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Archive: August, 2008

Five wins to go

Friday, August 29, 2008, 10:33 PM
Okay, anyone see that coming? I must admit I didn't. Not just because of the Sagarin difference, in which Army was ranked 23 spots above Temple coming into the night. It was on the road, and it was the Black Knights' season opener, and the Owls hadn't won by more than two touchdowns in four years. There's... Read more

Spectacle of the Week poll

Wednesday, August 27, 2008, 5:23 PM
Okay, here are this week's nominees. Vote by scrolling down the page past that advertisement in the right rail. As big as it is, I'd like to think it's putting a few cents into my salary. - Temple at Army (7:00 p.m. Friday, ESPN Classic) - Coastal Carolina at Penn State (12:00 p.m. Saturday, Big Ten... Read more

Football Crunchy Numbers

Tuesday, August 26, 2008, 7:08 PM
First of all, be sure to read the season preview stories in today's Inquirer and Daily News; you can get to them via the headlines list a bit down the page from here. Second, I'm taking nominations for this week's Spectacle of the Week poll. My contributions are Michigan State-Cal, Alabama-Clemson (which... Read more

Is it really football season?

Monday, August 25, 2008, 9:28 PM
I guess it is. Though I find it really hard to believe that the first games of the season kick off in only 72 hours. After two exhilarating weeks spent watching the Olympics, we dive headfirst right into that most American of all sports. That means it's time to change the blog banner to reflect the... Read more

The greatest of all time?

Wednesday, August 20, 2008, 5:38 PM
We've now seen Usain Bolt's gold-medal winning 200-meter sprint with our own eyes, and it was truly spectacular. This time, there was no early celebration. Instead, Bolt lowered his head - and the proverbial hammer - in the final meters, storming across the line and into history in 19.30 seconds. The... Read more
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Soft Pretzel Logic is's college sports blog, with a primary focus on the University of Pennsylvania. You'll also see coverage of the Big 5, other major college sports events in the region, and the annual Penn Relays track and field meet.

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