Welcome, Bears and Lady Bears to KNOW YOUR ENEMY, a new series of less-than-serious FanPosts I've been planning for the 2017 football season! Each week, I'll be taking a satirical look at our upcoming opponent and providing #HOTTAEKS and predictions for the game: one for something I hope to see during the game and one for who I think will win. All blogs need some stupid nonsense and I don't think we have enough so I'm bringing the party to you!
Without further adieu,
LET'S GET HYPED
PART ONE: WHO'S THAT!?
Where they're from: Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia
Who's their coach:
Ian McCaw Turner Gill
What conference are they in: FCS Big South Conference (apparently an FBS independent next year)
Stupid fact about them: Liberty University is home to the country's largest educational department devoted to the teaching of Young Earth Creationism, despite it being roundly rejected by the scientific community at large. This is good because in 2017 scientific facts are up for debate as much as political opinions or anything else. It would be wrong for just one version of the "facts" to be taught in college. In fact, I believe that they are doing their duty in fighting against the spread of #FakeNews from BIASED sources like National Geographic, Bill Nye, the "academic" journals Science and Life, and even my heathen biology professors at Baylor.
"It takes millions of years for minerals to turn bone into fossils. Unless you BELIEVE it doesn't."
PART TWO: HOW DO THEY STACK UP AGAINST US?
Let's see, shall we?
- S&P+ Ranking (Preseason for now): #28
- AP/Coaches Poll: NR/NR :(
- Is an FBS school
- Has a cool mascot (Bears)
- Is playing at home
- S&P+ Ranking: N/A
- AP/Coaches Poll: NR/NR (got some votes in the FCS poll though)
- Is not an FBS school
- Has a vague, generic-sounding mascot (Flames) (also sounds a bit... odd for a fundamentalist Christian school)
- Is not playing at home