Silver Bullet Points Hunts Bearcats

Written March 21st, 2012 by MaliBuckeye

In the calm before the storm… it’s midweek mayhem.

Really? No... Really??

The rest of the week will be dedicated to hoops, particularly the matchup with folks from Cincy, but I thought I’d drop a little mascot knowledge on you. While that thing above may technically be a “bearcat”, I’m still convinced that the official team name should be “UChickFilAs.” According to some, it’s a version of a wolverine found in Asia, so strike two. And finally, the pajamas… with stripes… like the Bengals, but not like a bearcat. Ah well- if you want good UC coverage, you’ll need to go to the source.

The Scoops In Hoops

All of this pain, it multiples by 50 when you see a player like Robbie Hummel break down.

His career, his unbelievable and shining career at Purdue has come to an end. All of those clutch shots, all of those hustle plays, they’re all memories from now on.

But those memories have left a legacy on a program that needed something. Purdue Basketball NEEDED something to re-energize it.We were blessed to have #4 for FIVE years. We didn’t make it to any Final Fours, we didn’t win any National Championships…but we didn’t have to.

We won SO MUCH more than a trophy in the last five years at Purdue. We won excitement, memories, moments. Those stand the test of time, you can’t put that on a trophy.

Musical Interlude

Got an email today about a junior Engineering major at OSU and his new career. I’ll let you judge for yourself:

This Week In Scandal

  • Agents, Man… Agents-  With former NFL Agent Josh Luchs’ book set to drop at any moment, several media outlets have noted that his major idea for reforming college sports is to… wait for it… get more agents involved. He posits that the best idea would be to go ahead and regulate what’s already happening- to let student athletes hire agents even early in the recruiting process and have the NCAA supervise them and control the “loans” they give to students.  While Andy Staples points out that there is a precedent for the NCAA helping with student’s loans, it behooves me to point out the following.
  1. The NCAA is already under staffed and has problems with consistently enforcing much of their draconian regulations, how will having another layer to coordinate help anything?
  2. The thought that this would stop all improper benefits comes from the same logic train that brought you “If Terrelle Pryor had an additional student stipend, he wouldn’t have needed to sell his stuff”.
  3. Remember, the NCAA only works if you work with it. How would having an outside group of people looking to profit help this dynamic?
  4. This is, as far as I can tell, the first time “behoove” and “draconian” have been used in the same post here at tBBC.  “Word Of The Day” calendar FTW.

The next day it was time for the 40-yard dash and the other field work. Gil Brandt, an NFL legend who runs the combine and happened to be supportive of Maurice, broke precedent and let me and Steve into the media green room with all the writers to watch the monitor while Maurice ran. Most of the beat writers had no idea his agents were floating among them, so they were openly rooting against Maurice.

He got ready to run and it was as if everything was in slow motion. Not because that’s how I imagined it, or because it was important to me – this was because Maurice was literally running in slow motion. No burst, no explosion, just flat. He finished the 40 in 4.7-plus seconds, a good two-tenths of a second slower than the 4.5 he needed. Disaster.

There was laughter and howling in the media room, pretty cold delight. Now Maurice was supposed to run routes and running back drills. The only thing he could do worse than his 40 time would be to just quit. And that’s exactly what he did. He walked off the field. He knew he was [expletive], so he walked.

The lawsuit, slated to be filed in Boone County Circuit Court, never came to pass. But the 12-page draft of a petition for injunctive relief was obtained by the Tribune this month. It charged the SEC with illegally enticing Missouri to breach its contractual commitment to the Big 12 — an effort the suit states was “willful, deliberate and in bad faith” and the cause of “irreparable injury to the Big 12 for which money damages is not an adequate remedy.”

  • I Wish You Were Dead- Nope, not a sentiment from the Mizzou/SEC situation, but still something that a Big Integer program felt. Believe it our not, T. Boone Pickens was betting that Oklahoma State Boosters would croak- betting to the tune of a $33 Million loss.

Other Notes

And Finally…

  • Welcome To Southern Cal-


  1. EricNo Gravatar
    March 21st, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    It’s another form of Skunk-Weasels! Hurrah! Beat the Skunk-Weasels!

    Of course, we’re also rooting for Ohio to beat the Tarheels on Friday – keep that Greatest State of Ohio roll going!


  2. aliceNo Gravatar
    April 2nd, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Hows that gagging, choking sound coming out of The Arrogant State U today?


    JimNo Gravatar
    April 2nd, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    What does ASU (Arizona State? Appalachian State?) have to do with it? Or is coming up with an insult that actually makes sense based on the letters in a school’s name beyond your capabilities?

    How about this? Overbearingly Smug University. Or even better- Overbearingly $mug University.

    See how it makes sense because I used OSU? The second one is even better because it implies that we pay our players.

    That took me five seconds to come up with. I give you permission to use it from now on.

    Keep representing the UC fan base so well.


    EricNo Gravatar
    April 2nd, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Oh my god Jim – this is trolling of a degree unmatched on the internet. I’m rolling on the floor laughing my butt off right now.


    MaliBuckeyeNo Gravatar
    April 2nd, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Choking… a team that defeated your team, defeated the next team that they faced, and lost to a national finalist.

    Yeah- I think they’ll be just fine.


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