By Marc Lawrence — Penn State and other college football teams around the country were touting their Super Bowl history in the big game. Using it as a recruiting tool, programs show off their ability to put players into the league and have their schools represented in the Super Bowl. It’s as much a part of the yearly Super Bowl tradition as prop bets and nachos. But the fine print has gotten the Nittany Lions dragged on social media. It happened when Penn State football tweeted that a former player has appeared in every Super Bowl. But in tiny type under the bold letters was the key part of the stat: “Except for five since 1967.” To read the social media roasting the Lions took over that gaffe click here. click here.
In March of 2016 Philadelphia head coach Doug Pederson called it “divine intervention” when the eagles landed quarterback Carson Wentz with the No. 2 overall pick in the NFL draft. Roll the clock forward five years neither Pederson or Wentz is anywhere to be found on the streets of Philadelphia. Wentz completed the evacuation when he was traded to the Indianapolis Colts for a 2nd and a 3rd round draft pick yesterday. He will reunite with former OC Frank Reich, now Indy’s head coach. It’s now apparent that the drafting of Jalen Hurts last season will go down in history as the beginning of the end for Wentz in Philly. The feeling here is Reich will thank God for the move and make the best of a bad situation.
Grinding Out The Profits
From the Playbook Basketball Newsletter: It’s safe to say that Dallas has had this game pegged since Houston hammered them, 133-108, at home a month ago. Even with the beat down, our history book shows Dallas 6-3 ATS the last nine meetings in this series, including 6-1 SUATS with same-season loss revenge of 23 or more points. That fits like Cinderella’s slipper next to Houston’s horrid 4-11 ATS log against foes looking to avenge a same-season defeat of 20-plus points. The Rockets’ ruinous 2-6-1 ATS mark of late as division hosters seals it. No National Anthem needed to inspire the Cubanos here.