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Well, Denizens, it’s bowl season, and that means that as a lead-in for this week’s Perfect Football Weekend™ – I got nothin’.

About the only thing really going on in football right now is that…well, here’s the backstory.  Back in May, there was a lawsuit filed in federal court against the NFL that claimed that…

the league illegally supplied them with risky narcotics and other painkillers that numbed their injuries for games and led to medical complications down the road.

The lawsuit alleges that the league obtained and administered the drugs without prescriptions and without warning players of their potential side effects, to speed the return of injured players to the field and maximize profits. Players claim that they were never told about broken legs and ankles and instead were fed pills to mask the pain. One says that instead of surgery, he was given anti-inflammatories and skipped practices so he could play in money-making games. And others say that after years of free pills from the NFL, they retired from the league addicted to the painkillers.

Well, I can’t find the link on it, but I was listening to the Ben Ferguson Show on WBAP yesterday on the way to work, and according to Fergie, a judge dismissed the suit.

(shrug) Meh.

Okay, let’s get to it.  Bowl season starts…

MERLIN:  Ahem.

VENOMOUS:  Yes, Wizard?

MERLIN:  The Core Teams™…?

Well, there’s only one – Cincinnati hosts Denver Monday night, and Peyton’s gonna torch the Bengal secondary, and Andy’s probably not gonna look too good against John Fox’s defense; thus, so much for the PFW.

So for the wildcard games, we’re doing Nevada over Louisiana-Lafayette in the New Orleans Bowl (always take the Mountain West team against any Sun Belt team), Utah State over UTEP in the New Mexico Bowl (ditto for the MWC over Conference USA), 22nd-ranked Utah over Colorado State in the Lost Wages Las Vegas Bowl (the Utes always used to dominate the Rams in the MWC; no reason they shouldn’t continue to), Air Force to run roughshod over Western MIchigan in the Potato Bowl (Western Michigan?  Really?) and BigamY U. to cream Memphis Monday night in the Miami Beach Bowl.  (The Miami Beach Bowl???  Really???)

We’re back Tuesday or so with the recap.  In the meantime…Vicar, have you ever thought about using football tie-ins in your sermons? 



1 Comment to “PFW:  Bowl season…and I got nothin’”


  1. David Hartung — December 20, 2014 @ 9:19 am

    “Vicar, have you ever thought about using football tie-ins in your sermons?”

    let me see, I serve a church made up of largely current and retires Mississippi State faculty and staff, not to mention students. What do you think? :)



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