Wednesday, September 24, 2014

MAC Blogger Roundtable, My Answers

This week's host is Carter from Eagle Totem, the EMU blog.

1. This weekend the MAC suffered four losses by 38 points or more, with Massachusetts losing 48-7, Bowling Green losing 68-17, EMU losing 73-14, and Northern Illinois losing 52-14. Is the payday worth the price in reputation?

Having watched our team take one of those beatings, you do have to ask yourself.  Is it worth it?  At one point, BG appeared to be swearing off them, but the recession changed everything and they needed the money.  I think they are a sad reality.  Having said that, if you don't like them, just hang on because I think they are largely on the way out as the Power 5 begins to play increasingly and possibly exclusively among its own kind.

2. How has your perception of the conference race changed since the pre-season? Which team(s) have most disappointed and which have most impressed you so far?

I think for most people Toledo has been the biggest surprise, followed by Ball State, but, as the saying goes, "I had those."  The biggest surprise to me has been that Akron has not been better than they have been.

3. If your team could replay one down from this fall and get a different result, what down and why?

Well, that's a tough one.  Both of BG's losses have been by large margins and not dependent on one I'm going to go with whatever play it was when DJ Lynch got injured.  Love to have a different result, as in, he doesn't get injured.


Anonymous said...

You would rather have Lynch than Matt Johnson?

Orange said...

You make a good point. No idea what I was thinking with that one..