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09/06/2017 - 9:43am I have a special hate for Illinois

1. OSU - Obvious things are obvious

t2. MSU/ND - Both have inflated sense of self worth, one might have been earned, but that was eons ago.  Fans are annoying as hell.  These are actual rivals.

4. Illinois - I went there for my PhD.  Good school for that, but holy hell their fans are a special kind of ignorant, especially about football, and they really, really think they have a rivalry against us.  Our record vs Ill when I was there: 5-0.  I even thanked M football in my thesis for not losing to Illinois while I was there.  Despite my special hatred for them, they're no rival, so they get 4th.

5. Minnesota - something about them irritates the hell out of me.  Maybe its the goofy ass gopher mascot.  We should never, ever lose to this team.

6. Penn Sate - rapey things and now that I live in PA, they're pretty annoying.  They actually think they would have beaten us last year if our game was later.  idiots.

7. Rutgers - they're just terrible and I want them to go 0 for the rest of eternity

8. Nebraska - Remember the Alamo Bowl! (any team that benefits from reffing against us)

9. Baylor - covering up sex crimes and that special type of baptist holier than thou attitude

10. Mississippi - cheaters and holier than thou attitude that comes with the territory 

08/02/2017 - 11:23am 1997 OSU Game

Had front row seats on the goal line in the student section.  does not get any better than that.

 

also no strict security meant the "vernors" was flowing like Dewars...

07/11/2017 - 1:23pm Indeed it was... that biturbo

Indeed it was... that biturbo V8 was a thing of beauty.

07/11/2017 - 12:53pm STi, S4 and RS6

I currently own and love to drive a Blue 2013 Subaru STi - Last of the hatchbacks - light and powerful enough with 305HP.  Its pretty ridiculous to drive in S# mode.  The STi Replaced my former 2004 Immola Yellow Audi S4 Avant - a station wagon with 340 HP V8 and a 6-Speed Manual in bright yellow... so much fun... The most powerful I've driven was my brother's (Hemlock Philosopher) 2002 Audi RS6 - 450 HP Biturbo V8.  Thing was insane, but lacked a proper transmission.  I also had the joy of passangering in a Nissan GT-R - 580 HP, the fastest car I've been in.

12/30/2016 - 2:21pm We've got two cats, named

We've got two cats, named them Sir Lix-a-Lot and Dr Kitten Caboodle. We call them Lix and Kit for short.

11/18/2016 - 3:15pm Well Played... both of you.

Well Played... both of you.

07/27/2016 - 12:15pm I'm Hemlock Philosopher's

I'm Hemlock Philosopher's Twin Brother... this topic interests us greatly.

Brewer: Yes

#of batches: Somewhere near 250 sounds right

batch size: 12 gallons

Method: All grain (as well as cider and mead)

Recipe Software?  Beer Alchemy

Future topic ideas: On top of the awesomeness discussed alredy, Home bar builds

 

where does all that beer go? -- a perfectly cromulent question.  I run a softball team.

09/23/2010 - 4:07pm Unfortunately Yes...

I expect three or four of them.  I just hope we dont fumble at the end of any of them.  The first one will be IU.

09/08/2010 - 11:58am more uggos

I absolutely love this blog, Stubob!  Here are a couple more games of (dis)interest

 - The glutton for punishment award ACC edition – Presbyterian, after getting curb stomped by Wake Forest, they're heading to Clemson for another beatdown.  Hope the $$ is good.

 - The pink sock award for really bad things are going to happen to you – Tennessee Tech is heading to TCU and James Madison is heading to face an angry group of Hokies.  

 - What could be an ugly game for the AQ team – Indiana State goes to Cincinnati.

 - WTF were they thinking?  Arkansas travels to UL Monroe.  Why?

 - Pillow fight – Duke @ Wake Forest.  Historically this game decides the bottom of the ACC coastal.  We'll know that fact really early this year

 - Liza Manelli Award for aesthetic oddity – Ole Miss at Tulane.  Its hard to pick any game not including the Hokies, BYU or Oregon, but, this game promises not only to have an SEC team eviscerated by a C-USA opponent, its going to do it with little reverence for the pain cause by putting red white and blue and aqua marine together, in a dome. 

08/30/2010 - 12:10pm MM Band and Bob Ufer

are now on continuous loop on my iPhone.

08/30/2010 - 12:05pm and yet we're picking on Arkon/Syracuse in the Weekly13

F'n Zips!

 

I do wonder though if Sam McGuffie might help Rice keep things interesting against Texas (Interesting against the line that is).

08/19/2010 - 5:28pm And a Mr Fusion.

I need it for my DeLorian.  Thanks.

