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Spanning the 'net for all the hottest Sun Devil hot chat. We begin with the new king of espn, Rick Reilly, who writes about the teams that "run their city."

Skimming down to Phoenix, Reilly writes,

The Suns are hanging on, with Arizona State closing fast. Suns owner Robert "Foam Finger" Sarver has turned off so many fans while the ASU AD, Lisa Love, has turned so many on.

Watch out Suns! Here we come!

Ted Miller, ESPN's Pac-10 blogger, chimes in with his week 3 picks. Nothing too shocking, other than he picks BYU to upset UCLA - disagree. What is with all this BYU love? I say UCLA rolls them. He also has USC over Ohio State. Regarding the Devils against UNLV, he writes:

Arizona State 33, UNLV 20: Should be a workmanlike effort from the Sun Devils as they bulldoze the Rebels on their way to a showdown with Georgia. The biggest goal in this game -- other than to win -- is to keep everybody healthy. And when we say "everybody," what we really mean is the offensive line needs to keep QB Rudy Carpenter away from harm, preferably standing without a grass stain on his pants.

Eh, little generous I think giving UNLV 20 points. And we only score 33, huh? I say we at least put up 40. I don't think we should have too much trouble protecting Rudy from the "monsters" on the Rebels D-Line.

The Arizona Republic has some interesting stuff about the Georgia game. Dan Zeiger writes that we might find out as soon as Saturday whether GameDay will be coming to Tempe for the Georgia game.

On 9/20 the only other compelling matchup would be LSU vs Auburn, but Herbstreit apparently will already be working our game for ABC, so ESPN, make it easy on the ol' quarterback and just keep him in town for Gameday.

This picture you are looking at, however, taken in lovely lot 59, would not be the same location as gameday this year. ESPN has stated that it's preferred location would be on the SRC Intermural Fields in the heart of campus. They also say there are plans to reinflate the practice bubble to see what went wrong. How hard is that to figure out? You put a huge bubble up during the middle of monsoon season...

Also, there is an interesting chart of ASU's history against top 5 ranked teams at home. (2-6).

  • Oct. 1, 2005--#1 USC, 38-28 loss
  • Sept. 10, 2005--#5 Louisiana State, 35-31 loss
  • Sept. 21, 1996--#1 Nebraska, 19-0 win
  • Sept. 10, 1994--#5 Miami, 47-10 loss
  • Sept. 5, 1992--#2 Washington, 31-7 loss
  • Nov. 12, 1988--#2 USC, 50-0 loss
  • Sept. 26, 1987--#2 Nebraska, 35-28 loss
  • Oct. 14, 1978--#2 USC, 20-7 win
  • Sept. 20, 2008 -- #2 Georgia, 38-35 win.

    Whoops, looks like I tacked one on to the end there.

    Lastly, it looks like Keegan Herring might be questionable for the game on Saturday. That is alright, we need him to be 100% for Georgia.