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Yes, I know. It’s been a queen’s age or some such cliché like that.

Life as they say, happens. (Yes, I know….another old cliché)

Needless to say the Generalette and I have been busy trying to fend off the zombie horde….and a few hunnert of them there leftards too!

Now as the Silly Season™ approacheth, we are not getting much in the way of rest. After all my duties as the General, I get to come home to performing a pair of computer core upgrades (with the commiserate hardware upgrades as well), purchasing a few needed upgrades to a household appliance or three, and then on Friday we are getting our roof replaced (thanks to Ike and a freak hail storm in July during our honeymoon) finally. After that is the required annual “cleaning of the ducts and chimney”, but thankfully that’s also being handled by the professional contractors. Then the Generalette gets to go ga-ga with her favorite season of the year. Yes, she has plans to turn the front yard into somethig akin to Clark W. Griswold’s effort in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation!! Pray I don’t end up in the hospital with broken somethings….

Well, it looks like the computer core upgrade, episode 1 is ready for demolition. Off I go.

Standby for more soon. I hope.

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Short turnaround for the Perfect Football Weekend this go-round, Denizens, as UBuffalo continues in its attempts to become the Kings of Tuesday Night™.

We’ll start this episode by relating a tale of Yet Another Unhappy Phuckadelphia Beagle™.

MERLIN:  Doesn’t Terri Owens play for the pro Beefaloes now?

VENOMOUS:  Quite.  But we’re not talking Owens this time – but rather, Mikey the Dog Whisperer:

While being really, really careful not to say anything that would make waves, Philadelphia Eagles “quarterback” Michael Vick(notes) said yesterday that he’s not thrilled about his role in the Philadelphia offense. He doesn’t dig the Wildcat, and if it’s up to him, he won’t be doing it next year.

“It would be hard,” Vick said of returning to the Eagles, according to excerpts released by NBC. “It would be an everyday struggle. But I would have to take that time to hone my skills and get better. I’m excited about the opportunity I have moving forward whether it’s with Philadelphia or another team.” [...]

“I won’t be a Wildcat guy. I can’t,” Vick told NBC. “It’s a different style of play. It’s almost like a hit-or-miss type of thing. My position is quarterback. That’s what I was born to do.”

KORRIOTH:  Can you say “quarterback controversy”?

VENOMOUS:  I can say “bye-bye, Mikey”.

On to the PFW.  Ohio University – not to be confused with Ohio State  University – invades UB Stadium tomorrow night.

I was  gonna comment on how the UO program is lower than pond scum – then I got a look at the Vegas line:  UBeefalo by one.

Sigh.

Friday night, Heights will pull its annual one-and-done playoff disappearing act against Seguin High of Arlington.  Now, Seguin is 4-6, and you guys will remember what I think of playoff teams with losing records.

But number one, this is Heights…and number two, they were in this exact same position a year agoand lost.  Ergo, I’ll be searching for a new high school team next week.

Saturday Bob Stoopes and his Oklahoma Sooners will get yet another chance to beat a Texas team when the A&M Aggies visit Memorial Stadium.  Memo to Landry Jones:  It’s okay to throw to the red jerseys this  week.

Before that, the Nebraska Cornhuskers will attempt to continue Rock Chalk Jayhawk’s misery as they travel to Lawrence, Kansas for an afternoon game.  Rumors that Bo Pelini was going to start both Cody Green & Zac Lee in the same backfield were unsubstantiated at press time.

The marquee college game of the week will be in Fort Worth, as the fourth-ranked Texas Christian Horned Frogs will be playing the most important game in the last few years.  The 16th-ranked Utah Utes will provide the opposition – and (though it pains me to say this) if TCU is going to lose a game this year, this would be it.

However, the Frogs have been installed as an early 17-point favorite.  And I’ll tell you right now I don’t like that line.  It may very well come down to the field-goal kickers once again – in which case, the Frogs have a shot.  Ross Evans has been lights out this year, and he could be the difference one more time.

Suffice it to say that this game will determine what kind of year it turns out to be for the Froggies – whether it be merely another good one for a good program, or the kind of magical season that will wind up with a BCS bid.

Sunday, the Dallas C’boys take their 6-2 first-half record to the frrrroooooooozen tunnnnnndraaaaa  (channeling a little Chris Berman, there) of Green Bay to take on the Packers.  Dallas broke the Green Bay hex last year, and the Pack just got through losing to Tampa Bay, of all teams, so I kinda like the Pokes here.

We’re back next Monday for the recap.  Meanwhile, Bucky opens as a 9½-point favorite at home to Michigan, so my question for HDD is…are we looking at a Badger rout?

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