to play football, not to play trumpet
Good to see Wile get some national pub. He's the leader for kickoffs and it looks like he might be filling in for Hagerup and kicking long field goals. Good luck to whoever gets the job.
The calm before the storm is upon us. September 1st is opening night and I thought I would look to see if there was a non body bag game I could watch and not have my wife give me the look of "You’re a sad, sad man for watching MAC football". So here's Thursday/Friday's schedule and I'm still going to watch the B1G and hope the Penguins can pull one out.
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 1st
6:00 PM ET Murray State at Louisville ESPNU
7:00 PM ET Villanova at Temple (Scott Loeffler OC for Temple)
7:00 PM ET South Carolina State at Central Michigan
7:00 PM ET North Texas at Florida International -13.5
7:00 PM ET New Hampshire at Toledo -8
7:30 PM ET Fordham at Connecticut
7:30 PM ET Western Carolina at Georgia Tech
7:30 PM ET North Carolina Central at Rutgers
8:00 PM ET UNLV at No. 11 Wisconsin -35 ESPN
8:00 PM ET No. 20 Mississippi State at Memphis +27
8:00 PM ET Wake Forest at Syracuse -7
8:00 PM ET Montana State at Utah
9:00 PM ET Bowling Green at Idaho
9:15 PM ET Kentucky vs. Western Kentucky* +19 ESPNU
10:00 PM ET UC Davis at Arizona State
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 2ed
7:30 PM ET Youngstown State At No.17 Michigan State BTN
8:00 PM ET No.14 TCU at Baylor +6 ESPN (non body bag game?)
I Couldn't find lines on some but I look forward to see how R. Wilson hands the ball off and MD paying tribute to YSU/JT "Tragic Hero" game.
So on ESPN's First Take Skip Bayless picked Michigan as the 5th best team in the Big Ten. His top four teams were Nebraska, Wisconsin, OSU, and MSU.
So when I was making a smart-ass comment on the Chris Wormley thread below, I got to thinking it might be a good use of our creative energy (or at least a moderately enteraining way to kill some mid-August time) to create a montage of Fred Jackson-esqeue priase quotes. You know, make up some ridiculous comments about player X, comparing him to players Y and Z from the past. I'll get us started with the comment that I was typing when I had this moment of clarity:
I heard Chris Wormley is like a cross between a more powerful Ndamukong Suh and a quicker Jevon Kearse. /fredjackson'd (/fredjackson'd stolen from dennisblundon)
A bonus entry:
Drew Dileo is really looking good out there. He actually reminds me a lot of a young Wes Welker, except with better route running ability and a little bit more grit. /fredjackson'd