Monday, September 06, 2004

And so it begins

College football season opened for real this weekend, sort of. The only game between Top 25 teams got postponed for obvious reasons. Most of the SEC teams looked decent with Kentucky, Ole Miss, and LSU being the notable exceptions. Kentucky's excuse? Probation and most of their attention cast to an indoor sport. Ole Miss? Their team plays on Sundays now, that is, EliMae. LSU? I don't think LSU is bad this year or anything, they quite simply didn't appear to have their shit together. As I was on call on Saturday, I didn't get to absorb myself into the spirit as much as usual (and limited to network TV offerings), so I didn't pay much attention to non-SEC goings-on.

The thing that excites me the most about Auburn's victory over token opponent Louisiana-Monroe had nothing to do with defeating a Sun Belt Conference opponent. It had more to do with the fact that someone besides Jason Campbell can play QB. The guy that was destined to replace him two years ago, but had serious health problems, played some in Saturday's game and did alright. At least he's an alternative now, since one never knows which Jason Campbell might show up for any particular game.

What's the difference between a bullet and a VA nurse? A bullet only kills one patient at a time and you can only fire a bullet once.