Art Vandelay

Art Vandelay

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I found out several years ago that there's a committee who decides what new words should be introduced to the English language. I decided that this was stupid, and asked myself why I should accept some obscure committee of self-proclaimed professionals as an authority on adding to or changing the English language. I then decided that I should be an authority on this (as far as I'm concerned), so if you come across a word you cannot find in the dictionary, or it gets an ugly red underline in a Word document, I may have added it to The English Language as far as I'm Concerned - my own interpretation of the English lagnguage. (And no, I have nothing published. It's all in my head).

Highlights from my predictions in college football in 2009: (Before the season started, and there weren't that many) Iowa would surprise everyone and make a serious run at Ohio State for the conference crown, as well as possibly making some noise in the National Championship race. Iowa over Penn State. Iowa over Georgia Tech.

Lowlights from my predictions in college football in 2009: (Before the season started) Michigan would finish around 8-4, and would beat both Michigan State and Penn State. Notre Dame over Michigan.

Highlights from my predictions in college football in 2008: (Before the season started, and there weren't that many) Iowa would surprise everyone and make a serious run at Ohio State for the conference crown, as well as possibly making some noise in the National Championship race. Iowa over Penn State. Iowa over Georgia Tech.

Lowlights from my predictions in college football in 2008: (Before the season started) Michigan would finish around 8-4, and would beat both Michigan State and Penn State. Notre Dame over Michigan.
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Who I am

Being a fan, I've come to find that now that we're in the information age, the Internet has shaped how information is spread. In a lot of ways, fans are the best sources of information regarding sports. What I've noticed is that fans follow their teams so much more closely than the "sports professionals" do, and I figure more out from them than I do by reading a lot of writers on ESPN.com (especially because almost all of ESPN's writers hail from the South and know very little regarding the Big Ten specifically, but not exclusively). I really believe that the best insight now comes from EDUCATED fans, which is why websites like this one and different weblogs have become so popular.

Because I'm a fan, I don't think I NEED to offer any credentials, but when I was in college, I was the Senior Sports Director for our campus newspaper (okay, I gave myself that title; I was the only sports writer for our paper), and I also had my own sports radio show for our campus radio station, WLSO. That was partially how I got my sports fix then, writing on here is partially how I get it now.

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  • John Doublin posted 1680 days ago

    John Doublin

    Check out this new web-site, join the forums!
    http://www.realsportsnet.com/college-football-general/051910-terrelle-pryor-ready-to-take-ohio-state-to-next-level.html

  • Kevin McGrady posted 1683 days ago

    Kevin McGrady

    I will read and answer your comment as soon as the messaging starts working for me again Art. I only saw the first few lines on my profile. I would expect there are more than a few problems with my analysis. It was as good as I can do with the education I have acquired on this season so far though.

  • JW Nix posted 1695 days ago

    JW Nix

    The Biggest Oversight in Pro Football History : http://bleacherreport.com/articles/389389-jim-tyrer