Just felt like adding, since I do not see it anywhere in the thread at the moment, that it is 10:47 (central) and *ichigan still sucks.
How hilarious, and so true as well. A trip to Detroit would be nice and close for them, and they can lose to a MAC team in December just as they should have done back in September when the refs took one away from Akron.
As an alum of Northern Illinois, I am glad to see that people somewhere other than Chicago are paying some attention to the rest of the BCS. Can NIU hang with OSU? Not likely. Can the Huskies play in this particular B1G? I don't see why not.
i like the schedule comparison between Fresno and NIU. Both teams played Idaho, but NIU struggled some on the road while Fresno did not. However, the rest of the non-con stacks up nicely. Iowa is by far the best win by either team. Eastern Illinois is top 5 in the FCS led by an NFL prospect at qb. Cal Poly is 6-6. Rutgers is barely better than Purdue at this point (though kudos to them for beating bielema).
All in all seems to me that the computers are closer to being correct on NIU than the humans are. I am certain there is bias against the Huskies for the perception of the Orange Bowl outcome last year. While I am not saying NIU should have won, the fact does remain that they were down 17-10 with the ball in FSU territory going into the fourth quarter, so the final score is misleading.
As someone who attends multiple games each year in both DeKalb, IL and Columbus, OH I hope both the Huskies and Buckeyes get to the BCS bowls that they deserve. Running the table is not easy to do and both should be commended for accomplishing that feat. Would be nice if Jordan Lynch got an invite to NY as well, but that is probably unlikely.
Go Huskies and Go Bucks
Absolutely agree with this. The 09 units were the best of the alternates
About that Wisky game, I am not so sure how that was stolen by the referees. Stave never put his knee down, nor did he spike the ball. If anything, why wasn't Arizona State awarded the ball when their guy fell on it? If the play was not blown dead (and it should not have been) then that should be a live ball and an ASU recovery. End of game.
Akron got screwed at the end by having their first down taken away, and by a minimum of 6 seconds being run off that should still have been on the clock. Not a great day at all for the officials, but many difficulties are self-made (I am looking at you Stave)
incredible story. Always look forward to the Ramzy column, but this was exquisite.
Have to add to the MACtion. As someone who has a masters from Northern Illinois I have to root for them to beat the useless Hawkeyes and build on the Orange Bowl trip from last year. Won't be nearly as good a game as UGA:Clemson but that is ok. As long as football is back it is all good.
OK, this is atrocious without a doubt. But in a way, did it not accomplish what it set out to do? Look at all the attention this nightmare is getting for Purdue, and even here on an OSU site. Would any of us be talking about the Boilers today for any other reason?
As a born and bred Chicagoan and Buckeye loyalist, I have to weigh in on the pizza and hot dog conversation. All of the typical deep dish places have been mentioned, but if you want to try a pizza with the best ingredients you will find and a medium-type of crust (not a paper thin nor deep dish) then you must try Home Run Inn pizza. There are now half a dozen locations, but the original on 31st street is the place that White Sox fans have frequented both before and after games since the late 1940's.
For hot dogs, I would definitely choose Gene and Jude's in River Grove. Not downtown, but worth the trip. Best french fries you will eat, and they are loaded on the dog and bun when you order. Check them out online if you want more info.
Keep up the great work, and we are looking forward to Eat Too Brutus later this year. Go Bucks!