Sunday, October 16, 2005

Terrible Sports Weekend

The Pittsburgh Penguins are currently the only team in the National Hockey League without a win. They have six losses, four of which happened in overtime (including on Friday night against the Flyers). Apparently, the Steelers sympathize with the fellows across town because they displayed possibly the worst offensive performance in overtime history in losing to Jacksonville 23-17. Unfortunately, in the National Football League, teams do not get a point in the standings for an overtime loss. If you're a Steelers or NFL fan, you already know what happened, so I'm not going to discuss it. If you really want to read more, click here. I just don't understand why the Steelers couldn't have run Bettis or even Parker up the middle two or three times to try and get the team into better field goal range.

Besides the Steelers (and Penguins, but I'm not counting them as a real team until they win one game), Ithaca College also lost in overtime on Saturday. They are no longer undefeated and will drop out of the Top 10 of the Division III rankings. Fortunately, there is a playoff system for Division III, so the Bombers (yes, that's the nickname) are still in good shape to qualify.

I'm just glad I'm not a Penn State or Notre Dame fan. The weekend would have been even worse.

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