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Week One… with a Little Help from the Fab Four

Club_ID_by_BeatlesFanClubWith week one in the books, the football machine is now fully operational.  But if you haven’t noticed, this week is a landmark occasion in the music world.  The Beatles are set to release all their albums today, finally remastered on CD, as well as The Beatles: Rock Band video game.  I have had a chance to hear about half of the remastered albums (we rockers get early access to everything, or we find someone who does), and the results are nothing short of incredible.

But as I listened this weekend, a lot of the songs played as great soundtracks to the weekend of college football.  And once again, I did the work for you.  Here are some timeless Beatles songs and their connection to week one.

Here, There and Everywhere
Notre Dame was all over the field Saturday.  And for once, they weren’t being led around it.  They came out fast, and they stayed that way the entire game.  If they keep this up, maybe Crazy Lou was right.

Let It Be
Air Force did anything but let it be.  Demolishing Nicholls State 72-0 should show the rest of the Mountain West that Air Force should probably not be taken too lightly in 2009.

I’m Looking Through You
Cincinnati coach Brian Kelly almost seemed inside Rutgers’ head coach Greg Schiano’s head the entire game.  Taking a 47-15 beating from a fellow conference team is not a pretty way to start the season.

A Day in the Life
Leave it to Ohio State to make a close game out of a sure blowout.  Just another day in the life for Buckeye fans.

You Can’t Do That
LeGarrette Blount committed one of the worst acts of losing one’s temper that I have ever seen on national television.  Next to Ron Artest.  Needless to say, I fully agree with the year-long suspension, and it should serve as a reminder that as much as you want to lay out an opponent for talking shit, sucker-punches aren’t the answer.

You Like Me Too Much
Ok Lane, really… we don’t like you at all, but you did put Western Kentucky to shame.  Best of luck against Florida though.

I Saw Her Standing There
The triumphant return of Erin Andrews.  Score as of September 9: Erin Andrews 1, Internet 0.

Get Back
This is probably what Iowa thinks of your field goal attempts, UNI.  You came close, but the last I saw, blocked field goals are worth 0.

Don’t Pass Me By
Is Buffalo making a statement in the MAC East?  I guess we’ll wait until Pittsburgh, but they seem to be determined to rub some wins in our faces this year.

Is Hall sparking the BYU revolution?

Is Hall sparking the BYU revolution?

…of the Mormon kind.  BYU, despite some questionable plays, showed why the Mountain West should be respected and why a BCS bowl should be in their reach this season.

Not a Second Time
What an incredible finish for Miami against the Seminoles Monday night.  Miami wasn’t about to let them walk out with a second win in as many years and started the year of in impressive form.  ACC, watch out.

The Long and Winding Road
There’s too many song titles that I can use for this story, but it fits Oklahoma’s position over the next 4 weeks or so.  It’s times like these that it’s nice to have an FCS opponent in the coming week, but Troy could take advantage of Bradord’s absence in week three.

It Won’t Be Long
…before Brady Hoke eats a homeless San Diegoan.  Or is it San Diegan?  San Diegoite?

I’m Only Sleeping
Tim Hiller and the rest of the Western Michigan Broncos should probably consider waking up this week.  I know the game was in the Big House, but I fully expected more than 7 points out of a team picked to be at the top of the MAC West (at least in some polls).

Hey Bulldog
Hey, Georgia!  Wake up!  Season started 6 days ago.  You can start playing any time now.

I’ve Just Seen a Face
…that I recognized on the Duke basketball bench last year.  Greg Paulus surprisingly didn’t suck near as much as I thought he would.  He actually didn’t do too shabby, but the real test will be Saturday at Penn. St.  They aren’t exactly Minnesota.

Miami (Ohio).  Getting blanked 42-0 is pretty bad, but when it’s a mid-level SEC team instead of an Alabama or Florida, I think it’s time to start looking at some other options.  Yes Coach Haywood, you may find yourself on the hot seat very soon.

A Hard Day’s Night
Alabama should have had a very simple time with Virginia Tech on Saturday.  Outgaining the Hokies 498 to 155, this should have been a blowout.  Instead, the Sabanator waited until late in the game to really start making a charge and taking care of business.  Needless to say, it was a tough battle that really shouldn’t have been that tough.

Are things getting better for DickRod?

Are things getting better for DickRod?

Getting Better
Got to admit, it’s getting better for Michigan.  I know I touched on this game earlier, but DickRod made a nice statement at home to get the season started off right.  Despite all the bad news, things don’t look so grim anymore.

Come Together
California really seemed to play as a team against Maryland, and the 52-13 pounding they admisistered showed that maybe USC shouldn’t covet that top Pac-10 spot for too long.

I’m a Loser
This goes out to all you losers who lost to FCS teams this week: Duke, Virginia and Temple.  Bow your loser heads in shame, you losers.

Yer Blues
Washington continues to sing the blues after getting beaten by LSU.  Chin up, big guy.  I have a feeling a win is close.

LOL, DickRod!  Ponzi scheme, my ass!

Don’t Let Me Down
Oh Ball State… for the love of God, please don’t get beat by New Hampshire.

The End

…of week one.


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