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Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Fantastic Football

Well, it's early in the season in both College and Professional football, but there are already quite a few surprises.

In college, Baylor, Indiana, and Vanderbilt, long the whipping boys of their respective power conferences, are all 3-0. Of these, Vandy has the best chance to make a bowl game with Richmond, Middle Tennessee, and Kentucky left on the schedule. Other surprising unbeatens include Penn State, Alabama, Toledo, and Kansas. Meanwhile, teams like Oklahoma, Miami and Michigan have looked positively mortal.

In the pros, my beloved Redskins have gone 7 of 8 quarters without scoring a touchdown. Unfortunately, the Redskins are saddled with two QB's that stink equally and one rookie who's not ready for prime time. Last night, I was all prepared for another disapointing loss to the Evil Empire of Jerry Jones. Fortunately for the 'Skins, the offense came at the exact right time with two touchdowns in the waning moments of last nights game against the Cowboys to give them a 14-13 victory and a 2-0 record headed into the bye week. I'm still begging Daniel Snyder to sell the team before he does any more damage to the once-proud franchise, but at least I can call the Redskins undefeated for another week.

Finally, I'll point out that Virginia Tech leads the nation in scoring defense, posting back to back shutouts and only allowing a single touchdown in 12 quarters of football. However, now begins the meat of the schedule with upstart Georgia Tech (another 3-0 team) coming to Blacksburg this weekend.

With the Hokies, Redskins and my high school team all undefeated, the good karma seems to be flowing all around right now. Perhaps I should be playing the lottery.

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