Everyone knows that this weekend's match-up with the Palmetto State Poultry is a big deal. It was a big deal before our shoot-out with Tennessee, it was a big deal before ESPN announced that Game Day would be in the house, and it was a big deal before we lost our leading receiver for the season. It's bigger than any other SEC contest this week. Some folks outside the South might think some of the National Games of Interest are more important, and that is certainly debatable. But there is one game that no one can argue is a bigger deal than UGA-SCar. That game is a contest which is so insignificant that only alumni or current students could even consider watching it instead of ours. That game is the National Game of Disinterest, and it is Miami (FL) v No. 9 Notre Dame. (Note: this game will be played at Soldier Field, which is smaller than either Notre Dame Stadium or Sun Life Stadium. People were clearly clamoring for tickets.)
The last time this game had any national significance President Obama was still in law school, the SEC only had ten teams, and people still listened to music on cassette tapes. Neither of these teams has competed for a conference or national championship in years, and that won't change any time soon. Notre Dame has implicitly conceded that its relevance is fading by joining the ACC. Miami's modern irrelevance will be cemented by impending sanctions resulting from a list of violations related to booster and convicted felon Nevin Shapiro that makes even Auburn partisans blush. If Miami doesn't get the death penalty, this game might be relevant around the same time we all get flying cars. Skip it.