Your Early Games Open Thread

By 11W Staff on October 27, 2012 at 11:45a
59 Comments
Kirk Ferentz logic

 

We're not going to lie to you. The early afternoon will be a great opportunity to rake leaves.

Time GAME TV INTERNET FAVORITE
12:00pm Indiana at Illinois BTN BTN2GO ILL (-1.5)
12:00pm Iowa at Northwestern ESPN2 WatchESPN NU (-6)
12:00pm Kentucky at Missouri ESPNU WatchESPN MIZZ (-14)
12:00pm Tennessee at #17 South Carolina ESPN WatchESPN SCAR (-14)

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cplunk's picture

Wow, awful slate of early games. Truly awful.

Tony's picture

Good call on the raking leaves.

nickma71's picture

I am not a solid believer in Florida. I think they are very solid on defense, which is obvious. That offense hasn't done anything. Why Georgia didn't bother to show up against South Carolina evades me. I think Georgia can win today. I believe I will have a Scotch this afternoon. I have Oregon number 1 in my EPN fan poll. With Alabama number 2. I think Oklahoma drills Notre Dame. Becuase of defense. I was a bit suprised to see OU number 12 in total defense. The point on College Football Live was Notre Dame defense against the OU offene. Well, what about that inept ND offense against a really good defense? The Domers are in danger of being shut out.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

MSU and BYU both have very good defenses and ND scrapped together just enough offense to beat those teams. Stanford's defense is pretty stout, too. ND won't get shut out by Oklahoma.
Problem for ND is that this is the best offense they've faced. I have Oklahoma winning but not covering. Something like 24 or 20 to 17. 

nickma71's picture

Well, what about that inept ND offense against a really good defense? The Domers are in danger of being shut out.

 
Or not.

kr66osu's picture

Just woke up, and now that I've seen that these are the games I have to choose from, I'm going back to bed.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

So true! If nothing else, the NC v NC St game is usually pretty heated and action-packed, silly as it seems in comparison to a real rivalry like The Game.
Also, to be fair, I remember some Big Ten fans ridiculing the Big Ten office for saying that they wanted to preserve a certain number of 12 noon games. These fans suggested that 12 noon games were an anachronism, etc. Thanks to that mentality, though, the 12 noon slot now almost always sucks. And then, as a result, the marquee games are jammed into the 3:30 and late slots, meaning that we have to switch back & forth between 3-4 games at the same time (two is ideal).

William's picture

UNC vs NCSU is a good rivalry game. It also happens to be the only watchable game right now. 

Bucksfan's picture

TITANIC STRUGGLES!  lulz.

One Bad Buckeye's picture

Gonna go trim the bushes, mop, vacuum, dust, laundry grill a steak....just in time for the 3:30 games.  

"I'm One Bad Buckeye, and I approve this message."

jestertcf's picture

I guess it is a good time, to put up those towel racks and change the shower curtain.
 

~Because we couldn't go for three~

Run_Fido_Run's picture

I'm watching the NC v. NC St game and the crowd is doing the Seven Nation Army thing. Can we please stop using that now in the 'Shoe? As many others have suggested, it's time for a new power rally song, such as the hip hop groove TBDBITL has been playing lately (also suggested by others)? 

kr66osu's picture

Words can't describe how sick I am of that song

VHX7's picture

I know man. It used to be something that was kind of intimidating when you were in an opposing team's stadium, but now it's just "Oh look, we're in ANOTHER stadium that does Seven Nation Army". I think they need to create a recording of Buckeye Swag and somehow replace SNA with that on the loudspeakers. Would love to have something original and created by Ohio State students be the pumpup music.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Yeah, that's the song - Buckeye Swag - thanks.
We need to start a campaign to replace SNA with Swag. The campaign would start, virtually, here at 11W. After we've written our manifesto and enlisted our shock troops, we'll take the campaign to tailgates, brew pubs, house parties, and coffee bars! Viva la revolucion!     

sirclovis's picture

But if we continue with Seven Nation Army instead of chanting "Ohhhhh oh oh oh ohhh", it should be "Ohhhhh oh oh oh HIIIII OOOhhh." At least it would make it unique

One Bad Buckeye's picture

Wow, I was literally JUST thinking this as I was raking my front lawn.  The only thing I like about it is I can hear the stadium from my house when they play that song....but yeah it's time to change it up.  
We should make a petition to change the song to.........."Crazy Train"...little Ozzie in the shoe?  Any suggestions?

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BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

Come on guys, it's major college football! I'm watching this riveting Northern Illinois/Western Michigan tilt myself.

Wayne Woodrow Hayes

Dougger's picture

Iowa stinks

I like football

jestertcf's picture

I think they are on, their 5th string running back by now.

~Because we couldn't go for three~

BuckGuy003's picture

Yeah I can't decide hobos the new Indiana. Is it Iowa or Illinois?

rdubs's picture

Awesome autocorrect!!!

