Archive for the ‘University of Illinois’ Category

Hey, the Big Ten Had to Start Somewhere

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

We finally did it!!!!!!!!!! Yes, we're really that happy, with all the exclamation points and everything, about the Big Ten's first victory in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Seriously, we are that EFFING pumped. It's been a long time coming. Like, 11 years in the making. So what if the Big Ten is ...

McD’s Week 13 Picks: Rivalry Week Part One

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

It's McD's week 13 picks extravaganza! This week is positively loaded down with fantastic games to the point that I may not shower until 11pm eastern Saturday night. My record isn't what it should be (read: shitty) against the spread, so I'm going for broke. The sheer number of picks I'm making this ...

McD’s Week 11 Picks

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Record through Week 10: 107-45, 74-73-5 ATS Fond Memories for McD and Booter Game of the Week San Diego State (1-8) at (15) Brigham Young (8-1) (-36) SDSU football was my initial foray into college football. They were my first live college game, my first rivalry (though it's not really a rivalry), and ...

McD’s Week 9 Picks

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Happy weekend, everyone. It's a Rumors and Rants road trip this week, so we'll have to see if people in the south are okay with dorks with computers in their sports bars or not. Should be interesting. Congress created the BCS! Okay, not really. But take a look at these rankings: 1. Georgia 2. ...

McD’s Week 8 Picks

Friday, October 17th, 2008

Afternoon, all. Okay, okay, so it's not the crack of noon, it's more like one, but at least I'm up. Can't believe I have to wait seven hours before IU plays tonight. All the early games are still close, and Georgia Tech just fumbled, so things aren't looking good so far. ...

McD’s Week Six Picks

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

Er, morning everyone. Just got up after a long night and I sit down on my couch to find my beloved Hoosiers down 7 to Minny in the second quarter. You know, because fast spread teams like IU have trouble playing in domes. Our offense lends itself much more to ...

McD’s Week Five Picks

Friday, September 26th, 2008

[caption id="attachment_2903" align="alignright" width="134" caption=""I leave more personality in tightly-coiled piles on the lawn." - Brian Griffin, who could have been talking about USC's running game on Thursday."][/caption] Happy Saturday, everyone. It's 9am ET and for some insane reason I'm up and ready to go. Damnit. The games don't kick off ...

McD’s Week 3 Picks

Friday, September 12th, 2008

Football season is in full-swing in pretty much the entire Western Hemisphere, and I'm in such a fantastic mood I don't even want to write a pre-amble to this week's picks. Let's just get right to it. I'm all business, baby. Plus, Kansas/USF is on as I'm typing this. so, ...