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Minnesota vs. Kansas State (FAKE) Preview

Who’s going to win the "You Are Now Leaving Iowa Sign" Trophy?

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Minnesota has a BYE WEEK. We talked about what “Winning the BYE WEEK” looks like on the Ski-U-Pahdcast this week, but honestly there is no way to truly win a BYE WEEK because BYE WEEK is terrible and to be avoided for risk of boredom. It is in this spirit of BYE WEEK hatred that the fine folks at Bring on the Cats suggested a not real matchup between Minnesota and Kansas State.

The winner of this clash of the titans receives the prestigious "You Are Now Leaving Iowa Sign" Trophy. Doesn’t that glorious?

How is the winner decided? In NCAA Football 2014. The original plan was for me to play someone from BotC and stream it live on the internets, but we ran into a whole host of issues including the fact that NCAA ‘14 is not available for PS4. So Minnesota might be played by the computer. I don’t know. Honestly, it probably doesn’t matter because I’m not that good at sports games. But the real disappointment here should be the fact that I would have chucked out the regular playbook for a heavy dose of Conor Rhoda Air Raid.

You read that right.

I’m just sorry it won’t happen. In any case, we’re treating this fake game like a real game when it comes to #content. You may have already noticed our Q&A with BotC, but game week #content isn’t complete until there is a Brew Scale so here we are.

Opening thoughts

I really miss playing NCAA Football all the time. It was like, an obsession for me and a couple of fraternity brothers in college. The 4 of us had this mega dynasty set up and it was awesome. I always played with the Gophers, Sam always played Notre Dame and he would redshirt his Heisman winning sophomore running back so he couldn’t go to the NFL, Drew played as Boston College because he loved Doug Flutie, and the other Chris played as Michigan because he was a UM fan horrible person. The house had to pass a rule setting maximum limits for the number of consecutive hours you could play video games on the big screen in the living room after a 72 hour session where we only took breaks for classes that didn’t have an attendance requirement.

Also, I did graduate and am a productive member of society. Why do you ask?

As for Kansas State, I’ll still never forgive them for losing to Baylor in 2012 thus allowing Notre Dame to go to the MNC Game.

Gnome #TAKES

When & Where

Date: Friday, September 22nd, at some point, maybe

Kickoff Time: Heck if we really know

Where: “Des Moines, Iowa”

Watch & Listen

TV: /snickers

Streaming Video: We’ll actually let you know if there is a Twitch or YouTube stream for this thing.

Radio: nope

Streaming Audio: nuh uh

Satellite Radio: you’re joking right?


That the game happens or?

Weather Forecast


The Enemy

Where Are They From? Manhattan, Kansas

Wait, why are you laughing? Is that not a picture of Manhattan?

All Time Series: We’ve never done this before and no Jon I’m not pretending like K-State’s 2-1 series lead applies to NCAA Football 2014 go away.

Last Game: See above

SB Nation Blog: Bring on the Cats

This Season: 2-1 after losing to Vandy which I mean what?

Keys to the game

  • AI needs to be set to IBM Watson or Skynet. Yes, I’m willing to sacrifice the future of humanity for a sentient AI system that can beat whoever BotC plays with.

How afraid am I?

On a scale of 1 to 5 "Brewsters on his face" (1 being not a afraid, 5 being very afraid)?

I am 5 Tim Brewsters afraid that Nebraska won’t hire Tim Brewster after they fire Mike Reilly.


I have no idea.

Minnesota Skynet, NUCLEAR DOMINATION - Kansas State The World, Enslaved by robots