|2 years 50 weeks ago||Reason||
Wisconsin has a very impressive set of non-conference wins
|3 years 15 weeks ago||thank you!||
|3 years 16 weeks ago||argh||
this happened to me last year too. The BTN website is so confusing
|3 years 23 weeks ago||blech||
I felt sick more than once watching this game.
-Gardner played like he was hungover
-Hardly any pressure on Akron's QB
-the Akron QB did have several really good long throws.
-sucky special teams play (kicks in particular)
|3 years 25 weeks ago||unbundling or 2nd option?||
I think the more likely scenario than unbundling is that some cable company decides to be the cable-company-for-people-who-don't-watch-sports and offers everything but sports for a much lower cost. It would be really interesting to the extent to which something like that caught on (or not).
|5 years 5 weeks ago||watched||
I watched most of this game and it was a good one. Kinda chippy too. The Lakers coach got a T for arguing with the refs about Blake Griffin pushing Morris when he was up on the rim during a dead ball right after a whistle. And then later on Morris got a T when there was a scrum on the floor and he went over to help a teammate up. Morris afterward: it was like Michigan Ohio State out there man! Crazy! (not sure the southland really appreciated the reference....)
Just as interesting as the stat-line was the defense he played on Paul, who tore the place up. Morris played with lots of energy but Paul was really good.
Morris also had a couple assists that were terrific: a pass to Gasol in heavy traffic for a lay-in and a lob for a dunk too.
|5 years 11 weeks ago||yup||
If OKst does pass Bama (and I really hope they do) then I think what you wrote here is spot on. I hope it works out this way too. should be a good game.
|5 years 12 weeks ago||interesting||
I think it will be interesting to see what happens to PSU with respect to bowl games. Apart from the Sandusky mess they were kind of iffy on the field all year. Their best win was ... on the road against that school from Ohio? or maybe Iowa?
Dang, I think I'll have to revise my prediction downward for them. They had a pretty awful finish to the year.
|5 years 12 weeks ago||fitting||
It would be fitting since Nebraska pasted Sparty. You never know sometimes with these bowls what they're going to do.
|5 years 12 weeks ago||if only||
According to Wikipedia (not sure that's the best place to look):The Capital One, Outback, and Gator Bowls can select any eligible team except a team that has two fewer wins or two more losses than another eligible team. The Insight, TicketCity, Texas and Little Caesar's Pizza Bowls have no such restrictions, However, the bowls cannot select a 6–6 team if a 7–5 or better team is not selected by a Big Ten-affiliated bowl.
Because there are probably going to be 5 Big Ten teams at 7-5 or 6-6 it will be a free-for-all. Ohio will probably get selected above a team like Purdue or maybe even Iowa.
Rose Bowl: Wisconsin
BCS Bowl: Michigan
Capital One: Sparty
Gator: Penn State
Texas/Caesars: who cares
|5 years 12 weeks ago||true||
Yeah I think you're right. It would help our strength of schedule in the computers and give Stanford the same number of losses as us.
|5 years 19 weeks ago||Win division||
I think if we win our division we could very well end up at the Rose Bowl. Winning the conference championship game would obviously put us there.But losing to an undefeated WI team might put them in the BCs champ game. Big "if's" though, since winning the division won't be easy.
|5 years 19 weeks ago||torn||
my head is ripping my heart out of my chest in this OSU vs. Neb game. I know it helps us for Neb to lose, but rooting for OSU? I. Just. Can't. Do. It.
|5 years 20 weeks ago||Smith||
tOSU is probably waiting till after the NCAA report finally comes out to fire Smith. He's gonna be their next fall guy. ...following Tressel & Pryor.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||Hey Heiko||
What's Michigan's fear factor? 6.5?
|5 years 21 weeks ago||Yup||
This is how I feel too. Start NE out humble as they get into the B1G.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||Guh||
The point of cheering is not to affect the game (unless of course you are actually at the game). The point of cheering is to enjoy the game for yourself and your friends. So I go with my gut and my gut really hates schools to the south
|5 years 21 weeks ago||irrelevant||
Whether or not I root for these teams you are suggesting isn't going to change the outcome of the game. I'm going with my gut. It's only sports.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||other people||
The University of Oklahoma is sitting on the couch drunk and pissed off at the TV (LHN) after her loaded prince charming date from the west coast stood her up and she's stuck with that Big 12 commisioner she just puked on but has to get back together with now.
Does OU win the TWIS sweepstakes next week?
It's so hilarious that Utah and Colorado get into the Pac-12 and OK and TX don't
|5 years 22 weeks ago||good stuff||
This is a really interesting blog post and does indicate where the B1G ought to expand if it so chooses. I'm not crazy about expansion, but I think that's where this thing is gonna end up. Some of the data seems fishy but I don't think there's any way around that in a survey like this that simply uses available data/techniques.
