Tracking the polls (in the only race that matters this week)
Let the folks at CNN and Fox News keep up with whether McCain or Obama has the upper hand this week. For the time being, football fans in these parts are far more consumed with whether Danville or Boyle County should be the pick in Friday’s crosstown showdown.
If Boyle didn’t already have the lead in the local polls, it went in front after its win over Henry Clay last week. Suddenly the Rebels are hip again. But Danville has the same 2-0 record, making this the first time that both teams have gone into this game with 2-0 records since 2003, which was the last championship season for both the Admirals and Rebels.
The public is weighing at seemingly every barber shop, coffee shop and office in town, which is one of the things that makes this game so much fun. But the only hard numbers we can find are in a poll/prediction thread on Bluegrasspreps.com, where 90 people have weighed in as of this posting. Here are their results:
- Boyle County, 56 votes, 62.2 percent.
- Danville, 34 votes, 37.8 percent.
I expect to start seeing the dreaded yard signs any day. Meanwhile, I’ll keep my ear to the ground and make another check of the BGP poll again later in the week. And I’ll stick with my preseason pick, which I’ll revisit on Friday.
And if you’d like to weigh in with your thoughts on the game, feel free to do so in a comment.