Got to see some live footballt this weekend!

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Well, I watched quite a bit more football this weekend than I did last weekend. The cool thing is, most of the football I watched this weekend was live versus on TV. Friday night, I got to watch the first half of high school football from the school that @mrsbozz graduated.

Her friends daughter is in the marching band, so we watched the first half of football before watching her band mates run their routine at halftime. It was really entertaining to watch and took me back to my years in the marching band.

I was going to put some money down on the Louisville/Florida State game, but I didn't. Then I was at the bar Friday night picking up our take out food after the halftime show I previously mentioned and I noticed on one of the TV's that he score was much closer than I had realized.

I should have put that bet on FSU after all...

It was a hell of a week for the Big 10 this weekend. Saturday my wife and I ran up to the school district where we work so we could watch some of the 5th grade boys play in their pee-wee league game. It was probably some of the best football I watched all weekend.

They were amazing. They easily beat the opponent something like 30 to 7. It was a great game.

Then I came home and like I said I watched the Big 10 basically fall apart.

Purdue lost to Syracuse, Nebraska lost to #6 Oklahoma (I can almost forgive that one), Indiana barely won in overtime against Western Kentucky, Northwestern lost to Southern Illinios, Rutgers barely beat Temple, Maryland narrowly beat SMU, and of course, my Michigan State Spartans lost to #18 Washington.

I knew that last game was going to be close when I saw that the Spartans weren't the favorite to win in my betting app. The first half was pretty horrible. It was hard to even watch it. They were just playing so horrible compared to how they played a week ago.

It was embarrassing and disappointing. Now they find themselves out of the top 25 and hopefully this adversity will be the spark they need to get things on the right track. I feel like a broken record as I type that. I have been saying that for years, and it never feels like they can get there. Flashes of greatness, but never being able to follow through when it counts.

I have a feeling it is going to be another rough season for Spartans fans.

There was only one other game that went into overtime this past weekend. That was Marshall's loss to Bowling Green. It kind of makes their win over Notre Dame a week or so ago kind of irrelevant. The good news for Notre Dame is the fact that they had a big win over California. It wasn't looking good in the first half.

I'm not really a Notre Dame fan, but I never realized just how close the college actually is to Michigan. I mean, just a few miles North and our conversations might not be dominated with Michigan versus Michigan State rhetoric.

I am not going to talk about this much because I am sure @enforcer48 will cover it, but check out that BYU versus Oregon game. I didn't watch it, but the score shows a pretty one sided game. I personally am not a fan of either team, so it doesn't matter too much to me.

It's just pretty rare to see two ranked teams playing each other this early in the season.

That's all I've got for college football. Like I said, the local games I watched were much more enjoyable than the televised ones.


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Isn't great having football back. We have to enjoy it al because the season is so short. Thanks for sharing.

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Well, the Buckeyes won; that is the most important game of the weekend, lol

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I can't remember the last time I was at a High School football game. Probably before I graduated over 40 years ago. And the Badgers just demoralized New Mexico. Those poor guys. Well, at least maybe they got to have some cheese curds and beer and brats before they went home. I only saw the last part of the game because my Dad had it on while we were eating supper.
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Yeah, it had been a while since I have been to one as well. I work for a school district, but I don't think I have ever been to a football game here until the other weekend. It was funny because we mainly went for my wife and you would have thought she was a celebrity. All the kids were shouting her name saying hi to her.

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Wow, that's kind of cool! Sounds like a nice time.Glad you enjoyed it.
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It was a bad weekend for a lot of teams but it was not all that unexpected. I see your rival could maybe have a run at the big game this year. I'm sure you are thrilled about that

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I don't think they will make it there. I think they are way over-hyped. Assuming you are talking about U of M. Their coach is a joke. Ohio State might have a shot. I haven't really watched them play beyond the Notre Dame game. The real season starts next week!

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I often don't understand the polls this early in the season and I'm certain a lot of it has to do with politics and wishful thinking. I was talking about UM

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Yeah, U of M can suck eggs. It's all politics and whoever has the most money!

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