College Football Open Thread

Yarr, mateys!  Here be a place for atheists and other scallywags to talk college football today!

I’m going to be speaking today, which means I won’t be able to converse much.  Sorry about that.  I’ll also have to monitor the #10 Arkansas v. #15 Auburn game on my phone.  The sacrifices I make for this movement.  It should be a good game, but I think the hogs get revenge from last year.  Auburn is dead last in the SEC in pass defense and Arkansas’ passing offense is…scary.  I say 48-31, Arkansas.

In other college football news, Missouri wants to become the SEC’s 14th team.  I’m torn here.  I like Mizzou and will always root for them if they’re not playing the hogs or another SEC team.  Arkansas and Missouri have a decent little rivalry going in basketball (and Mike Anderson just left the Tigers to take the head coaching job at Arkansas).  But the last time the two played in football it was in a bowl game where Arkansas was heavily favored behind a running attack that included NFL starting running backs Darren McFadden, Felix Jones, and Peyton Hillis all on the same team!  But we played like chumps and Missouri was victorious and I’ve not fully forgiven them.  :P

I went to college at Missouri State, so I have a lot of friends in Missouri who send me friendly, antagonistic reminders like this…

So as penance for that victory years ago, there part of me wants Mizzou around, like Texas A&M, to be a kicking post for Arkansas and the rest of the SEC.  The other part of me wants mercy for them, and inclusion in the SEC for the Mizzou football program in its present state would not be a very merciful thing.

Anyway, have a good college football day!  Fuck Texas!  ;)

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • Michaelyn

    “I like Mizzou and will always root for them if they’re not playing the hogs or another SEC team.”

    I know you can’t see me, but I’m wearing my rage face. I am amazed that we are still friends. :P

    I wouldn’t mind seeing Mizzou get stomped in the SEC. But that’s only because I never mind seeing Mizzou getting stomped. :D

    But seriously. Fuck Texas.

    • JT Eberhard

      I like KU too. :)

      And Oklahoma vs. Texas today? Ugh…can they both lose?

      • Ashley

        No, no you don’t like KU. Nobody LIKES KU, there are just delusional people who tolerate them. :P

      • Ashley

        Also, nice picture. I wonder who sent you that friendly reminder. . .

  • Holly

    I live in Northwest Arkansas so it’s nice to see not only another atheist sports fan but a Hogs fan as well. I think we’ll come out with the win and I’m excited to see Wilson get a second chance at Auburn. I definitely think he’ll make up for last years game. We do have several key injuries but we have Bequette back so that will help.

    Fuck Texas,

    • JT Eberhard

      I think you’re right. I think Wilson has a big day. If you read what the Auburn players are saying, they’re all saying ‘we’re going to shut down their running game’. This is not the way to approach Arkansas…

      Go hogs! And yes, fuck Texas!

  • Amber C-F


    I wish you could live down here, next to this mess of a town. And I could live somewhere else… I can’t drive anywhere. I can’t even go get groceries with traffic this bad.

    Also… I am giving a massive test on Tuesday. Attendance on Thursday (an afternoon class) SUCKED because prep at all the sororities and frats had already started. And I would bet money that the test scores will be worse due to this game being before their test.

    Also, Sam is in town and I can’t go get sushi with him, because traffic on Dickson is going to be crazy.

    *le sigh*


  • Graham Martin-Royle

    Oh, you mean HANDball! In REAL football it’s an offence to touch the ball with your hand as the man in the photo is doing.

  • JT Eberhard

    Holy crap! Think South Carolina was miffed about losing to Auburn? Abused Kentucky 54-3. O.O

  • Woof

    I say 48-31, Arkansas.

    Would you be satisfied with 38-14 Hogs? ;-)

    WOO PIG!!!