For your consideration.
*Over at Athlon, I previewed the OU-Army game. Can’t imagine this will be a fun night for OU’s defense.
Speaking of the D, definitely see fewer red flags popping up this season.
*Also, I took a look at Texas-TCU. Interesting matchup. Should tell us a lot of about the Longhorns.
*Count on a wild one in Stillwater on Saturday between OSU and Texas Tech. Jim Knowles, OSU’s first-year defensive coordinator, has put in some work there.
*During this week’s podcast, I talked with Mark Leibovich about my dislike of the NFL. I can honestly say Baker Mayfield’s debut on Thursday night was the most fun I’ve ever had watching an NFL game.
*A couple recommendations:
Michael Eric Dyson’s new book What Truth Sounds Like offers one of the more cogent articulations I’ve ever read of the problems with race in American discourse.
Band called Hiss Golden Messenger opened for Jason Isbell at a show I went to this summer. I really dug their sound at the time and finally got a chance to give their most recent album a spin. Like Bob Dylan steeped in more of a California tradition.
I love The Daily podcast from The New York Times, which seems to reflect the direction of how news organizations are starting to package/enhance their reporting. This month’s two-part series on the chaos that enveloped Houston’s emergency response systems during Hurricane Harvey is superb, if not agonizing.