Sure, there were a lot of bad news headlines today. It's enough to make you want to hide all your money under the mattress (whatever is left, anyway). But there is other stuff going on in the world. My favorite headline today? This one:
Paul Johnson calls TV announcers ‘morons’
Heh. It's nothin' I hadn't thought of myself. Sports announcers can be total doofuses. (Hmmm, I have no idea how to pluralize or spell "doofus". What I wrote doesn't look right, but you get the drift...) Any time you babble throughout an entire football game, you are bound to say something stupid. Especially those prissy TV announcers. Two games ago, the announcers spent the entire game calling Roddy Jones by the name 'Roddy Smith', in spite of his last name being written in large block letters on the back of his jersey. Idiots. It made me wonder if they were actually watching the game they were calling. This week, they were second-guessing Coach Johnson's strategy and making me very glad they were not on our coaching staff. Because coaches need, you know, balls. Ahem.
One of the good things about college football season is that no matter what else is going on, the football headlines just scream normalcy. The political races are a big sucking cesspool of nasty, and the country's finances are in the shitter, but it'll take a lot more than that to affect college football. For a few blessed hours on Saturday afternoons and evenings all across this country, the players and fans get together and forget that they disagree on anything except football.