Fun Fact of the Day: The only other time that the #2, #3, and #4 ranked college football teams lost on the same day was October 19, 1985. The link between both days? Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh. He was Michigan’s starting QB on that fateful day in 1985, when the Wolverines also lost to Iowa.
Week 11 highlights. This was supposed to be a pretty dull and uneventful week in college football. Each of the top 4 ranked teams was favored to win by at least 7.5 points. *Yawn*. But in a year when the Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago Cubs, Leicester City and Trump can win, you should know better than to assume anything. That’s right: #2 Clemson, #3 Michigan, and #4 Washington were all upset. So what does this mean for the College Football Playoffs? Weirdly, probably not that much. We won’t know for sure until the new CFP rankings come out this Tuesday, but the committee tries to rank teams based on their performance in their conference. Despite losing this week, each team is still ranked #1 in their conference, but they will have zero room for error the rest of the season.
Week 10 highlights: Hey! Waddaya know? The NFL was fun again this weekend. Here’s what you missed:
- The mighty Patriots fall. The Seattle Seahawks beat the New England Patriots 31-24, thanks to Kam Chancellor’s lockdown defense on Pats tight end Rob Gronkowski in the final play. This was only the Pats’ 2nd loss of the season, and the 1st loss with Tom Brady back at QB.
- The rookies to beat. The Dallas Cowboys took down the Pittsburgh Steelers 35-30 with 2 late touchdowns by running back Ezekiel Elliott. Now, he’s not only in the conversation for Rookie of the Year, but MVP of the league. After the game, the Cowboys’ general manager Jerry Jones finally had to admit that rookie QB Dak Prescott has “got a hot hand,” and that they’ll stick with him at starting QB over Tony Romo next week.
- Toeing the line. The Denver Broncos beat the New Orleans Saints 25-23 with this controversial final play. The Broncos blocked the Saints’ extra point and Broncos kick returner Will Parks returned it for a 2-point conversion, but some folks (including the Broncos backup QB) thought he might have stepped out of bounds.
Fight the good fight. Everyone’s favorite trash-talking Irishman Connor McGregor knocked out Eddie Alvarez in the 2nd round of UFC 205’s lightweight fight this weekend. With last year’s featherweight victory, McGregor is now the 1st fighter to hold 2 titles at the same time. Afterwards, he announced that he and his long time girlfriend are having a baby next spring. As a notorious tough guy, it’s hard to imagine McGregor being afraid of anything, but becoming a father is so scary he said, “I’m crapping me jocks.” Throwing in the towel. After losing to Raquel Pennington this weekend, former bantamweight champion Miesha Tate announced her retirement from UFC.
Monday Night Football: Cincinnati Bengals (3-4-1) v. NY Giants (5-3). Expect an offensive shootout tonight, because these teams have some of the best passing offenses in the league. 8:30pm ET on ESPN
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