Indiana At Wisconsin: Not In The Face!

Friday, October 14th, 2011

In 2010, the Hoosiers' road trip to Madison ended in an 83-20 beating of historical proportions. This is the game most who follow Indiana football (all five of us!) point to as the reason Bill Lynch was fired at season's end, despite beating rival Purdue in overtime. I maintain it ...

Auburn Spent $260,000 To Prove It Didn’t Spend $180,000 On Cam Newton

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Remember when Auburn (or the NCAA, whatever f--k you) suspended Cam Newton for one day and then reinstated him so he could play in the SEC title game? Turns out they didn't need to do that because the NCAA declared Wednesday that the Auburn football program committed no major violations ...

Florida State Melts Down…Again

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

The perfect foil for Florida State's decline is Wake Forest. The once-awesomely talented and well-coached Seminoles now lose randomly to ACC teams that were well beneath them even as recently as 2005. FSU's latest 35-30 loss at Wake Forest is yet another signal that this isn't the Florida State that ...

Week Six College Football Roundup: Texas Messed With Itself

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

So Oklahoma won the Red River Shootout 55-17 at the Cotton Bowl. The end of the game featured a completely full OU half of the stadium and a mostly-empty Texas half of the stadium once OU was obviously up for good, which was sometime in the second quarter. I don't know ...

McD’s Week Six College Football Picks

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Still the only weekly picks by an Indiana alumnus who likes college football more than college basketball... Week Five Record: 8-6 W/L, 7-7 AS 2011 Season Record: 47-19 W/L, 33-30-3 AS What I'm watching: 12 pm - OU at Texas: What kind of idiot from Oklahoma agreed to play this game in Texas every ...

Week 5 College Football Roundup: Clemson FTW!

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

"Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun The frumious Bandersnatch!" -From "Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll When I was an undergrad at Indiana, the Hoosiers beat Oregon in Eugene while being outgained nearly four to one in yardage and only converting ...

McD’s Week Five College Football Picks

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Still the only weekly picks section by a real, live Indiana alumnus/fan who prefers college football to college basketball... What I'm watching this Saturday: 12 pm - Penn State at Indiana until it's a blowout in the second quarter, then probably Aggies/Razorbacks with a side of Air Force/Navy 3:30 pm - Baylor/Kansas State ...

The End Of The Great Recruiter? Locksley Fired From New Mexico

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Three years ago, Mike Locksley was hired to turn around New Mexico's increasingly depressing football program. Long-time head coach Rocky Long had managed a record somewhere near .500 from 1998 to 2008, but he was fired after a four-win 2008 season despite going 9-4 the year before. Three years later, Locksley ...