Random thoughts from Nipsey
So I was totally going to post the following story from The Other Paper on the BLOG, but then Fu had to go and email it to everyone first. Anyway, great minds think alike, and here it is if you haven't seen it:
"Barring a major upset, logic tells us an Ohio State-Notre Dame Fiesta Bowl is a virtual lock.Of the BCS bowls, only the Fiesta gets to choose two teams, and it picks first and third. If you're Tempe, you're thinking two moves ahead as you select your first participant. Penn State, which is begging for a Fiesta invite, is a bad choice because the Orange Bowl will then grab Notre Dame, leaving the Fiesta with no intriguing opponent for the Lions. (An OSU-PSU rematch sounds interesting only in Columbus.) So the Fiesta takes Notre Dame, and the Orange—already hosting the ACC champ—grabs Penn State, a team with a great story and bowl-starved fans. The Fiesta then has OSU, Oregon and Auburn to choose from.Of those three, the Buckeyes bring the highest BCS rating, the biggest fan base and the most interest from neutral TV watchers. The Fiesta folks are insisting this is a tough call. They're just being polite."
Sounds good, though I'm not sure the Orange passes on us. Either way, I'm saying a BCS bid is looking "likely" at this point, and a BCS snub would look absolutely ridiculous. Oh, and am I the only one who watched the Stanford-ND game and was just salivating at the chance to take the Irish down a peg. A whole peg!
In other news from the world of midwest football of the pointy variety, Nipsey's alma mater is once again in the Ohio Division III title game, for the 5th time in the last 10 years (won it all in 1997 & 1998, lost in 1996 & 2001 - though the 2001 game was lost on a bogus call). So good luck to the purple horseys as they take on undefeated Steubenville. The game's being televised live, which is nice, but kickoff is at 11 am on Friday, which is not so good. The toppings contain potassium benzoate. That's bad. Getting a crack at Steubenville is fine and all, but I was hoping to play the team they defeated, Akron Buchtel. Apart from making a name for themselves for spitting out San Antonio Pittman a couple of years ago, one of their assistant coaches was arrested a few days ago for possession of crack cocaine. Good for him.
Don't look now, but the MWB's 2nd favorite basketball team has lost 3 straight. I'm still not worrying. Two were to top 10 teams and the other was in OT to LSU. Coach Beilein's just making sure the Neers don't look too dominant come March. That's Pittsnogle time. And remember, the Gansey Man Can!
Good luck to the Bucks and the entire Big Ten as the Challenge begins tonight. For the love of God, can we just win this thing once?!
Kick me, kike me, whatever....I'm out.