08/09/2010 - 5:40pm ILLINOIS, tOSU, NW

I was too at the Illinois game in 2000.  I was actually there until 2005 getting my PhD.  The fans were, as another poster stated, terrible.  Imagine having to live there for 5 more years.  It was like a prison sentence.  Had I known that this game actually matters (it doesn't), I probably would have chosen a different grad school.  Thankfully, M won all 5 times we played Illinois and I got to state this in the acknowledgement of my thesis: "I would like to thank the Maize and Blue for beating Illinois all 5 times while I was here", right after thanking my mom and brothers for their support.  

 

Nobody has mentioned the "offensive PI" against Braylon towards the end of the first half of the 2002 tOSU game.  That call was dubious at best and since we lost 14-9, it may have cost us the game and even worse was the second to last stop on tOSU's MNC in '02.

 

The 54-51 A-Train fumble game was at one point an M blow-out but several terrible calls,many of the 15 yd phantom PI variety got NW in position to help us snatch our defeat from the jaws of victory. 

02/09/2010 - 7:48pm There!

I was there, good times of lost memories

01/22/2010 - 12:22pm Co-eds

Is that logo for their co-eds or their football team?

12/14/2009 - 9:27pm the previous 38 years

must be totally irrelevant then.

12/14/2009 - 9:06pm Illinois/Mizzou

Missouri has a pretty heated rivalry with the Illini in both basketball and football (although that has been rather one-sided recently)... not saying that this is any sort of reason for them to jump ship to the B10 though.

11/24/2009 - 10:25am Urbanjo

I currently live outside Philadelphia with a bunch of Nittany Lions. They're not so bad and have a healthy dislike for the poisonous nuts which make them the enemy of my enemy and thus are approximately my friends. They're particularly pleasant compared to the inhabitants of my former digs - Urbanjo, Illinois. Upon arrival for my 60 month sentence (graduate school), I had the locals inquiring re: my feelings on the "rivalry". What rivalry? Yes, they have the same myopic, one game season with Michigan that sparty enjoys. Fortunately, for the duration of my penance, we did not lose to them.

11/20/2009 - 4:27pm I was at that Bowl game

not that I have any affiliation with Arkon... I was in Detroit and it was something to do. Too bad Memphis had too much for for the Zips.

11/19/2009 - 4:46pm Get your lean on

Promethazine/codeine-ilicious

11/18/2009 - 11:24am Right There in '07

I was right there with you buddy! My buddies and I thought it wise to wake up and start tailgating at 2:30 AM. We spent Firday night at ABC... So after about 30 min of sleep, we were off to the tail gate! We called it the Stone Brewing tailgate because we each embarked on drinking a 22oz of each brew Stone makes -- that was 9 22ozers of 6-10% ABV beer. I passed out in a chair at 9 and woke up to go to the game. I had my trusty flask and was in no condition conceal it. Busted and repeat Wolverine318's experience. Lesson learned -- stick with light beer for tailgates and don't try to start at 2:30!

Best is a tie between 1997 and 2003. I had my flask at both games and we won.

11/13/2009 - 2:42pm Sadly, I agree

I think that we'll look good on the first drive and be competitve until something bad happens then enter epic meltdown mode and give up 20 something points in the second half. It happened against Illinois and Purdue and it looks like it will happen again against Wisconsin. 14-10 at the half, M, then FAIL! 38-14 seems about accurate.

11/13/2009 - 11:29am Wow, bad week indeed

There are a number of games that are going to be real ugly blow outs and many more which are going to look like CRIPPLE FIGHT!!!
Blow out of the week BYU (7-2) @ New Mexico (0-9)
Major Conference Cripple fight: Since Syracuse/UL has already been spoken for, I'll take Colorado @ Iowa State. Did you know that ISU can become bowl eligible with a win? Great hire in getting Chizik, Auburn!

11/06/2009 - 12:44pm How the mighty have fallen

Texas A&M @ Colorado (lost to aforementioned CSU). Didn't these teams used to be good? Michigan/Purdue would fall into this category, but Purduewas never "mighty"

Then there is the MAC... Pick a MAC game, any one not involving CMU - how about Kent State (5-4) at Arkon (1-7). Kent state's 5-4 record looks decent (like ours), but one look under the hood reveals that KSU (not that KSU) took a tour of the bottom feeders of the Big 12 and lost by a combined score of 65-29. That's baylor and ISU, folks. This game is going to be as exciting as watching sanils f*ck.

10/30/2009 - 2:42pm +1 for Trogdor

and 1000 cocktails to you for giving me something to occupy that horrible time between lunch beer and dinner beer on a Friday afternoon!

A runner up for Aesthetic Anesthesia Bowl is none other than USC @ Oregon. Its going to look like a golden brown swirlie with extra "golden".

Also in consideration for ugly game of the week is Wazzou @ Notre Dame. That could get baby seal ugly in a hurry.

10/30/2009 - 2:33pm Epic Drinking Day

I too had an Epic drinking day. All I recall is being up 14-3, yet waking up the next day knowing that we lost. Also lost was my iPhone - which is in Davey Jones' locker at the bottom of lake Michigan...

