October 18, 2012
Must List: Week 8
Oregon at Arizona State, 9:00 (ESPN: Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack, Samantha Steele) Arizona State is actually leading the south division of the Pac-12 proving Todd Graham really did find his "dream job" (Zing!). I don't expect Arizona State to put up much of a fight in this game. Oh sure they'll probably make it close at first but after that I expect a blowout.
Virginia Tech at Clemson, Noon (ABC or ESPN2: Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham, Jeannine Edwards) Virginia Tech has been bad all year but isn't this the type of game you just expect them to win? They have their backs against the wall and they're facing a Clemson team that notoriously underachieves. Doesn't everyone just expect a Virginia Tech victory at this point? I know I do.
LSU at Texas A&M, Noon (ESPN: Dave Pasch, Brian Griese, Jenn Brown) Who doesn't like low-scoring SEC games? I like watching LSU and Les Miles and I don't care what Mookie thinks of me. Crazy stuff happens with Les and a game at College Station just screams that something crazy is going to happen.
Stanford at Cal, 3:00 (FoxSports: Craig Bolerjack, Joel Klatt, Petros Papadakis) I only mention this game because it's a rivarly game and how Cal has looked much better the past couple of games. Still this should be a very low scoring game because both of the defenses are good. This hasn't been the prettiest year for Cal but a victory over Stanford would definitely make me much happier.
South Carolina at Florida, 3:30 (CBS: Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson, Tracy Wolfson) I still believe Florida is a fraud despite them being undefeated. South Carolina meanwhile lost a heartbreaking game to LSU last week but I have more confidence in their offense to win this game. You just see, Florida will be proven a fraud during one of these games. JUST YOU SEE! (Shakes fist in the air)
Texas Tech at TCU, 3:30 (ABC or ESPN2: Dave Lamont, Kelly Stouffer) I said last week Texas Tech could be a pain in the ass for West Virginia and sure enough they beat the Mountaineers. Still I like TCU much more in this game than Texas Tech because it will be played in Forth Worth. If this game was in Lubbock, I would like Texas Tech.
Kansas State at West Virginia, 4:00 (Fox: Gus Johnson, Charles Davis, Julie Alexandria) This should be a great game. Two high-scoring offenses with Gus Johnson on the call. Yes please. I have to say Fox really hit the jackpot this year with all these Big 12 and Pac-12 games along with GuJo on the call.
Florida State at Miami, 8:00 (ABC: Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit, Heather Cox) Remember when this game actually meant something? I like how ESPN sent this A-crew to this game to pretend like this is an important game again when it's not.
Alcoholic Beverage of the Week, Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat: I'm a big fan of Shock Top beers despite them being brewed by Budweiser. Their fall Pumpkin Wheat beer is no exception. For a cheap seasonal beer it has a great taste and doesn't leave a bad aftertaste.
Recipe of the Week, Bacon Wrapped Smokies: Weenies wrapped in bacon and baked. What more do you need to know?