Who’s Hot…Who’s Not in September?

Posted: September 18, 2011 by mceagle611 in Sports
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Courtesy of bleacherreport.com

We are now a little more than half-way through the month of September and the Sports World continues to entertain/surprise. Football season is underway and already there have been some surprises, upsets, and nail-biters in both College and NFL play. That’s what fall is all about really, enjoying the cooler weather with friends and family while watching a man’s game. With that being said today on the East Side we are going to take a look at what, where, and who have been hot so far in September; and who really have not been so hot as the fall months ‘kick-off’. (Pun intended)

Hot : The ACC – Well it’s official as of today that Pittsburgh and Syracuse are both joining the ACC. The move date remains uncertain but the Big East requires a 27-month notice period and a $5 million exit-fee. This is a hot story and even though we are in College Football season I’d like to look forward. I don’t care what you say but as of now the ACC is undoubtedly the best College Basketball conference. I’m just curious to see what they’ll do about the ACC-Big Ten Challenge (always great basketball).

Courtesy of uponfurtherreview.kansascity.com

Not : The Big 12 – Well, it looks like the Big 12 may be the Big 0 in a couple of years. A&M is now leaving to go to the SEC, Oklahoma is looking around, and Nebraska already left to go to the Big 10. I really do wonder how long the Big 12 will be around, I also question how the installation of “super-conferences” will affect college play; for better or for worse?

Hot : Tom Brady – I know Brady is always good but last Monday Night was something special. The first Monday of the NFL Season saw two records; Brady threw for nearly 100 yards more than Drew Beldsoe’s MNF record and Sebastian Janikowski tied an NFL record with a 63 yard field goal to end the half against the Broncos. Surely Brady will rack up some serious stats today against a Chargers club that is still trying to find their identity. I like Brady this week Fantasy wise, also…(read here)…but who doesn’t!

Not : Ben Rothelisberger – Yuck! Describes the game that Big Ben had against the Ravens on Week 1. The Steelers really suffered a bad loss, giving up 35 points and scoring 7 points. If you think that is pretty uncharacteristic, try the fact that the Steelers had 7 offensive Turnovers. Maybe their age has finally caught up with them.

Hot : Michigan – This is bad because, again, I am a huge Buckeye fan but Michigan’s shootout with Notre Dame was possibly the best college game I have seen…ever. I know it’s a stretch but this was something special. Denard Robinson is playing lights out, and a 3-0 signifies a good season ahead for the Wolverines. Brady Hoke is the coach that this program has been looking for ever since Lloyd Carr and Michigan parted ways, so they are pretty much set.

Not : Ohio State – Moving onto the polar opposite team; the struggling Buckeyes. Squeaking out a win against Toledo, and looking like crap against the U. The reason Joe Bauserman looks so bad, folks, is because their offense is designed for a mobile QB – there is no doubt that Pryor is supposed to be behind center with these play calls. I, also, really do not understand why Luke Fickell decided to play Bauserman when they have a taller, more mobile, (and in my humble, but honest opinion) a more trustworthy QB sitting on the bench in Braxton Miller. The Buckeyes are not hot and have some serious questions to answer before they can achieve elite status once more.

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