Tuesday, November 07, 2006

The Harebrain Law of Equals and Eight-Man Football


Trojan & Longhorn Battlefield
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Like many good folks around the state of Montana, it's hard not to think about this weekend's upcoming semifinal football games. Personally, I don't know what to think of myself walking around the campus of Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming thinking about playoff football games in Montana when my hometown Panthers are playing for the state title in Douglas this weekend. Traitor? Well, I've some thoughts explaining this strange phenomenon, but I'll save that for another time.

In some ways I think the semifinals are as anticipated as the finals—in fact many people have pointed to a couple of the games (i.e., Wibaux vs. Drummond) and have made claims such as, "That's the state title game right there." Perhaps, but if I had my way, I'd attend the Wibaux vs. Drummond game and the Park City vs. Centerville game too. That being possible, I wouldn't mind folding in the Libby vs. Dillion game too. Oh yes, than there is the Huntley Project vs. Malta.

I suppose there's this part in me that wishes the-powers-that-be would stagger the games so nut cases like myself could drive in record time between these games and witness each one. Yet, there is something good about picking only one and making the best of it.

I did that last week when I chose to drive to Park City for their showdown with Twin Bridges. Admittedly, I was hoping for a better game. Depending on who you talk to, either Park City is really good this year or Twin just didn't show up in full force.

Well that got me thinking about which teams really are the best based upon the common teams they've played thus far. So, here's what I came up with—it truly means nothing, but I just chuckled to myself for the pure entertainment of it all.

Centerville defeated Chester J-I 46-6
Wibaux defeated Chester J-I 54-12
Wibaux defeated Ekalaka 52-6
Centerville defeated Ekalaka 56-8
Therefore: Centerville equals Wibaux

Centerville defeated Valier 58-6
Stanford defeated Valier 56-0
Therefore: Centerville equals Stanford

Stanford defeated Absarokee 26-6 and 36-0
Park City defeated Absarokee 40-0
Therefore Park City equals Stanford

Drummond defeated Twin Bridges 42-6
Park City defeated Twin Bridges 46-8
Therefore Park City equals Drummond

Therefore: If Wibaux equals Centerville, Centerville equals Stanford, Stanford equals Park City and Park City equals Drummond, than Wibaux equals Drummond and Park City equals Centerville.

But, here's where the equation fall to pieces: Drummond defeated Stanford 38-6.

One last thought: A Wibaux-Drummond rematch? How many starters from that first meeting in 2004 will be playing this weekend? I suspect it's hardly a rematch from a player level.

Happy Election Day and best of luck to everyone this weekend. May the best teams truly win. See you in Wibaux.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

WIBAUX HAS THREE PLAYERS THAT STARTED AGAINST DRUMMOND IN THE 2004 GAME AND 1 THAT PLAYED ALOT OF THAT GAME STILL ON THE TEAM. SO 4 OF THE EIGHT STARTER FOR WIBAUX THIS SATURDAY PLAYED ALOT AGAINST DRUMMOND IN THE 2004 GAME. GOOD LUCK TO BOTH TEAMS. IT SHOULD BE A GREAT GAME.

the man said...

Wibaux has Rob Bacon at fullback, Jeff Bakken at Quarterback, and Kody Davis at end returning from the 2004 team. Here's who you'll want to keep your eye on from Wibaux Morgan, Rob Bacon FB(a punishing runner who gets the tough yards no matter what), Jeff Bakken QB(fast, agile, smart, great legs and arm), Travis Bertelson (Tailback-Amazing vision on the field, can stop and go on a dime)The Entire Offensive and Defensive Line(Big, solid kids, but they are also fast and move quite well). Oh yeah and the offensive ends and defensive backs, pretty much keep an eye on everyone. See ya at the Rainbow.