Game Prediction Thread - Week 1 (?) ASU TrojanHorse Junior Member Joined: Aug 24, 2017 Messages: 5,035 Likes Received: 4,414 Oct 28, 2020 #1 Well, the moment has finally arrived. Even though at times it seemed it never would. Given Pac12 games are coincidentally(?) starting just a few days after the election, perhaps they will also provide a much needed salve for feelings and emotions torn apart and left raw for other reasons. Rightly or wrongly, we’ve had many factors figuratively seeming to conspire against the season getting started at all. First and foremost an unexpected, worldwide pandemic which forced the cancelation of many things both more, and less, important than sports. Closely on the heels of that, we’ve had a tumultuous, nationwide soul searching over the perception of injustice imbedded in our most closely held systems and traditions which created additional obstacles. We’ve had what many believe to be an incompetent leader of our conference making decisions and announcements which at times seemed inexplicable. We’ve had state and local officials creating obstacles to even practicing. We’ve had players announce their decision to leave and go to the NFL because they thought there would be no season. This 2020 S***show has created multiple distractions to focus. And as for excuses to cancel? There were plenty. But through all of it--the power and the force of the sport literally demanded its day. And against all odds…that day is here. Just remember, this is not the place for politics and settling old personal scores created in other areas. This is the place for the one thing that can bring us all together – football. Everyone is welcome here as long as they are here to talk football. This is the forum to debate who will win, how much they will win by, and the football reasons that will happen. And who knows, maybe we can find some common ground here…or at least learn a little something from each other if we are honest and open enough to do so. Stay Tuned as we will post the rules and open the board shortly.