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Penn State Football (Still Iowa)

Discussion in 'College Football' started by CFPBuckeye, May 17, 2016.

  1. CFPBuckeye

    CFPBuckeye Turned down a Harbaugh sleepover '17 Fantasy Baseball Champ

  2. gmen6981

    gmen6981 Wut?

    Wait....they actually play football? huh. who woulda guessed?
  3. Woody1968

    Woody1968 Agent Provocateur

    Thread should state "Still not a rival."
    DiamondBuck likes this.
  4. Nigel Tufnel

    Nigel Tufnel Choking on vomit

    Nah, because that somehow suggests it was ever even a possibility or ever will be a possibility. I would never mention that word in the same sentence as them.
  5. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

    No, that might come off as trying to overcompensate too hard in an almost Trumpian fashion. I'd just leave it blank or possibly say something like Third most important team that we play in the Eastern division of the Big Ten.
    gmen6981 and Nigel Tufnel like this.
  6. jakenick06

    jakenick06 Senior

    These... My indifference to Penn State football as an Ohio State alum absolutely gnaws at my Penn State friends. It pisses them off something awful when I remind them that Ohio State feels nothing towards Penn State football, yet they know there's nothing that they can say. Facts are facts, and since 2001 they've been nothing more than Purdue in the W/L record vs OSU and nothing more than Iowa in the conference picture.
  7. kujirakira

    kujirakira Senior

    They wish they were as relevant as Iowa.
    I was about to compare w/Northwestern, but even they beat Stanford and Duke last year. Cult couldn't even beat Temple and lost to the geeks the last two seasons
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  8. martinss01

    martinss01 blissfully stupid

    ya know, when i read the thread title i was literally going to make that exact comparison. iowa has certainly had more success than state penn. your also likely correct on northwestern as well. now that i really think about it im not even sure who to compare them to. nebraska? the fighting twerps? mighty minny?
  9. Woody1968

    Woody1968 Agent Provocateur

    Boise State.
  10. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ


    Conference Championships since 1993:
    OSU: 10
    Wisconsin: 6
    scUM: 5
    MSU, Penn State, Northwestern: 3
    Iowa: 2
    Purdue, Illinois: 1

    They have been a member of the quadrennial club as far as I am concerned. By no means a perennial contender, they can have a good run of a couple years based on one outstanding class. This is usually preceded and then followed by some pretty lean times as they do not reload, they rebuild.
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  11. Nigel Tufnel

    Nigel Tufnel Choking on vomit

    Yup agreed. Now I'll say that they were a tough out early on but they've been largely marginal since late 90s.
  12. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Former Penn State K Joey Julius opens up about depression, suicidal thoughts


    Joey Julius was a college football folk hero who hated his folk hero status. The 5-foot-10, 258-pound kicker at one point ballooned to around 300 pounds, in part because he was a 5-foot-10, 258-pound kicker.

    “Body image is my biggest struggle,” Julius said. “I think it’s one of the hardest things we deal with as human beings. I was a kicker on a football team, and you’d always hear, ‘He doesn’t have the typical kicker’s body.’ But I really did not have the typical kicker’s body. I was not built like a kicker. I literally looked nothing like I was ‘supposed’ to be.”

    Julius left the Penn State football team earlier this month to focus fully on his ongoing eating disorder, and opened up about how deep his struggle is in a profile with espnW. As he tells the site, Julius has struggled with a depression related to his body image, which leads to binge eating, which only further fuels his depression. On and on it goes.

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  13. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    should be in the PSU football thread imo

    Legit football related news about an actual human being. Kid shouldn't get lumped in with child molesters and cultists.

    just my .02
  14. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  15. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    We have a non shenanigans PSU thread?
    LovelandBuckeye likes this.

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