Around the Ivies
Well, it turns out my editor isn’t a fan of “deleting articles” and “deceiving our readership.” As a result, my prediction that Harvard would trounce Cornell is preserved for generations of readers to scoff at. Embarrassing, to say the least.
As a New England Patriots fan, I’ve seen this play out first-hand this season and in a few seasons past. Two straight losses, one to the Detroit Lions, had detractors salivating and clamoring to fire off tweets about how the Tom Brady is done, Bill Belichick is finished, and the Patriots are history. The team responded by blowing out the Miami Dolphins, 38-7, and even though the Dolphins aren’t necessarily elite competition, I’ll go out on a limb and say that it’ll win the AFC East for the tenth consecutive season (not really the highest of accomplishments, but oh well).
No this isn’t some demented version human centipede, it’s Ivy League football and everyone beating everyone is why no one actually knows who is better than who.
I was in New Jersey for part of this summer, which was a hotbed of sports betting activity as it, and nearby Delaware, legalized the activity in one form or another. I considered writing this column with a bunch of New Jersey references sprinkled in, but realistically it would all end up being about Wawa and Bruce Springsteen, so I’ll spare everyone from that.
My professor similarly explained to me no such device exists in academia after I inquired about my exam scores.