Nebraska Football Faces Helium Shortage

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

This fall, the Nebraska football program will witness its saddest moment since the hiring of Bill Callahan. The Cornhuskers have had a tradition of releasing red balloons -- about 5,000 of them -- into the sky following their first touchdown of the game. However, that seven-decade-old rite of passage will come ...

McD’s Week 12 College Football Picks

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

What I'm watching: 8:45 am - ESPN3 replay of Oklahoma State/Iowa State because I think I'm getting pranked by some one. No way did OSU lose to ISU. Unless....Oh, yeah, they really ARE Oklahoma State, so yeah that actually makes sense that they would blow their perfect season in Ames, IA ...

McD’s Week 11 College Football Picks

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

What I'm watching: 12 pm: Flipping between Nebraska/Penn State for the train-wreck-watching and Okie State/Texas Tech for the O-fence. 3:30 pm: TCU/Boise State - At least, until Boise pulls away. This game has gotten intense what with all the BCS meetings and non-AQ's eating their own. 8pm: Stanford/Oregon - like everyone else.

Bo Pelini’s Audition For The Ohio State Job Went Okay

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

Nebraska didn't have to make their 34-27 win over Ohio State as dramatic as it was, but then it probably wouldn't have been as cathartic a victory. At some point, the Huskers figured out they were supposed to be beating the Buckeyes, and then took over. Or maybe it was when ...

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 ...

Bo Pelini’s Audition For The Ohio State Job Is Saturday

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini is facing his alma mater, Ohio State, on Saturday in Lincoln, the first conference meeting between the two schools ever. And if Pelini ever wants to stop having his career's wagon hitched to Taylor Martinez, then he's going to have to look good against his ...

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 ...