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Big 10 Power Rankings: extremely glib edition

Big 10 Power Rankings: extremely glib edition
Doing a power rankings is fun and interesting in the beginning and/or middle of the season. Towards the end, it’s kind of useless. You just look at the standings. Also, preconference basketball doesn’t really mean as much as conference action. That’s when we’ll learn a lot more. Now that Butler has knocked off the #1 Hoosiers, you know they’ll lose their spot at #1 here as well. Guess who the new #1 is...

Picking EVERY College Football Bowl game (with cheerleader photos)

Picking EVERY College Football Bowl game (with cheerleader photos)
It’s that time of year again, when I make smart ass remarks justifying why I’m picking one college football team to beat another. Not only do I give you the full bowl schedule with tv listings, there’s fun and goofy pictures of cheerleaders and hot female fans interspersed within the listing. And to make the post more pure to the game and traditional, I took OUT all the corporate sponsor names of the bowls...

B1G QB Power Rankings: 2012 Preseason

B1G QB Power Rankings: 2012 Preseason
No snarky or witty intro here, let’s just get down to the brass tax. You know what this post is about. For our team power rankings go here 1. Denard Robinson- Wolverines All his deep completions are just lucky jump balls that he throws up there. And he lofts it when he shouldn’t. And doesn’t... Read more »
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Post Media Day B1G Power Rankings

Post Media Day B1G Power Rankings
These are highly subject to change. Brady Hoke remarked at Media Day that UM was picked fifth in their division a year ago; and just outside the top 25 in the year they won their last national title- 1997. So maybe these rankings don’t really mean all that much? Of course, that won’t stop you... Read more »

2012 Purdue Boilermakers football season preview

2012 Purdue Boilermakers football season preview
Of all the “cock-eyed optimist” cliches in college football, none have more resonance than in “a place called Hope.” Where “hope floats,” in West Lafayette, Indiana. That’s not just because the Purdue Boilermakers coach is named Danny Hope; it’s also because the spirit embodies his always-uplifting demeanor. And that zeitgeist has been tested too, with all the injuries to QBs, WRs and RBs. When it comes to the skill positions, no college football program has been as snake bit as Purdue, especially with ACLs. It’s even carried over to the college basketball team where the injury bug didn’t just bite, but instead feasted on Robbie Hummel, one of the greatest players in program history. But getting back to hope, now the football program has experience and depth and a signal caller, because of everyone who’s had to play in spite of injury...

Details on new College Football Playoff System

Details on new College Football Playoff System
Like the famous book is titled “Death to the BCS ,” and it looks like it’s finally here as the University presidents announced approval of a 4-team seeded playoff for college football. The committee will select teams based on conference championships and strength of schedule, beginning with the 2014 season. There will be 6 bowls to be utilized as part of the semifinals, likely to include the 4 BCS bowls. The title game will be bid out to cities just like the Super Bowl. One city you’ll see for sure in the mix is Indianapolis...
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Big 10 Bowl Projections: It All Starts with the Wisconsin Badgers

Big 10 Bowl Projections: It All Starts with the Wisconsin Badgers
When looking at the Big Ten conference standings, and trying to figure out the hierarchy for the college football bowl system, I can’t help but think of one of my favorite lines from the ’80s movie “Fletch.” “I’d say we’re in a gray area.” “How gray?” “Charcoal.” We do know this however- the Big Ten... Read more »

Touring Big 10 Network HQ & Conference Expansion Talk

Touring Big 10 Network HQ & Conference Expansion Talk
Last night I was lucky enough to be at a small private reception that included Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany. Yes, I was at the same party as the most powerful man in the prestigious college basketball and college football league. Delaney’s a University of North Carolina alum, and this was a Chicago Carolina Club... Read more »

Big 10 Power Rankings

Big 10 Power Rankings
One of the main storylines in the Big Ten entering this college football season was all the dual threat quarterbacks. Well so far, I’d say it’s really only Wisconsin‘s Russell Wilson and Nathan Scheelhaase who fit that bill. Michigan’s Denard Robinson did throw for over 330 yards and 4 TDs, but he is an average... Read more »
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New Luvabulls Squad Announced; Illini and Boilermakers Represented

Last night the Chicago Bulls selected the 2011-12 Luvabulls, their official dance team. And I was on hand at UIC athletic center to see the final cut of NBA dancer hotties, and to meet and greet the new 2011-12 Luvabulls squad. Yes, I really know work is so difficult and grueling for me, isn’t it?... Read more »
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