Thursday, September 29, 2011

For Whom Do We Root

The Weekly game guide returns, with the Big Ten conference opening edition.

It's Thursday night, so you know what that means.  Where's your panther?  The Big Least squares off the hapless pittiots against the 4-0 and 16th ranked Bulls of South Florida.  The Bulls are 2.5 point favorites on the road.  GO BULLS!

In real football action this weekend . . .

Penn State is a 16 point favorite over the Hoosiers.  GO STATE!  BEAT HOSERS!

The Illini are 8 point favorites over Northwestern.  We have to play them both.  Who cares?  Actually, I like Pat Fitzgerald.  GO WILDCATS!

Minnesota travels to Ann Arbor as a 19.5 point dog.  Don't think too hard about this one.  GO GO GOPHERS!

The Irish are favored by 12 over the Boilermakers.  GO PURDUE!

The Cheateyes are favored by 3 over the Spartans.  Even though we don't play MSU, I have to root against the Cheaters on this one.  GO SPARTY!

And in the marquee game for the Big Ten, Nebraska is a 9.5 point dog to the Badgers in Madison.  Penn State must play both of these opponents, so there's no advantage strength of schedule-wise to root for either one.  But in my little mind, in that tiny room where unicorns roam and pigs fly, I can imagine a world where we beat Nebraska at home.  There is no corner of my mind where Wisconsin loses to us, so it would be better for us in the Big Ten race if Nebraska beats the Badgers.  Besides, when PSU entered the Big Ten, no one rooted for us.  Dammit, this is just a nice thing to do for our new brethren.  GO HUSKERS!

Iowa doesn't play this week so they can be ready for us.  Bitches.  Did I just type that out loud?  Oops.  That wasn't very nice.  Well, it is !*w@ after all.

Separated at birth, or "we have a W" on our helmet wannabe?

In games featuring past opponents:

Bama is a 3.5 point favorite over the Gators in the swamp.  ROLL TIDE ROLL!

Temple hosts Toledo ( a 7.5 point dog).  GO OWLS!

The 3-1 Indiana State Sycamores take on South Dakota State.  GO TREES!

Eastern Michigan is an 8.5 point favorite over the Akron Zips.  GO EMU!

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