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The 2017 Patsy Ratings: No. 3, Lehigh

The 2017 Patsy Ratings: No. 3, Lehigh

Lehigh Football Nation July 22, 2017 Comments Off on The 2017 Patsy Ratings: No. 3, Lehigh

Where were you during the last Patsy Party at Lehigh? It coincided with morning cocktails, I think – the actual memory is hazy, a gauzy film hanging over the proceedings like Vaseline over the

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Lehigh's 2017 Broadcast and Streaming Schedule

Lehigh's 2017 Broadcast and Streaming Schedule

Lehigh Football Nation July 20, 2017 Comments Off on Lehigh's 2017 Broadcast and Streaming Schedule

Today, without an official release, Lehigh added some broadcast information to their 2017 football schedule.  It details the TV, radio, and streaming information for every game this season. Like last year, every Lehigh broadcast

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The 2017 Patsy Ratings: T4, Fordham

The 2017 Patsy Ratings: T4, Fordham

Lehigh Football Nation July 19, 2017 Comments Off on The 2017 Patsy Ratings: T4, Fordham

I remembered the time when I ate the linguine at Dominick’s. It was back when the Yankees were good.  Before we knew that Alex Rodriguez was Alex Rodriguez, and when Fordham blew away all

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The 2017 Patsy Ratings, T4, Georgetown

The 2017 Patsy Ratings, T4, Georgetown

Lehigh Football Nation July 16, 2017 Comments Off on The 2017 Patsy Ratings, T4, Georgetown

I remembered the Patsy Parties around Blues Alley. The Hoyas, who have never won a Patriot League championship in football, have had more of an up-and-down record in the history of the Patsies.  And

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The 2017 Patsy Ratings: No. 6, Bucknell

The 2017 Patsy Ratings: No. 6, Bucknell

Lehigh Football Nation July 14, 2017 Comments Off on The 2017 Patsy Ratings: No. 6, Bucknell

The smell of aged buffalo meat wafted through his imagination. It was some prior incarnation of the Patsies, and it was Burger Day.  Flown in from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, they were the best bison

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The 2017 Patsy Ratings: No. 7, Colgate

The 2017 Patsy Ratings: No. 7, Colgate

Lehigh Football Nation July 12, 2017 Comments Off on The 2017 Patsy Ratings: No. 7, Colgate

I had grown accustomed to the fanfare around the Patsy ratings. I remembered that year when the Committee had Pitbull perform right by the pool, announcing the winner of that year’s Patsies – the

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Explaining the Patsy Ratings

Explaining the Patsy Ratings

Lehigh Football Nation July 10, 2017 Comments Off on Explaining the Patsy Ratings

In this post, I figured I’d create the complete definition of the Patsy Ratings, which are scheduled to be released any minute now. What are the Patsy Ratings, you ask? The Patsy Ratings are

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Greece, Sports, And Two Weeks In Paradise

Greece, Sports, And Two Weeks In Paradise

Lehigh Football Nation July 7, 2017 Comments Off on Greece, Sports, And Two Weeks In Paradise

The Greek port of Egina on the island of Aegina is a place with its own pace.   It’s a port whose activity is dictated by the day cruises that park there for a

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If I Wrote The Opening Scene to the Barry Levinson/Al Pacino Penn State Movie

If I Wrote The Opening Scene to the Barry Levinson/Al Pacino Penn State Movie

Lehigh Football Nation June 12, 2017 Comments Off on If I Wrote The Opening Scene to the Barry Levinson/Al Pacino Penn State Movie

Spoiler Alert:  I don’t know Barry Levinson. Also, I am not close personal friends with Al Pacino. But I have been fascinated by the recent announcement that Levinson will be directing, and Pacino will

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Still Sad And Upset, I Try to Relearn How To Write In A Vastly Altered New World

Still Sad And Upset, I Try to Relearn How To Write In A Vastly Altered New World

Lehigh Football Nation June 3, 2017 Comments Off on Still Sad And Upset, I Try to Relearn How To Write In A Vastly Altered New World

I used to know how to write. Sure, I have written a lot about Lehigh football, the Patriot League, the NFL, and whatever else I damn well please over the course of the last

