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Apparently We're Playing Football This Weekend?

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Sorry, I have a new job that's taking a lot of time--and will continue to take a lot of my time this season--but, at least I've not been spending any time with GirlduJour3000, either.  So I got that going for me.

Anyways.  Penn State.  Does anyone think this game is really that big of a deal?  It's probably only the 5th or 6th best team we'll face this season.  That doesn't make them bad, it just means they're not a big deal.

Personally, I think it's hilarious how much hype this game is getting in the local papers.  Stanford was a MUCH more important game.  Much, much, much more important.  Too bad we didn't win it though.

Penn State is...

  • a fringe top 25 team not very far removed from a 3-win season and several recent losing seasons
  • the owner of a huge stadium
  • a respected name--for their play in the last century
  • a team with 20% of its roster charged with a crime in the last year
  • a team with 20% of its starters being investigated for drugs THIS WEEK
  • a team without a quarterback
  • a team with experienced, though incredibly average, receivers
  • a team with a superior offensive line
  • a team with a great defensive line--when they're not suspended/jailed
  • a team with a questionable secondary
  • a team that runs practically the same offense that Joe Paterno ran as a high school quarterback (he seriously ran a shotgun, no huddle offense in high school--that is not made up)
  • a team whose fans get excited about wearing white--that's about as boring as it gets, no offense intended

Might as well call them Ho-Hum State.