If you are a football fan, you got to love weekends like this. As a sample, here is my weekend of gridiron happenings (and it still isn't over...)
Friday: At Indiana State University seeing North Knox look less than their best, but still win 33-0 over Wood Memorial. The coaches admit they had one eye on North Central, and the players in my opinion played like it. North Knox was a bit flat-- especially early-- but still threw the shoutout over the Trojans. By the way, watch for Wood-- they will be good the next couple of years. About 2 1/2 hours south of Terre Haute, Vincennes Lincoln fell to Mount Vernon. That game may be a harbinger of a down season for the Alices- I felt they had to win that game to get traction on the rest of the year. Instead, they were spinning their wheels in that loss to the Wildcats. It gets no easier either -- as they take on Jasper Saturday aternoon in Indianapolis.
Saturday: Had free tickets to the Indiana-Bowling Green game, and saw the Hoosiers dismantle a good Falcons team, 42-10. A friend of mine feels Indiana could be 8-4; I am not quite there yet, but a weaker Big Ten will help. Indiana has a huge matchup against Missouri Saturday night; that game will answer a lot of questions about the Hoosiers.
I also saw some of the Alabama- A&M game on Saturday. Johnny Football (Manziel) was amazing, but Alabama did what champions do... they won when they had to. However, I am not in love with a team that gives up 600 yards and wins a game. I believe someone is going to get Alabama-- I don't know who yet, but someone will...
Sunday: My day of rest-- from football too. My Bengals play tonight, so I didn't watch much football on Sunday. I missed a lot of great finishes-- just as I saw in Week One. This is a great start to the season-- and shows as much about the NFL's evenness as anything else.
Monday: Cincinnati at Pittsburgh. Monday Night Football. I will have two red eyes when I get back in here at 3:50 am Tuesday...
That's my take... I'm Tom Lee.