What do these bowl games have in common: Florida State 42 – Wisconsin 13, Missouri 30 – Northwestern 23, Kansas 42 – Minnesota 21, Georgia 24 – Michigan State 12, USC 38 – PSU 24, Texas 24 – Ohio State 21? Thats right, they all feature Big 10 football teams losing in them. Just one of the Big Ten’s best and brightest has won their bowl game and that comes from the mighty Iowa who trounced a woefully overmatched South Carolina squad, 31-10. Pollsters thought so much of Iowa that they haven’t been ranked all season long.
So after a thrilling finish at the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, where the hopes and dreams of all in the Buckeye nation are driven and crushed painfully into the ground yet again, like any good Ohio sports fan’s dreams should be, that makes the mighty Big Ten conference 1 for 7 in bowl games. 7 bowl games played and this conference can only muster one win, and that game could have been most Big 10 teams homecoming game the way South Carolina played its last 3 games this year.
As down in the dumps as people say the ACC and Pac-10 are in football these days, even they as conferences put up more of a fight than the pantywaists in the Big 10. Four bowl wins for the ACC and the Pac-10 went a perfect 5 for 5 in their bowl games.
So much for the Big Ten being the midwest powerhouse…more like the midwest pussycats.
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The laughs never stop in Watts. Only if Ricky Baker could have joined in the fun. The least the school could do is invite Doughboy so he doesn’t feel left out. Unfortunately Will Ferrell’s funnier than Ice Cube.
Pete Carroll and Will Ferrell are recycling practical jokes. They’re going back to people falling from great heights in front of the team. In 2005, LenDale White faked falling off a building and reading. They must have tried nothing because they’re fresh out of ideas.
Offensive line coach Pat Ruel began yelling at a man atop a mechanical lift used for filming practice. The man fell from the lift, on the street outside a fence that surrounds Howard Jones Field, and landed on a cushion out of view of those attending practice.
A few seconds later, Ferrell [who wore a mask, half an Ironman costume and a Speedo-style swimsuit as Captain Compete] burst through the gate carrying the unhurt man.
As Ferrell addressed players, most of whom were laughing, another man emerged from behind the end zone engulfed in flames. After the flames were put out, Ferrell doused the man with water.
What pranks do you think Rick Neuheisel is pulling in Westwood Village? We’re guessing forcing UCLA players to draft potential brackets for the 2009 NCAA Basketball Tournament or interviewing for other jobs while saying he’s not.
To a kid lookin’ up ta me,
Life ain’t nuthin’ but bitches and money.
USC recruit Maurice Simmons takes those words to heart. Too bad he didn’t realize the bitches and money were at USC and not on some street in (Where you from, fool?) Compton.
Simmons and a codefendant were found guilty of felony robbery, assault with a firearm and a misdemeanor for allowing someone to have a gun in his car. The two jacked a man on a Compton street. Simmons didn’t hold the gun but it was found in his car along with the victim’s possessions.
The linebacker recruit hasn’t been admitted yet and now it looks as though he’s got no chance in hell. Pete Carroll should look at Simmons as an opportunity to stay close to #1 Georgia. The more delinquents on a college football team, the better it does. It’s been scientifically proven by the American Academy of Sciences, RAND, CERN, Cal Tech, MIT, SAIC and your moms. It also helps if one of your program’s biggest backers is a rapper. See Miami. Doo Doo Brown!! (Maybe NSFW, uncensored version – Turn volume down)
If Redskins fans including Chimp Rage were pissed the Skins drafted Fred Davis (TE-USC), imagine how Chris Cooley felt. Actually don’t bother, let him tell you in his increasingly money blog, Outside Football.
I think no more be said in the question. I was surprised as anyone that the Redskins drafted a tight end this year. We saw Fred Davis as a first round player that had fallen way down into the second round. The Redskins felt like it was way to much value to pass on. As a player I feel like you can never discount having the best 11 guys on the field, so if two tight ends makes up the best 11 guys I’m all for it. I will do everything I can to help Fred become the best football player for the Redskins and I think he will do a great job. All that being said, I feel like the next five years should be Pro Bowl years for me and I would be extremely surprised if my production on the field goes down at all.
Team security was sent to find Davis after he didn’t show up for practice on Sunday for the final day of minicamp. It turns out he slept through practice. Very crafty, Mr. Cooley. I’m guessing chloroform or roofies. Either those or just telling him he’d wake him up on time.
**Damn. Unsilent beat us to the punch over at Deadspin. You win this time…by a mile.