This week in the Big Ten, Iowa is going HBO, Illinois needs to calm down, and Northwestern lawyered us all.
"University of Iowa to Girls: Stay Away" is both an entertaining headline and a piece of straight truth because ladies you are NOT PREPARED for Iowa. 79th in the nation in offense but first in our hearts because our hearts really, really like slow developing draw plays. On a related note, our hearts are not doing particularly well.
"There's a lot of drama of drama, but it's writer drama, not urban drama" which is WAY WORSE. I lived with a person who is currently getting an MFA and she would play Scrabble against herself and when I caught her doing so she said, "I'd rather you have caught me masturbating." She also wore glasses with no glass in them. WRITERS ARE THE WORST.
Your weekly "what the hell is going on in Iowa City" news story. Iowa City needs a gritty Showtime series with just the right amount of nudity.
"Coach Ferentz, what's your reaction to Northwestern football players winning their NLRB fight to unionize?"
"Will this in any way affect my contract?"
"Are you sure?"
"No, really. Are you sure?"
"Uh, then... no comment."
I don't want cars to talk, especially cars in Ann Arbor, because I can't handle fifteen Toyota Corollas yelling at me about divesting from Israel. Shut the hell up, cars, and let me jaywalk in front of you.
The gay marriage debate in Michigan continues apace, and will probably conclude just in time for someone who totally isn't me to not be able to afford the Big House wedding of their sad, sad dreams. FYI, the wedding would take 20 minutes and feature a live reenactment of the end of the 2005 game against Penn State.
Michigan's offensive line is going to be the most optimistic tire fire of all.
"Coach Hoke, what's your reaction to Northwestern football platers winning their NLRB fight to unionize?"
"Well, I think it shows a real need for more toughness and physicality, really getting to the ball and making plays. Also, do you know if there will be pizza at this event?"
"Pizza. I mean, it's been a few hours since lunch and Mrs. Hoke says that I can't have pizza if it's not Thursday - that's our pizza night - but I heard a rumor that there might be pizza here and well I thought I'd ask you."
If Penn State takes the names off the jerseys how will I know which hell beast of Satan to avoid next year?
"Coach Franklin, what's your reaction to Northwestern football players winning their NLRB fight to unionize?"
:: phone buzzes ::
"Coach, you just added me on Twitter. Can you answer my..."
:: phone buzzes ::
"Coach I don't know if I can add you on Tumblr so can you just..."
:: phone buzzes::
"I am NOT adding you on SnapChat, Coach Franklin."
The NCAA: think of it like a spirit squad for student-athletes. Like a big, expensive spirit squad. That writes checks. To athletic directors.
Urban Meyer: on the forefront of offensive play-calling and terrible handwriting.
"Coach Meyer, what's your reaction to Northwestern football players winning their NLRB fight to unionize?"
"Will this influence my plans to destroy the entire Midwest with my play calling, setting veritable fire to every state from the Ohio to the Mississippi and ruining the lives of millions of people who just want peace and security and happiness and garlic bread and maybe a Big Ten title?"
"Progress" means different things to different people, so yes, I guess so.
"Coach Beckman, what's your reaction to Northwestern football players winning their NLRB fight to unionize?"
:: silence ::
::hands Hazell a piece of gum::
"Coach Anderson, what's your reaction to Northwestern players winning their NLRB fight to unionize?"
"We beat Northwestern 35-6."
"But that's not..."
"They went 2 for 17 on third down."
"That's not my..."