Friday, August 13, 2010
The most embarrassing moment of the 2009 season is not very difficult to pinpoint. No, it wasn't the loss to Northern Illinois, a team Purdue should have beaten. At least the Boilermakers competed in that game -- it was just a bad game and Northern Illinois was prepared. No, the worst moment was on the road against Wisconsin, a good team, but not a great team. Yet they were a team that absolutely bludgeoned Purdue, shutting out our boys and making them look like, as Boilerdowd put it, they were all on quaaludes.
The thing is, though, Purdue is kind of due against Wisky, if you believe in that sort of thing. The Boilers haven't beaten Wisconsin since before the '04 game that derailed the program. And with a few embarrassing beatdowns, I have to believe that if Coach Hope is going to circle some games -- even metaphorically -- this has got to be one of them.