The Sunday Blog comes at you after a late night and really excited about a bye week coming at the right time for the Gators and for yours truly.
1 — So, which fan base do you think is more miserable right now. Florida’s or Tennessee’s? Probably Florida’s because Tennessee wasn’t supposed to be anything special this year. Florida was sold as a team ready to kick down some doors, but what we didn’t know was that there were detectives on the other side. Tennessee fans were so excited last week they were posting pictures of Jon Gruden on campus, apparently forgetting his son is a student there and he was calling the Monday night game in Nashville. Anyway, the answer is C. They are both miserable.
2 — I kept remarking that I actually had to go to work today because filling out my Associated Press ballot was going to be a battle with so many upsets. I’m sure I missed something (having slept way too late for an 11 a.m. deadline) but I did have TCU at No. 2, Penn State at three and Georgia at four. If you can spit out the taste of these last two Gator losses, what a delicious college football season this has been so far.
3 — For example, I get home at around 1 a.m. and there are four games to watch and one of them is the improbable Arizona State upset of Washington. The Sun Devils haven’t been able to slow down a slow-running stream all season and then shut Washington out until late in the game. This was the cherry on top of the Upset Cake that started Friday night. It’s why college football is the best sport in the world.
4 — I always look forward to the open Saturday because we get to spend it like all of the other fans do. No deadlines, eat what you want, set up multiple TVs so you don’t miss a play. Maybe I should have a tailgate in my backyard. Anyway, I have already started mapping out my schedule and I’m not including Tennessee at Alabama because I don’t like scary movies. To be honest, it’s nothing much. But here’s what I know. It will be. Right?