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Where We Be, What We Be Drinking: Championship Week

Our final tour around the country to see how our “writers” will be enjoying the championship game

Welcome to the season’s final edition of WWBWWBD, the weekly segment where your OTE “writers” pretend to not be personally insulted by Northwestern’s inclusion in the conference championship game just because Urban Meyer is the worst person in college football.

This week we’re going to do something a little different: I’ve asked the staff to include prop bets on the game with their responses.

Now let’s go around the country and see how everyone will be “enjoying” the championship game!

Creighton: I’ll be heading Draft Taproom in Charlottesville for some wings and self-serve beer. There are 60 taps and a couple dozen tvs, and it’s my favorite place in town to watch sports. I’ve also got some Wake Up Iowa Coffee Stout in my fridge should I want an accompaniment for the morning’s EPL games.

  • O/U 3.5 times a Northwestern player is called the wrong name by the broadcasters
  • O/U 1.5 crowd shots of Mr. Big Nut looking bummed out about something.
  • O/U 2.5 shots of Jim Delany looking pissed off after a Northwestern score
  • O/U 2.5 times Jim Harbaugh, who has nothing to do with this game, is mentioned by name

I’ll be at home this weekend drinking a bunch of Revolution Brewing beers cheering on the `Cats.

  • O/U 5 shots of energetic Alex Spanos in his muscle shirt

Andrew Kraszewski

  • O/U 12.5 references to HEADACHES in the context of all the Adversity Ohio State Has Overcome

I will be at my company’s holiday party drinking Crown and 7’s before heading home to catch the second half of the game.

  • O/U 3.5 Urban Meyer suspension references
  • O/U 1.5 references to Purdue being the only team to beat Ohio State this season.

Candystripes for Breakfast
Despite living half an hour from Indy, I will probably stay home rather than venture out to the B1G championship. I may take the day to do some Christmas shopping around town, which probably puts some nice hot cocoa on the menu for me.

  • Shots of Pat Fitzgerald standing with head in hands vs Shots of Urban Meyer standing with head in hands (-4.5).


I’m loading up the car and hauling ass to Lucas Oil Stadium for a Saturday full of revelry. Not sure on the bar yet (taking recommendations on the one or two places in all of the city that won’t be jam-packed with people), but we’ve got a few things to do -- chief among them watching the Indiana-Northwestern basketball at 1pm ET. I’ve got a lengthy list of breweries done up, and we’ll see which one I decide on, though I think the brunch at St. Joseph’s is calling to a couple of my friends. From there, it’ll likely be hitting up the fan tailgate, hearing the bands and seeing the sights of pregame, and then heading into Section 102 to see if the ‘Cats can spring the upset and have me frantically searching for a flight to Pasadena.

  • Under 5 sad Urban shots.
  • Over 3 Spanos shots
  • Under 12.5 HEADACHES (it’ll be 12)
  • Over 3.5 suspension references (gotta keep that narrative rolling)
  • Over 1.5 Purdue mentions
  • 2.5 mentions of the Akron loss
  • 4.5 mentions of the winless non-conference
  • 2.5 shots of Pat Fitzgerald self-importantly holding up 1 finger after a touchdown

I am going to an evening retreat for women at an ag education center where we will eat delicious food, drink wine, and make candles because yes, this is stuff many women like to do. Phones aren’t allowed, so I’ll have no idea how the game is going--good luck Cats!

O/U additions:

  • 250 mentions that this is Northwestern’s first time in a CCG
  • 20 mentions of the bloodbath against Michigan
  • 5 camera shots of rotund OSU fans jumping up and down
  • O/U 720 mentions of Alabama

I’ll be in Detroit trying to recover from the heart pounding adrenaline rush that was the MAC TITLE GAME, and then I’ll be out in royal oak boomering some sooner.


  • 2.5 times referring to getting called out for protecting a domestic abuser as “adversity”
  • 3.5 Gusgasms
  • 1.5 Notre Dame mentions
  • 6.5 shots of Pat Fitzgerald with his lips apart but he’s not talking
  • 15:00 time remaining in the game when the booth spends an entire drive breaking down Ohio State’s playoff resume vs Oklahoma’s



  • 1.5 times Urbz is shown bent over infrustration.
  • 6.5 times Fitz is actually on the field during play.
  • 1 mentions of Larkin.


  • O/U 0.5 Mentions of St. Elmo’s Steakhouse

I’ll be in Danville, VA

I’ll be drinking eggnog with bourbon and/or PBR because it’s App State good luck beer

  • O/U 2.5 Mentions of Michigan during the App State Sun Belt Championship Game
  • True prop bet: Will the Sun Belt CCG or the B1G CCG have more mentions of Michigan losing?
  • O/U 2 mentions of Penn State during the same game


I have no idea where I’ll be or what I’ll be doing or what I’ll be drinking (if I even am drinking). More likely than not it’ll be Minnesota, but not even that’s a given.

  • Give me Over 4 mentions of Northwestern‘s new practice facility
  • Over 5 mentions of Urban and Ohio State overcoming adversity
  • Under 1 mention of that adversity being that Urban was covering for a shitty coach that’s an even shittier human being.

Dead Read
I‘ll be watching from my favorite chair in lovely downtown Lincoln.

  • I have an over/under of 1.5 on mentions of Zach Whatshisface’s twitter tirades/mental health crisis (I’d go with the under).

You guys know what to do from here. Got a beer you’re drinking? Plans for the game? How are you betting? LET US KNOW IN THE COMMENTS!

I’ve had a lot of fun doing this column for you guys this year, and we really appreciate how you all contribute in the comments of this article. You guys are part of what makes OTE so awesome, and I thank you. Now let’s go watch some football you idiots.


O/U 5 mentions of Ohio State’s Adversity

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  • 64%
    (32 votes)
  • 16%
    (8 votes)
  • 20%
    (10 votes)
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O/U 6.5 shots of Pat Fitzgerald breathing out of his mouth

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  • 56%
    (28 votes)
  • 44%
    (22 votes)
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Alex Spanos’ shirt will be:

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  • 53%
    A smedium
    (25 votes)
  • 23%
    A large, but there are no sleeves
    (11 votes)
  • 23%
    (11 votes)
47 votes total Vote Now


O/U 3.5 mentions of Urban Meyer’s suspension

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  • 70%
    (34 votes)
  • 29%
    (14 votes)
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Number of times Fox will actually explain what it is Urban Meyer was suspended for

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  • 9%
    (5 votes)
  • 13%
    (7 votes)
  • 76%
    Ha. Still Zero.
    (39 votes)
51 votes total Vote Now