Saturday, September 17, 2011

It's Finally Gameday!

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300 days of waiting have finally ended and we're just hours away from kickoff at Fordham!

Right now at 6am, it's just a bit cloudy in New York and 53 degrees. It should get into the beautiful upper 60's by the 1pm kickoff.

The Pioneers couldn't stop Jordan Brown

Other Opponent News

Week four opponent Sacred Heart fell to 0-2 on the season after getting drubbed at home by Bryant, 26-6.

Bryant's RB Jordan Brown torched the Pioneers for 248 yards rushing while Sacred Heart QB Tim Little was 16 of 41 for 157 yards and an interception.

The Pioneers host Dartmouth next week for their homecoming and that game is looking like it could be very ugly for the home crowd.

Week two opponent Albany takes on Maine tonight at 6pm in the Great Danes' home opener in the state capital.

Maine is a 10 1/2 point favorite in that game.

Fordham Line Moves Again

Meanwhile, the line in the Columbia-Fordham game today has moved another point in favor of the Rams.

Fordham is now a six point favorite after opening as just a 3 1/2 point favorite just three days ago.

Facebook Updates

Remember to "friend me" on Facebook if you want to follow my periodic updates from the Fordham game today.

My name on FB is simply "Jake Novak" and I'm the one from North Bellmore, NY.


At Sun Sep 18, 04:38:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Disappointing loss. CU never really got it going and didn't deserve a win. Really have to question why we didn't want to take the 10-0 lead with an easy field goal rather than try for it on fourth down.This is not the NFL. Columbia should not assume that that play was a good calculated risk. That turned the game completely around, and it was completely unnecessary. We gave the game away, simple as that. It's very hard being a Lions fan these days.

At Sun Sep 18, 04:49:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm afraid we really can't call Brackett such a great quarterback until he show he's a real winner. Posters have said he is much better than Yale's Witt but Witt just beat Georgetown and was 23-31 for 280 yards and 3 td's . That's why Witt is being singled out over Brackett. He wins more. Bottom line.

At Sun Sep 18, 05:50:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope people were aware that the Fordham was streaming video for free on ..WIsh the outcome was better, but I was able to see the whole game on video without a hitch

At Sun Sep 18, 06:56:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not going for the field goal was a 10 point swing! How? Why? BAD coaching!!! It's that simple!!! This staff loses OVER 70% of their games. Unacceptable!!!

At Sun Sep 18, 07:10:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very odd decision indeed by our coaches. Even if they calculated that they might be stopped, and that Fordham would be pinned at their end zone, we still would have given up three points, which you simply cant do if you are CU. We have too few wins in our history to assume that we don't need those valuable extra scores. It's mystifying. Our poor players; they are only doing what they are told to do, and granted that Brackett threw the INT, but that not's the point. As the saying goes from a few years back-- "Same old Jets", you have to regrettably add "Same Old LIons"on this one.

At Sun Sep 18, 07:11:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sweiger just rushed fro 175 yards on 20 carries for Dartmouth today. We will have our hands full for that game

At Sun Sep 18, 07:22:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our well coached defense played very well --- strong up the middle against the run, good pressure on the QB. Burned for a touchdown on a bubble pass to #1 because the linebackers were blitzing and the corner was well blocked. It happens. On offense, well ... should improve, but much needs to happen.


At Sun Sep 18, 10:31:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you were a Fordham fan in that situation, 7-0 down facing a 4th and goal from the 2, would you want Columbia to kick or go for it?

I for one would want my opponent to kick. The decision is not as obvious as the Saturday evening QBs have made it look. Then again, I'm not a coach.


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