Afternoon Games Open Thread

Submitted by M-Wolverine on September 21st, 2013 at 3:19 PM
When NC vs. GT is your best FOOTBALL game, it's hard to get excited. The afternoon looks like a better warm up to tonight's events.

Comments

alum96

September 21st, 2013 at 3:29 PM ^

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.

eamus_caeruli (not verified)

September 21st, 2013 at 3:29 PM ^

Go Sparty!

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.

alum96

September 21st, 2013 at 3:31 PM ^

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.

eamus_caeruli (not verified)

September 21st, 2013 at 3:40 PM ^

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.

snarling wolverine

September 21st, 2013 at 4:29 PM ^

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.

 

 

LSAClassOf2000

September 21st, 2013 at 3:34 PM ^

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.  

gwkrlghl

September 21st, 2013 at 3:45 PM ^

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