The Directional Michigan schools took it on the chin this weekend, losing by a combined score of 147-44 to such powerhouses as Miami (OH), Kent State, and Buffalo. I propose a new super-conference consisting of the Directional Michigans, Illinois, Indiana, Vanderbilt, Kentucky, Duke, Kansas, Baylor, Rutgers, and Temple. We will openly court Penn State and Notre Dame as they continue their free fall into mediocrity. The conference acronym will be CRAP - Conference Really Awful & Pathetic. We can't offer the great perks offered by such fine institutions as The Ohio State University, but we'll kick your butts in the NCAA basketball tournament.
Speaking of tOSU, how 'bout them Buckeyes?! Another once proud team soon to be finishing 6-5, assuming Lloyd Carr doesn't perform another choke job like he did against the Domers. Don't let the tie and sweater-vest fool you, Jim Tressel is just a well-dressed version of Barry Switzer, racking up the wins while the inmates are running the asylum. ... Elsewhere in the Big Ten, the Badgers got taken to the woodshed in East Lansing. That was brutal, but the Orlando Chamber of Commerce would like extend a warm welcome to the Capital One Citrus Bowl, assuming you can take care of business in Iowa City next weekend. ... Illinois, although a 3.5 point underdog, managed to cover the spread vs. Bye. ... No news on a new HBC in Gatorland. Florida did manage, however, to become bowl eligible with a win over South Carolina on Saturday. Gaylords Hotels Music City Bowl here they come! ... And we would be remiss if we didn't mention Pittsburgh's win over the Leprechauns in South Bend. Another fine coaching job by Ty Willingham.
Buena suerte to all, and Go Illini!
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