2009 is over. Kaput. In the books. DONE.
It was a great year for SEC fans, Alabama fans in particular, but 2010 marks a new chapter for which nothing is written in stone.
Last season, the Florida Gators brought back a ton of talent and a fierce leader in Tim Tebow. Their reward was the love (and by love I mean hate and ire) of 119 other teams.
Why? Because they were the chosen ones—No. 1s, that is.
As far as the eyes could see, and the ears could hear, no team was going to beat the Gators. They were too talented. Too good. Too strong. Add to that, they had Tebow and—voila—magic was bound to happen.
Well, we all know how that story ended and for a fair amount of people, the ending was no surprise. However, for a slew of others it meant that anything is possible and no team should take their pomp and circumstance for granted—it don't mean a thing, without the ring.
So, forgive the license. Or, shall I call it, the hangover I am suffering for bringing forth this grand crystal ball of massive preposterity (yes, it is a word, look it up) because the next ten items I am laying forth are not likely to be taken seriously or with a great deal of casual humor.
However, might I say that the very definition of "bold" is as follows: beyond the usual limits of conventional thought or action; imaginative.
So, here are the following reactions that are deemed acceptable at the outset, in the middle, or toward the end:
"You are an idiot, madam"
"The girl ain't wired right, I tell ya, she just ain't"
"She's a plum fool"
"Bless her little heart"
"This is the worst piece of (insert word here) I have ever read"
"She should have known better"
....and so on and so forth.
Now that we have gotten that part out of the way, if I may be so bold....