I'm really torn and conflicted about this whole Delaware State thing. It's getting pretty emo. I need to like, go stand in the rain and get my eyeblack all smeared and ponder why any of it matters or something. But anyway:
I don't have BTN and I was pretty focused on Texas/Oklahoma, so the first update on the DSU game I got was 21-0, first quarter, and then barely five minutes later, 28-0, first quarter. And I have to say I was embarrassed. I get what Brian says and wholeheartedly agree: the NCAA shouldn't be letting teams play games like that. But should we take advantage? Competitively speaking, there's just no reason that game should ever have been played. Delaware State didn't belong on the same field and everyone knew it. We might as well have played Pioneer. I always hated Nebraska and Florida for running up the score on patsies they had no business playing, and in my e-blog last year I castigated Florida State for scheduling Western Carolina AND Chattanooga - two really crappy I-AA teams - so that the effects of the suspensions that resulted from their academic shenanigans would be mitigated. I hate the whole idea of playing I-AA teams - the only thing that makes it excusable in my book is if they're instate teams, and we have none of those. Couldn't we at least have shelled out an extra couple hundred grand (it's like, the income from a fraction of the stadium on one game day) and brought in some crappy Sun Belt team that we'd have to take seriously for at least a half?
On the other hand, it was actually really awesome to empty the bench. Seeing the Coner in there getting a chance to play and be rewarded for his work was kinda heartwarming, not to get too maudlin about it. I was really happy for the guy watching the highlights of his throws to Reyes - another guy who it was great to see get a chance to play on the field at Michigan Stadium. Same goes for the other guys, the scout-teamers like Cox. Maybe we ought to schedule a baby seal once every so often for the purposes of clubbing it and giving the scrubs a chance to hold the club for once? It would suck to work hard for four years and never get the chance to play in front of 105,000.
I dunno. I'm interested for once in being told by the masses what I should think about this.