It’s Homecoming! Get your face painted at our Duke Game Watch this Saturday
The Miami game was pretty absurd. The officiating was astonishingly bad – so bad the ACC once again quietly issued a Monday morning press release. So far in the ACC this season, there have been only 3 offensive pass interference calls – and all of them were on Florida State this past weekend.
Despite playing both a gritty Miami roster and a headscratchingly terribly officiating crew, the Noles won. And no one was flagged for the requisite streaker, either.
(Incidentally, this is the same crew that ejected Nigel Bradham on that ridiculous call last year against Miami.)
The news about Chris Thompson is crushing. But as you’d expect, he’s acting like a leader. The day after learning that his ACL was torn, effectively ending his FSU career, CT4 went to classes, attended team meetings and joked around with his teammates in an effort to lift their spirits.
And hey, there was this from Saturday night, too (see right). Strangely, Timmy Jernigan’s body slam wasn’t flagged, despite FSU racking up more than 100 yards in penalties during the game.
This Saturday, October 27 at 2:30 p.m. CT, Florida State will host ACC Coastal Division leader Duke. Yes, you read that correctly. DUKE. David Cutcliffe has performed a miracle with the Blue Devils, who enter the game with a 6-2 record (3-1 in the ACC).
Saturday also marks Homecoming! Come to our game watch early and get your face painted garnet and gold – and if you have kids, bring ’em! As usual, we’ll watch the game at Down the Hatch (1921 Sophie Wright Place, in the Garden District). I am challenging each of you who attends to bring at least five canned goods or dry food items.
Please help us collect 1,000 pounds of food between now and November 17 to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank through the second annual ACC Food Fight.
Speaking of Down the Hatch – let’s all take a moment to thank the staff this weekend at our game watch. Down the Hatch was the only place in New Orleans to watch the FSU-Miami game on Saturday night!
Let’s bring a little bit of the festivities taking place in Tallahassee home to New Orleans. See you there!