I bet a lot of y'all silly-willies are down in the dumps after Northwestern lost to Penn State. Heck, I am too! I was gonna post a summary of my trip to Penn State (fun, until we starting losing) and rewatch the game and post about detailed stuff (Kain Colter should throw sometimes, hey, we can't defend Matt McGloin what's that all about) but I decided not to in a fit of enraged sloth.
But Wednesday is really when we stop paying attention to last week and start regearing for next week around here, so it's time to regear.
I was listening, as I do almost every day, to a song off of Cam'ron's 2004 album coincidentally entitled "Purple Haze". (The album cover features him in a purple jacket with a purple fitted over a bandana, go Cats) It's a collaboration with Kanye West from before he was KANYE WEST, although he wasn't the main producer on the track, it's got his feel to it. It's called "Down and Out"
It's a great work of Cam's - like I tweeted while writing this post, he rhymes "hard tangled grammar" - which is a pretty awesome way of referring to rap music - with "star-spangled banner" with "car game bananas", which is just an out of this world triplet - but as Kanye talks about, people can say you're down, but it doesn't really mean you're out.
Northwestern's 5-1, you guys. Only one team in the conference has more, and they're bowl-eligible. A month and a half ago, I predicted six wins for this group all year. They're in pretty good shape to accomplish that this week. NU could very easily be undefeated, and is only a couple of plays away from having accomplished that. So, you know, chin up, guys! Things are pretty good!
So let's take a look at this week's intense-o-meter