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Don't Bet On It!: Week Nine College Football National Game of Disinterest (Even More Than the Others, I Mean)

We’ve gone around the SEC and found we really didn’t care because it’s the week of the Florida game! We’ve looked at the national games of interest and found they really weren’t that interesting because it’s the week of the Florida game! Now it’s time to identify the national game of disinterest, which is only marginally less interesting than every other game not being played on the banks of the St. John’s River because it’s the week of the Florida game!

This week’s national game of disinterest is . . .

Louisville Cardinals at Pittsburgh Panthers

The Boise St. Broncos, TCU Horned Frogs, and Utah Utes are struggling to garner national attention for their achievements and respect for their success, yet the Big East gets an automatic bid to a BCS bowl game . . . and here are a pair of 4-3 teams who are seriously in contention for the championship of that conference.

Yeah, all right, I get the irony (some would say hypocrisy) of my maligning a pair of four-win contenders for the league championship who are squaring off in late October while I’m getting psyched about essentially the same thing going on in Jacksonville, but at least our weak four-win teams duking it out for the division crown in a watered-down SEC East are fighting for a championship whose winner will travel to Atlanta to get routed by whichever heavyweight emerges from the SEC West. Our East honoree is going to sully nothing more sacred than the Gator Bowl, whereas their East honoree---quite possibly one of these two teams, in fact---is going to besmirch a major bowl game.

It just ain’t right, which is why this game is the national game of disinterest (even more than the rest of them are, I mean, because it’s the week of the Florida game!).

Go ‘Dawgs!