okay, yes the season was a disappointment, but this crosses the line of absurdity into insanity - hyperbole or not. if ESPN bases this on expectations (which it doesn't) then why are Texas and Florida nowhere to be found? and the pink Tiger Hawk? Mark Schlabach: Total Doucher. I wish breast cancer on Mark's wife for this and this alone. If they made a Bottom Ten Journalist List, Schlabach would be the obvious choice for Bottom Bitch.
side note: Pat Forde does point out something that hadn't dawned on me, "And for all the love (and money) Kirk Ferentz gets, he's lost five or more games in four of the past six seasons."
Hawkeyes nose-dive into Bottom 10
What's the only thing better than maple syrup on Canadian bacon?
A bronze pig.
That's what Minnesota won by upsetting No. 24 Iowa 27-24 on Saturday. The Gophers claimed the Floyd of Rosedale Trophy, a bronze pig, which they proudly carried through the stands of TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
In the span of six weeks, the Hawkeyes went from BCS national championship contender to a five-loss team. Iowa lost its last three games to claim the not-so-coveted No. 5 spot in the final Bottom 10 of the 2010 season.
Ashton Kutcher, who briefly attended Iowa before leaving school for a modeling and acting career, can't be happy about the Hawkeyes' nosedive. Earlier this season, Kutcher tweeted that he believed Iowa was a legitimate national championship contender. Instead, the Hawkeyes will spend the holidays playing in one of the Big Ten's lesser bowls.
Of course, the rest of the Bottom 10 won't be bowling in the postseason. But at least none of the Bottom 10 teams will carry a winless record into the offseason. Akron, which was No. 1 in the Bottom 10 rankings after entering its final game with a 0-11 record, defeated Buffalo 22-14 last week to earn a 10-month reprieve from the Bottom 10.
With apologies to Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore and Steve Harvey, here's this week's Bottom 10:
oh I get it, #5 is reserved for some exceptional bullshit blah blah blah.