Friday, August 31, 2007


This article gave me chills.

I've waited and waited for football season to begin and its finally here. Compare and contrast for a moment.

I work in Albany, Oregon. that is exactly 10.6 miles from the stadium at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. This is arguably a major university. They have a football team (I think.) And they played a game there Thursday evening. No buzz. No parties. Nothing. This is a Division I school. I actually had to ask someone if there was really a game. Their answer was, "Yeah- I think I'll go. I'm sure there are tickets left."

Can you IMAGINE that happening in Tuscaloosa, or Knoxville, or Auburn, or Starkville, or wherever Georgia plays? Would anyone over the age of 5 in Baton Rouge not know if there was a game on Saturday?

I am nervous and excited. Tennessee beat the snot out of California last year when Cal was predicted to walk all over them. This year it is the same prediction- most people are guessing Cal to win by almost 2 touchdowns. It’s probably a fair guess. I hope it’s just not accurate.

19 hours until toe meets leather. I've been waiting for this for 9 months. Cal tomorrow. Two weeks until Florida. Seven weeks until Alabama. Georgia is in there somewhere. And there are 11 weeks until Vanderbilt. That happens to be the day that JA is due with Elisabeth.

Sunday, August 12, 2007


New career begins Monday