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 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.
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!
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 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.
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.
"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" 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
"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.
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 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.
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 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 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 (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.
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...
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...