Etling named the starter for 2014 opener

Appleby v. Etling Winner?

You all know by now that Etling was named the starter yesterday by Shoop/Hazell…I don’t have a huge problem with it, but am not sure this was ever a competition. Perhaps the word competition isn’t quite right…it was really just a test. This test was put in place to see if the incumbent starter could […]

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Something Rotten in South Bend

I grew up a Notre Dame fan actually. I was raised in a Catholic household in central Indiana; they would have thrown me out of the club if I wasn’t one. Why? Well, a.) kids are front-runners, and b.) it was a hell of a lot more fun cheering for the Irish than it was Purdue. […]

Blough, Appleby and Etling

Boilers Win First Fall Scrimmage

Around 1,000 die hard Boilermaker fans came to Ross-Ade for a scrimmage earlier today…but sadly, I wasn’t one of them. I spent the day with LBD and Mrs. BDowd…so I wasn’t able to watch the jersey scrimmage today in God’s country…but that’s not gonna stop me from giving you a little BS taste of what […]

How many ex-Boilers can you name???

Alumni Game Rekindles the Old Fire

If you read my thoughts on the upcoming football season in the wake of the B1G Media Days, you might not have been too stoked about what lies ahead…but the problem that I have with PR and media appearances is simple- old problems are still there until we see something that proves otherwise. Conversely, there […]

Sr. LB Sean Robinson at media day

“We’re not good enough to miss that stuff”

In a typical July/August, the B1G media days are like a appetizer for the tantalizing main course that is nearly upon us…In a normal year, we’ve been hungry…starving even…as we’ve patiently awaited our table to become available. But honestly, this year, the in-shell peanuts have been enough to make me just OK with waiting; Last […]

Ross-Ade empty vs Wis homecoming

What Will Bring You Back to Ross-Ade?

It has not been entirely lost on Purdue often-times thick-headed athletic department that getting fans to pile into Ross-Ade may be a daunting task this fall. It became evident during Danny Hope’s tenure that it simply wasn’t enough to have 4-6 wins each year and to beat up on the occasional patsy. Darrell Hazell immediately […]


Outlets Reporting Purdue Football Was Bad in 2013

In case you slept through last season or suffered a head injury that allowed you to block out Purdue football 2013, you’re quite aware that they were not good. What’s become clear is that now as different sites and writers are analyzing last season and putting together their previews for this season, everyone else is […]


Purdue Alumni Game Set for Aug 2

The second Purdue alumni basketball game will be held on Saturday, August 2 at noon in Mackey Arena. I guess that’s when the A/C will be installed (*rim shot*). Tickets will be just $10 in the lower section, $5 upper general admission and I believe students can get a ticket apiece for free. Travis and […]

Evaluating Purdue Football Recruiting

It’s the summer, which means that no one has anything to talk about in either of Purdue’s two major sports other than recruiting. A lot of (digital) ink has been spilled within Purdue’s fanbase discussing Purdue’s role within the college football landscape, both in terms of where we are today, and where we can reasonably […]

South End Zone

Morgantown…Built By Hope

In case you missed it today, Purdue released information on their plans for the south end zone area. Travis has the rundown here. The renderings are actually quite nice, so if it winds up looking like that I think it will be somewhat better than what’s usually in the end zone – fans of the […]

14-15 Purdue Basketball Haase is tall

Isaac Haas Shops at Big & Tall Stores

The attached photo caused some ripples on the tweetermachine over the weekend, as Purdue fans noted that yes, AJ Hammons is indeed in this photo and no, AJ isn’t sitting on a stool or something. Isaac Haas is just that massive. While I would like to caution everybody to remember that Haas is going to […]

US soccer

US Misses Opportunity…And Futbol Notes

Yesterday, a somewhat frenzied interweb excitedly awaited the US’ opportunity to clinch early entry into the tournament round of the World Cup. Yeah, I’m sure I got some terms wrong in that sentence, and I don’t care. First off, I’ve heard the tournament called the knock-out round. That’s as dumb as the NCAA tournament calling […]

Homage to Tiller, Mollenkopf, The Cradle and The Den could all be employed on a new field turf design. 
designed by: R. Dowd 6/19/14

Field Turf Debate…and My Solution

In case you haven’t seen it, the turf at Ross-Ade looks pretty shabby right about now…And it has since the advent of spring. I know, I know, it’s not football season right now…and the field did look great, especially at the beginning of the season last year. BUT, as the season progressed, especially in November, […]

Burke Curious, Bron Classy, Boilers ‘Cruiting

J posted a solid piece of satire last week after toning it down a few times at my request. The first time I read it, I laughed aloud a few times and felt like it needed to be up on the site due to the optics of the end zone seats being demolished. That said, […]

Ross-Ade demo

Purdue Elects To Drop Football; Ross-Ade To Be Torn Down Immediately

In a move many Purdue fans find themselves apathetic about, the university has elected to drop football as a varsity sport effective immediately. The move caught many by surprise. “It’s a tough blow,” said sophomore QB Danny Etling. “It seems especially contradictory to the ‘One Brick Higher’ mantra around here.” Coach Hazell was more philosophical. […]