Purdue Football now has back to saying '...yeah but.' They stuck around with Nebraska, but didn't play winning football. All of the excitement has seemingly gone out of the window. Our backyard, unfortunately, consists of the Chicago Bears as well who look even worse. All that talent and they can't do anything correctly. Marc Trestman doesn't have control of the locker room and the O looks miserable. We take a look around the college football landscape, especially the SEC West with Ole Miss versus Auburn. Muschamp may have saved his job with the Georgia win, but hopefully Notre Dame will lose at Arizona State. And it's time for the annual Tyler/Pops Alabama LSU bet. We take a look around the NFL with New England whooping Denver. Is there a 3rd threat? Can the Broncos win on the road on the playoffs? Despite not being in the playoffs coming into this week, the Packers look like the biggest threat in the NFC. And we're talking Cubs and White Sox this week.
The Purdue Football program makes their first ever trip to Nebraska after blowing the Minnesota game. Improvement has happened, but with a shot to get a bowl after the Illinois game you are still probably left with what if. The Bears continue to slide, will the ship get righted. All this talent but no wins. The first college playoffs rankings came out and it was a bit surprising. Expecting disappointment and the wrong choices, 3 SEC West teams got in. It'll be something to watch as the season evolves. Of course we have some fantasy updates as our family league stays very competitive. Each of us Guenthers have made a big trade in our arms race. We get our hands on a GM survey for the NBA as we get a little taste of a preview.
Starting in our backyard is Purdue Football and Chicago Bears. Purdue has winnable games on the schedule and really hurt their bowl chances by blowing the Minnesota game. Meanwhile the Bears continue to be consistently inconsistent. They play the good teams well and the bad teams awful. Jay Cutler looks like old Jay, does Trestman really have the ears of this team? In the NFL landscape the AFC is really looking to already be sorted out for the playoff teams, and the NFC is really surprising with who is at the top. We've got an update on our Fantasy Football league with some big trades going on. NBA season is about to start and there's an interesting survey that General Managers did about preseason questions.
Apologies for some technical difficulties. A podcast was lost and we're migrating the blog. Here's the podcast from a few weeks ago. Pops proclaims his rightness on the Austin Appleby issue for the Purdue Boilermakers. He looks like a massive improvement for the Purdue O. If he got snaps last season would the black and gold have more wins this season? There were huge loses all over the NCAAF top 10, shaking up the playoff picture. How does the landscape shake out all over college football? Of course we're talking Fantasy Football with our family league. There's of course the up and down Bears and coach Quenneville tinkering with his lines early in the season.
This week is a 'celebration' of bad football as Purdue and the Chicago Bears did not look good this past week. The Boilermaker O was anemic, only scoring 3 points and 156 yards of total offense. Legitimate questions are now being the forefront of the athletics department as a whole. Then there's the Bears, who apparently unable to overcome the Green Bay Packers. Cutler cannot beat them and bad Jay showed up in the second half. And while we're talking bad football, the NFL's Thursday night games have been awful with an average victory of almost 30 points. Pops gives us a small preview of the Chicago Blackhawks.
Purdue finishes the non-conference 2-2 with a very down Big Ten Conference ahead of them. Perhaps they can make something happen this year. However, college football is all about the SEC, the best teams in the nation. After two very gritty wins the Windy City has got to be feeling a whole lot more confident with the gritty Bears. What about the rest of the NFL landscape? And of course we're entering October, playoffs for baseball.
This week Purdue played Notre Dame close for a half, but found them old selves in the second half. They played close against the Irish last season but still finished 1-11 so does it mean anything this season? The Ray Rice situation continues to be a nightmare for the NFL, continuing to suggest it was just a huge cover up. It's all about the dollars. And after an embarrassment at home against the Bills, Chicago responds with a huge win at San Francisco. The team got physical and really impressed. Can't forget about some fantasy football with our in house Fantasy Guru. And you can't forget about the Duel at High Noon.
It isn't a quaterback controversy, but is it time to see a change under center for Purdue? And while the Boilers got whomped, the Big Ten as a whole just isn't making a good showing this year. Of course we're talking about the NFL as they try and change their drug testing policies, but also the continuing botching of the domestic abuse arrests. Rodger Goodell is consistently inconsistent. And we wrap it up with our detailed preview of the Chicago Bears.
This week starts with fantasy as we get into our baseball playoffs and having done our football draft. Draft Guru Harold Guenther gives us his run down for both leagues. The Boilermaker football team opened the season with a win and we talk Purdue. ESPN is under fire again with the sports has disappeared from their news, just entertainment. Also, the jokes that continues to be the suspensions in the NFL. We give a small preview of the Bears and make some predictions for around the league.
This week's episode starts with fantasy as we are getting near the end of the baseball regular season and about to draft in our football league. Purdue is getting ready for the start of their season as well. After a 1-11 season, up is the only way the team can really go. We also take a look at the Big Ten Conference as well, often the door step in conversations of the power conferences. We expand our preview to collegiate football as a whole, previewing the landscape and making early picks for the NCAAF playoffs.