After a couple of years sitting at home during the holidays Purdue has put itself in position to head to a bowl with their win over Indiana earlier today. I did not go to the game because my one man road trips are really not too cost effective. I figured I would save that money to head to a bowl to see the Boilers. I have seen the team on the road every year since 2004 so the streak is on the line with this bowl game. You should never celebrate a .500 season, but right now it is progress, and that is all you can ask for.
Some would say that it is not enough, but as long as this team keeps making strides forward I will be happy. From what I have seen under Danny Hope this team never gives up. They may have a bad game here and there, but they just keep on fighting. I know that the destination may not be the best, but it is extra time to watch these seniors. You can’t ask for any more than that. If we play a MAC school in Detroit so be it. I will do my best to be there to root on the Boilers. It always feels good to beat your rival, but getting the Bucket back with the sixth win was fun to see today.