THREADGAMEOPENBLOGLIVE: Indiana

Loading Scores

Wakey wakey, kids. Did you get your sleep? Always get your sleep, always. You'll regret it once you're 30--or so we're told.

Big weekend, big opportunity for those elusive "style points" we're always hearing about. Oh, who are we kidding? This is Iowa; we thrive on the one-possession game. Today's gonna suuuuuck.

But enough of the ingrown negativity. Battle music? Battle music, motherfucker; this one's for the defense:

The Hit Song by DJ Format featuring Abs (via danielgenalo)

See, I got hits, hits, hits. (How many hits you got?) Lots.

Big hits all day long, Pat Angerer and company. It's not that we want something horrible to happen to Ben Chappell like "decapitation by Adrian Clayborn," but yeah, we're gonna clap if it happens.

This is an open thread and we are open-minded moderators. But since we've got lots of new kids on the block--welcome, each and every one of you--a couple really quick ground rules that most of us already know:

  1. Mind the slurs against the gays and ethnic minorities. It's the 21st century and we're all better than that, right?;
  2. Don't distract us with some hot babe-objects you found--that's what literallly everything else on the Internet is for;
  3. Be very judicious in how you criticize a player, and even coaches have families (we struggle at this too, but still);
  4. Swear words are totally okay as long as they don't violate Rule 1, 2, or 3. Watch this: fuck balls. Fuck balls fart crotch.

Or in essence, don't be mean, don't be stupid, and think with your brain. 80% of our commenters are really, really good at this and they've formed literally the single best college football community (I will fight people about this; yes, BHGP's old guard IS the best in college sports Internet). Take their lead. Be smart and have fun. If those two things don't come easily at the same time, um... move along, youngin.

Okay. Now that that's out of our system, let's do this. Comments go below, and we'll probably get another thread up at halftime. Go Hawks! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Black Heart Gold Pants

You must be a member of Black Heart Gold Pants to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Black Heart Gold Pants. You should read them.

Join Black Heart Gold Pants

You must be a member of Black Heart Gold Pants to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Black Heart Gold Pants. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker