With the Penn State game around the corner and the bad blood brewing between the fanbases, Jim over at There Is No Name On My Jersey and I got to thinkin'. Why can't we all just get along? We realized that there are lots of reasons, mostly you, the reader, that we can't so we sadi the hell with it and decided to do a question and answer on the game rather solve world hunger or erradicate small pox. If you want real analysis, I'll have something up later. But for now, enjoy a little snark. You can check out my answers over at There Is No Name On My Jersey in a little while.
Penn State Q & A with There Is No Name On My Jersey
Maize n Brew: You're afraid of this game? Seriously? Why? We suck this year.
TINNOMJ: Yes, I am seriously afraid of this game.
1. History, I think I was 16 the last time
2. You have nothing left to lose. This isn't a rivalry game for
Maize n Brew: Name your least favorite
TINNOMJ: You know, this would be a much easier question if it were about
I'd have to say: Chad Henne. Henne was in the same recruiting class as Morelli and Henne was actually a good football player. Henne presided over 4 years of besting PSU including the 2005 and 2006 losses which were both particularly memorable in their own way.
Chad looks down on you, and feels no remorse. via media.collegepublisher.com
Maize n Brew: Please explain to me why it's called the "Spread HD". Is it "High Definition?" Is it "Hello Dave?" Is it for "Herpes, Deluxe!" What the hell is the HD for and why can't you just call it running the spread like everyone else?
TINNOMJ: It has to be because Jay is a Huge Douche! (I kid) I really have no idea why we need to make up the HD thing. It seems to be begging for ridicule if it weren't so preposterously effective. I mean, to say that your offense is a pro-ready spread offense is just a little to over the top. Jaypa should've just hung out a sign saying: "I'd totally go anywhere with this offense in exchange for a head coaching position." (notre dame, notre dame, notre dame, notre dame, etc... - Ed)
Maize n Brew: Has this season bought Jay Pa some credibility? A season ago, well, honestly for the last few seasons, PSU fans have been ready to run him out of town on a rail. Are people still calling for his head or is he now persona grata?
TINNOMJ: I think Jay is gaining credibility by the second. Through seven games the 2008 squad has a better offense than the 2005 Penn State team and is only averaging 5 points less per game than the 1994 squad(1994: 50.2/game, 2008: 45.2/game). When you put this team into that kind of perspective you are talking about one of the best offensive teams
At the very least, the success of this season has taken the pressure off of Jay and bought him more time. I'll be honest, if
Maize n Brew: What's the biggest non-Morrelli difference in this team? You could've put a dyslexic midget in a clown suit at quarterback last year and probably had the same record. So if you can't pick
Higher Passer Rating than Morrelli. via i85.photobucket.com
TINNOMJ: Evan Royster. He got a little playing time last year but this year he has really blossomed into a wonderful RB. He is averaging around 7 yds/carry and he is a major reason there is so much room for the WRs to operate in the passing game.
Maize n Brew: If
Maize n Brew: If
TINNOMJ: Drink to forget. Then spend the rest of the weekend sulking.
Awesome stuff Jim. I'd say good luck, but I wouldn't mean it. Here's hoping Jay Pa's Spread Hepres, Deluxe! flares up on Saturday.