NC State vs FSU: Let the Season Begin!

Believe it or not, the game between the Wolfpack and the Seminoles on Saturday afternoon is the second ACC showdown game of this season.  The first was FSU/Clemson, but to hear most folks talk, this week’s game will be an FSU romp.

Looking for some Wolfpack love, I went to Backing The Pack over at SB Nation. And there I found this from Akula Wolf.

Like most, the esteemed Mr. Wolf feels that the Pack has played no one (sound familiar?) and will be utterly destroyed on Saturday.  I beg to differ.

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Thoughts on Maryland’s Latest Uniform Abomination

Give credit to Maryland on the gridiron, as they thumped Syracuse last Saturday.  But those darn uniforms from a few weeks ago with the Star-Spangled Banner on them… the Confidential still cannot get over it.  Just… look … at this abomination:

 

Even the shoes.  Essentially tramping our national anthem!  But it does make you wonder whether any other schools will rush to copy Maryland’s use of the written word on its uniform.  And how.

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The Tar Heel Football Gauntlet- One Week In

Last week, we looked at North Carolina Football’s difficult four-game stretch and examined some of the statistics and intangibles they held that may or may not be good indicators of future success. While there were some bold predictions and unlikely scenarios presented, it all seemed semi-plausible until East Carolina completely dismantled the Tar Heels on the way to a 70-41 victory last Saturday. In a record-setting performance, the dynamic Pirates offense, led by quarterback Shane Carden, totaled 789 yards of offense. With an 0-1 record  one week into the gauntlet, and a 2-1 record overall, it’s important to take last week’s performance into account when looking at North Carolina’s next three games. For the sake of some hope of predictability, we’ll just look at the most immediate game, Saturday AT Clemson, for now.

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Confidential Survivor Pool Update

After four weeks, only 27 entrants remain in the running for the prize.  Syracuse and Pitt losing to (gasp) Big 10 opponents last week did a number on the entrants.  Here are the folks still in the running, as well as the picks that they have used to date:

No User Name Wk4 Wk1 Wk2 Wk3 Wk4
1 4 TIME CHAMPS-FINGERS CROSSED GT MIA PITT NCST In
2 ACAFFREY (COMMANDER CAFFREY) GT VIRG MIA NCST Not In
3 ANDR00MAJ LOU WF GT NCST Not In
4 BCEAGLE74 BC NCST ND LOU Not In
5 BLUEHOOS NCST WF ND BC Not In
6 CDWHIT09 BC DUKE PITT NCST Not In
7 CLEMSON82 GT DUKE ND LOU In
8 DRANDYT DUKE MIA GT LOU Not In
9 DREW_WMS GT CLEM PITT NCST In
10 DSHRIMPTONIV DUKE GT PITT NCST Not In
11 HOOPULLEDMYWEAVE NCST WF MIA BC In
12 INFIELDIN UNC MIA DUKE NCST Not In
13 INTOTHEMEATGRINDER SYR DUKE PITT NCST In
14 JFLIPPEN NCST LOU MIA DUKE Not In
15 MADCADDIES6 BC NCST ND LOU Not In
16 MIKEMAB2000 ND FSU PITT NCST Not In
17 MR. TAR HEEL NCST WF GT BC In
18 MSU_DAWGS02 SYR WF ND BC Not In
19 RIGHT PROFILE DUKE WF MIA NCST Not In
20 RIVES33 NCST VIRG GT BC Not In
21 SCHMHOO BC WF PITT NCST Not In
22 SUATO92 NCST DUKE MIA LOU Not In
23 THEHOOK NCST DUKE PITT LOU Not In
24 TJKAISER22 BC WF PITT DUKE Not In
25 TWOHOOS SYR WF ND NCST Not In
26 UOFL223 VTC MIA DUKE LOU Not In
27 WAHOO 88 SYR WF GT BC Not In

The Confidential’s ACC Standings Poll: Week 5 Updated

As we enter Week 5, things are supposed to get easier, not more jumbled.  Georgia Tech was not supposed to beat Virginia Tech.  Pitt was not supposed to lose to Iowa.  And so on.  Anyway, with all precincts now reporting (that is why we are updating this) here we go:

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ACC FANTASY FOOTBALL: WEEK 5 ENTRY PAGE!

See below for this week’s prize!

Remember, the Confidential’s Fantasy Football game is structured to allow late entries.  THERE IS STILL TIME TO ENTER AND WIN!  We don’t go by total points for the whole season; rather, we just allow teams to win the week or not.  Whoever wins the most weeks, wins the overall prize.  Right now, Lenville has 2 wins, while ACaffrey and MCaffrey have 1 win.  Plenty of time for someone else to enter and win the $75.00 prize.

For points-centric folks, we ran a contest for most points from Week 1 to Week 4. Congrats to Brian for winning the $25.00 prize.  Not bad for a free fantasy football league.

For Week 4 results, see here.  For rules, see here.

As a reminder, to enter, simply comment below with an ACC QB, RB, WR, Flex, Defense, and Coach.  We’ll do the rest.

The prize for Week 5 will be $1 for each legitimate entry by a person, with a maximum of $10.00. 

Get the entries in by 12:00 pm EST Saturday, September 27, 2014.  GO ACC!

Is This Syracuse Football Team Hard-Nosed?

There is no secret that Syracuse football head coach Scott Shafer wants the Orange to be a hard-nosed football team.  Just do a search for Shafer and hard-nosed—see what you get.  But after 3 games… does it really appear that this Syracuse football team is hard-nosed?  Unfortunately, one can make a strong argument that it is not.  And that starts at the top.

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