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B5Q Blogopean Union: preseason predictions are fun to look at

Plus: Dylan Holloway gets called up to the show; multiple women’s soccer players receive postseason honors; and Daryl Watts has scored a lot of points

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  • Don’t take a sip of your morning coffee and then look at this picture or you’ll ruin your computer screen.
  • Former B5Q Tall Adult Son Curt Hogg had some time on his hands on Monday, apparently.

Man, Wisconsin really let Joel Stave sling it in 2015, huh?

  • Preseason predictions are fun!

I even went back to find our preseason prediction roundtable and, at the risk of alienating the rest of the staff, here’s what the picked!

Bob had Northwestern vs. Michigan in the B1G title game (and picked Ohio State third in the East!), Rock had Wisconsin vs. Michigan but also mentioned later that he was trying to jinx the Wolverines, Belz had Nebraska and Wisconsin tied for the West crown and Ohio State winning the East and Tyler had Michigan vs. Wisconsin.

Midway through the season we asked who would make the conference title game again and Bob went with Wisconsin and Ohio State, so did I, Ryan went with Wisconsin and Penn State and Tyler in AN EXTREMELY BOLD MOVE SAID THIS, AND I QUOTE, “My preseason prediction hasn’t changed a bit, tOSU and Wisconsin.” THAT WASN’T HIS PRESEASON PREDICTION!!!!! I do love the chutzpah, however.

Btw, Bob’s midseason CFP prediction is looking pretty, pretty good rn. He was the only one of us who didn’t pick Alabama.

  • Sometimes I wonder what it’s like to cheer for a hockey team that doesn’t score an insane amount of goals. I don’t wonder for very long.
  • Here’s a team I cheer for that gives up a lot of goals, so it’s kinda the same thing.
  • A big honor for freshman forward Dylan Holloway.
  • Their season may have ended earlier than they would’ve liked, but hopefully a few awards will ease the pain.
  • The ACC/B1G Challenge started on Monday night. Can you just feel the excitement before the Badgers take on N.C. State?!?!
  • God damn these videos have been great all season.
  • I just wanted to bring this tweet to everyone’s attention.

ACC/B1G Challenge basketball scoreboard from last night (losses in bold because we are here to laugh at misfortune):

Illinois 79 - Miami 81
Minnesota 78 - Clemson 60

B1G 1 - ACC 1