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Denizens, as we start this episode of the Perfect Football Weekend, I am encouraged by what I see going on at the University of Tennessee.

The University has told a group of militant atheist douchetards to go pound sand.

Tennessee officials defended the pregame prayer ritual at Neyland Stadium, which has drawn protests from one group.

According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, in response to a letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation urging Tennessee to stop its ritual of pregame prayer, University of Tennessee officials ruled there is no violation of the U.S. Constitution with the invocation.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation argues that it should be discontinued on the principle of separation of state and church.

First of all, I’ll say this for the 746,251st time:  The words “separation of church and state” do not appear in the United States Constitution.  Period.  End.  Stop.

Secondly, this tiny little gaggle of asshats is once again sticking its puny nose where it doesn’t belong, and is trying to horn itself in where it is neither needed, nor wanted.

Such tiny little gaggles, if you ask me (and you didn’t, not that I give a shit), should be taken out back and be severely horsewhipped.

If not ventilated, IYKWIMAITYD.

Let’s get on with the football.  I guaranteed you that my Arlington Heights Yellow Jackets would not lose tonight.  And why is that, Wizard?

MERLIN:  Knowing you as I do, old friend, it’s because they do not play.

VENOMOUS:  Right you are, Wiz.  And watch it with the “old” part.

MERLIN:  Relax, m’liege.  You have my word that you shall not be peppered with the black balloons this annum.

Anyway, no – Heights doesn’t play.

But 17th-ranked (17th-ranked???) TCU does, and it’s another early start for Gary Patterson and the Froggies as they take on the Virginia Cavaliers in the return match from two years ago.  Virginia’s better now, and it shows in how Vegas rates the game – with the Tadpoles only an 18½-point home favorite (in previous years, this would’ve been 28, at least).  The Cavs will give the Purple & Black all it wants.

In addition, TCU will be without RB Waymon James for the remainder of the season, as he blew out his knee against Rock Chalk.  That  ain’t good.

It’s the Big XII opener for sixth-ranked Oklahoma as 15th-ranked Kansas State comes calling.  OU has not impressed anyone to start the season, so K-State’s only a 14½-point road dog.  This one does  come down to a field goal.

Bo Pelini’s Nebraska Cornhuskers, back in the Top 25 this week at No. 25, gets another serving of squash in the form of Idaho State.  Taylor Martinez might actually get a break in this game.

Bucky thinks  they’re getting a break when the UT-El Paso Miners visit Camp Randall.  But UTEP gave OU all it could handle, if you’ll recall – and though they’re on the road, I look for it to be a replay of the Utah State game.  (So does Vegas – Bucky’s only an 18-point favorite at home.  Ouch.)

Turner Gill’s Liberty Flames host Lehigh of the Patriot League this week.  Lehigh’s 3-0.  The SpatulaLine is set this week at 40.  That’s all I’ve got to say about that.

And on Sunday, the Dallas Cowgirls have their home opener against the Tampa Bay Bucs.  Doubtless the Bucs want revenge for the pasting Dallas gave them last year in Tampa.  And Vegas has decided to make the ‘Girlz a 7½-point favorite at home, so gimme El Choko and about 20.

We’re back Monday or so with the recap.  In the meantime, my question for HDD would be…think you  can coach Bucky’s O-line?

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