The Post Game Show

Monday, October 10, 2005

Three The Hard Way

For the second time this football season, all three of my football teams (high school, college, and pro) won their games this weekend, making me an undefeated football fan this weekend, which means the only thing that would make me happier is if Jill Scott divorced her husband and got with me...o.k. I'm dreaming now. Let us recap shall we?

Howard High School of Technology 45, John Dickinson 6

You read right...this game was so out of hand, that at halftime the coaches decided to shave eight minutes off the second half clock. Although I know none of these kids, and there's only one coach on the staff from when I played (Al B., what's up playboy!) I still feel a connection because that's my high school alma mater. The bad news is that they allowed points for the first time this season, on a 65 yard TD run to open the fourth quarter. Well, can't be perfect forever, you know? The Wildcats are now 5-0, ranked sixth in the state of Delaware, tied for first place in Blue Hen conference Flight B, and have outscored their opponents 168 to 6. Now that's dominance.

Delaware State 17, Bethune-Cookman 0

Now, I decided to keep my mouth shut this week because I knew that as good as Hampton's offense is, Bethune-Cookman's is downright piff, coming in averaging 39 points a game overall, and dropped a 63-point bomb on Norfolk State a couple of weeks ago. However, the rain made for a wet field, which obviously favors our defense and no one's offense. The shutout was the first for the Hornets since they beat Cheyney 54-0 at Baynard Stadium in Wilmington in 1992, and it tied them for second place in the MEAC standings with next week's opponent, North Carolina A&T.

While the campus pretty much felt this season was a lost cause after the egg the Hornets laid at Hampton, optimism is high once a-gain, proving we have a lot of Geminis and Libras (the best sign of all) running around State, but I think that more importantly, this team has a pretty good two game stretch coming up.

A&T's offense stinks, and Morgan State's defense couldn't stop my 83-year old grandmother from running the option, so going into October 29's showdown with South Carolina State, the Hornets could very well be playing for a spot in the I-AA playoffs if by some act of the Lord Hampton slips up. But all players interviewed and Al Lavan said that they're just going to take it one game at a time, as will the entire DSU family.

Cleveland Browns 20, Chicago Bears 10

Yeah haters, it was the Chicago Bears, but the fact of the matter is that the Browns are 2-2, already halfway to last season's win total, and there's definitely been a change in attitude and focus under Romeo Crennel (it takes a brother to right the ship everytime). Trent Dilfer is the short-term solution at QB like he was when the Ravens won that Super Bowl five seasons ago, and if he can get some kind of running game (will Reuben Droughns, Lee Suggs, and William Green please report beyond the line of scrimmage) along with a hopefully healthy Braylon Edwards, this team could contend for a wild card. I said contend, not get one, but hey, stranger things have happened.


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