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The Maine Black Bears travel south to take on the Syracuse Orange Saturday night in the home opener under the great telfon bubble known as the Carrier Dome. As we do every week, here are our official idiotic predictions for the game.
It's home opener time kids and we couldn't be happier, unless of course our boys were coming home 2-0. Let's get to the beatdown that will kickoff at 7:15 Saturday.
No need to worry about our team pulling a Va Tech this weekend. The Orangemen come out to an announced crowd of 43K (actual fannies in seat - 36K) and begin the assault.
T3I's adopted Heisman candidate Van Chew gets his campaign back on track with a solid outing. Meanwhile, a pumped up Ryan Nassib facing an overmatched Maine "D" cuts down on the fumbles and forces and begins to look like the field general we all hope he becomes.
Maine is one of the few schools in the land that actually travels SOUTH to play Syracuse. Deep thought I know. That's the kind of guy I am -- an intellectual. Having been to Maine, I can tell you what they do well up there - lobster. The lobster is great. The football -- not so much.
I agree with Champ, we won't be seeing anything close to Va. Tech v. James Madison or Ole Miss v. Jacksonsville State. There's no doubt Doug Marrone lit into his team this week after a rough outing in the Pacific Northwest. Combine that with the fact that Maine got shut out at home by UAlbany (my alma mater - go Danes) and we've got the makings of a classic mismatch.
I see the Orange coming out and playing power football most of the game. Ryan Nassib will take a few shots down the middle, but the Orange do nothing fancy, they will just grind an inferior team into the ground the same way they took out Akron. Maine is a spunky outfit and will once again fool the Orange with a trick play on special teams which will lead me to call for Bob Casullo's firing, but it's not enough to overcome the Orange.
Special guest football handicapper Mr. T will be joining us periodically for predictions this season as well. When I asked him what his prediction was for the Black Bears this weekend, he told me: