Look y'all, I've been on travel all week. I've had little to no time to write anything of merit other than my prediction for our game against Florida this week. So for those of you few who actually read the tailgate and enjoy it, I sincerely apologize for not doing my usual spiel. Still, I want us all to have a place to talk about the other games so here I am trying to hammer something quick out at 01:00 on a Saturday morning.
Anchor of Gold Week in Review
We had a victory that tasted like ashes. Not quite like the ashes that Capt. Sinclair must have felt at the Battle of the Line, but close. Winning a game on a missed 2pc doesn't feel good unless you are beating a top 25 team doing it. It feels considerably worse that that's what it required to beat an admittedly underrated WKU team. The only thing about that game that inspires any confidence is that our passing game is improving some. It won't be enough.
Around the League
I watched that LSU-Auburn game with about half a dozen Auburn fans. My celebrations at the game winning TD were prematurely cut short by the evil football gods. Les Miles is no longer HC at LSU and I sincerely doubt they'll ever find someone more in tune with the LSU culture any time soon. It may have been time for him to go, but any fan of LSU will miss him.
Oh also DotP failed in his Toomer's Trees guarding duties. Because last week, after I cracked a joke about him guarding the trees, some despicable human successfully set one on fire.
There's Other Football
I really liked how the ask the AoG staff thing worked last week, so I tried it again. For those that missed it, in lieu of giving a run down of my games to watch I decided to poll our writers. They responded as you'd expect. Here we go:
Missouri at LSU. Because when you have an opportunity to see Ed Orgeron do a postgame interview, you take it.
Brown (1-1) at Rhode Island (0-4). THE RIVALRY THAT HAS COME TO DEFINE OCEAN STATE FOOTBALL. TWO TEAMS LOADED WITH FUTURE COMMODITIES TRADERS AND REAL ESTATE SPECULATORS CLASH IN KINGSTON
The suckers bet here is #3 Louisville @ #5 Clemson. Or maybe you'd prefer the delicious schadenfreude that is guaranteed in the Michigan-Wisconsin game? No, you are an intelligent football connoisseur, and you know the true matchup of the day is THEM @ UGA. How much longer can Tennessee play exactly to the level of their competition and no more? How many franzia enemas will be taken? Tune in and find out!
We're playing Florida this week, and I know not one sane individual that thinks we're going to win. Watch one of the good matchups instead. I don't know.