November 9 Non-Dumpster Fire Football Thread

We have to wait until 4:00 EST (ESPNU) for our weekly ass beating. Duke is a 9-10 point favourite. Duke football! The 3:30 window is loaded with sh-t games, so you won’t miss much wallowing in black humour with your SFN buddies.

Speaking of football, I promised my (mostly British) cohorts on my regular Everton message board that I would use extra “u”s in my words all week, as penance for apparently saying “the most American thing ever” in last weeks EFC/Tottenham game thread. NBC Extra Time has you (ok, just me) covered for today’s hopefully drama-free fixture with bottom feeder Crystal Palace (10:00am).

Early on, I will mostly follow two potential SEC trap games – Mizzou at Kentucky (noon, ESPNU) and Aubie at Tennessee (noon, ESPN). Hopefully, something unexpected crops up in the likely event they both crap out.

To be honest, the late window is not much better, at least volume-wise. I will probably watch Texas at West By God Virginia (7:00, Fox). This would be a nice spot for a Mack Brown team to implode, as a media-fluffed program that somehow has managed to stay unranked despite leading the Big 12ish at 5-0. But today is really all about LSU at Alabama (8:00, CBS), regularly one of my favourite games of the year. People really hit hard in this one. Pulling hard for Bama, as FSU and Roll Damn Tide is easily the best possible title matchup. And f-ck Ohio State, with their dogshit conference and even weaker schedule.

Insomniacs can enjoy UCLA at Arizona (10:00, ESPN), which will be very important in deciding who Stanford gets to pound like a veal in the Pac-12 championship game.

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1995 NC State graduate, sufferer of Les and MOC during my entire student tenure. An equal-opportunity objective critic and analyst of Wolfpack sports.

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60 Responses to November 9 Non-Dumpster Fire Football Thread

  1. BJD95 11/09/2013 at 9:03 AM #

    As a prelude, enjoy the brilliant Patton Oswalt. He would totally be a State fan:

  2. BJD95 11/09/2013 at 9:05 AM #

    Part Two:

  3. Wufpacker 11/09/2013 at 9:20 AM #

    Haha….Kicking it off with Patton Oswalt has to bring good mojo.

    And LMAO at ‘saying “the most American thing ever”

    I’ve been accused of that a few times myself recently. By more than one person. Those fuzzy little foreigners LOVE us. 😀

  4. Wufpacker 11/09/2013 at 9:33 AM #

    And what’s this? No love for the FFSs of ASU @ the Utes????? (that’s Football Fighting Sendeks for those of you who don’t keep up with EVERY ounce of our stupidity around these parts….and how dare you not?)

    Yeah, I know it’s up against our game and is only on PAC12 Network. I just wanted the chance to say Football Fighting Sendeks. It makes me chuckle.

  5. BJD95 11/09/2013 at 9:42 AM #

    I think when referring to the Semdeks (regular or football) you have to spell it “Fighten” – I don’t recall how that started or why.

  6. Wufpacker 11/09/2013 at 9:49 AM #

    Ha!! I will make a note of it.

  7. Fastback68 11/09/2013 at 10:59 AM #

    Love Patton when he speaks of his bug out bag, knifes YOLO in the thigh and he bleeds out and when Patton peppers a house with his AR in Justfied. Stay frosty.

    Thanks SFN for last night’s bb thread and especially enjoyed the positive vibe comments. Now let us slay the blue devils.

  8. Wufpacker 11/09/2013 at 11:04 AM #

    Lee Corso apparently doesn’t know the definition of the word “venue”.

  9. Virginia Wolf 11/09/2013 at 11:20 AM #

    Great day for an upset! Wolfpack 31 – Duke 27! Go Pack!!!!

  10. wolfpackdawg 11/09/2013 at 11:20 AM #

    I just arrived in Athens for Appy State.

  11. bill.onthebeach 11/09/2013 at 11:55 AM #


    The Good Baptists are currently deep in prayer over in Winston Salem. The Good Reverend quoteth…Deuteronomy 22:4.

    And Later on this afternoon….

    Those Methodists over in Durham are in for a big surprise on their hallowed ground…. they shall be reminded of Matthew 19:30.

    And in the nightcap…. down in Tusksarelooser…
    Isaiah 5:29 will once again come true.

    Now if Devil has his way…. The Hokies and ‘Hoos will rule victoriously.


  12. BJD95 11/09/2013 at 12:20 PM #

    Nice tackle by the Vols’ punter!

  13. BJD95 11/09/2013 at 12:43 PM #

    Best thing re KY football?

    The cheerleaders are still smoking hot.

  14. LoCoPack 11/09/2013 at 1:10 PM #

    I am at best a casual observor with limited knowledge of what it takes to field a winning athletic program. But I love the Pack and watch and pull for them any chance I get.

    I think most of us on this site (with some notable exceptions ) are only critics. We’re like passengers in the car – we know where we want to go but have no idea how to get there.

    I have two thoughts about our football season thus far:
    1) We would be so screwed if TOB was still here and,
    2) DD and his team will take us where we want to go.

    I’ve been involved in turning a bottom quartile facility into a top quartile operation. Every step is not forward. It’s pretty frustrating to have the passengers in the wagon beating the horses because they aren’t going fast enough.

    I’m willing to give DD time to succeed. TOB had his chance and didn’t produce.

    I hate to lose and I don’t think we will today. But if we do I’ll still be a fan of what DD is trying to do.

    GO PACK!

  15. BJD95 11/09/2013 at 1:14 PM #

    We can’t know for sure re Prong Two…but Prong One is definitely true. DY knew this would be a complete rebuild year (as will 2014), and you can’t do that with an old, seven-year veteran coach who underachieved the past several seasons.

    TOB was already recruiting very poorly. Can you imagine how he would be “selling” our program during the present dumpster fire?

  16. BJD95 11/09/2013 at 1:22 PM #

    Golden Seizures up 24-10 over Team Bad Touch heading into the half.

  17. VaWolf82 11/09/2013 at 1:26 PM #

    Has anyone found a game worth watching?

  18. BJD95 11/09/2013 at 1:29 PM #

    Lots of big plays in Aubie/TN. Really the only semi-watchable option so far.

    Dog slate, outside of Bama/LSU.

  19. Fastback68 11/09/2013 at 1:30 PM #


  20. VaWolf82 11/09/2013 at 1:39 PM #

    I gave up on Aub/Tenn after Aub scored 21 straight. But its 34-20 @ half…could be worth watching.

  21. BJD95 11/09/2013 at 2:05 PM #

    There may not be a single unit in major conference football worse than the Vols’ kick coverage.

  22. BJD95 11/09/2013 at 2:20 PM #

    You can re-give up on Aubie/TN now.

  23. BJD95 11/09/2013 at 2:31 PM #

    Basketball update – VPI loses to SC-Upstate. LMFAO

  24. bill.onthebeach 11/09/2013 at 3:00 PM #

    I still think BJD can out-jump BJ-Anya….

    and so did the ‘HOOs….

  25. VaWolf82 11/09/2013 at 4:03 PM #

    UMd in ugly uniforms and helmets. Go ‘cuse! (I nearly threw up after typing that.)

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