Just because I am out of state does not mean I won't be here managing the open thread. Today is the first Big Ten home game I have missed since the Penn State game in 1997. It is just the third home game of any kind I have missed since then. Hopefully the lack of my presence will turn things around for the Boilers today.
Fortunately, I did find a place to watch the game today and I'll be able to comment along with the rest of you that are watching on TV. The comments are now open, and here is something from happier times against the Wildcats.