It is here, #therivalry weekend. Who is ready for some exciting Wake Forest and Boston College football? Two programs, both trying to rebound from low points in the past decade. Maybe it's just a rivalry that we made up on this blog (and on Blogger So Dear), but it's our rivalry goddamit. It's Wake vs BC. North vs. South. The Daz vs. The Claw. Brother vs Brother. No holds barred. Let's get this going.
Wake Forest rushing defense has been terrible of late, how many yards can Tyler Murphy gain on them? How about Jon Hilliman? Sherm Alston, what will he be able to do against this defense? Can we please escape the game without a dropped catch? How about a mistake free extra point sheet for Mike Knoll? Can Alex Howell continue to put opposing offenses deep, or will he even be needed? Wake's offensive line is a trainwreck, how much damage can Josh Keyes and Brian Mihalik cause? Will there be another defensive end (Malachi Moore) that will make a play? Will we get to see some of the backups at some point if BC jumps out to a big lead?
Will the announcers mention the Wolford brother connection during the game? Will Wake Forest top 25,000 in attendance? Anyone out there in BCI land attending the game? What is the deal with Wake's creepy old man mascot? Can Steve Addazio win their third road game of the season? Where are people going to watch the game on Saturday?
What To Drink For This Year's Edition Of #TheRivalry
Wychwood Brewery's Hobgoblin: I get tired of IPAs and very hoppy beers pretty quickly. So in my search for other beers, I found this one last weekend. Over at the British Beer Company I saw the creepy Goblin tap, and the description of an English bitter and I said to myself "screw it, let's do it." I really enjoyed it--it has a bitter taste to it, but it's much smoother and more enjoyable than an IPA and something you can drink multiple pours of. It's got a darker caramel complexion, and isn't overly carbonated which can come across as flat for some. It's a different beer that is for sure, but if you want to expand your beer palate, definitely give it a try.
Baldwin Jr's Fireside Chat With The Wake Forest Demon Deacon
Baldwin Jr. sez "LEZ TAKES THIS PARTEE ON THE ROAD!"
BALDWIN JUNIOR: CAW CAW! I IZ HEAR WAITING ON MY NEW FRIEND, THE DEMONIC DEACON! HE'S TOLD ME TO MEET HIM IN THIS EMPTEE PARKING LOT AND TOLD MEE TO LOOK FOR THE WHITE VAN WITH NO REAR WINDOWS!
DEACON: Mmmmm. Hey there little bird, how are you this fantastic evening? You seem, well, tense!
BALDWIN: NOT TENSE, I AMS JUST SO EXCITED FOR THIS WEEKENDS MATCHED UP BETWEEN THE EAGLES AND THE DEACONS! WOOOOOO
DEACON: Oh, I totally understand my feathered friend. Here, take a seat in front of me, I'll rub your shoulders. I've been told that I have magic fingers.
BALDWIN: WOWWY A FREE BACKRUB! THIS IS SO UNEXPECTED! AND MY LEGS ARE SO SORE, COACH DAZZY HAS MADE ME RUN A LAP EVERY TIME OUR KICKY KICKERS MISS A KICK DURING PRACTICE! HEY DEACON, WHY ARE YOU SO CLOSE?
DEACON: It's just so I can get the right leverage and make sure I rub out the knots that ohhhh look like they bother you so!
BALDWIN: OK OK! I THINKS I HAVE HAD ENOUGH! CAN WE MOVE ON TO SOMETHING ELSE?
DEACON: Sure, sure my fine feathered friend, would you like to have a glass of wine?
BALDWIN: NO NO! BAWDWIN JUNYOR HAD PROBLEMS WITH THE BOOZY BOOZE. I REMEMBERS WHEN COACH COUGHLIN HAD TO HOLD AN INTERVENTION! THEY TOLDS ME THAT I HADNTS SHOWERED IN WEEKS AND THAT WHEN I DRINKS I BECOMES A JERKFACED MONSTER! NOOOOOOOO
DEACON: Fine then. Oh, look at the time. It's time for me to go, I have to give that handsome darling the Duke Blue Devil a call anyways. Ciao!
BALDWIN: DO YOU HAVE A PREDILICTION FOR THIS WEEKENDS RIVALREE FOOTBALL GAME?
DEACON: What in tarnation is football?
BALDWIN: WELL FORGETS YOU WEIRD OLD MAN! I THINK BEECEE IS GOINGS TO WIN 45 2/3 - PIE! CAW CAW!!!!!
Gametime Song Of The Week
If you don't like my song choice, here is a Youtube Video Of Southern Man (another great rivalry song)
Jay Z- Takeover. Since it is #therivalry, I wanted to choose a hip hop song that best demonstrated a classic beef. Nas and Jay Z were two of the best in the late 90's and when they went to war, they not only created great tracks (Ether is also amazing) but they upped each other's game. Jay Z was still a bit of a youngin when this came out in 2001. He had made three solid albums, but he was no where near the juggernaut that he is now. Nas was an icon. His first studio album Illmatic is arguably one of the best rap albums of all time. But he was slacking, and man did Jay make him pay. This song is hard, and Hova just delivers over and over again, destroying Nas, Mobb Deep and anyone else who has talked ill of him. With one fell swoop Jay cemented his legacy, launched himself into the elite of rap, and never turned back. The two eventually reconciled, first with the song "Black Republicans", and then when Jay signed Nas to his label.
I originally was going to select Notorious B.I.G. and 2pac's epic freestyle, but as my wife said "I like rap, but even I think that's awful" and "it just sounds like the two of them are just yelling." So you can thank her for that.
BCI Staff Predictions and GPS
Brian - The Captain is still out in California, where apparently the girls are pretty and the marijuana flows the salmon of Capistrano. 28-16 Boston College. Expect the unexpected with a young team. Fans expected BC to get blown out by USC, roll Colorado State and a toss-up game in Raleigh. I know fans are expecting a BC blowout, but style points don't matter in this one and Wake always finds a way to make things interesting. Bonus anti A.J Black jinx: BC hits all of their PATs.
Jeff - The big man did it big on campus last weekend, but he is back down in Dixie. 35-7 Boston College.
A.J - Watching the game from home. Just keeping it low key for the weekend. 30-10 Boston College
Grant - What the heck is football, Grant is getting ready for a weekend of college hockey. Not one, not two, not three, but FOUR home games this weekend!! 38-16 Boston College. 3 FG for Wake, NO MISSED KICKS for BC (!!)
Joe - Cleaning his game sweater, but still loving his football. 48-14 Boston College. Wake sux. I'm joining the negativity browagon if BC loses this game
Dan - Keeping it trill at home. 30-13 Boston College. Wake Forest gets a touchdown because we could give up a big time passing play to Everett High School. Eagles go up 6-3 at the half, then roll in the second half and salt this one away in the third quarter. Up 30-6, they cough up the big throw downfield.
The BC Interruption Prediction Game
I rode the train down to loserville this week with my pick of the Eagles. FAIL. We have a new overlord, Jeff, who was the only one who picked Clemson to win in a close one.
Standings after Week 8
BC Interruption's Picture Page
Anyone going down south for the game? Or watching it somewhere else for a BC meetup at a bar? Make sure to put up your photos on Facebook, or if you want you can email them directly to me at bchysteria at gmail dot com. Please make sure you understand that by emailing them to us you are giving us the right to use your pictures on our posts!
Can Boston College win their third road game of the season? Or will Wake pull off some magic with an upset of their own? Make sure to leave your predictions in the comment section.