A better option than watching the Detroit Tigers freefall.
Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
If you want to guarantee to get yourself on TV just make your game the first one of the year. Because there are thousands of suckers like me who will watch it because it's FOOBAW
If Michigan and ND, the two winningest programs in College Football opened up the D1 college football season the way Army/Navy close it.
Problem is, that game would never be moved off a Saturday (I think)...so unless we were allowed to start practice a week early, play the Saturday before "Opening Saturday" (aka today), then have a bye on "Opening Saturday"...it wouldn't work.
You want to talk alienating the students even more? Play the marquee non conference game of the schedule before they all move back to school. I can hear the "Fire DB"s from here.
...certainly didn't think of that.
Would never happen anyway.
I just always thought it would be cool to start the season with ND and end it with OSU. Then I would take the daydream a little further and my Michigan arrogance would come out say "we should be the first game of the year...in ALL of college football."
Nonetheless, I'm back to reality and just ready to watch football.
Good point about the students, while I think students think they should drive way more decisions than they actually should...I'd agree 100% with this one. Nonetheless, isn't OSU on quarters where their students aren't back until the conference season?
That's Northwestern. They don't start until late September and end in June. Every other Big Ten school including ohio is on semesters starting within the next week or two.
though, first game happening right in summer break...
Great to see live, non pre season football again. Even if it is being played on red turf.
This red field is killing me!
I feel like I need to adjust the color on the TV.
Hurts my eyes...
that field looks like a pitcher of cherry or tropical punch kool aid. i'm so thirsty right now...
That red field is giving me a fucking headache.
Watching. Never more thrilled by a 1-AA game.
Tigers are killing me.
even the first down marker for tv audiences isn't the right color. this is weird, but it's college football, and it's about damned time...
quarterback's got some wiggle!
I would totally be an Eastern Washington fan but I can't do red turf.
I suppose it is somehow appropriate that this is Roos Field, being that "Roos" is an old surname in Dutch and Low German that means "Rose". It doesn't get much more red than that.
With that, EWU gets a thirty yard gift from two PI calls on consecutive plays, but sputters a bit after that. They are on track for 160-ish yards in just this quarter if the pace held, but let's see what happens on 4th and 3, right?
East Washington already burned a timeout. And sure 1st half ones aren't as important as 2nd half ones. But still, burning timeouts is one of my biggest pet peeves. IMO it may be more beneficial to keep the timeout for later and just take a 5 yard penalty.
So what do you think? Would you like to see Michigan adopt a strategy like that?
depends on the reason for the timeout and the position on the field, i'd say...
Do you know how many games have come down to 5 yards? Alabama probably wins vs. Auburn last year if they had an extra 5 yards. No, take the timeout.
I'd say more games end because you don't have that last time out for your defensive stand.
I bet this game. I think I have a problem.
No, your just excited for football, now if you find yourself betting baseball or hockey, you should go to a meeting.
Alright I'm glad you're my fun conscience. FWIW Sam Houston St. (+2.5)
My friend's cousin is Cooper Kupp, he plays WR for Eastern Washington. I went with him to see them play @ Montana last year during a Michigan bye week.
I might go with him to see them play this year as well, but it would be during the NW game. Depends on how Michigan's season looks at that point, and what time the Michigan NW game is.
good commentary about the college football playoff here... six teams with two getting a bye sounds nice. the big boys can do better than four teams, especially considering that the fbs has twenty-four teams in their playoff...
I don't understand, Colin Cowherd actually sounds fairly reasoned and measured.
What's going on?
he does, doesn't he. maybe he was humbled from the ceremony honoring him. it's nice to see, though...
I love this quarterback. he's nifty in the pocket and in traffic. these teams are both full of kitty-quick players.
The Eagles are getting close to an average of 6.5 yards per offensive snap, and it's OK if the other team runs to politely ask them to fall down for you. They might not do it, but you can ask at least.
Seriously though, the Eagles are now pushing 8.0 yards per rush after that last drive. We might be in for some Big 12-ish figures by the end of this game.
Go away cowherd.
sparty is not going to the playoffs.
and the 'Green' talk by Cowherd, I switched over 15 minutes ago to the Little League WS game between Chicago and Las Vegas.
The talent level of these two teams is amazing. Chicago now just re-took the lead in a see-saw game 7-5 by scoring 3 in their half of the inning; they're just 3 outs from winning the US National Championship.
by turning a great double play to end the game. US Champs, face South Korea tomorrow for the World Championship.
I wonder if it's gonna be televised in North Korea...
Either needs faster WR's or a weaker armed QB. Several times now, they've been open way downfield, but the WR can't catch up with the throw.
The Sam Houston QB "has a lot of arm talent." I don't think I've egret heats that before.
"egret heats"? what the hell? :-D
egrets heat, man. Are you new?
*ever seen that
That's about it. The Boise field actually doesn't hurt the eyes. Some colors like this or highlighter yellow should not be field colors.
The official just told special k to mind his business!