Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Blast from the past

I just came across this article while dicking around on the internets:


The headline states:

Penn State Will Win the Big Ten in 2007

This Year the Big Ten Belongs to the Nittany Lions

Now we all know that Penn State ended the year with a birth to the Alamo Bowl and had to come from behind to beat unranked Texas A&M... but we're from the future, so let's play along.

This douche lists 5 SOLID reasons why Penn State will be the crowned champs. Number 1 being

"First reason Penn State will win the Big Ten in 2007: The downfall of Michigan

Nobody could have predicted that Michigan would be
A: 0-2 and
B: really, really bad.

Anything and everything that could go wrong for the Wolverines has so far. Chad Henne is out for at least the Notre Dame game, Mike Hart has been roughed up in the first two games and has missed playing time in both games, and practically every Michigan alum is calling for the head of Lloyd Carr. The biggest surprise to me is just how bad the Michigan defense has looked. At this point I think a Division I-AA team could score thirty points on the Wolverines.


Normally I would be very nervous about Penn State heading into the Big House to play Michigan in two weeks. Not so much anymore. Michigan has lost two straight at home and no matter what happens against the Irish I like the Lions' chances in their first Big Ten game of the year."

Since we're from the future, we know that:
A. We lost to Michigan despite them not having Chad Henne play against us
B. Their "awfulness" ended up beating puny Heisman winner Tim Tebow and the reigning national Champs: The Florida Gators.
and C. If a Division 1-AA team can score 30 points on the Wolverines why can we score no more than 9. Oh I know, it's because we had no chance to win the Big Ten in 07. Let's move on.

Second reason Penn State will win the Big Ten in 2007: Beaver Stadium

Other than the trip to Michigan in two weeks every big game Penn State plays this season is at Beaver Stadium. Notre Dame last week, Wisconsin on October 13, and Ohio State on October 27 all are at Happy Valley. As a former member of the 100,000+ crowd at Beaver Stadium I can tell you right now just how crazy the atmosphere at Beaver Stadium really is. Beaver Stadium has been called the hardest place for visiting teams to play at. Ohio State and Wisconsin experienced it two years ago and they will again this year. I can't wait. "

Though we ripped apart Wisconsin, we got our asses handed to us by Ohio State. I guess our 100,000+ crowd failed us yet again.

Third reason Penn State will win the Big Ten in 2007: Receivers, anybody?

Penn State has the most underrated core of wide receivers in the country. Derrick Williams is looking to finally emerge as the star that everybody believed he would be when he was recruited. Williams has an almost perfect combination of speed, agility, and awareness. Did you see him on the punt return against Notre Dame? Deon Butler may actually be a little bit better than Williams when it comes to spreading the field., which is a scary thought for opposing coaches. Jordan Norwood just doesn't drop the ball. I love watching him go over the middle. Chris Bell and Terrell Golden are the next generation of wide receivers to play at Penn State and they are studs. When the Lions spread the field with all this talent there is no team that can defend them.

None. "

Sure D Wheels is fast but he's horrible at route running. Nothing is wrong here except that Chris Bell got kicked off the team for pulling a knife on a teammate (he was also suspended at the time) and Terrell Golden is the OPPOSITE of "the next generation" of wide receiver to play at Penn State simply because 2007 was his senior year. Also, a lot of teams can defend our WRs... just look at us THIS YEAR vs. Ohio State.. let alone in 2007 with that stud Anthony Morrelli throwing the football around.

Fourth reason Penn State will win the Big Ten in 2007: The defense

Dan Connor is the best inside linebacker in the country. Justin King may be the best cover cornerback in the nation. Sean Lee is one of the best linebackers in the Big Ten. If Anthony Scirrotto can keep himself out of trouble the Nittany Lions have another all-conference player, this time at safety. Simply stated there is no team in the Big Ten that has a better defense than Penn State.

Let me repeat that. There is no team in the Big Ten that has a better defense than Penn State. "

Hmm.... Too bad Ohio State's was better and Michigan's was better than even Ohio State's. Oh.. and we lost to Michigan State. So we pretty much sucked that year.

Fifth reason Penn State will win the Big Ten in 2007: Austin Scott

With all the talk about the Penn State offense centering around quarterback Anthony Morelli and the wide receivers many people are ignoring just how well Scott is running the ball so far. Scott has rushed for 162 yards and four touchdowns on 39 carries thus far, an average of 4.2 yards per carry. Not too shabby for the young man replacing Tony Hunt. Scott's continued success is vital for the Lions, especially one Big Ten play begins."

Too bad Scott's favorite thing to do was to fumble the football. The fact that he got kicked off the team for raping a girl probably helped out the team. Scott was a 5 star recruit while Tony Hunt was only a 3 star. Scott's horrible work ethic was the reason why Hunt started over him in the first place.

With that being said, we're probably going to win our second consecutive Big Ten championship this coming season. But I really hope this guy doesn't jinx it by writing another piece of douchebaggery such as this.

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