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Boston College vs. Maine: Final Thoughts And Predictions

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Who's ready for another football game?

Winslow Townson

I don't know about you, but it's Friday and I am still buzzing from Saturday's win against USC. Right now I just want to hug Tyler Murphy, Josh Keyes and Steve Addazio, but my restraining order says that wouldn't be a wise move. Now we need to focus on the Maine Black Bears. I know next to nothing about them, and don't care to; FCS football isn't my cup of tea. The bigger questions will be: what will BC work on during this gameand with whom? So let's get into this game preview!

Big Questions

Can we make it through the entire game without a big injury? What freshmen will get a chance to play tomorrow? Can BC figure out which kicker they want to use the rest of the way? At what point will Darius Wade see the field? Could we see some runs out of Marcus Outlow and Richard Wilson? Can Harold Landry continue to improve and make big plays on the field? Mehdi Abdesmad is still banged up, will he see the field? Who will end the day with more runs, Myles Willis, Jon Hilliman, or Tyler Rouse?

Lingering Questions

Can the BC fanbase maintain the electric atmosphere that they brought to the USC game? Better question: will BC fans actually show up to this game?  Will Ryan Day and Steve Addazio just keep it vanilla, or will they try out some new stuff against a FCS school? How are we going to handle the onslaught of rowdy Maine fans? Will BC come out looking a little flat after last week or did Addazio keep them focused during practice? Did BC get more of the Welles Crowther gear?...because I seriously want to get a shirt.

What To Drink To You Celebrate Sending the Black Bears Back To The Woods

XXXX by Shipyard

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via itasteyourbeer.com

 

So, when I saw BC was playing Maine, I immediately thought of Shipyard, one of my favorite breweries in New England. I did their half marathon this summer, a brewery tour in the past, and I just plain respect them for their line of beers. Pumpkinhead is what it is, and I would be lying if I said that it wasn't a guilty pleasure to have every now and then. If you really want a balls to the wall pumpkin beer, check out their Smashed Pumpkin, which I just saw out in 12 oz bottles. It's like Pumpkinhead on steroids. XXXX is Shipyard's Double IPA, and it is probably the best beer that they make. It's sold in a special 20 oz. bottle, and it's 9.25% alcohol so be careful, but if you love hops and bitter IPAs, you'll love XXXX. It's kind of hard to find, but nothing says 9:30am tailgating like a beer that has twice the normal alcohol of a regular beer.

I should just rename this series "AJ picks beers that will put hair on your chest." No light beers for me.

 

AJ's Fireside Chat With A Maine Fan

AJ: ....so I scoured all of Maine to find a Black Bear fan, and I couldn't find anyone, just a huge black bear that had a Maine hockey jersey hanging from it's mouth. So I shot it with a sedative and brought it here...(bear groggily sits up, growls)...Screw this I am out of here...

(knock at the door, bear opens door)

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Baldwin Jr. : CAW CAW!!! HEY EVERYBAWDY I AM BACKS! WHAT'S A FANTABULOUS TRIP I WENTS ON! MASTER BRAD BATES HAD ME GO OUT AND SEARCH FOR A RETRACTION DOME, HE SAYS THAT I HAS TOOO BECAUSE HE RECEIVES THREE THOUSANDS PIECES OF EMAIL A DAY FROM A GUY NAMED 74.

OH HERRO THERE MR BEAR! ARE YOU HERES TO TAWK TO BAWDWIN JUNYOR?

(bear growls)

Baldwin Jr.: WHY DO I TAWKS LIKE THIS? THAT IS A BERRY BERRY GOODLY QUESTRATION. ALL INFLATABLE BIRDYS TALK LIKE THIS, I IZ NO STUPID, IN FACT I WAS TOPPY TOP OF MY CLASS AT MASCOTTING SKOOL!

(bear roars)

Baldwin Jr.: YOU GRADUAMATED AT THE TOPS OF YOUR CLASS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MAINE? HOW AWESOMENESS! YOU MUST BEE SOOOOOOOOO SMART!

