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Tailgate of the Week
New Mexico St @ Georgia Southern, Statesboro, KY
I have been waiting all year to do this one, but this is GaSo’s first weekend home game. The Eagles are having a very bad year [0-4]. This is appropriate. Their fans want the coach fired and a Johnson disciple hired. When they are running the triple option, they win. When they aren’t, they tend to crash and burn. Six FCS national titles in the first 19 years of the program’s restart (They didn’t have a team between 1941 and 1982) sets expectations.
Beer: Eagle Creek Brewing Company appears to be the only local option, so it wins! The video on their home page is all about Eagle football and tailgating so that gets bonus points.
Booze: This is the closest FBS city to Savannah, and I wasn’t going to cover a game at a school (Savannah St) that is dropping to D2. So this recipe goes here.
Chatham Artillery Punch
2 cups sweet red wine
2 cups strong tea
2/3 cup rum
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup rye whiskey
1/2 cup orange juice
1/3 cup gin
1/3 cup brandy
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 bottle dry champagne
Mix all ingredients except champagne. Cover and refrigerate for several days. Stir in champagne just before serving.
Some recipes suggest burying in the ground for a few days to a few weeks. This recipe dates back to the Revolutionary War, so refrigeration may be an appropriate substitution.
Game of the Century of the Week
Georgia Tech @ Miami, Coral Gables, FL
This series is tied at 11-11 all time, but that isn’t the important stat. What is important? Remember how the ACCCG was originally played in Jacksonville, then Tampa, because FSU and Miami were going to be in it all the time?
Number of ACC titles since the split into divisions: GT 1, Miami 0. Number of Coastal division title: GT 4, Miami 0.
The rankings are starting to look more like the traditional ones, with a few obvious exceptions.
Falling out: Oregon, Wake Forest, Oklahoma, Duke.