Spanning The Empire: Your Saturday Conference Open Thread

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 The Fightin' Fickell's Pull Into The Port of Chambana Later Today

Good Morning everyone.  Lots of stuff to get to this morning, with a marquee game right out of the box, a farewell tour continuation, and the Yearly Flummoxation.

The marquee game is MIchigan travelling to Michigan State.  We've all had this 'yeah, but' feeling towards Michigan all year, but a win today over a legitimately good team and it's time to stop with that.  Call me nuts, but I think Purdue has an outside shot of pulling the upset against Penn State.  I have no logic to back up this statement, but I think Penn State is going to be in for a tough game.  Wisconsin will maul Indiana, the 'Waiting For Urban' tour continues in Champaign, where I expect Illinois to beat up Ohio State, and then the nightcap:  jNW visits Iowa City.  Iowa should win, but they should always beat Northwestern at home...yet they can't.  A win by Northwestern tonight would just be more funny to me than anything else at this point. 

Your Saturday game grid:

Time (CST)

Visitor

Home

TV

Ted Says

11:00

Michigan

Michigan State

ESPN

MIchigan State

11:00

Purdue

Penn State

BTN

Penn State

11:00

Indiana

Wisconsin

ESPN 2

Death by Ugga Bugga for Indiana

2:30

Ohio State

Illinois

ABC or ESPN

Illinois

6:00

Northwestern

Iowa

BTN

Should be Iowa, probably will be NW



If you're new here, welcome.  We've only got a couple rules, so consider this our legal disclaimer.  We have a pretty hefty legal department here at OTE, so don't cross us on this:  No racism, sexism, homophobia, pornography, personal attacks, or illegal Internet streams of any of the games.  Speaking of lawyers, they're out back on the grill, and they've split into two camps:  during the grilling process, you turn the meat twice, or you turn early, turn often.

Jonathan and Hilary have drawn shish kebab tongs over it, and it's getting ugly.

Enjoy the games everyone!

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