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Bowl Games Wish to Avoid Penn State; Full Big 10 Bowl Projections

Bowl Games Wish to Avoid Penn State; Full Big 10 Bowl Projections
“They’re radioactive,” a bowl official told Herb Gould of the Chicago Sun-Times yesterday. “[Bowls] wanted Joe Paterno ‘s last game, not a nightmare.” The Nittany Lions finish the season at Ohio State and Wisconsin. The OSU game looks like a toss-up, and the Badgers will likely destroy them. That season ending tilt is looking like... Read more »

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 »

B1G 10 Football "Power" Rankings, Mediocrity with Fatal Flaws

B1G 10 Football "Power" Rankings, Mediocrity with Fatal Flaws
There are only two times when doing a power rankings can be fun- way early in the season/preseason, or when everything is jumbled, disorganized chaos and blah. Doing a power rankings when the hierarchy is clear cut is a practice strictly for centrist, vanilla losers. In the current Big Ten football world, mediocrity, blahness, national... Read more »
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Big 10 Football Power Rankings: Rap MCs Edition

Big 10 Football Power Rankings: Rap MCs Edition
Can’t leave college football alone the game needs me. Biggee Smalls once said that he raps about the ghetto because that’s what he knows. And…”if I worked at McDonald’s I’d be rapping about Big Macs and fries.” You write and talk about what you know and live. And I know Big Ten football. “Banks is... 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 »

B1G 10 Football Season Predictions

There’s four good teams in the Big Ten this season and five more that could be good or just blah. You can call it parity (just don’t call it PARODY, I HATE when people make that mistake, it isn’t Weird Al Yankovic playing college football here) or you can call it mediocrity. Expect a lot... Read more »
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Explaining Northwestern's Recent Trend of Dominating Iowa

Everyone has a foil- someone or something they just can’t get the best of. Dr. Claw had Inspector Gadget, Charlie Brown had Lucy, and her placekick holds; and I have the various forms of fried chicken. And the Iowa Hawkeyes have the Northwestern Wildcats. On Saturday, the Cats once again ruined the Hawks college football... Read more »

Iowa Hawkeyes Continue Running Wild with Robinson

Great tailbacks and the Iowa Hawkeyes football program have been like young Caucasian girls sporting giant, over-sized sunglasses. Another one pops up all the time, and the trend shows no sign of stopping. Shonn Greene is now with the New York Jets in the NFL, after winning Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year in 2008.... Read more »

#5 Michigan State-#18 Iowa: Brutally Honest Game Preview

One thing I have always wanted to see in my lifetime is a season where Michigan State football is REALLY good. Not 1999′s 10-2, Citrus Bowl winning good, but actually a player on the national scene. Like they are in basketball. I also haven’t fulfilled my lifetime dream of singing a duet with a Muppet,... Read more »
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Iowa Hawkeyes Destroy Ball State 45-0

It didn’t take long for the Iowa Hawkeyes to erase the memories of a disastrous road trip west one week ago. The Hawkeyes outgained the Ball State Cardinals 5-yards-to-1 on Saturday on their way to a blowout 45-0 win, one that probably wasn’t as close as the score indicated. Adam Robinson, Ricky Stanzi and a... Read more »
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