I take thee, MAC, To be my conference, to have and to hold from this day forward; for better, for worse, for Rocket, for Falcon, in Akron and in Kent, to love and to cherish, till death us do part.
The unfaithful tramps of Marshall and Central Florida have no idea how much they've lost. Plus, nobody has any idea how Temple snuck into the chapel. (They didn't even RSVP.) But we love them all. Yes, even Miami University.
From the Directional Michigans to the northernmost college in Illinois; from the spherical institution in Muncie to the squares in Athens; and starring "Buffalo" as occasional underdog, we shall keep the oath of marriage to the Mid-American Conference most sacred. We shall also have, Big Ten participation notwithstanding, one hell of a successful reception.
Dan LeFevour slid down, but seventh-rounder Jameson Konz is a shoe-in to be a Pro Bowler. Book it.
They beat a superior Georgetown team by 14. What you are about to read is nearly 1,000 words that will not get you any closer to the reason.
No Kent State. No Central Michigan. No Buffalo. It's just what everyone was expecting: in OPPOSITELAND.
Akron and Kent State are the favorites, but don't be surprised if a certain team buffaloes their way through to the NCAAs.
There are no at-large dreams for any other teams. Whoever wins moves onto the NCAA tournament, and the losers get to watch.
And here's four-and-a-half reasons why it makes sense. And none of them have to do with how much they suck.
It's beginning to look a lot like beatdowns.
Dan LeFevour shall not fade into the night.
A Tuesday and Wednesday game, per request.
Just two games on Saturday? Hope you didn't buy the extra large bag of chips.
It's Thursday Night Football in the Mid-American Conference! Um ... where are the cameras?
Watch the wide receivers, if for no other reason, nothing else is on TV tonight.
Get ready for a slew of weekday games that'll make this column hilariously hard to maintain!
Also: Temple's got themselves a feel good story that's about to end.
Also: who's the best 1-4 team in the land? The answer ... may bore you to death.
...and the bartender says "Hey, why the 1-3 record?"
Also: what the heck is all of Idaho doing on this side of the Mississippi?
Also, it seems to be the year 2003. Adjust your calendars accordingly.
And, gosh, nobody in the MAC West has won a game yet.
It's time to preview and predict some good ol' fashioned Mid-American Conference football. Note: good ol' fashioned MAC football is currently a 17 point home underdog.