It’s Friday morning of a short work week, but still there is news to report, and you need to be up to speed before beginning the final weekend of 2012, so grab a cup of coffee, lean back in your chair, and let us bring you all the details you need to know:
Are you getting fired up about the Georgia Bulldogs’ upcoming Capital One Bowl date with the Nebraska Cornhuskers? Our colleagues among the ‘Husker faithful are, and we have attempted to answer their questions about Bulldog Nation.
One of the many salutary changes to Mike Bobo’s Red and Black offense this season has been the addition of the pistol formation in the Classic City. Chris Brown has provided us with a thorough explication of the offensive innovation.
I know I’m supposed to be happy for this guy, but this video just made me miserable all over again about the SEC Championship Game. Indeed, it took me to a whole new level of depression, as it made me think: That could have been one of the grandfathers of Bulldog Nation. That could have been my dad. I wish this guy well, and I hope he has a great time at the game, but watching this video opened up a vista of desolation I had not previously considered. The memory of December 1, 2012, and the ongoing ripple effects thereof continue to carve chunks out of my soul with an ice cream scoop.
As Senator Blutarsky recently noted, arguments are being bandied about in the Pelican State why the LSU Tigers should secede from the Southeastern Conference, with scheduling and permanent rivalries being chief among the reasons for the Bayou Bengals to leave the league. Battle lines are being drawn, with Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, and Tennessee insistent upon preserving the SEC’s defining series, and with such other members as Louisiana State and South Carolina determined to keep the winds of change blowing away any feature of the league that has existed for more than 20 years. In the era of radical realignment, is it really so far-fetched to suppose that the Southeastern Conference, as we know it today, is bound for the same dismemberment and reconstitution as the SIAA and the Southern Conference?
Yesterday, the Cornhuskers donned the legendary black shirts for their Capital One Bowl practice, which says something about the mindset of the Nebraska defense. Since the mindset of our defense has been open to question lately, I believe this to be a suitable time to put forward a suggestion made to me by a longtime professional colleague, who recommended that we---the fans, not the team---black out the Capital One Bowl, in order to show support for the team and make it possible for television viewers to distinguish what otherwise would be two red-clad fan bases from one another. If you’re going to the game, you are encouraged to wear your black Bulldog gear, and to pass the word along to your fellow denizens of Bulldog Nation using the “#BlackOuttheCap1Bowl” hashtag.
Now get to work. Friday is the first day of the rest of your weekend.