This halfway point in the season has me half baked. You know, what with people going all half-cocked on who is going to make the playoff, win the half-Heisman and get the half-decent Nebraska job. It’s poison, I’m telling you, the stuff being spewed to our children. R-a-t poison. I have half-a-mind to do what Gary Andersen did at Oregon State: turn this car half-way around and go halfway home. Corvallis: now there’s a half-hour sitcom. And how about we wait half-a-second, Kirk Herbstreit, before anointing Saquon Barkley as a better running back than Bryce Love, or Rashaad Penny? Or using College Game Day bully pulpit to criticize Washington for wanting to play day games every week like more than half the Big Ten teams do? And what about Wisconsin’s half-ass, non-conference schedule? It’s way closer to 2% than half-and-half. And UDub shouldn’t get caught up with half-wits back east who won’t stay up to half-past-midnight to watch a really good team play. Just take care of your half of the schedule, Huskies, and let the College Football Playoff selection committee get the rest of it half-right. And while I admire the Pac 12’s attempt to shorten games, I’m not sure cutting five minutes of the half-time show is going to do anything other than tick off the conference band directors. A better way to speed up games is to cut out half the targeting calls. At the halfway point I still have no idea what targeting is, or isn’t, or why it’s different in the Pac 12 than it is halfway across the country. Anyway, good luck to everyone in the second half.
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