National Game of Disinterest (Week 1)

This is a pretty literal metaphor. - Marc Serota

After picking the week's games of conference and national relevance, we like to throw a little shade.

It's finally here, y'all! Football season starts tonight! From the looks of things, you're all pretty excited about tonight's SEC match-ups (UNC at SCar [ESPN 6:00 p.m. EST] and Ole Miss at Vandy [ESPN 9:15 p.m. EST]). Right on. Those should be some good games. For Saturday, other than the obvious marquee game, I'm mostly interested in a game that's not televised. Be sure join in that conversation so that I have something to do on Saturday besides pace.

I do know what I won't be watching this weekend. It's this week's National Game of Disinterest. This is the game about which no one other than the two teams' respective fan bases should care, and this week's NGoD was pretty easy to pick: Alabama (-20) v. Virginia Tech (o/u 45.5).

That line tells you everything you need to know. The Tide are going to whip the Hokies, and it's going to be the worst type of Saban Ball imaginable. T.J. Yeldon (and then his five-star back-up) is going to run. A lot. A.J. McCarron might throw a play action touchdown or two. (At which point, one of the announcers will say something creepy about Katherine Webb.) Then the Tide's defense is going to suffocate Virginia Tech for a couple of hours. It won't be pretty -- Frank Beamer decided that the best way to fix last year's offensive malaise was to hire Scot Loeffler as his OC... the same Scot Loeffler who helmed Auburn's 114th ranked scoring offense last year. Sigh.

I'm not hating on the Tide here. There's just a damn good reason why this game isn't scheduled for prime time: I don't see the point in watching this plodding, foregone conclusion, and neither does anyone else, apparently. Am I wrong here?

PS - GO DAWGS!!! Saturday night can't get here quickly enough.

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