The Homerism crew is so Pete Carroll-level jacked up for today's action that I'm not even going to bother waiting for the games to begin to start rambling for our legions of dedicated fellowers:
*I realize it's Toledo, but Arizona's performance last night was definitely the most impressive so far in this very young season. Quarterback Nick Foles was throwing rockets to a pack of enormous receivers. I try to not let Week One games get me too overly enthusiastic, but the Wildcats definitely have me rethinking my Pac-10 pick.
*What do people who don't like sports do with themselves?
*A gorgeous 80 degrees and sunny here in Homerismville today – perfect for sitting on my duff and watching football.
*Of course, I always love the start of college football until I realize the best game on at noon is probably Miami (OH) at Florida. You know you've got a captive audience, don't you, ESPN.
*Speaking of my viewing schedule for today (all times EST):
- Samford at Florida State (12 pm) – Want to see how the 'Noles look in preparation for next weekend. Trust me, no reason to tune into this snuff film otherwise. Will probably switch over to Illinois-Missouri relatively quickly.
- Texas "at" Rice (3:30 pm) – How gracious of the Longhorns to give the Owls a home game at Reliant Stadium. UT is unveiling its new offense today, so I'll tune in for at least the first quarter or so. Purdue-Notre Dame and UCLA-Kansas State will probably be the games of choice for the second half.
- Utah State at Mighty Oklahoma (7 pm)
- Cincinnati at Fresno State (late night) – This is one of the more intriguing games on today's slate. Think it could go down to the gun, which should be somewhere around 2 am.
*Honestly, another year of Big and Rich?
*Nice dye job there, Les.
*Anybody tried Pepsi Max?