Week one was very nice for both Oregon and Tennessee. Winning in shutout fashion by 7, 8, 9 or 10 TD's is all about kicking off the season on a positive note and emptying the bench. Now it's an SEC program that has severely dipped hoping to take a major step forward in their resurgence against a top flight West Coast team. You know many Vols are thinking that Oregon is pretty fancy, fast and interesting, but not up to SEC standards. Lot of Duck folk thinking UT is in for a rude awakening with the U of O's SEC style speed and athleticism all over the place. If this thing goes to the wire many questions will remain. If one team gains the upper hand, the other guys will have been slapped back to a rough reality.
Did you catch Vikes/Saints last night? It was a monster score for NBC earning the highest ever number for an opening night NFL game. The show of solidarity by both teams prior to kickoff was interesting but not unprecedented. Coincidentally I saw a similar stance in person. With a labor situation looming, the Patriots visited the Jets in week 2 of the 1987 season. Before the kickoff, players met at midfield and shook hands. A quick strike began the next week. We had a couple of games with "scab" players before the the issue was settled and the union guys returned for the rest of the season. Here's hoping all the knuckleheads involved realize what they have in NFL football and don't wreck it for fans.
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