This time of the year can be a bit annoying. Indiana fans seem to forget they have a lousy football team. Granted, Purdue stinks on ice this year, but let’s look at IU. A game barely won against a 1-AA opponent, a game barely won by virtue of a lucky fumble recovery, and a game won against a team with a suspended starting quarterback. As I told my mother-in-law earlier this week “let me know when you play a real team.” IU fans, enjoy this now, and we’ll talk again in November.
Of course, the obnoxiousness of IU fans is magnified by the dismal performance of Purdue on Saturday. That’s not intended to take anything away from Northern Illinois, they played a great game, but Purdue couldn’t be bothered to show up. I mean, wow, what a really terrible game to watch. It hurts all the more because it is the only game I missed in Week 3. Perfect weeks are a bit hard to come by, and never seem to happen in conference play.
It is some consolation that I’m not the only one who didn’t have a perfect week. Michigan State lost in South Bend for the first time in 16 years, Minnesota let California’s 4-game road slide come to an end, and USC had their annual inexplicable loss to an unranked team.