Ugly Game of the Week: Week 12

Submitted by stubob on November 15th, 2011 at 1:22 PM

Hey, Seth created the cupcakes tag for me, so I'm beating this dead horse until the end of the season. This week, we go Ugly, Old School. That's it, I refuse to acknowledge the existence of the mid-week MAC games. They're not games. They're the old football games where the pieces would buzz around the board. They're Rock-em-Sock-em Robots. They're monkey boxing. You know, these guys

I mean, Western and Toledo scored 129 points. If you were playing a drinking game where you had to do a shot on every turnover, you'd be dead.

Florida Atlantic is the last school without a win this season. Here's their season stats: passing yards - 111th, rushing yards - 115th, points for - 120th, points against - 107. In addition, they are playing Troy, who is no slouch themselves. "Don't sell yourself short, you're an incredible slouch." Troy has two wins, against Middle Tennessee and UAB, and is also right around the 100 mark in points for and against. Why are there so many schools named Owls? Who thinks owls are menacing? (Sorry about the links, embedding is disabled for some reason).…

Speaking of Owls, Rice plays Tulane. Rice is 2-4 in conference and coming off a drubbing by Northwestern. Tulane just got pantsed by Houston, 73-17. The last competitive game they played was against Syracuse, which says a lot about Syracuse. They've lost 8 straight conference games. I think this one comes down to logo, and if you squint, the Rice "R" looks like an owl facing left. So advantage Owls. "A flute without holes, is not a flute. A donut without a hole, is a Danish."…

Last, we have an "I Have No Idea" game between Penn State and Ohio State. Does Penn State deserve their #12 ranking? Is Ohio State better or worse than 6-4? Can either team move the ball far enough to kick a field goal, or will we see a "Fair Catch Kick" decide the game 3-0? "Oh, this is the worst-looking hat I ever saw. What, when you buy a hat like this I bet you get a free bowl of soup, huh? "



November 15th, 2011 at 3:43 PM ^

Penn State is #21, not #12. Also, pretty sure that game is going to be decided by safeties, not field goals. Someone will win 8-6, and the BCS is going to ban Big Ten teams from participating in their games.

Also, what's the over/under on ESPN articles that say "wow, Big Ten teams suck, just look at how bad these offenses are" while completely ignoring the snoozefest that was Alabama-LSU?


November 15th, 2011 at 5:27 PM ^

I haven't read any articles about the B1G teams' offenses sucking, but I knew that they have to be out there.

When the SEC has 6 teams in the top 20 in scoring defense (as the B1G does this year) everyone in the media circle jerks about how OMG! AWESOME!!!! the SEC is because of the great defenses, conversely, when the B1G has teams with great defenses all we see is sh*t about how lousy the B1G offenses are.