On my way back to Submarine Base in Groton CT from Washington DC I feel obligated to write. I must say that there has been a lot to write about since my departure into the depths, but I will just keep it relevant and simple for now.
College Football is starting in less that a week. Who can honestly wait? I know Butch Davis and Steve Spurrier sure can't. They have had to deal with as many distractions as anyone. Both have players who are under NCAA investigations.
Speaking of NCAA investigations, is there a reason why Reggie Bush, who gets a couple extra dollars for his parents, gets the entirety of the USC program in trouble, while Ole Miss Jeremiah Masoli gets to play after transferring from Oregon? Masoli actually was kicked off the Ducks team for violating not just team rules but state laws.
I am not condoning green hand shakes. However, when a kid who, by the way, was one of the best Oregon players, gets kicked off the team and allowed to play at another school on a technicality, there has to be some issue going on at the NCAA offices.
But again this is not the time to rag on the NCAA, because it is in fact football season. NFL too, they will be starting with the much anticipated Viking/Saints matchup that will be far less exciting than last year's NFC Championship. But hey we all need something to look forward to right?
I have something for you excitable types to look forward to for this upcoming NFL season:
1. Aaron Rogers will have the best season of any QB this year, and will lead the Packers to the division title.
2. There will be four LeBron James/Chris Bosh sightings at Miami Dolphins games, prompting a rise in ticket sales.
3. The offensive and defensive rookies of the year will not be first-round picks.
4. Brett Favre will throw double digit interceptions waiting for Sidney Rice and Percy Harvin to return to full health.
5. Mark Sanchez will become the most popular QB in NYC.
Speaking of NYC, it's beautiful at night on the train. Riding the train is something more people should do. It would eliminate wars. Then again, I am listening to Taylor Dayne, so I guess my view of the world is a tad skewed. The skyline is not as bright as Chicago, though.
That is all for now. Let us hope this season brings us joy and understanding...