in re: is GRIII on a tear
From 11Warriors.com, their online poll of the Buckeye faithful, asking, "Besides That School Up North (TSUN) [which 11Warriors, in strict violation of The Ohio State University Style Manual, spelled "Michigan"], which college team did you grow up hating the most?"
Answer? Surprising to me, since they hardly ever play:
I've noticed threads popping up about the PSU game and where to stay, where to eat, that sort of thing. Since I live close to there, l'd like to make a few suggestions that may be helpful.
I'm surprised that State College is filled up, or at least that's what some of the threads on here are saying. If that's the case, look at staying in Lock Haven. It's another college town about 30-45 minutes from State College. I don't think they jack the rates up on PSU weekends, so it may be more affordable for those on a student budget.
I have also heard horror stories about the traffic heading west from the stadium. I would recommend taking I-99 East to I-80. It was build basically to get traffic in and out easily and it is a 4-lane interstate that takes you almost to the stadium. It's only about 15 minutes to I-80 and should be a less stressful ride. If you choose to stay in Lock Haven, you will be travelling in on I-99 anyway.
I'm not 100% certain what remains in State College for restaurants. The chains have come in and gobbled up lots of the local eateries. I would recommend The Corner Room or The Diner for basic grub. The Creamery ice cream is good but over rated. The grilled sticky buns at The Diner are much better.
My favorite to eat when there is The Deli (such original names!) which is right downtown and a bit more upscale than normal student grub, but it very reasonably priced. And my favorite bar was The Dark Horse which is a small place on the main strip in the basement of a building. The Dark Horse had great wings and beer batter fries with bacon and cheese (Yum!)
These are only my recommendations and may/may not be helpful to you. I hope to score tix and be there with my son to support Michigan stomping on the hopes and dreams of PSU faithful.
The Michigan Safety-Hating-God strikes again. It has stricken Marlin Jackson, newly signed to play safety for the Philadelphia Eagles, with a serious leg injury for which he had to be carted off the field during practice.
This was reported on ESPN recently. Seems he is cursed as he has ended his last 2 seasons with leg/knee injuries.
I did a post at the JCB today where I refute some of the notion that Northwestern is just a lucky team, while previewing them a bit for the upcoming season.
Not to be a spoiler, but I project an 9-3 record, 5-3 in Big 10 play.
I see wins over at Vandy, Illinois State, at Rice, Central Michigan, at Minnesota, at Indiana, Purdue, Michigan State and Illinois.
Losses at Penn State, at Wisconsin and at Iowa.
Another good bowl game for Fitz and his Cats.
(whoops. forgot a game. at vandy. included it as a win, adjusted accordingly.....although it would only be the second time in 40 years where NW has won all their OOC games. 8 wins for sure, but 9 is a strong possibility for the regular season)
As a Pats fan living in New England, I had lost track of him -- I'm ashamed to admit I assumed he must have been let go. As the article suggests, there's definitely room for him to play if he can stay healthy.
PS (in advance of the inevitable comments): I don't care if you think Crable cost Michigan the 2006 OSU game. It was a bad call -- get over it.
rivals 100 is up
Kris frost 27th
Dee hart 34th
Hayes is 75th
Andre Yruretagoyena 81st
Depriest is 93rd (i was surprised he was so low)