This week started out pretty rough. Hurricane Irma hit Florida and left it in a mell of a hess as we Baptists say. It was so bad that Georgia Tech canceled their game with the University of Central Florida. When was the last time you ever heard of a football game being canceled?
Irma was a "tropical storm" when it hit the Atlanta area. It caused a lot of trees to fall. This means power lines were knocked out. This means homes were left without electricity.
Everywhere except where I live in Cobb County. The wind blew and it rained but nobody lost trees in my neighborhood. My power stayed on during the entire storm. While all of Atlanta was sitting in the dark, I was at Lowe's picking out tile for my wife's bathroom.
Funny, every time I hear about a hurricane, I think about Jimmy Buffett's "Trying To Reason With Hurricane Season".
Squalls out on the gulf stream, big storm coming soon
I passed out in my hammock
God, I slept till way past noon.
I stood up and tried to focus, I knew I wouldn't have to look far
I knew I could use a Bloody Mary,
So I stumbled next door to the bar.
There's a lot of people in Texas and Florida trying to reason with Hurricane season. We need to remember them with our prayers and financial support. Sermon's over.
This Week's Picks!
Big Bad Bulldogs vs Baptist Bulldogs: Just in case you didn't hear, UGA went up to South Bend and beat (by one point) mighty highfalutin Notre Freakin' Dame. Anytime anyone beats the Passive-Aggressive Irish (they no longer "fight" since they had an intervention), it is a time of great rejoicing. Particularly this time, when Jawja didn't seem to melt underneath the big lights. They are hosting Samford, which beat my beloved Owls in the longest game ever in the history of college football (technically, it is still being played.) UGA is just too big. Georgia wins.
Rocky Topped vs Reptiles: To me, the Tennessee-Florida game really begins the football season. Tennessee somehow beat Georgia Tech while Florida looked bad in the ONE GAME WE WANTED THEM TO LOOK GOOD IN. I guess Florida is the "better" team. But I'm not sure. I'm going out on a limb and picking Tennessee, but you know, whatever. Tennessee wins.
Rock Rubbing Tigers vs Lousyville: Another Confession-I've never really cared for Clemson that much. I don't get the Orange and Purple stuff. And rubbing the rock as you run down hill. What is that about? (That is a rhetorical question-please don't answer it.) However, I really want Clemson to win because Louisville is coached by the spawn of Satan (the real one), Bobby Petrino. Do you realize Lousiville is Petrino's third coaching job since he left the Falcons ten years ago? The Lord will answer my prayers and smite Bobby Petrino. Clemson wins
Ellesyew vs Other Bulldogs: Here's a story from the History of The State of Louisiana textbook that all of the seventh graders study in Baton Rouge. "Years ago, when Boudreaux was a college freshman, being fresh off the farm, and a rather healthy young man, he figured he'd try out for the football team. "Can you tackle?" asked the coach. "Watch dis," Boudreaux told him, and proceeded to run smack into a telephone pole, shattering it to splinters. "Wow," said the coach. "I'm impressed. Can you run?" "Sure I can run," said Boudreaux. He was off like a shot, and, in just over nine seconds, he had run a hundred yard dash. "Great!" exclamed the excited coach. "But can you pass a football?" Boudreaux rolled his eyes, hesitated for a few seconds. "Coach," he said, "if I can swallow it, I can probably pass it." LSU wins
My Beloved Owls vs The Hornets: If you remember, a couple of weeks ago, an influential Kennesaw State backer, advised President Olens to revoke my diploma because I picked Samford to defeat Kennesaw State. I am happy to report my diploma is still on the wall. It will be safe for at least another week. Kennesaw State wins.