Monday morning. Back to work. Back to work after a weekend in which your favorite team looked like crap against an inferior opponent and the top teams in your conference all lost their marquee games and it looks like the conference is down the crapper for another year because of it.
Heading back to work means dealing with your coworkers. Regardless of whether you work in an office where everyone is the fan of the same team (as in, most of Nebraska) or an office where you're the only fan of your team, you probably have to deal with at least one of the two worst types of people:
- Those who support no teams and therefore enjoy tearing everyone's teams apart.
- That guy who's a fan of your team, but is happy they did poorly because he said they would and he'd rather be right than have his team do well because he's just that big of an asshole.
The easiest solution is to avoid both of these types of people, but sometimes you can't. You can't murder them either, a least legally, although if everyone agrees, you might get away with it especially if you live in Texas where the "sometimes people just need killin'" is an actual thing. If you don't live in Texas, you're out of luck, and don't consider the stairs and "he slipped", because stairs are not a reliable enough method of killing someone.
I'm sorry to state the obvious, but you're stuck with them. If you can't avoid them you might as well learn to deal with them. I would suggest ignoring them completely, which is much easier if you've been married over five years because at that point you've become an expert.
Sunday Morning Coming Down: Week 2 - Off Tackle Empire
Picking up the Pieces.
An Open Letter to Jim Delany - Off Tackle Empire
Frankly, I'm sick and tired of your "vision" for the Big Ten.
Jim Delany disappointed in Big Ten's showing Saturday - ESPN
Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany expressed disappointment in the league's results Saturday but doesn't think the door is closed for a Big Ten team to reach the inaugural College Football Playoff.
Ohio State vs. Virginia Tech final score: 3 things we learned from VT's 35-21 win - Land-Grant Holy Land
Virginia Tech was too much when it mattered and Urban Meyer lost in the regular season for the first time as Ohio State's head coach.
Weekend Rewind, Week 2: Northwestern's downfall, NIU's defensive dominance - Inside NU
The Week 2 edition of the Weekend Rewind looks back at a gloomy weekend for Northwestern and the Big Ten, discusses the dominance of NIU's defensive front seven, and explains why the "1-9 since Gameday" stat means both nothing and everything.
By the numbers: Northwestern's 23-15 loss to Northern Illinois - Inside NU
These stats tell the story of how Northern Illinois edged Northwestern Saturday.
Western Illinois vs. Wisconsin: Looking back at Badgers' win - Bucky's 5th Quarter
How do you feel about the Badgers' victory the day after? Sit down with your coffee, juice and/or Bloody Mary (especially necessary after yesterday's Big Ten results).
IOWA 17, BALL STATE 13: WHAT JUST HAPPENED - Black Heart Gold Pants
Trying to make sense of a puzzling Iowa victory.
Hey, Wha Happen? Penn State 21, Akron 3 - Black Shoe Diaries
After yesterday's B1G bloodbath, we should be pretty satisfied with a win--and we covered the original spread!
Gophers Beats Middle Tennessee: Reviewing The Predictions And Hopes - The Daily Gopher
How did I do with pulling predictions out of my hindparts? And did all my hopes come true?
Knight's Charge: Nova & James Break Through the Line - On the Banks
We break down the moment in the Rutgers-Howard conflict where the Knights gambled everything in an attempt to turn the tide in their favor.
What We Learned: Notre Dame - Maize n Brew
We mostly learned that pain eventually goes away when you've reached a state of complete numbness, but football was played and I'm required to write about it.
Zero Point Zero | mgoblog
Michigan had never been shut out in the history of the Michigan/Notre Dame rivalry. Michigan hadn’t been shut out in any game since Ronald Reagan’s first term. Neither of those things is true right now. In fact, nothing is true but the alcohol.
The Everett Golson Show: Notre Dame sends rivalry out with a bang, crushing Michigan 31-0 - Maize n Brew
In a game that was all over before it really started, Everett Golson and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish send the rivalry out with bang with a crushing 31-0 victory over Michigan.
Misery Index Week 2: Agony in Ann Arbor
If what we saw Saturday is any indication, this is another Michigan team not among elite.
Michigan's Devin Gardner maintains Notre Dame was 'just one game' | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
There was something different about this Devin Gardner. Michigan's starting quarterback would face the media sullen and quiet after past frustrating games. On Saturday, after Michigan's 31-0 loss to Notre Dame, Gardner was trying to take on the leadership role, projecting an image, even if his case was a tough sell.
Victor Hill says Citadel Bulldogs were going after Florida State Seminoles' knees - ESPN
The Citadel guard Victor Hill wrote in an online post that the Bulldogs' offensive line was intentionally going for the knees in Saturday's game against top-ranked Florida State.
Choppin' 'Em Down: Observations From Trojans vs. Trees - Conquest Chronicles
It wasn't always pretty. But in only the second game of the season, USC is already showing a mental toughness that bodes well for the Sarkisian era.
68 Days to B1G Basketball: Will I Have To Eat A Shoe? - BT Powerhouse
We kick off our countdown to the season with some Twitter fun involving preseason predictions and eating shoes.