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Michigan trailing Appalachian State.

...at home.



And Michigan just lost!!!
post #2 of 43
...And losing 34-32 at home.

Easily the biggest upset loss this year--maybe within the last 3-4 years!
post #3 of 43
That's pretty sweet. I always enjoy it when the cream-puff brought in as essentially a pre-season game winds up winning.
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post #4 of 43
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And then the usual result of facing a cream-puff first opponent:

Penn State just beat 59-0 a team that hadn't won a game since 2005.
post #5 of 43
Michigan losing today was by far one of the biggest upsets in college football history.

Penn State...

Wait til we play Idaho tonight...then you'll understand the true definition of a cream-puff.

I will admit, the Big Ten network is pretty friggin' sweet. So not fair...
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post #6 of 43
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Penn State...

I don't know...

I'm predicting anywhere from 12-0 to 10-2.

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I will admit, the Big Ten network is pretty friggin' sweet. So not fair...

I hate the Big Ten network with a passion.

(Mainly because Comcast is still holding out... so that means very few games I get to see now instead of all of them like in the past.)
post #7 of 43
Well, I am as big a Penn State whore as I am an Eagles whore, so yeah. Penn State all the way!

Also, I despise Michigan like any good PSU fan would. That's their payback for stealing the game away from PSU a few years ago.
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post #8 of 43
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What pisses me off is when teams run up the score.

Oklahoma: 79-10

Louisville: 73-10

So when analysts talk about how proficient a team's offense is-- they use average stats like yards or points per game and it unfairly skews the perception of that team (and thus ranks them higher). Joe Paterno would have never let his kids score 59 unanswered points if he wasn't concerned about other teams running up the scores on their cream-puff opponents. But still, he took his starting quarterback and others out when the score could have been much higher with them in the game.
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What pisses me off is when teams run up the score.

Oklahoma: 79-10

Louisville: 73-10

So when analysts talk about how proficient a team's offense is-- they use average stats like yards or points per game and it unfairly skews the perception of that team (and thus ranks them higher). Joe Paterno would have never let his kids score 59 unanswered points if he wasn't concerned about other teams running up the scores on their cream-puff opponents. But still, he took his starting quarterback and others out when the score could have been much higher with them in the game.



This isn't as big of a problem as you think. The BCS ranking system takes in account the opponents you play, not how much you beat them by. The "quality win" is much more weighted. Plus, the ranking system took out the "margin of victory" in 2002.

I'm pretty sure Penn State has kicked the shit out of some schools long before the BCS came in to place...
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This isn't as big of a problem as you think. The BCS ranking system takes in account the opponents you play. The "quality of win" is much more weighted. Plus, the ranking system took out the "margin of victory".

Oh good.
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What pisses me off is when teams run up the score.

Oklahoma: 79-10

Louisville: 73-10

So when analysts talk about how proficient a team's offense is-- they use average stats like yards or points per game and it unfairly skews the perception of that team (and thus ranks them higher). Joe Paterno would have never let his kids score 59 unanswered points if he wasn't concerned about other teams running up the scores on their cream-puff opponents. But still, he took his starting quarterback and others out when the score could have been much higher with them in the game.

though i understand your initial reaction, sometimes you just can't help it. let's take oklahoma for a second. they played a north texas team that ran a no-huddle pass-happy spread offense that was very ineffective moving the ball or taking time off the clock against ou's defense and gave oklahoma many more opportunities to score. it was 49 to nothing at the half. the starting qb for ou only played one series in the 3rd and both the 2nd and 3rd team qb's got into the game while only 5 more passes were attempted. you can't go out there and expect your kids, especially 2nd and 3rd teamers, to hold back and not perform to the best of their ability. not only will that get kids hurt, but does absolutely nothing to prepare them for the future.

so i ask you, after knowing that , how would you handle it differently, coach?
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though i understand your initial reaction, sometimes you just can't help it. let's take oklahoma for a second. they played a north texas team that ran a no-huddle pass-happy spread offense that was very ineffective moving the ball or taking time off the clock against ou's defense and gave oklahoma many more opportunities to score. it was 49 to nothing at the half. the starting qb for ou only played one series in the 3rd and both the 2nd and 3rd team qb's got into the game while only 5 more passes were attempted. you can't go out there and expect your kids, especially 2nd and 3rd teamers, to hold back and not perform to the best of their ability. not only will that get kids hurt, but does absolutely nothing to prepare them for the future.

so i ask you, after knowing that , how would you handle it differently, coach?

