Where to watch the game....after the game?

Where to watch the game....after the game?

Submitted by tasnyder01 on November 19th, 2010 at 3:30 PM

I won't be able to watch the game until after it is over.  I do not have a DVR.


(and yes, this means I will pull a hiatus on my adiction to this board until after I'm done watching the game.  I don't need it spoiled!)


to make you feel better

Mobile options for tomorrow's game?

Mobile options for tomorrow's game?

Submitted by BlueinDC on November 19th, 2010 at 3:11 PM

Hey, I was wondering if anyone knew of any mobile options to watch tomorrow's game. I'll be at the Penn St.-Indiana game in Landover, Md., and not in front of a TV.

The wisdom of that decision aside, is anyone familiar with mobile options to watch the game? I have a relatively new model BlackBerry Curve, and an iPod Touch. I'd be willing to buy a mobile radio or handheld TV, if that's necessary. Like I said, I'll be in the metro Washington, D.C. area.

Any ideas, beyond hitting refresh on ESPN.com?

10 things I hate about The Wisconsin Badgers

10 things I hate about The Wisconsin Badgers

Submitted by The Shredder on November 19th, 2010 at 3:06 PM

10. Ron Dayne- Sure he holds some NCAA records and could out eat John Candy in a Hot Wings contest but nothing was more frustrating than watching a guard play running back and do it so well. Like God took Barry Sanders feet and pasted them onto Ron Dayne for a sick joke. Oh well... Michigan got the last laugh.

9. That 70s Show- I know it doesn't have much to do with the Badgers besides the show taking place in Wisconsin... I still hate that show. Besides looking at Mila Kunis(Jackie) and watching the bad guy from Robocop it sucked. I never enjoyed Horse Face/Man Voice Donna and all the lame 14 year old pot head humor. I won't even get into the awful "That 80s show" that spawned from it and lasted a week or the fact that Fez.. never mind.

8.Bucky the Badger- I mean he is so top heavy and hooky. He doesn't even have a neck. He does push ups after touchdowns.. How original. He also looks like a furry candy cane. Maybe this is a reach but still...

7.The "W"- It's pure ugly. It's all squashed and....dumb. I mean it barely looks like a "W". Looks like Devil writing with all those points and red.

6.Camp Randall- Whats with naming the stadium after a campground? Sounds like a place my dad took us up north for our crappy family camping trips. Also whats with that Church/warehouse? Looks so out of place. The place is a poor mans Horseshoe in some respects. Jump around isn't that cool either. It was better in Happy Gilmore.

5.The Perverted Band- "This one time in Camp Randall." In 2008 you sick loony pervs were suspended for the Ohio State game. I guess keeping the public safe from a bunch of hazing drunk super sex freaks was in order. Not that the OSU fans would have minded. They love hazing drunk super sex freaks. Next time take your sick little band games to the internet. At least you will make money. Oh and they lost because of you..

4. Orson Welles- Again didn't attend UW that I am aware of but I hate frozen peas.


3. Bo Ryan- Yeah... Alright he has been pretty good but... Boring! When you do the eye ball test on his basketball teams you think they look like the worst team in the Big Ten. A bunch of ugly white dudes who box out and and play defense... oh and take smart shots. How boring winning must be. His poor man's (yes that phrase again) Pat Riley looks awful. Pat would throw hair grease in his eyes for dishonoring his look.

Whats that shit on your face?

2. James Kamoku- You son of a bitch! You think you can put your god damn hands on Steve Breaston and get away with it? DO YOU!? This amateur during a 2006 UM vs UW punt return decided to try and rip Steve's ankle off. It was caught on TV. Karma is a bitch since last I saw you played for some fake football team called the "Wolf Pac". Guess what happened to this dirt ball for his bush league act? NOTHING! That brings me to number...one.

