Friday, September 30, 2016

Lights, Cameras, Action

(Courtesy Ivy League)

With Dartmouth and Penn opening their Ivy League seasons tonight the picks are in ;-)

To the surprise of no one, the five Dartmouth students who pick games for the school newspaper are in full agreement with all of them picking the Big Green. Not one has picked Dartmouth to lose yet. Are they on to something? (LINK)

The Roar Lions blog sees it differently, writing:
The Quakers are staring at an 0-3 start while Dartmouth looks like a surprise title contender. Penn will make a stand here and win the game.
The Harvard Crimson picker actually has a score:
Dartmouth 42, Penn 20 
Sagarin has Dartmouth as a 14.5-point favorite. Sportbet has Dartmouth by 13.5 and Massey sees it Dartmouth by 28-13.

The rest of the weekend schedule (free TV coverage)
Georgetown at Harvard, 7 pm (ESPN3)

Brown at Rhode Island, noon
Princeton at Columbia, 1  p.m. (Fox College Sports)
Cornell at Colgate, 1 p.m. (Patriot League Network)
Lehigh at Yale, 1:30 p.m. (ONE World Sports)
Holy Cross at Lafayette, 3:30 p.m. (Patriot League Network)
Towson at Richmond, 3:30 p.m.
William & Mary at UNH, 3:30 p.m.
Fun stuff on the Lehigh Football Nation site with blogger Chuck Burton recalling his first trip as a young boy to the Yale Bowl for the Oct. 8, 1977 game between Dartmouth and Yale. Getting a mention in the story is Curt Oberg '77, then the Big Green's standout running back and this fall helping around the football program as a special assistant to Coach Buddy Teevens.
Dartmouth News has a story under this sub-head: Dartmouth researchers find that people filter information to prop up existing beliefs. 

What did they study to come to that conclusion? New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and his battle with the NFL.
The BGA Premium preview of Dartmouth-Penn went up last night and the Fearful Forecast will go up later today. As usual with night games there will be a story posted l-a-t-e tonight and a follow (or two) tomorrow.

Don't forget to enter the Guess The Attendance contest sponsored by NexTitle Sports. The winner will receive a $100 gift certificate for Molly's restaurant in Hanover.

To enter the contest, email your guesstimate for the attendance at tonight's Dartmouth-Penn game by CLICKING HERE. That will address an email with the subject line, GuessTheAttendance.

Or simply email your guesstimate to:

Only one entry per email address.