Ah, I stand corrected.

Yeah, not much you can do if you take your starting QB out and you still waltz into the endzone.
post #13 of 43
Boy am I excited for this season. I've never been much into college ball but now that I'm in the marching band at IU I will be following them closely. 55 to 7 on Saturday against Indiana State. I'm praying for a bowl game this season. I want to go somewhere for free.
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post #14 of 43
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Oh, you got into IU!

Congrats!
post #15 of 43
Thanks! It's been great. I love college. It's mostly the reason I haven't been posting a lot lately.
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It's mostly the reason I haven't been posting a lot lately.

Just wait until something's due.

post #17 of 43
Wait until basketball season starts. Then your college career will officially begin...
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Wait until basketball season starts. Then your college career will officially begin...

I'm totally going to be in the pep band. I'll have amazing free seats for Hoosier basketball and I'll get to travel with the team when they go to tournaments.
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post #19 of 43
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PSU-ND tomorrow night!

It's the most expensive ticket in college football.

$1100.

post #20 of 43
Are you kidding me?
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post #21 of 43
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Yeah you'd think supply would overrule demand when we're talking 110,000 people.

But that's 110,000 crazy fans, so there's no reasonable explanation really.
post #22 of 43
Woo! IU beat Western Michigan 37-27! Next up on the checklist, the Akron Zips!

Oh and Michigan State lost at the Big House again. I wonder how those guys feel now.
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post #23 of 43
Illinois beat Western Illinois today 21-0. First shut-out in 7 years.

It was a rather boring game though.
post #24 of 43
I bet the Michigan vs. Oregon game was boring as well. 39-7 their worst lose since '68.
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post #25 of 43
Maime...

Sorry to say, but you're not allowed to give shoutouts to IU for football.

Especially since you have just confused Michigan with Michigan State.
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Maime...

Sorry to say, but you're not allowed to give shoutouts to IU for football.

Especially since you have just confused Michigan with Michigan State.

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And just why the hell not? They will be attending and winning a bowl this year.
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post #28 of 43
Against Michigan State?
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post #29 of 43
Maybe I don't know. I honestly haven't even heard of that school. Haha. I'm shutting up and going to bed now.
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post #30 of 43
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Alright I'm going to PSU-Buffalo next weekend.

Should get some nice pics to put up here if I'm not retarded enough to forget.

Or more likely I'll find pics and not remember taking them lol.
post #31 of 43
Dude...Michigan loses AGAIN, to OREGON. Going down the shitter.

PSU looked really god yesterday. ND is in scary bad shape right now. Can't wait for ND vs. Mich. I don't know who I want to lose more. I think Michigan.
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post #32 of 43
I just came back from the East Lansing Meijer.

As you walk in, they've got a rack of Appalachian State T-shirts for sale, which I found pretty hilarious.
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post #33 of 43
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PSU looked really god yesterday.

Their defense did.

Offense looked shaky-- especially the running game.
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Their defense did.

Offense looked shaky-- especially the running game.

I'll agree with that. I don't like Morelli at all, for instance. He's better than he was, but I just don't think he's that good.
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post #35 of 43
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Another win yesterday. Glad Quarless is back on the field. Austin Scott sucks. 2 fumbles in his first 3 possessions.

It was pretty cold for the game.

Not sure how we look against Michigan.

Tressel of OSU got his 200th win. But 135 of those wins were with I-AA Youngstown State.
post #36 of 43
We also had another win. 3-0 so far. Kellen Lewis IU's QB rushed for 198 yards yesterday. I it was practically twice what Akron put on the board and more than our own running backs. It was a pretty good game.
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Yeah, but Akron.

I heard that the Blue Band has very few juniors and seniors because they can't put in the time required with practice and rehearsals and whatnot once the requirements of their major start really kicking in. Is it similar at IU?

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Yeah, but Akron.

I heard that the Blue Band has very few juniors and seniors because they can't put in the time required with practice and rehearsals and whatnot once the requirements of their major start really kicking in. Is it similar at IU?

It is somewhat but not too extreme. About half of the band is upper class men but that's not typical. There was a huge rookie group that joined this year. About 120 so the total number for band members is about 270 I think. We have a seventh year senior. He's done marching band every year. I hope to do band all four/five years I'm here.

So what if our win was against Akron? It was a win.
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So what if our win was against Akron? It was a win.

It matters.

I told you to read Howie Long's book!
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It matters.

I told you to read Howie Long's book!

When did you say that?

Why does it matter?
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