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Miami, BC to meet on Thanksgiving Friday

Posted on: May 5, 2011 2:46 pm
Edited on: May 5, 2011 3:19 pm
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

As Michigan State helped prove just earlier today, Friday games are all the rage in college football (as the kids say). So it's not a shock to hear that Miami and Boston College have also agreed to move their 2011 meeting up a day , to the Friday following Thanksgiving.

But before you accuse the Hurricanes and Eagles of mere sheeplike trend-following (not that you could blame Miami for wanting something, anything 'Cane-related in the headlines that wasn't this) , consider their two very good reasons for moving the game:

1. The game will air nationally on ABC, with a prime 3:30 p.m. (EST) kickoff

2. Much, much, much more importantly, this will mark the first Friday meeting between Miami and BC since this little play you may be familiar with:

Normally, we might object to such an obvious, callow attempt to cash in on naked nostalgia. But when we're talking about that play, we're not just OK with it, we're heartily applauding. Give us something 1/10th as good this November, 'Canes and Eagles, and we'll applaud all the more*.

*We'll be watching LSU and Arkansas, of course, but we'll still make the effort to applaud.


Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: May 6, 2011 10:49 pm

Miami, BC to meet on Thanksgiving Friday

Thanksgiving Friday? Hinnen must not know that Thanksgiving is ALWAYS on Thursday. The day after Thanksgiving is known as "Black Friday", the start of the Christmas shopping season.

Since: May 6, 2011
Posted on: May 6, 2011 5:12 pm

Miami, BC to meet on Thanksgiving Friday

Jerry, Who are you writing about? MSU, UM,BC,LSU, or Arkansas? A few more links and you will have the top ten.

"an obvious, callow attempt to cash in on naked nostaligia" Huh? You are the one linking your article to Flutie's Mircle in Miami. It is only one of the top ten or twenty plays in college football. The ONLY reason I found your article was that link!

"sheeplike trend-following" What? I have heard of Miami and BC called alot of things but sheeplike trend followers is not one of them.
Are you really calling Miami a sheeplike trend follower? Whats the matter? You don't like Miami or BC? If you do not...say so! Again what?

You are watching LSU vs! How much did CBS pay to have the game moved to Friday? Jerry, Jerry, please tell me you do not think they did it for free! Then you get an attitude because ABC counters with Miami vs BC? You do know that college football is all about the $ when it comes to TV networks.

Jerry, it's OK. I understand you like a team other than Miami or BC, however, the link to the kid in Miami is a cheap shot. It has nothing to do with your header. Shame on you, or are you going to report on every football player in Div. 1 football ACCUSED of sexual battery this year?

You are fired! Go home!

Since: May 6, 2011
Posted on: May 6, 2011 2:37 pm
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Since: Apr 14, 2011
Posted on: May 6, 2011 10:14 am

Miami, BC to meet on Thanksgiving Friday

It is good to see Miami playing on a national stage. It is good for the rest of the country to get familiar with the team and the players so they can be familiar with them when they watch them in a bcs game this year!

Since: Nov 26, 2006
Posted on: May 6, 2011 10:00 am

Miami, BC to meet on Thanksgiving Friday

Both schools struggle to fill their stadiums since joining the ACC. BC is too far from all ACC Schools and Miami is farthest from BC. Once again, the ACC Expansion Plan in Football is still causing the ACC to cahnge it every year and killed the ACC Premier status in Basketball as UNC and DUKE are the only 2 competitive programs in the 12 Team league every year, just as UNC and DUKE feared when the ACC ignored their advice not to expand to 12 schools.

Well, good luck, but not many will watch Miami & BC let attend it to empty stadiums.

Since: Jul 2, 2010
Posted on: May 5, 2011 11:57 pm

Miami, BC to meet on Thanksgiving Friday

Still as thrilling as the night I saw it almost 30 years ago. Best sports play ever.

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