Thursday, October 29, 2015


Entering the home stretch of the Purdue/Illinois/Rutgers/Maryland stretch, which has somehow been an uglier stretch of opponents than we ever imagined. Illinois/Rutgers/Maryland all looking for new coaches, and Purdue probably looking for a new coach. That's magical.

But it's fine. We'll take the easy wins to pump the record. In all honesty I'm rather enjoying a low-stress season. A loss on a Saturday puts everyone in a pootie mood. But this year? This year we're all just having fun and throwing back beers and living the high life.

CHICAGO BADGERS: 11:00 am game on Halloween Saturday in Madison and brace yourselves here come the 'WE SHOULD TAKE THE STUDENT SECTION AWAY FOREVER BECAUSE THEY DON'T APPRECIATE IT ENOUGH' tweets.

PS - Costumes are encouraged at Will's. Rumors swirling that there's a prize for the best costume.

PPS - I just made that rumor up but I bet if we believe it hard enough it could happen.



1) Ohio State, 8-0 (4-0). They let Rutgers score? Getting a little sloppy I think.

2) Michigan State, 8-0 (4-0). Inching closer towards 10-0 MSU at 10-0 OSU. That's pretty cool. #B1G

3) Iowa, 7-0 (3-0). My company had a costume thing during a party on Tuesday and someone went as the whichever shark it was from the Super Bowl halftime show last year. Or at least it feels like it was last year. Hasn't that window closed? That was like the first week in February. Might as well go as Donald Trump for Halloween 2k16 while you're at it.

4) Penn State, 6-2 (3-1). Better be careful now that really smart and important nerds have determined that eating red meats is going to give us all cancer. We'll have to add that to the list of... everything else in the goddamn world that is going to give us all cancer. Bury me smilin', meat in my pocket.

5) Wisconsin, 6-2 (3-1). So the UW-Madison Police Department was tweeting that they were out enforcing bike/pedestrian safety, and some bro started blasting them saying it was basically a shakedown. In response, they tweeted out a few videos of bike/pedestrian accidents that looked TERRIBLE. I loved this guy's last shot, though:

Just to be clear: we don't know for sure that this guy is a UW student. But he probably is. And here's a guy that will hold a degree from the same university that you and I do. This is a sad realization. #WriteFromWrong

6) Michigan, 5-2 (2-1). May the losses mount faster than we can count.

7) Northwestern, 6-2 (2-2). Actually pretty impressed with that win in Lincoln. I get the feeling Fitzgerald will be coaching these guys for the next 30 years.

8) Indiana, 4-4 (0-4). Well I'll give you this: you put up a good fight.

9) Illinois, 4-3 (1-2). Yup. Weird game (Stave concussed), meh weather, closer than it had to be but we still pulled it out. Can't imagine myself ever going to a game there to see that crap.

10) Minnesota, 4-3 (1-2). No jokes about Kill resigning. Really sad news and hopefully he can sort out (or at least control) his medical issues.

11) Nebraska, 3-5 (1-3). There's really no reason for Nebraska to ever be a national power again, and I find that positively delightful.

12) Maryland, 2-5 (0-3). Snapchat just released another A++ update. First we had rainbow puke. Now we get the ability to put any video snap in reverse, slow motion, or fast forward? That's brilliant. There have been way too many times I've taken a video normal and wished I could slo-mo it after the fact. Bang, Snapchat just changed the game.

Snap vids are about to be flying off the reservation. Is that a saying?

Rutgers) Rutgers, 3-4 (1-3). Trounce City, Population Rutgers

14) Purdue, 1-6 (0-3). LOL purdue


Had a hot 3 week stretch where I was really digging this song. Moving on.


Sunshine's Mental Strength vs. Spooky Concussions. I actually originally wrote 'spooky confessions' by mistake, so let's do some spooky confessions:

  • I think everything avocado is disgusting because 'mushy' is not an adjective I like for food
  • A little part of me was hoping Houston would fail because I couldn't handle the 'I TOLD YOU SO' Twitter barrage that would follow
  • I will probably shed a tear or two when Bo actually does hang up the cleats
  • I just measured my bicep with a tape measure
  • Chocolate candy is a million times better than sweet candy, HOWEVER I kinda like eating candy corn ONLY if you three-bite each one by color
  • I think Homeland is still very enjoyable. Actually, with The Walking Dead and The Leftovers, I think Sunday night TV es en fuego right now.


I say it right now:

If we somehow lose this one

Then I'm on to hoops


It is so wonderfully amusing when dogs are tricked by TVs. But this video would just be good if it didn't lead me to a new hotness:

Dying. Where has this video been all of my life? Always thought pugs looked like aliens, and then the pug in Men In Black WAS an alien, and now we get PUG FILES, which is a pug-centric smash hit about aliens? It's all working. Everything is in sync.

I love a random check-in on what weird shit Japan is up to on the internet. Biita, Biisuke and Biigoro are such adorable little friends.

PS - How long to set up that contraption and how many attempts before it all played out perfectly? Japan's probably the most fascinating culture in the world.

Mad impressed with how calm the guy was when he discovered a drunk bro sleeping in his bed. This video does kind of make sense though because you really do go on autopilot at the end of the night when you're all tuned up. I don't think I ever went back to an old apartment by mistake, but I've definitely made some questionable geographic decisions.


Chick-fil-A BREAKFAST BISCUIT SANDWICH. I always forget that they have breakfast food when I'm on the (typically hungover) hunt for something to eat on my way in to work. But a co-worker was eating one of their breakfast sandwiches the other day and I knew I found my motivation. It felt weird not getting a chicken sandwich (this was bacon/egg/cheese), but that's because I wasn't sure how I felt mixing chicken with pre-chicken. Like, what kind of nut gets grilled chicken in an omelette? Nobody, right?

Next time I go I'm getting a chicken/egg/cheese sandwich and I can't WAIT.

PS - This was the first time I was stumped on the 'do you want any sauces?' question. Did they have special BREAKFAST sauces? Is there some kind of honey-smoked syrup I don't know about? Fudge it just give me some Chick-fil-A and buffalo and I'm good to go.

PPS - I'm aware this isn't the best picture I've ever taken, but I was just very excited and had like 6 minutes to eat before a meeting. DWI.


Dan S. sends us this taunting shot from some villa in Italy. We're quickly approaching that awesome time of the year when it's abysmal here in Chicago and people are off on tropical vacations rubbing it in our Instagram faces. I just checked my inbox to see if I had any surprise vacations planned to warm places this winter. Prognosis... NEGATIVE. I feel like I'm way overdue for a surprise vacation.


Still tracking towards the ugliest 10-2 team in football history. But winning ugly is so much better than losing ugly, so we have to just roll with it for now. And we gonna keep on rolling in Madison this weekend. THE PICK:

WISCONSIN 36, Rutgers 2



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