Gonna wait now

Northwestern now¬†has two weeks to prepare for their game against Ohio State on October 5. While the Buckeyes have to deal with a should-be-undefeated Wisconsin team next weekend, Northwestern will have the week off to chop wood and climb mountaintops (metaphorically speaking). The planets are aligned for Northwestern on this one. It looks to meContinue reading “Gonna wait now”

Link to a piece on ChicagoSideSports

It’s all over but the bowl game now. The college football season was exciting, but ultimately disappointing for me as an alumus of Northwestern University. Not one, not two, but three games got away from the Wildcats, and that’s why there’s no game to look forward to this weekend. That’s why this feels more likeContinue reading “Link to a piece on ChicagoSideSports”

A year that stood out

On my way home from work today, I filled up the tank of my Prius at a gas station out in the suburbs. The Prius is one way to cope with the gas prices, since a fill-up runs about $25 at the most. With the minivan, it’s usually a lot more than that. A biggerContinue reading “A year that stood out”

So it’s come to this

I wrote an earlier post about how I had no NCAA brackets to consult this year. The Final Four has now been set, and there are no VCU-type cinderella stories this year. Louisville, Kansas and Kentucky are among the entrenched elite of college basketball, and even the team that wears scarlet and gray has hadContinue reading “So it’s come to this”

Ending two bad streaks

I just returned from a one-day trip into the heart of Michigan country, Ann Arbor. I wore, as I often do, a purple Northwestern hat, but not with the intention of making any point about my school. It’s just a hat that I’ve been wearing for many years–decades, even–and am comfortable with. But I wasContinue reading “Ending two bad streaks”

8 out of 12 ain’t bad

I promised a wrap-up of the second night of the Big Ten-ACC Challenge, and here it is. The Big Ten won for the third straight year, with another 4-2 performance in Wednesday’s games. All Big Ten teams won except for Michigan, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Nebraska. And the eight wins is the best that the conferenceContinue reading “8 out of 12 ain’t bad”

Hopefully he’ll sit today

At the start of this college football season, Northwestern put up billboards touting Dan Persa as a Heisman trophy candidate. The problem was that he was still rehabbing from an Achilles injury that ended his season–and Northwestern’s as well–against Iowa last year. I was literally hanging on every play listening to that game in theContinue reading “Hopefully he’ll sit today”