Evening Games Open Thread

Submitted by M-Wolverine on September 3rd, 2011 at 7:58 PM

Got back from the, kinda wet, but kinda awesome.  Ready for some more FOOTBALL, assuming we all keep power tonight.  LSU/Oregon the big one, but there are other games of note for sure (any final word on what the hell they're doing in South Bend?).  So, get something to eat, dry off, and let's welcome a good start to college football.



September 3rd, 2011 at 8:53 PM ^

ND won't concede the game, but they really should consider calling this game.  I know that ND can come back, but at some point you are risking everyone's safety out there.  

LSU-Oregon looks a good deal like last year's NC game - Oregon can't really impose their will, and LSU is too inconsistent to do more than hold server.

BSU and Georgia looks like an acid dream took a dump on the screen.  Neon colors everywhere.


And as a general complaint, when are there going to be these "novelty" games north of the mason-dixon line?  Northern schools should demand some of these SEC schools to travel to NY, Detroit, Indy, Chicago and play some big-time games.  I'm tired of glorified home games in Texas and Georgia dressed up like OOC "neutral" games.

Zone Left

September 3rd, 2011 at 8:59 PM ^

Then someone needs to set up those games and pay big money for teams to give up a home game. 

I still can't figure out why Michigan gave up a home game to play in Jerry World next year. I'd rather play a Big East team or something like that and get another game on my ticket package.


September 3rd, 2011 at 9:40 PM ^

But my sense is that those opportunities have been shot down by the SEC teams.  I mean, I doubt that rich people and corporations in the north have not approached the LSU's and Georgia's of the world to inuire about playing a game in the new stadiums like the Meadowlands, Gillette, Soldier Field, etc.  I suspect that those teams said no, or the conference said they wanted way more money, or were afraid those teams wouldn't travel, or whatever excuse they have.  Whatever the reason, I'm kind of tired of seeing every SEC and B12 team have another home game.  They already have most bowl games with a local advantage; I don't want to see a stadium filled with drunk SEC fans with red or yellow facepaint in the fall AND winter.


September 3rd, 2011 at 9:01 PM ^

Good point re the novelty games. Alabama-Michigan in Dallas gives Alabama a decided advantage. It's akin to all the bowl games being played in Fla or California. I'd love to see teams from those states play a bowl game in Michigan or Minnesota on Jan 1. 


September 3rd, 2011 at 9:06 PM ^

I kinda liked Georgia until they succumbed to the gimmick-uniform trend.

I beg someone to compile a video montage of Brian Kelly berating players.