Friday, August 30, 2013

WooooHooooo!!! Football season is well and truly upon us.  Last night I watched two complete college games and parts (flipping back and forth) of 4 or 5 others.  Aren't all you guys jealous that you don't have a wife that indulges you the way mine does! 
Tonight DKW and I are being treated to a meal by a couple of friends of ours and afterwards we are going to the Starkville High home opener.  Since we are playing Oxford High, most of the area papers are dubbing the game "The Little Egg Bowl".  Which, in case you live under a rock and don't know, the annual game between Mississippi State (in Starkville) and Ole Miss (in Oxford) is called THE EGG BOWL.  There are even special shirts being made.  They are Maroon (MSU's primary color) with the SHS Yellowjacket on it.  Kinda cool!  At least I think so.  Last week SHS opened the season on the road at Noxubee County, who had a 16 game winning streak that started in the 2011 season, and won 17-0.  Now, SHS did catch a couple of breaks on offense, but our defense was AWESOME!  Four times NCHS was inside the twenty yard line and came away with "zilch".
MSU starts their season tomorrow.  They are playing #13 Oklahoma State in Houston, Texas.  Definitely a much tougher opponent to start this year.  OSU is favored by two touchdowns.  Those guys usually know what they are talking about.  So, while I'll  hope for the best and an MSU victory, I won't be devastated if we lose.
This is the last NFL pre-season weekend.  Next week the big boys start in earnest.  Thank goodness!
Everyone have a great day!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Football and more Doctor

My Tardis
The new Doctor is ............. Peter Capabaldi!  Not who I chose, but it makes perfect sense.  Matt Smith is the youngest actor to play the Doctor, so they kind of had to go older.  I think (hope) he will be a smashing success as the Doctor.  Rousing fun to start the second fifty years as the Doctor and some one old enough to have watched the "classic" shows in first run.  I hate to see Matt go, but I'm looking forward to the regeneration and more new episodes of Doctor Who!
The NFL pre-season kicked off Sunday and the "Callous Dowboys" edged the Fins 24-20 in what was obviously pre-season form.  Lots of fresh faces, but the plus for me was seeing new rookie Chad Bumphis (last year of MSU) catch a 45 yard pass.  Thursday night I will get to see his former teammate and also a new rookie, Johnthan (yes - that is how he spells it) Banks playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Everyone have a great day!