Saturday, November 14, 2009

Keeping you in the loop

since I know most of you aren't. Of course, most of you don't care, but you really should so here is the breakdown.

The top 3 teams in the Big 10 this year are Penn State, Iowa and, of course, Ohio State. Now, Penn State lost to both Iowa and Ohio State so they are out of the running for the Rose Bowl. [Oh, I guess I should tell those who don't know, the winner of the Big 10 gets an automatic trip to the Rose Bowl (unless they go on to the National Championship game. Ohio State hasn't been to the Rose Bowl since 1996 because we have been to busy going to [and losing] National Title games when we win the Big 10.)
Iowa lost to Northwestern last weekend.
Ohio State lost to Purdue a couple weeks ago.
[Another tangent, for the conference title your out of conference wins/losses don't matter.]
Today Ohio State plays Iowa at Ohio State. Whoever wins this game will get the automatic bid for the Rose Bowl.
[Last tangent, whoever wins today gets to go to the Rose Bowl, but isn't necessarily the outright Big 10 Champion. If Ohio State wins today AND wins next week against Michigan they will be outright champs. If Iowa wins today AND wins next week they will be outright champs. Now, if Penn State wins their remaining games, Ohio State wins today and loses to Michigan and Iowa loses today but wins their last game, OR Iowa wins today and loses their last game and Ohio State loses today but beats Michigan then there would be a 3 way tie for the Big 10 Championship and Penn State, Iowa and Ohio State would all be co-champions since they would all have 2 losses. In those instances the tie-break for going to the Rose Bowl is whoever won head-to-head. Penn State has already lost to both Iowa and Ohio State so it is left to today's game for deciding who plays in the Rose Bowl. Oh, and in the Rose Bowl they will play the winner of the Pac 10.]
[Final, final tangent. Iowa is currently #10, Buckeyes are #11. However, we are favored in this game because Iowa's starting quarterback and running back got hurt last weekend against Northwestern. Oh, and because our defense is awesome.]
Did you get all that? Moral of the story,

picture from the game 2 weeks ago.

7 people are laughing with me:

Sarah - Kala said...

Go Hawks!

(that was my husband's response)

You know I don't care. My marriage is stable to handle it if Buckeyes kick the Hawks to shit. ;)

Sarah - Kala said...

Congratulations on the win! Ugh, it was soooooo close (and I'm actually glad of that 'cos games where one team dominates isn't good fun).

Keri said...

That gave me a headache~

Tween Lit Crit said...

Keri, you must have followed it longer than I did... so I didn't get a headache, but I don't get it, either. Sad thing is, I GRADUATED from Ohio State (and liked it).
but my husband totally gets it...


Auntie Nee said...

That was an awsome game!!! Go Bucks!!!

Laura The Crazy Mama said...

Uuuuuuuuuuhhhhhmmmmmmm. What was that, again? Could you repeat that? I fell asleep and was drooling on my keyboard for a minute there.

The Wades said...

Girl, you know your football! I bet your hubby just loves you for that.

Do you get to watch or will you be at work? That would sure be a crappy deal.

Thanks for catching us up.