Penn State 2016 Football Season Pre-Observations
The season is only a month away and your turkey is gearing up for it. Hell, given my travel schedule in August and the impending 2016 Greater Orlando Heart Walk (have you made your donation?), I figure it is now or never!
80 Years of AP Polls
My first irrelevant observation concerns yesterday morning’s revelation by the AP that PSU is #12th best team all-time, by whatever criteria they use. The all-time AP poll was published on the 80th anniversary of the inception of the poll. Ohio State won the top slot. I think poll appearances, times picked as #1, etc., weigh on their ranking. (Of course they do! They’re the only facts that don’t involve complex interpretation, even though the polls are largely based on sportswriters’ opinions, which, like assholes, we all have to have. But I digress.) [Read more…]