I have the NCAA Football Sportsline 119 rankings bookmarked and I check them daily, sometimes even during the summer which is retarded because in case you didn’t know, there’s no college football in the summer. Actually, it’s kind of stupid to check them daily even during the fall, since they only update weekly, but check the title of this post and you may see where I’m coming from on this.
The main reason I have the Sportsline 119 bookmarked instead of some other ranking is because NU rarely makes the top 25, and this is one of the few rankings pages where they’ll be included.
I’ve been known, on occasion, to write pissy little emails to the Sportsline web staff, insisting that their rankings on a given day must contain a mistake. Actually, I think one time I did this there really was a mistake, where they listed Northwestern as a loss on a game they actually won, and the rankings reflected it.
Today, I’m tempted to write another pissy missive because, despite being 2-0 on the season, my Wildcats actually dropped from 61 to 62 this week, while the stupid NIU Huskies, despite being 0-2 and losing to us on Saturday, rose from 63 to 59. Yes, I know, we squeaked out a win by the skin of our teeth and, really, the only reason we won is because NIU went for the 2-point conversion for the win instead of kicking for a tie at the end of the game, and the quarterback overthrew the pass, thus not converting anything and letting us win. But still. We did win.
I hate you anyway, stupid Huskies.
Let me tell you about Tyrell Sutton. You know who’s awesome? Tyrell Sutton. I like Tyrell because he’s a little guy (in football, anyway) and I like the little fast guys a lot. I really like Tyrell, though, because so far in this very young season, he’s rushed for 318 yards and has scored 6 (!!) touchdowns.
Which is particularly awesome since he’s a true freshman who got into the first game when the starter suffered an injury, and promptly proceeded to blow everyone away with his awesomeness.
We need someone like Tyrell on the team, and if he keeps up the awesomeness at this rate, the future looks very bright indeed.
And you know what else? I had the Fall 2005 Inaugural Pumpkin Delight the other day. I so totally love fall.