Our somewhat meaningless Big Ten predictions

  • 01/02/2008 1:50 pm in

scarlett.jpgYou may be wondering, what does Scarlett Johansson have to do with the Big Ten? Absolutely nothing. We just like looking at her and I bet you do, too.

The real fun begins tonight when the Hoosiers travel to Carver-Hawkeye Arena to take on Iowa. The last part of our Big Ten preview is our predictions for the following: order of finish, all-league teams, player of the year and coach of the year. (We might throw in a podcast at some point, if you’re lucky.) At the end of the season, we’ll be able to look back and say, “What were we thinking?”

Big Ten standings:

PostmanE: Indiana, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ohio State, Purdue, Penn State, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Northwestern
PostmanR: Michigan State, Indiana, Wisconsin, Ohio State, Illinois, Minnesota, Purdue, Iowa, Michigan, Penn State, Northwestern
Big A: Michigan State, Indiana, Wisconsin, Ohio State, Purdue, Minnesota, Illinois, Penn State, Iowa, Michigan, Northwestern

All-Big Ten team:

PostmanE: Drew Neitzel, Eric Gordon, Raymar Morgan, Geary Claxton, D.J. White
PostmanR: Drew Neitzel, Eric Gordon, Raymar Morgan, Geary Claxton, D.J. White
Big A: Drew Neitzel, Eric Gordon, Raymar Morgan, Brian Butch, D.J. White

Player of the year:

PostmanE: Eric Gordon
PostmanR: Eric Gordon
Big A: Eric Gordon

Coach of the year:

PostmanE: Tubby Smith
PostmanR: Tubby Smith
Big A: Bo Ryan

Anyone think that PostmanE and PostmanR copied off of each other in the last three categories? I’m not accusing anybody of anything, I’m just saying…Anyway, your predictions are more than welcome in the comments.

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  • Anonymous

    I didn’t even know this article was about predictions. I just keep thinking about those nice big beautiful … eyes

  • Joe

    I didn’t even know this article was about predictions. I just keep thinking about those nice big beautiful … eyes

  • Steve O

    Raymar Morgan, Geary Claxton, and DJ are all capable of challenging Gordon for the Big Ten POY award. But as long as Indiana keeps playing well and Gordon gets his shooting back on track, it seems the award is his to lose.

  • Steve O

    Raymar Morgan, Geary Claxton, and DJ are all capable of challenging Gordon for the Big Ten POY award. But as long as Indiana keeps playing well and Gordon gets his shooting back on track, it seems the award is his to lose.

  • Luke

    To start of with AWSOME PICTURE! And after that I would like to say IU will win the big ten but I really think MSU will end up winning it. They have just as much talent and a great coach. While EJ is probebly the best player in the conference you can’t beat the senior leadership that Neitzel brings to the table. Can’t wait to see what our young Hoosier team will do.

  • Luke

    To start of with AWSOME PICTURE! And after that I would like to say IU will win the big ten but I really think MSU will end up winning it. They have just as much talent and a great coach. While EJ is probebly the best player in the conference you can’t beat the senior leadership that Neitzel brings to the table. Can’t wait to see what our young Hoosier team will do.

  • PMK

    How am I supposed to attend tonight’s game without a “Know Thy Opponent” read for preparation? I feel so lost.

  • PMK

    How am I supposed to attend tonight’s game without a “Know Thy Opponent” read for preparation? I feel so lost.

  • PMK

    How am I supposed to attend tonight’s game without a “Know Thy Opponent” read for preparation? I feel so lost.

  • JP

    I agree with PMK where is the “Know Thy Apponent” Segment???” Come on guys we are counting on you!! Although you did do your part with the picture!!

  • JP

    I agree with PMK where is the “Know Thy Apponent” Segment???” Come on guys we are counting on you!! Although you did do your part with the picture!!

  • Peeps:

    Because we just did an Iowa Big Ten preview, we’re not going to go back and re-hash just for today. There will be a game thread in a bit and the resumption of The Morning After tomorrow morning. Maybe even a podcast, too.

  • Peeps:

    Because we just did an Iowa Big Ten preview, we’re not going to go back and re-hash just for today. There will be a game thread in a bit and the resumption of The Morning After tomorrow morning. Maybe even a podcast, too.

  • Peeps:

    Because we just did an Iowa Big Ten preview, we’re not going to go back and re-hash just for today. There will be a game thread in a bit and the resumption of The Morning After tomorrow morning. Maybe even a podcast, too.

  • UncleLar

    I have a new Penn State basketball website and I thought that you guys might find this tool on my site helpful.

    http://www.happyvalleyhoops.com/?p=97

    Using it you can quickly compare any teams in the Big Ten using Dean Oliver’s Four Factors. It’s set up for NW/PSU since that’s our game tonight but you can pick any other team(s) that you would like my simple ctrl-clicking on the team name in the left hand legend.

    Hope you find it worthwhile.

  • UncleLar

    I have a new Penn State basketball website and I thought that you guys might find this tool on my site helpful.

    http://www.happyvalleyhoops.com/?p=97

    Using it you can quickly compare any teams in the Big Ten using Dean Oliver’s Four Factors. It’s set up for NW/PSU since that’s our game tonight but you can pick any other team(s) that you would like my simple ctrl-clicking on the team name in the left hand legend.

    Hope you find it worthwhile.

  • I have a new Penn State basketball website and I thought that you guys might find this tool on my site helpful.

    http://www.happyvalleyhoops.com/?p=97

    Using it you can quickly compare any teams in the Big Ten using Dean Oliver’s Four Factors. It’s set up for NW/PSU since that’s our game tonight but you can pick any other team(s) that you would like my simple ctrl-clicking on the team name in the left hand legend.

    Hope you find it worthwhile.

  • plane1972

    Appreciated the strategic (and subtle) use of Scarlett and the Spartan preview was okay, too.

  • plane1972

    Appreciated the strategic (and subtle) use of Scarlett and the Spartan preview was okay, too.

  • johnbobbit

    Excellent choice on the photo. The IU varsity store should sell that crimson colored lingerie.

  • johnbobbit

    Excellent choice on the photo. The IU varsity store should sell that crimson colored lingerie.

  • johnbobbit

    Excellent choice on the photo. The IU varsity store should sell that crimson colored lingerie.

  • MPmike

    I agree with Big A. I can look at Scarlett Johansson all day long.

  • MPmike

    I agree with Big A. I can look at Scarlett Johansson all day long.

  • MPmike

    I agree with Big A. I can look at Scarlett Johansson all day long.