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Boston College vs. Louisville: Final Thoughts And Predictions

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What are we thinking for this weekend? Does BC have a shot?

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Another week, another loss, another week of questions here at BC Interruption. Clemson imposed its will on Boston College on Saturday, and DeShaun Watson looked like a Heisman Candidate against the vaunted BC defense. Now it's time for Louisville, a team that has been very inconsistent this season. We all know what Boston College needs to improve on; the biggest question is, will they?

Big Questions

How will Boston College's defense do against Lamar Jackson, after struggling against a mobile QB last weekend? How many big plays does Mehdi Abdesmad have in him this week? Can the secondary play a full four quarters without letting up the big play like they did last weekend? How bad is the shoulder injury to Ty Schwab? On offense, what lessons did Jeff Smith learn playing against Clemson in a very hostile environment? Can Myles Willis continue to be the feature back or will the injury bug slow him down? Will Addazio continue to use Jordan Gowins? Sherman Alston, what should his role be on this team? Can the offensive line continue to improve? Can Smith find a way to get Thadd Smith and Elijah Robinson in the game? Mike Knoll looked solid last week, can he build on that?

Lingering Questions

Will the weather play a role in this game? Can Steve Addazio please not screw up the end of the half? Pretty please? What will Louisville do against a really good Boston College defense? If BC clamps down again, will the offense score enough points to win?

What To Drink During A Game That Hopefully Will Surprise Us

Space Cake - Clown Shoes. In honor of all of our fans that are not too happy with the state of the program, I give you Clown Shoes Brewery. Last weekend I went to a beer festival in Boston, and Clown Shoes had a stand there and their selections were all pretty delicious. This is a stiffy bo biffy beer, a Double IPA, which for you light beer drinkers is about 2 1/2 times the alcohol of a Bud Light. This is a slow sipping beer, something you don't want to guzzle, but really has a good complex flavor.

Bonus! BC vs Louisville Drinking Game (WARNING DO NOT DO THIS WITH THE BEER OF THE WEEK OR YOU WILL DIE)

Jeff Smith takes off and runs...DRINK ONE
Jeff Smith runs for one yard or no gain...DRINK TWO
Jeff Smith is about to get blasted on the run and instead throws it away...DRINK THREE
Myles Willis makes a run that makes you go..."Man, he's good"...Drink One
Tyler Rouse makes a run...right into about three defenders...Drink Two
BC calls a run play that is blown up 3-5 yards behind the line of scrimmage...Drink Three
Addazio calls a timeout at a bad spot...Drink One
Addazio calls back to back timeouts...Drink Two
BC gets themselves into scoring position, but doesn't have the timeouts Addazio wasted earlier...Drink Three
Addazio makes NO GAME MANAGEMENT BLUNDER...Stone Cold Steve Austin that S***
Defense makes a "Holy crap that was awesome" play...Sip slowly my friend
Defense wins the game for BC...Grab three beers and pour it all over yourself.

Fireside Chat with Baldwin Jr.

Baldwin Jr.

Baldwin Jr: CAW CAW! I IZ BACK WITH YETS ANUDDER EPILISODE OF BAWDWIN JUNYOR'S PREDILICTIONS AND CHITTY CHATS! THIS WEAK I HAZ SUM BERRY BERRY SPECIAL NEWZ! BRADLEE BATES SAWED THAT BAWDWIN JUNYOR ISN'T DOING AN AWFUL LOTS ANYMORE UDDER DEN DEEZ POSTS, SO HE FOUND ME A NEW JOB. I GETS TO CALLS THE TIMES OUT!

Steve Addazio: Thanks Baldwin Jr., I'm glad you are here. It allows me to focus on the philosophy and gameplan.

Baldwin Jr: OH NO WORRIES MEESTER DAZIO! HERE GOES TEH KICKSOFF!

Steve Addazio: Rooooooarrrrrrr, Get 'em dudes!

Baldwin Jr: OH LOOKIE, DER IS DA CHEERLEADERS! OOOH I THINKS I FOUNDS MYSELF A CHEERLEADER! I'S GOTS TO GO SAY HI! TIIIIIMMMMMEEE OUT! (ref whistles play dead)

Steve Addazio: Baldwin Jr! We had the ball on the thirty yard line and had two great long runs. What are you thinking?

