landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
So, there are a few games in progress or about to start:
In the NFL, the Rams are up on the Cardinals 7-3 with about 2 minutes left in the 1st quarter.
In CFB, the marquis game tonight is clearly USC vs.Utah, starting in just a moment. On CBS Sports Network, East Carolina vs.UCF started at 8 PM and it is 14-14 with the 2nd quarter having started just a moment ago. Over at ESPNU, Arkansas State and FIU are taking a 10-7 game (FIU lead) into halftime in just a moment.
I thought it better to do this in one thread to reduce clutter.
Michigan Daily: "Slippery Rock officials say they are exploring a football game at Michigan Stadium"
Edit: Just to clarify, NOT against Michigan, but against another D-II team.
Slippery Rock is looking to play a game in the Big House next year. I was the photographer who went with the Daily on this trip last Saturday (wife day) and everyone there was so excited about the possibility to play at the Big House.
I would also like to say that the hospitality that they gave us at Slippery Rock was fantastic. They treated me and our reporter incredibly well (we were basically John U. Bacon when he followed Rodriguez). We met the coach, the president, and they were all so excited to talk to us. Slippery Rock is definitely my 2nd favorite team after last weekend.
By the way, Slippery Rock lost to Kutztown 56-49 after a controversial last minute fumble near the Kutztown endzone. Slippery Rock trailed Kutztown 42-21 at the half, but rallied to gain a lead of 49-42 at one point in the 4th. Regardless of the outcome, the game was a lot of fun, and I encourage every Michigan fan to make the trip to a Slippery Rock game at least once in their lifetime.
here is this week's miniprogram. let me know if there are any necessary changes to be made. Brink was removed due to his injury, others moved up.
Really have to wonder if things can get much worse for the guy.
The Indianopolis Star has an article on Purdue's chances of making it to the B1G championship game in Indy. At the end, there is an interesting quote from Purdue QB Caleb TerBush that seems to be perfectly made as bulletin board material for the Michigan locker room:
"We don't want to get caught up in looking ahead, and then you miss those games you should win," quarterback Caleb TerBush said. "We have to stay focused on the task ahead, and that's Michigan."
Now I don't think Michigan needs any extra incentive to play hard on Saturday; the poor play against ND and taking the first step toward winning the B1G should be enough. And I don't blame TerBush for showing confidence, either, but his sentiment does seem like a stupid thing to say to a reporter because it can so easily be construed as meaning he sees Michigan as a trap game, a game that Purdue should definitely win. Perhaps the only reason Purdue might not win is that they are looking ahead to prepare for better teams later in their schedule.
From the context it appears he's saying something different, talking about defending the home turf, being sure to play strong at home.
Or, maybe in TerBush's eyes Purdue really has arrived and is superior to Michigan.
This weekend marks the first time since November 13th, 2010 that Michigan has played a game in West Lafayette at Ross Aide stadium. As dismal as Purdue's football team tends to be, they do have one of the best tailgating traditions that I have ever partaken in: Breakfast Club.
Now, I know that some of you are going to be at the Airport with your RV's and busses, I know that there are always a few Michigan camps set up in the parking lot and golf course, but I will be attending breakfast club on State street. The bars open at 7AM, it is essentially a halloween party that starts at when the sun comes out.
Breakfast club is something that everyone should experience at least once, especially for those of you still in college.
For those of you that are already planning on it, I'm curious to know some of the outfits you might be wearing. Someone had mentioned a few months ago that they were planning on wearing a stormtrooper outfit with a Maize and Blue helmet. I will probably be dressed up as a cop, making everybody think twice about what is going on.
Here's a photo of waiting in line to get into breakfast club before the bars opened from 2010.