My wife is getting me really good lower sideline tickets for an SU game for my birthday. I even get to pick the game (no getting shafted on Maine or Colgate. Whoohoo!) My dilemma is which game? Pitt will probably be a loss, and B.C. is the weekend after Thanksgiving (traveling). So it's narrowed down to Lousiville or UConn. I could use some advice from true fans on which to choose. Pros and cons as I see them:
Louisville is the safer bet. Much more likely to be a victory, which would leave me feeling happy afterwards, therebye increasing the value of the gift. On the flip side, another loss to Louisville would be devastating if I am at home, and heart wrenching to see in person. Don't want to leave my birthday gift feeling miserable and bitter.
UConn on the other hand is much more risk/reward. They're pretty sure to be favorites at this point in the season, so 'Cuse wouldn't be expected to win. A loss would suck, but if it's a hard- fought game you can at least take some positives away. A win however would be a signature victory for Marrone's tenure, and could be the type of game people talk about for years. To be at a game like that would be special. Plus it would be oh so delicious to put the pretentious upstarts with delusions of grandeur back in their place. The last factor for this game is potential bowl placement. If optimistic projections for this season work out, this win could be the victory that catapults SU into a bowl, which makes the victory that much sweeter. But a loss could be the dagger in another bowl-less year, making the defeat that much more painful. What would you do in my place?