Schools shut down over a foul forecast, so Friday’s cancellations were no surprise. But I did a double-take when I read that Wright-Patterson AFB gave most of its employees a day off to go shopping. Apparently that sequester backlog has been erased. C’mon, Air Force! The military shouldn’t be intimidated over 4 inches of snow.
Once upon a time I was a Bowl Championship Series supporter. College football’s regular season is so intense and I reasoned that a playoff would make football like basketball, which most fans watch with passing interest until the NCAA tournament brackets come out.
Now I’m ready to embrace the four-team playoff format. The regular season will remain important and we’ll have a three-game treat to ring in the new year. Plus, three teams will have a chance to knock off the SEC champion.
I’m not a fan of Thursday state championship games. Trotwood lost to the Akron LeBrons in the Division III title clash three days ago in Massillon. Title matchups also are played in Canton so you can’t tell me it’s impossible to stage seven games at two sites over two days. That schedule was a disservice to Trotwood and Akron SVSM.
Only two people will ever know what happened with Jameis Winston one year ago yesterday. I have no idea whether he raped someone and neither do you. The only concrete conclusion I take from this is that the wheels of justice were stuck in the mud. It shouldn’t take a year to determine whether to press charges.
West Virginia University has hired Gordon Gee as its interim president. Not surprising, considering this is the same school that hired Dana Holgersen to coach football. Included in Gee’s package is mineral rights to half the coal mines in the state plus one of those cool muskets used by the Mountaineers mascot.
A friend of mine received a “major award” in the mail the other day. A 50-inch leg lamp will be gracing his window as Christmas approaches. That makes my 18-inch leg lamp look look bad so I’m double-dog daring my wife to upgrade to the real thing.
Trending up: Coldwater football, John Fox, Bedlam. Coldwater took out Columbus Bishop Hartley for a second time this year, and won their second-consecutive state title as a result. No surprise that a Hoying (Brody) was in the middle of it all.
Trending down: Delta Airlines, Northern Illinois defense, Mexico City basketball arenas. Delta bumped an entire flight to make room for the Florida Gators basketball team. If that happened to me, they’d have to call in five TSA agents.
Knucklehead of the Week
I doubt San Diego will stay classy today when the Giants come to town. Eli Manning will be the quarterback trying to spoil the Chargers’ playoff hopes. You might recall that San Diego selected Manning with the top pick in 2004 draft. Manning made it clear that he would not play for the Chargers, who drafted him anyway and traded him to New York. Peyton’s Little Brother was asked about it last week and played dumb, saying: “I just can’t remember; it’s been 10 years. It slipped my mind.”