Super Bowl 50 participants from the Big Ten

Super Bowl 50 participants from the Big Ten

February 7, 2016
Aug 7, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos offensive lineman Michael Schofield (79) during the game against the Seattle Seahawks at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos won 21-16. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Former Michigan Wolverine Michael Schofield

Head over to the Forum (LINK) and predict the correct score for tonight’s Super Bowl (LINK). Winner gets a $30 gift card to Amazon.


Philly Brown – WR – Ohio State
Kurt Coleman – S – Ohio State
Devin Funchess – WR – Michigan
Ted Ginn, Jr. – WR – Ohio State
Brad Nortman – P – Wisconsin
Andrew Norwell – OG – Ohio State
Kawann Short – DT – Purdue

Zaire Anderson – LB – Nebraska (practice squad)
Owen Daniels – TE – Wisconsin
Vernon Davis – TE – Maryland
James Ferentz – C – Iowa
Jeff Heuerman – TE – Ohio State (injured)
Bennie Fowler – WR – Michigan State
Darius Kilgo – NT – Maryland
Cody Latimer – WR – Indiana
B.J. Lowery – CB – Iowa (reserve/future)
Jordan Norwood – WR – Penn State
DeVier Posey – WR – Ohio State (reserve/future)
Bradley Roby – CB – Ohio State
Michael Schofield – OT – Michigan
Trevor Siemian – QB – Northwestern

When the Detroit Lions aren’t playing in the Super Bowl – which is every damn year – I choose which team to root for by which squad has the most Michigan players. In this case, the numbers are equal. The first tiebreaker is which team has fewer Ohio State players. That distinction goes to the Broncos, so let’s go, Denver!


  1. Comments: 522
    Joined: 8/12/2015
    Feb 07, 2016 at 1:46 PM

    Your logic for picking non-Lions Super Bowl teams is impeccable. 🙂

    I’ve had a soft spot in my heart for the Broncos ever since they drafted Rob Lytle way back in 1977.

    That said, I suspect the Carolina Panthers are going to take this game, and not by some small margin. Cam Newton’s head seems to have caught up with his body, and he’s playing lights-out football. Denver’s only hope is that their defense gets to him and rattles him. Carolina’s defense is good enough to cause problems for Manning and Denver. So if Denver, then a low-scoring game; but I suspect it’ll be Carolina, and by 14 or more.

    • Comments: 3844
      Joined: 7/13/2015
      Feb 07, 2016 at 3:14 PM

      Yeah, I’m expecting Carolina to win, but I’m pulling for the Broncos. The Broncos have a good pass rush, but I’m not sure that will matter as much to Cam Newton as it did to Tom Brady.

      • Comments: 522
        Joined: 8/12/2015
        Feb 07, 2016 at 10:54 PM

        Well, I did not really expect the game I saw.

        But Denver did what Denver had to do — get to Newton: 7 sacks. Newton never looked like he was in the game.

        • Comments: 3844
          Joined: 7/13/2015
          Feb 08, 2016 at 6:27 AM

          If I’m a Carolina fan, I’m pretty disappointed with the way Newton played. He missed some wide open guys early in the game, and then he lost his cool in the second half. I’m not a Newton fan, so I was satisfied.

  2. Comments: 1356
    Joined: 8/13/2015
    Feb 08, 2016 at 7:18 AM

    Newton’s body language was maybe the worst i’ve ever seen. My wife even picked up on that. Stuff went wrong early and then kept going wrong as Newton kept looking sadder and sicker. I think the Panthers got jobbed on the incompletion call early. Had they got that catch, there is likely no sack, no fumble and no touchdown on the next play, and Newton starts feeling a little better about things. Maybe it gets exciting at the end.

    John Elway has certainly done a magnificent job at Denver, that is as good a defense as anybody has put together in a long time.

    Teddy Ginn Jr. does a lot of running out of bounds in order to avoid contact.

    • Comments: 522
      Joined: 8/12/2015
      Feb 08, 2016 at 9:05 AM

      Agree … Newton did not maintain his focus. By contrast, Manning looked cool as a cucumber out there.

      In the lead-up to this game I was predicting an easy Carolina win, and one of the reasons I cited was “Cam Newton’s head has caught up with his body.” It seemed that way in the playoffs. But in this game he reverted back, it seems.

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