SEC Preview & Poetry For Breast Cancer Awareness Week

Henry BallSenior Analyst IOctober 2, 2009

TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 12: Cheerleaders of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers carry pink pom poms to support breast cancer awareness during play against the Carolina Panthers at Raymond James Stadium on October 12, 2008 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Friday, October 2, 2009:

I figured if the NFL could go Pink your ole' Southern Man could pen a little poetry in honor of all the women in our lives.

It's also time to take a look at the SEC action for week five.

In terms of excitement this week the critics underrate, ESPN passed on all the big matchups to run a tribute show for Boston College and Florida State.

This week may determine a lot of teams fate in the ending, and could say a lot about who'll contend and who's pretending.

Let's start at Jerry's new mecca, shall we?

Arkansas 1-2 (0-2 SEC) v. Texas A&M 3-0

Petrino's Hogs need a big win. This much is true, but these Aggies are balling and Jerrod Johnson is too.

This kid for the Heismanyou better not laugh. You can talk Tebow and Mac but just for the Draft. If you don't know this kid you soon will.

TAMU 41 - Arkansas 34


No. 21 Ole' Mississippi 2-1 (0-1 SEC) @ Vanderbilt 2-2 (0-2 SEC)

The Rebels are yelling; still feeling the hurt. Can these Vandy Commodores win on their own turf? Probably Not!

Ole Miss 38 - Vandy 24


South Carolina State 3-0 (1-0) @ USC 3-1 (1-1 SEC)

The Ole Ball Coach might be looking to poach, but if you sleep on State you might wake up too late.

Close early then Carolina gets Cocky. 

USC 38 - SC State 23


No. 25 Ga. Tech 3-1 (2-1 ACC) @ Mississippi State 2-2 (1-2 SEC) 

The Yellow Jackets run with Paul Johnson's buzz, but Mississippi State is trying to forget the (goal line) stand that was.

Don't leave the Dog's on the porch and they'll need more cow bell, but State will be barking, they will bite as well!


Miss State 24 - GTech 17


No.1 Florida (Idle)

A rest for the Gators comes none to soon! Will a knock to the super noggin mean impending doom?


Tennessee 2-2 (0-1) @ Auburn 4-0 (1-0)

Kiffin the younger plans to catch some Zs (ChiZik, MalZahn) @ Rocky Top.

Will Crompton again be a goat or will he finally open the Big Orange pop?

Auburn 41 - UT 24


No.3 Alabama 4-0 (1-0 SEC) @ Kentucky 2-1 (0-1 SEC)

The Evil Empire takes a trek to the Hills, don't expect a Blue Grass revolt, the elephant will march at will!

Alabama 100 - UK 3 (It could be worse!)


No.4 LSU 4-0 (2-0 SEC) @ No.14 UGA 3-1 (2-0 SEC)

Betixt the hedges, it looks like war.  Will the paper Tigers finally roar?

Will the scrappy Dawg have it's day? I'm afraid not, can you pass the mustard my way?

Hot dawgs. Get your hot dawgs!

LSU 37 - UGA 24


That's all for now, I'm afraid. It's all I've got. Enjoy the weekend, because this season is getting HOT!

By Henry Ball (a.k.a. Southern Man) Syndicated Writer

Henry contributes to the Bleacher Report, College Gameday Network and other Sports Media outlets.

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