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Boston College vs. Louisville: Final Thoughts And Predictions

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Predictions, beer pairings, a good ol' rap song and much more!

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Boston College is bowl eligible, and returns home for a big night matchup against Louisville on Saturday. This game will be a meeting between two of the best defenses in the ACC, and could be a huge factor in bowl seedings in December. Let's take a look at some of the big questions going into the game.

Big Questions

Can Boston College's running backs move on Louisville's Top 5 rushing defense? How will the injury of Lorenzo Mauldin effect the efficiency of that defense? Speaking of running backs, Jon Hilliman is still banged up--will he still be the primary back or will we be seeing more of Marcus Outlow and Myles Willis? What will Tyler Murphy be able to do against this defense? BC is going to need to keep the Cardinals' defense honest; how will they do that? Louisville features a potential star at running back in Michael Dyer--will BC be able to contain him? How about containing wide receiver DeVante Parker? Can John Johnson and/or Manny Asprilla actually cover him? Will BC be able to play four quarters of defense, or can we expect three good quarters again and a fourth where they pretty much piss it away? Who has a bigger game on the end, Malachi Moore or Kevin Kavalec? Can Alex Howell be the savior again on special teams? Can we please stop missing extra points?

Lingering Questions

It's going to be cold on Saturday night, in the mid 30's. How are you going to stay warm? Speaking of liquid heat, will BC Team Ops allow Shea Field to turn into a giant clusterbleep on Saturday night? BC has always found little things to do to make night games special--what will that be on Saturday night? If BC can somehow win this game, could they start to get some Top 25 love again?

What To Drink To Keep Your Body Toasty On A Cold Saturday Night

Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale: Have you ever asked yourself, "I wonder what beer would taste like if I mixed it with bourbon?" Hopefully not, because that sounds gross, but if you wanted to try a beer that has a nice hint of bourbon but doesn't overpower the palate, this is it. This is one of the most unique beers I've ever tried--it tastes like a beer, but drinks like a bourbon. The alcohol content is relatively high 8.19%, so it's not one you want to drink many of, and it only comes in a four pack, but believe me that is all you are going to want. This beer was chosen for a variety of reasons, one because it strikes me as a beer that would be real nice on a freezing late fall night, but of course also it's a homage to Kentucky Whiskey and Bourbon, a drink that needs to be celebrated.

Baldwin Jr's Fireside Chat With Papa John

Baldwin Jr. sez "My's anaconda doesn't wants nones, unless you's gots buns honey"

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BALDWIN JUNIOR: CAW CAW! AFTERS DEALING WITH A CANNIBALISTIC TURKEY BIRD AND CREEPY OLD MAN DEMONIC DEACON, I DECIDEDS TO TALK TO A REAL FANS, MY MAIN MAN AND THE BESTEST PIZZA PAL IN THE WORLD. PAPA JOHN!

PAPA JOHN: Hey Baldwin, thanks for having me on.

BALDWIN: WOW, I CAN'TS BELEEVE THAT I AM ACTUALLY TALKING TO YOU! CAN YOU TELL BAWDWIN JUNYOR AND THE MILLIONS AND BILLIONS OF BAWDWIN JUNYOR FANS ABOUT YOUR LIFE AND YOUR LIP SMACKING PIZZA PIES?

PAPA JOHN: Oh of course, well I have always been a Louisville fan.

BALDWIN: BECUZ YOU WENTS THERE RIGHT?

PAPA JOHN: Uh, no, I actually went to Ball State. But I loved the Cardinal way, so I donated $5 million to the school, and had the football stadium named after me!

BALDWIN: WOW FIVE MILLION DOLLARS?! THAT'S ENOUGH TO BUY ONE MILLION PAPA JOHN PIZZAS!

PAPA JOHN: (laughs). Well, we want to make pizza affordable so that folks can not only get one of the best pizzas in the world, but they can use the rest of their sawbuck to a warm chocolate chip cookie pizza for dessert. Mmmm, now that tastes like a well balanced meal right there.

