Monday, September 26, 2005

LSU wins its Home Opener vs. Vols...NOT! Wo Nelly...

The first major sporting event in the state of Louisiana since Katrina and now Rita - yeah, this meant something. And, the LSU Tigers did their best to show us all just how much. They really dominated the first half and withstood a strong 2nd-half charge from Tennessee. This just in - LSU is good, especially in Tiger Stadium. They have the best team logo in college sports painted at the 50 yard-line; how cool is a single Tiger's eye piercing back at you? Nice touch guys...

But, it wasn't enough as Tennessee came back in the 2nd-half at Tiger Stadium. Wow - I am stunned. Down 21 points at halftime and 24-7 in the 4th quarter; RU kidding me? Rick Clausen is amazing. The VOLS rally around this guy. One of the best games if not the best game of the young season.

Tennesse is a very good football team with a lot of talent. That 4th - down conversion/TD late in the game really meant a lot for the offense under Clausen. Never say die applies to this team. What a 4th - quarter comeback by the VOLS (17 unanswered points). They could have easily quit for their coach in the 2nd - half. This was an EPIC battle of two SEC giants. What a great SEC match-up. Not sure where this Leave's Hillsboro's Eric Ainge (out for now - looking in).

LSU is loaded - deeper than deep at just about every position on the field. The SEC is stacked (4 of the top-10 teams and 5 of the top 15; wow). I love this conference. You really can't beat the atmosphere of southern football in the fall. Deep fry me anything with that strawberry wine.

If September is the kick-off month then October is movement month. Championships can't be won before Halloween, but they sure can be lost. We'll see who emerges unscathed as November arrives. There are a ton of great match-ups in this month. Sit back and enjoy. And for the record, both Tennesse and LSU have great fight songs. Love the battle of the bands all game long.

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