Monday, September 09, 2019

Interesting Numbers

Some numbers from the football record book . . .

Dartmouth's record vs. Ivy League opponents since 1956
Columbia 52-10-1 (.833)
Cornell 44-19-0 (.698)
Brown 41-19-3 (.675)
Princeton 38-24-1 (.611)
Yale 31-30-2 (.508)
Penn 30-33-0 (.476)
Harvard 23-38-2 (.381)

Total Ivy League championships
Dartmouth 18
Penn 18
Harvard 17
Yale 15
Princeton 12
Brown  6
Cornell 3
Columbia 1

Solo Ivy League Championships
Penn 13
Dartmouth 9
Harvard 8
Yale 7
Princeton 4
Brown  1
Cornell 0
Columbia 0
The Ivy League has chimed in with its list of players on NFL rosters HERE. Of the 17 players on active NFL rosters for the opener eight are from Harvard and four of those eight were Crimson tight ends or H-backs.

Zak DeOssie – New York Giants (LS, 13th year)
James Develin – New England Patriots (FB, 7th year)

Josh Martin – New Orleans Saints (LB, 7th year)

JC Tretter – Cleveland Browns (OL, 7th year)

Cameron Brate – Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TE, 5th year)
Ben Braunecker – Chicago Bears (TE, 4th year)
Nick Easton – New Orleans Saints (OL, 5th year)
Anthony Firkser – Tennessee Titans (TE, 3rd year)
Ryan Fitzpatrick – Miami Dolphins (QB, 15th year)
Kyle Juszczyk – San Francisco 49ers (FB, 7th year)
Tyler Ott – Seattle Seahawks (LS, 5th year)
Adam Redmond – Dallas Cowboys (OL, 3rd year)

^ Brandon Copeland – New York Jets (LB, 5th year)
Greg Van Roten – Carolina Panthers (OL, 5th year)
Justin Watson – Tampa Bay Buccaneers (WR, 2nd year)

* Stephen Carlson – Cleveland Browns (TE, Rookie)
Seth DeValve – Jacksonville Jaguars (TE, 4th year)
* Jesper Horsted – Chicago Bears (TE, Rookie)
* Charles Kanoff – Detroit Lions (QB, 2nd year)
^ John Lovett – Kansas City Chiefs (FB/TE, Rookie)

Jaeden Graham – Atlanta Falcons (TE, 2nd year)
Foye Oluokun – Atlanta Falcons (LB, 2nd year)

^ Reserve
* Practice Squad

Ivies by position in the NFL (including practice squad and reserve):
Tight end/fullback – 10
Offensive line – 4
Linebacker – 3
Longsnapper – 2
QB – 2
WR – 1
And finally, Dartmouth returns to the practice field this afternoon for the final full week of preseason. (Next week is "game week" preparation.) The Big Green will hold its Green-White scrimmage Thursday.
After hearing from a few people that they are repeatedly hitting "refresh" on their browser each night looking for the latest installment of BGA Premium, I'm going to try something new this week.

I'll be sending out a Tweet right after a new post goes up. You can find the usually dormant Big Green Alert Twitter here: @BigGreenAlert

Green Alert Take: Didn't realize BGA was on Twitter? You weren't missing anything because there were exactly two Tweets in the last calendar year and one was this morning as I made sure the account was still active and I could figure out how to use it.  ;-)

Green Alert Take II: Don't bother with Tweet "replies" or messages because even before it became so popular in a certain Washington D.C. residence I came to believe Twitter was, for me at least, a huge time suck. I don't look at it. Sorry.