BALDWIN: YUMMY YUMMY! CAN YOU LET PEYTON MANNLINGES KNOW THAT BAWDWIN JUNYOR HAS A PATENTLY SECRET FORMULA TO HELP RID THE PURPLE DISEASE THAT IS RAVAGING HIS HELMET WEARING FOREHEAD?

PAPA JOHN: Yes I certainly will pass that along. Hey, Baldwin, at Papa John's we always pride ourselves on "better ingredients," and just looking at you I wonder what you would taste like on top of a pizza slathered in Frank's Red Hot. Mind if we have you go into our little tanning bed over there?

BALDWIN: WHY DOES EVERYONES WANT TO EATS ME??? BY THE WAY CAN WE GET YOUR PAPI JOHN PIZZA AT ALUMNUS STADIUM. IT WOULD MAKE A PERFECT SIDE DISH TO A SESAMEE SEED PRETZEL!!!

PAPA JOHN: Let's make a little deal then Baldwin, if BC wins you can have a lifetime supply of my newest creation the "Tempura Beef Jerky, cronut, almond joy pizza," but if 'Ville wins, you are going to be the weekly special up and down the east coast? Deal?

BALDWIN: I NEVERS BACK DOWN FROM A CHALLENGE!!!! YOUS GOT IT PAPI JOHN!

Gametime Song Of The Week

If you don't like my song choice, here is a Youtube Playlist of Genesis

Slick Rick - Children's Story: I picked this song basically because of my pure hatred of Rick Pitino. I know this isn't a basketball game, but when you bring up Louisville, you bring up Pitino, and as a Celtics fan, I want to see him fail more than anything else in the world. Yes Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and Robert Parrish aren't walking through that door, but you sucked as an NBA coach. Now I hope you lose to Jim Christian in the ACC Tournament this year.

Anyways, let's forget the vitriol I have towards Slick Rick Pitino, and get back to Slick Rick the Ruler. One of the most unique looking rappers of the 80's, Rick sported an eye patch (got it when he got broken glass in his eye as an infant), and a very interesting back story. He was born in the United Kingdom but moved to Brooklyn at age 12. Like most of you reading this blog, he was incarcerated at 25 for shooting his cousin during a fight outside a club. He was summarily deported after his jail term ended, but was pardoned by New York Governor David Paterson. This song itself shows the effortless way his verses bounce over the beat, always done by his DJ Doug E. Fresh. This song is a classic, the video pretty funny, and it's a track that has been covered by quite a few other artists, most notably Snoop.

BCI Staff Predictions and GPS

Brian - I believe this game is starting at noon California time. But then again my knowledge of time zones is pretty limited. 21-20 Boston College

Jeff - In South Carolina, you may not know where he is, but he knows where YOU are and what you are doing. 24-13 Boston College

A.J - Time to whip out the long johns and ski jacket, it's going to be freezing out there in Alumni. Better hit up the grill and bring a solid selection of beer. 28-20 Boston College

Grant - On a flight to California to get as far away from the UConn trolling as possible (no, really). 30-14 Luhvull

Joe - It's just been a tough week for Joe all around. If you see the Grav man on campus, crack him a beer, he deserves it. 34-31 Boston College

Dan - Wait until someone tells NG that wives don't like going to football games when it's below 40 degrees. Poor unfortunate soul. 31-14 Louisville

The BC Interruption Prediction Game

A BC win proved to be a big momentum shifter here in the prediction game. Jeff, out of nowhere has been over come two misses against Pitt and USC to take the overall lead by one point over Grant. It's still anyone's game, well except for New Guy who is going to need a miracle to win this.

UMA PIT USC UMO CSU NCS CLE WFU VPI LOU FSU SYR Total
Jeff 2 0 0 10 0 10 12 4 8 46
Grant 11 0 0 8 0 12 8 6 0 45
Brian 11 0 0 4 0 6 10 12 0 43
AJ 8 0 0 12 0 0 0 8 10 38
Joe 4 0 0 6 0 8 6 2 12 38
NG 6 12 0 2 0 0 0 10 0 30

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Will BC get yet another solid win? Or will Bobby Petrino and Company be too much? Leave your thoughts and predictions below. Go Eagles!

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