I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
I want to give a plug to a fellow MgoBlogger, the proprietor of No. 9 Hamburgers on Hoover at Division.
My brother suprised me this morning with a last minute offer to attend the game today. Since it was too late to find a tailgate to join, I suggested that we try a burger from No. 9. He's not a member of this site and had never heard of the stand. I was only aware of it from here and I'd never eaten one. We parked across from Pioneer on Stadium, so we had to walk around the Big House to get to the burger stand. My brother was annoyed and complained that we should just head in to our seats. We arrived at our destination and about ten people were in line and more arriving every couple of minutes. It's a pretty nondescript tent with a meat filled grill and a couple of employees. What was interesting is while No. 9 had a line, two other nearby food vendors had no customers at all. It became clear that the line had several regulars, because they were raving about how good the burger was. The prices were great, $3 for a single, $6 for a double, $3 for a jumbo brat, and $1 for a pop. We each got a double with grilled onions, cheese, and a pickle. We both agreed the first bite was awesome. We enjoyed our burgers as we walked to stadium. My brother agreed the meal was worth the walk. So if you're ever going to a game and looking for a bite before, give No. 9 a try, you won't be disappointed.
BTW - It turns out our seats were in the front row, Iowa side, at the 30 yard line, and the guy sitting next to me is a daily MgoBlog reader. So since my brother could only name about three current players, I spent much of the game talking about how bright the future is with the stranger to my left. Despite the disappointing outcome to the game, it was a great day.
gold pants vs. maize pants.
While it is painful to watch our young team, and especially our very young defense, go through major growing pains, there is an upside. While we will return the vast majority of our offense and the bulk of our defense, many of our senior-laden Big Ten opponents will have major holes to fill next year. Here are some of the losses, as far as I can tell:
Schilling, Mouton, Rogers, Ezeh, Banks Saggese, Webb. Mouton looks to be the biggest loss, while Schilling and Webb have also been solid.
Boren, Sanzenbacher, Saine, Chekwa, Heyward, Homan, Rolle, Hines, Torrence (Posey might also leave early).
Stanzi, Johnson-Koulianos, Reisner, Clayborn, Klug, Ballard, Hunter, Johnson, Greenwood
Gilreath, Carimi, Tolzien
Dell, Gantt, Jones, Neely, Rucker
This was originally a response to an earlier post, but I figured it would be fun to make it a post and expand a bit.
As told through Bruce Willis movie posters.
Game started out with the team looking:
and the team taking an early 7-0 lead with some nice stops. Then Iowa went on a run, scoring 21 straight points before the half as the offense imploded somewhat and everyone had a
that things were falling apart. The scene started to look bad as the fans began to boo with everyone's
Then Denard was hurt in the 3rd quarter and everyone was
Tate came in, but everything seemed a little off initially as him lining up under center felt like
Iowa then scored again to take a 21-point lead and the scene was pure
But then Tate led the team on a string of impressive scoring drives, and they refused to
UM pulled within and it looked like the game would be a classic in which the
would win. Unfortunately, the kicker then booted his second (!) kickoff out of bounds, leaving every fan seeing as Iowa was able to tag on a field goal to finish the scoring at 38-28, a tough loss but one that most felt had some bright spots, even though others feel that sentiment is a
Now for the next two weeks, there will be rumblings that perhaps Tate should be the starter over Denard, that an issue exists. I expect the airwaves to be held for the next two weeks as people wonder about this team and if a collapse is going to follow, though I ultimately expect this team play like they are and ultimately emerge as a
Well seeing that losing two games in a row is reason enough to fire coaches, I wanted to be the first to start a "Fire Urban Meyer" thread. I mean seriously, he's lost two in a row...he obviously cannot coach or recruit.
I was at a wedding today.
My plan was to avoid the internet / civilizattion and dowload a torrent of today's game.
That didn't happen. I asked someone at the weding to look up the score on their phone, due to curiosity / lack of patience.
So, can someone sum up what happened and wht went wrong? Obvious "this sucks" aside, why did we lose the game? I'm looking for a narrative and a "what this means for the future." I'm an RR supporter, but, if we can't get it done in the B10....well....
Can someone sum it up for me?
I love you guys.
Also I'm drunk lol. :D :P