Sep 29, 2012; West Lafayette, IN, USA; Purdue Boilermakers band members perform with the world

Penn State Football: Seven Reasons to Hate the Purdue Boilermakers

Much like Northwestern, Purdue is one of the teams in the big ten that I tend to pull for. If you’re like me and need some help cheering for their failure this weekend, here is some help! As always, the links help tell the story.

They named their team after a DRINK???

What kind of example does it set for incoming 18 year old when you immediately encourage them to refer to themselves as a shot and a beer?!?! And if you are going to go down that route, at least pick a decent, real cocktail. How lazy is a “shot and a beer?” At the American Legion, they don’t even call that a boilermaker, they call it “a round.”

Two mascots, both terrible.

Purdue can’t make up their mind so they go with multiple mascots…as if one isn’t always enough. First, a blue-collar version of Sparty, in Purdue Pete. Are these guys brothers from an awful mascot gene pool, or what? On top of that, they use a train. A train. I know Purdue is known for their engineering program…but I don’t think they mean that kind of engineer

This thing is creepy as hell.

I suppose that’s Purdue Pete’s enormous, “Honey, I Blew Up the Baby” style grandson, but frankly it’s just frightening.

Another week, another little brother.

Following the game with Purdue, Penn State will have played the 2nd best team in Ohio, the 2nd best team in Iowa, the 2nd best team in Indiana and the 3rd best teams in both Illinois and Pennsylvania. PSU’s schedule is like a midwestern gauntlet of mediocrity! Wait…Purdue is in Indiana, right?

Purdue beats Ohio State at a better rate than Penn State.

Coming into 2012, Penn State had beaten the Buckeyes 3 of the last 7 times they had played. Not a bad clip against the Big Ten’s best. Purdue on the other hand, had beaten the boys from Columbus in 2 of the last 3, AND 3 of the last 6 games.. Then they damn near got them again this year! Stop stealing our thunder as the wannabe rivals of OSU!

Speaking of rivals, their chief rivalry is with the Indiana Hoosiers. The prize: A leaky wooden bucket.

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West Lafayette, “home of Purdue”, has it’s priorities WAY out of line.

If you go to you’ll find some fun facts about the town, including snippets about Neil Armstong and Amelia Earhart. However, the headline is this:

Did you know that one of the greatest clowns of all time, Emmett Kelly and his persona of “Weary Willie”, choose to call Lafayette his hometown?

No. NOBODY knows that. Lead with the first man on the moon, or even Drew Brees for that matter! You don’t lead with “Weary Willie!” Ever! What kind of place is this?!?!

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