25000+ tickets sold! HAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
Early Games Open Thread
Could all the posters that think we should switch back to Nike please turn it to the MSU/FAU game now, and then never post that thought again? Please?
or do their unis look more like Black and White? A very dark green from this angle.
It's a dark green, but not overly dark. The line on the helmet is just awful.
I don't believe in the Gamecocks yet
Lot of people picking them but I think Georgia will win
and there are literally dozens of people in the stands. Awesome.
Wow. State's uniforms are awful.
Weren't we in on him (even just for a bit) on recruiting?...Dude is a BEAST!!
Came here to post this exact thought. Everyone knew he was coming on that 3rd and 1 at the 2 yd line, just pushed through a decent tackle. You know, he would be a fun player to watch in the Maize and Blue, but it's nice to see hometown kids playing well in front of family and friends. Must be a lot of fun for him.
Is it just me? First time looking at State this year. Maybe I am caught in a dilithium vortex, but man... from what I am seeing... our team speed not just a notch faster.... leaps and bounds...
Has the stream as well. Can't stop laughing at the attendance.
What a joke. Ford Field is empty. Whoever is in charge of selling tickets sucks at their job. CMU could get more fans there.
Holy crap. Two observations so far:
MSU's defense is awful.
Cousins is still pretty good.
My only question is does the FAU and mooU bands make up more than half the fans in attendance??
I guess this officially makes mooU the #1 program in the state of michigan. We could only hope to bring in 10k at ford field.
FAU has to be furious at the turnout. FAU played this game to keep its average home attendance about the 15000 NCAA minimum. Unfortunately for them, Sparty didn't sell any tickets and FAU blew it's whole marketing budget.
The Owls should know better than to depend on Sparty for anything
All offense so far. I don't care who wins but should be an enjoyable game.
Not looking all that impressive right now...Purdue tied with Western Illinois 7-7
Good stuff so far.
Lattimore looks studly for the Cocks
Owls putting up a fight against Sparty
USF currently on the move against the Gators
I have South Carolina and USF in the nooners. So far, so good
3 and out for MSU, Cousins takes a huge sack on 2nd down. Roh and Martin are going to LIVE in the backfield against them.
I see that UConn is up 10-0 already over Texas Southern
Huskies were -43.5 in that one. lol
up 45-0 at the half
Anyone else watching tennis? Um, me neither.
struggling, both good signs. . .
FAU's line is just awful. The tackle just did a belly flop rather than try to engage Sparty's DB on that screen.
It' bad enough I only get ESPNU in low-definition, but then State's uniforms on top of that? Just too ugly. I'd rather stare at the piss Christ for three hours.
These announcers are morons. One guy just said: "michigan state getting back to what they do well. shutting down the opponents offense." This is not what state does well. Then in the middle of a rugby style punt he yells out its a fake. Full of fail
Wow, that's awful. Now I'm really glad I'm not watching it.
How can you be the announcer for an MSU game and not know the "thing they do well" is called "aggravated assault?"
They are using this shuffle pass/center screen. It looks like a nice little wrinkle in the spread.
Wow...B.J. Daniels and Lindsay Lamar from USF absolutely tore a hole through the Florida D on that 95-yard TD drive...
Northwestern is now in Michigan. Thanks announcers!
Yeah, just heard that one. Smart guys.
UConn appears to be taking out their anger over last week on poor Texas Southern. 24-0 after the first quarter.
Now 31-0 start of 2nd qtr. Go Huskies
Purdue seems to be taking out their Notre Dame frustration in a 7-7 tie with Western Illinois, powerhouse that they are.
Just flipping through the games, Minnesota is down 14-3 to South Dakota. Ouch.
Why do we not play them this year? WHY!?
14-10 South Dakota. Yeah, I really wish we played them this year.
Lol at Georgia Tech losing to Kansas.
Is that game on TV? What channel?
Maybe your regional Fox Sports channel?
Yes it is, and I also found some channel called Altitude that has UF/SFU. I'm now rocking a game on all nine of my quick tune channels, it is glorious.
