Saturday, November 17th
Rutgers at Cincinnati, Noon (Big East Network: Eamon McAnaney, David Diaz-Infante, Paul Carcaterra) And under the radar type of game that could have huge BCS implications. If Cincinnati beats Rutgers then we have a three-way tie in the Big East standings. Say what you want about the Big East the past couple of years, you have to admit that conference has at least be competitive this year. Especially Rutgers who lost their long time coach at the beginning of the year.
USC at UCLA, 3:00 (Fox: Gus Johnson, Charles Davis, Julie Alexandria) I hate both of these teams and the silver spooned daddy boys who have never deserved any of the jobs they have received over the years. That being said if UCLA wins this game then they'll head for their 2nd consecutive Pac12 Championship game. Read that last part of the previous sentence again. No, seriously read that again. I'm not joking, read it.
Ohio State at Wisconsin, 3:30 (ABC or ESPN2: Joe Tessitore, Matt Millen, Quint Kessenich) Ohio State is undefeated and would have wrapped up the
Texas Tech at Oklahoma State, 3:30 (FSN: Ron Thulin, Brian Baldinger, Jim Knox) This game has no implications other than a kick-ass potential to be a offensive bonanza. Oh and the potential to see Tommy Tuberville slap another assistant coach.
Stanford at Oregon, 8:00 (ABC: Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit, Heather Cox) Stanford might have the only defense in the Pac-12 that can't stop Oregon but at least keep it close enough for the offense to pull out an victory. If this game was in the Bay Area I would give Stanford more of a chance, but I still believe they'll lose by two touchdowns even with all the Oregon injuries. Oregon is too good offensively.
Kansas State at Baylor, 8:00 (ESPN: Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe) Not the most exciting game when you look at the records of these teams, but an important game to keep an eye on. I'm rooting for KState to pull off the undefeated season so hard right now. I don't want to see Notre Dame or Alabama in the championship game again. That's why every game from here on out involving KState is going to leave me on edge. Even a game against Baylor.
Alcoholic Beverage of the Week, Blue Moon Winter Abbey Ale: It's no secret here that I'm a big Blue Moon fan. Love their beers, especially their Winter Abbey Ale. It has a malt, toffee, and caramel taste that is to die for. My one problem with this beer is that it's a little too thick. My problem with Ale's in general are that they are too thick, especially Guinness.
Recipe of the Week, Smoked Turkey: Confession right away, I'm not a fan of smoked turkey. Especially a smoked Thanksgiving turkey. If that's your thing though you should definitely use this recipe. Make sure the chips for the smoker and wet because you don't want a dry bird.