Tomorrow (or Wednesday, if I get to golf tomorrow), the Big Ten preview begins. But before we get to ILLINI, it's time for one more rundown of great stuff from the series of tubes:
Our friends at Saturday Soundoffs take a shot at previewing Iowa football. Really, their series of 2-a-day previews of each team has been awfully well done. I don't think they're quite on the reservation with the Hawkeyes (Andy Brodell has hands?), but they're not too bad in general.
Gene Chizik has put his face on a coin. He will eventually build a Mount Rushmore composed entirely of his face rendered in cow manure. In all seriousness, putting your face on a coin before you have coached a down of football for a team that just finished with 2 wins evidences a level of undeserved self-importance generally reserved for Iowa State basketball coaches. I would advocate spitting on the Chizik nickel, but Iowa State student, graduates, and staff routinely clean things with spit; for instance, I had my shoes spit-shined at the airport yesterday by Marcus Fizer.
This has nothing to do with sports at all, but Dirty Laundry has debunked the Nikki Leotardo/carjackers/Boy Scouts from the train shop rumor percolating on the eBays after the final Sopranos episode.
The reigning champions of the college football blogging world, Every Day Should Be Saturday, have published a College Football Blogging Manifesto. I will agree to follow it as much as humanly possible (even the "Bill Simmons' name will not appear on this site" rule). I can't figure out how to link to it, but Hey Jenny Slater has made an equally fantastic addendum (scroll down to July 8).
Two new additions to the blogroll: The Nation of Islam Sportsblog, which might be the single most brilliant thing on the internet, and Clemson blog Danny Ford is God.
And finally, Winning the Turnover Battle scored the interview of the year. That's right, they tracked down the perpetually surprised Snorg tees girl. She's kind of a big deal.