Friday, September 16, 2011

Angry Owls?

The opening line for Penn State against Temple was 10 points.  Depending on who you ask now, that line ranges from 6.5 to 8.  A lot of money and faith is being put on Temple.

Or, more specifically, bettors are turning against dear old state.

It's not that Temple is such a great pick, it's just that the Lions aren't looking so good right now.

Temple Football Forever (talk about your purgatory there) predicts a 24-20 victory by the angry birds.

There's a buzz about Temple vs. Penn State this year that I don't ever remember in my Temple vs. Penn State lifetime and that's half of Joe Paterno's years.

I really feel the stars are perfectly aligned for a Temple win over Penn State this time.

I've never felt this strongly before.
Strange, but that is the feeling I had before we played Bama last Saturday.

We'll go into those details later in the week but suffice it to say that Temple has a healthy NFL first-round draft pick and a stone-cold stud carrying the ball (Penn State doesn't), Temple has a defensive coordinator who was 12-0 as a DC on a BCS bowl team (Penn State doesn't), Temple has a relatively youthful head coach who is a master motivator (and Penn State doesn't) and Temple has an offensive coordinator who developed Tom Brady and Tim Tebow (and Penn State doesn't).

Apparently, the Buzz extends to people named Buzz.

Not just any Buzz, mind you, the most famous person in the world named Buzz, Pulitizer Prize winning author Buzz Bissinger who correctly predicts a Temple victory over Penn State here. You've got to figure someone who writes about football with that kind of insight and lives in Pennsylvania knows a little about the state of the two programs at this time.

Temple also has a massive offensive line that averages 6-5, 320 (and PSU doesn't) and a Big 33 MVP (Adrian Robinson) and Penn State does not.

What will Temple have on Saturday that Penn State doesn't have?

A win that day, 24-20.

The stars are perfectly aligned.

And the Hale-Bop Comet is the way to salvation!  Can I get a great big Amen!  Pass that Kool Aid, brother!

I wonder if Silas Redd gives a hoot about not being a stone-cold stud?  I'd rather have a red hot thoroughbred--thorough-redd--myself, but that's just me.

Dan Stamm asks whether this could be Temple's year?
Will this finally be the year of the Owl? Maybe but the fact that they are even being considered on the same level as the mighty Penn State show’s how far the Temple program has come under former coach Al Golden and current coach Steve Addazio.

“There’s a buzz around our program, it’s great for our program, we’re playing well,” Addazio said. “Who knows what that outcome’s going to be but you wouldn’t want it any other way.”
There's that buzz word again.  BUZZ.  Sounds like they have a bee problem.  I had a hard drive that buzzed one time right before it crashed forever.  But I digress.

I'm sorry, but this isn't about how far Temple has come.  It is about how far Penn State has fallen.  This discussion wouldn't even be happening if we had some offensive coaches.

And if beating a Penn State team for the first time in over half a cenury when we're struggling is what your program needs to justify itself, then so be it.  That doesn't make you as good as Penn State.  That brings you up to the level of Pitt.

Angry Owls Hope Penn State lays an EGG.

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