If this isn't in the 2016 Summer Olympics, then I don't want to live in this world anymore.
When the schedule came out for Toledo football, there were two dates we had circled: Bowling Green and Northern Illinois. Rockets took care of the Falcons. But this one means so much more.
Toledo comes in at 5-1 in conference play. Northern Illinois is at 6-0 in the MAC, and #16 in the BCS. Should the Huskies win, they'll claim the MAC West title outright. Should Toledo win, they've got the inside track to go to Detroit instead.
The Huskies main man is Jordan Lynch. The QB has 21 passing touchdowns and 14 rushing touchdowns. Not to be outdone, Cameraon Stingly is their other main rusher, with 9 TDs. (And Tommylee Lewis is still on the team, he of the back-to-back kickoff returns from 2 years ago.) Offensively, they're one of the best teams in the country. The good news is that Toledo isn't to shabby on D: dont' forget they had Buffalo blanked for the first half.
Also good news for Toledo is that they have a hell of an offense themselves. David Fluellen will likely be back tonight, but the pleasent surprisehas been the emergence of Kareem Hunt and Damion Jones-Moore. You could swap all three in and out of the backfield and not miss a beat. Tererance Owens hasn't been the greatest this year in the accuracy department, but when Bernard Reedy gets the ball, he's off to the races.
Prediction? Mayhem. Another 63-60 isn't out of the realm of possibility. The O/U is at 72.5, which is ridiculously low. And I'll be honest, I don't know who wins. This has the makings of the kind of game where the last team with the ball wins. Let's hope it's the good guys.
Kickoff at 8, pregame at 6 on 1370 WSPD.
Apparently, it's music day on the blog, and that's fine with me: Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" finally has an official music video, and it's the coolest thing you've ever seen.
The mad geniuses who put this together in actuallity put together 16 lipsync videos, all made up to look like typical television programs, including news, a tennis match, a cartoon, and actual legit work from The Price is Right and Pawn Stars. The interactive part is you flipping through the channels, picking up the video where the last one left off. A cooking show, the BBC, financial reporters, and yes, Dylan himself, all hand off the song seamlessly.
Dylan, for the record, is currently touring Europe.
While I'm a fervent supporter of giving Thanksgiving its due before Christmas (just ask me wife, I won't let her put the tree up until after Turkey Day), this is too good to hold back.