Friday, September 2, 2016

Saturday Down South Opening Week

Marvel Comics came out with custom covers celebrating the start of “The Road to the College Football Playoffs”

Hallelujah!  I have endured a pitiful baseball season for my Boys of Summer.  The 51-83 Braves have 15 home games left before they say goodbye to Turner Field and a lackluster 2016.  Hopefully, their inaugural season at the brand-spanking new $1.1 billion SunTrust Park along with some promising new acquisitions to their roster will mean a better 2017.

My attention is now directed toward F-O-O-T-B-A-L-L.  Not so much the NFL with all the out of touch rich guys (I’m talking to you Kaepernick), but real football, as in COLLEGE FOOTBALL.

Blogger friend and SEC sister Diogenes and I are amped.  She’s a diehard LSU fan and I am a fanatic Alabama Crimson Tide fan.  We poke good-natured fun at each when our two teams are pitted against each other in what is arguably college football’s most bitterly contested rivalry.  Let the trash talk begin unabated from now until The First Saturday in November.  ROLL TIDE ROLL!

And speaking of trash talk, Mark Schlabach, sports journalist for ESPN recently opined, “LSU coach Les Miles will survive another Alabama loss: Once again, the Tigers will roll through September and October before meeting a familiar stumbling block in November:  Alabama. The Tigers will fall to the Crimson Tide, 21-20, at Tiger Stadium on Nov. 5, which will be their sixth straight loss in the series. This season, though, LSU will recover to win its last three games and will finish 11-1. Alabama will win the SEC West, but the Tigers will be the second-highest ranked SEC team and will be invited to the Allstate Sugar Bowl.”

Diogenes has a thought for Mark:  “The Expert Sports Monkeys have picked their top 20, conference champions, National Champs and even the Heisman Trophy winner. And as usual, they will be wrong.”

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