"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
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|1 week 1 day ago||We ain't come to play grammar||
We ain't come to play grammar
|1 week 3 days ago||Jumped the shark bowl?||
Jumped the shark bowl?
|1 week 3 days ago||How about the "when we joined||
How about the "when we joined they dropped the whole 'legends' and 'leaders' thing game" brought to you by Summer's Eve?
|1 week 3 days ago||The "so let me get this||
The "so let me get this straight, we had enough teams at 12 to have divisions and a championship game, 4 of those 12 schools were among the 6 winningest teams in the history of FBS, the conference was already known for massive fan/alumni bases and generated enormous revenue for its members without need to prop up struggling/broke schools who don't add anything to the level of competition, but hey at least they'll provide short term revenue in terms of TV contracts even though the whole pay for TV model is doomed to die the same slow death as newspapers and CD sales after the explosion of MP3 bowl" sponsored by Comcast and Rotel. Not catchy enough? I'll have to ask my friend Dave for some branding tips and get back to you.
|1 week 3 days ago||Serious question since||
Serious question since languages don't always have a direct apples to apples correlation when interpreted. Are "snake" and "enemy" words that have primarily negative connotations in the Ojibwe language? In some cultures, for example, snakes are revered. Similarly with "enemy", I think to some the word could carry an indication of a worthy adversary (like the complex relationship between Bo and Woody). I don't have a dog in this fight and for all I care, they could be the Fighting North Dakotans of North Dakota. Just interested by the point you raised about the word "Sioux"
|2 weeks 6 hours ago||Thought the same thing last||
Thought the same thing last night. When IU scored their last TD in regulation I said to my wife "good, now we've got time to score ourselves."
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Perhaps if you'd called them||
Perhaps if you'd called them by their more familiar name (OSU grad credit in a box), more people would understand
|3 weeks 15 hours ago||If karma was intentionally||
If karma was intentionally deceptive it could
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||Is he implying the officials||
Is he implying the officials demonstrated poor judgment on par with shooting yourself in the leg?
|3 weeks 2 days ago||6-7 nights||
A beer with dinner probably 5 nights/week and usually a nightcap that consists of a few cubes of ice swimming in whichever liquor had the fullest bottle. I'd say I average 1.75 alcoholic beverages/day.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Got milk?||
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Candy and nuts||
Went grocery shopping today. Got a big jar of cashews. Had a couple hands full chased down by leftover Milky Ways (not a lot of trick or treaters last night) and dark rum.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Was going to make a joke||
Was going to make a joke about how the part that has Urban Meyer the most upset is that he was driving a car made in Michigan. Then I fact checked and learned the Explorer is assembled in Illinois.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I would love to see the Pats||
I would love to see the Pats win the SB and Brady take MVP. If that happens, Goddell would probably skip/delegate handing out the trophy post game. If for some reason Roger didn't chicken out of that encounter, it would be awesome if Brady would have some witty version of a "wanna check my balls?" comment queued up
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Go for 2 has gotten a lot of||
Go for 2 has gotten a lot of use out of the same post. I've seen it in at least 3 threads. Probably clever in a non-partisan crowd, but a bit reminiscent of an old Red Hot Chili Peppers song (Under the Bridge) on this blog
|5 weeks 6 hours ago||Not the only reduction since||
Not the only reduction since '27. If I recall correctly, during the second most recent renovation (98?), the seating was slightly reduced allowing Tennessee to briefly claim the largest capacity.
|5 weeks 17 hours ago||Best guess, around that time||
Best guess, around that time portable radio technology changed and people didn't have to choose between being in the stadium and hearing the game called by Robert Frost Ufer.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I believe a visor would be||
I believe a visor would be more fitting than a cap
|5 weeks 2 days ago||That would be a fun list to||
That would be a fun list to compile. Non-B1G schools with more B1G wins than current members.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I believe you meant to say||
I believe you meant to say indoctrination, not brainwashing.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Only problem is Harbaugh||
Only problem is Harbaugh doesn't sleep
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I think this speaks in part||
I think this speaks in part to the Hackett factor (or at least the not-Brandon factor). In one of the BLL excerpts published here, I seem to recall Bacon talked about one of the Associate ADs (ultimately run off by Brandon's regime) getting Webber in front of the press quickly after the time out call. This was contrasted against the Morris debacle last year and the lasting lesson was never to let a one day story turn into more than a day.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Few things better than the||
Few things better than the pride in seeing my 22 month old daughter sing "Hail!" And throw up the right fist when I sing "The Victors" to her at bedtime. All 3 verses of "The Yellow and Blue" have made the regular bedtime rotation for my kids as well. I might be nuts, but I'm in good company
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Some say the glass is half||
Some say the glass is half full. Others, half empty. You apparently assume it contains poison either way. I'm nervous too, but man, the only thing missing from your analysis is that after the game your doctor will call with bad news, your wife will leave you, and your dog will run away.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||It's just a flesh wound.||
It's just a flesh wound. They've had worse
|6 weeks 4 days ago||They'll probably get lazy and||
They'll probably get lazy and call Drew Sharp or Dave Brandon.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Our Spartan friends would||
Our Spartan friends would remind you that Michigan's SOS is deceptively inflated. BYU was equal parts exhausted/lucky/overrated when we played them. NU had a strong resume on paper only, but the eyeball test said they were destined to fall to a mediocre opponent. The one team we played with a pulse beat us soundly. In fact, the only reason Utah was able to roll the ducks by 6 TDs was because Oregon was so demoralized by their beating at the hands of MSU. Please stop disrespecting them so much.
|7 weeks 18 hours ago||I hope to look back a week||
I hope to look back a week from now able to describe this scene as an analogy for our season. In that analogy we hopefully have Mr. Wolf as Harbaugh reminding the team to stay focused, and MSU as Marvin, having been grotesquely splattered all over our place.
|7 weeks 22 hours ago||Although it might be for the||
Although it might be for the greater good of our nation, I have to be selfish and keep them in Ann Arbor (though they proved last week they can really own the DC area). I'm not opposed to them going to the White House as guests for winning a national championship, though.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Oh, and also Rogue Dead Guy||
Oh, and also Rogue Dead Guy Ale w/ dinner and Jim Beam since the kids went to bed