Dougger's picture

Oh my god Marcus lattimore hopefully you can walk again

I like football

cplunk's picture

Yeah, that was brutal. Looked like career ending potential for sure. Hope he can recover so he can play in the NFL

Bucksfan's picture

I hate to admit it, but I'm almost glad this Tennessee - South Carolina game is on this early.  I'm getting a little sick of force-feeding myself lousy B1G matchups.
It has revealed something interesting, though.  South Carolina's stadium is about as loud as a polo match.  So much for the whole SEC-stadiums-are-so-much-louder-than-everyone-else bullshit.  If your game is at noon, your game won't be loud.  FACT.

VHX7's picture

Oh lordy, Lattimore's leg.

kr66osu's picture

RIP Lattimore's knee

jestertcf's picture

Lattimores knee just went all Willis McGahee on him.

~Because we couldn't go for three~

southbymidwest's picture

I feel so bad for the kid-I hope it turns out to be a sprain instead of a ligament tear.

sirclovis's picture

That would be a miracle if there wasn't a tear.

cplunk's picture

That's gonna be more than one tear. Might be as bad as three ligaments and a meniscus.

kevinfrenchfry's picture

yeah i concur with the meniscus, that thing looked completely limp when he rolled over on his back, very sad

One Bad Buckeye's picture

Really glad I didnt see this.  I hate seeing knee and neck injuries.  Gives me the heebie jeebies.  

"I'm One Bad Buckeye, and I approve this message."

buckeye4life7's picture

that is up there with Willis McGahee as the worst injuries I've ever seen in football

VHX7's picture

Meanwhile, Mack Brown and Texas are down to f***ing KANSAS at halftime.

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Who is head coach of the Texas Longhorns in January 2013?

Bucksfan's picture

Don't know.  But even though Iowa is down 21-3 to Northwestern, Kirk Ferentz will get inked through 2030 on Monday.

kevinfrenchfry's picture

hes the best coach in the nation!

VHX7's picture

Texas just went for it on 4th and Goal from the 1... and didn't get it. Lol.
I'm sure Texas will end up winning, but god are they a funny team to watch, especially that Oklahoma game.

Powers's picture

Please tell me someone just heard Mark May say "Who cares what Ohio State does today they are bowl ineligble." when asked who will stay unbeaten today.
He is so awful its hilarious

VHX7's picture

I'm beyond caring about him at all now. He's so desperate in his hatred of Ohio State that he has to add in that shot, as if just not saying we'd go undefeated isn't enough.

iball's picture

He makes his living dissing huge fanbases and making outrageous statements like the B10 champ doesnt deserve an auto bcs bid.... hes a clown.  

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

741's picture

Wouldn't it be great if there was interactive downvoting/upvoting on live TV? God that would be hilarious.

iball's picture

Really Texas?? Time for Mack to go.
What happened to good ole fashioned high noon showdowns?

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

Urban John Simon Meyer's picture

Well, Illionois is playing 'Man in the Mirror' in their stadium. I'd take SNA over Micheal Jackson. 
And can you imagine in Penn State decided Michael Jackson should blare over their loudspeakers?

One Bad Buckeye's picture

That would be pretty inappropriate.  But since they've alreayd gotten rid of "Sweet Caroline" for the "....touching me, touching you" lyrics (which they denied) I don't think it's very likely.  
Although, I have to admit I'd probably get a solid chuckle out of some opposing teams playing some suggestive tunes like "My ding-a-ling" by Chuck Berry.  

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iball's picture

My God Texas...

“There’s one thing I have learned through all my adventures and conquests - it’s that some people are just wired for success. I had no choice when it came to being great - I just am great.” – Kenny Powers

kevinfrenchfry's picture

"We're not going to lie to you. The early afternoon will be a great opportunity to rake leaves."
 
HAHAHA space cold zinger right there

kevinfrenchfry's picture

does anyone else remember PSU doing seven nation army a long time ago, like 05 when troy got clothslined/flipped on his head/utterly destroyed (thanks for blocking ryan hamby)

LadyBuck's picture

I started watching Northern Illinois v. Western Michigan and then ansed myself, why?

Run_Fido_Run's picture

. . . and then ansed myself, why?

Is "ansed" a cross between asked and pantsed? If so, I know these early games are really awful, but you don't have to resort to pantsing yourself.

LadyBuck's picture

They were talking about how great the Ds were playing, though each QB had 2 TD passes in the first half. I saw no other choice.

VHX7's picture

Texas down 17-14 with 2:28 left in the game. If they don't fire Mack Brown this season...

Run_Fido_Run's picture

NW simply cannot tolerate prosperity. When they're up 2-3 TDs in the second half, they're compelled to let the other team back into the game, and then try to win the game all over again. 

Bucksfan's picture

Where's all this SEC defense?  38-35 S.Car over Tenn.  I don't think I've seen more blown coverages outside of Columbus Gold.

kr66osu's picture

Mack Brown will never be fired no matter what
Search your heart, you know it to be true

VHX7's picture

Tennessee making things happen, and they're absolutely shredding South Carolina's defense.

osubuckeye4life's picture

This could be the new tOSU theme song.