here's one vote for "John Beilein's head in a Futurama jar"
Rivals has us that game as the #7 Under-the-Radar game. We all aleady knew the underlying storyline, but it's nice to see that the game has more than just our attention.
Here's what the article had to say:
"In another story line no one possibly could have seen coming, new Michigan coach Brady Hoke will face the school he just left. Hoke went 13-12 with the Aztecs (including 9-4 last season) before leaving for the Wolverines. Hoke has a track record of starting slowly (4-8 in both of his first seasons, at Ball State and with the Aztecs). Does that mean San Diego State should be favored in the Big House?"
The other Big Ten teams featured are Nebraska (twice), OSU, and Notre Dame (We all know they're pretty much Big Ten). I do disagree with LSU vs Oregon being #1. I don't think it's very under-the-radar at all, that game has National Championship implications. The article's a good, quick read for anyone looking to kill a few minutes.
Edit: I don't know how to put in a text box, so any help would be appreciated. I tried "</blockquote>" but that didn't work.
The Lions signed Nick Fairley to a 4 year contract today, after inking second round pick Mikel Leshoure. All five of the Detroit Lions draft picks are now under contract, and will be on the field when training camp opens.
I just wanted to give everyone a heads up that my ND 4-game ticket package came in the mail today. I searched the board and didn't see anyone else post that they received tickets yet. SIAP.
Definitely worth a read
BRADY HOKE: The best summary of a Brady Hoke speaking engagement is to imagine Lloyd Carr using a gigantic Matt Foley puppet to address the media. The similarity in cadence is eerie, right down to repeated citations of "We're Michigan" as a justification for just about any statement Hoke wanted to make. ("I should have a large pizza up here hot and fresh right now. Why? Because we're Michigan, that's why.") It's now all too clear why Dave Brandon hired him: because they thought he was a fat cousin of Lloyd Carr, or at least come Lama-ish future incarnation of his still-living spirit raised in the deep obese South or something.
He was fine, but seriously, this cast of coaches is the exact opposite from the polished evangelists of the SEC. Hoke looked like he'd smeared his hair flat with some half-and-half he'd gotten from the media's coffee bar.
Here's Fickell's Picture:
BRET BIELEMA.You have to admire Bret Bielema for many reasons. He withstood the pressure of becoming the successor to Barry Alvarez and improved on his master's work, taking Wisconsin to the Rose Bowl in 2010 and maintaining the high standards of his predecessor while seeking to modernize Wisconsin's facilities and training methods. He also made it to Big Ten Media days after drinking in the sun for three days straight on a barge with Polish boatmen, a feat whose difficulty cannot be gauged.
I don't know what to say for EDSBS for contributing this to the internets, they get more pos bangs than I can award. They seem to enjoy Fickell's perference for Affliction shirts and doing shrugs, but this required some work. While reading the script for Brolentangy General Hospital, I was surprised to learn that Axe Body Spray is a natural disinfectant.