You've probably already had your morning cup of coffee, but, even so, here are a few postings of note floating around the college football blogosphere:
- I'm still too bitter about Georgia's Sugar Bowl loss to offer an unvarnished assessment of West Virginia's prospects for the upcoming season . . . but, fortunately, Sunday Morning Quarterback has taken up the challenge. His perfectly rational conclusion is that the Mountaineers, while likely to be good, should not be considered serious contenders for the national title. (Don't get me wrong; if the 'Dawgs don't win the 2006 national championship, I hope West Virginia does, because it will validate last season's bowl loss the way Nebraska's No. 1 finishes in 1970 and 1971 took some of the sting out of the Red and Black's loss to the Cornhuskers in the '69 Sun Bowl. Like S.M.Q., though, I just don't see it happening.)
- The M Zone, ever mindful of the welfare of the game, dutifully performs an intervention with the Florida Gators by explaining that their helmets look like a 25-year-old soft drink ad. Gotta keep those Sunkist vibrations happening, baby.
We interrupt this posting to bring you a gratuitous Kristin Davis photo. We now return you to your regularly-scheduled weblog, which is already in progress.
- Doug Gillett has posted a list (with pictures) offering his additions to the run-down of the least sexy men in the universe. Thankfully, Doug left his digital camera in Atlanta, so he wasn't able to post pictures of me taken at Bloggerpalooza '06, which might have warranted my inclusion on his list. Ann Coulter was not so lucky.
- There's a discussion underway at Burnt Orange Nation that may be of interest to S.E.C. fans, as the issue affects us, as well. The question is this: "Should conference title games pair what may be unevenly matched division champions or should the top two teams in the league meet in the championship bout?" B.O.N. is accepting responses with regard to the Big 12 title game; leave your thoughts on the S.E.C. championship game in the comments below or the diaries to the right.