Big weekend ahead for the Boston College Eagles as divisional foe and quasi rivals the Clemson Tigers head to Alumni Stadium. It's a later start which means more fun for all of us who are attending the game, but what will the outcome of the game be? Can Boston College's rushing attack find holes in a defense that has been stout? In this article we look at the remaining questions, pair a beer with the game, and look to our resident savant Baldwin Jr. for a prediction.
What will Tyler Murphy look like against a defense that is one of the best in the country? Will Vic Beasley again be a thorn in the Eagles' side? How much of the play action will we see? Can BC spring another big play with Sherm Allston? Are there plays that BC still hasn't unveiled that may catch an aggressive defense off guard? How will the BC offensive line look against one of the best defensive lines in the country? Will BC be able to handle Clemson's excellent wide receivers? What will they be able to do against Cole Stoudt? Is John Johnson an upgrade over Bryce Jones? Will Brian Mihalik continue to make big plays? Can Josh Keyes force a key turnover? What about the kicking game? Will Mike Knoll be able to add another field goal to his resume?
What will the attendance look like with a 3:30 start? Can Boston College make it a whole game without a giant brain fart before halftime? I've asked once, and I'll ask again, please no sesame seed pretzels? At least for Homecoming? Will Shea Field be a gigantic s*** show like it has been for almost every other game? Is Brad Bates in talk with the University of Michigan? Will Welles ever come out of the cavernous Plex?
What To Drink During Homecoming
The Irish Trilogy: In honor of the O'Rourke-McFadden Trophy, which happens to have the most Irish sounding name ever created, I have selected not one, not two, but three beers for Saturday's game. If you have been to Ireland you have probably imbibed Guinness, Harp and Smithwick's. Hell, if you've drank state side and have been to an Irish Pub you have probably drank these. Then again if you are a Bud Light drinker this is probably something that sounds like Swahili to you. I chose the trinity, and as my wife said "I like that you are giving them a choice." Which to pick, which to pick...Guinness is fantastic if you like a nice thick beer, but I can't imagine drinking more than two of these at a tailgate. Smithwick still has a full body taste, but is easier to drink, same with Harp. Whatever it is, enjoy them, and remember that you can actually pick up a taster pack that has all of these along with the Guinness Black Lager (meh).
Baldwin Jr's Fireside Chat With The Clemson Tiger
Baldwin Jr. sez "CAN I'Z PARTY IN THE MODZ"
BALDWIN JUNIOR: CAW CAW! I IZ HERE WITH MY NEW BESTEST FRIEND, THE KLEMPSON TIGER! HE IS MY GUEST HOST TODAYS!
TIGER: WOOOOOOOOO What a rush! He bird man! What's good man!!!! (grinds teeth, slams a Red Bull)
BALDWIN: SWEET GREEBY JEEBY! YOU ARE EXCITED. WHAT MAKES U SO PUMPED MR TIGER?
TIGER: What are you saying bird man, I've been up since last Thursday, and I have done nothing but think conceptually with my main man Dabo. But if you want a fight, fight, fight, I have one in me. (Rips phone off wall and smashes it over head.) WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
BALDWIN: IT WAS BIG NEWSY LAST WEEK WHEN YOUR QUARTEREDBACK THE SEAN WATSON BROKEY HIS HAND. HOW WILL YOU OVERCOMES SUCH ADVERTISING?
TIGER: Dude! I have been writing down a game plan for the past 72 hours straight, 425 pages of perfectly scripted football magic that I am ready to present to Dabo. The first play of the game will be a total mind f***, first we line up the entire offense on defense, then the wide receiver will steal the ball from the center, throw it in his satchel, and then using his power of transportation BAM, triple touchdown for 21 points. HAHAHHAHAHA I am a genius!
BALDWIN: WOWZERS MR TIGRE MAN. YOU ARE MAKING BAWDWIN JUNYOR LOOK LIKE AN ALBERTUS EINSTEEN!
TIGER: What are you saying about me, huh birdman? Are you call me crazy? Huh? HUH!!??? You should talk to the last bird I encountered, that Gamecock from South Carolina. He thought he was all "game" until I shoved his c..
BALDWIN: CAWWWWWWWWW. HEY YOU NEEDS TO KEEP THIS PEEGEEE. WE HAVE LITTLE CHILLEN READING THIS HEAR BLOG. I THINK I WANT TO ENDS THIS BEFORE I GETS HERT. WHAT IS YOUR FINALS PREDILICTION?
TIGER: (BREATHES HEAVILY AND STARES AT HIM)
BALDWIN: I'LL TAKES THAT AS A BEECEE WIN! GO EEGLES! CAW CAW!!!!
Gametime Song Of The Week
If you don't like my song choice, here is a Youtube Playlist Of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Beastie Boys - So What 'Cha Want. Bar none one of my favorite rap groups of all time. The Beasties started off kind of a novelty group, opening up for Run DMC. They were party animals, and almost seemed like they were parodying hip hop, like many white rappers seem to do. But they were so much more than that. They were one of the masters of using rock samples to create music that had a sound completely unique to the genre. They used Led Zeppelin, Ted Nugent, AC/DC, and Pink Floyd to make their beats. Their raps themselves are so complex and layered that even twenty years after they were recorded they still are relevant and still take time to digest. One of the biggest bummers of my music life was when MCA died two years ago from cancer, and the rest of the group said they would rightfully never perform again. They are politically motivated, fun, and made tons of hit songs. So What Cha Want was chosen for all of us BC that "want" a win on Saturday.
BCI Staff Predictions and GPS
Brian - Doing all the things a BAWSE does, out in sunny California. 28-20 Clemson
Jeff - Hopefully with Clemson coming up here, so does the man himself, the man living in South Carolina. Predicting a 24-21 BC loss in Overtime.
A.J - Off to Alumni Stadium again, located out in front of Comm Ave with others. Looking for another big win against another big opponent BC wins 27-21 with four touchdowns and a missed extra point
Down in Connecticut, counting down until puck drop between RIT and BC No! Grant will be at the game, living it up at his favorite place in the world. Prediction 31-14 Clemson
Joe - At Boston College enjoying AJ's new grill. 38-27 Clemson
Dan - Everyone laugh at the new guy, he has to work and leave during the 4th quarter. 24-14 BC. It'll be a good game, how much will Clemson lose this one by?
The BC Interruption Prediction Game
So New Guy and myself were idiots and picked NC State last week, so we earned a fat goose egg. Can we gain that back with an upset of Clemson?
Standings after Week 7
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Can Boston College pull off their 2nd upset of the season? Or will Clemson's defense be too much? Will BC have an answer for Vic Beasley? Make sure to leave your predictions in the comment section.
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