Tuesday, October 01, 2019

The Wise Guys Say . . .

The offshore wise guys have had their say and installed Dartmouth as a 14.5-point favorite at Penn Friday night. (A reminder that the game will be carried live on ESPNU at 7 p.m., and a word of advice for anyone going to the game: Leave yourself plenty of time. Traffic heading into Philly two years ago for a Friday night game was somewhere on the far side of brutal.)

Elsewhere among Ivy League teams and Dartmouth opponents:

Princeton is a 21-point favorite at home against Columbia
Brown is a 14.5-point underdog at home against Rhode Island
Cornell is a 4.5-point favorite at home against Georgetown
Harvard is a 24.5-point favorite at home against Howard
Yale is an 18.5-point favorite at home against Fordham

Colgate is an 8.5-point favorite at home against Lehigh
Jacksonville is a 19-point underdog at Dayton
Marist is a 24.5-point underdog at San Diego
Dartmouth placekicker Connor Davis is the Ivy League special teams player of the week after booting a 39-yard field goal and going 5-for-5 on extra points i the win over Colgate. Defensive lineman Jackson Perry and quarterback Jared Gerbino were named to the Ivy League honor roll. Find the Ivy League release HERE and a story out of Dartmouth HERE.
A website called The Fanatic that started last March has Dartmouth as the No. 15 team in the country and Princeton as No. 21. For perspective, it has 2-2 New Hampshire at No. 24. (LINK)
The Dartmouth has a story about the college sending a cease and desist letter to a company selling retro Dartmouth clothing and memorabilia. (LINK)

Among the items Vintage Brand sells is this cutting board:

What scares me about the cutting board isn't the knife. It's that it is being sold by "Vintage," and . . . I was actually at that game ;-)

Needless to say, it isn't items like this that have Dartmouth officials unhappy.
True story, wandering through Kmart back around the time of the Dartmouth-Army game memorialized on the cutting board a tag on a pair of pants caught my eye. The pants, which had been imported from Japan if I recall correctly, had a tag featuring a photograph of a very familiar-looking football helmet. The helmet had twin, green parallel lines on either side of a block D in the front. I shared that tidbit with the Dartmouth SID and I believe the college then got involved.