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The Writing's on the Wall: Foreshadowing the Upset

If you haven't already, take a look at the article I did yesterday on the truth functional conditional and the dangerous role it plays in our evaluation of team rankings.

It's even more relevant now, in the wake of an angry and fantastic Saturday in college football.  I can only hope you had as much fun as I did watching the madness strike in Gainesville, then Winston-Salem, then Ann Arbor, and finally, in Athens.


"The last time Georgia got lit up that bad was, well, nevermind."


We here at The Rivalry, Esq. do not pretend to understand the sort of disorientation the sport has faced in recent times, only, it's important to recognize that the pattern is not just a one night stand.  Equivalence may well be here to stay -- from top to bottom in conference, and across the nation -- blurring the line between BCS and non-BCS competition.  

So, what's a fan to do? 

Embrace it.

Here are W.T. Sherman's favorite upset foreshadowings in Week 5.

1. "They're wearing black because they're going to a motherf**king funeral."

(Alabama Strength Coach Kirby Smart on Georgia's upcoming black out.  See the 1:00 mark.)


2. "And I liked how he competed and ran the football."

(Oregon State Beavers Coach Mike Riley after a September 6th loss to Penn State speaking about Jacquizz Rodgers's ability to run between the tackles.  See the 1:33 mark.)