The DYC Viewing Guide: Set Your DVR This Week Because Next Week is Terrible.
If, like me, you like to get a decent feel for top teams across the nation as we try to project the first College Football Playoff, then I have some friendly advice for you: clear out your DVR, and set about eight games to record this week.
Next week’s schedule does absolutely nothing, as the contenders based on this weeks rankings play, respectively: Vanderbilt, Colorado, Boston College, bye, Western Carolina and Washington State. Ole Miss at Arkansas is the only game that provides even a modicum of intrigue for top-1o teams, and if there was ever justification for going to 9-game conference schedules…yeah, look ahead to next week.
(And there’s my Viewing Guide for the week of Nov. 22.)
Thursday Throwdown (Singular, and It’s a Stretch)
Technically, there are three games on the national networks on Thursday, but only Cal at USC (9, ESPN) is worth taking time out of your busy schedule to watch. And that’s really only worthwhile if you’re into four and a half hour games where something crazy is bound to happen. #PACtion! Sign me up!
Bloodies on North Campus- Noon Games
There are actually ranked vs. ranked games hitting your TV sets early in the day! One involving a Minnesota program, where the only context I have is the following GIF.
1) DISCLOSURE: ***I APOLOGIZE PROFUSELY FOR PUTTING A B1G GAME #1, BUT WE DON’T WANT OUR PLAYOFF TAINTED BY OHIO STATE AND URBAN MEYER. ESPECIALLY AN OHIO STATE TEAM THAT GOT DESTROYED AT HOME BY GODAWFUL VIRGINIA TECH*** #8 Ohio State at #25(really?) Minnesota (noon, ABC/ESPN): Go Gophers.
Well his name ain’t Jerry Hug, Iowa.
— SPENCER HALL (@edsbs) November 8, 2014
2) #19 Clemson at #22 Georgia Tech (noon, ESPN/ABC): Deshaun Watson is back, and Clemson can prove they’re criminally underranked, and that Georgia Tech is criminally overranked, all in one tidy little football game.
3) South Carolina at Florida (noon, SECN): CFI.
4) Virginia Tech at #21 Duke (noon, ESPNU): Playoff implications, kinda. 2014 is a strange world.
Mid-Afternoon Tilts: Chugging Your Favorite Domestic and Saying “F*** Auburn” Every Third Sentence
There’s one big one you can watch on mute due to the announcers, and a bunch if you have a second TV and no radio.
1) #1 CLANGA at #5 Alabama (3:30, CBS): I said it yesterday: Clangabama sounds like an EDM band comprised of handbells.
2-5) Not bothering to post context for any of these games, although all have varying levels of playoff/SEC/hilarity interest: Washington at #14 Arizona (3:30, FOX), #16 Nebraska at #20 Wisconsin (3:30, ABC) — okay, one sidenote: Nebraska had a bye and dropped three spots in the CFP rankings. LOL B1G! — Kentucky at Tennessee (4, SECN), where someone gets to or close to bowl-eligible.
A #5? There was supposed to be a fifth game? Oklahoma at Texas Tech (4, ESPN) may be fun. Northwestern at Notre Dame (3:30, NBC), as always, if you’re into that kind of crap.
Lights On, Sun Down, Bourbon in Flasks- Go Dawgs
1) #9 Auburn at #15 Georgia (7:15, ESPN): If you’re not among the 92,746 at Sanford Stadium, you may miss kickoff for OU/TT…so, yeah. I guess that’s game #2.
2) #3 Florida State at da U (8, ABC): Wherein Miami exceeds its combined attendance for the whole season in one game. People smarter than I think Miami can/should/will win this game.
3) Mizzou at #24 Texas A&M (7:30, SECN): Go Aggies.
4) #17 LSU at Arkansas (8, ESPN2): Overdue Arkansas. Two plodding offenses. Arkansas should’ve won last year. LSU is confusing. Les Miles. Fun.
Enjoy the games, folks!
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