It would have been criminal not to commemorate the foray of Cal and Hawaii into Oz today (which technically is Saturday the 27th already, over in the odd hemisphere), to kick off NCAA football for 2016.
We’ll save the big survey of all things Follies for next week. But tonight, we must savor the smell of pigskin on a summer evening, and the sight of Cal letting Hawaii score 17 points already, and it’s still only the 3Q. Sure, the Bears have racked up 41, but please. It’s Hawaii.
And darned if Hawaii doesn’t punch it over for another TD as I type this.
The sportsbabblers are busy jinxing #3 Oklahoma by bragging all over them as if they’ve done something yet. There’s a monster line-up on Thursday the 1st, starting with the Presbyterian Blue Hose, one of our all-time favorite FCS squads, facing off with Central Michigan. LU Nation fave Kansas State charges out of the gate at #8 Stanford on Friday. And we’ll just whet your appetite for the Saturday action with five words: Liberty University versus Virginia Tech. Huh? Huh?
Of course, #5 LSU will be at Wisconsin, carrying the hopes of a battered but unbowed Louisiana on its shoulders. Too much good stuff. We’ll get to all of it.
In the meantime, ponder this poser: Is the universe trying to tell Tony Romo something?
We note in passing that the force of gravity doesn’t seem to have actually shifted with the return of the Rams to SoCal. But the local sportscasters are definitely walking a couple of inches off the ground.
We’ll get to the University of Tulsa Golden Hurricane, which beat Notre Dame 28-27 on 30 October 2010. We’ll get there, we’ll get there.
If Hawaii and Cal can get through this last quarter, they’ll all get to Bondi Beach for a bit of R&R. It’s nice to see Cal completing passes.
Strap in, sports fans. Hang on. Here it comes.