Thursday, September 17, 2009

Thursday Gumbo Featuring UND Slapping, Penis Pulling, And Other Fun

It's Thursday. I don't know what that has to do with anything, but let's do a bit of a link dump of what we're reading lately...

No, Manatee, You're Just Wrong

You know how sometimes we like to tear apart stupid Notre Dame crap? And how we really don't like Fat Charlie?

Well, MGoBlog has a simply wonderful, wonderful, wonderful-like-Christmas-morning-featuring-a-Red-Ryder-BB-gun, evisceration of the Notre Dame whining from the UND-UM game. Please read it. You won't be disappointed.

How Closely Do You Watch The Big Ten Commercials?

I'll admit it, Paterno is the best part of the "recruiting" ad. And yes, this headline from Black Shoe Diaries is awesome for those paying attention. Nicely done.

And You Thought Jay Leno Interviewing Kanye Was Stilted

Our friend T-Mill from Hammer and Rails is going to great efforts to make his podcast good (unlike us, who basically subject you to a phone call we probably have a few times a week). He even went out and found a Northern Illinois blogger to have on his podcast. The guy turned out to sound a bit like me... if I had eaten a bucket of quaaludes and then smoked a joint like the one in Revenge of the Nerds Part II. Listen as poor T-Mill asks a question and gets, "Yeah" in response. It's kind of awesome.

Yet Bob Knight Is Healthy As An Ox

Whether you liked Miles Brand or not, as T-Mill pointed out on his site, the guy should get a moment of your thoughts/prayers as he shuffles off this mortal coil at age 67. He did finally drop the ax on Bob Knight at IU. Also, cancer sucks.

J Money Not Only Awesome Boilermaker in Houston

When you think of my awesomeness, you of course realize only a state the size of Texas can contain it. Which is why it's amazing that both me and Kevin Sumlin fit here. Sumlin was a linebacker at Purdue in the '80s and then coached under Tiller for a while, and now he's quickly resurrecting a dormant Houston football program, who knocked off Okie State last weekend. (When can we start talking about the Big 12 the way others talk about the Big 10?)

Northern Illnois Bloggers Very Creative

Yes, they trotted out the old "Purdon't" joke in their preview of the game this weekend. Hey, fellas, why don't they make the whole plane out of the black box material? Amirite?? I just flew in from Northern Illinois, and boy are my arms tired! (Okay, okay, just kidding... we all know airplanes don't go anywhere near UNI.)

They also mentioned Danny Hope getting away from "strict basketball on grass" (again, a term not really used by anyone who knows anything about Purdue football since about 1999).

Another point which I suppose might have merit, but none of us think so:

Even though their coaches and everybody is denying this fully, you have to think that this team will either be hungover from their trip to Eugene, OR or be looking ahead. Or both.

You have to think? Or you hope?

And then the grand finale, their prediction. I'll let you enjoy:

I haven't had much time to look at what Purdue has been able to do, but I've been fairly impressed both offensively and defensively. I just feel like NIU has proved a little bit more on the defensive side of the ball, while still maintaining their strong offensive gameplan. Northern Illinois will try to rush the ball all game long against the 'makers, hopefully resulting in rest for our defense and making sure that the dangerous offense for Purdue is on the sidelines more often than not. We have to control the clock and not make mistakes such as turnovers or giving up the big pay on defense. And put somebody, anybody on Ralph Bolden at all times. That being said...

Huskies 35, Boilermakers 26

It all sounds so simple. And don't forget, they almost beat Big Ten teams all the time.

10 comments:

Ryan F said...

Thank you for ripping apart the UNI bloggers. Reading their preview of us, I couldn't believe how little they know about our team. It would seem that they browsed Adam Rittenberg's Big Ten blog from last week and that's all they know about us.

And go Texas.

acacia1602 said...

The 'makers? Somebody tell them the abbreviated form is the Boilers.

No matter. A beatdown looms for them, and I'm hoping the Purdue squad makes some progress on rush defense. Anybody know whether BTN will pick this game up?

Purdue Matt said...

"Anybody know whether BTN will pick this game up?"

????!!! The BTN broadcasts every game in a Big Ten stadium. That is the point of the BTN!! How can you not know this?!


As for the NIU blogger and prediction....I think that's what you call MAC-level blogging. Its not quite up to snuff.

J Money said...

Acacia --

BTN, 12 noon Eastern, regionally covered. If you have DirecTV like I do, you get all the BTN games, which is pure awesomeness. I enjoy them on my reclining sofa while drinking Corvousier out of a snifter.

Row Boilers said...

acacia, go to bigtennetwork.com and click on Game Finder. They ask for your zip code and TV service then tell you what channels carry what games. Verizon FIOS for instance does not have Purdue on the main Big Ten channel (85, or 585 HD) but rather on channel 332. Won't be HD but it will be on.

zlionsfan said...

The Big Ten Network is awesome, and not only if Charissa Thompson is working our game.

Why the heck would we be overlooking NIU? It's not like we're expecting to go 11-1 and make a BCS bowl, except for the wrench that Oregon threw in our plans. Besides, they tend to have solid running backs (at least solid college-level running backs) ... of course that may not be as bad as defending mobile QBs.

On the other hand, coming into this season, NIU was 1-32-1 against the Big Ten, so maybe we ought to overlook them. (They beat a one-win Wisconsin team by 2 in 1988 and tied a two-win Northwestern team in 1987.)

They keep coming back for more, I suppose we should appreciate that. And the Big Ten teams they've played this decade have finished at or above .500, except for Iowa (twice) (ha ha), so it's not like they're playing Indiana and, um, Indiana.

I am looking forward to a good day of football: a win over NIU, a Michigan State thrashing of Notre Dame ... and if Toledo wants to stand up for the MAC tomorrow, that would be cool. I think that game might actually tell us how good Toledo is (and maybe by extension how good Purdue is).

Purdue Matt said...

That mgoblog post is hilarious. Thanks for passing it along.

J Money said...

Good comments, fellas.

Bdowd and I were discussing last night the fact that NIU's QB has been making comments about how he kind of expected to go to Purdue... he's from Indiana, had shown an interest, but they never got around to making him an offer.

I feel the same way. I was expecting to play forward for the basketball team but Gene Keady never got around to making me an offer.

acacia1602 said...

Purdue Matt:
RE: ????!!! The BTN broadcasts every game in a Big Ten stadium. That is the point of the BTN!! How can you not know this?!

Answer: In addition to me being a moron, my cable company (Cox-suckers) only recently added BTN here in Phoenix. So I didn't know. Really.

Row Boilers - THANK YOU. Very helpful, man.

J-Money - That's living! Ell-eye-vee-eye-enn.

Now let's see some fierce beatdowns. Go Purdue, and go Sparty!

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