There’s some pretty decent games coming up this weekend.
It’s a bye weekend for Nebraska. My daughter is back from school near Los Angeles for the weekend. I’m sure you guys all have lots of plans.
If they involve football, here are the best choices for you to watch:
Oklahoma vs Texas (11:00 AM, Fox Sports 1)
The Red River Shootout involves two teams that are shadows of their former great selves.... HAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA. No, I’ll just stop there. It should be fun to watch in the morning.
The moment it stops being fun you can turn to....
Iowa at Minnesota (11:00 AM, ESPN2)
And see which one of Nebraska’s future opponents may offer a better challenge. Iowa’s season isn’t going nearly as well as they thought it would be, while Minnesota had a pretty good thing going until they lost to Penn State last week.
You know why you want to watch this one. I don’t have to tell you.
#9 Tennessee at #8 Texas A&M (2:30 PM, CBS)
The Vols have “survived and advanced” in most of their games this season (how ‘bout that ending against Georgia?) and now they face their toughest opponent (so far) on the road.
You watch this because Tennessee has been crazy fun in coming back from deficits and you don’t know what’s going to happen next. Maybe their luck runs out. Maybe they go up against the Crimson Tide undefeated.
#25 Virginia Tech at #17 North Carolina (2:30 PM, ABC)
This game is going to be played, probably in heavy rain. That alone should make it more interesting. More interest comes with the Hokies’ new offense that actually scores points and matched with Bud Foster’s defense might make Tech a consistent contender in the ACC.
North Carolina has an explosive offense as well, but may be slowed considerably by weather. It’s a good option for flipping back and forth with Texas A&M/Tennessee.
Indiana at #2 Ohio State (2:30 PM, ESPN)
This may be more interesting than it looks, at least for a quarter or two. At least you get a look at two more of Nebraska’s opponents. Ohio State is the best team in the land. Indiana could beat them. If they did, it’d be the first time since 1988 (the two teams tied in 1990). These two teams have met 85 times, with the Buckeyes owning a 72-9-4 record.
#5 Washington at Oregon (6:00 PM, Fox)
Everyone tuned in last Friday night to see a good game between Washington and Stanford and what they saw was a 44-6 demolition of the Cardinal. The Huskies haven’t beaten the Ducks in their last 12 straight games, and they look like they’re in position to do to Oregon what they did to Stanford.
You watch this one to see the team that will mash the rest of the Pac-12 and be in the College Football Playoff.
#1 Alabama at Arkansas (6:00 PM, ESPN)
I don’t really expect this to be much of a game, but everyone kind of likes it when BERT gets it, so when you get bored watching Washington run the same play and gain 23 yards a time against Oregon you can flip over to this and watch basically the same thing.
I don’t really expect the Hogs to put up much of a fight here.
#23 Florida State at #10 Miami (7:00 PM, ABC)
This game may or may not be played due to Hurricane Matthew. Miami has gotten off to a 4-0 start, while the ‘Noles have struggled after having high expectations. FSU will be the toughest opponent
LSU at #18 Florida
Postponed or cancelled. We’ll see which over the long run.
Previewing Week 6 for those of you who don’t want to read
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Then There’s This:
Larry the Cable Guy damn near broke his opponent's limb in half during an arm wrestling competition.
Don’t watch this video if you’re squeamish. If you’re not squeamish.... holy shit, the guy barely reacts at all!
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The brawl is the latest in a series of violent incidents at Chuck E. Cheese's around the country.
Had no idea that this was a fashionable place to go start a fight.
I've told you guys before that I have a lot of dreams; a lot of weird dreams. I wish that I can remember more of them, they happen all the time. This week was certainly no exception.
On Wednesday night I had a dream that I was lying in bed sleeping with my wife and she got out of bed apparently to use the bathroom. As she stood up she said "Aren't you going to get that?".
I had no idea what she was talking about. I looked around the room and then I slowly leaned over and opened the curtain to one of our bedroom windows. It was dark out, but in the window, right in my face was Pennywise the clown from Stephen King's "It". It wasn’t the sweet, pleading face from the sewer. It was the full-on Tim Curry face with the fucked up eyes and vampire-like teeth.
I immediately woke up and sat up in bed. After a few moments I laid back down again and put my arm around her.