News of the irrelevant …

Workout notes: swimming, plus a 3 mile walk to Bradley Park and back (bottom) via Markin. I’ll lift tomorrow.
swim: 500 easy, 500 of 50 drill (fins), 50 free, 5 x 200 on the 4: 3:37, 3:37, 3:37, 3:34, 3:32. This was my best since spring and the start of marathon training, though I’ve done better in the past 2 years or so. It felt ok today. But I’d better do my rotator cuff exercises tomorrow.

Irrelevant: yes, Jim Webb is considering running as an independent. I am not sure if he’ll even draw 1 percent.

Oh, and Gov. Christie “isn’t going anywhere”. True…but not in the way he thinks:


College Football

Illinois at Penn State. Penn State is favored by 4-5 points. Here is what you need to know: 1, 0, 1, 1. That stands for the number of road games won by the Illini since 2011: Indiana (bad team), Purdue (bad team), Northwestern (depleted team). Lions win and probably cover; I call it 28-17 but it might be closer than that. Illinois won at home last year 16-14 on a last second field goal. But two of the Illini wins this year were due to unforced errors on the other team.

Texas at Iowa State: I almost went to this one (opted for an NFL game instead: Rams vs. 49’ers). Texas is favored by 6-6.5 points. UT has gotten blown out on the road this year, but that was by Notre Dame and TCU. Iowa State is nowhere near as good as either. I pick the Horns to win 24-17 or thereabouts.

South Florida at Navy: Navy favored by 7; could be a trap game as USF is not a pushover. Nevertheless the Mids are playing very well; I’ll pick them to win and to meet the spread; say 28-21.

Notre Dame at Temple: ND is favored by 10.5 over undefeated and ranked Temple. Big game; Temple plays well but ND wins by, say, 31-28. ND’s defense is weak.

So to win:

Penn State, Texas, Notre Dame, Navy.

Spread: Navy, Texas (right at a “push”), Penn State and Temple.


October 31, 2015 - Posted by | college football, politics, walking | ,

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