We have already made it to week nine..crazy stuff.
This week we have three celebrity guests picking with us. To honor B1G Sportsmanship we have two Penn State alumni picking with us today- please welcome Maddy Pryor (Penn State ’13) and Katie Huber (Penn State ’11). Also, we have Allison Wiley’s Mom Terri joining us! Welcome everyone!
To follow up our week 7 picks here are the results. Not only was it a bad weekend for me because Ohio State was on bye, but I was barely .500 on my picks. I also am never picking Michigan ever again.
However, TCU (whom I have picked incorrectly 3x this season) finally won. So thanks, “Little Sisters of the Poor” (Gordon Gee circa 2010) for not totally shutting me out.
*DRUMROLL* Now it is time for the results! Incorrect selections have a strikethrough.
25 Mizzou @ 7 UGA
19 Northwestern @ Wisconsin
2 Oregon @ 16 Washington
12 Oklahoma @ Texas
18 Michigan @ Penn State
17 Florida @ 10 LSU
Oregon State @ Washington State
Kansas @ TCU
14 South Carolina @ Arkansas
Indiana @ Michigan State
The celebrities came to play this weekend and made me famous for losing. However, Wiley did show up so we have that going for us regulars. Should we permanently add Tessa or Ryan? Does it spice it up? Should have four seats with two extras per week for “celebrity selections?”
If you are interested in appearing as a celebrity picker please tweet me @swynnOSU or you can reach out to Allison @awileyx3.
What games should we pick next week?
EXTRA BONUS FOOTAGE;
*Please look at the Sister at :50 second mark dancing to Party in the USA*
In college a lot of reading felt like it was forced because the teacher would decide what and when we read it. Also, to be honest, some of it was pretty boring. However there were some diamonds in the ruff (syllabus). My favorite book I read in undergrad was called “The Reluctant Fundamentalist.” I read it in less than a day and did lying in my lofted bed watching the snow fall on the new student union that was set to open in a few months. I felt like I was plucked right off of a college catalog booklet.
Fast forward a few years, my social life developed so reading got pushed aside. Why? I had always liked to read. Why watch television instead of reading? So I’m on a mission to read more.
I really, really like the Chelsea Lately show. In college I would listen to it right before “bed” (which could’ve been midnight or 6am because I was in college and would stay up all night studying AKA had 0 control). These are the books I have read recently:
“Life as I Blow It” by Sarah Colonna
▪ Really liked this one. I’ve been waiting for months to read this. I actually read half while traveling to Atlanta andd the other half traveling to Atlanta (the flight sucked, the book rocked). The other half when I realized the coke factory wasn’t as cool as I thought it would be. Colonna is my favorite “Chelsea Lately” writer/round table comedian. Maybe it’s because she loves twitter as much as I do. Regardless, I really liked her book. Very introspective on her life as a young child to undergrad to postgrad and beyond. I read this September of 2013 and it really clicked with me because I was going through similar post grad situations.
Up next on my list:
▪ “Man Up!: Tales of My Delusional Self-Confidence” by Ross Matthews.
▪ “Love Him Or Leave Him, But Don’t Get Stuck With the Tab: Hilarious Advice for Real Women” Loni Love.
▪ “Orange Is The New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison” by Piper Kerman.
When it comes to reading I am strictly monogamous. I’ll be back later with more about OITNB.
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to venture back to the home of my undergrad 18-21 year old self: Columbus, Ohio. Of course I had to go see The Ohio State University’s Football team for at least one game.
Going back as an alumna is different, and I’m not even going to lie- it’s kind of weird. This was the first time in four seasons I didn’t have season tickets. I was no longer a student. I felt disconnected from my undergrad self.
It’s weird in different ways.
“Wow I can tailgate now?!” – thought to myself. (I had previously done football setup for three consecutive years, which eliminated tailgating. Oh, and my senior year I had a broken foot, which eliminated going anywhere, I couldn’t be wheeled to).
You don’t have to worry about assignments & looming school deadlines.
As a grad, you have earned the ability to wear a cute alumni hat/sweatshirt.
You can use “She doesn’t even go here” from Mean Girls on your friends.
All jokes aside, the biggest difference for me was that I have moved on. I loved the four years I spent at Ohio State as a student but I felt like I was in a different place in my life. Yeah I attended the game and used my old student ID so I could get a cheaper price but I didn’t stay for the whole blowout against San Diego State. My 18-21 year old self would’ve never left a game early but somehow those four months since graduation I had graduated to caring about different things. The next generation of students were settling in and I was fine with that because I was settling in to my new life.
The one thing that I absolutely loved to see was the passion that still is in these kids. Block “O” was the biggest part of my college experience outside of the classroom and I wanted to make sure that we passed it along to a group who genuinely loved it as much as we did: a group of kids who wanted the best for the organization and were able to continue the tradition of this 75-year-old organization. So far it appears to be a success. I’m very proud of them for taking of the reigns and continuing to work hard.
There’s a song by the marching band called “I Wanna Go Back” (to Ohio State). I always loved this song but never got it until I had actually left Ohio State. There is simply nothing like the campus of The Ohio State University on a Saturday in the fall. So I am proud to say, I love being an alum and “I Wanna Go Back” to Ohio State for another fall Saturday soon.
Just a quick blog post to wish one of my good friends a very Happy Birthday! I met Jamie Kanehl when I was 19 years old at the Ohio State Basketball Tipoff for students. College Gameday and ESPN was coming to campus that weekend for football so we decided to go out, buy a tent, and camp all night long to be in the front row. We have been friends ever since and have been to Michigan, Purdue, Indiana, Illinois, the Carrier Classic in Charleston, South Carolina and the Final Four in New Orleans, Louisiana together.