The days after Valentine's Day, Easter, and Halloween are easily the greatest days of the candy year. Today is the day that people like me go to the grocery stores and buy all that candy that our collective girlfriends didn't get for 70% off. If I had to rank these day after holidays, you've got to put November 1st as number 1. Halloween is the candy holiday, which means anything you can think of is on sale. Like Snickers? 200 for $3.29. I would put February 15th a close second. Not so much for the cheap candy, because I don't care what anyone says those chalk hearts are terrible, even the hearts that agree with me.
The day after Valentine's Day is when all of the fancy mints and truffles and crap are on sale. The lower quality stuff is still full price thanks to Easter, but today is the day we can all enjoy the finer candies for a reasonable price. It is one of the finer days to be a member of the proletariat. Easter's saving grace is the Reese's egg. Would I buy Reese's eggs year round? Damn right I would. That is the ideal shape for peanut butter and chocolate consumption.
Yes, I am overweight, why do you ask? After the jump, we get to the Boilermakings.
Trailing 28-27 at halftime, Versyp pleaded with her team to understand the importance of these late-season games.
"You're not going to be happy for the next month if you don't take care of this game," Versyp told the Boilermakers. "It's not pressure; it's reality. Our players have continued to respond.
"The next game, I'll be saying the same thing. You continue to jockey for the Big Ten tournament but for us to have any chance to get in the NCAA, we have to do the right thing right now."
The ladies improved to 14-12, but remain in second in the Big Ten with a 9-6 conference record. Ohio State has clinched the outright title, but the Boilers are still in a fierce fight for the second seed in the Big Ten tournament.
"The Boilermakers have become what IU once was. They‘re loaded with in-state recruits. They share the ball on offense and smother it on defense. They’re well-coached, well-conditioned and well-behaved. They nearly won the Big Ten title two years ago, won the conference tournament last year, and could win either or both this year. They’re a legitimate Top Ten team capable of reaching the Final Four.
Summation: Purdue in the Aughts
The Rivalry Esq. looks back at the last decade of Purdue football.
The NCAA's Football Rules Committee is proposing a ban on Tebow's most identifiable feature - the bible verses on his eye black. The new proposal, introduced Thursday, would ban all words, logos, numbers or other symbols on the players' eye black, beginning in the 2010 season.
"In the eyes of committee member Mike Bellotti, the emphasis on in-game taunting was insufficient and unfair. "The student is as much a part of this as the student-athlete, and if we're going to treat everyone the same it has to include the actions of the fans, as well." Bellotti and the committee specifically recommended a sanction for Alabama regarding their use of the "Rammer, Jammer" cheer. The traditional cheer includes the chant "We just beat the hell out of you," something Alabama fans have cheered after victories for decades. How does the committee plan to sanction a non-play action by non-athletes that takes place after the clock? "It's going to be a 15 yard penalty for each documented chant," said Bellotti in a phone interview Thursday. "The sum will be tallied up on the first possession of the season, effective for the opener on September 4th, 2010 against San Jose State."
What does this mean for the "IU Sucks" cheer? Also, what is wrong with the NCAA? How can you punish a team for the behavior of their fans after a game? The offensive cheer is as follows, warning, totally SFW language.
We just beat the hell outta you!
Rammer Jammer Yellowhammer
Give 'em hell Alabama
I guess it rhymes with a Southern accent or something.
Five Big Ten Position Battles to Watch
A look around the Big Ten at some of the more intriguing position battles, including Purdue's quarterback.
Hope's Recruiting in Florida
Purdue football coach Danny Hope loves Florida. Loves it.
Track's Safety Was Already In Question Before Fatal Crash
When Nodar Kumaritashvili died in a training run, it came after years of hype of the fastest, most dangerous downhill run in the world. No one wants death, but we all want the athletes to risk it. Deadspin's take on the Olympic tragedy.
Purdue Professor Featured in Winter Olympics Segment
As far as I know, there are no Boilermakers competing in the Winter Olymics, that doesn't mean we can't be involved.
The Only Colors Now Darker Green and White
So, you know, throw out all of that old Michigan State crap you had. It doesn't match now.
Purdue Sending Professors to the LHC
8 Purdue physics professors are headed to Switzerland to work on the Large Hadron Collider.
Purdue Grad's Innovative Shelter In High Demand
A Purdue University graduate has created a modern disaster living space. This is that worldwide impact our engineering school is always going on about. The tents will be going into production and sent to Haiti in the next few months.
That's all for now. Until next time, have a good week and let's go Boilers!