Boiled Sports recently had a great post about where to go and what to do in Dallas if you're headed to Texas for the bowl game. Allow me to borrow from them for some of the key points:
To begin with, the official Purdue alumni bar in the Dallas area is BlackFinn American Saloon, located in Addison, about 18 miles from the Cotton Bowl and a little bit north of downtown. The problem with BlackFinn, of course, is that it's also an Oklahoma State alumni bar. (Though the official bowl site is listing two other bars as Ok St. bars -- do we trust people in Big 12 country? I, for one, do not.) I mention it, though, because it's a good option for maybe the night before and potentially for during the game, as long as you don't mind being outnumbered.
More to most of your liking, though, is the bar that has agreed to host Breakfast Club on New Year's Day, Dick's Last Resort. No word on whether or not they're closing at all from the night before. Dallas being what it is, though, if you decide to party on New Year's Eve and your bar of choice does close, there is no shortage of strip clubs you can pass a few hours in before heading over to Dick's Last Resort for the first breakfast club of 2013.
So there is that. The city is going to be accommodating and there is a Mavericks-Spurs game the night before as well.
Here are today's links:
Mad Ants pointed in wrong direction | The Journal Gazette
– It wasn’t just the lack of chemistry/symmetry with the three newly acquired NBA players that begged for a guilty verdict in the Mad Ants’ 107-104 loss to Maine
Does Bowl Season Even Matter? - Off Tackle Empire
Terrible matchups, schematic nightmares, too many bowls, and a dearth of lame duck coaches to boot. Bowl Season usually sucks the life out of football, but despite all that, it can still be a lot of fun. Maybe that's all that matters.
The Big East Is Dead, and the ACC Isn't Far Behind - Off Tackle Empire
Hey, we've got ten days until the B1G starts playing their bowl games, so let's talk expansion, woooooo! There were a couple of interesting yet competing stories that are out on the blogosphere...
E`Twaun Moore News, Stats, Photos | Orlando Magic
Smooge is averaging over nine points per game in Orlando.
Charge win fourth straight - Canton, OH - CantonRep.com
JJ had himself a decent game in the D-League
Bill Lynch Invitational Update- Southern Miss Embraces Dali-esque Absurdity, Defends the Honor of Igneous Rocks (We Hope) - Every Day Should Be Saturday
We strive, we yearn for that thing which makes us complete. Is it love? Is it wealth? ...
State of the Union: Big Ten Recruiting Update 12.18.12 - Black Shoe Diaries
In the last spurt before the traditional recruiting "dead period", add Iowa to the list of schools who've lost a commit this year to a fellow Big Ten school.
Power Rankings: There’s a new No. 1 team " Big Ten Network
Your weekly Big Ten Power Rankings from BTN.
4- Robbie Hummel
Robbie's bio over in Europe.
Drew Crawford injury: Senior F has torn labrum, needs season-ending shoulder surgery - Sippin' On Purple
Northwestern's likely leading scorer, Drew Crawford, is done for the season, essentially killing Northwestern's tourney chances. The senior will seek a medical hardship to play another season.
Where Do We Draw The Line? The Big Ten Floats New Division Ideas - The Daily Gopher
Ah new division options. I'm sure none of these will suck.
GoldandBlack.com - Green wins title, turns attention to Purdue
Incoming running back Keyante Green lead his team to a Georgia State Championship.