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Posted on Mon, Aug 17, 2009 : 10:56 a.m.

Meandering through the maize (and blue): Pick who you hate in college football

By Michael Rothstein

Interesting post - and theme - out of the WWL this morning.

Who is your school's biggest villain when it comes to college football? Not surprisingly, ESPN's Big Ten blogger Adam Rittenberg goes with Ohio State coaches Jim Tressel (present) and Woody Hayes (all-time).

The best one he's got, though, is for Indiana. The all-time villain for Hoosiers football? Basketball, of course.

Speaking of villains, did anyone consider Tiger the villain Sunday against Y.E. Yang and his eventual destiny of becoming the first asian-born major champion? Or that Michael Vick is holding on to a nice villain role against, you know, puppies? Or, has he had punishment enough?


  • Rich Rodriguez likes drills with contact, Mark Snyder writes in the Detroit Free Press.
  • An interesting question from Doug Lesmerises of the Cleveland Plain Dealer ... How much is too much running for quarterbacks in games?
  • MGoblog breaks down scheduling and what happens to Big Ten teams when Michigan is on versus off their schedules.

  • In case you missed it Sunday, Michael Rothstein of looked into the ethics committee that John Beilein is chairing, what other coaches would like to see from it and how and why Beliein became involved in the first place.
  • FOX's Jeff Goodman ranks his top non-conference games of the year. Michigan is involved in Nos. 11 and 13.

  • Michael Phelps will be cited for driving with an expired out-of-state license after his automobile accident early Friday morning.
  • Jamaica's Usain Bolt broke the world record in the 100 meters at 9.58 seconds.
  • Comments


    Mon, Aug 17, 2009 : 8:54 p.m.

    sorry if this is a dupliate - my computer crashed. Last paragraph is not funny and completely detracts from the main point of Woody being called on the carpet nationally. My Tiger friends saw this article and jumped on our Beloved Bo for firing you-know-who. Glad he didn't make the list but he wasn't ours when that happened so as far as I'm concerned it didn't happen. By the way its OHHOWIHATE... not OWHOWIHATE.... though after the last few years I suppose there is a case for OW.


    Mon, Aug 17, 2009 : 6:07 p.m.

    Some call it maize...we call it corn, and its goofy winged helmets that we scorn.

    Matt Van Auker

    Mon, Aug 17, 2009 : 4:01 p.m.

    Yeah, I know, everyone's not supposed to hate Ohio State, but I really do. OWHOWIHATEOHOIOSTATE, I think is the phrase.


    Mon, Aug 17, 2009 : 2:49 p.m.

    Thought it was "Worst What-if List". This is sad. A "pick who you hate" poll yielded 5 comments, and only 1 of them actually picked someone they hate... Not counting the easy ones (OSU, MSU, ND)... Easily it's Oregon...2007 blow-out proved AppState game wasn't a fluke, 2003 proved Lloyd couldn't win 1st road game, Joey Heatherton, worst uniforms and mascot in NCAA history

    Duane Collicott

    Mon, Aug 17, 2009 : 11:27 a.m.

    Ahh, as in, "The Worldwide Leader in Sports." My kid probably would have know that. Thanks.

    Michael Rothstein

    Mon, Aug 17, 2009 : 11:20 a.m.

    Duane, WWL is shorthand for "World Wide Leader," otherwise known as ESPN. Sorry about the confusion. -Mike


    Mon, Aug 17, 2009 : 11:10 a.m.

    How can you not have a distinct and clear dislike for MSU?

    Duane Collicott

    Mon, Aug 17, 2009 : 11:08 a.m.

    What is "the WWL?"