Below is one our most popular features here on the MZone, KNOW YOUR FOE. Posted each Friday, it's an irreverent look at the week's opponent in which we take a tongue-in-cheek look at a school's location, mascots past and present, colors, famous alums, fight song, etc., etc., etc. Pretty much everything but an X's and O's breakdown of the game.
Benny started the feature last year for Michigan's first game against Vandy and we've done it for every game since.
Well, imagine my surprise when I'm watching the BTN's Friday Night Tailgate last week and a segment comes on called "Know Your Opponent." During the piece, a graphic popped up on screen and they started discussing a Big Ten team's Saturday opponent in a non-X's and O's way, talking about such things as the school's location, conference, famous alums and a "Did you know?" blurb in which they revealed the team's former mascot.
Hmm. Very interesting.
Of course it could all be just a coincidence. We are just a lowly blog and, I mean, why would a big, professional media company's show need to use one of our ideas?
UPDATE: Uh, this might be a little more "interesting" than I first thought. I watched a good portion of Friday Night Tailgate tonight and, in addtion to their Know Your