Here I am, late on a Saturday night watching some Pac 12 after dark, packing for a trip with a girl I met two weeks ago to a country with the third highest murder rate in the world. Factor in my magical September run with my book coming crashing back down to reality with a humbling 4-6 weekend, and I’m understandably on a few mind-altering substances contemplating whether or not I’ll make it through the next few days with my limbs and organs intact. Vegas has returning from Belize with under 1.5 kidneys at (-115). Some good value for you folks at home right there.
But enough about the well-being of this writer’s health and net-worth(Those litecoin investments are becoming more and more depressing by the day). We had our wildest weekend of the 2017 college football season.
5 more takeaways from the weekend
– Missing three starting offensive linemen is actually problematic in a top 25 matchup. Thanks for participating in this year’s Heisman Race, Mason.
– Sumlin’s seat would be ice cold if he could play Bielema every week.
– Oh yeah, that team in Tuscaloosa can play a little ball.
– I guess Georgia’s good?
– Saquon is appointment television.
Frivilous Heisman Power 5
Think about it.
5. and Saquon because he spits hot fire.
Speaking of spit.
Nut flex of the year nominee
Yes, Florida State hasn’t played in two weeks because of Irma. Yes, they were starting Jack Skellington behind center. But none of that really went into consideration when I took the Wolfpack +13. Nope. My dumb gambling brain hears NC State-Florida State and immediately thinks, “That’s a problem for the Seminoles.” Sometimes those moronic gut feelings pay off. Should have sacked up myself and went moneyline. Oh, well.
And this is where I fell asleep watching friend of the program, Josh Rosen, get his shit pushed in by the Cardinal. A three-hour drive to Houston, two-hour flight to Belize City, and an hour and a half boat ride later, and your boy is in San Pedro still very much alive…for now.
Me looking at responsibilities back in Austin right now.
So let’s knock this out, shall we?
How’s everyone that bought into the Purdue and Mississippi State bandwagons — myself included — doing?
This week in existential crisis
The highlight reel plays you’ve already seen a few dozen times
Heads up play of the week
This week in CTE
AP Top 25
4. Penn State
11. Ohio State
12. Virginia Teche
14. Miami (FL)
15. Oklahoma State
16. Washington State
18. South Florida
19. San Diego State
22. Notre Dame
23. West Virginia
24. Mississippi State
Adiós. What? They actually speak English in Belize. That can’t be right..
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