Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Optimism About Purdue From A Purdue Site

If you've been reading/listening long enough, you know we love to have Travis from H & R come visit us on the Handsome Hour podcast and sprinkle some optimism into our negativity milkshakes. He's a guy who can find something positive about being in a line for airport security, so he always finds a scenario for Purdue that ends with Danny Hope being carried off the field by his players at the National Championship Game. (I'm only slightly kidding.)

So today he chimes in over at Off Tackle Empire in an insanely long, nearly-5000-word post that is ostensibly about Purdue football but seems to spend a fair percentage of the time talking about Ohio State's classic colors. Yeah, I don't know, either. It's a lot of words.

I'll save you some time and give you my favorite excerpt from it, which naturally comes from the lovable Travis:

I am cautiously optimistic that we might sneak into the Big Ten title game. It will take some luck, but OSU is ineligible, Penn State and Illinois just changed coaches and are in disarray, and IU is still IU. That leaves Wisconsin, whom I think is the heavy favorite in the division. If we beat Penn State at home and shock Wisconsin, who knows what will happen. We might slide into the title game at 6-2 or even 5-3 (losing to OSU, Michigan, and Iowa) with some help at that point because of OSU's issues. Sure, it might be through the crawl space instead of the back door, but I'd take it.

To the other guys in the roundtable... how did you not go after him on this? All Purdue needs to do is sneak past PSU and shock Wisconsin? It's a formula, people!


T-Mill said...

Hey, it's at least a shot. I certainly think Wisconsin is the heavy favorite to win the division and probably beat us by 21 at home.

zlionsfan said...

I don't think 5-3 would do it ... Wisconsin doesn't play Michigan and has MSU and OSU at home. Maybe they would lose to either Nebraska or Penn State, but not both, and the rest of their schedule is the type of stuff that Bielema turns into routs.

But hell, it'll probably be the best chance they'll have for a while. It isn't too often that you see only one team with a legitimate shot at the division.

jay.westfall said...

What was that line from Animal House? ..."and we're just the guys to do it!"

Scruffy_P said...

So is Travis optimistic that Wisconsin is going to come down with a team-wide case of dysentary during the week before the matchup?

CalTravelGuy said...

Purdue has zero chance of playing in the B1G title game. ZERO.

Mark said...

Zero is such a small number...let's go with .00000000000001%. That at least has apocalyptic events factored in.