so much for that
Praise Jesus. Norm Chow will now be filleting NFL defenses instead of Markus Curry. Will it seriously hurt USC? Well... probably not too much. They have no Pac-10 peer and they've got a billion five-star recruits. It can't help, though, and maybe without Chow USC wouldn't have pulled out that Stanford game or the Cal game.
So, you may be asking yourself, "Self, I wonder what there is to do in Omaha?" Stop doing that. Everyone thinks it's annoying.
Anyway, apparently the answer to your question is "very little," as the following shows. (Stolen from Mavpuck.)
Note: mgoblog is not responsible for any seizures caused by the above post.
Note B: For any hyperesensitive Nebraskans who stumble across this post in between harvests or milkings or badger rodeos or whatever: I'm joking. Your fine state undoubtedly has much to do within its vast, flat emptiness. Also, Charles Woodson would have kicked your ass.
The Daily reports that Brown and Rohlfs will return this weekend. A little boost for an important road series against UNO. Reilly Olson will obviously return to the pressbox, but I wonder if Charlie Henderson (scored a goal against MSU) will finally move ahead of Woodford (assisted on a goal against Michigan) and get some more playing time.
I know that he's not the defensive player that Woodford is, but you put him out there and he scores goals, gives all out effort, and oh, doesn't throw the puck up his own middle with 2:30 remaining in a game. Or take dumb penalties. With Brown and Rohlfs back the team can afford to give up a little size. Charlie Henderson for President!
Update: I forgot about this little beauty of a line: "Rohlfs was tested for mono around the same time Brown was. After feeling sick for a couple weeks, Rohlfs looked up his symptoms on the Internet." I hereby offer up the official Michigan Hockey Player Medical Diagnosis Website.
"Your pathetic excuse for a major conference sickens me!"
I wish I could disagree. Indiana dropping off the face of the earth has really hurt... Michigan hasn't been any good for years. All it would take is a couple programs picking themselves off the mat to turn things around. Illinois, Wisconsin, and MSU make a good trio but two more teams need to find themselves some consistency before the Big Ten will be respectable again. The good news is that if Michigan gets a clue there are NCAA bids for the taking.
Now, about that clue...
Ok, ok. I'll stop with the alliteration. "The Lamest Dynasty In Sports" declares Robert Weintraub... and also the only one going right now. Unless you want to count USC, but I think we're a year or two off from that. I love it that when a team based around a prima-donna star like Kobe is winning, everyone complains about how blah blah blah individualism is blah blah blah ruining everything. And then when a team concept like the Pats or Pistons takes off everyone is blah blah blah boring.
When you get paid to write, you gotta write something, I guess. But why this instead of an actual Heartwarming Trend: teams built around, you know, being a team winning? The Pistons took out the Lakers. The Pats are a dynasty, lame though they may be. Maybe you could make a case for the Red Sox finally ending the Yankee's daddiosity. Hockey, well... if it existed, Calgary vs. Tampa Bay? Mmmm, that's some good small market. Why isn't anyone screaming "Ding, dong, the witches are dead?"
Maybe it's because most of the people who write these things live in those big markets. So when they suck they claim things are "boring." Boring is 42-10 blowouts. I've seen boring in the Super Bowl, and the last few years? Not boring. So screw you, Weintraub!