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This was a comment on Crimson and Cream on The Stoops column from a couple days back. Patrick Vint...

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This was a comment on Crimson and Cream on The Stoops column from a couple days back. Patrick Vint linked to the thread on Twitter, and I couldn't help but laugh. This comment made me have A REAL GOOD TIME, Pitbull17.

These are the coaches of the Big Ten in 2007, illustrated...uniquely. I found this on Google while...

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These are the coaches of the Big Ten in 2007, illustrated...uniquely. I found this on Google while searching for something entirely academic. The others can be found here: http://larrybrownsports.com/tag/south-park. I thought the other conferences' were a lot better, and Mike Stoops seems pretty apt.

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Iowa Dominates Little Brother With Help of ESPN

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Iowa's TV ratings victory. If you'll recall, the Insight Bowl was dead last in last year's bowl TV ratings (a partial byproduct of its being on NFL Network, I would...

Hey, Iowa fans! Feeling happy? Get a load of this if you need something to bring you down!

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Hey, Iowa fans! Feeling happy? Get a load of this if you need something to bring you down!

And I think that the SEC has proved to not only me but everybody else that they have the strongest...

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And I think that the SEC has proved to not only me but everybody else that they have the strongest football-playing conference. But you know what? The ACC has proved that in basketball, and we’re not going to stop playing either of them.

http://espn.go.com/blog/bigten/post/_/id/21884/jim-delany-it-was-a-very-long-day This comes from Adam Rittenberg's interview with Jim Delany earlier today. This quote concerns me in that it could be indicative of a national trend in perception of the conference.

And I think that the SEC has proved to not only me but everybody else that they have the strongest...

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And I think that the SEC has proved to not only me but everybody else that they have the strongest football-playing conference. But you know what? The ACC has proved that in basketball, and we’re not going to stop playing either of them.

http://espn.go.com/blog/bigten/post/_/id/21884/jim-delany-it-was-a-very-long-day This comes from Adam Rittenberg's interview with Jim Delany earlier today. I certainly hope this doesn't mean he's throwing in the towel.

SB Nation Welcomes a New Big Ten Blog

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Its name is Big Ten Powerhouse. Its address is btpowerhouse.com. Its game is Big Ten basketball. The site went live Monday and is now up and running, albeit without much in the way of a community just yet.

Tyler Nielsen Suffers Broken Bone In Neck Against Michigan State

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Says here (via Morehouse) that Tyler Nielsen fractured a vertebrate in his neck this past weekend, leaving Shane DiBona, Ross Peterson, and a broom closet full of cleaning supplies in the three number two spots at linebacker.

Football Announcers Go Insane Over Blown Call This is what happens when a pair of homers get...

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Football Announcers Go Insane Over Blown Call This is what happens when a pair of homers get behind microphones. In my opinion, the color commentary guy sounds exactly like Chris Farley in Tommy Boy, and the play-by-play announcer sounds like Matt Damon in The Departed. Worth a watch and a hearty laugh. PS: If you listen closely, you can hear the Chris Farley doppelganger shove his microphone to the side and scream unintelligible hate at the officials from the press box window.

Injuries Update: Do I get a gold star for doing no leg work?

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Mas Casa of the CR Gazette lays out the injury situation. For those of you too lazy to lift a finger, here's a summary (now go and give Morehouse some traffic on his blog, for God's sake; guy deserves it). Hampton's knee injury is confirmed as an ACL. Whether it's a sprain, tear, or some other damage that nobody has thought of thus far is unknown. Bruce Davis is out indefinitely with an unconfirmed injury. Kirk Ferentz is decidedly not optimistic about his prognosis. Paki O'Meara is listed on the two-deeps linked here, after suffering what appeared to be a concussion on a kickoff on the same play that gave Davis his injury, if I recall correctly. Daniel Murray is also not listed, with his hip flexor strain continuing to keep him off of the field. Other than that, nothing, except James Vandenberg has passed Ricky Stanzi as the starter at QB. Oh, damn, I got you! Well, probably not...it was worth a try...

"Was it really worth it? Back when I was still playing football, I would say yes. Sharing a locker...

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"Was it really worth it? Back when I was still playing football, I would say yes. Sharing a locker room with players such as Brett Favre, Marshall Faulk and Kurt Warner is special. But now, as a husband and father who has headaches at the age of 35, I can't give you an answer. I'm too scared." This is Matt Bowen writing for the Chicago Tribune about his head trauma while he played, and the after-affects from which he suffers now.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-spt-0916-concussions-matt-bowen--20100915,0,1628909.column

"The seniors decide. I kind of have a say this year. Last year’s guys, they took us to "G.I. Joe" o...

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"The seniors decide. I kind of have a say this year. Last year’s guys, they took us to "G.I. Joe" one time. That was just the worst movie I’ve ever seen." Ricky Stanzi on Friday night routines for night games and who decides what movie the team sees after the team dinner. Via Hlas.

http://gazetteonline.com/blogs/the-hlog/2010/09/14/hlas-column-hawkeyes-have-just-one-real-concern-this-week-namely-the-arizona-wildcats

Morehouse's Last Call; WEGHERGATE CONTINUES!

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Really, there's not much about Brandon Wegher in here. So I suppose I lied. Sue me. No, not you, Off Tackle Empire. Also some good numbers with analysis. Worth a read, and Morehouse's material is always worth a plug.

Michigan and Ohio State May Be Separated, Says Delany

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Via Rittenberg. Interesting interview regarding potential divisional alignments in which Delany manages to say nothing except that nothing is off the table.

Is the NCAA Obsolete?

