrews, at 12:12 PM  

  • I do believe I heard that they were ranked 12 out of 12 teams. Well done, Team!

    By Blogger Pat Neffistopheles, at 1:33 PM  

  • After this weekend I have withdrawn my application to the B's graduate school. Thanks a lot Texas Tech, your stupid fad offense has ruined everything for us.

    By Anonymous Brandon Dean Price, at 9:39 AM  

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