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All right, I read you loud and clear; you’re tired of talking about everything other than the Georgia Bulldogs’ upcoming outing against the Auburn Tigers, so, having dispensed with “Don’t Bet On It!” last week, I’m going to dispense with most of “Don’t Bet On It!” this week, as well.
You know, I know, and the American people know that, with a rivalry game as intense as this one coming up on Saturday, no one wants to know which team I would pick to win the Iowa-Northwestern game, nor does anyone need to read the “in-state rivalry showdown” joke I would make regarding Louisiana-Monroe’s trip to Baton Rouge to take on Louisiana State. Ere I turn my focus entirely to the matter at hand, however, I simply must declare this week’s national game of disinterest, for reasons which will be obvious when you learn that this week’s national game of disinterest is . . .
What sicko decided that 2010, the year in which America marked the 40th anniversary of the Ohio National Guard shootings on the campus of Kent State University, would be the appropriate time to schedule a game in which Army played at Kent State?
Are the Golden Flashes going to name Mary Ann Vecchio the honorary captain for the coin toss? Will the halftime show be interrupted by students protesting the invasion of Cambodia? Will someone have the wherewithal to prevent this guy from wandering out onto the field? Will the home team declare it a moral victory if the final stat sheet doesn’t read “35 points, 397 yards of total offense, four dead”?
Am I the only one who finds this whole thing weird? I’m not watching it because I find the whole thing genuinely disturbing.
All right, now I’m turning my attention back to the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry.
Go ‘Dawgs! Auburna delenda est!