The Wiz is happy to present the 10 finalists for Readers' Choice Poster of the Year.
Each of these teams have survived a rugged primary to reach this point, and now it's your turn to select a winner. Voting will close on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at midnight (Eastern). You get only one vote. Repeat voters are blocked by IP address.
The finalists: Iowa State, Texas Tech, Michigan State, Louisiana Tech,
Middle Tennessee, Penn State, Oklahoma, Georgia Tech, USC and
Mississippi. View all of the finalists after the jump and click an
image for a closer view.
The Spartans have shown steady improvement under Mark Dantonio, going 7-6 in 2007 and 9-4 in 2008. The defense, with eight starters returning, should be solid, but the offense will have to replace Javon Ringer, the workhorse running back who had an insane 390 carries last season, the most in Division I-A. Michigan State is one of five teams to have never played a Division I-AA opponent since the NCAA adopted the division setup in 1978 (the others being USC, UCLA, Washington and Notre Dame). But the Spartans fall off the list Sept. 5 when they play host to I-AA Montana State. Thanks to Harry and Brian!
While "Joe the Plumber" and "Sarah Palin" were popular costumes on Halloween, Michigan State fans had something else in mind. Check out "Michigan Touchdown." If you don't know what were talking about, click this link. Thanks to Bill.
Our man Greg continued his weekend trip with a stop in Bloomington for Saturday's Michigan State-Indiana game. The Hoosiers went toe-to-toe with the Spartans for three quarters, but Javon Ringer wore down Indiana and Michigan State pulled away for a 42-29 victory. Sparty was showing off the goods before kickoff. The burger bar. Impressive stuff here. Breakfast in Bloomington includes vodka. After consuming breakfast, this is what happens. So easy, a Caveman could do it. Check out the young woman wearing the "Dry Campus" T-shirt. Really, what's the point of going to college? Which do you prefer? The G, the O, the I or the U? Even if the Hoosiers can't talk the talk, they can walk the walk. With Indiana unable to keep pace, it was time to turn to the dogs. That's Ringer, No. 23, racking up yardage. He had 198 yards in 44 carries and, caught two passes and returned two kicks. If he stays healthy and keeps this up, Ringer will be in the running for the Heisman. Attendance was 31,832. Plenty of good seats, as you can see, were available. That's Assembly Hall in the background, formerly home to Bob Knight.