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THE SUNDAY BLOG, WEEK 14

The Sunday Blog is a lot late because I chose to spend some time with my family in Atlanta and I highly recommend Murphy’s for brunch. And, no, I don’t know where the last three Sunday Blogs went. * It seems like a real shame that the Georgia Dome is coming down. It’s really a nice venue and probably my favorite press box location, low and not in an end zone like so many new stadiums. The chance to make… Read More »

THE SUNDAY BLOG, WEEK 10

The Sunday Blog comes at you from the road and what may well be my last trip to Arkansas considering the two teams won’t play in Fayetteville for at least 10 years. * If this is what the commissioners were shooting for, they achieved their goal with the playoff system. By that I mean coaches going after style points and embarrassing lesser foes. You look at some of the scores from Saturday and you can’t help but think that these… Read More »

THE SUNDAY BLOG, WEEK NINE

The Sunday Blog comes at you after a wonderful weekend in Orange Park, St. Augustine and Jacksonville. And let me tell you, St. Aug is still a mess after Hurricane Matthew. * It almost feels surreal to wake up in a world where Florida is essentially a game and a half ahead of Tennessee and Kentucky in the SEC East race. How do Gator fans feel about Will Muschamp now? That was a big win for the former Florida coach… Read More »

THE SUNDAY BLOG, WEEK EIGHT

The Sunday Blog comes at you after a bye week blowout that included Kobe burgers, a fire in the pit and the Cubs getting into the World Series. * Saturday was a lot of fun, but I know this — I can’t retire. Having two bye Saturdays in a three-week stretch was not healthy. But it was fun. Especially with my wife cheering on the Cubs while I tried to concentrate on football. To be honest, the day games were… Read More »

THE SUNDAY BLOG, WEEK SEVEN

The Sunday Blog comes at you after a couple of late nights because, well, a couple of late nights. * The stat of the day may be that Lane Kiffin’s team has now outscored his two former college football employers by a combined 101-16. Kiffin finished off his night by tossing his visor into the stands to a Tennessee fan. You have to figure that someone will hire Kiffin, but is he interested in taking a lower level job? Right… Read More »

THE SUNDAY BLOG, WEEK SIX

The Sunday Blog comes at you after an unexpected Saturday off and you know what that meant. Football, chicken wings, football, cold ones, football, chips, football, dip, football, friends, football I can’t imagine what it has been like to be a Tennessee fan this year. Every game down to the wire (except Virginia Tech, which might end up being the Vols’ best win). Every time you think they’re dead, they come back with a vengeance. Gotta give them credit considering… Read More »

THE SUNDAY BLOG, WEEK FIVE

The Sunday Blog comes at you after a safe trip home and a special thanks to our Friday night host Zach Piller. It was epic. LSU’s 42-7 win over Missouri coupled with Florida’s unimpressive showing in Nashville probably has a lot of Gator fans wondering if they should sleep in Saturday. There was a lot of emotion in Baton Rouge and I don’t think Missouri matches up well with LSU. Let’s face it — Florida’s offensive line makes it susceptible… Read More »

THE SUNDAY BLOG, WEEK FOUR

The Sunday Blog comes at you from the Knoxville airport where even the guy at Avis wanted to know what Jim McElwain was doing in the second half. And I had no answer. If the Florida coaches were nervous about protection in the second half, why weren’t they in the first half? I think they believed the defense was good enough to protect 21-3 and they went conservative until the momentum had clearly shifted and it was too late. There… Read More »

THE SUNDAY BLOG, WEEK THREE

Canada Goose outlet Canada Goose Parkas Canada Goose coats Canada Goose jackets Canada Goose Parka The Sunday Blog comes at you after missing a week due to technical problems. I’d try to explain, but I don’t get it either.1. We knew that Jim McElwain has an angry side because we’ve seen it before. But we didn’t know he could go full Muschamp on us. That was quite a tirade Saturday night. Tennessee has an issue of its own after losing… Read More »

THE SUNDAY BLOG, WEEK ONE

Canada Goose outlet Canada Goose sale Canada Goose Black Friday men’s canada goose moncler outlet The Sunday Blog is back after a Saturday that included a lot of football and barbecue and ball coach.1. Have yourself a bad day, SEC. We talked all summer about how much the conference had at stake on the first weekend of the season and it did not deliver. With Ole Miss still to go, the league went a pedestrian 7-6 to start the season.… Read More »