Scoop and Score: College Football Week 12 Recap

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!

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An NFL Fan Without a Purpose

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.

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NCAA Basketball Recap: Nov. 16

I hope you’ve been enjoying the start of the college basketball season. Thank you for coming here to read about it.

Scoreboard surprises

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)

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Duke “Defending” Title

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.

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Scoop and Score: College Football Week 10 Recap

“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.

Scoop and Score: College Football Week 9 Recap

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.

There’s Sometimes Next Year

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.

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