I haven't done a full-fledged jog around the blogosphere since Monday morning, so, without further fanfare, here's what's going on in the world:
- Are you ready for some anarchy? Peter sure is . . . so much so that he has taken the time to say so at Burnt Orange Nation and Every Day Should Be Saturday. He proposes the B.C.S. nightmare scenario, with West Virginia as the lone unbeaten and a round-robin glut of one-loss teams. Mountainlair's Johnny has his own take on the Mountaineers' prospects, as does Yost.
- This ought to make The Hobnailed Boot happy, since his weblog is named after Larry Munson's call of a touchdown catch by this beloved Bulldog: Verron Haynes may get more playing time with the Pittsburgh Steelers this fall. My N.F.L. loyalties are entirely determined by my college football loyalty, as I root for the professional team with the most 'Dawgs, so I am a fan of the defending Super Bowl champions by default . . . even when their quarterback does something stupid.
Sweet. (Photograph from Online Athens.)
- Conquest Chronicles is all over Lee Corso's 2006 prognostications, Paul Westerdawg makes it clear that Mark Richt is staying put, MDG reveals his top 25, E.A.L. shows he knows how to express his gratitude, Maize n Brew Dave expends more words than you would have thought possible previewing the Central Michigan Chippewas, and Sunday Morning Quarterback pays Georgia something like a compliment . . . I think. For the record, I'm pretty sure someone majoring in "arts and sciences" at the University of Georgia is an undeclared liberal arts student in Franklin College.
- Some claim the N.C.A.A. has undercover agents stationed on the Plains. I think the Infractions Committee should open up a field office on the Auburn campus, just to save time.
While we're at it, let's just turn these jackbooted thugs loose on Auburn so they'll leave the Methodist ninjas alone.
- If you're like me, when it comes to college football, you love delving into the details. Well, by golly, this is detail . . . and so is this.
- No more calls, please; we have a winner. In the competition for "Best Line of the Week," the clear champion is this delightful nugget from a short piece describing a former South Carolina football player's lawsuit against the school:
- If you want to get college football fans going, just mention the word "playoff" and you're sure to get some strong opinions. You already know what I think, but Around The Oval takes a different view.
- I hope you will pardon me for the self-indulgence of this item, but, at 6:18 p.m. this evening, a Dawg Sports reader in Columbia, S.C., became the 50,000th visitor to my SportsBlogs Nation site.
50,000 Dawg Sports visitors can't be wrong, either.
- Nico has been keeping up with the Tuscaloosa News countdown of the top programs in college football history and they have ranked Georgia No. 11. Personally, I think we got hosed by being left out of the top 10.
- It is most unusual for a college football weblogger to be able to include Johnny Knoxville, Potter Stewart, and Sean Connery in a single posting, but Menelaus does it with style. Nice job.
Finally, just to throw you a curve, I went with Emily Procter this evening.
That ought to get you up to date heading into your weekend.