Ok, finally BC is handed an opponent that they can handle. Let's be honest, did any of really think this team had a chance against Virginia Tech or Clemson? If you did then you need to lay off the GDF juice. Maryland is a bad team, maybe not as bad as BC, but still a bad team. They have no QB, their defense is even worse than ours, and their head coach and offensive coordinator are about as incompetent as ours.
Will this lead to a win for the Eagles? That is the million dollar question this weekend.
Who will Randy Edsall and Gary Crowton start at QB? Danny O'Brien is really struggling with the spread offense, and C.J Brown has stepped up but could we honestly see both tomorrow? If there is any quarterback situation that BC should dominate its a team without an identifiable starter. Could Spaz put together two halves of what we saw in the first half of the VT game?
Also we saw earlier today that Kevin Pierre Louis is out for the game. Sean Duggan will get his first start. How will our St. Xavier linebacking corp respond to the loss of one of their stalwarts?
Even with Maryland's atrocious defense, can Boston College finally put more than 14 points against a FBS team? Was last week's game a fluke for Rolandan Finch? Will this be a shootout or a low scoring ugly game?
Gametime Song of the Week
As a tribute to the lovely state of Maryland, I picked one of the few old school rappers that actually lived in Baltimore. Tupac Shakur. I wanted to pick "Hit Em Up" and dedicate it to the Big East, but I thought that might be just a tad too vulgar for some of our readers. Instead, let's slow things down and groove a little to "Keep Ya Head Up" and dedicate it to all the BC and Maryland fans who have dealt with an inordinate amount of crap this season.
Today's reading from the Spaz Firematic 3000:9. I didn't expect much from the old Spazmeister last week, and he came through with flying colors. Therefore the meter will stay at a consistent 9. Defense showed up for one quarter, the offense showed up for a couple of drives, and that's about it. To give Spaz some credit at least he didn't throw his players under the bus this week. That's a plus at this point right?
Liquor To Help Dull The Pain:
(via useless information)
If we are to the point that we need to drink to dull the pain against a team like Maryland, you are going to need something cheap like malt liquor. Plus, if you are like me, you want to forget BC's losses as fast as humanly possible. Malt liquor can do just that. Unfortunately the next morning you will feel a pounding in your head that feels like your skull is about to rupture in half, and remind you of the game for the next two days.
Alternative Profession for Frank Spaziani Poolboy in Florida. I don't know why but I can just imagine Spaz by the side of the pool hamming it up with a bunch of blue haired old women.
Baldwin Jr's Game Preview:
HI EVERYBODYS! BEECUZ I DIDS A GRATE JOB LAS WEAK I GOT TOO PROJEK AGAAIN! DIS WEAK BASTIN COLEGE FECES MARY LAND TERTLE HEADS. DID YU KNOWS THAT LAS WEAKEND GAINST TURKEY BIRDS I CAULED OFENSE AN DFENCE PLAYS IN DA TURD AND FIRTH HALFS? CULD YOU TELL?
DIS WEAK I'S THINK BEECEE MATCHES UP AWESOMELY GAINST TERTLES. CHAZ RETIG WILL THROW FUTBAL FOR 400 YARDS AND BAWSTIN COLEGE WILL WIN BY 35. MY SUPR C-CRET MVP OF DA GAME WILL BE IFANY MOMAR. HE'S TALLER DEN BALDWEN JEWNUR!
A.J's Lock Solid Prediction: Maryland 20 Boston College 13.
Go ahead guys, yell at me again. But at this point I am going to pick against BC until they can show me otherwise. This is a road game, and I think Randy Edsall will pull out all the stops to beat the team he wanted to coach. True the teams are evenly matched, but I factor Frank Spaziani into every game, and I think the more the injuries that pile up for BC, the lower the chances.
Superfan Thermometer: How are you all feeling about this weekend's game against Maryland? Feeling nervous and want to throw up like I do? Think BC has another 2007 in there somewhere? Make sure you leave your thoughts in the comments. Go Eagles!