"Northwestern fans can be both heartened and disheartened by the loss to Minnesota just like how nineteenth-century resurrectionists were heartened when they pried a heart from a freshly-buried corpse and then disheartened it when they sold it to a disreputable anatomist."
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|1 week 7 hours ago||I'm befuddled by the number||
I'm befuddled by the number of people on this board with no sense of humor. I really shouldn't be.
|1 week 3 days ago||I agree that the endowment||
I agree that the endowments for the coach/AD/OC are stupid. But the money is in the bank. Not so easy to just drop it.
|1 week 4 days ago||Kelly was head coach at New||
Kelly was head coach at New Hampshire before going to Oregon.
|1 week 4 days ago||I can't see why anyone would||
I can't see why anyone would choose to do it this season, but each of the last three times we've played at Michigan State, tickets have been released the night before through Michigan State's website. I figured this was the same thing, but whoa. I guess both fanbases are completely apathetic about this game.
|1 week 4 days ago||Seriously, I think Bob Stitt||
Seriously, I think Bob Stitt would be a great candidate for OC. It's nearly identical to the situation when Chip Kelly went to Oregon. It makes so much sense that it makes me cry because we'll probably hire a cro-magnon OC.
|1 week 4 days ago||Re: the ability to secure 10||
Re: the ability to secure 10 together from the school. Either people just weren't interested in the game at all, or you have impeccable timing and put your order in right when Penn State returned its unused tickets/Michigan released tickets being held for VIPs/recruits/families that aren't coming.
That said, the surge in trying to compel people to show up has everything to do with fear that the 100k streak is going to fall at the most embarrassing possible time: the night game, which is supposed to be an attraction unto itself.
|1 week 6 days ago||Funny, I took my wife to see||
Funny, I took my wife to see Gone Girl and DVR'd the game. Came home midway through the fourth to find out that my DVR fucked up and recorded only 25 seconds of it some time in the second quarter. Turned out to be an okay Saturday night after all.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||But did Arizona win? Because||
But did Arizona win? Because all of the excuses and analysis doesn't change the score.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||From username: MarkD, East||
From username: MarkD, East Lansing, Mich?
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I guess Utah's QB threw the||
I guess Utah's QB threw the ball in different weather.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Can't speak for the up voting||
Can't speak for the up voting but robocrofts is have a lot of difficulty with the downvotes.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Correct me if I'm wrong, but||
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought the move to the spread (sorry, Indiana Blue, S.H.I.E.L.D.) punt formation was in the Iowa game in response to problems in the earlier games. And they looked like they installed it in the pregame walkthrough and never practiced against live competition.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||If you don't care what Brian||
If you don't care what Brian thinks about football because he never played or coached, why do you read his blog?
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Once ESPN Plus started||
Once ESPN Plus started carrying the crap games regionally in the early 1990s, they've all been on TV somewhere. Last one I recall not being on TV was 1991 at Minnesota, played on a Friday night because of the Twins/Braves World Series. It is possible that there was one since, but it would have been a MACrifice.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||It's not the same crime.||
It's not the same crime. Goodell's crime (probably) is that he seems to have completely underestimated the public's distaste for brutal domestic violence and gave Rice a complete slap on the wrist after, at best, the most cursory of investigations that featured Goodell interviewing the victim in the presence of her attacker. In the face of public scrutiny, the league officials, including Goodell, have offered up versions of what happened that are all over the place. Goodell's official position was that the league officials never received, let alone saw, the tape, which has been proven to be false. So there appears to be either i) a massive case of institutional incompence, or ii) a massive institutional cover-up. Either way, Goodell is in charge.
A couple of years ago, Goodell threw the book at Sean Payton over Bountygate, saying publicly that "ignorance is no excuse." Here, he's using ignorance as an excuse. Goodell needs to go.
P.S. Whether Goodell is the commissioner or not, the NFL will go on and this challenge to his leadership has no bearing on whether you continue to "f@cking love football."
P.S.S. I'll leave this right here:
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I bought mine at Meijer, so||
I bought mine at Meijer, so you probably shouldn't have much difficulty finding it pretty much anywhere.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I don't hate our band at all.||
I don't hate our band at all. I just feel like it's at its worst when it a) tries to do comedy (because it's awful at it and it's embarrassing to make fun of schools that we have beaten once in seven years), and b) dances. It does both way too often.
|6 weeks 14 hours ago||Don't get too excited. He'd||
Don't get too excited. He'd be coaching the Cowboys next year.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Thanks, guys. This was one of||
Thanks, guys. This was one of my favorite annual bits you do and this was a worthy final chapter for the LETHAL BUTT INJECTION section alone.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||It's probably just based on||
It's probably just based on your experience as a fan of one of the schools that you view them to be so different from each other. Both are well funded, big time traditional college football programs with top notch facilities. I think the experience for the recruit/player is likely very similar. Probably the same for ND/PSU.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I love optimism and hope you||
I love optimism and hope you are right. But do yourself a favor and start wearing a cup.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||You must be one of those guys||
You must be one of those guys who gets in bar fights so you can be reminded of how pain feels.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Dammit,posted in the wrong||
Dammit,posted in the wrong thread.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Da Vinci, Picasso, Monet ...||
Da Vinci, Picasso, Monet ... and Red_Lee. A masterpiece.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Shit, now even our marketing||
Shit, now even our marketing game is lacking! #firelochdogg
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Ah, okay. I was thinking it||
Ah, okay. I was thinking it was a player thing for some reason.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Hall of Fame question: Is it||
Hall of Fame question:
Is it limited to players that actually, you know, were measurably great? Or is it open to the gritty player who grittily showed the most grit?
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Fucking hell, are those black||
Fucking hell, are those black arm stripes? So not only uniformz, but late 80s uniformz.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Trust me when I say that the||
Trust me when I say that the NCAA doesn't give a shit about what you, I, the media or anyone else thinks. You can stop patting yourself on the back.
My theory is that this is a quarantine move. The Power 5 have a massive antitrust problem when it comes to football. By separating them from the remaining schools, the NCAA can limit its damage to the past (because the remaining conferences may have TV deals but they aren't nearly as lucrative as the Power 5) and potentially ensure its continued existance no matter of how a court rules (although the NCAA basketball tournament contract is still problematic).
Under this theory, the Power 5 are taking most of the antitrust liability, which they would have the power to rectify economically in a way that doesn't require Sun Belt and MAC schools' approval and wouldn't drive them into massive deficits.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Every year around this time,||
Every year around this time, I see the list of big backers and wonder if Brian and David Callahan ever get pissed at anything I post and shout, "YOUR NAME ISN'T EVEN CALLAHAN, YOU SON OF A B----!"