The sun has risen on another Tuesday morning and I know you're still struggling to get caught up from the weekend, so here's a quick run-down on all the things you need to know:
- The rest of the college football blogosphere is bummed that the U.S. lost in the World Cup. On the other hand, I (to paraphrase Michael Keaton from "The Paper") don't live in the world, I live in Georgia . . . so my focus was on Foley Field, where the Diamond Dogs put away the Palmetto State Poultry to advance to the College World Series, which tops the list of reasons to go to Omaha. (All right, it is the list of reasons to go to Omaha.) Your thoughts on last night's game go here, additional reflections on the win are available at The Hobnailed Boot, and Paul Westerdawg has both serious and humorous observations on the subject.
- The aforementioned rest of the world may be concerned with futbol, but, around these parts, we're thinking about football, which is why I'm glad The Realist has provided his Bulldog fall preview and Orson Swindle has gotten ahold of Phil Steele's preseason magazine.
Swindle thinks Steele unfairly compared Louisville to Phoebe Cates. Seriously.
- Kanu gets points for being, like, my one non-lawyer pal who never asked me how he could get out of jury duty . . . much to his chagrin.
- Lest you think Monday was a slow news day, I regret to report that Ben Roethlisberger is in serious condition after a motorcycle accident in which he was not wearing his helmet. Until the Super Bowl-winning quarterback's prognosis is more certain, I feel it would be inappropriate of me to editorialize on Roethlisberger's decision to engage in such conduct; for the moment, I will confine myself to hoping that he will recover from his injuries and learn from his mistake. Be sure to stay tuned to Behind the Steel Curtain for regular updates on the quarterback's condition.