1. Bret Bielema- I know right? Predictable? Yes he's an easy number one. His fat ugly head has made him a pretty big D bag around the league. Last week he nearly killed a man. Alright he didn't but he did smash the poor Indiana people for 83 points for no damn reason. He also ran the score up on the handicapped Gophers. This dude is such a sleeeeze ball. He looks so creepy, like I would see him in the Golden Lion off of US-23 searching for his favorite adult magazine. So in closing he is a smug ugly man who is in favor of no sportsmanship and dirty play... oh and he hates Care Bears.... and I don't like him.

Dumb ESPN article on rivalries

Dumb ESPN article on rivalries

Submitted by Tha Stunna on November 19th, 2010 at 3:03 PM


It ranks the rivalries independent of tradition and history except over the last ten years.  Okay, that's a bit artificial, but as long as that is stated up front, that's fine.

Here are the problems:

10. Louisville-WVU

Any time five years of the rivalry are DNP, it's not a good rivalry.  I don't care that Louisville-WVU was big in '06; it hasn't meant anything since then.

8. Iowa-PSU

This isn't totally terrible, except it has never determined the conference champion since 2002 (and even that is a stretch because it was for the lesser share).  It's also too lopsided to matter.  I honestly think that Michigan-PSU (a mere pseudo-rivalry) would be a better choice.

6. Bama-Auburn

An egregious example of SEC-centric thinking by the football media.  Great, why don't I complain about the free press while I'm at it.

When has this game decided anything in the SEC?  Alabama just hasn't been very good for a significant portion of the decade.  The Iron Bowl is going to be awesome this year, sure, but that's mostly it - '09 was a pretty good game though.


This could be top five, sure, but it's the highest-ranked Big Ten rivalry on the list.  '05, '08, and '09 were great; beyond that, not so much.

2. Red River Shootout

I have mixed feelings about this one; it involves two good teams that are the overlords of their conference, yes.  The only real factor going against it is how the loser often wins the conference championship.  That's kind of a negative against a rivalry.  I guess it deserves its spot.

1. Florida-Alabama

WTF?  They've played FOUR times in the past decade.  The only times both teams were good was in '08 and '09.  Sure, those types of rivalry games for the BCS title game are pretty epic, but this is as bad as saying Red Sox-Yankees is the premier rivalry in baseball.  No long term memory was used here.  Two games with high stakes over ten years does not make for a good rivalry.

NR. Michigan-OSU

Michigan was down over the past two years.  Before that, we only have '07, '06, and '03 where both teams were playing for the championship, and '02, '06, '07 where the game had BCS championship implications.  Even when you throw out tradition and history, The Game has mattered a lot.  Yet, somehow it didn't make this list.


This list seems to be done in the same way that polls are; overweighting recent results while ignoring the big picture.  Very shameful.

On the plus side, Michigan-OSU will probably be #1 as soon as we win a national championship - since recent history is all that matters.  Actually, forget that: Michigan-Nebraska will be the top rivalry, once we've played two times in-conference.

OT - SweaterVest Speech at Halftime Last Saturday

OT - SweaterVest Speech at Halftime Last Saturday

Submitted by True Blue in CO on November 19th, 2010 at 12:24 PM


JT/SweaterVest Halftime speech vs. PSU on 11/13/2010

Sharing this with the MGoBlog community to give insight on what changed last Saturday's game between PSU and tOSU last weekend.


