Hey Hog Talers. Sorry for the late post, but I just came out of a Labor Day weekend coma where I had some "I see dead people" visions. These disturbing visions and images in my mind took place in a purple and gold haze and included poor tackling, dropped passes, missed assignments, and a near catastrophe of a loss to some Football Subdivision team from the western part of Barack Obama's state.
(It wasn't necessarily dead people that Double K saw. Instead, it was a lifeless football team that he witnessed)
At one point around 8:30 or 9 pm on Saturday night, a cold sweat turned into convulsions, and I started walking towards a bright light that kept beckoning me from the misery that engulfed me.
In this horrible state that I was in, the mighty and proud Arkansas Razorbacks were pretending to play a football game and were actually trailing 24-14 at home with about 10 minutes to go in the game. Like a moth to a flame, I began my slow journey to the afterlife (also known as SEC Hell), but Hog QB Casey Dick temporarily interuppted it with a 26 yard touchdown pass to Greg Childs. There was hope.
Still in my own personal hell, this Casey Dick fellow seemed to single handedly bring me out of my deep sleep when he scampered into the endzone with 1:49 to play in this dream I was having giving the Hogs a 28-24 lead. The Razorbacks held on and won this imaginary game in my head 28-24. At that point, my breathing pattern slowly returned to normal. My eyes opened. I was awake again. Hogelujah.
The good thing is that even in my worst of nightmares and conditions, the Hogs can't seem to lose. I'm thankful that I awakened from that disturbing sleep, enjoyed the rest of my Labor Day weekend, and can now focus on the beginning of the Petrino era as the Hogs open up the season this Saturday in Little Rock against Louisiana Monroe. I, for one, am looking forward to it.