"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 year 37 weeks ago||Reason||
Wisconsin has a very impressive set of non-conference wins
|2 years 3 weeks ago||thank you!||
|2 years 4 weeks ago||argh||
this happened to me last year too. The BTN website is so confusing
|2 years 10 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)
|2 years 13 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).
|3 years 45 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.
|3 years 51 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.
|4 years 1 day 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.
|4 years 1 day ago||fitting||
It would be fitting since Nebraska pasted Sparty. You never know sometimes with these bowls what they're going to do.
|4 years 1 day 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
|4 years 1 day 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.
|4 years 7 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.
|4 years 7 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.
|4 years 7 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.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Hey Heiko||
What's Michigan's fear factor? 6.5?
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Yup||
This is how I feel too. Start NE out humble as they get into the B1G.
|4 years 9 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
|4 years 9 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.
|4 years 9 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
|4 years 9 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.
|4 years 10 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?
|4 years 10 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.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||exploding heads||
The exploding head meme is just too good to let go.
|4 years 11 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.
|4 years 12 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.
|4 years 12 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.
|4 years 34 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.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||GO BLUE||
UM played smart & tough and took it to those silly Tennessee hooligans.
|4 years 36 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.
|4 years 47 weeks ago||Fail||
Sugar Bowl officials: postponing the suspensions to "preserve the integrity of the game" = fail