Friday, November 30, 2007

Week 13 Praemium Terribilis,

Cumberland Awardnamed in honor of the Cumberland team that took a 220-0 thrashing at the hands of Georgia Tech in 1916, this award honors the team that took the soundest beating of national significance in the past week.

Week 13 Winner – Arizona State

USC's star is once again rising and the Sun Devils' star is setting. Then 7th ranked Arizona State went down 44-24 to the Trojans.

Ron Zook AwardFor the coach who is “always getting better," even if that betterment is not discernable to the rest of us.

Week 13 Winner – Ed Orgeron

Back to back suckies for Coach O as he gets Croomed in the last week of the season, losing to in-state rival Mississippi State. And now the Orgeron willbe packing his Hummer and leaving town.

Honorable Mention: Nick Saban who lost Bama's 6th straight Iron Bowl.

Ron Powlus AwardGoes to the nationally anointed one and presumptive Heisman candidate that didn’t quite live up to his hype during the past week.

Week 13 Winner – No Winner

A first for the Suckies. No winner as all the remaining Heisman hopefuls (Chase Daniel, Darren McFadden, Tim Tebow, Colt Brennan and Pat White) were impressive in wins for their respective teams. Interestingly, all of these candidates except Daniel has won this Suckie at least once this year.

Prairie View Awardgiven each week to the specific squad (offense, defense, special teams or otherwise) that distinguishes itself for pure, unadulterated suckiness. The award is named in honor of the Prairie View Panther team that lost a college football record 80 consecutive games during the 1990’s.

Week 13 Winner – Nebraska's (Rush) Defense

It's hard not to give this to Nebraska's Dee every week. The latest team to get healthy against the 11 wheels of swiss cheese that are the Cornhuskers defense are the Buffs of Colorado. Although Colorado actually gave up more yards (610) than Nebraska (518) the Huskers gave up an almost unbelievable 277 yards and 65 points.

The Blue AwardNamed after September 1, 2007, the date “everything changed”, this award commemorates the team that overcame enormous odds to their undying detriment, thus losing to a team that they ought to have easily handled.

Week 13 Winner – LSU

LSU had it's destiny in its own hands. All they needed to do was win out and they'd be playing for a mythical national title. But instead the Hawgs Nutted up and won 50-48 in triple overtime behind 209 yards by Darren McFadden. Nutt subsequently resigned, ending the soap opera that's been playing out in Fayetteville for the last couple of seasons.

The Roy Riegels AwardNamed in memory of Cal Bear Roy “Wrong Way” Riegels who while playing in the 1929 Rose Bowl picked up a Georgia Tech fumble and ran for 65 yards – the wrong direction, costing his team the game. This award honors the college football player who committed a blunder of such enormity that it perhaps single-handedly cost his team the game.

Week 13 Winner – Andre Woodson

In the fourth overtime, needing a 2 point conversion to keep the game going Woodson got caught between attempting a throw and running into the end zone. Game over. Woodson is a great QB and will probably be a great pro. But if you tuck it and and run you have to get there.

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