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.


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