Random thoughts as the season approaches

Written August 16th, 2009 by Jeff

Some random thoughts floating around my skull tonight……

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The Buckeyes have a LOT to live up to this year, and it’s much much more than a fifth straight Big Ten title and another crack at a big BCS bowl game.

Ohio State is more than just the champions of this league four straight years. We are downright dominating it, and that needs to continue. Take a look at this stat – here’s what the league looks like over the past four seasons;

Big Ten records 2005-2008

W L Games back
Ohio State 29 3 0
Penn State 23 9 6
Michigan 20 12 9
Wisconsin 20 12 9
Iowa 16 16 13
Northwestern 15 17 14
Purdue 13 19 16
Michigan State 12 20 17
Minnesota 10 22 19
Illinois 10 22 19
Indiana 8 24 21

Ohio State has lost only 3 games in 4 years.  EVERY other team in the Big Ten has had AT LEAST one season with 4 losses in it….and we don’t have a TOTAL of four losses combined.

That’s not just champion material….that’s total control. And it needs to continue.

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Earlier today, Wisconsin suspended a pair of players, Aubrey Pleasant and Shane Carter.  So far, no word on why the two were suspended, or any word on how long they’ll be out.

aubrey plaza

Surly teenager + nothing to do + Wisconsin = trouble

But it will hurt the Badgers. Both were starting safeties and both were seniors.

My biggest concern is not whether or not they players will return to the field this year, but whether or not it will affect the lineup on “Parks And Recreation” this fall.

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Word from Penn State today is that sophomore LB Michael Mauti has an ACL tear in his knee. Not good news for a linebacker. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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Tomorrow morning, I’ll be taking my daughter up to Cedar Point for one last time before she enters the 5th Grade. THIS is why I got two new writers….vacation days!

Just kidding guys…but make sure you put up a post for Day #19. Hint – use a punter whose name rhymes with Rom Rupa. And clean the kitchen. I don’t know who left those dishes, but it’s not my turn to wash them.

For those of you unfamiliar with Cedar Point, it’s THE place to go if you’re a roller coaster freak. Charlotte and I LOVE the coasters, so we’re all about it tomorrow. Also, it’s a few miles from the border of TSUN, so I’m wearing my Beanie Wells jersey. It’s been fun going up to CP for the last several years. Michigan fans usually just put their heads down and don’t look you in the eye up there anymore.

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The BBC is using Twitter right now (follow us here), but we’re still new to the medium and we’re just getting revved up in taking full advantage of it’s technology. We are still trying to become as popular as Eleven Warriors (story of our life, huh?).

Anyway, I was at work yesterday when I got word of my latest follower on Twitter. Yeah, I was pretty jazzed about it for the rest of the day.

Bo Biafra.

For those of you who don’t know the magic that is Bo Biafra, let me give you a taste. Here’s my favorite song of theirs, that I put into a video. Ladies and gentlemen, the lead singer of the Dead Schembechlers with their classic tune, “Chad Henne Is A Joke”. Lyrics are probably NSFW. Hide the kids and/or distract the boss.

Yeah, that was also a good excuse to post that video. It always pisses off the Michigan bastards. 250,000 viewers can’t be wrong.

Thanks, Bo. Nice to see you read The BBC. I’m a big fan.

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