Nine year old and pajama-clad me went completely off his rocker when he saw this. I'm sure you guys had a similar reaction, but with probably at least 35% less child-like innocence.
Wait, for real? Indiana? AnnArbor.com conducted a poll of players at Big Ten Media Days and got some interesting answers. The highlights include:
- Indiana is apparently the dirtiest team to play against in the Big Ten. I know, right?
- Dan Persa is the most underrated player. Being underrated while also having a Heisman billboard campaign is tough to do, y'all.
- Beaver Stadium is the toughest place to play in the conference.
- Only two in ten respondents have ever husked corn.
Now if that isn't invaluable information, I don't know what is.
DRAMAAAAAAAAAA. Apparently a group of deep-pocketed North Carolina boosters are considering suing chancellor Holden Thorp over Butch Davis' firing, specifically the timing of it. These are the same boosters that had agreed to pay for renovations to Kenan Stadium. I understand why these boosters are pissed off, but I'm not sure filing a frivolous lawsuit is the right move.
That boom you heard was the Seminole hype train breaking the sound barrier. Star linebacker Travis Lewis of Oklahoma is expected to miss eight weeks with a broken ankle. Lewis is not expected to undergo surgery for the injury, and is currently slated to return to action October 8th against Texas. This is a big loss for the Sooners, but it may not be as bad as you think considering Bob Stoops has called Lewis' replacement, Corey Nelson, "the best player on the defense" during spring practice.
He's just trying to be like Michael Floyd, guys. Michigan wide receiver Darryl Stonum will redshirt this season after he picked up his second drunk driving arrest. That's a big loss for an offense that's trying to shift away from the 'Nard-Dog-and-10-other-bros offense to a more conventional system.
Speaking of dumb people that drive drunk. A Florida man tried unsuccessfully to get out of a DUI stop by claiming he's a Gator football player. I guess he hadn't paid that much attention to all the other football players that were in fact arrested for the same offense. The state of Florida is a disturbing and fascinating train wreck that you can't look away from, don't try to deny it.
Smart Football is, uhhh, smart. My mind just exploded with knowledge and so did yours. #PASSING4LIFE