Happy Thirsty Thursday party goers.¬†¬†We’ve got a great weekend of football coming up – with the Huskies playing on the road against South Florida. The biggest game in school history. An opportunity to win the Big East and a chance at a BCS bid is on the line. Talk about progress¬†- this in only their ninth season as a Division I program.
But, let¬†us remind our blog readers that this is an NFL blog – and we have a huge game coming up Monday night between the New York Jets and the New England Patriots.¬†Fun Rex vs. Boring Bill.¬†
Don’t get me wrong. I understand¬†why people love Bill Belichick. He’s hard nosed and he gets the best out of his players.¬†Hell, he’s one of the top coaches in the NFL.¬†People respect him and he gets the job done. But, good lord he is boring. Ever hear a press conference? It is as dull as can be.¬†He’s focused on the game at hand however – and that’s respectable. He doesn’t want to have to deal with all of the other bologna that comes along with being in the spotlight.
People like him that way.
I personally, don’t. I’d rather have the flavor that Rex Ryan¬†brings. Have a little interaction. Have some fun. The media, after all, are the ones that portray you to the public. They can write anything they want – and if you have a little fun with them – they’ll be on your side. Bill Belichick gives one sentence. Rex Ryan – paragraph on paragraph. And it’s fun!
Oh well, that’s just me. But take it or leave it – the two teams are 9-2 and this one in Foxboro is¬†a big one. I think it is safe to say both are in the midst of the playoff conversation, both teams doing it their own way.
We shall see.
Anyway, back to those of you in Storrs. How will the Husky faithful respond to this big game on Saturday night? Well, I hope the students will get after it. That is a challenge.¬†This is the biggest game in school history – make the campus rock.¬†Big East Championship on the line. BCS bowl bid on the line. Get it done Huskies.
So, we will start the pregame tonight at our favorite bar in Storrs. Theodores. It is nickel night after all. And you can ask Ryan McDonald, the owner of this famous establishment, that I never did miss a nickel night. How could you? But, let us get the party started. Tonight, you will receive free cover into Ted’s, if you mention these three letters to the bouncer: BCS.
Because the Bowl Championship Series is where the Husky football team is heading, if they can get past a scrappy South Florida squad.