But I am in AZ..so may be a regional cast
USF has completely shut down Florida's run game...wow. This might be a good one (at least for a while).
The Big 10's TV situation is awesome. I'm in Southern California, and I can't see a mid-level BCS team (USF) vs. Florida, but I can see Wisconsin, MSU, Northwestern, Minnesota, and Purdue play body bag games.
I was thinking the same thing, the nationwide reach is very impressive.
UConn up 24-0. Minnesota losing 14-3 against South Dakota. Boy do they suck. Purdue still tied with W. Illinois. And lol at Florida-losing 7-0 to USF. They are without a doubt the most overrated team in football. They shouldn't even be ranked.
WIU sticking with Purdue. they should be winning. making me feel better about Notre Dame.
But lolphers still down 14-10
for the 12 pm slot so far. I've got USF-UF on Ch. 899 on. Impressed with USF. Also, wtf Minnesota??
So after the Thursday game I was wondering..........Is tOSU that good or WVU that bad??
My take is West Virgina is going to shaky in the Big East. UConn, USF and Cinci looking good today. The canes will answer the OSU question, and my gut is OSU is solid this year (alas and egad).
WVU would not have won that game had Marshall's coach not detached his penis in the third quarter and buried it somewhere on the sidelines. It's looking like WVU is going to be in trouble this year (and probably for some time into the future).
Sparty's got some penalty issues. Didn't they have 9 or 10 last week?
If they aren't careful they might get their parole revoked
I've been watching the UConn game and at 31-0 it is getting pretty ugly. Granted it is Texas Southern but UConn may end up being a pretty good team, which only makes us look better.
Is that game on in the Detroit area?
Probably not - I am in CT - it is on SNY - NY area
Now 45-0 right before the half - yikes
I dont understand how USF is not the class of the big east....the talent they should get in there should be good enough to win the big east constantly.
UF yea, no wonder Urban wanted to quit when Tebow left good lord..Brantley is struggling to get used to the speed of the game!
LOLphers now trail 21-10 late in second qtr.
Wow, does Minnesota suck. I look forward to us again playing for the Little Brown Jug every year.
Since this is an "Early Games" thread and doesn't mention college football specifically I mention that Hercules is up 2 goals against Barca, upset of the morning so far.
Is Lattimore the genuine article or is Georgia still in rebuild mode?
UGa is definitely rebuilding but Lattimore looks like a stud nonetheless
I don't know about Georgia, but this should be Spurrier's best team at South Carolina.
I've never been a Garcia fan. Just never thought he had the mettle but he is showing some skill and talent today. As far as Lattimore, boy he's a good one. It is a shame we couldn't yoink him out of SC.
I gve you +1 for using the word "yoink." You should submit it to the OED.
45-0 at the half so time to head out for some fresh air before the main event at 3:30.
One take on this game - Frazer is just not a very accurate passer. He has all day to throw and the receivers are wide open - it looks like a practice drill - and he still doesn't hit them in stride. If he can't get better at that it will likely hurt them all year against better teams. Too bad for them because they are pretty good in some other areas.
But I was wondering if anyone else saw that Pat White signed a contract with the KC Royals. I remember reading that he was a great high school baseball player. Could be a very nice career move if he makes it to the majors. A lot longer shelf life in MLB than the NFL.
SD scores on a 61-yard pass. Great googily moogily. Minnesota is horrid.
It would be a great story if he caught a break with the Royals. Outfielder chasing fly balls has to be better on the constitution than running for life from 260lb linebackers. Best of luck to him.
I hope David Gilreath is ok. Being put in an ambulance right now.
Sad. I like his game. Got a little lost in the shuffle a year ago. I hope its just precautionary.
punt returner Gilreith (sp?) took a sandwich hit on a helmet to helmet. looks serious... knocked out
His hands were moving as they were putting him into the ambulance so hopefully that's a good sign.
27-10 SoDak over Minny
And the University of South Dakota is not on it, nor are they one of the unranked teams that received votes.
Their basketball team just moved up to DI 3 or 4 years ago, I doubt their Football team has been there much longer than that.
Big Ten Network just named Adam Weber and some Minnesota receiver as their "RO-TEL - Velveeta Connection of the Game." Even though Minnesota is trailing by 11 to a bad Div. 1-AA team.
Marve proving he's worth all the hype today. YPC 5.2 , 1 TD and 1 INT
Dierking still at 6.2 /carry
MSU-FAU game stream not working,any other suggestions?
Wisconsin has some apparent Red Zone issue with the ball. They've potentially left 18 points on the field due to fumbles/turnovers in the RZ. [Hope Gilreath is ok, and it appears that taking him to the hospital is just cautionary.]
Also, WTF Purdue and Florida? Florida was suspect to begin with I guess, and as much as I hate Purdue('s coach) and it makes me feel better about ND, I don't like seeing a Big 10 team struggling to score on the WIU's of the world.
could have had 2 FCS opponents on our schedule instead of just 1.
One bright spot for Minnesota: they've gone back to their yellow pants, instead of that awful all-maroon look, which resembled a set of pajamas.
This has got to be Weber's 8th season at UMinnesota. Only Carlos Snow had a longer tenure in the Big Ten.
I think Bevell only started 7 seasons for Wisconsin so Weber must have the record now
Yikes, this South Carolina game is getting away from me.
UGA dominating the third quarter
South Carolina looks alright. That young running back they have is dynamite.
On a 28-27 final score in Ford Field
Do it Owls. Channel your inner CHIPS!!!!!
I just can't get into that game. I turn it on and the complete lack of college atmosphere in the stadium (coupled with the horrible announcers) bores me.
I have it on mute
The sound on my TVs has been alternating between USC/UGA and USF/Fla, since they are better games and the ones I gambled on.
I kept the MSU game on just to watch Sparty, so I can be an allegedly more informed Big 10 blogger. But I havent been paying any attention at all. Stupid Owls just shot themselves in the foot, though
By far, the worst atmosphere of any of the games I'm watching. Even at KU they are rocking and rolling.
But yeah, I can't watch it either. Even an ounce of weed couldn't make that game tolerable.
I said the same thing to the girlfriend after she dragged me to see the Last Airbender this summer
When a football game reminds me of that, does that mean you've turned a corner as a program?
SD-Minn is wild. 34-24 now. South Dakota's QB just made the Minn defense look silly on a bootleg. I can't imagine how bad they'd look against Denard.
San Jose state just jumped around and aren't looking horrible
anybody else strangely satisfied that the hUskers are handling bidness? Never gave a damn before.
GT still losing to KU. Come on Jayhawks.
Minnesota has scored to pull within 3, but the Coyotes are drivin'
Unfortunately I have missed several plays due to uncontrollable fits of rolling on the floor.
Why do they change their uniforms so much?
They just can't keep away from those crayons
Never underestimate the heart of a South Dakotan.
The USD quartback just went ~ 40 yards for the score on 4th & 1. 41-31 Coyotes
This Lattimore kid looks outstanding.
Is FAU intentionally throwing the MSU game? They have put no effort in for the past five minutes...
You're down 16 points with 2:30 to go and you take the field goal? Then you don't even onside kick? FAU WTF?!!!
Questionable playcalling before that, as well... like not going for it on 4th and goal from the 7, etc.
Sparty can't fumble unless he's got the ball.
But still, yeah, I hate coaches who quit.
Weber just fumbled at the Minnesota 30 with under 6:00 to go. USD ball with a 10-point lead.
Minnesota loses! Purdue sucks as well.
loses to Kansas. A Michigan win and we will be in the top 25 going into next week.
VT looks pretty rusty against JMU.
JMU is leading 21-16 with about 8 minutes to go in the 4th.
Yes, I am watching Mich - ND, but I am also following VT - JMU. And JMU has won.
VT pathetic effort in the span of 2 weeks. Very disappointed. You shouldn't even rank them, just put Michigan in the top 25 to take their place.