You all totally thought I was going Flavor Flav on you. This is way better. (via HSPJamie97)
Before I get to a post where you kill the next hour of your life getting excited that football season is finally here, I need to direct you to what will literally (not literally, but maybe figuratively) be the most important click of your day: OTE's OPC 2012!!! Seriously everyone, drop what you are doing right now, sign up with that ESPN account I know you already have (or use that facebook account I know you already have... which reminds me, go click here and 'Like' our facebook page because it's awesome and we're awesome and OTE craves social media attention...) and join in the fun. Have you done it? No... I'll wait. Now? Yes? Perfect, you are now okay to move on to the next phase.
I could ramble on about football being back and all the wonderful things that are associated with that, but we're pretty much past that. So instead, here are some memories of last year and some moments to get you jacked for this evening all the way through Sunday.
Notre Dame at Michigan - Football Highlights (via bigtennetwork)
More videos after the jump... You know, just in case you weren't excited for real football to begin. Oh, and there will be some links after that, so stay with me all the way to the bottom.
Michigan State beats Wisconsin with Hail Mary pass in final seconds, official review (via nbavideosnow2)
Nebraska Football 2012, Can You Feel It (via wjn5)
NORTHWESTERN FOOTBALL 2011 SEASON HIGHLIGHT (via NUFootballFamily)
Wisconsin Football Experience (via WisconsinAthletics)
College Football Purdue vs. Ohio State 2011 (1/3) (via DeckerFamily2002)
Ohio State Buckeyes Football vs Wisconsin Highlights Video 2011 All of The Lights (via BuckeyeFanExperience)
Iowa vs. Michigan 2011 Highlights (via HighlightHawkeye)
Illinois vs Northwestern Highlights (via IlliniProductionsHD)
Minnesota Students Storm the Field After Beating Iowa (HD) (via mntwinsfreak89)
Penn State Football 2012 Thunder (via 555mrbucky)
2012 Indiana Football (via IUAthletics)
- So Tim Beckman may not really be a fan of sleeping (I mean, who is?), but he is a fan of being prepared for hurricanes, so there's that.
- SBN Chicago gives a short preview of 'Chicago's Big Ten Team,' and its about what you'd expect.
- And the title of the Chicago Tribune piece linked, "Indiana has a long way to go to reach mediocrity."
- The Crimson Quarry has their first gameday post up! It's really here (so excited... this should really be a holiday weekend... oh wait! It is!!!!). Also, check out their piece on the Indiana Secondary.
- Black Heart Gold Pants looks at the new Parker who is different than the old Parker?
- The Gazette looks at the new language of the Iowa passing game: Sideways, Backwards, Shipley... wait, that's not right.
- MGoBlog has a ridiculously in depth look at Alabama and what Michigan needs to do to win. Great stuff as always.
- Maize n Brew also has a great look at the Michigan-Alabama tilt. I hope that's a good game.
- The LSJ has Five Points to focus on for the MSU-BSU game.
- The Only Colors charts the Dantonio era with literally lots of charts and graphs and stuff.
- The Star-Tribune has a run down of the UNLV-Minnesota game.
- JDMill has a nice little interview with the Mountain West Connection on The Daily Goopher.
- Corn Nation has their annual Roundtable predictions for the coming season.
- Hail Varsity asks what makes the perfect opener for Nebraska?
- Sippin on Purple also has their prediction piece up.
- Lake the Posts has a short take on Syracuse and their dynamic (not sure if he's all that dynamic) QB Ryan Nassib.
- Luke Zimmerman highlights Two Keys for the coming OSU season over at Land Grant Holy Land.
- So, Buckeye Empire decided now was a good time to talk about Jim Tressel... Oh well, I guess to each his own.
- Black Shoe Diaries catches the casual Penn State fan up to speed with the happenings-on around the team. If you are just a casual fan of Penn State, are you really all that pumped to be back?
- Matt McGloin is confident! Apparently, this is the mantra of the offseason. Time will tell, I suppose.
- Purdue opens with a FCS school, and Hammer and Rails still managed to find a blog to interview. That's really impressive.
- Also, in case you have been wondering, Hope dismissed LB Dwayne Beckford... You know, for obvious reasons.
- Bucky's 5th Quarter takes a look at the strength of the Offense: Running Back. That's a really deep position for them.
- Madtown Badgers re-reviews the Quarterback situation going into the season.
Alright everyone, I gotta go to a meeting because I do work and stuff. Keep an eye open for an amazing wealth of content starting today and don't forget to join us in the gamethreads. This is really happening. Happy College Football Day!!!