Purdue vs. Eastern Michigan Photo Gallery

Yesterday I only got to see the first half of the Purdue game against Eastern Michigan. I had a wedding to attend up north so we had to get going. Luckily the game was over by the half for the most part. I was able to get a few pictures in the time that I was there. Here are some of my favorites.

The team storms the field

Purdue plays a little game of quarterback sandwich


Another shot of a quarterback sandwich

Raheem Mostert can cover kicks as well as return them. I think that he will be the guy to watch this season on kickoffs

My Facebook page follower Boiler Bill enjoying the game

When their eyes met they knew that it would end badly

I swore this was a fumble on a punt, but the play was never reviewed

O.J. Ross hurdles a fellow player to land on what I thought was a free ball

O.J. Ross picks up what I thought was a fumble. Have I mentioned that in real time this looked like Purdue’s ball?

Caleb Ter Bush lets a pass fly. He is our quarterback for the season so why can’t the fans get behind him?

Another shot of the Caleb Ter Bush pass

Crosby Wright makes a move on an Eastern Michigan defender

Akeem Shavers scores a touchdown for the Boilers

Caleb Ter Bush tries unsuccessfully to stop his pick from becoming a pick 6

Caleb Ter Bush throwing from his own end zone. Purdue had terrible field position to start a few drives, but took the ball downfield

Brandon Cottom breaks through the line on his 87 yard touchdown run















Five Long Years!

Five years ago today I started this little blog. It started as a way for my friends to track my progress on a bet that I could/couldn’t attend 100 sporting events in a year. The events had to be college or pro to count, and having a full time job made it a tough task. I started this site when I was about 2/3 of the way done. I had just bought a new camera, and I wanted to show off a few of the pictures that I took.

Kory Sheets diving for a touchdown against Ball State

My first real post was on the Ball State game at Purdue. I only included one picture, but it is one of my favorites still. The picture shows Korey Sheets reaching out while being tackled to score a touchdown. I had no idea what any of the buttons did on my camera at the time, but I did manage to get the shot. Continue reading

Purdue v. Toledo in Pictures

Maybe the outcome of the game is the reason I was a little slow in posting my ten pictures from the Toledo game. Here they are though for better or worse. I have a series of the Marve injury, but I decided to leave it off of here because it is just too depressing.Here is the Purdue drum at halftime in the end zone. At this point in the game it was the first time anyone from Purdue had been in the end zone. Continue reading

The Rockets Red Glare

Yesterday I was witness to one of the worst defeats I have ever seen the Boilers take. They have been beaten by worse teams and by bigger scores when I was in attendance. What made this one so hard to take though was the fact that they were clearly dominated by a much lesser team. A Toledo team that had no offense or defense to speak of coming into the game took it to the Boilers from the start. The picture above pretty much sums up the day for the Boilers. In the first quarter Robert Marve was sacked by a Toledo defenseman who hit him so hard that he once again tore his ACL. It appears that he will now be lost for the season. Add that to the #2 quarterback Caleb Ter Bush already lost for the season after being declared academically ineligible it will be a hard road ahead for the Boilers. Continue reading

Game Preview: Toledo at Purdue

Saturday the Toledo Rockets come to Ross-Ade Stadium to take on the Purdue Boilermakers. This is the second straight week that the Boilers will face an opponent from the MAC. After Saturday they get a week off so I have to find somewhere else to watch a game to start October. It is the first time in years that the Boilers have had a bye week during the season. It would be great to enter that bye week 3-1 before the start of Big Ten play. That would leave them just three wins shy of a bowl berth. I love going to warm places in the winter so hopefully the Boilers can get somewhere warm around the holidays. They fell one game short last season of a bowl, and two non-conference losses would have helped out big time. The Boilers must take care of business Saturday to keep their vacation plans on track. Continue reading