I'm beginning to suspect Carolina may not be all that good a football team this year.
I know, my insight is both original and piercing with laser accuracy. No need to thank me. But it brings up an interesting dilemma. It's another twelve days until UNC takes the field, and there's only so much discussion about John Bunting's future one man can take. And yet, it's way to early to leap to basketball season - we're not going there until Dick Vitale sticks is head out of the ground and screechingly announces whether he's seen his shadow, granting us six more weeks of PTPers.
So I'm calling for Five Days, Football-Free. Unless something unquestionably newsworthy occurs - say, the entire team being bitten by radioactive spiders and gaining the proportionate strength of Tobey Maguire - the words football, quarterback, recievers, yards, Bunting, and Whythehellisthisteamsodamnawful will not be welcome here this week. If that's what you come here for, take the week off.
What'll be running here in its place? Well, I have five days to figure that out.
But before I close the futility book, a couple of stray links I've had lying around:
- I already linked to the blogging case against you-know-who, so I might as well bookend it with the big media opinion. How many coaches is Tudor going to get to write this column for this year?
- The internet isn't wholly about firing coaches, however. Although I think Dave might be less than happy this site exists.
- If you can still find a little bit of innocence and excitement in college sports, this story about Syracuse's logo design [PDF] will kill it. Be amazed at the various Syracuse officials outmarketingspeak Nike. UNC and N.C. State make brief appearances as schools Syracuse aspires to be.
- JL Blue at Kentucky blog A Sea of Blue, equally disgusted with football, asks "Whatever became of Neil Fingleton?" Luckily the internet was built with Fingleton tracking and apparel in mind. Is it a coincidence I bring this up as JL is obsessing over another seven-foot Englishmen? I'll never tell.