When my bowling teammate and good friend Randy asked me this week if I thought Syracuse had a chance this weekend in its college football game against Clemson, I shook my head emphatically and said, nope.
Clemson would win 70-0, I said. Too big, too strong, too fast are the undefeated and No. 2-ranked Tigers, I predicted.
And I’m a Syracuse fan, this Maryland Terrapin alum living in Orange country.
Nobody asked me, but if somebody had, I would have come up with a similar guess for my Terps’ game against the unbeaten and No. 3 Michigan this afternoon.
And yet I fly my Maryland Terrapins banner in front of A Bitty Better in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville on this college football Saturday. This being only the second Saturday my dear wife Karen and I live here and the first time the banner is up, I wonder what the neighbors think.
Anyway, at halftime, with my flipping channels between the games on my flat screen, between ABC and ESPN, the scores are: Michigan leads Maryland 35-0 and Clemson leads Syracuse 30-0.
Both starting quarterbacks for Maryland and Syracuse, Perry Hills and Eric Dungey, are out of the games with injuries.
My predictions are looking good as my teams are looking bad.
Who are you rooting for? How badly have your teams lost? Have you flown a banner for a team or cause, and if so, who or what?