Friday night Thread for the Spreading of Holiday Cheer and Detailing of Consumption of Delicious Alcoholic Beverages
And what is everyone having as we head into the Christmas weekend? I'm getting an earlyish Sam Adams "White Christmas" in and will probably switch later to a half-glass of Sailor Jerry's (can't get too crazy since it's an early start tomorrow on the road to Atlanta for Christmas), all the while enjoying the simple idea of being inside with Christmas music queued up on the stereo with snow on the ground and a breezy wind outside. Beautiful evening.
Illinois: Us with NW second
Iowa: Minny with Wiskey second
Indiana: Purdue only
moo u: Us only
Minny: Wisky with Iowa a distant second
Nebraska: Very strange answers. Many said "None" however I got the feeling the old timers went for Oklahoma and the young guys said Iowa. I know it was posted on this thread that Neb/iowa will never be a rivalry game. Time does funny things to people. So for the sake of arguement it was: Oklahoma then Iowa/None for second.
Northwestern: Some strange answers here as well. Many of the old timers say us. They spoke of acedemics as well as athletics. The younger guys said us or Illinois. Overall I call it a tie.
Notre Dame: Us and USC were tied.
Ohio: Us only
Penn State: Ohio first, Us second.
Purdue: Notre Dame only. Maybe a little brother complex??
Wisconsin: Us with Minny a distant second.
So we have the most B1G teams that call us rivals. Im not sure that is good or bad.
Last year there was some discussion regarding Illinois and how they said that we were their (Illinois) biggest rivals. That was a surprise to some on this board, including me.
Earlier this year, my company hired a new VP. On his first day, he was walking around the office, introducing himself to the staff. He came to my shrine (errr, I mean cubicle). The first thing he said after we exchanged pleasantries was "Im a Wisconsin Badger. We hate Michigan" We laughed a little and he said that we are Wisconsin's major rival. I was surprised again.
So that had me thinking of other Big Ten schools. Who is each school's rival? Then I formulated a plan to find out the answer. I put the question below on a blog of every Big Ten member this spring/summer. Here is the question:
"I am a Graduate Engineering student of a Big Ten School. I am asking blog members of each Big Ten school who their #1 rival is. Please answer only if you have a relationship with your school (student, alumni, season ticket holder, family member is a student, employee, staff, contractor etc). Please do not answer if you are a casual fan of the school."
As you can see, I did not include the criteria of "rival". It could be football, basketball, softball, academics or other. I left it open to interpretation. I also posted on an ND board as well. I did this before Rutgers and Maryland joined but I will hit them up as well.
So just for fun can anyone guess what the answers are? I will post the answers in an Edit of the OP in a few days.
From Hammer and Rails:
5-6 am - "Morning ACL Rehab" - Maryland and Purdue combine to start your day with your morning workout to recover from your latest ACL surgery
6-7 am - "The Dating Game" - Jim Delaney tries once again to woo Notre Dame into the conference
7-8 am - "Good Morning, Champaign!" - The student-run morning show live from the University of Illinois.
8-9 am - "The Wal-Mart Wolverine Hour" - Self- Explanatory!
Ed-S: not polite to c&p the whole thing.
Knew a lot of you out there play sports and thus a few things on here might help. However, I did feel the need to post this because of reason #4: Wearing Red. Studies show whomever is wearing red in a sporting event is more likely to win. Looking at the college and pro landscape of sports, do you find this to be true?
I know this is extremely off-topic, but I know the MGoCommunity is a fair and kind one and is always willing to help...
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