There is one bit of good advice I did receive during that interlude from my “upline” sponsor, about recruiting team members for my “downline.”
“Never bring somebody in to work with you wouldn’t invite into your home.”
Which sage wisdom I’ve tried to live by since. But which, unfortunately, I failed to remember when predicting Todd Graham’s Arizona State Sun Devils would vanquish the theretofore underwhelming Bruins from UCLA.
I’ve never liked Graham much, due to his lack of loyalty. He jumped ship at Rice after one season and a W in the New Orleans Bowl. Then, after a successful but short stint at Tulsa, and the requisite climb up the food chain to Pittsburgh, he skidaddled Iron City pronto. Again after one 6-6 campaign, before the Panthers even took the field post-season in the BBVA Compass Bowl.
To the Land o’ Sun, where, as far as I’m concerned, he’s as dangerous as Beelzebub his very own self. So, I picked his team. To my chagrin. And, thus, had a losing commencement to last week’s predictions.
IU, back on its game, also lost. However Miami defeated Duke, UK and U of L held serve, and I came out a positive 3-2 for the weekend, and 13-12 on the entire campaign.
I’m now ready, with the arrival of October and far & away the biggest weekend of the season, to separate myself from mediocrity.
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