Around the Ivies
Though each team has just five of its 10 games remaining, all five of these games count toward the league standings. With non-conference play in the rearview mirror (don’t worry, I’m not going to pepper this ATI with Pearl Jam song titles), there is still plenty of time for the conference standings to shift significantly.
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.