The year was 2011. I, myself, hadn't even stumbled across SBNation yet; in fact, I was still enmeshed in law school, and my account of this saga is therefore derived partly from visits to the archive, but mostly in reliance on blurrily recalled hearsay.
Although the staff makeup is, like, way different now, offseason life back then went on much as it had for the previous however many years this blog's existed. And, with the 2011 season approaching, that meant it was time for Closing Arguments. There was a hitch, though, one we've encountered on other occasions since then: not every team had an active writer to speak on its behalf. That, however, shouldn't deprive interested readers from hearing about a team's prognosis, and so my predecessor, MSULaxer27, gave a voice to all the voiceless Boilermaker fans who didn't yet have babaoreally to represent them.
And then, as is tradition, the Closing Argument ended with predictions for the team's record. I won't pretend to remember much about 2011 Purdue specifically, but judging from the predictions, they weren't too highly thought of. 5-7, 4-8, 4-8, 5-7, oh, there's a 7-5, that's optimis-
MSULaxer27: Purdue, 1-11.
It is with the tear-shedding eagle in mind that we here at OTE dedicate the first annual MSULaxer 1-11 Never Forget Preseason Prediction Award. But this award isn't about us. This award, gentle commentariat, is about YOU, just like the preseason predictions themselves are. And that's why we aren't actually giving the award out. We, instead, leave it to you.
The poll below gives our choices for Preseason Prediction of the Year. However, we aren't limiting the choices. Consult this link and be reminded not only of what preposterous things we said, but of the inane nonsense that you all spewed out, as well.
Make your selection, and try to defend your claim that Indiana would go to the Orange Bowl if you can.