Invariably, the Tuesday following a holiday weekend is the equivalent of two Mondays rolled into one, so there's a pretty good likelihood that we're both a bit behind the eight ball as we look forward to tomorrow's start of the N.C.A.A. men's golf tournament, in which the top-ranked Bulldogs will play for the national championship against a field that also includes Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia Tech, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt.
Here are a few nuggets of knowledge you need to know while we're waiting for the Red and Black to tee off:
- The N.C.A.A. baseball tournament brackets have been set and Georgia is nowhere to be found, but Paul Westerdawg has located the silver lining: Georgia Tech was left at home, as well. As you follow the road to Omaha, you'll want to visit Corn Nation, your home for college baseball, for regular updates.
- Orson Swindle has brought us the stunning news that two Auburn football signees' grades were changed. No way! I am shocked! I am flabbergasted! Who would have thought that Auburn might have been involved in something underhanded and nefarious? Get out of this village!
- The Big Ten opposes a playoff. The Big 12 opposes a playoff. Why is the S.E.C. even considering a playoff?
- Senator Blutarsky has identified some disturbing trends with regard to Willie Martinez's Georgia defense, but, fortunately, this is offset somewhat by Jerome From Decatur's take on John Smoltz.
- My recent interview with Kevin Hynes came to the attention of CrossCyed, who cautiously came down in favor of Gene Chizik's desire to hire a team chaplain at Iowa State.
- Since Peter Bean is doing the Clark Griswold thing by taking a European vacation, Orson Swindle was joined by Ragin' Cajun Rebel for this week's edition of EDSBS Live. Although I didn't get the chance to call in and answer the four questions, my attempt to spot a coming trend just over the horizon would have been to predict that Every Day Should Be Saturday would become the "All in the Family" of sports weblogs, producing numerous spinoffs as frequent commenters became the hosts of their own blogs. Kanu began the trend and I predict that Ragin' Cajun Rebel will be the next to set up his own site.
Speaking of Ragin' Cajun Rebel, EDSBS Live's best caller ended the show on a sad but profound note, asking us all to keep the family of Marquise Hill in our thoughts and prayers. Consider it done, Ragin' Cajun Rebel.