It was a wild week in college football!
We’re starting to see what the rest of the season might look like.
Nebraska vs Oklahoma - 23-16 - Nebraska snaps OU’s 65-game streak of scoring more than 27 points.
Alabama vs Florida 31-29 - Gators failed a 2 point conversion at end of game. Tide lead 21-3 after first quarter. Nick Saban is using souls to win.
Ohio State vs Tulsa 41-20 - game was 27-20 with 3 minutes left. Buckeye defense is confused, entire team having an existential crisis
Clemson vs Georgia Tech 14-8 - goal line stand by Clemson to win
Fresno State vs UCLA 40-37 - UCLA was a top team in the Pac 12
The state of Michigan is kicking ass. Sparty 3-0, beat up Miami 38-17. Michigan smashed Northern Illinois 63-10.
Penn State vs Auburn - Sean Clifford was 28-32 for 280 yards, 2 tds. Nittany Lions defense legit, might win Big Ten East.
This year looks like CHAOS!
Officiating is terrible all around. Memphis beat Miss St 31-29 because of an advanced dead ball. Penn State horrible 4th down call, plus officials lost track of downs causing Penn State to punt on third down.
WHY IS OFFICIATING SO BAD? I offer a ranty bit giving you my reason.
Jon has a book out!
On August 21st, 2015, Jon unexpectedly dropped dead of a widowmaker heart attack. He was shocked five times on the way to the hospital with no response. He was shocked two more times in the ER. He was dead for over 20 minutes. A stent was placed, and he was induced into a coma. In January 2016 Jon received a second stent and in June he was diagnosed with an anoxic brain injury.
He wrote a book about death and recovery. The title, “Been Dead, Never Been To Europe” reflects the ironic nature of life, what happens versus what we want to happen. It’s available at Amazon in Kindle and Paperback.
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I’m On Medium
I recently started writing at Medium. Two reasons for this:
- I want to write about other stuff than sports. I am currently working on a book on how to overcome anxiety, depression and anger targeted at heart attack survivors. A huge percentage of them worry about having another heart attack.
- Medium pays for writing. I don’t know if it’s much, but at least I can put stuff out there that will get seen by some, reviewed, and possibly commented on, so I can be a better writer.
- If you want to join Medium, use this link so I get credit. Thank you.