Michigan State went to Columbus and came away with perhaps the best win of the season, a result that rippled across the college football pond. Steve and I cover that, discuss our experiences attending games on Saturday, and preview this weekend’s games. Happy Thanksgiving!
Might as well cancel my RedZone subscription. My survivor pool entry has been eliminated and my fantasy team is toast.* Thanks for the 10 weeks, NFL.
I hope you’ve been enjoying the start of the college basketball season. Thank you for coming here to read about it.
Here are four scores from the opening weekend:
Western Illinois 69, Wisconsin 67
Radford 82, Georgetown 80 (2 OT)
Alabama State 85, Virginia Tech 82
Monmouth 84, UCLA 81 (OT)
The Duke men’s basketball program is the reigning national champion. The team, however, isn’t defending the title. Only one starter returns from last season. This is not a shock in the modern college basketball climate. Not since Florida successfully defended its 2006 title has a reigning champ returned all five of its starters. Since, it’s been just as common for a champion to lose all its starters than bring back more than one.
“I think you can drop-kick the ball at any point.”…”One of them is Western Kentucky if you want to not count them.”…”[Our mom] is the moral compass of the show.” Just your typical weekly recap, Heisman discussion, playoff debate, and Week 11 preview.
Steve and I recap Week 9, including the wild Miami-Duke finish and the problem with replay reviews. We argue about the playoff rankings and look ahead to LSU-Alabama, FSU-Clemson, and other big games this Saturday.
I watched the Mets play in the World Series. I’ve been thinking about that fact nonstop for two reasons: I’m amazed that the Mets made it and grateful that I got to witness it in person. I was there for Games 4 and 5 this past weekend, and before you call me a bad-luck charm, know that I was also at Game 3 of the NLDS and Game 1 of the NLCS, both Mets wins. I was at all of these games thanks to my dad. My mom asked me if I was glad I was there this weekend, despite the results. Of course. Of course. This was the World Series. If you’re afraid of having your spirit crushed, don’t watch sports.