Thursday, September 17, 2009

Thursday Night Open Thread: Jackets at 'Canes Cripple Fight Edition

Two teams from the SEC's gay little brother, the ACC, clash tonight on the World Wide Leader. The Ramblin' Wreck travels to Coral Gables to take on da U. Miami beat Florida State in an amazing display of defensive ineptitude 2 weeks ago, after which State crapped the bed and nearly lost to Jacksonville F'in State! Seriously, the Criminoles scored the go-ahead TD with 35 seconds left in the 4th. And before you start with your, "but Ryan Perriloux plays for J'ville State, and he's really good," (1) check the stats: 12 of 27 passing and only 39 yards on the ground for the former Bayou Bengal, and (2) LSU's other former QB came from and returned to HARVARD, which ceased to be a football powerhouse around the same time women got the right to vote. There are no coincidences in life, son, only the appearance of coincidence.

Georgia Tech, on the other hand, tried to blow it's 21 point lead last Thursday night agains Mike-Shula-doppleganger Dabo Swinney's Clemson squad. Only a fake field goal for a touchdown that the ACC has retroactively declared illegal , kept Ga Tech alive against the Tigers.

So who will win tonight? Tech is a 4.5 point 'dog on the road. I predict 24-17, as this is the default ACC score for all football games. Paul Johnson's team wins and covers the spread, and the Tuberville to Miami rumors begin in earnest.


  1. By the way, I won't be able to participate in the open thread tonight, because I'm going to a dinner where Mike Gottfried is the speaker. I'll let you know if anything of note is said.

  2. From the NYT:

    "And because Harvard did not count any of his L.S.U. credits, it made him a sophomore."

    Ouch... (The denial; not the use of a conjunction to begin the sentence - that's ok)

  3. So it's looking bleak for Ga. Tech. I'm honestly surprised they're losing by that much, but not surprised that they're losing. After all, they eked one out against Clemson.

  4. He's a Mormon, so no drinking or debauchery. No class credits transferred. What exactly did Andrew Hatch gain from his tears at Baton Rouge? (Other than a national championship ring?)