Purdue wins Big Ten West and wins the Old Oaken Bucket (Indiana Football short thoughts)

Indiana came out in this game looking great! Following a huge field goal hold stop by the Indiana defense, followed by an Indiana Touchdown on the legs of Jaylen Lucas. Following another Indiana stop, Dexter was rolling out and then went down untouched. A sight that no fan wants to see, but many fans know what it means. Tom Allen stated that it was not … Continue reading Purdue wins Big Ten West and wins the Old Oaken Bucket (Indiana Football short thoughts)

The Bucket Game: Give Me Something To Brag About! (Indiana-Purdue pregame thoughts)

The Old Oaken Bucket was first awarded in 1925. After Chicago based alumni of both Indiana and Purdue decided to establish a rivalry trophy in honor of sportsmanship or whatever. Both Alumni chapters met and drafted the following resolution to make said trophy: “an old oaken bucket as the most typical Hoosier form of trophy, that the bucket should be taken from some well in … Continue reading The Bucket Game: Give Me Something To Brag About! (Indiana-Purdue pregame thoughts)

The way too early pre-season rankings mean nothing really, but slight evidence that the Indiana Hoosiers are righting this ship. Short thoughts.

Well there’s a little faith booster for you. While these ultimately mean nothing, it means we are on the radar. CBS writer Gary Parrish said on the Hoosiers in his 19th spot, “The Hoosiers’ ranking is based on Indiana returning the top three scorers from a team that made the NCAA Tournament – among them Trayce Jackson-Davis, who could be a candidate for Big Ten … Continue reading The way too early pre-season rankings mean nothing really, but slight evidence that the Indiana Hoosiers are righting this ship. Short thoughts.

Time to dance like EVERYONE’S watching… because they are. (Big 10 tourney recap/Wyoming Primer)

Nearly all the best things that came to me in life have been unexpected, unplanned by me. –Oscar Wilde, 19th century Irish poet and probable Hoosier fan. I think that’s exactly what this Big Ten Tournament run the Hoosiers went on was. Unexpected. It was unexpected for these guys to go on a tear like they did. It was unexpected for Trayce to play like … Continue reading Time to dance like EVERYONE’S watching… because they are. (Big 10 tourney recap/Wyoming Primer)

Why Purdue is STILL Indiana’s little brother (an observation on what matters in College Basketball)

So I was defending my comments regarding Purdue still being Little Brother to IU in the comments of various boards, Twitter (@flyoverwire) and facebook, and figured I’d just really lay out my defense rather than keep defending my points in the comment sections. I want to lay out the facts and really “hammer” it home to all of you that Purdue is still very much … Continue reading Why Purdue is STILL Indiana’s little brother (an observation on what matters in College Basketball)

Had to digest that one for a while. Here are some thoughts after that Purdue loss.

Alright. I think I gave myself sufficient time to digest that loss. What a ride. An absolute battle between 2 staples of college basketball. I don’t write on stats so much as I do the eye test and emotion, but want to know an absolutely bananas stat? In all-time win percentage Indiana (2,945 games played) is at .635 and Purdue(2,898) is at .634. While we … Continue reading Had to digest that one for a while. Here are some thoughts after that Purdue loss.

“In the midst of darkness, light persists” Gettin preachy on the hopelessly negative among Indiana Fans heading into the Purdue game.

Indiana fans are a flame right now. With message boards and Facebook as devisive as ever. The division isn’t about how the teams played as of late (we all know that has been piss poor), but how we all react to that performance. The loudest among us being trolls who comment before digesting. The thing is I can’t say it hasn’t been warranted. The other … Continue reading “In the midst of darkness, light persists” Gettin preachy on the hopelessly negative among Indiana Fans heading into the Purdue game.