To this game -- I think 28-17 doesn't account for how bad the defenses of these teams are. I see something more along the lines fo 38-28, with some yakety sax keeping us from scoring in the 40s and getting their scoring up. Illinois is a truly bad team and if we can pull it together for, say a WMU type performance, we'll make UI look more like baby seals than a competent big ten opponent.

10/29/2009 - 12:01pm Living in PA

Since I'm living between NJ and OH, I'd definitely agree that NJ is more armpit like. However, OH is more anus like. They both stink but only one has a bunch of crap coming out of it!

10/27/2009 - 6:46pm proof that sarcasm...

...doesn't work on the interwebs.

its a bummer that Cissoko didn't go as we hoped.

10/27/2009 - 6:35pm Family Values

I wonder if they had any thing to do with it.

10/23/2009 - 11:39am "Aesthetic Anesthesia"

I'm still hoping for a Syracuse v. Illinois Roady's Humanitarian bowl match up on the smurf turf of Boise. Decidedly NOT "humanitarian" - It would be enough to turn a normal high functioning brain into an epileptic catastrophe. Results would be akin to the "Brown Noise" episode of South Park, except people would be literally sh!tting their brains out.

10/23/2009 - 11:18am Stackhouse Face - LOL!

separated at birth:

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10/23/2009 - 11:12am Speaking of TROLLS

I wouldn't want to get that close to Tressel. I don't like the smell of moth balls.

10/21/2009 - 9:24am There is a reason why the Titans are 0-6

and lost 59-0... this likely is not it. The only context in which I would find this remotely acceptable, is if the opposing coach would wear the maize and blue and the cause was the cure to some malignant cancer that affects children or similar disease. Then again seening tressel in a maize sweatervest with a blue shirt would likely make me vomit. OH GOD! The visual!

10/21/2009 - 9:14am On kids enrolling early

This a load of BS: "Enjoy their senior year". Kids who enroll early want to get a leg up on their college career and get on with their lives. Most kids who do this (athletes or not) are beyond high school, mentally and/or physically, and could care less about their senior year.

10/20/2009 - 12:12pm What variety of Branded Alcohol?

Likely something manufactured in Arkon, OH, next to a tire factory and bottled in convienent shatter-proof plastic to a volume of 750mL then labelled appropriately with the words "premium" and "authentic" to go along with a hunting scene -- as if the connoisseur would actually go hunting after polishing off one of these. Not that I am against low grade alcohol consumption by any stretch of the imagination. I'm just against making a video rant of my drunken self, threatening someone stronger and faster than myself TWICE, after its consumption.

10/20/2009 - 11:50am ...or Barwis

If RichRod is not available, have Barwis stand do the RR line "only 19 more hours". Only brings up one question: Would the FCC ban this on network TV? It would count as "Barwis Porn"

10/19/2009 - 5:38pm Bucktard

I love how the only thing he could remember in his entire rant* is that he made the mistake of challenging a 6'6" 235lb athlete to a fight and then he repeated it! I really want to see the video of that one. There has to be a TP look-alike in need of a few dollars willing to beat this guy's ass in a "prison style" fight.

*I really hasten to call it a rant as rants are generally more coherant - drooling butt vomit of the mouth is probably more accurate

09/13/2009 - 9:22am Turkey Bacon Ice Cream

drool....

the schaudenfreude is delicious! The ND whining is particularly obnoxious - breaking out all the "refs were paid off" and "Rich Rod is scum" stuff only makes me sad that we didn't beat them 38-0, again.

09/11/2009 - 7:53am Icy Hot Stunnaz

31 the 'icy hot stuntaz' have yet to give membership to Jimmay.

bwaaahahahahhahahahhahahaahaaa

its been a while since I saw any reference to the Icy Hot Stunnaz

08/31/2009 - 2:06pm Show up on game day

and cheer your ass off!

08/31/2009 - 2:03pm I couldn't agree with you more.

You don't just get better by doing the minimum. You've got to out-work the other guy, whether its in the weightroom or in the film room. It appears that RR not only has his team doing it to improve on the field, they're doing it in the class room as well. I am behind RR all the way.

08/27/2009 - 11:31am Texas

I'd love to play a home and home against Texas - the #1 and #2 schools as far as winning. Agreed that Austin is an awesome place. Plus my best friend went to UT and the shit talking from the Rose bowl needs to come to an end.

For Basketball - UNC, in the national championship - a win and bye bye sparty, it was a nice run.

Hockey - Either a western conference team or an east coast power in the NC, in Detroit as was mentioned above.

08/26/2009 - 5:46pm Notre dame is an Independent

Notre Dame isn't in a conference, so the whole validity of "keeping a balance in the conference schedule" argument goes out the window with them. So basically, the irish can play where ever they want, because they're an OOC game for every one they play. What IU is doing here is vastly different. Its a conference game.