spoiler alert: i linked this
Lloyd Brady was all over the place today. I conservatively put him at a full 12 appearances, easily identifiable by the electric blue Under-Armorish longsleeve under this maize shirt. As far as I'm aware, this represents a career day for Brady. Even my girlfriend is now able to spot him in a crowd shot. But on a day like this, some clouds need to be found in the silver linings. Legitimate questions, I believe, need to be asked. Hard questions to ask about an icon, but that's what I do. I ask the tough questions others won't, like "Grape Nuts, WTF?"
1. To what extent is LB's performance simply the product of playing Minnesota? Should we take today with a grain of salt, and reserve judgment on what kind of a season he's having until we play Sparty and the tougher opponents?
2. We've had five games at home. LB cemented himself in MGoBlog lore after stealing a long solo shot (looking sad) during the McGloin Rampage at Happy Valley last year. So, queston the second: do we need to see LB step up his performance on the road this year?
3. Question the third: is overexposure bad for a celebrity like LB? Great numbers today, but I admit, after about the 4-5th shot, I stopped saying "it's Lloyd Brady! Drink!" and let the girlfriend take over. She stopped after about 4 more sightings. After that, I started saying, "hey, I think that tall dude is Facepalm Guy! Drink!"
Kept getting confused watching other BIG games today when announcers said "Denard" and it was not UM out there. Turns out we will see Darqueze Dennard for MSU in two weeks, then Alphonzo Dennard for Nebraska in November. Heads up!
Loved how Herbie called Wisco out for their weak OOC schedule at the end of their game tonite, synching with board posts here earlier this week.
MSU always seems to somehow schedule their bye week before the Michigan game, eh?
There are a lot of pictures this week because of the blowout. A lot of guys played that wouldn't normally be on the field so I tried to include them. Hope you all enjoy! Go Blue!!
Photo #5 from today's Battle for the Little Brown Jug: http://www.mgoblue.com/view.gal?id=102557
#20 TCU loses
#16 South Florida crushed by Pitt
#15 Baylor loses
#14 Texas A&M picks up second loss
#10 South Carolina loses
1 of #11 VT vs #13 Clemson loses
possible (likely) #12 Florida loses to #3 Alabama
edit: also one of #7 Wisconsin vs #8 Nebraska
I think for sure we jump South Florida, Baylor, Texas A&M and end up in the #15 range. I also think we probably should be considered one of the top 15 teams. If Nebraska loses bad, we could jump them as well.