Friday, September 30, 2005

Undefeated Teams

These kind of stories always amuse me. The writer rambles on about the "character" of the unexpectedly unbeaten Kansas, Baylor, Indiana, and Vanderbilt for an extraordinary number of words for 4 teams who are likely to finish the season with at least 4 losses apiece. Don't get me wrong, I like underdogs and surprises too, but it's way too early in the season to be bloviating about the special characteristics of these teams. If one of them is 7-2 toward the end of the season, then I'll be impressed. But catching a couple of breaks or beating down programs at the beginning of the year means nothing. Take Indiana, for instance. They still have to play Ohio State and Minnesota at home, and at Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan State, and Michigan. There's at least 5 losses, and a neutered underdog.


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