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Cocktail Thursday Will Bring You To Your Knees.

If it's Thursday evening and this weekend's college football action just can't get here fast enough for you, you might find yourself wanting to turn to alcohol. A wise man would tell you that the answer you're looking for can't be found in the bottom of a glass. Apparently, I'm not a wise man.

Year in and year out, it's along the lines where Vandy struggles most in its bid for mere relevance in the SEC race. Through 3 games this season Vandy is averaging 208 yards of foffense through the air and 191 on the ground, a fact which I attribute to an offensive line that has looked better opening holes than protecting quarterbacks, a group of really talented tailbacks led by Zac Stacy, and a 410 yard effort last weekend against Presbyterian which really skews the numbers. There's also the matter of Vandy's starting quarterback, who could be either Jordan Rodgers or Austin Carta-Samuels. Uncertainty under center won't help against a Georgia defense that will be coming after either guy guns blazing.

Of course the Commodores' offensive line will be taking on the veteran Georgia defense without the help of last year's MVP (Most Vengeful Player) Logan Stewart, kicked off the Vanderbilt football team back in January. But that's okay. I think there's plenty of juice for this one, perhaps especially for big Kwame Geathers, the guy Logan Stewart couldn't block with both hands and a rocket launcher last year. I'm guessing the big man shows little or no mercy for the Commodores charged with blocking him this Saturday. And if they ask for mercy, I hope he offers them a drink instead. Perhaps his signature cocktail, the Kwame A River.

You'll need 2 lime wedges, 3 slices of kiwi fruit, 2 oz. of kiwi liqueur, 4 oz. of simple syrup, and 2 oz. of vodka. Muddle the lime, kiwi, simple syrup and liqueur in a tall glass. Add the vodka, finish with crushed ice, and stir. It's fruity, refreshing, and (like Kwame Geathers) will knock you on your ass.

After you get back from picking up a bottle of kiwi liqueur from your local purveyor of fine spirits, be sure to come back here for tonight's Thursday night college football contest between Boise State and BYU, suitable for consumption by Broncos, Buddhists, and jack Mormons alike. Until later . . .

Go 'Dawgs!!!