An Egotist is "a person who thinks he knows as much as you do." Ambrose Bierce. The New England Patriots' head coach, Bill Belichick is probably a person who thinks he knows more than you do, at least when it comes to football! Perhaps, rightly so.
Should we tab it "The Loser's Bowl?" This World Series between the "Mistake by the Lake" (Cleveland) and the "Loveable Losers" (Chicago Cubs)? Do we root for the Cubs to end the "Billy Goat Curse" or the Indians to do something they haven't done since 1948? No matter who wins, who loses, all of us are the winners. You couldn't ask for a more interesting World Series! Will the karma created by the Cleveland Cavaliers winning the NBA title earlier this year carry over to the Indians? Probably most of America will be rooting for the Cubbies ...
College basketball junkies live for March Madness and pore over the progress of the 68 teams that make up a convoluted science called "bracketology." But Kentucky, Duke, North Carolina, and the other big schools are not the only ones playing for something in March.
The NCAA, exhibiting their great wisdom, has now given us 40 bowl games, plus the National Championship. 41 more football games. Still, we cannot have a true national playoff in Big Boy football in the collegiate sport. That's because "we must look out for the interests of the college student/athlete, not make too many demands on their time." 41 Bowl games does that?
There will be a lot of memorable plays and dates and names from this year's record-setting season for the Fort Hays State University football team. But Tiger fans might want to remember a name that has nothing to do with the FHSU program.
Who knew this Great Bend Black Panther football team would go 7-2? Who knew they would defeat both Salina schools for the first time in 25 years? Who knew that they would make it to the playoffs for the first time in five years? Who knew they would win a District championship and get to host a home playoff game? The betting odds on all of this, in August, would have been astronomical but, here we are!