Saturday, September 24, 2011

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Drying Out!

After last night's heavy showers in the New York City area, the forecast for rain has been downgraded to a prediction of just some drizzle maybe with actiual showers not returning until late tonight.

In other words, bring some paper towels to dry your seats and GET TO THE GAME at Wien Stadium today!

Harvard Triumphs

Without injured starting QB Collier Winters, the Harvard Crimson beat the turnover -prone Brown Bears 24-7 in a crucial Ivy League matchup last night at Harvard Stadium.

The Bears turned the ball over five times, including a lost fumble on the Harvard one yard line and three Kyle Newhall-Caballero INT's.

Colton Chapple played very well in place of Winters, especially with some clutch short runs sprinkled throughout the game.

2009 Ivy Rookie of the Year Treavor Scales, (now a junior), ran for 129 yards on the ground for Harvard.

Facebook Updates

Once again today, I will be posting periodic updates and commentary during the game. I will do my best to post as often as possible, but I will be looking after at least one of my daughters all day, so I may "experience some technical difficulties!"


At Sat Sep 24, 06:38:00 PM GMT+7, Blogger Jake said...

It is now 7:37am and the SUN is actually out! Get to the game!

At Sun Sep 25, 01:52:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, well I wish I hadn't. 6 minutes to go in the 3rd quarter. Haven't been this depressed in a while. Talk about regressing!

At Sun Sep 25, 02:05:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a disaster. Lions make every team look like Ohio State. They need to shake things up and put in backup QB

At Sun Sep 25, 03:34:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brackett looked bad for the second straight game. I hate to be a downer, but there is a reason why Yale's Witt gets more attention. Witt had another good game today: 24/33 246 with 2 td's and no interception. Brackett needs to win to get noticed.

At Sun Sep 25, 03:47:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

At this rate, we may not win a game all year!

At Sun Sep 25, 03:55:00 AM GMT+7, Blogger cathar said...

Okay, Jake, Pete Stevens, anybody, where do we go from here? We didn't tackle well, we didn't play pass defense well, we got suckered several times....

I do still, however, think Tommy Wornham is a much overrated QB and that Princeton remains beatable. (By us, that is, as well as by all its other opponents.)

At Sun Sep 25, 03:55:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Despite all the optimism on this board, we look like we're headed towards 1-9. We really look that bad. People really need to quit talking about how great guys are until we start winning. Brackett looks like he's very uncomfortable and lacking in confidence right now and overall line-play was poor on both sides of the ball.

At Sun Sep 25, 05:31:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Princeton is a must win game for us! A loss would be catastrophic to the team's confidence ! This team need to put the Albany loss behind them and focus on a game plan to beat Princeton.
No turnovers, pass coverage, run stop, and good basic tackling should be this weeks work!

At Sun Sep 25, 06:19:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least we discovered that we have a couple of freshman playmakers in Connor Nelligan and Alec Fisher. Nelligan scored the TD at the end of the first half and Fisher is a tough running back. Other positives: Second year tight end caught a couple of passes and sophomore Paul Delaney punted well in what was probably his first varsity action.

At Sun Sep 25, 06:35:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brackett looked much better today than he did at Fordham. His passing was much sharper and his running was improved. Albany did a better job on pass coverage than Fordham. Our running game was also somewhat improved with Gerst seeing his first action, however, we obviously don't have a breakaway runner like Albany's tailback Drew Smith. He killed us from the wildcat.

At Sun Sep 25, 07:11:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chen 82 (from HK):

Tough to build the motivation to fly back to US to go see the Dartmouth game based on what I have seen so far. We remain vulnerable to the run and that is Dartmouth's strength.

Today's game reminded me of most of the ones I saw as an undergrad......never really in it, confused defense. We were not beat this way all last season, so feels like this team has gone two steps back.

Still....ever hopeful.

At Sun Sep 25, 07:18:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just checked other scores.....Sacred Heart beat Dartmouth! Bucknell beat Princeton by 2 TDs. Yale drubbed Cornell.

Our two ivy wins will come against these guys. Yale looks real tough, Harvard is Harard,,,,Penn is leading Villanova and they will make .....

At Sun Sep 25, 07:25:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I cannot recall a worse game on both sides of the ball in the Wilson era. It reminded me of games we played during the "streak". Can anyone remember a poorer performance?


At Sun Sep 25, 07:57:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well from the Fordham game we do know that the the defense can tackle and do well. They were exhausted. I don't recall ever seeing a game where the defense was on the field that much in one game. Something needs to happen with offense, they have been poor two weeks in a row

At Sun Sep 25, 09:13:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saturday Final Scores:

Bucknell 34 Princeton 9
Villanova 30, Penn 21
Sacred Heart 24, Dartmouth 21
Yale 37, Cornell 17

Bad day for the Ivy League schools.

At Sun Sep 25, 09:14:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Princeton go killed by Bucknell.

At Sun Sep 25, 09:23:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Albany had a real nice offense, with the wildcat, multiples and quick-outs of all kinds. Sure kept our defense off-balance.

At Sun Sep 25, 11:14:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone who thinks we can beat Princeton just because they got hammered by Bucknell is taking things enormously for granted, We have not demonstrated thus far that we an even beat a school like Tufts Amherst or Wesleyan--I'm serious. We certainly have a better chance against the Tigers than other Ivy League opponents, but lately every team, as one poster said, which comes into play us with a losing record-- comes away looking like a Big Ten Champion after playing us. Help!!

At Mon Sep 26, 01:21:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doc-jock, were you not conscious during the Bob Shoop era?


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