Thursday Numbers

Football is like life – it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority. – Vince Lombardi

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” In case you’re new around here, “Thursday Numbers” is the weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary sometimes sprinkled with sarcasm and sometimes I am actually serious.

This week’s topics include Baltimore & Freddie Gray, unemployment, stolen honey, the manhunt, cable television, Obama’s nuclear deal, going hungry, “Longmire” on Netflix, active wildfires in Montana, Carroll College, DUI, and much more!

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Just Football

It was a full weekend of games. I managed to catch a few in my spare time. I’ve also managed to write a few comments about them:

Red Turf:

The red turf at Eastern Washington reared up and bit the Montana Grizzlies, or was it as I predicted running back Taiwan Jones? Jones’ 221 yards rushing and 60 receiving yards were phenomenal.

Or was it turnovers? The Griz are an undisciplined team this year. They committed six turnovers in Saturday’s game. The Griz have several problems to correct and the coaching staff has to take the blame for their performance.

By the way, in the FCS poll the number 5, 6, 7, 8, and 10 ranked teams all lost Saturday.

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