Prediction #2 offense will suck less. And I’ll learn to “accept the things I cannot change “
Great that you get to watch and evaluate practices!
-2 heart attacks
-4 smashed remotes
-15 vows to stop caring and not watching
-1348 curses directed at a certain assistant coach
-1 mediocre bowl game that I will absolutely gear up to watch
Not really bold. Pretty comparable to most seasons I've been a fan. A few extra smashed remotes and a few more vows than normal. Oddly, I think my curses aimed at a certain assistant will be down. Either because I'm now more desensitized or it's possible I think it will be just more headsratching than cursing.
Since my son is a freshman at Iowa, I have someone in the family who's invested directly as a student and not by association, so that will take things up a notch. Which is rare being that I'm not from Iowa or Illinois.
As for true bold predictions.
I waffle. First game. I could see this being a 10-7 aggravating grind or even a dejecting loss. Or also, a pentup release of 57-3 with Padilla throwing for like 3 touchdowns in the second half with a few more backups running for a few more.
A non bold prediction is that we win 24-10 and still have no idea about this team other than they took 4 quarters to beat a team that should have been throttled midway through the second.
Only 65?I predict I'm going to yell out 65 "Fucks!" when watching Iowa games this year.
Hell, I average about 200 during BCS/legit Big 10 title contention/Rose Bowl seasons.
Comprehensive average is probably around 300.
Although, there is an inverse relationship, though. As off years, I tend to find excuses to be 'busy' all Saturday. And then I don't watch the 60 minute replays on Big 10 Network.
It's better for my health that way.
The "Experts" are not being kind As expected they like the defense and really have nothing good to say about the offense. AP picks us 4th in West behind Wisconsin Purdue and Gophers. Big Ten experts really had trouble saying anything good about the offense'Yea, but mine aren't watered down. When I yell them I mean them.
Well 2045? Is that Long! enough? Go HawksWin 4 preseason games
Win one we shouldn’t (osu or mich)
Lose two we shouldn’t (ill & nw)
Split the remaining 2-2 (wis, min, neb, pur)
Finish 7-5 and head to music city bowl
Defense is better but doesn’t have the turnovers as last year.
Offense sucks but Petras throws for 300+ and 4 touchdowns in one conference game that isn’t Rutgers.
Sign Kirk and Brian through the 2045 season. Max deals.