On paper, Week 4 looked like a great weekend to not watch college football and I confidently recommended doing so. Nostradamus I am not. I hedged and noted the PSU at Iowa, TCU at Ok State, and Miss. St at Georgia, would probably be worth watching. Only the Georgia game was a bust. TCU upsets Ok. State and PSU won dramatically on the final play of the game. On top of that, the NC State vs Fl State and Florida vs Kentucky games were also great games. Then if you add the five overtime games, three of which went 2OT, and it was a banner weekend. As my friend Tom kindly texted my while I was up to my ass in ready to assemble furniture from Ikea, “You just can’t predict college football.” Of course, he was absolutely right. It is nearly impossible to predict what games are going to good/great. However, what you can be sure of is that there’s always going to be several games worth watching. And, I am not a paid endorser of WatchESPN, but that app is fantastic. Bouncing from hot game to hot game has never been easier.
What’s the other thing that’s not predictable about college football? Answer: what stadiums we will be visiting at Somanystadiums.com. Once again, my schedule has been revised. Out is the Vanderbilt at Ol Miss game. It is replaced with UTEP at Southern Mississippi. However, Ol Miss doesn’t fall off the schedule but gets added back when Arkansas visits Ol Miss a couple of weeks later. It is probably better game than the Vandy one and the addition of the Southern Miss game replaces at least one game from my lost Hurricane Harvey weekend.
Speaking of Vandy, I did manage to catch some of the Saturday morning college football shows. They were hyping the ‘Bama vs Vandy game. Yes, college football is hard to predict. ‘Bama rolling over Vandy is not. Of course, I would have said the same of Baylor hosting the Sooners. Baylor didn’t win, but were much approved against the Sooners – maybe I should call them cubs every week.
What I will be watching this weekend:
I would like to say this weekend really doesn’t have much to watch, but I have learned my lesson. I don’t know what games will be good this weekend. All I know is that there will be some good/great ones. Personally, I have the Clemson vs. Virginia Tech game earmarked for Saturday night.