The Glass is Mostly Empty

The Illini students have a virtual beer chug

I am normally one of the more optimistic fans that you will see. I always think that my team is better than they actually are, and can keep winning. You have to do something really bad for me to be down on my team. That is how I feel right now less than a day after Purdue was beaten soundly 44-10 in Illinois. Purdue had a lot of trouble moving the football. The people around me said that it was because they were going into the wind. I really don’t buy that because Illinois seemed to move the ball very well when they went into the wind. We just faced a team that was much better than us on the day. I would not have made the road trip if I thought that Purdue was going to get blown out. I really thought that we could compete with them, and at least have a chance. I am now 5-11 when going on the road to see Purdue play. I did come to the conclusion that I would not travel to see the Boilers play on Halloween weekend again. I was in Wisconsin last year on Halloween to see the Boilers shut out 37-0. This one seemed a lot like that at times. Of course that Boiler team rebounded the next week to beat Michigan in the Big House. This week Purdue has Wisconsin coming into West Lafayette. A rebound win may be tough. During halftime the Illinois student section did a human jumbotron thing. Part of that was a beer mug race. I thought the picture of the empty glasses was a perfect one to lead off the post.  Continue reading

Chris Kramer in Pictures Part 2

Here is part two of my look at some of the pictures of Kramer that I liked. Most of these were taken in the latter part of 2010 during the late season and post season run that Purdue enjoyed.

Kramer during Michigan warmups in 2010

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Keaton Grant in Pictures

Not to be forgotten is Keaton Grant. He along with Kramer helped take Purdue to new levles. He was part of the class that left school with the most wins in Purdue history. Here is a brief look at some of the Grant pictures that I liked.

Keaton drives against Illinois in 2007

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Game Notes: Purdue @ Illinois

Chief Illiniwek during his last football performance in 2006

This will be the second time that I have traveled to Champaign to see the Boilers play the Illini. The first was in 2006 when Joe Tiller’s group took advantage of turnovers to become bowl eligible. While reading the Illinois preview on Hammer and Rails I saw that Boiler T-Mill who does most of the writing had a 7-11 record following Purdue on the road. That got me thinking about my record following Purdue. I have seen Purdue on the road fifteen times so far. Of those fifteen times the Boilers have dropped ten of them. The worst loss by far had to be last season at Wisconsin when they went down 37-0. I am really glad that I sold my Ohio State tickets for last weekend because that would have been horrible to have seen in person. Here is a quick breakdown of my Purdue road trips by team: Continue reading

Chris Kramer in Pictures Part 1

With Purdue Baseketball starting next week I started looking back to last season. While doing it I realized that during my hiatus from this site I missed posting as the two big seniors ended their Purdue careers. To make up for that a little I decided to just post some of the better pictures of both Chris Kramer and Keaton Grant. For some reason I had a lot of good Kramer pictures so I split them up into two posts. Here is the first of the Kramer lot.

A young Kramer works the ball against Michigan

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College Football Weekly Wrap (Week 8 Edition)

Once again I am back to offer up some thoughts on the games that I did not see in person last week. Through the magic of DVR I was able to watch a few games from around the country. As usual here are my thoughts on the week that was: