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Chris Dierkes

Chris Dierkes (aka CJ Smith). 29 years old, happily married, adroit purveyor and voracious student of all kinds of information, theories, methods of inquiry, and forms of practice. Studying to be a priest in the Anglican Church in Canada. Main interests: military theory, diplomacy, foreign affairs, medieval history, religion & politics (esp. Islam and Christianity), and political grand bargains of all shapes and sizes.

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  1. Avatar Michael Drew says:

    That was some high-powered tweeting my friend… all the way through two Ohio-related bowls. I tried to interact a bit (@MikeDrewWhat), but your insight flowed with such volume one pretty much had to sit back and admire the output motivated fanaticism can produce.

    Go Iowa — let’s see the Big Ten with the best bowl record of 2009-10!Report

    • Avatar Chris Dierkes says:


      I think Iowa’s D will be able to slow down (stop?) GTech’s offense. The question is whether Iowa’s Offense (usually offensive in the bad sense) shows up. I think GTech’s defense is pretty suspect, but then again so is Iowa’s offense.Report

  2. Nob Akimoto Nob Akimoto says:

    Penn State beating up on LSU was just icing on the cake.Report

  3. Avatar lnxCthlc says:

    Hopefully Cincinnati will not be too distracted by their Sudden Loss Of Coach.

    Go Bucks!!! Go Big Ten!!Report

  4. Nob Akimoto Nob Akimoto says:

    Big Ten is 3-1 so far I think? Still the Alamo Bowl with Michigan State and Orange Bowl with Iowa left.Report

    • Avatar Chris Dierkes says:

      3-2 I think. Wisconsin, Penn St., and Ohio St in the W column while Minnesota and Northwestern (in a close one) in the L. Michigan St. I would think is the underdog in their game, but they run hot/cold, so we’ll see. Then the Hawkeyes.

      The division so far has been The Mountain West. Utah, Wyoming, Air Force, BYU all have won. TCU’s left. They could go 5-0.

      SEC has been so-so, and the Pac 10 has been seriously weak. Big East got a couple of wins today (South Florida, UConn) after UC got shellacked.Report

      • Avatar Trace says:

        It’s interesting the prism some see this through. The Big Ten has done great despite a 3-3 record, while the SEC has been “so-so” while posting a 5-4 record with a chance to add another win and another national championship.Report

        • Avatar Chris Dierkes says:

          I didn’t say the Big Ten was doing great. They’re doing average (though better than Pac 10). If the SEC wins 2 BCS games (1 the Nat’l Championship), then I think that’ll play out to what kind of year they had. 2 really excellent teams and a bunch of others in the middle. If Iowa wins however, the Big Ten will also have 2 BCS bowl wins. Not super fantastic, not shabby though either.

          The Conference has been the Mountain West. If TCU wins, they get the prize for best conference.Report

          • Avatar Trace says:

            I was just noting that the bar for what is considered a successful bowl season seems to be higher for the SEC than for other conferences.Report

  5. Avatar JosephFM says:

    You’re from Ohio, I take it?

    I’m just glad the Bowden managed one last win. Especially after this season.Report

  6. Avatar greginak says:

    unfortunately both cincy teams thought the season ended last week. nothing like the bengles getting stomped on sunday night by the team they have to play next week.

    bet ya TCU and Boise St think they could have done a lot better against Fla then U of C did.

    If there is anything sleazy and douchbaggy about coaches leaving for a new job, its when they dump their old team right before their biggest bowl game ever. worst of luck to Kelly.Report

  7. Avatar Michael Drew says:

    Is anyone watching the BCS Championship? What a crazy game!Report

    • Avatar Chris Dierkes says:

      totally sucked that McCoy got hurt, ruined the game. I think Texas had a legitimate shot at winning the game. McElroy wasn’t sharp all game, and Texas’ D I think just got worn down. on the field too long, but their secondary was playing very well and they were getting to McElroy. But with no offense, they couldn’t help the run game down the whole game.

      In the 2nd quarter, the backup threw a perfect sideline TD pass that his Receiver dropped. Might have been a different game if he hauls that one in.Report