Local football announcer Doug James is at the grocery as we speak — “Sorry, boss, I, uh, had an important, uh, family matter to attend to, yeah that’s right, serious stuff, but, uh, everything’s fine now.” He’s stocking up on brats and brewski.
College pigskin kicks off in 34 days. (Actually 27 if you plan on tuning into Abilene Christian vs. Northwest Mizzou State on CBSC a week earlier.)
Anyhow, those of you not traveling to Bloomington for that opener between the Hoosiers and Eastern Kentucky, have a boffo televised doubleheader to look forward to. (I know the Film Babe can’t wait. She’s apparently already made dinner plans with girlfriends. Smart gal, she.)
The Ol’ Ball Coach’s South Carolina Gamecocks head to NC State for the opener @6:00 p.m. (Yes, kids, it’s in HD.) By then, Spurrier hopefully will be back to his pithy, recalcitrant, visor-tossing self, not the measured, apologetic wimp who fawned over Tim Tebow last week at SEC media days, throwing his own DFO under the bus.
In the nightcap, America’s most elegantly uniformed squad, the Ducks of Oregon, travel to the big blue turf of Boise to take on the homestanding Broncos in a most enticing opening nighter.
– Seedy K