It's much harder to prioritize your viewing with the Sooners having an off week. There should be plenty of chances to watch some of the country's better teams in action in telling games, though. (All times EST.)
Homerism's wife can't get enough of this show. She loves the witty case synopses: "Meet Jim, a 27-year-old unemployed cable technician. He hired Cheaters' investigators to find out if his live-in girlfriend--Shayna, a 24-year-old shampoo girl at Supercuts--has been sampling a customer's conditioner." G4 has 12 episodes scheduled from 11 am to 5 pm. Longhorn fans should watch to see if any of their family members are featured.
Homerism has argued since before the season that Northwestern actually has a shot to get nine wins this year. Pat Fizgerald's purple people eaters run a dynamic version of the spread that often results in high-scoring games, which can be fun. Who am I kidding? This is an ugly early slate.
-Alternative: Troy at Ohio State
Will this be the true turning point in the transition to the Terrelle Pryor era?
3:30pm to 7pm: Notre Dame at Michigan State
Two weeks into their season, Homerism still has no idea what to make of the Fightin' Irish. Horrendous conditions in last week's contest against Michigan made for some sloppy football. The only thing Notre Dame did better than Big Blue was hold on to the pigskin. One thing about that game still bothers Homerism: NBC's stalwart broadcast team informed us last week that Charlie Weis had his team practice with "wet balls" leading up to the game. Did his players not feel the least bit uncomfortable with their coach making that kind of request? Doesn't seem to have much to do with the game. And how did the big guy enforce that--some kind of ball-dipping mechanism on the way out of the locker room?
-Alternative: Florida at Tennessee
The Owls come into this intrastate matchup against Texas boasting an aerial attack that should give an indication of the improvement made by UT's pass defense under coordinator Will Muschamp. Rice is just good enough to possibly keep this one close until halftime.