Wednesday, September 30, 2009



2009 N.L. East Champs! Three in a row.

The title defense continues. Bring on the Cardinals or Rockies.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Penn State vs Iowa Prediction


It's time.

Prediction: Penn State 38, Temple 10
Actual: Penn State 31, Syracuse 6
Margin of Victory Difference: -3

Prediction: Penn State 17, Iowa 13


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Mark May: Iowa Should Be Favored Over Penn State

Mark May, continuing his unsanctioned vendetta against Penn State, said tonight on ESPN that Iowa SHOULD BE FAVORED in this contest. Yes, unranked Iowa traveling to Happy Valley to play the 5th ranked Nittany Lions. The same Iowa team that nearly lost to FCS team Northern Iowa should be favored to win in Beaver Stadium. Please.

Of all of the ESPN toolbags - and there are plenty (I'm looking at you, Bill Simmons) - Mark May is BY FAR the worst.

I'll be happy to shove a Penn State victory Saturday night in his face.

My Iowa-Penn State prediction sometime tomorrow!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Penn State vs Temple Prediction

At work so I gotta make it quick.

Penn State has not looked like a Top 10 team the first two weeks of the 2009 season. Can they get on track versus another lightweight before Iowa comes screaming to town next Saturday night?

I hope so.

Prediction: Penn State 45, Syracuse 13
Actual: Penn State 28, Syracuse 7
Margin of Victory Difference: -11

Another uninspiring performance by the Nittany Lions, however, they did win by 3 TDs. Too high expectations? Or underachieving units?


Prediction: Penn State 38, Temple 10

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Big 10 Tour's Visit to Happy Valley

The Big 10 Tour - where a group of friends spends the fall weekends attending a game in each of the 11 Big 10 stadiums - hit Happy Valley for the Penn State vs Akron game on Saturday, September 5th, 2009. What did they think?

All in all, it's going to be tough to find a more unforgettable weekend than this. Wow, we had such a great time at PSU.
You can check out everything they did, from the travel to their first night to tailgating and the game - at their Penn State page. And be sure to check back weekly as they update their page for the most recent trip.

Up next for the crew is Minnesota, who host the 7 (Coaches)/8 (AP) ranked Cal Golden Bears this Saturday.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Never Forget

Penn State vs Syracuse Prediction

Another week is almost down the drain which brings us to another Penn State football game. Week 2 of the 2009 season has the Syracuse Orange traveling to Happy Valley to face the 5th-ranked Nittany Lions [Hey! It's the Coaches Poll that matters!].

Syracuse - lead by former Duke PG Greg Paulus - lost a heartbreaker to Minnesota last week in OT while Penn State handled Akron, from the MAC, 31-7. This week expect much of the same as the overmatched Orange are thoroughly ripped apart by a tenacious PSU defense. Expect the PSU running game to find a groove as well with Evan Royster featuring prominently.

Kelly and I will be at this one and, as I write this, I realize it will be our first Penn State game in Beaver Stadium since Penn State beat Michigan State on November 18, 2006. Check out the rest of the football games I've attended here!

It may be almost three years later but I know the stadium and game day atmosphere will be the same: raucous and ready for a Penn State win.

Prediction: Penn State 41, Akron 17
Actual: Penn State 31, Akron 7
Margin of Victory Difference: 0

PSU offense overrated, defense underrated? We shall see.


Prediction: Penn State 45, Syracuse 13


I'll be tweeting from the game (with pics!) so be sure to follow me on Twitter or stick to the left sidebar of the site for knee-jerk reaction updates and lame commentary.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Penn State vs Akron Prediction

Today is the day.

Penn State football is back.

Not much needs to be said.


Prediction: Penn State 41, Akron 17

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Thanks for the Suggestion, Facebook


And, yes, when I clicked on the name it took me to a "Jimmy Clausen" graduating from Notre Dame in 2011. No picture, however.

Penn State/Akron prediction coming tomorrow!