29 September 2008
There's enough wierdness and bizarre news to justify a short post this morning detailing that the end is near. I just saw the weather, and I'm pretty sure it said 65% chance of locusts this afternoon.
This week's top five other
signs of the impending SEC apocalypse:
The only two undefeated SEC East teams are Kentucky and Vanderbilt.
Read that again. I'll wait. Yeah, it says what you think it does.
Kentucky hasn't even played an SEC game yet (it starts Saturday in Tuscaloosa), but Vanderbilt has looked good thus far. Saturday's game is obviously the biggest of the young year for the 'Dores. Oh, and by the way...
Gameday is coming to Nashville.
And not to the Grand Ole Opry or to see the Predators play. They're going to be on campus at Vanderbilt
for this weekend's Auburn game.
Looking at the slate, it's the best game going. The only real competition is the Wisconsin-Ohio State game in Columbus. That game features 14 versus 18 in the AP poll. Auburn-Vandy is 13 versus 19. Egad.
Kentucky's starting strong safety is insane.
And not in the good way. In the homicidal maniac way.
Actually, I guess he won't be starting this week. Only because he threatened his ex-girlfriend with rape and murder. Cheeky fellow, that Ashton Cobb.
Tennessee is opening the quarterback competition this week.
After weeks of Crompton induced slumber for the offense, desperate Tennessee coach Phil Fulmer is making this week an open audition
Nick Stevens is Crompton's backup - or was. He's not really seen any meaningful game action, but Crompton hasn't seen any that went well.
Alabama is ranked second and fourth in the polls.
And third in the Harris Interactive
, which plays a role in the BCS as well. The first set of BCS polls are out soon (October 19). Some are predicting that poll could have Alabama first
when it releases.
We're awash in Kool-Aid, and let's be careful. Kentucky hasn't lost yet, and their defense is solid. Solid enough to cause us problems if we start lookng ahead or reading our own press. The good news here is coach Saban shouldn't let that happen.