Weekend Roundup, Apocalypse Now Edition: August 25, 2014

Tiger Blood's dad!

Tiger Blood's dad!

It's almost time.  I mean, technically, it IS time.  It's game week.  Camp is over.  Practices will focus on an opposing team, on a game plan more than a technique.  Blogs will discuss App State, though mostly from a "what happened last time" and "it's so dumb that Dave scheduled this game" perspective.  


It IS stupid.  I'm pissed.  You're pissed.  The state of the program has you pissed off in general anyway.  Screw it.  Let's tailgate our asses off and just get Saturday over with and move on.  

The home schedule is a complete pile of crap, but should provide wins.  The business that needs to be dealt with happens in South Bend, East Lansing, and Columbus, and I need two out of three of those to go our way to put this season under the moniker "progress."  That leaves an game in Evanston that scares me, and Under the Lights 3.  So, between one and five regular season losses.  Four or less keeps the Brady machine moving.  Prognosticate from there on your own.

I think the above qualifies as my season prediction.  A far cry from the detail that used to go into my Xbox simulated preview.  I think Matt Gutierrez won the Heisman one year.  I still wonder what that dude did to hand Henne the start for the opener back in '04.  Oh well.  Here's the weekend you missed...and it includes both a Freep link and a Rosenberg link.  Yes I'm a sadist: