Lots of Big Ten Conference players are making waves in the NFL today. Many will participate in the playoffs and possibly the super bowl.
At the start of the 2015 NFL season, there were 221 players from B1G schools in the NFL. That includes alums from Rutgers, Maryland, and Nebraska that played at the school prior to joining the Big Ten. Ohio State and Penn State led the group with 25 each. Wisconsin and Iowa had 22 each. The rest in descending order: Nebraska (21), Michigan (20), Michigan State (16), Rutgers (16), Maryland (14), Purdue (12), Illinois (9), Indiana (6), and Northwestern (5).
Out of that group, we have a surprising number of quarterbacks on Playoff Rosters: Brian Hoyer, Shaun Hill, Tom Brady, Kirk "You LIke That?" Cousins, Drew Stanton, Trevor Siemian, Scott Tolzien, and Russell Wilson* (*Do you think he's a Badger? NC State would like to contest that.) I have to say, I was surprised to see the length of that list.
Also, I'm a sad Townie today. One of my icons died of cancer - David Bowie. He was a supremely influential musician who attracted the best musicians to him. He collaborated with some of the best - John Lennon, Mick Jagger, Queen, Iggy Pop, Brian Eno, Mott the Hoople (He wrote their hit All the Young Dudes), Stevie Ray Vaughn (oh man those guitar solos), Nile Rogers, Tina Turner, Luther Vandross (!), and Trent Reznor just to name a few.
I'm listening to his albums (yes I STILL call them albums) all day today as my way of saying farewell.
Anyway, put your questions below...