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Fire Up for NIU

Gameday, MFer. Cardinals battle the NIU Huskies tonight at 8pm on national television, ESPNU to be exact. Your fearless OTP leader is running the BSU gamewatch in northern Virginia, so if you’re around feel free to come out to the Buffalo Wild Wings for some tomfoolery and rabble rousing with other BSU alums from around our nation’s capital. Storyline is pretty known by this point… large point spread, good NIU team, “streaky” BSU team, and nothing on paper that should make this game a potential upset. But don’t let the talking heads fool you, Cards fans. This game is mighty important. And for many more reasons than just the kick ass bronze stalk trophy. (SARCASM ALERT!) A win gives BSU their 7th win of the season almost assuring them a bowl berth, and more importantly, makes next Friday’s Toledo contest a one-game playoff for the MAC West crown and the chance to go to Detroit. It’s big. NIU? Awfully good. Invincible? No. It’s going to take quite the effort from the Cards but stranger things have happened and we all know mid-week MACtion is not for the faint of heart.

Need some motivation? Fine.

Assuming the game doesn’t stretch past 1 or 2 in the morning and I’m sober enough to a.) drive home and b.) do some sort of recap, OTP will have all your post game analysis up for your reading pleasure at some point after the final whistle and before the sun crests the horizon tomorrow morning. And I think it’s been far too long since we’ve done some ceiling dancing up in this piece, so expect a sizable dose of Lionel if when the Cards pull out the W. 8pm. ESPNU. Time to put the women and children to bed and go lookin’ for dinner. Ooooh!!! The Program reference, bro! Up top!

Go Cards!


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