Meanwhile, in Missoula.....................................
The griz play the Wildcats of Weber State. Weber is coming into Missoula angry at having lost to the Cats in Ogden and not having forgotten giving the griz a playoff victory in Missoula last December. In that game WSU wet themselves, er, turned the ball over to the griz twice inside the WSU 40. Merry Christmas. The griz are playing great in the second half. They are 142-20 at home since they built the Homerdome that is Washington/grizzly Stadium since 1986. That's impressive. Of course when you have home town officials who haven't reffed a game above the peewee level and are on the take, that makes it even harder for opponents to win. Don't believe me? How's this for proof? Nuff said. It finally made news but has been going on for years. Weber is good and has been playing well but beating the griz at home is a tall task. Look for a big second half for the liberal arts/Pizza Hut delivery majors. They take Weber 31-21.
Malta hosts Columbus in the first round of Class B playoff action. The 3-M Company is coming off a 47-0 victory over Wolf Point. Look for Malta to survive the first round but struggle after that. Everyone is playing for second place anyway. Huntley Project is 8-0 and have outscored their opponents 371-31 this season having only been scored on in three games. Their average margin of victory is 43 points. Um, I think they are pretty solid.
Notre Dame backed into yet another victory last weekend. That makes them 5-2 for the season. They could easily be 2-5 but have been able to pull games out of their asses. This isn't the sign of a good football team but with the rest of their pitiful schedule they should go 10-2. They will make a BCS game and be totally dominated. I guess that's something to look forward to. They aren't even worth talking about until the bowl games but that won't stop me. The Bobcats could go 3-2 against whats left for the Irish. Their schedule is that easy. Honestly, if you root for Notre Dame, how do you look yourself in the mirror every day and think that this program is somehow still relevant? If they played a full fledged Big 10 schedule they wouldn't go 7-4. Yeah, this is a program to be proud of.
I wonder if Brady Quinn sold his house yet.