JoePa's Doghouse
15Nov/120

Blue-White Roundtable: Eerie, Indiana Edition

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The Roundtable was originally going to be posted yesterday, but it was HELD up by the Big Ten refs. Surely, if Penn State players so much as looked at this post, I’d be typing 15 yards behind my computer.

Someone who we never has to worry about the refs, Adam from Black Shoe Diaries has some more questions this week. Be sure to head on over to BSD later this week for a “greatest hits” of sorts. In the meantime, check out what these peeps are saying:

Victory Bell Rings
Nittany Lions Den
Black Shoe Diaries
The 50-Yard Lion

Follow the jump to read us doggs’ thoughts…

9Nov/120

Drinking Game: Nebraska 2012

lost weekend

Goddammit! 1994!!!

There are plenty of things to hate in the Big Ten. Those pukes who border us on the west. Those ass-rats that call themselves wolverines. That scumbag coach at ________ (fill in the blank- Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan State…)

But none of those jerks cheated the greatest offense of all time out of a national championship via the sympathy train. Ok, maybe some did since it just so happens that said train rode through Ohio on a 4-0 vote. Hey Brutus, 63-14!!!!!

At least we’re still not bitter, right?

As these or other pre-determined drinks occur, tweet ‘em and hashtag #BlackoutTheSanctions

8Nov/122

Blue-White Roundtable: Bugeater Edition

After 10 weeks, we’ve finally added some new peeps to the fold. Let’s welcome Victory Bell Rings to the Roundtable!

Like anyone who is late to the party, I assume they made up for their tardiness by bringing the beer. So, I’ll wait patiently by my mailbox for that Christmas variety pack…

Someone who we never have to wait on, Adam from Black Shoe Diaries has some more questions this week. Be sure to head on over to BSD later this week for a “greatest hits” of sorts. In the meantime, check out what these peeps are saying:

Victory Bell Rings
Nittany Lions Den
Black Shoe Diaries
The 50-Yard Lion

Follow the jump to read us doggs’ thoughts…

11Nov/110

Drinking Game: It’s Been A Long Week!

lost weekend

This one’s for Joe!

Things are a bit different this week. This week, we let Nebraska slide.  For we've discovered that the real enemy is much closer to home.

Treat yourself to something good this week, Nittany Nation.  If anyone has earned it, it's you, faithful fan.

As these or other pre-determined drinks occur, tweet ‘em and hashtag #DrinkTheCriminalsAway

10Nov/111

Blue-White Roundtable: The Show Must Go On

Pin design submitted by @psubarton

It is difficult to get back to “normal” life. But we’re trying.

Saturday is going to be a very emotional day. It is going to be a very emotional game. Nebraska is not going to know what hit them.

The Roundtable’s fearless leader, Adam from Black Shoe Diaries rallied the troops for another session. So be sure to hit up BSD later this week for a “greatest hits” of sorts. In the meantime, check out our PSU brethren:

William World News
Nittany Whiteout
Nittany Lions Den
The 50-Yard Lion

One more thing. The Underdogs was able to track down Graham Spanier. He threw a flea collar on that scumbag and made the former president answer questions this week.

Follow the jump for some revenge-minded dogs’ opinions…

1Sep/102

Big Ten Turned 12, It’s Bar Mitzvah

There is a handy tool on these interwebs called the Big Ten Divisional Creator.  It is of no use now that the Big Ten has ramrodded it's "Whatever you like Michigan Plan" down everyone else's throats.  What is handy is comparing various alignments to what will actually occur although the calculator function is limited by simple calculations, as follows:

Above is my ideal scenario.  It is balanced competitively and would have either kept rivalries in the division or be the one protected inter-divisional game.  As you can see, I organized the lists to horizonatally correspond to the protected game (PSU-OSU, Neb-Iowa, MSU-Michigan, etc.).  Then the two top dogs in each side would play at the end of the year and not have to worry about rematches between them, ie PSU-Nebraska end the year as would OSU and Michigan.  Therefore, the rivalry grade should be much higher than is shown.

Above is the actual alignment as is the rumor.  But who would want to make actual sense?

31Aug/102

Doghouse Conference Preview: The Big 12 (minus-2)

Best Descriptor: Inadequate? Ineffectual? Deluded? Bevo's Horn Puppet?

The Doghouse conference previews for the college football season 2010 roll on.  Like all things with a blog about 2 weeks old, posts and series are either in alpha or beta stages and likely to undergo reformatting, which you'll see here.  Today, the nation's conference to be geographically drawn and quartered:

The Big 12

Champion:

Rowlff Dogg Nebraska over Texas

JSchnauzer:  Texas over Missouri

The Underdogs:  Nebraska over Texas A&M.  I don’t exactly buy the Nebraska top 10 yammer.  Call them the best of the worst in the Big 12 North, and then in the championship game all defense trumps all offense as it is wont to do.

23Aug/105

The True Nature of “The Rivalry”

There is no denying that, as Penn State fans, we are particularly sensitive to conference inner-workings and restructuring as the new kid on the block.  So with the latest news surrounding the preservation of "The Game" and its prioritization amongst the plethora of more pressing issues regarding conference realignment, it is only inevitable that the mercury level of frustration rises to the point where photoshop becomes the perfect passive-aggressive outlet.  In this post, we will be looking at the true nature of the rivalry, the Big Ten conference, and a realignment scenario more befitting of the Conference culture.

mmmmm...you taste like...beef tongue

More after the jump...

17Aug/104

New Hate Era: Nebraska!

It's been the most pathetic display witnessed this offseason.

Worse than the Masoli transfer, worse than USC's handling of the Reggie Bush/OJ Mayo affair, even worse than Lane Kiffin collecting a paycheck for services rendered.

With the axis-tilting announcement that a twelfth member would be added to the most exclusive club of football awesomeness, the announcement that Nebraska would be the newest member of our wolfpack was met with warmth, admiration, and nods of respect across the Big Ten. Ohio State fans appreciated a quality opponent at the western terminus of the conference, Iowa fans enthusiastically determined the miles from their house to Lincoln, Wisconsin fans studied how they could tell their team apart from NU when they played on Saturdays, and every other commercial on BTN was a cavalcade of Big Red clips that would make the Nebraska Department of Tourism (if there is one) blush.

This ejaculagusting display will not be tolerated at JoePa's Doghouse. Everyone knows that expansion should be met with cold shoulders, denied championships, and tenuous disdain of the new team.  Michigan State goes undefeated the first two years after joining the conference in 1949?  The league says, "sorry, no Rose Bowl for you...at least not for a couple of years while you 'transition' in."  Penn State tears through the Big Ten the year after starting conference play? The regional press looks away and awards the national title to a certain university in Nebraska.  Ladies and gents, that's college football hate in it's most condensed, unaltered form: the kind that won't be forgotten for decades.  It's a rite of passage into the conference, and we get to offer some of it up as PSU loses the "newbie" label.

I ask you: can you dish out a serious helping of College Football Hate with Complementary Side of Scrapple to these tools out west?  I think it's time we usher in the NEW HATE ERA: THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS!