Monday, January 14, 2008

Big Weekend for Wolverines and Big Ten

Well, it was a pretty good weekend for the Wolverines. In the NFL Playoffs:
  • Tom Brady set a record for accuracy in a playoff game by going 26-for-28, which is just short of 93%. The two passes that he did miss hit his receivers right in the hands. He threw for 3 TDs without an interception. Not bad
  • Amani Toomer scored two TDs for the Giants in their upset of Dallas.

That's a pretty good day. No other school had players involved in as many TDs. Other Big Ten players fared pretty well too:

  • Former Minnesota Golden Gopher backfield mates Marion Barber and Laurence Maroney each scored once and had over 120 yards apiece.
  • Former Buckeye Anthony Gonzalez scored a long TD for the Colts.
  • Former Hawkeye Dallas Clark scored a TD for the Colts.
  • Former Badger Chris Chambers scored a TD for the Chargers.
  • PSU alum Bobby Engram scored once for the Seahawks.

Also, non-Big Ten, but in close proximity:

  • Domer Ryan Grant scored three times and rushed for over 200 yards.
  • WMU grad Greg Jennings scored twice.

Not a bad day for the Big Ten/midwest. Of the 26 TDs scored this weekend, 11 involved Big Ten players, and 16 involved Big Ten/midwest players.

The Michigan basketball team also reached a milestone: they won their first Big Ten game (on the road, too) under coach John Beilein. Even though it came against Northwestern (in front of a huge crowd of 5027, included our own Taxman, in Evanston), it still counts.


Taxman said...

That proves it - the Big 10 IS better than the SEC!

Assman said...

You got that right, mister. I was going to start checking on how many TDs scored were SEC related, but I just didn't feel like spending the time. Without researching, I can confidently say that the Mannings were the top scoring family this weekend though. But they also led in INTs.