Doing anything Saturday? There will be plenty to watch on Saturday between great college football games and MLB playoff games. I prefer to watch college football this weekend because the Giants aren't in the playoffs. I have nothing invested in baseball now. So while JFein keeps an eye on the Phillies game, I will be watching Florida and LSU along with Uncle Vern and Gary.
On to the must list, announcing schedule brought to you by Awful Announcing.
Thursday, October 8th
Nebraska @ Missouri (ESPN, 9PM)- The Big XII North could actually be the best division in the Big XII. And tonight could determine the winner of the division. Heading into the game Nebraska has one loss while Missouri is undefeated. Blaine Gabbert has been everything that was promised to Missouri and more. Gabbert had the task of replacing Chase Daniel at quarterback for Missouri, which wasn't easy because of how successful Daniel was. Gabbert though has been the real deal for the Tigers and now has a chance to prove on a national level how good he is. Nebraska on the other hand continues to improve under coach Bo Pelini, and is well on their way to becoming a relevant program again in the country.
Saturday, October 10th
Auburn @ Arkansas (ESPN, Noon)- I had no idea that ESPN allowed Dave Pasch, Bob Griese, and Chris Spielman out of Big Ten country? Anyways this should be a fun game, because both teams have great offenses and terrible defenses. I wouldn't be surprised if the final score in this game is 42-35 with the possibility of either team winning.
Boston College @ Virginia Tech (Raycom, Noon)- A match up of two teams that have faced each other in back-to-back ACC championship games. Boston College is coming off a emotional come from behind victory over Florida State last week. And Virginia Tech once again looks like the ACC favorite. This game could once again determine the winner of the ACC.
Alabama @ Ole Miss (CBS, 3:30)- BeureleinJack will call this game for CBS this weekend, so that's a positive.......... Actually this game will answer a lot of questions about these two teams. Has Ole Miss recovered from their loss to South Carolina? Is Alabama overrated? Does Houston Nutt have Ole Miss ready for this game? How well can Alabama travel? The winner of this game and the LSU-Florida game will determine who could play in the SEC championship this season.
Wisconsin @ Ohio State (ABC, 3:30)- Has anyone else noticed that Wisconsin is undefeated? Well they are and they travel to a one loss Ohio State team. This is another game that could determine a winner of the conference. I'm interested in this game to see how Ohio State stops Wisconsin's running game. And how well will Terrelle Pryor preform in this game.
Florida @ LSU (CBS, 8PM)- The game that is on every one's radar this weekend. Will Saint Timmy play? Is LSU that good? Will Les Miles be the gambling man like he was in the 2007 game versus Florida in Baton Rouge? LSU definitely plays better at home in night games. LSU has won 32 straight night games. LSU has always been a tough place to play and if Tebow doesn't play, it will be interesting to see how replacement John Brantley handles the environment. Oh yeah, Verne and Gary are calling the game so be prepared for SEC slurping that can match ESPN's slurping of Brett Favre.
Georgia Tech @ Florida State (ESPN2, 8PM)- This game is only interesting because of all the criticism Florida State coach Bobby Bowden has been facing this week. Georgia Tech seems to have gotten back on track after their loss to Miami. Florida State is going in the opposite direction, which has lead to the criticism of Bowden. Should be interesting to see how each team reacts and preforms in this game.
Michigan @ Iowa (ABC, 8PM)- I try and stay away from Big Ten games, but this game has me intrigued. We saw Michigan quarterback Tate Forcier complete a great comeback last week against Michigan State to only throw an interception in overtime and lose to Sparty. Iowa had a week off to relish their defeat of Penn State. If Iowa wins this game, they could be starring at a trip to Pasadena. If Michigan wins this game, the folks in Ann Arbour will start building their Forcier trophy.
Other Choices to Get You to Sunday:
1) 'Couples Retreat' comes out this weekend starring Vince Vaughn and some other actors. I'm only interested in this movie because Malin Akerman costars. Akerman seems to make it a habit to appear naked in all of her movies. You have to watch this movie to see if Akerman appears naked, right?
2) 'Marley & Me' debuts on HBO on Saturday night. I've never seen it, and will probably never watch it. That doesn't mean you won't enjoy it?
Beer of Choice, Red Seal Ale: Red Seal ale is brewed by North Coast Brewery in Fort Bragg, California. Fort Bragg is a small coastal town in Northern California. My family and I have vacationed in this small town for as long as I remembered. It's a beautiful town in the summer to visit and Red Seal is a wonderful beer to drink. Oh yeah, the voice of Monday Night Raw Jim Ross was born in Fort Bragg.