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Big Ten Football Tweets of the Week: All the Kids Are Listening to Gerry DiNardo

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 27:  Head coach Gerry Dinardo of the Indiana University at Bloomington Hoosiers yells at his team during a game against the University of Michigan Wolverines during the game at Michigan Stadium on September 27, 2003 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan defeated Indiana 31-17. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Getty Images)
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Adam JacobiBig Ten Football Lead WriterSeptember 28, 2016

Every Friday on the Big Ten Blog, we'll bring you the best Big Ten-related tweets of the week.

Gerry DiNardo. Good enough guy, right? Big Ten Network mainstay, did about as well as anybody can do at Indiana (8-27, 3-21 in the conference, and yes that counts as "as well as anybody can do at Indiana") and, apparently, he's in the pantheon of sugar pop superstars.

Don't believe us? Well, then give us another explanation why Twitter would tell the Big Ten Network's Brent Yarina that DiNardo's in such high company.

 

When I think @gerrydinardo, I immediately think ... @justinbieber. twitter.com/BTNBrentYarina…

— Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) August 10, 2012

 

No word on whether DiNardo can actually, y'know, sing, but that didn't stop the other two guys.

Speaking of the Big Ten Network, the guys are on their annual August bus tour of the entire conference, checking out each team's camp as the players prepare for the fall. Day 2 brought the guys to Lincoln to watch the Huskers' camp. Tom Dienhart's a manic tweeter at these things, and sometimes he just says things that need to be said.

 

#Huskers running plays with "Good vibrations" song blasting. This isn't right. #B1G

— Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) August 9, 2012

 

No, Tom. It's not. They should be playing this:

 

When the BTN guys get to Madison, one of the guys they'll be seeing is Montee Ball. Despite being just a few days removed from a beating that concussed and hospitalized him for a couple hours, Ball made a point to return to practice on Wednesday.

 

Who's that? Could it be? It is ... #ThisFallBelongstoBall #Badgers twitter.com/MoneyBall28/st…

— MoneyBall28 (@MoneyBall28) August 8, 2012

 

Now, it's good to see that he's just on a bike here (and still in his helmet), and Bret Bielema mentioned in a tweet that day that "Montee' conditioned," so helmet or not, it's unlikely that the Badgers have Ball taking any hits this soon. They...they wouldn't, right?

Going back to Indiana, the Hoosiers are still in the Big Ten and playing football in it.

Weird, right? But it's true! And they're one of only four teams eligible for the Leaders Division crown and a spot in the Big Ten Championship. Now, you may say "yes, but Indiana is not very good," and that may be true, but the Big Ten is still vulnerable now, so now is the time to strike!

Hence, this team goal found by InsideIndiana.com's Zach Osterman:

 

The lofty goal of IU football, 2012. #iufb twitter.com/ZachOsterman/s…

— ZachOsterman (@ZachOsterman) August 4, 2012

 

TBA? "The Badgers Again"? No, Wisconsin's in the same division. "Team Barry Alvarez"? No, that's Wisconsin again. "Those Bad Apples"? Oh, sure: Northwestern. Lawless, thuggish Northwestern. That must be what TBA refers to.

Finally, fittingly, the last Tweet of the week is about Twitter. It's about hashtags, even! And it comes from Kevin McGuire at Penn State's media day earlier this week:

 

#OneTeam on Penn State sideline. twitpic.com/ahbtjv

— Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) August 9, 2012

 

Now, some might say that hashtags and Penn State football don't mix. Those people are buffoons. Social media is a thing that is around, and the only thing that's going to make it disappear is something new to replace it. Technology doesn't go in retrograde.

So it's smart for Penn State football to at least keep with the times on this, and if fans are opposed to that modernization of the gameday atmosphere, then that's sad. A football game isn't supposed to be a thing that you can only enjoy if you can easily pretend it's 1975 when you look around. If that's really what you want out of the sport, go watch a game where everyone else does that: Notre Dame.

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