A big AE “Welcome back” to the single stupidest sport on God’s green earth: college football.
Stupid in a good way, though. Well, mostly good.
It’s the absurdity of college football that I enjoy the most. This is a sport where the MAC can publish this video:
and the general reaction is “yep, that’s a great way to look at the MAC.” It’s a conference that is celebrated across the country for its ridiculously fun games that, if we’re being honest about things, have (almost) absolutely zero bearing on the College Football Playoff.
And that’s fine! It’s fun! Enjoy the fun!
There is, of course, the aspect of college football that we as Marquette fans do not like. The fact of the matter is that college football destroyed the best college basketball conference ever assembled. Period. Full stop. As such, we here at Anonymous Eagle shall spend the 2018 season doing what we normally do: Cheering for the absolute ruination of the completely fake College Football Playoff. Remember: The NCAA does not name a champion for Division 1 FBS football. The CFP champ gets this trophy while every other college sports champion gets this trophy. See the difference? The CFP is a fake championship.
Thus, we’re cheering for the top five teams in the Associated Press poll, and later the CFP rankings to lose each and every week. Today, that means cheering for Oregon State against #5 Ohio State, Austin Peay against #3 Georgia, and Louisville against #1 Alabama. I’m not going to lie to you, I’m not holding out strong hopes for any of those.
Because we’re not maniacs, we’re also cheering for #14 Michigan against #12 Notre Dame in the second best game of the day. The honor of Best Game Of The Day goes to #6 Washington taking on #9 Auburn. I don’t particularly care who ends up winning that one, but there’s a strong chance we’ll be cheering against the winner next week.
Here’s your slate of nationally televised games today! BE ADVISED: Big Ten Network and SEC Network are running regional coverage at a couple of points during the day. Enjoy.
College Football Viewing Guide: 9/1/18
|11:00 AM||Oregon State at #5 Ohio State||ABC|
|Florida Atlantic at #7 Oklahoma||Fox|
|#23 Texas at Maryland||FS1|
|Kent State at Illinois||Big Ten Network**|
|Texas State at Rutgers||Big Ten Network**|
|Coastal Carolina at South Carolina||SEC Network|
|Ole Miss at Texas Tech||ESPN|
|James Madison at NC State||ESPNU|
|Villanova at Temple||ESPN News|
|Houston at Rice||CBS Sports Network|
|2:30 PM||Austin Peay at #3 Georgia||ESPN|
|#6 Washington vs #9 Auburn||ABC|
|Appalachian State at Penn State||Big Ten Network**|
|Tennessee vs #17 West Virginia||CBS|
|Central Michigan at Kentucky||ESPNU|
|Northern Illinois at Iowa||Big Ten Network**|
|Washington State at Wyoming||CBS Sports Network|
|3:00 PM||North Carolina at California||Fox|
|UT Martin at Missouri||SEC Network**|
|Eastern Illinois at Arkansas||SEC Network**|
|5:00 PM||#22 Boise State at Troy||ESPN News|
|6:00 PM||Cincinnati at UCLA||ESPN|
|Indiana at Florida International||CBS Sports Network|
|6:30 PM||#14 Michigan at #12 Notre Dame||NBC|
|Stephen F. Austin at #18 Mississippi State||ESPNU|
|Charleston Southern at Florida||SEC Network**|
|Middle Tennessee at Vanderbilt||SEC Network**|
|7:00 PM||Louisville vs #1 Alabama||ABC|
|Akron at Nebraska||Fox|
|9:30 PM||UT San Antonio at Arizona State||FS1|
|9:45 PM||BYU at Arizona||ESPN|
|10:00 PM||Navy at Hawaii||CBS Sports Network|