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College Football Coaches on the Hot Seat

College Football Coaches on the Hot Seat

John Hartzmark May 17, 2017 Comments Off on College Football Coaches on the Hot Seat

Another season, another round of preseason coaches on the “Hot Seat”.  Every year college programs want to see the win totals increase or stay pat from the previous season.  Who will be the first

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MIXON ALREADY WORKING IN HIS SECOND CHANCE

MIXON ALREADY WORKING IN HIS SECOND CHANCE

Dave Mitchell May 2, 2017 Comments Off on MIXON ALREADY WORKING IN HIS SECOND CHANCE

Before last week’s NFL draft, concern abounded over if and who would draft Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon. The former Sooner drew national disdain for hitting a woman in a bar almost three years

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Davenport, Kpassagnon Only Two Of Possible NFL Draftees Lehigh Faced Last Year

Davenport, Kpassagnon Only Two Of Possible NFL Draftees Lehigh Faced Last Year

Lehigh Football Nation April 28, 2017 Comments Off on Davenport, Kpassagnon Only Two Of Possible NFL Draftees Lehigh Faced Last Year

One of the more interesting aspects of covering Lehigh football for so long is the fact that you end up seeing future NFL players on their rise to the big show. In fact, two

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CHICAGO SAVES THE BROWNS

CHICAGO SAVES THE BROWNS

Dave Mitchell April 28, 2017 Comments Off on CHICAGO SAVES THE BROWNS

Thank you to the Chicago Bears. Because of their trade into the second spot of the NFL Draft Thursday night, the Browns were saved before they could make the biggest mistake of the draft.

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J-Hartzmark’s 1st EVER NFL Mock Draft

J-Hartzmark’s 1st EVER NFL Mock Draft

John Hartzmark April 27, 2017 Comments Off on J-Hartzmark’s 1st EVER NFL Mock Draft

For the first time in my sports writing “career” I am going to attempt a Mock Draft for the NFL.  I have done NHL mock drafts, but why not try the big one!  I

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Nick Shafnisky Is Pushing Hard to Get To Play at the Next Level in Football

Nick Shafnisky Is Pushing Hard to Get To Play at the Next Level in Football

Lehigh Football Nation April 27, 2017 Comments Off on Nick Shafnisky Is Pushing Hard to Get To Play at the Next Level in Football

“Don’t take anything for granted, just keep pushing.” Those are the words of QB Nick Shafnisky, told to The Whitehall-Coplay Press all the way back in 2013, about his preparation as a high school

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SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO?

SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO?

Dave Mitchell April 27, 2017 Comments Off on SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO?

Can the Cleveland Browns get anymore screwed up? On the day of the 2017 NFL Draft, rumors are flying that not only has the team decided on their first pick, one that will excite

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GARRETT THE PICK, BUT HASLEM THE PROBLEM

GARRETT THE PICK, BUT HASLEM THE PROBLEM

Dave Mitchell April 24, 2017 Comments Off on GARRETT THE PICK, BUT HASLEM THE PROBLEM

In two days, the Cleveland Browns have a decision to make. Do they take the defensive end in Myles Garrett that nearly everyone projects to be an All-Pro? Or do they bow to ownership,

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Lehigh Offense Continues To Impress During Spring Game, Win 48-34

Lehigh Offense Continues To Impress During Spring Game, Win 48-34

Lehigh Football Nation April 24, 2017 Comments Off on Lehigh Offense Continues To Impress During Spring Game, Win 48-34

Some spring games are loaded with drama as to who might be rising into starting positions. On Lehigh’s offense, which boasts a backup quarterback-turned-starter that threw for 1,000 yards last year, a 1,000 yard

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Despite 48-34 Win By Offense In Brown and White Game, Lots to Like From Defense

Despite 48-34 Win By Offense In Brown and White Game, Lots to Like From Defense

Lehigh Football Nation April 23, 2017 Comments Off on Despite 48-34 Win By Offense In Brown and White Game, Lots to Like From Defense

Many will look at the spring game final results and stats and see that the offense “won” this Saturday’s Brown/White game, 48-34. They’ll see a stat sheet they might expect from a Mountain Hawk

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