(bear snaps at Baldwin Jr)

Baldwin Jr.: SO YOU THINKS THAT THE MAINE-ESOTA BLACKY BEARS CAN WIN. THAT IS SO SILLY MR. BEAR! COACH DAZDAZ IS A FOOSEBALL GENIUS AND MASTER BATES KNOWS HOW TO GETS THE FAN BASE ROCKING AND ROLLING! TELL ME ONE GOODS REASON WHY THE MAINE-SOTA FOOSEBALL WILL BEATS THE BEECEE?

Bear: GGGRRROOOOWWWLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ROOOOOOAAAAAARRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Baldwin Jr: SILLY BEAR! THATS WHAT THE SOUNDS THE BEECEE FANS MADE LAST WEEKEND WHEN THEY KICKED THE BOOTIES OFF YOU ESS CEE! YOU'S DON'T SCARE US IN THE SLIGHTLIEST! YOU ARE NO FOOSEBALL FAN MR BEAR, I CAN TELL YOU THIS. BAWDWIN JUNYOR KNOWS SO MUCH MORE THAN YOU........

(BEAR EATS BALDWIN JR)

NOT AGAINSSS!!!! EAGLEZ FOREVER!!!! BEE CEE WILL WIN 72-0!!!!!! CAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWW CAWWWWWW!!!!!

Gametime Song Of The Week

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

 

Big L- Ebonics: Trying to find good old school rap is like Waiting For Godot, so I decided just to bring you one of the most under rated MCs of all time. Big L was a rapper who came straight out of NY, with a flow that, for me, was one of a few where I had to rewind a song just so I could hear what he had to say again. Ebonics was probably one of the best. This song is written for basically everyone who says "I don't know what the hell rappers are saying." Big L writes verse after verse that basically reads as a dictionary for urban slang. But it's more than that; he does it in an interesting way that keeps you listening with a beat that keeps your head nodding. Unfortunately, just like Notorious B.I.G, Tupac, and many other of the greats, Big L was shot dead in the streets at a young age. What sucked the most about his death was that he was killed before anyone really got to know who he was, especially the mainstream. There isn't much out there by him, but definitely check out some of his other tracks if you like this one.

BCI Staff Predictions and GPS

Brian - 42-0 Boston College. Somewhere out in California the blog father is meticulously creating a spread sheet of all the uniform combinations BC football can wear and predicting when they will wear them again using an advanced algorithm he created on Excel.

Jeff - The international man of mystery is down somewhere south of the Mason Dixon line. He may be more behind the scenes now at BCI, but fear him, he is a dangerous man. 38-9 Boston College

A.J - Still buzzing after last weekend's win, it will feel good to be back at the place where it happened. Tailgating with friends again. 40-10 Boston College.

Grant - Sitting in Conte wondering why he's the only one there. BC wins 6-1 (ENG)... I mean 42-7.

Joe - 31-10 Boston College. After last weekend's game against USC, Joe stormed the field and hasn't been seen since. Rumor has it that he got in the face of Cody Kessler, laughed hysterically, and was kidnapped at sword point by the USC mascot. If you have any further information please contact your local authorities.

Dan - If last week's game was a wager on The Price is Right, it would resemble betting $1 less than someone but hitting perfectly.  Those odds are so ridiculously long that hitting becomes euphoric.  This week?  Have your black bear spayed or neutered.  31-14 Boston College.

The BC Interruption Prediction Game

We all laid a collective turd with our predictions against USC, so ZEROS FOR EVERYONE!!!

Standings after Week 3:

UMASS PITT USC ME CSU NCST CLEM WF VTECH UofL FSU SYR Total
NG 6 10 0 16
Brian 10 0 0 10
Grant 10 0 0 10
AJ 8 0 0 8
Joe 4 0 0 4
Jeff 2 0 0 2

 

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Can Boston College win their FCS matchup against Maine? Or will the Black Bears catch the Eagles dozing?  Make sure to leave your predictions in the comment section.

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