College Football is finally upon us. Starting today, we will see college football every week up until December. A few games kicked off the season but the headline game of Thursday Night was Texas A&M vs. South Carolina on the new SEC network. Unfortunately, the game didn't match the hype, a 52-28 Texas A&M slaughter over the Gamecocks. The Aggies went into William-Brice Stadium and put up 680 total yards, the most yards allowed in Gamecocks history. Johnny Manziel replacement, Kenny Hill, introduced himself to the world with 511 passing yards and 3 TDs to go with it. Hill, a sophomore out of Southlake Texas, seems to be ready to be the starter for the Aggies, an offense that has been one of the best in the country for a couple years now. Majority of his passes were on the money and he threw 0 interceptions. Exactly what you want to see from your 1st time starter.
As for South Carolina, they have to hit the chalk board before their next Saturday matchup versus East Carolina. The Gamecocks defense seemed to be loss without Mr. Jadeveon Clowney, only sacking Hill one time. Both teams are going into a new eras without their star players. I don't think neither will make it out of the SEC but as of now, the Aggies offense still look potent without Johnny Cr'nack and Mike Evans. Thank god College Football is back.
- The game started off slow but a monster 4th quarter for the Rebels gave it some excitement. Both QBs combined threw 7 INTs.
Commissioner Goodell and the NFL has increased the game suspension for domestic violence to 6 games for 1st time offenders and a lifetime ban for 2nd time offenders. I completely disagree with the lifetime ban but the NFL is trying to appeal to their female audience and do some PR, so I understand it. Men should never hit on women but women should never hit on men either. Women should never put a man in the situation to where he feels has to put his hands on them, and as much as you don't want to believe it, there are women out there that put men in those situations. As far as Goodell, I still think he is the worse commissioner in NFL history. His decision to make the punishment harsher just shows how inconsistent he is and how he allows others outside of the NFL to affect his decision making. This man has done NOTHING for the NFL but turn it into a league full of robots.
Angels and Athletics began a 4-game series on Thursday, which could create some space for either team. Right now the Angels are leading the AL west by 1 game and currently leading 3-2 in the top of the 6th as I type this. I've been saying all season the if the Angels get hot, they could be dangerous and since August 12th they are 10-4 but has also loss to the A's on the road during that span. They also loss their ace Garrett Richards during that span on August 20th against the Red Sox. Richards tore his patella tendon while trying to cover first base, having to undergo surgery that ended his season. That will surely hurt the Angels come playoff time.
*12am: Josh Donaldson tie the game 3-3 with a solo HR in the top of the 6th.*
*12:11am: CJ Wilson finished after 5.2 innings and 98 pitches, 3 Earned Runs. Call to the bullpen, Mike Morin.*
*12:55am: Angels has used 3 pitchers since the 6th inning, game still tied in the bottom of the 8th with Trout, Pujols, and Hamilton. Luke Gregerson come in to relieve Sonny Gray. Gray Threw 106 pitches in 7 innings.*
*1:15am: I fell asleep. Angels won I the 10th inning 4-3 with a walk-off sac fly from Howie Kendricks to bring home Albert Pujols.*
The A's has been mediocre in the month of August, currently 12-12, with a 5-game losing streak during the month. The A's are 31-22 against AL West teams and has 6 more series in the next month against AL West teams. The A's has won the division the last two years and the Angels hasn't won the division since 2009. Both teams will make the playoffs but the division title is what both squads want.