How appropriate the sudden, unexpected and, frankly, inexplicable epidemic of gray unis, donned by universities of higher learning across the land, regardless of the school’s traditional colors.
All Hail The Great Gods adidasususus, Under Armourus, and, of course, Nike, Zeus’s wing gal.
Anyway, back to gray. Which is how I felt when UVa allowed a backup Tar Heel QB, a fellow in good academic standing we’re so sure, and in for his one and only snap of the tussle, to throw the winning TD on a 3d & 15. UVa affirmed its intent to lose with an illegal substitution penalty, thwarting a last opportunity to win. One would think the student athletes at such an august and respected institution of higher learning could count to 11.
Then there was the situation during which Minnesota’s not so Golden Goooophers jerrykilled their chances to beat the Fighting Illini as they were supposed to, when their best running back fumbled away the pigskin and a last chance for a W.
Sooooooo, with victories by LSU, Western Ky and Mississippi State, as predicted, I was a most gray 3-2 on the weekend. The season stands 28-17, with plenty of time to still qualify for the playoff.
Which brings me to this week’s winners: Continue reading