I come to bury Tedford, not to praise him.
The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their 2007 Armed Forces Bowl Trophy;
So let it be with Tedford.
Yes, the shiny new SB Nation is a scary black obelisk, and we but poor, furious apes throwing bones at each other. Cling to the Spike Factor, little ones. Wrap it around you like a warm schadenfreude blanket. It smells just the way you remember, like cinnamon and Arizona!
We continue to update the spreadsheet, which you can find here. (It wouldn't make sense if the Spike Factor was itself complete. CONSISTENCY.)
I want to start by apologizing to Kentucky, because you all came so, so, SO close to winning the Tetanus Spike this week. 59 plays against Florida, and 26 of those were useless. That's 44%, a number that very well might be high enough to win most weeks, but not this one. A strong effort nonetheless, Wildcats. I'm confident that, with your offense, you'll win one of these before the year is through.
For the curious, Florida countered with a Spike Factor of 22% (16/70), and we should all remember this happy feeling before LSU turns Jeff Driskel into a human Guernica.
MATH IS AN IMPERFECT THING
Watching Michigan at Notre Dame made most people think a few things:
- The Spike Factor for both of these teams is going to be brutal.
- Will Notre Dame be the first team to wind up with a total of negative three points off turnovers?
- Al Borges will win an Emmy for his stunning performance as Coach Who Told People Denard Robinson Had Improved As A Pocket Passer And Kept A Straight Face.