Now that MaconDawg has begun previewing our game against Missouri and we have picked our conference and national games of interest against the spread, it's time to identify this week's National Game of Disinterest. This is the game that is so devoid of any redeeming qualities that we just might prefer to go ahead and get that trip to Bed, Bath & Beyond out of the way instead of watching it. This week that game is Duke at No. 22 Georgia Tech.
Most people wait until football season to remember that Duke is insufferable, but never forget that the Blue Devils gave Steve Spurrier his first gig as a college head coach. They picked a mascot based on a French fighting force. (French!) They're basically the villain from every 80's movie set at a college: smug, rich, and practically begging for some likeable loser to knock them down a peg or two. But they're not up against that likeable loser this week. They're up against the worst losers we know: the Yellow Jackets.
If you don't already hate Tech, I don't know what to tell you. They think that having bad calculus teachers makes them an intellectually elite school. They still think that posting the score of their last victory over us (in 2008) counts as talking trash. They skip football games to go to Dragon*Con.
Well, that's not really fair. I would rather go to Dragon*Con than attend a Georgia Tech football game too.
You might think that this game is worth watching because it might help determine the ACC
Coastal Atlantic Coastal division race, but, c'mon, you totally had to look that up. And we all already know that FSU is going to win the conference championship game and claim the ACC's only playoff spot.
Neither of these teams deserve to win anything, and this game doesn't matter. Can you name a better candidate for this week's National Game of Disinterest?