Meram is scoring some sweet-ass goals of late
Afternoon Games Open Thread
Obviously MSU-ND and Tenn-UF. USU-USC might be a good one too
Tenn is horrid. It is remarkable to think about a decade ago that was the best game of the SEC season almost annually and the best rivalry. MSU-ND is the best regionally at least, but its a pretty horrid slate. Tonights LSU-Auburn game would be fun 5 years ago but right now not so much despite Auburn's record. Stanford-AZ State I guess might be decent. Tough weekend for CFB.
"Oh, Tennessee and Florida, that's a traditional, good game...wait, no it's not." It replaced Miami-FSU as THE hot rivalry game...and now it means nothing.
Another reason The Game is the best: it always matters.
Logic: Sparty wins today. We win in Nov, and it all works out concerning the strength of schedule argument. Plus, I can't root for ND ever except when they play Ohio -- and that is more a asteroid game any ways.
I think one of the tiebreakers is out of conf record so in theory should root for ND. Frankly I'd like to see ND put up 30+ win or lose just to shut up this elite defense meme. A ND loss at home makes our win look not that impressive.
I don't think you get I meant. F the Irish forevermore! Regardless, I don't give a crap about polls and computer scores.
I care about Michigan doing the best they can year in, and year out; most especially against ND, MSU and Ohio. If we do well, we will have a good season. We win the BIG or make the BIGCCG, we will go to the Citrus bowl or better which should always be a secondary goal.
I don't root for MSU for this simple reason: in-state recruiting is where it all starts, and they are our primary rival there. I don't want them to get off to a hot start that might help them land a recruit or two. Also, I'd rather play a demoralized MSU squad in EL than a fired-up team that thinks it's invincible.
VaTech just failed to score in OT. Marshall with 1st and 10 now, only needing points to get the win
Silly media contrivance made "the rivalry" seem even more boring than it is.
Tim Brown just said a game involving MSU was the game of the century... LULZ
I didn't see what he said, but in his defense, the 1966 #1vs #2 game between the two was actually called "The Game of the Century".
Should have been more aggressive on offense.
The pan of the seats at Notre Dame Stadium would seem to indicate that the highest per capita concentration of bro-ness probably exists in South Bend today. Nice little introduction by Tim Brown though. NBC has to sell it somehow, I suppose.
Hoping ND wins by 20 today.
knowing that we made all of those insufferable Irish fans miserable last week, and then a titch more miserable last week by looking crappy
Game is NUTS.
Should have pitched it to Breaston.
Did ND hire Captain Kirk to be the new head coach?
to lesbians everywhere. Now if you said that his personal style tends to be vintage 80s lesbian, I think that would be accurate. . .
Evil vs. Evil in South Bend.
"Statistics are for losers" is the most STAEE thing ever
Hell of a time for technical issues.
Another missed FG. Double OT coming in Blacksburg.
EDIT: Triple OT?
These introductions make me hate ND even more.
Don't get me wrong, I can't stand them, but they consistently take a bunch of 2 and 3 star guys and have them playing completely sound football. I wonder how long MSU will be able to hold on to Narduzzi
til the end of this year
His stock will never be higher than this year. They lose 6 seniors after this season and get to play Oregon and Ohio State next year.
He's gone at the end of the year. If not a head coach han as a DC at somewhere like Texas..
At this point, he's ready to be a HC. He doesn't really need another DC position. He couldn't really prove himself any more at Texas, with its better players, than he can right now at MSU.
Starting at the 30 is the only way Sparty will ever score.\
EDIT: Or not score
Sparty missed FG from 30...
Could not have asked for a better start for MSU. 3 and out, partial blocked punt but in ends in SPARTY NO.
The Spartans spartaned on that drive. The FG had an awful slice and excellent field position is wasted, allowing the Irish to forget all about the blocked punt.
At least it was close.
Purdue rivalry reference -- DRINK
Virginia Tech goes up 29-21. Marshall needs a TD and 2-pt conv. to go for 4OT.
Does that dude actually not have a sense of smell? Like some sort of rare disorder.
I explain the term StaEEE to my wife who is an Ohio fan? I've tried twice.
And thank you. She finally gets it and quote, "Ok, I guess I can call them StaEE. Is that similar to us calling ourselves The Ohio State University." My response, "Sure."
LOL at NBC toeing the party line. "If we keep repeating how old this rivalry is, maybe everyone will buy that's why we dropped Michigan."
This could be a very good day for Oregon. If Tenn can at least hang with Florida that would make the Ducks demolition of Florida all the more impressive.
They beat tenn. Georgia struggled. Al out of conference win VT didn't look so good. Vanderbilt struggled against UMASS. Of course, a win is a win. The margin of victory only matters so much.