Well, hope this finds you with a limited case of the Mondays — although after the extended holiday weekend and the feast of football that was overwhelming and outstanding, if you are a little sluggish this morning, we get it.
Quite contrary to the Great Gatsby, we have apparently come to believe quite strongly in this country that even moderately good ideas always demand a second act -- or three or five in the cases of such cinematic excesses as the endless sequels to "Toy Story" and "Friday the 13th."
LEXINGTON, Ky. — It hit Daniel Hood from nowhere. Like a chop block or a clip.
Gang, here's hoping each of you had a blessed Turkey Day.
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Three coaches in five years. Four straight losing seasons. No bowl games the last three autumns.
We could go around the league and pick nits on Missouri and Johnny Football or Clemson and South Carolina. Good games with high stakes and high drama.
"Are you for Alabama or Auburn?"
Were it not for Auburn's surprising resurgence this football season, the marquee game Saturday in the Deep South would be Clemson at South Carolina.
OK, we know the picks normally hit the streets on Thursday. You know this too.
In case you needed a reminder that the National Football League is a business, consider that the Tennessee Titans waived offensive lineman Kevin Matthews on Tuesday.
It's a fair time to start wondering about NFL positioning. Teams atop the standings are fighting for position in the playoff picture and, more importantly, home-field advantage.
Is any team in a generation more prepared for the big stage than Alabama? No way.
Wow, what a weekend. What a sports roller coaster.
Four or five weeks ago, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football season still very much a work in progress, Mocs coach Russ Huesman made an interesting observation.