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This writer, Brett McMurphy of Fanhouse.com, thinks so. I happen to disagree, although he does make some fantastic points in the column. Worth a read if you're at work.

"For me having played in a zone blocking scheme, whether it’s full pads or no pads, I know what it s...

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"For me having played in a zone blocking scheme, whether it’s full pads or no pads, I know what it should look like," Griffith said. "And what I saw (Thursday) night showed me there’s no question that they are on the right track. Are they where want to be ultimately? Maybe not at this point in the season. But I think what helps them is the fact they get to go against (Adrian) Clayborn every day. (Karl) Klug every day. Christian Ballard. When you get to practice against these guys on a consistent basis, you’re going to get a whole lot better. Because you’re not going to see many guys that are better. Arguably you won’t as a unit. I think that really speeds up the progress of this offensive line." Howard Griffith on Iowa's practice. Full story at the Doc's Office.

via Scott Dochterman. Oh, by the way, Bellanca has this up too. I didn't see it before I posted. My bad.

AP Top 25 Released

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This morning marks the release of the first AP Top 25 poll! It lists Alabama at first, Ohio State a distant second, and Boise State at third. Other notables include Oklahoma at seven (with one first-place vote), Nebraska at 8, and Iowa at 9. The other Big Ten teams that made the cut are Wisconsin at 12 and Penn State at 19. Also, USC is at number 14 (insert outrage here). Found out about this via Marc Morehouse's Twitter, linked via SI.

Kirk Ferentz on Fox Sports Radio

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Kirk Ferentz discusses football last year, this year, and just football in general. Good listen, via Rob Howe's Twitter. He says Brandon Wegher will be in school on Monday, and may rejoin the team in the future. Whether that "future" is near or far isn't specified. Worth a listen.

AP Top 25 Poll Released

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This morning marks the release of the first AP Top 25 poll! It lists Alabama at first, Ohio State a distant second, and Boise State at third. Other notables include Oklahoma at seven (with one first-place vote), Nebraska at 8, and Iowa at 9. The other Big Ten teams that made the cut are Wisconsin at 12 and Penn State at 19. Found out about this via Marc Morehouse's Twitter, linked via SI.

This. Because, as we all know, the Mountain West is a premier conference, and the number three...

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This. Because, as we all know, the Mountain West is a premier conference, and the number three spot there is almost worth a crystal football in its own right. Via motivatedphotos.com.

Useless, except for a few frames in the middle dedicated, apparently, to Mas Casa. One of those...

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Useless, except for a few frames in the middle dedicated, apparently, to Mas Casa. One of those things that, during the season, would be booed off the site, and might anyway, but since it's August (aka the Fifth Season of Cedar Rapids, aka Hot, Muggy, Rumor Season) I'mma enjoy me some Mas Casa.

Potential Divisions Leaked By Our Favorite Sieve

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Barry Alvarez has discussed potential divisional alignments with the Chicago Tribune. While nothing concrete is in this FanShot, I was bored after going to a movie with friends on a Sunday night. Link found via Rittenberg.

Ryan Donahue has learned karate. He just tested it on a Cyclone Propaganda Machine spy Des Moines...

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Ryan Donahue has learned karate. He just tested it on a Cyclone Propaganda Machine spy Des Moines Register photographer.

Iowa's Ricky Stanzi has been chosen as the cover of Sports Illustrated's Big Ten preview magazine...

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Iowa's Ricky Stanzi has been chosen as the cover of Sports Illustrated's Big Ten preview magazine for the 2010 season. They must value this country very much. EDIT: It's come to my attention that this might be a regional cover. If that is the case, I hate the local CBS affiliate, who has the picture on their website with no story other than a caption.

Ricky Stanzi has made the cover of Sports Illustrated's Big Ten Preview. That is his second cover...

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Ricky Stanzi has made the cover of Sports Illustrated's Big Ten Preview. That is his second cover of the preseason, following the Cedar Rapids Gazette's "If The Stars Align". It's good to know SI appreciates patriotism as much as you and me. Via KGAN.com. EDIT: It's come to my attention this may or may not be a regional (as in Iowa) cover. If that's the case, I blame CBS's lack of explanation with this picture, which I found on their website.

A compilation of the drive times from Big Ten schools to what I think are the three front-runners...

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A compilation of the drive times from Big Ten schools to what I think are the three front-runners (or at least the three most talked about) locations for a conference championship game. Reposted from Rivalry, Esq., after two hours of struggling with Openoffice.org to create an appropriate table.

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Drive Times to the Top Three Potential Sites for a Championship Game

For this, I chose Soldier Field in Chicago, Lambeau Field in Green Bay, and Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.  If the reader has differing opinions about which stadiums are frontrunners to host...

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Tailgate Playlist

I've noticed in the past that whenever the discussion here turns to music, an ultra-diverse Pandora's box of artists and songs springs forth like a Stanziball from our favorite philanthropist.  My...

Photos of Big Ten Media Day's Hawkeye Contingent

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The main topic of interest here is that RIcky Stanzi now looks like a Beatle. That is all.

Mike Hlas' Interview With DJK, and the Preseason Magazine

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Hlas provides an excerpt from his interview with Derrell Johnson-Koulianos, and puts in a plug for the Gazette preseason magazine for the Iowa football team. It's a great read for anyone who wants to read a very Oher-esque story about charity and salvation from poverty. For the full story, I would refer you to the magazine, which I will most certainly be reading, from cover to cover, at least twice. Good interview, better life story, h/t to Senor Uram Hlas (his name's Hungarian, right? RIGHT?).

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