If expansion to 16 had to happen would hope it was Missouri, Kansas, Notre Dame, and then I don't really care about #4. Judging from Silver's blog post, though, the B1G ought to add Rutgers and then send Notre Dame out there to play in New York, since they have the largest sheer numbers of fans in NYC than anywhere else.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||nom nom nom||
the taste of OSU misery is delicious. it was pretty wierd to root for Miami and i don't expect that to happen again. Their schedule in Oct is pretty tough - maybe a losing season?
|5 years 22 weeks ago||ND||
It's my understanding that Notre Dame won't give up its football independence unless there is no place for its other sports to play and the new conference demands that ND bring football with it.. So if the Big East implodes then the B1G makes sense for ND, though who knows... strange things are happening and stranger things are gonna happen before this is over.
|5 years 23 weeks ago||exploding heads||
The exploding head meme is just too good to let go.
|5 years 23 weeks ago||MSU for me right now||
Watching ND in misery and Lou Holtz apopleptic and Brian Kelly's head possibly exploding is just too fun. Let's keep it up for one more week and root for Sparty to lose to CMU the week after.
I also hope MSU beats the Ohio school to the south the week on week #5 so that the Ohio school to the south can gnash its teeth about its 5-game suspensions and all that might have been.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||if you don't like the announcers||
b. turn on the radio guys. they rock. they were pretty well synced with my feed.
|5 years 25 weeks ago||tv links||
ESPN3 works great for me here in the states and far away from the midwest blackout region for Michigan.
I also use http://chanfeed.com/ (adhte new site) and http://www.soccertvlive.net/ which has worked quite well lately.
|5 years 47 weeks ago||cash cow||
Fiesta bowl officials treating the bowl game like a cash cow for their own personal pleasures. Parties, Politics, strip clubs and flowers? You sort of know that big money can cause big problems but this situation is epic in its depravity.
The most ridiculous statement from Junker, the Fiesta Bowl CEO is surely this one about his $1000 visit to a strip club: We are in the business where big strong athletes are known to attend these types of establishments. It was important for us to visit, and we certainly conducted business.
|5 years 49 weeks ago||GO BLUE||
UM played smart & tough and took it to those silly Tennessee hooligans.
|5 years 49 weeks ago||pointless crackdown||
no matter how much they try to stop this, the government is playing whack-a-mole. the internet is too wide open to crack down on every streaming site and it's really not that hard to find streams if you're determined. In fact, I've discovered in the last year that it's getting easier to find streams and that the streams are getting better.
The best solution for broadcasters is to do their own stream. I think most of us wouldn't mind paying for reliable streams. Props to CBS for figuring this out.
|6 years 8 weeks ago||Fail||
Sugar Bowl officials: postponing the suspensions to "preserve the integrity of the game" = fail
|6 years 8 weeks ago||Nothing wrong with staying||
A free education from Stanford is no small thing. And, personally, I wouldn't trade my College years for nothin.
|6 years 9 weeks ago||not too unusual||
It's not that unusual to have "property rights" restricted in some ways. Lots of people buy houses in neighborhoods where the home-owners association requires all sorts of things that many of us find ridiculous. So those of us who don't like those rules choose not to buy a house there. Those who do are supposed to live by the rules, even if they seem stupid.
|6 years 9 weeks ago||in my view||
The problem with this whole situation is the sense of entitlement endemic in American culture. If you think you're a gift to football and your university then maybe you start selling your swag. If you're grateful for the opportunity to play and get a free education while you're at it then this isn't even something you'd consider.
And who the heck sells their "sportsman" award. this = entitlement.
|6 years 9 weeks ago||my fav comment on a OSU blog||
They should have had their dad's sell the stuff.
|6 years 9 weeks ago||the part where I'm laughing||
is that Pryor sold his sportsmanship award. what a poser
|6 years 9 weeks ago||yeah you know||
'cuz getting a free college education in Ohio isn't worth spit
|6 years 9 weeks ago||half-true||
could be he "paid" for them with his illegal money from selling his sportsmanship award. this isn't as bad as the Cam Newton deal, but's way more ridiculous.
|6 years 9 weeks ago||pryor||
maybe he was a good kid in High School, but look what playing for that school down south has done to him.
|6 years 9 weeks ago||'cuz||
the sugar bowl said "no way!" is my guess
|6 years 9 weeks ago||at MIami & MSU will be tough||
there's also the possibility of an App-State-type spectacle. I guess that's what we are all hoping for.
|6 years 9 weeks ago||rust||
Yeah it's no joke making your first start of the season at Nebraska.
|6 years 9 weeks ago||so does this mean:||
So does this mean Brian is gonna have to come out of vacation for comment? Seems like some of these games aren't gonna be too competitive anyways: Games 1-5 are Akron, Toledo, Miami (Fl), Colorado, and Michigan State. It gets a lot harder after that: game #6 is Nebraska
|6 years 10 weeks ago||wish i was there||
I live in Colorado, but bleed blue. It's great to hear the first-hand accounts. I was really glad to have a quality feed from FSN (or something?.. not really sure). Lots of fun to watch, especially when we win so convincingly.
|6 years 14 weeks ago||srsly||
only root for OSU when they're playing an SEC team... and even then...
|6 years 14 weeks ago||next year||
I'm hoping for a better D with guys back from injuries
And srsly we have got to recruit a better kicker.
|6 years 14 weeks ago||yep||
I agree about having more confidence at home.
