The Fraud Five
By Mike Kern
October 4, 2020 Edition
Oklahoma — If you’re keeping count that’s two straight losses for the Sooners. Which of course doesn’t happen very often. They can still score, and they still don’t play too much defense. Like most of the Big 12. And that can be a problem come playoff time. Of course the Sooners probably won’t have to worry about that this year.
Texas — The Longhorns got lucky last week. They weren’t as fortunate this time. And the result was a home loss to TCU. Which was their sixth loss to the Horned Frogs in the last seven meetings. I don’t think that’s supposed to happen either.
Central Florida — You knew the Knights were probably going to lose at home sometime. But maybe you didn’t think they were going to give up an 18-point lead in the second half against Tulsa to get beat by eight. Oh, well. I guess that should end any national-title talk.
Pitt — Just when you were starting to think the Panthers might really be good, they lose at home to North Carolina State, which was coming off a bad loss.
Mississippi State — Shouldn’t be losing at home to Arkansas, when you’re ranked and coming off a huge win at LSU. But that’s Mike Leach sometimes.
SMU student section — For getting thrown out of the stadium for not following the proper social-distancing and mask-wearing protocols. Really? When the president just had to be hospitalized after testing positive for Covid. What don’t people get?
Minnesota Twins — Yes, it is impossible to lose 18 straight major-league postseason games. But that didn’t stop them from doing it. Could you imagine if that happened in Philly? Yo. Good thing they at least got to play at home against the Astros.
Texas A&M — Not going to kill the Aggies for losing big at Alabama. That happens. And they were 17-point underdogs. But Jimbo Fisher, in his third season, was supposed to be making more of a difference. Up until now he’s beaten most of the teams he’s supposed to beat, but hasn’t done much of anything against the ones that happen to be in the Top 25. That doesn’t play well when you’re making what he’s making.