One of the “bonehead” coaches I had in mind when I wrote my “preface” to this season’s projections was Norv Turner, architect of the Panthers’ loss on Thursday night. A proven loser as a coach, he has nevertheless found employment with 8 different teams, based unquestionably on memories of “his” erstwhile success with Jimmy Johnson’s Cowboys more than 25 years ago! Calling offensive plays through the fog his brain is enveloped by, he absolutely nailed the Panthers’ loss last night, with his call of a trick run on a 4th and inches on the 2 yard line that had no hope of succeeding. This is a man who stubbornly persists in strategies which haven’t worked in decades, who blunders repeatedly by forgetting what his team’s strengths are; yet, never fails to find forgiveness by the legion of fellow bonehead GMs and head coaches who hire him – over and over again. What I find frustrating, as a numbers guy, is that last night the better team lost, and it’s down to a variable I can’t effectively measure.
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The Limper NFL – Week 2
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Commodores vs. Wildcats Prediction The 13th-ranked Kentucky Wildcats are big favortes at home tonight against a Vanderbilt Commodores squad that has yet to win in Southeastern Conference play. Is Kentucky going to cover the huge spread?
Blue Demons vs. Pirates Prediction The 10th-ranked Seton Hall Pirates will look to remain undefeated in Big East Conference play as they are double-digit favorites versus the DePaul Blue Demons. Can Seton Hall make bettors happy tonight?
Wildcats vs. Spartans Prediction The 14th-ranked Michigan State Spartans will look for a decisive win tonight as they host the Northwestern Wildcats in Big Ten Conference action. Can Northwestern stay within the big number?
Boilermakers vs. Scarlet Knights Prediction The 25th-ranked Rutgers Scarlet Knights zre the small favorites tonight as they host the Purdue Boilermakers. Is a bet on Rutgers the right way to go in this spot?
Seminoles vs. Cavaliers Prediction The fifth-ranked Florida State Seminoles can move into a first-place tie in the Atlantic Coast Conference standings with a win today at the Virginia Cavaliers. Will FSU rise to the occasion in a game that is expected to be closely contested?