Having spoken to a number of people who were present during the halftime speech of the PSU game, I have a really good feel for how things went down.  JT used language that is NOT JT LIKE and he called some people out in front of the team....definately NOT something he does.  I am going to do my very best to outline what happened at halftime, but posting about it does not do it any justice....you'd really have to hear it from those that were there:
Once the team got into the locker, he politely asked all recruits to step outside for a few minutes.  He asked a student assistant to get a cup of water.  The assistant comes back 30 seconds later with Gatorade.  JT flipped and screamed:  "I've got a room full of football players that are not doing much right, dont tell me I have student assistants not doing things right...GET ME A GLASS OF WATER NOW."  Student assistant comes back 10 seconds later with a cup of water and a face more red than a stop sign.  More on that later.  
JT asked the captains to walk to the center of the room and face a mirror (the locker room is full of mirrors).  Once the captains were standing and facing a mirror, he asked them if the coaching staff did a good enough job preparing the team last week for the game. "Captains, if we failed as a coaching staff, I want to know right here, right now.  C'mon...tell me.  We have 20 minutes to get things fixed, but I need to know."  Silence.  "OK, silence is consent.  So now I ask you this:  look in the mirror and tell me what you see."  Silence.  "OK, maybe I did not make myself clear...that was a QUESTION that requires an ANSWER."  Still silence....finally, Cam said, "coach, I see a guy that is not playing his best football."  JT shot back, "Its November, Cam....its God d*** November!  This isnt the God d*** spring game...ITS NOVEMBER and we are playing at home with the Big Ten Championship in our hands!  Hey B-Rolle, what do you see?"  Rolle:  Coach, we are not doing a good enough job of leading this fooball team right now and I accept full responsibility, sir."  JT:  "B-Rolle, how many Big Ten Championships have you won and how many of those were handed to you?"  I've won 3 and none of them were handed to me, sir."  JT:  "NONE....NOT A GOD D*** ONE OF THEM.  Captains, please sit down with the rest of your teammates."  
Next, JT went on about a 7-8 minute tirade...here are some of the highlights:
"This is NOT Ohio State football right now...this looks like a rag tag operation that's looking to skate by because of what they've done in season's past.  2008 and 2009 are not going to help you in 2010."
"ESPN is not here because of you, they are here because of HIM (Paterno)."  
"That team is not on the same level as you, but they are good enough to take the game unless something is done about it."
"We spent all week with brave men & women that have served our country and made the ultimate sacrifice...they are here today as guests and we honor their service with a horse (bleep) performace like that?"
"We are not losing this game.  Absolutely not.  Every single time we lose tothat team, t-shirts are made.  Not here, not today."
"If you play for 30 minutes, we will coach for 30 minutes and we will not let up until the clock reads zero."
At the conlusion of his speech, he looks at the captains sitting in the front and says, "thanks, guys...now I have to go to church twice tomorrow."  
After the game in the locker room, JT called the student assistant to the middle of the room in front of the team and apologized to her and presented her with the game ball

Emotions Tomorrow

Emotions Tomorrow

Submitted by jtblue on November 19th, 2010 at 12:12 PM

I'm not sure where the MGoCommunity is at, but I feel really at ease heading into tomorrow's game. The pit of the stomach worry from the last two weeks is now absent, and with 7 wins already achieved, I'm hoping to see the boys play with nothing to lose. I'd like to get a head start on Brian and submit this:

Win will cause me to: Sing the Victors and walk around the rest of the day with a smile so big, many would question my mental state.

Loss will cause me to: shrug, thank the seniors, and immediately move on to Ohio State week. I have no rational cause for my optimism heading to Columbus next weekend.

I'm interested in what the rest of you are thinking...What will a win bring to you? What will a loss induce?

RR-Injuries and Playing Time

RR-Injuries and Playing Time

Submitted by Ziff72 on November 19th, 2010 at 10:14 AM

Does anyone have any insight on  RR's rules regarding missing practice/injuries/playing time?  

It appears he has an old school mantra if you don't practice all week you can't play, based on some personnel decisions this year.  It seems that borderline guys never play.  I must say he has perplexed me all year with his "this guy might play or he should be good to go and then not play".   He seems right out of the B. Bellichick school of injury reporting.

The Mike Martin saga really perplexes me.  If there is one guy on the team that has earned the right to not practice and then try to gut it out in the games it is Martin.   If the reports of an ankle sprain are true you would think they would try to rest the ankle all week and then see if they could tape it and let him play.   Then we hear he practiced fully on Tuesday.  If he practiced fully on Tuesday I would think he is guaranteed to play, but I think we heard the same thing last week and he didn't play.  If his ankle is still in bad shape why is he practicing fully?

Shaw this year was another weird one.  If they are good enough to play a little than play them.   Shaw played sparingly early in the Illinois game then late in the game he played a bunch and looked great.   Not sure if that is a way to build toughness telling the kids if they want to play you better not wiggle your way out of practice, but I must say it is perplexing.