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Comment 15 May 2015

Nebraska is a great state. Omaha is an underrated town, manageable and the people are really nice, as are most Nebraskans I've encountered. Lincoln is a lot of fun, too. The whole state worships their football team. I mean, winters are gross but they're gross everywhere across the Midwest. Everyone thinks Nebraska is ugly and flat, but that's because they've only taken I-80 through the Platte (French for "flat") River valley. Once you get up over the bluffs it's all rolling countryside, farmland giving way to beautiful ranching country. 

The Nebraskan personality really suits a Tressel-type. The fans wanted Tressel but Riley looks like their runner-up. A weird hire, in a way, but it makes sense once you spend time out there. Pelini was just too caustic personally for the Nebraskan identity. I don't know if Riley will be a good coach there, but they'll be happy they have a calm and steady guy at the helm. They would have endured 9-win seasons if Pelini had been less temperamental, if their teams had been more consistent and less up and down. 

Comment 24 Nov 2014

To me he just represents what's so annoying about ESPN. He's becoming a bigger parody of himself with his catch phrases, but some of that I imagine is Disney telling him to dumb down the product for as large an audience as possible. And that's the problem. They've succeeded to professionalize the product, but the way it skews toward personalities and not play gets on my nerves. Pair him with Fowler during those broadcasts and you have a very dumb, dull product. It insults my intelligence and dims my pleasure. 

Comment 12 Nov 2014

Yes. And people who "form opinions" for a living. And when people pay a lick of attention to people who "form opinions" for a living. 

Comment 11 Sep 2014

Stop with the "cider isn't manly" crap. First, it's manly to like whatever you like. Second, Hodge is right.  We are the Midwest. We are the land of apple orchards. Californy can have its grapes. We are apple people. Apples are amazing. Van Der Mill makes good cider.

If your hard cider has sugar added to it, it's not cider, it's soda pop. 

Comment 15 Aug 2014

Would getting Torrence Gibson hurt our chances to land top wide receivers? I'd think receivers might be wary of committing to a school that had a QB "project" who I'd find myself blocking for more often than catching well-thrown balls. 

Comment 08 Aug 2014

Great picture! That Union was such a dump. Actually most of High Street was, too. And a lot of campus. I grew up a sheltered lad in UA and campus was quite a culture shock when I first started going to Magnolia Thunderpussy and Used Kids in high school. I wonder if kids going there for the first time experience any of that same kind of gritty fear, or if it's all been renovated and washed away. I used to love exploring the really old campus buildings, many of which hadn't been demolished or renovated yet. It was like going back in time. I imagine Denny Hall is the same 1950s block as it used to be though. One can hope! 

Comment 30 Jul 2014

Les Miles buffoonery clips are great, but I draw the line at inspirational LSU videos. He's a Michigan man, after all!

Comment 19 Jul 2014

Seems believable enough to me. I don't really mind. I kind of wish we were bashing Penn State more since they have momentum (though I know this was supposedly in Michigan) and I'd like to see Brady Hoke stick around for a few more decades. 

I love that a pro-Michigan blog with a supposedly insider report of OSU-Michigan recruiting lays out exactly how Michigan recruits well but doesn't develop its players. 

Comment 16 Jul 2014

UCLA had some of the best uniforms in CFB. Bring back the baby blue and the yellow. Effeminate? No. Just a big middle finger to everyone in the country who can't be in Westwood, too. 

Comment 16 Jul 2014

What happens if a lineman raps up the quarterback around the calves or ankles? Is that a penalty? I get the head stuff and I could understand if they were trying to protect knees, but below the knees seems kind of weird to me. 

Comment 18 Jun 2014

I'm tired of Thad Matta emphasizing defense. I want wild kids who throw it around and have fun. 

I was pretty jealous of MSU's defense and uniforms last season. 

I can't stand the black lettered names on the shiny helmet uniforms. I can't read them and no I haven't memorized the roster, sorry. 

I'm sick of looking forward to the season and getting to it and realizing there's like 3 good games on the schedule. It's miserable. 

I enjoy the hell out of SEC football in a kind of disinterested way.