Thursday, January 05, 2006

Last Night's Big Game

Big Ten opener: Northwestern 66, Purdue 53.
8-4, 1-0...this ain't your big brother's Wildcats.

I love this line, the top sentence from the fourth graf of the recap: "In a game featuring two short-handed teams expected to finish at the bottom of the Big Ten,"...sweeeet.

Okay, so this isn't the big game from last night. But we'll have plenty on that subject in a little while, including some classic Keith Jackson quotes. Nothing quite as classic as his description of the McGahee Fiesta Bowl injury -- "Ohhhhh boy, McGahee got hit on the inside of the knee...and the knee is...gone" -- but close.

Slack Song of the Day: In honor of the Rose Bowl victors down in Austin, Texas, here's a fitting tribute -- Roses are Free from 7/25/98 in Austin's South Park Meadows.

Don't believe Lee Corso when he tells you that the Roses are Freeee.

11 Comments:

At 9:43 AM, Blogger Joey said...

Go you, NU

 
At 9:47 AM, Blogger dhodge said...

These ain't your brother's (or even my own) Boilermakers, either. Welcome to the post-Keady era.

 
At 10:12 AM, Blogger PaulNoonan said...

Yeah, they may end up actually making boilers when they graduate.

 
At 10:17 AM, Blogger dhodge said...

They'll be lucky if they are mixing boilermakers after they graduate.

 
At 10:18 AM, Blogger ethan said...

heh. you guys are talking about D-1 basketball players graduating.

 
At 10:22 AM, Blogger hoobs said...

ha! that "mixing boilermakers" line made me pee my pants a little.

 
At 10:40 AM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

Break up the MildCats! Go U NU is right, Joey. We're takin everyone down, Big Ten be damned. We're goin into Madison, and Ann Arbor, and Champaign/Urbana, we're goin all over and we're cleaning house. Not really.

 
At 10:53 AM, Blogger Alex Fritz said...

Was anyone else appaled that Keith Jackson mispronounced "Stamos" during a promo for Jake in Progress?

How do you not know that its stay-mos, not stah-mos? Uncle Jesse had to be pissed.

 
At 11:33 AM, Blogger dhodge said...

I liked how Jackson messed up reading the title of that new Heather Graham TV show (right before the Stamos mistake) and instead of going back to correct himself, he just muttered "whatever" and went on to botching Uncle Jesse's name.

 
At 11:52 AM, Blogger ethan said...

northwestern short-handed? i call bullshit. they've got player/coach patches (o') houlihan coming off the bench for pete's sake. i don't care if he's in a wheel chair, get that man more than 1 minute a game!

 
At 3:13 PM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

Now, THAT's pretty funny, Ethan.

NU is a serious dodgeball school.

 

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