Baldwin Jr: I'S DON'T THINKS I JUS DOES! DOOO DOO DOOOOOOO DOOOO. HOLEE MOOLLLEEE IS THAT A SALTY PRETZEL???? I NEEDS ONE OF THOSE BERRY BERRY BADLY! TIIIIIIIIIMMMMEEEEEEEOUT!!!!

Steve Addazio: Oh come on man (string of expletives)!!!!!!! Baldwin Jr, we had 4th and 1 and Louisville had the wrong package in!

Baldwin Jr. OH COME DAZIO THIS IZ DA BEST! I HAZ ALL THE POWERS TO CONTROL THE FOOTYBALL GAME. MANS THIS PRETZEL IS MAKING DIS BIRDEE THIRSTY. I NEEDS SUM H TWO OHHHHH. TIMMMEEEEOUUUTTT!!!

Steve Addazio: *&^*%^%& (&*&^%%% (&(*^^%% (Gronk spikes his headset)

Baldwin Jr: MAN DIS IS SO EAZY! I DID SUCH A GOODY JOB DAT EVERYONE IS SO HAPPY WIT MY WORK. CAN I RUN DA OFFENSE TOO? CAW CAW!!!

Gametime Song Of The Week

If you don't like my song choice, here is a YouTube Playlist of Joe Walsh

Master P - Make Em Say UGH!...Back in the late 90's there came a group of rappers, known as the No Limit Souljas. Led by Master P, a failed basketball player, the group made a whole bunch of crappy albums, mixed with a few really good songs like the one above. There was Mystikal, there was ummmm...Master P, there was that girl, and that guy. Didn't one of them kill a guy? Yeah, I don't know many of the Souljas. I just know this song, and the freaking awesome gold tank that was driven around on a basketball court like a drunk Dennis Rodman. If any of you wondered, this group basically doesn't exist anymore, but Master P is pretty rich. So that's cool.

BCI Staff Predictions and GPS

Grant and Joe are the only two picking the Eagles this week.

Jeff 10-9 Louisville. Watching the game at home.

A.J - 17-10 Louisville. Look, I wanted to pick BC, but everytime I do I give the Eagles bad juju, so I'm going to throw my jinx at the Cardinals. Watching this game up at the cabin with the family, watching leaves change colors or whatever.

Grant 17-6 BC. Getting beaten down into being more and more optimistic with every loss, because reasons. In Connecticut, simultaneously watching ALL OF THE HOCKEY.

Joe - 24-10 BC. There I said it. I'll be watching as much as I can at my parents' house in between work-related events.

Dan-  Louisville 20-17. It's a hard-earned 17 points and we see a couple of big plays along the way. I'll be watching this one while celebrating my wife's grandmother's 80th birthday.

Laura B - 17-10 Louisville. I will (as usual) be checking in on the game via Twitter.

Arthur - 14-13 Louisville. I'll be trying to figure out what to do on a weekend without baseball. You know, because the Mets won the National League. #lgm

I guess I'll have just woken up and made my way over to my couch to watch.

Coach - Louisville 17 BC 13. I changed the pick three times before submitting it. Really on the fence because I think BC could pull this one off, but Louisville has played well at home and the passing game will make a difference. Location: Sequestered as I am every Saturday between noon and midnight.

Prediction Game

The entire BCI staff picked Clemson so everyone got points. New Guy had the best week only missing by a few points on a correct score.

Name Clemson Pred. Maine Howard FSU NIU Duke WF Clemson Louisville VT NC State Notre Dame Syracuse Total
Coach JF Clem 20-3 12 10 12 12 8 0 6 60
Jeff Martyn Clem 10-7 14 13 10 10 0 0 2 49
Dan Rubin Clem 35-10 4 6 6 8 10 0 14 48
Laura B Clem 31-7 10 2 0 14 4 0 12 42
AJ Black Clem 28-0 2 4 8 0 12 0 10 36
Joe Clem 14-7 6 13 0 5 6 0 4 34
Grant Clem 20-7 8 8 0 5 0 0 8 29
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