Brent Gates – 1993 Upper Deck
November 13, 2010
I Gotta Lay Off The Sauce!
It’s a happy day here! Yes, it’s snowing and it will be 8 to 10 inches (that’s what she said)! Yes, the Mrs. and I had to cancel our date tonight.
But, my alma mater (Wabash College) is beating the snot out of its arch-rival DePauw 47-0. And in case you were wondering, it’s for the Monon Bell – and this win will put Wabash in charge of the all-time series 55-53-9. Also, DePauw wasn’t some patsy, they were 9-0 going into the game and qualified for the NCAA D-3 playoffs by winning their conference. However, Wabash had an outside shot at the playoffs as they would have a 3-way tie for first in their conference if Wooster beats Wittenberg thanks to some crazy-go-nuts tie-breaker (all three teams would be 5-1 in the NCAC). (NUTS: Wittenberg just scored with 1:22 left to take the lead.)
And yes, it’s funny, the “big boys’ can’t have playoffs but the kids who actually go to class and study have a 32-team tournament. And lest ye make fun of D-3 football, remember that Colts’ wide receiver Pierre Garcon is an alum of Mt. Union and London Fletcher hails from John Carrol U.
Anyway, with all that going on, I’m posting this one because, well, it intrigues me. And it makes my head hurt. All in one.
Now, I gotta go help my neighbor. This snow is wet and heavy, and a tree fell onto his squad car (he’s a cop).