Things went relatively according to script yesterday...including Grand Valley imploding on itself once again. While I'll admit that it's hard to call that GV's "script", so far that's what the 2011 Lakers have consistently put on the field. Until we something different, it's hard to expect much else.
Hillsdale 35, Lake Erie 26
We talked last week that The Storm gave Hillsdale fits a year ago, and they did so once again as the entered they fourth quarter with the lead.
Over my years of writing this column, I have often spoken about how college football is a topsy-turvy world. Something that appears rock solid one week can elicit bewilderment the next. Case in point, five of the top eight teams in our Top 25 rankings took it on the chin last weekend. As if that weren't interesting enough, those who follow the GLIAC have seen Grand Valley drop two straight for the first time since 2004, get off to its worst start since the 2000 season, and fall out of our poll
Updated 09-24-2011 at 07:19 AM by Tony Nicolette
My apologies for not having posted anything sooner. This week has been insane with my "real job" (believe me...like most of us I'd get rid of it if I could), with the craziness getting started this past Saturday night when I entertained some clients in Ann Arbor for the Notre Dame/Michigan game. That was a wild and unique experience, to say the least. Was it work? Yes...but I'll also be honest and say it was pretty fun! By the way...anyone recognize this fella?
Updated 09-17-2011 at 07:58 AM by Tony Nicolette
Week One is in the books, and already people are freaking out.
Folks aren't upset over things that would bum many of us out. No one is lamenting that now that the season has begun it will go by fast and "be over before we know it!" There aren't expressions of sadness that the warm September weather will soon give way to chills of October and the winds of November. Nope. Our message boards are teeming with people crying: "Holy crap, my team stinks...we should fire everyone"; or
Updated 09-07-2011 at 09:45 PM by Tony Nicolette
The non-league portion of the GLIAC schedule is over, and on the whole the league fared quite well. For many fans, how these games will impact the "overall strength" of the league is what they're following...especially in regards to how it might impact the playoff-worthiness of teams that are in that discussion in November. Tiffin played an NAIA club (game doesn't count in the NCAA's eyes), and the HC/FSU and UF/NU games cancel each other out (one win, one loss in each...wash). Outside of that,