Tuesday, September 4, 2012

UG Sports: Football's here!!!!

Aaaaah. That time of the year again. The air is thick with the stench of premature exams (I am glaring at you pharmacology) and failed experiments in lab. But then I pause, lean back, and take in the simpler pleasures of life. Rain, overcast skies, autumn. And FOOTBALL.

Two years ago, when this blog was still in its infancy and was still learning not to put toys in its mouth, I ran a weekly segment highlight major sports events. Did not keep up with that last year. But that's all about to change.

After a highly eventful offseason that saw the titillating  (Peyton Manning becoming the most coveted free agent in the history of football) to the droll (beast back MJD refusing to show up to work until a couple days ago) to the LOL (the Sanchize-Tebow circus is in town everybody!), the richest and the most badass sport in the world is ready to flex its biceps. Let this obstreperous (I'll wait for you to look it up) gentleman tell you all about it:

Now normally kickoff happens on Thursday. That's mandated in the constitution. But El Presidente is holding a party in Charlotte this week and is giving a speech on Thursday night. So the all powerful Emperor league commissioner Roger Goodell deferred, and with a wave of his wand declared Wednesday season opener.

Superbowl champions (and what a game that was) Giants will meet their division rival Cowboys. I've always felt Tony Romo gets shit on far more than he deserves to be shit on. Despite the presence of the laughably amateurish replacement referees the league is using while it tries to resolve its disputes with the cream of the crop, this promises to be a good game.

Sunday night will see Peyton Manning and the Colts Broncos take on Big Ben and the Steelers. This is going to be a good week.

Some random things:

  • Newly minted Jags owner Shahid Khan has the best 'stache ever:
The very definition of awesome
  • Not to be outdone, the Rams are commemorating their new coach's mustache. They are handing out fake 'staches with tickets in a bid to set a world record. Completely serious. Here's the coach Jeff Fischer:        
Yeah, not that awesome
 That's a wrap for this week. Time to go memorize antibiotics.

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