Let's hope it doesn't rain either.
|6 years 14 weeks ago||hopefully||
Looks like the D came in strong today after a better, exciting showing last week against Illinois. Hope they do the same next week against Wiscy. Judging by the score of the IN / WI game it looks like they have their work cut out for them.
|6 years 14 weeks ago||yeah that's pretty much how this game felt||
But 7-3 with two to go? I'll take it!
Let's play loose (though not with the ball) and score some upsets now!
|6 years 15 weeks ago||not a fun thought, however||
If Sparty goes to the Rose Bowl they will deserve it. They had themselves a good season.
Me, all I care about is getting wins & watching the Denard show come Bowl Season.
|6 years 15 weeks ago||first things first||
It's so tantalizing to think about upsetting Wiscy or OSU but if we don't beat Purdue there's a lot of pressure back on, I think.
Purdue is beatable and UM seems super-fired up right now, so I am as hopeful as anybody, but I agree with this post that the possibilities of playing spoiler (and getting to a better bowl game) are splendid.
|6 years 15 weeks ago||i hate the bcs||
the BCS always seems to royally screw a team or two every year. Through no fault of it's own an undefeated Boise State is gonna get thrown under the Big East bus. (and if it's not Boise State it's gonna be somebody because the Big East and ACC are not good this year)
|6 years 15 weeks ago||exciting stuff||
The first UM game I went to was against Illinois back in like 1988. I remember that they won, that Leroy Hoard was awesome, and that I was hooked for life.
Still hooked. This wasn't the best UM game I've seen but I was so so happy. It really means a lot for this season. NOW BEAT PURDUE! and then we can talk about pulling some upsets.
|6 years 20 weeks ago||one thing||
All I have to say is that it's a good thing our defense doesn't have to play our offense in a real game. It must be ugly in practice.
|6 years 20 weeks ago||common opponent||
Seems to me like it's gonna be close, seeing as UM & MSU both played ND in really close games. And since it's so close, I'm going with UM, since they have home-field advantage.
And somehow MSU's more balanced team doesn't frighten me as much as Indiana's passing game did.
|6 years 20 weeks ago||strange to say||
I think, contrary to the usual proverb: our offense will keep us in the game. So that even if we're down it's still going to be possible for us to put up points. Doesn't mean we're gonna win the games... but I think we'll play a lot of close games.
The next 2-3 games really are huge as far as showing what this team's got.
Like others, when I'm feeling optimistic I go with 9-3. Pessimistic: 7-5.
What would 10-2 do to y'all if that actually happened?
|6 years 20 weeks ago||winning||
yeah it seems tough to win without a good record. you kinda want to be leading your team to some sort of bowl game. Yet, Denard has been at his best when the game is on the line and we HAVE to get a TD (and i say TD instead of "score" for obvious reasons...)
|6 years 20 weeks ago||I doubt it||
Boise State wouldn't add much of a TV market
And the time zone change would suck
|6 years 20 weeks ago||this game||
This game was weird to watch because the strengths of these teams are really strong and the weaknesses are really weak. I mean how bizarre is it for the D to be out there for over 40 minutes and still win by 7 without any of the TD's coming from the D or special teams (since that's how you usually run up quick-strike scores)?
I think the next 2 games are going to tell us ALOT more about this Michigan team than any of the games we've played so far.
|6 years 20 weeks ago||beatable||
Psu looks worse every week. I'm sure or D will be happy to make it interesting, but I don't think they're gonna fare well in a shoot-out, if it comes to that.
|6 years 20 weeks ago||hilarious||
HA! I remember that. pure comedy. the look on his face...
|6 years 20 weeks ago||where's the scoring||
After watching Michigan play Indiana (& MSU Wisconsin highlights) it's kind of weird to see Iowa and PSU fail to score much.
|6 years 20 weeks ago||if nothing else||
Penn State looks beatable. Denard will do his thing. The D has less to worry about than usual since PSU's Qb is not that good.
|6 years 20 weeks ago||crazy||
touchdowns rule. you're over-thinking this way too much.
|6 years 20 weeks ago||seasonal||
Have you tried the Hoptober? it's really tasty.
|6 years 20 weeks ago||New Belgium||
Fat Tire - nice & fresh, brewed right here in town.
|6 years 21 weeks ago||I'm looking for a fast start||
I think IU is gonna be somewhat vulnerable early in the game because the "quality" and "game speed" of their opponents so far is so awful. They haven't seen anything like Denard or Martin so far this year.
But maybe they will start to catch up later? hopefully we'll be ahead by enough that it's irrelevant.
|6 years 21 weeks ago||yeah i watched that highlight reel just to see him do that again||
|6 years 21 weeks ago||Indiana next week||
It's gonna take a miracle next week to hold Indiana under 35 points.
|6 years 22 weeks ago||woodson||
as glorious as the Woodson segment is, it's kind of painful to compare it to the curruent secondary. Is he allowed to recruit...?