Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Big Tentacles: Terrelle Pryor, Kirk Cousins, Joe Paterno, and the Little Sisters of the Poor.

Why is this mascot smiling?
(Big Tentacles is the SWRT look at the Big Ten and the schools it not-so-secretly covets.)  


With one breath, with one flow, you will know. Synchronicity. 
The NCAA is investigating a spring break trip in taken by Terrelle Pryor to...wait for it...Miami. (CBS Sports)

Standing in the Shadows of Love. 
First-year Michigan strength and conditioning coach Aaron Wellman prefers to stay out of the spotlight while helping Wolverine players shape up for the 2011 season. (The Detroit News)

Fly Me Courageous.
Michigan State head football coach defended quarterback Kirk Cousins against comments by former Spartan QB Tony Banks said the senior needed "to be more courageous"  and "play better." (The Detroit News)

Don't mess with a missionary man.
Notre Dame signee Chris Badger is hoping to be able to finish his two-year Mormon mission to Ecuador early to enroll in school in January of 2012. (The Chicago Tribune)

Don't mess with an 84-year old man, either. 
Running back Stephfon Green is an ex-Nittany Lion. Because he "had some problems with" Joe Paterno. (CBS News)

Similar Features.
Besides both using the initials "NU," Nebraska and Northwestern both run a similar spread offense using the pistol. (Lake the Posts)

Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before.
Another year, another "Notre Dame is back" article. (ESPN)

That Don't Impress Me Much.
The Wall Street Journal's Darren Everson mocks Heisman Trophycampaigns like Northwestern's "PersaStrong" campaign for senior QB Dan Persa, saying that it's more to promote the school. (The Wall Street Journal)

Nobody Told Me. 
Ohio State president Gordon Gee says that he never knew that the Little Sisters of the Poor were an actual religious order when he referenced them in mocking TCU and other BCS buster schools last year. Well, now you know. (CBS Sports)

 Famous Last Words.
"There will never be a repeat of the 2002-2003 BCS Title Game." Because Off Tackle Empire said so. The 02-03 game of course being between Ohio State and Miami. Now here's a case where you really want to see Instant Karma get somebody. (Off Tackle Empire)

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