TDR: Guess who’s back …
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College Football Week 2 Preview
- No. 6 LSU vs. No. 9 Texas: This weekend we officially have our first top-10 matchup of the season, and it’s a good one, as the LSU Tigers travel to Austin to take on the Longhorns. It seems like an annual question at this time of year, but it keeps needing to be asked: Is Texas back? We will have a good idea about the answer after Ed Ogeron and his Tigers bring their stout defense into the Longhorns’ backyard. Looking forward to hearing Coach Ogeron’s absolutely ridiculous voice and a lot of GO TIGUHHS from him.
- No. 12 Texas A&M vs. No. 1 Clemson: Can anyone stop Clemson? It’s another question we’ve been asking for the past couple years. Last year, Clemson absolutely dominated all competition, and last week they picked up where they left off in a week one domination of Georgia Tech. Now Texas A&M will take their shot at slowing down Trevor Lawrence and the Tigers, in what should be a fantastic game against ACC and SEC foes. PSA: Trevor Lawerence still kind of looks like the daughter from Ozark.
- Army vs. No. 7 Michigan: This one might not look like a lot on paper, but if you’re looking for a potential upset to call for this weekend, don’t count out the Black Knights from Army. Yes, they have to go into the Big House, which will be a tough environment to play in, but after going 11-2 last season, to include a 70-14 drubbing of Houston in the Armed Forces Bowl, Army isn’t going to be intimidated.
- Steelers vs. Patriots: We have the defending Super Bowl champs opening their season at home against a new-look Steelers squad. Gone are the days of drama-queens Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown (more on him in a sec). Welcome in the era of JuJu. JuJu Smith-Schuster is now the main offensive weapon for the Steelers. One time he got his bike stolen and then had it returned, and tbh that’s really the main thing I think about when his name is mentioned The Pats are also looking a bit different, as Brady’s partner-in-crime, Gronk, will be missing from the sidelines. Which team’s makeover will win the pageant in Foxborough? Tune into NBC for Sunday Night Football to find out.
- Denver vs. Oakland:
Boy oh boy. Draaaammmmaaa. Antonio Brown- can ya NOT? First it was the feet, then we had helmet-gate, now you are going to get into it with your boss man GM Mike Mayock about not being happy about getting fined for missing practices/pre-season games?! Bananaland. As a result, AB will be suspended, and is actually at risk of losing a LOOTT of money over all of this. Something makes me think he doesn’t really want to be play football. Anyway, this is going to be a battle between two teams that struggled a bit last year. We aren’t expecting much, but maybe the Raiders can get a little bit of a post-Hard Knocks glow up? One can dream. Knock on wood if you’re with me.
Chiefs vs. Jaguars: Of course who would we be without a little preview of our beloved Jaguars? The Jags open the 2019 campaign against a formidable foe in the Chiefs. Patrick Mahomes will try to slice and dice his way through the highly touted Jacksonville defense with his no-look, made-ya-look passes, while Nick Foles will (hopefully) show DUUUUUVAALLLL what it’s like to have a QB that can throw spirals. It should be a good matchup, but we’ll see who will get their season off on the right foot. Go Jags!
Thursday Night Football Recap
It was a wildly boring start to the season. Packers won over the Bears 10-3. You missed nothing. That is all.
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