Today is big day for two college football fans named William Yurasko. I’ll be over at my dad Bill’s house for a doubleheader feature our blue and white alma maters. The third William Yurasko is a little too young to understand all of the fuss, but we’ll teach him about it in due time.
The fun starts off at noon (Vs.) with the 125th playing of THE GAME. Yale vs. Harvard from Harvard Stadium in Boston. Yale has a shot at sharing the Ivy League title (with the Cantabs, grrrr) in a couple of different scenarios:
1. If Yale wins and Brown falls, the Elis, Crimson and Bears would be tied for first. Penn could share the crown with a win.
2. If Harvard and Brown win, both schools share the title at 6-1. Yale could share second if Penn loses.
3. If Yale and Brown win, the Bears have the outright title.
4. If Harvard wins and Brown goes down, the Cantabs have the outright championship.
I like that the official Yale release calls Harvard, the Cantabs.
In the second part of the doubleheader, the Nittany Lions win at least a share of the Big11Ten title and a likely Rose Bowl invitation with a victory over Michigan State. If Michigan upsets Ohio State (which some misguided souls in flyover country call “The Game”) earlier in the day, Penn State can win the title outright. I have predicted a Penn State victory, but I expect it to be close. The telecast is at 3:30 p.m. on ABC or ESPN/ESPN2.
Both games will be played in the cold and possibly snow flurries. While it won’t be as cold as 1987, it won’t be too comfortable. I’ll be sitting by the fire.