Postscript, Wisconsin

In college, in a 1,056-square-foot house on California Avenue in which we crammed eight guys, my roommates and I started a Madden football league. I was a terribly boring Madden player. While my roommates preferred to sling the ball all over, I was

Gravity

So I just finished watching the volleyball game. Tried to write a post right after the loss, no words were there, needed to see an Illini win, so I tuned in to #7 Illini Volleyball vs. Michigan St. And it made me realize this football thing might never

SOC - Wisconsin

I want to talk about "culture". We hear this term a lot - Lovie is trying to change the "culture", Brad Underwood wants to change the whole "culture" around Illinois Basketball, but what does that really mean? Well, Webster's defines... (no, not really)

Those Were The Days - Wisconsin

Wisconsin is personal for Detlef, you know, given his wife the Badger fan. So just know that every Wisconsin Those Were The Days post will be filled with personal anecdotes. This year he takes us back to a very hot (but very awesome) fall day in

Fighting Illini Upcoming Schedule

Craig has the Scout - Wisconsin 2018

Coming Up

Who: Wisconsin Badgers

When: 11:00 am - October 20th, 2018

Where: Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, WI

How: FS1

Opponent Primer:

Head Coach: Paul Chryst. Chryst is the latest Wisconsin coach who has taken on the

Basketball Practice Thoughts

I'm worse than a newspaper. I mean, the whole idea behind a blog is that you can instantly publish. No more waiting until the next morning to read about the game. I went to basketball practice on Saturday and here are my thoughts.. on Wednesday.

My

Postscript, Purdue

The one thing that struck me about the walk through Grange Grove to Memorial Stadium Saturday was that every player, or almost every player, was wearing headphones.

Maybe this is getting dangerously close to The Simpsons meme about the old man yelling

I'm Not Mad - I'm Just Disappointed

That's what we say to our kids, right? We know it's not OK to get angry with them. And when we do lose our cool (every parent loses their cool in weak moments), they can destroy us with "are you mad at me?". We respond with the truth: "I'm not mad -

From The Stands - Purdue

Worst loss since... Arizona State 2012? That was the first year of Beckman, so I don't think that really "counts". Has to be the worst loss since Minnesota 2011 - Ron Zook's final game. That team laid down and died that day. Which sounds somewhat

SOC - Purdue

This might be a long one. I have a lot of thoughts. I have gone back and forth and back and forth with this game all week. This is the main reason I don't make a prediction until the night before. I would have changed it 13 times this week. I think I

Craig has the Scout - Purdue 2018

Coming Up

Who: Purdue Boilermakers

When: 2:30 pm - October 13th, 2018

Where: Home Sweet Homecoming

How: FS1

Opponent Primer:

Head Coach: Jeff Brohm. The bane of Robert's patience mantra. Brohm, a former Illini QB coach

Those Were The Days - Purdue

We'll switch up the order this week. Those Were The Days first, then Craig Has The Scout. With a likely Robert Rants About The Fact That We Cannot Keep From Shooting Our Program In The Foot somewhere in between. First, though, Detlef takes us back to

Twenty Five

I wrote about it back in 2016, have probably referred to it twenty five times over the past two years, and now it's here. "We won't really learn anything for the next 25 games, until the Purdue game in 2018". Well, welcome to the Purdue game in

Postscript, Rutgers

I watch a lot of bad football.

That's not a shot at our Illini, although they haven't helped the situation. No, these past few years before the Illini start their games late on Saturday mornings, I'm watching my nephews play junior football.

Youth

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