Let's Get Pasted is a place where we periodically post a collection of links, quick thoughts, and hopefully one day, a haiku.
Yes, these have become less regular lately. I apologize for depriving you of the linkyness. I will improve.
Conference Power Rankings: Week 5 - Stats & Info Blog - ESPN
This is about to become an entire post, but I wanted to put the link up here for now. I realize this poll is meant to balance the top-heaviness of the AP Poll with the depth rankings of the polls as a whole, but it also illustrates the gap between media perception of the Big 12, and what the numbers say. The Big 12 is ranked as the #5 conference by AP votes, but #1 by the computers.
Sittler column: For Oklahoma State's Tolu Moala, blessings keep on coming | Tulsa World
For those that haven't yet read about this, it's a pretty solid story about Moala's daughter, his religion (Mormon), and the rest of his non-traditional college athlete life.
All the pertinent quotes from the Monday press conference regarding the game on Friday. My favorite:
Joe DeForest, Special Teams Coordinator
On playing at Louisiana
"It's a festive environment. It's just the culture there; the way of life. There's great food, people and fun. I went there to play baseball so I know what to expect. The student section is pretty rowdy. They party all day and they sit right behind our bench and talk about your family and they are not very good things that they say."
Looking for A Happy GoodBye In Nebraska's Final Big 12 Season - Corn Nation
A "hoping for positives" piece from Jon at Corn Nation. I'm not sure Nebraska will get much admiration on their way out of the conference... but I'm glad some Nebraska fans want to be remembered fondly.
Open Letter to Coach Tuberville - Double-T Nation
Uh Oh. Everything is not well in West Texas..... I mean even more not well than normal.
The Alphabetical, Week 5: Really, Let's Just Talk About The End Of Tennessee-LSU - SBNation.com
Orson's always entertaining alphabetical breakdown of the weekend that was. This one has a great recap of the LSU - Tennessee ending.... which still seems fictional.
Not Quite Initial Impressions: LSU v Tennessee - And The Valley Shook
More LSU - Tennessee reaction
And now the actual video of the LSU - Tennessee ending.