October 15th viewer's guide

Discussion in 'Sports' started by IP, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. IP

    IP Grusader Knight Errant of the 8th Order

    The following games are my picks for the most interesting contests today. While each is worth watching in their own right, the entertainment value will be rated as historical approximations.

    All times Eastern:

    12:00- Red River Rivalry. Undefeated Texas and Oklahoma put in another chapter in the book of Hate. I like Oklahoma by 14.
    Historical equivalent: Hundred Years' War of France and England


    Keep an eye on Georgia Tech and Maryland. I have GT on upset-alert.
    Historical equivalent: Pizzaro and his conquistadors trying to pull of the impossible against Atahuallpa and the Incan Empire.


    After 12:21- Start flipping over to the Kentucky-SCAR game. SCAR should win handily, but the quarterback position is in flux for the Gamecocks and this game may reveal clues as to what to expect in two weeks.
    Historical equivalent: Peter the Great's campaign against the Swedish Empire.


    1:00- If you can find it, Army will be trying to get back to .500 against Miami (OH). If you really like the game of football, you like watching Army. It's like a time capsule.
    Historical Equivalent: The Iroquois Nation seek to conquer the Susquehannock.

    3:30- Air Force travels to South Bend. There is a small chance at an upset, if Air Force can strike early and pull Notre Dame out of their running game. Just something to watch for.
    Historical Equivalent: King Saul leads the Israelites against the Philistines on the plain, despite being outnumbered in chariots.


    Florida plays in Death Valley against LSU. Florida desperately needs to win this game, but it is really the worst possible match up outside of Tuscaloosa for them. It will be interesting to see how Florida's freshman quarterback weathers the coming storm.
    Historical Equivalent: Siege of Quebec.


    Missouri and Kansas State meet in a clash of styles and philosophy. A grinding attack versus a spread air assault. It may be a back and forth affair, for the first 3 quarters.
    Historical Equivalent: Anglo-Zulu War.


    7:00- Tennessee and Georgia square off in a game that very well may end up telling the tail for both of their seasons. Must watch, if you are an SEC fan.
    Historical Equivalent: Waterloo.


    #10 Arkansas and #15 Auburn will match up and see which of them is a pretender and which is legitimately a top half team in the division.
    Historical Equivalent: War of the Roses.


    Undefeated Texas Tech gets a chance to steal the in-state afterthought from #24 Texas A&M.
    Historical Equivalent: Battle of Xiaoting


    8:00- A prime rubbernecking opportunity may manifest itself as anemic Ohio State takes on #14 Nebraska in the Cornhusker's first conference home game.
    Historical Equivalent: The Spanish Armada sailing into the stormy English Channel.
     
  2. volfanbill

    volfanbill Active Member

    nice writeup IP... I like the historical equivalents haha.
     
  3. IP

    IP Grusader Knight Errant of the 8th Order

    It started off smooth, but got pretty difficult to think of historical battles/wars that seemed similar towards the end.
     
  4. DarthVisor

    DarthVisor Contributor

    Good write-up, IP.

    Though we are playing UK, our offense looks competent with a QB under center that can think.
     
  5. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    Florida is [uck fay]ed
     
  6. fl0at_

    fl0at_ Humorless, asinine, joyless pr*ck

    Waiting to see if Les Miles starts 3rd string, just so he can attempt to give his starters a chance to "play from behind."

    Seems like something he'd do.
     
  7. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    Even the 3rd stringers would blow UF out.
     

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