As a fan of a perpetually bad football program it’s always a pleasure to poke fun at those even worse off than Kentucky. Such is the case with Bill Cosby’s alma mater, Temple. The Owls are on a 16 game losing streak, and have lost their last two games (Louisville and Minnesota) by a combined 124-0.
Here is a 3 parts funny, 1 part sad article from CNNSI.com’s Stewart Mandel interviewing a Vegas odssmaker who has “never seen a team in the last 10 years that’s been this non-competitive,” and admits that if Temple keeps it up, they might be taken out of the book. Last week, Temple found themselves a staggering 30 point dog to Western Michigan…and lost 41-7. Wow. That’s taking suck to a completely new level that even Commonwealth is virgin to. This week, Temple squares off against another team traditionally on the wrong side of the spread, Vanderbilt…and Vandy is -33. Yes, you read it correctly. Vandy has only scored 46 points in 4 games the entire season. I think Vegas is offering up a freebie with this one in hopes of more action down the road…but then again, Western Michigan?
side note–Thanks to heady planning on Barnhart’s part, Kentucky meets this same Temple squad (if there is one left) next season.