Tuesday, November 15, 2016

I Mua

With Dartmouth visiting Princeton on Saturday do take the time to watch this touching seven minute video out of Princeton about the young son of former Tiger receiving great Kevin Guthrie '84. At age 11 Jack Guthrie had a terrible skiing accident that left him in a coma. He fought back with the love and support of his family and friends, the Princeton community and the Tiger football team. If you have a pulse it will bring a tear to your eye when Jack finally smiles in his hospital bed, and when he walks out on the football field at Princeton where his dad starred. The video was pulled together by Princeton's John Bullis.

Jack even got a close-up look at the helicopter that brought him to the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center after his accident. The "D" looks good on his green shirt, but you can bet he'll be cheering for the team in orange on Saturday and that's wonderful.

I Mua.

The wise guys have installed Dartmouth as a 14.5-point underdog against Princeton. Elsewhere . . .

 Harvard is a 12.5-point favorite over Yale
 Penn is a 10.5-point favorite over Cornell
 Brown is a 3.5-point favorite over Columbia

Massey sees Princeton defeating Dartmouth, 24-10, with 86 percent confidence.

Massey also has:

Harvard over Yale, 34-21, with 82 percent confidence
Penn over Cornell, 31-21, with 79 percent confidence
Brown over Columbia, 24-21, with 57 percent confidence

Of course, last week Massey had:

Dartmouth beating Brown, 21-10, with 81 percent confidence
Harvard beating Penn, 24-23, with 52 percent confidence
Princeton beating Yale, 38-21, with 88 percent confidence
I tried hard to get a picture of the Super Moon behind Baker Tower last night during a break from writing at Dartmouth's Feldberg Business and Engineering Library, but between the clouds that were collecting moonlight and my general incompetence with the camera, I couldn't get the moon but still managed a couple of dramatic shots.

And finally, check BGA Premium tonight for the first story from the last week of the season. Tonight's story will be posted later than usual because I'm going to take in the Dartmouth men's basketball game against Fairfield before returning home to write.