This is your open thread for today's football games and tonight's game between the Spartans and Tigers. You can read the game preview HERE and the staff predictions HERE.
In terms of football, there's really not much going on, today. The biggest match-ups around the country are Virginia Tech at Ohio State and Michigan State at Oregon. Bad weather may keep Florida from playing AGAIN. I suspect the weather on the Plains will be similar today to what it was last week. Hopefully the storms stay away, though.
On another note, today Auburn will honor the 2004 Auburn Tigers football team. Former Head Coach Tommy Tuberville will be in town with many of those legendary Tigers. Controversy has arisen over the past few months with whether or not Auburn should claim the 2004 National Championship. There were semantical issues between "claiming" and "recognizing claims already made by others," etc. There is still no word on what's going to happen. However, I have a feeling that recognition of a few national titles is coming. Note this tweet of mine from last week's game:
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Don't know if it shows in pic, but "National Champions" sign and years is offset from the 50... <a href="http://t.co/kdB2cXLFmw">pic.twitter.com/kdB2cXLFmw</a></p>— College and Magnolia (@CollegeAndMag) <a href="https://twitter.com/CollegeAndMag/status/505843859767967744">August 30, 2014</a></blockquote>
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It's clear from this picture that the national championship claims banner is offset from the 50 yard line. I would not expect new claims to be made until the season is over, but if that were the case, then why have this banner offset like this? It could be that it's due to what is placed on the other ends of the banner. The conference championships and undefeated seasons portions are equally as far from the national champions claim (looks like about two stadium sections between each end just eyeballing it). It still leaves you wondering, though. Is there something up Auburn's sleeve before season's end? If so, then today would be the day to do it with the 2004 team in town.