Thursday, July 30, 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Big Surprise

ESPN thinks the visit by the Goblas will be tough for ISU to win.

Everybody thought the same two years ago. And four years ago.

It's not our fault that Kirk's boys get a case of Tight Helmet when they go on the road.


Low Bar

If we manage to win in College Station, maybe we get Sherm fired.

I suspect hanging a loss on any B12 opponent will give the other fan base heartburn this year. That's part of the fun of being the perennial underdog.


Sunday, July 19, 2009


Why must teams try to mimic the fashion style of the 70's Pirates?

The fashion trend in football is to have enough combinations of helmets, pants and jerseys to only wear the same combo once or twice a season has struck Baylor.

While pretty tame, long time readers know that I hate schools that have two colors in their usual combo (say, cardinal and gold) who use a bunch of white instead (CU, we're looking at you.) Too bad Baylor is drifting in the same direction.

The all gold number- helmet, jersey, pants- now that's fugly.

I hope our Cyclones can stick with what they have- it's the best uniform they've had in years, if ever.

Hat tip: Wizard of Odds.


Saturday, July 18, 2009


SUI fans are so confident they will beat ISU this year they returned 1200 tickets from their allotment to the game.

Now that's confidence in the outcome.

Those 1200 tickets are being used as the anchor for a 3 game mini- pack.


Friday, July 17, 2009

Brother, Do You Need A Wrestling Writer?

The Des Moines Register has laid off Dan McCool. Idiots.

For most sports writers the wrestling beat would be the equivalent to the sports page dog house. Dan really liked covering wrestling, and now can probably do so full-time as a freelancer.

It's reassuring that doing top-shelf work means little when the "variable costs" need trimming.