No matter how bad football season makes you feel, The Office is still coming back tomorrow night to make it all better...
A Rundown of Potential Fulmer Replacements
If you're into that sort of thing, you should without question check out Third Saturday's outstanding work in compiling a comprehensive list of NFL and college head coaches & coordinators who might make a good fit in Knoxville, complete with bios (Butch Davis is 57?!)
97 Tennessee/Auburn SEC Championship Game on ESPN Classic
While you definitely want to avoid the "classic" 26-26 tie between the Vols and Tigers on The Plains from 1990 that's showing later this week, you can check out my favorite game atmosphere of all time on Thursday at 3:00 PM on ESPN Classic, and watch Peyton Manning win an SEC Championship despite the Vols turning it over six times.
SESB Live On the Air, Take Two
If you were wondering, the guys at Gridiron Breakdown had technical difficulties last week during their live show, and weren't able to play the interview we taped last Friday. But we're going to try it again this week in discussing the Tennessee/Auburn game. We'll link to it again before then, but you can catch the live broadcast Saturday morning, 10:30-12:00 EST.
EDIT: And just so you don't think I'm making the whole thing up, here's the unaired interview we taped last week.
Do you realize...
...that if the NFL season ended today, the Broncos, Bills, Titans and Ravens would win their respective divisions, while preseason favorites San Diego, New England, Indianapolis and Cleveland are a combined 4-8 with one quarterback out for the year and another one getting ready to be replaced by Brady Quinn? Do you also realize that I took Braylon Edwards and Carson Palmer in the second and third rounds of my fantasy draft?
Let's all shed a tear for the New York Yankees...
...whose 13 year playoff streak came to an official end yesterday. While ESPN weeps and has promised several gut-wrenching pieces on SportsCenter this morning, I'd like to take this time to point out that the Atlanta Braves went 14 straight years...and won their division 14 times. The Yankees used that fancy wild card to get in three times. The Braves got no such treatment from ESPN. I'm just saying. This morning, Hank Steinbrenner is super bitter, attacking the current playoff system and Joe Torre and the (potentially) playoff bound Dodgers. Meanwhile, the world prepares to become Cubs fans.
WWE: The Road to No Mercy
Live attendance is down, John Cena is hurt and on the shelf for months again, Ric Flair retired and the already-low ratings are now getting killed by Monday Night Football. But next Sunday, there's good news on the horizon: Chris Jericho vs. Shawn Michaels. Main Event. World Heavyweight Championship. Ladder Match. Old school wrestling fans: rejoice.