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BSD Week in Review & Pregame Open Thread: 9.24.11

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Let's try this again, shall we? This time, keep in mind that you're Penn State, and the other team sucks, m'kay?
Let's try this again, shall we? This time, keep in mind that you're Penn State, and the other team sucks, m'kay?

If you're like me, you're not going to the game today. Of course, my first-born (a boy!) child was born yesterday, so you can imagine why traveling 3.5 hours and 200 miles away from my wife wasn't in the cards for this week. But many of you aren't going today because of a bunch of things--weather, opponent quality, home team quality, etc.--that should create a perfect storm of empty seats in Beaver Stadium.

After the turd of a game Penn State laid on the Linc turf, it's not easy getting excited for this game today. Yeah, EMU is terrible, and Penn Stat should win. But it's not like Penn State hasn't looked terrible against terrible teams before. Remember 2003 Kent State, or 2004 Central Florida?

I shouldn't be all negative. The team has a chance to really work on improving the countless problems it now has, against a team that should offer some fight, but not enough to worry anyone. Follow this up with a trip to Indiana, and we could actually end up staring at a Penn State team one win away from bowl eligibility when Iowa comes calling on Oct. 8.

Friday, 9.23.11

Success With Hyperlinking Is Keeping The Band Together - by Peter

Penn State Avoids Aftermath Of South Carolina's NCAA Debacle - by Ben

Preview: Penn State vs. Eastern Michigan - by Chris

Penn State Depth Chartin': Eastern Michigan - by Mike

Brooze Cruise: Penn State vs. Eastern Michigan Injury Report - by Jeff

Thursday, 9.22.11

Success with Hyperlinking is Coming to You Live from Happy Valley - by Kyle

National Preview: Week Four - by Peter

Big Ten Preview: Week 4 - by Kyle

Amateur Blog Mob Week 4 - Penn State vs. Eastern Michigan - by Adam

Jay Paterno And The Circular Troll Squad - by Chris

Big Ten Bloggers Pick'em & Thursday Night Football Open Thread: Week 4 - by Galen

Your Week Four Totally Serious Football Odds - by Tim

Snacks on Snacks: Juicy Lucys - by Peter

Wednesday, 9.21.11

Success With Hyperlinking Is Stepping Back From The Ledge - by Peter

Black Shoe Diaries Podcast: Issues Under Glass - by Chris

Talking Band Trips and More Stadium Music with Drum Major Ian Kenney - by Mike

Eastern Michigan at Penn State: The Objective Primer & Rankings Roundup - by Mike

Tuesday, 9.20.11

Success With Hyperlinking Is Moving On - by Peter

Tuesday Recruitin' Hates Mike London, Needs Some Fresh Blood - by Jeff

BlogPoll 2011: Week 4 Ballot - by Nick

Press Conference Open Thread & Live Blog: 9.20.11 - Eastern Michigan - by Mike/Ben

Big Ten Review: Week 3 - by Kyle

Paterno's Indecision Goes Beyond A Starting Quarterback - by Ben

Monday, 9.19.11

Success With Hyperlinking Is Realigning. This Is Not A Drill. - by Peter

Let's Recap: Week Three National Wrap Up - by Peter

Recap: Penn State 14, Temple 10 - by Chris

Saturday & Sunday, 9.17/18.11

Penn State Staggers To A 14-10 Win Over Temple - by Ben

Not EVERYTHING Sucked About Penn State's Win Over Temple - by Mike

The Final Drive: Momentum, Definition for a Struggling Offense - by Ben