I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
So I usually do not post a wallpaper until the end of the week. I try to get the time to work on it after the work that feeds the family is done. Last week I had a few people state that they really wish I had the wallpaper done at the beginning of the week so it could be enjoyed leading up to the game.
Blue Indy quickly agreed to get his work out a little quicker and was bumped in points so he could create content. Just check a couple diaries (here) below this and you can see his work for this week, and the past weeks. He has done some great work for all of the non-rivalry games.
I felt a little pressure to produce something and after taking in the Cowboys/Redskins game (my first ever NFL game) I was struggling to get some sleep. I thought it was a great opportunity to be productive and get something done.
My original idea was to take a good looking gopher and give it a Michigan branding. I was struggling to get a truly good "burn" look into the fur without it just being poorly done. The more I thought about it I figured Michigan does not really need to brand Minnesota and then there came a better idea. It's Minnesota and really deep down in their hearts they want to be a Michigan. I think every Golden Gopher fan, when no one is looking, really shows their secretive desire to be a wolverine... so much that they have the tattoo to prove it.
The picture is far from perfect but at least it is done earlier in the week.
Game's being played in a Big Ten stadium in a snowstorm on turf thats allegedly frozen stiff.
Brett Favre is starting! Adrian Peterson is out.
8:30 ET/5:30 PT Kickoff on ESPN. All the Jon Gruden, Ron Jaworski, and Mike Tirico you can handle. And then some.
Rittenberg has a link to an ESPN Insider article that I'm not privy to. Since Shannon had been mentioned as a possible DC replacement, I thought it was relevant.
Figured I'd start one since nobody else has. Game's on BTN.
0-0 with 14:30 left in the 1st.
In the spirit of the bye week, like many of you, I am taking the opportunity to watch our next opponent play. Admittedly, I haven't seen Penn State play all year and though I believe they will beat Minnesota, it will be interesting to see how they fare against one of the Big Ten bottom-feeders. PSU has struggled to find an identity offensively and has been decimated by injuries on both sides of the ball. On the other hand, Minnesota has just lost their head coach but played USC pretty tough. So, because PSU is our next opponent, I'll take the opportunity to compile some information some of you may find useful for their upcoming game. Additionally, consider this a thread to discuss the potential outcome of the PSU at Minn game and how that may or may not shed light on the matchup in Happy Valley on October 30th.
So without further adieu,
|Andrew Dailey||S||Undisclosed||Prob Sat - 10/20/10||Dailey is dealing with an undisclosed injury but is expected to play Saturday against Minnesota.|
|Bani Gbadyu||LB||Leg||Prob Sat - 10/20/10||Gbadyu missed last game with a leg injury but expects to play Saturday against Minnesota.|
|Michael Mauti||LB||Ankle||Prob Sat - 10/20/10||Mauti missed last game against Illinois due to an ankle injury but expects to play Saturday against Minnesota.|
|Curtis Drake||WR||Leg||Prob Sat - 10/20/10||Drake continues to recover from a broken leg and is expected to return Saturday against Minnesota.|
|Sean Stanley||DE||Academics||Ques Sat - 10/17/10||Stanley missed last game against Illinois as he continues to deal with academic issues he remains questionable for Saturday's game against Minnesota.|
|Gerald Hodges||LB||Leg||Ques Sat - 10/18/10||Hodges continues to recover from a left leg injury and is questionable to play Saturday against Minnesota.|
|Andrew Szczerba||TE||Back||Ques Sat - 10/18/10||Szczerba is recovering from a chronic back injury and remains questionable for Saturday's game against Minnesota.|
|Eric Latimore||DE||Wrist||Doub Sat - 10/18/10||Latimore is expected to miss Saturday's game against Minnesota because of an injured wrist.|
|Jack Crawford||DE||Foot||Doub Sat - 10/20/10||Crawford missed last game against Illinois with an ankle injury and is doubtful to play Saturday against Minnesota.|
|Derrick Thomas||CB||Academics||Doub Sat - 10/20/10||Thomas missed last game against Illinois due to academic issues and is expected to miss Saturday's game against Minnesota.|
|Garry Gilliam||TE||Knee||out for season - 10/6/10||Gilliam will miss the remainder of the season because of a torn ACL.|
|Lou Eliades||G||Knee||out for season - 10/6/10||Eliades will miss the remainder of the season after tearing his ACL.|
PSU Statistical breakdown to date (10/20):
|Field Goal %||86.7||22|
|Field Goal %||75||72|
I think Minnesota's defense could hurt them despite PSU's apparently anemic offense. I think PSU will win in a close game, 24-21.
Minnesota suspends leading receiver, player with a chance to break the league kick return total, indefinitely.
Chances for a few wins this season (or maybe any) go from zip and a hope to just plain zip.