Where has the season gone? It seems like just yesterday when this Turkey was pissin’ and moanin’ about the summer football drought and now here we are, about to close out yet another season. So, as has been our annual tradition since joining the Big Ten in 1993, we end the year with the Land Grant Trophy game against Michigan State, better known as Moo U.
If you have never gazed at the Land Grant Trophy (left), take a good look. Click on the thumbnail at left to see a larger picture of this monstrosity. (The big one is too ugly to post on this page, and it might scare small children.) Ain’t it a pisser? To paraphrase Chico Harlan of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, it looks like a Rubik’s Cube that has spent an hour in the mouth of a rottweiler. To this Turkey, it appears to have been designed by committee—in the fourth grade art class at McCabe Elementary. OK, enough about this hunk of —