There's a load of great links today from the Mothership and elsewhere, but before we get started, a site announcement:
Now that September is over, I can officially announce that ODB set a new traffic record for a month! I'm overjoyed by our recent success and the progress we've made around here, and I hope that we can continue that positive momentum through the rest of this season and into MBB.
Well done, old sports.
Alright, let's get to the links:
Big 12 Basketball: Looking at Baylor, and a Defense of Scott Drew - Burnt Orange Nation
The Big 12 basketball preview series tackles the "Scott Drew question."
Somehow I missed this all day yesterday despite, I think, retweeting it. It's from our friends at BON and it's actually a very good preview of this year's MBB team. I've now put it into the layout here, as well.
POWER RANKING college football's 5 big conferences (and the Underdogs), Week 6 - SBNation.com
Let's assess the state of each power conference through five weeks of college football, plus the big group of teams not in those leagues.
Projecting the SEC's 2014 conference race using advanced stats - SBNation.com
Using F/+ win probabilities to project how the SEC race will unfold. Your West favorites: Mississippi State and Alabama. Your East favorites: Missouri and Georgia.
The Numerical, Week 5: We're still waiting for excellence, Florida State - SBNation.com
Florida State needs to start looking elite soon, Stanford is the worst treadmill ever, and there was all sorts of bad passing on Saturday. Get the weekend roundup of the best college football stats.
Week 5 Win Probability charts - Football Study Hall
Win Probability Charts from week 5 of the 2014 college football season
The Pregame Huddle: Week 6 | FOX Sports
The Big 12 pregame huddle: Week 6
Big 12 roundtable: Keys for TCU, Texas - ESPN
In our weekly Big 12 roundtable, we examine the keys to Texas and TCU knocking off Big 12 co-favorites Baylor and Oklahoma this weekend...
Texas Longhorns' 'trash' talk a sign of Baylor Bears' ascent - ESPN
WACO, Texas -- Goliath wasn't the one slinging stones. Nor had he much need for trash talk.
TWEETS TWEETS TWEETS TWEETS TWEETS
Texas LB Steve Edmond called Baylor trash & WR John Harris said "they are still Baylor". House Briles sends their regards. #RedWedding— Lance Zierlein (@LanceZierlein) October 1, 2014
A loose paraphrase of the Tywin Lannister's "A lion does not concern itself with the opinion of sheep." quote, I think.
Baylor-ex Terrance Williams on Texas CB Quandre Diggs dissing #WRU: "I had too much fun with him. I’m not even going to comment on him."— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) September 30, 2014
TWill is probably talking about the 2012 game where he caught about a hundred passes on Diggs.
Check back throughout the day today. There will be more!