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The 2016 Patsy Ratings: No. 5 – Holy Cross

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The 2016 Patsy Ratings: No. 5 – Holy Cross

The weather outside the Committee headquarters was strange.  First, it was warm.  Then, suddenly, it froze.  Then, snow.  Then, torrential rain.

“You don’t suppose….” one Committee member said.

“What?” an irritated, hungry man said.

“That… perhaps the Gods don’t want us to make these Patsy Ratings anymore,” she said.  “Perhaps this is a sign of the end times – an end times that might be averted if we simply decided to not do these Patsy Ratings anymore, let some other people do it.”

“Come on,” hungry man said.  “How can that be?  These ratings are for entertainment purposes only, after all.  They’re a sort-of public service to the Patriot League fan community to attempt to figure out who the heck these schools actually got.  How can they be linked with The Big Guys above?”

Somewhere, loud lightning cracked overhead.

“Care to rephrase that?” she said.

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The 2016 Patsy Ratings: No. 6 – Georgetown

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The 2016 Patsy Ratings: No. 6 – Georgetown

“What are you doing?” a Committee member said.

Another Committee member was crying in front of the TV.

“Take out that tape and get yourself together,” she said, directing the member to eject the final Syracuse/Georgetown Big East semifinal game played in 2014.

“I’m sorry,” he said, “Requiem for the Big East does it to me every time.  Dave Gavitt.  John Thompson.”

“You know you have a job to do, right?”, the irritated Committee member reminded him.  “There’s that, oh, I don’t know, matter of the current state of Georgetown’s Patsy Point recruiting class?  A real, live team in a real, live conference?  That exists in the present?”

The Committee member blew his nose.  “Oh, that’s already done.  Check the file next to the fax machine.  It’s ready.

He pops the tape into the machine again, and presses play.  The tears well up once again.

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The 2016 Patsy Ratings: No. 7 – Fordham

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The 2016 Patsy Ratings: No. 7 – Fordham

“We missed the news cycle again,” a committee member said again.

“Huh?” another said, awakening from a long afternoon nap.

“We missed the recruiting news cycle,” the member repeated, a but more irritated this time.  “There’s a very small window where people care about football recruiting – the 72 hours after National Letter of Intent Day.  After that, you might as well be writing about the 2002 midterm elections.”

“Is that really true?” sleepy guy said.  “Patriot League people tend to have a bit longer attention span than that.  They appreciate – or at least get vocal about – the ratings whenever they come out.  After all, in the old days, there sometimes was months between classes.”

“But that’s not true anymore,” irritated guys said.  “Now, the Patriot League are all announcing their classes on NLI day.  They’re a part of the crazy skydiving-recruit announcing, hat-switching player circus that is national signing day.”

“Well,” sleepy guy said, “they’re done now.  For us, this is some sort of record, having them all done this early.  It took a lot of sleepless nights, but they’re done now.”

“Let’s get this done before we miss any more news cycles,” irritated guy responded.
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The 2016 Patsy Ratings: No. 7 – Fordham

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The 2016 Patsy Ratings: No. 7 – Fordham

“We missed the news cycle again,” a committee member said again.

“Huh?” another said, awakening from a long afternoon nap.

“We missed the recruiting news cycle,” the member repeated, a but more irritated this time.  “There’s a very small window where people care about football recruiting – the 72 hours after National Letter of Intent Day.  After that, you might as well be writing about the 2002 midterm elections.”

“Is that really true?” sleepy guy said.  “Patriot League people tend to have a bit longer attention span than that.  They appreciate – or at least get vocal about – the ratings whenever they come out.  After all, in the old days, there sometimes was months between classes.”

“But that’s not true anymore,” irritated guys said.  “Now, the Patriot League are all announcing their classes on NLI day.  They’re a part of the crazy skydiving-recruit announcing, hat-switching player circus that is national signing day.”

“Well,” sleepy guy said, “they’re done now.  For us, this is some sort of record, having them all done this early.  It took a lot of sleepless nights, but they’re done now.”

“Let’s get this done before we miss any more news cycles,” irritated guy responded.
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Lehigh Football Signing Day 2016

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Lehigh Football Signing Day 2016

Signing day is here!

I’ll be updating/live-blogging signing day with information on each recruit as fast as I can type them in.

These guys are all confirmed!

Get up.  It’s signing day!
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Your Lehigh Class of 2020 Commit Tracker

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Your Lehigh Class of 2020 Commit Tracker

Only one thing can really make a Mountain Hawk fan smile during the offseason, and that’s news about the latest Lehigh football commits for the class of 2020.

Fortunately for you (and me), some of the best fans of any sport have created an unofficial list of Lehigh football recruits.

Legendary fans Rich Heelan and Todd Cuddington have made a master spreadsheet of recruits.  With the very big caveat that all of these names are unofficial until the letters of intent are signed, I will be taking the names from their master list and making my own spreadsheet of names for you, dear Reader, to peruse.

Below the flip are two spreadsheets, and some links to get you excited about the incoming class.
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