College Gameday to be at Evanston
You got me stoked for Evansville, IN. You mean Evanston, IL.
Now, I know it's time for me to cut myself off from booze
Shit happens, man. Cheers to the weekend. Go blue!
Havn't seen Northwestern play this year. Do they got a shot to take down the buckeyes?
They're no joke. Should be a shootout.
Much better offense than Wisky's offense, and a not too shabby defense... Really Urban's toughest challenge to this point (other than us obviously). Plus, Ohio's first game away from the toilet seat... One that should be interesting till the finish.
Second. Cal 3 weeks ago
Thanks for the catch... Hopefully it won't be a 50-50 between NW fans and OSU fans like it was with Cal a couple weeks ago
They're down against Oregon 55-10 at 3rd quarter.
because Cal is the toughest so far.
It's referring to distribution of fans in attendance (50 percent Cal, 50 percent Ohio).
I was there, it was easily more like 60/40 OSU fans over Cal. Shameful really, OSU dominated on the field and off the field - OSU fans were way louder, organized chants and what not. Hell the Cal fans were even in envy of the OSU band.
Cal is a poor football program at the moment I'd be suprised if they won 4 games this year.
Michigan game in Evanston.
I have a friend who's an OSU grad (yes, that actually happens IRL) who attended the game @ Cal.
He said it was practically a home game: loud Buckeye crowd was at least 40% of the stadium.
Actually no, they don't have a chance to win against Ohio.
Their fans will get a chance to host gameday in Evanston.
Kinda want Ohio just so UM's chances of winning their division increase.
Shouldn't matter much. If Northwester beats us we won't win the division anyway. If we beat them it probably means we figured our shit out and should handle the rest of the division as well. I want Ohio to lose all their games. I'm so sick of hearing about them.
Watching Urban Meyer talk after the game, knowing he's still undefeated, was painful.
As much as I would love for Michigan to hand Urban his first two losses this season and make him 1-2 against Michigan as an Ohio coach, I just want to see Ohio lose after going 12-* last year.
It is a tough call. While we want to win the division, we also don't want to have to play Ohio twice.
And this is why we should never have been in the same division as Ohio. It sucks to have to choose between rooting in your best interest and rooting against your biggest rival. Happy they fixed this after this year.
I am going to root for what is in Michigan's beat interest and root for a northwestern loss. Guh.
Have to root for ohio to beat the rawrcats. we could use the half game a NW loss would provide.
I'm confident that we can beat NW when the time comes. I'm less confident that we can beat Ohio two weeks in a row, so I'd much rather have NW beat them and have Wisconsin win their division.
wait...is that a thing? If so...
Purple Rain? Or Prince Out?
The prospect of a "Purple Rain" in Evanston would make GameDay interesting to say the least. I wonder then if the Ohio State band would wear their special "Raspberry Beret" in kind.
/shows self out
"Paint The Town Purple!!!"
Not very intimidating but that is what they call it.
Is it a purple or a puuurrrppple?
What is Light Urple?
Knows a thing or two about purple.
I know it wasn't on campus, but they had Gameday also when they played at Wrigley.
It's so cute watching Evanston turn into a completely clueless football town.
They came here to play school, not football!
Does anyone at Northwestern know that their school has a football team?
I nominate you.
Football has been a very big deal to NU students since at least 2000 when NU beat M 54-51.
Remember the school is only roughly 7,500 students and due to trimester scheduling the first 2-3 home games are played before the students are back in class.
My first NU game as a student was the Big Ten opener. That year they played all 4 non-con games before the dorms even opened.
Once the kids are on campus though, nearly the entire school shows up for games and it's barely a 1/3 of M's student section.
Trimester scheduling is crazy. You guys need to get on the semester format like the other 95% of schools.
Actually, the quarter system is pretty great. Don't knock it until you try it.
NW students are in complete support of the football team. The Atheltic Administration are finally supporting the team, and the alums are starting to come around. If he can stay at NW and keep winning, it won't be long before they see a consistent attendance for NW fans instead of playing at nearly empty stadium or stadium that has half of the visiting team fans.
I just bought my husband surprise tickets for his 50th birthday to go with my son. I can't wait for him to open the envelope - he wouldn't do this for himself in a million years, and he grew up a NW fan. Plus, he now hates Ohio State - a prerequisite for marrying me. I'm going to get them some purple gear to wear - those NW students need all the help they can get.
"Let's Tailgate" on Central street a couple blocks west of the stadium. Very nice couple owns it and they have been huge supporters of NU athletics for at least 25 years.
Very cool you grabbed those tickets. How did "Purple Pricing" work for you?
They aren't beating Ohio. Must be an awfully thin schdule of good games.
NW probably won't win, but I don't understand everyone panicking about Ohio. I've only been able to watch them a couple times this year, but it's not like they're some unbeatable juggernaut. Their defense is terrible
They looked very beatable last night. It will take mistake-free football to beat them, and I'm not sure we have that in us. That being said, this new "Meyer is going to dominate forever" attitude that is starting to come out here is really annoying. We're 0-1 against him at OSU and we lost a close game at the Shoe. Let's relax.
Massey opened at 52/48, just a slight OSU lean.
I expect this to be a very high scoring and exicting game. Both teams have top notch offenses and less dominant defenses. Lets see some points!
So much for the Wildcats sneaking up on ohio. Oh well, maybe they can just flat out beat them.