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FanPulse 14.0: We are Thanksgiving Monsters

I don’t know how much I’ll talk about football because I’m concerned about our eating habits.

fanpulse week 13 sbnation

Yes, there was football played this weekend. Yes, we voted on FanPulse and determined the top 25 and looked at fan confidence. But first I want to talk about this:

fanpulse week 13 sbnation

Here are the numbered results:

  • Candied Yams/Sweet Potatoes - 31.2%
  • Green Bean Casserole - 29.2%
  • Mac and Cheese - 25.5%
  • Stuffing - 10.3%
  • Mashed Potatoes - 3.7%

I want to speak to the MORE THAN TWO THIRDS of you who somehow think Candied Yams/Sweet Potatoes are a good Thanksgiving side dish. As someone who likes sweet potatoes and its many different forms, this dish is nothing short of a gross abomination and deserves banishment.

Mashed potatoes and Stuffing (or Dressing) getting 14% of the vote combined is offensive enough because you cannot have Thanksgiving without either one... otherwise you’re just eating Turkey for dinner. Thanksgiving dinner consists of turkey, stuffing/dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy... and you build off from there. So I definitely have a problem with people trying to vote those two dishes off the menu.

I’ve never really known Mac & Cheese to be a staple for Thanksgiving, but it’s delicious. And Green Bean Casserole is good as well. So what are we even talking about here? This is a no-brainer and yet the voters still messed it up.

Ok, on to football.

LSU still has two more games to clear— versus Texas A&M and then Georgia in the SEC Championship game

sbnation fanpulse week 13

Meanwhile, Ohio State passed their big test this past weekend with a win over Penn State. This week, they get Michigan in a big rivalry game. The Wolverines are playing their best football of the year, so this should be a tough task for the Buckeyes.

Oregon probably lost their chance at the playoff against Arizona State, and Utah is holding on if only barely. I’m not sure anyone else below those two have a shot unless absolute chaos ensues. Please chaos, ensue.

REMEMBER: FanPulse submission applications are always open. If you want to vote in the poll you can still sign up: Click HERE to sign up! We’ve also started the College Basketball FanPulse, so get in on that action.

Here is how the votes went:

SBNation FanPulse Voting Week 13

SBNation Missouri Fans Diff
SBNation Missouri Fans Diff
LSU (11-0) LSU (11-0) -
Ohio State (11-0) Ohio State (11-0) -
Clemson (11-0) Clemson (11-0) -
Georgia (10-1) Georgia (10-1) -
Alabama (10-1) Alabama (10-1) -
Oklahoma (10-1) Oklahoma (10-1) -
Utah (10-1) Baylor (10-1) ↑ 1
Baylor (10-1) Utah (10-1) ↓ 1
Florida (9-2) Florida (9-2) -
Minnesota (10-1) Penn State (9-2) ↑ 1
Penn State (9-2) Minnesota (10-1) ↓ 1
Memphis (10-1) Memphis (10-1) -
Auburn (8-3) Auburn (8-3) -
Oregon (9-2) Oregon (9-2) -
Notre Dame (9-2) Notre Dame (9-2) -
Cincinnati (10-1) Cincinnati (10-1) -
Wisconsin (9-2) Wisconsin (9-2) -
Michigan (9-2) App State (10-1) ↑ 1
App State (10-1) Michigan (9-2) ↓ 1
Boise State (10-1) Boise State (10-1) -
Iowa (8-3) Iowa (8-3) -
Navy (8-2) Navy (8-2) -
Air Force (9-2) Air Force (9-2) -
Virginia Tech (8-3) Virginia Tech (8-3) -
Oklahoma State (8-3) Oklahoma State (8-3) -

Also receiving votes: Iowa State, USC, Texas A&M, UCF, Virginia

We’re pretty close to the National voting this week. So we’re either big time leaders, or just following on with the group-think. I’m going with the former.

Fan Confidence time... It’s not great. Not as horrible as last week, so I guess simply not being terrible against Tennessee will give at least one or two people hope.

sbnation fanpulse week 13 confidence fb

We’ve blipped up to 10% after UT, so basically that means one out of 10 fans is confident. Which begs the question about interpretation of the question— do you take Fan Confidence to mean, in general, the direction of the program? Does it mean how much confidence we have in Barry Odom to lead the program? Does it simply mean how confident we are going into this upcoming game? I’m asking because I’ve gone both ways on it; I feel confident Missouri is going to beat Arkansas, and I think it’s very likely Barry Odom is back next year. If Barry Odom is retained, I still think he’s a good coach, but I’m not confident in his turning everything around based upon the evidence we’ve seen so far.

No graphic for the basketball confidence this week. But Missouri fans are holding steady at 82.9%, I guess there were a few voters who let their football sadness carry over from the 84.2% from last week.