At halftime, I checked my e-mail and saw I received one from a guy named Kevin Battell, who is serving in Kuwait. He had read my column where I wrote about how Gator fans should not to complain about the heat.
Wrote Kevin, ” I don’t remember the last time I saw a thermometer reading under 100 degrees, usually the lowest temperature I see is about 110 and that’s when I’m heading to my room between 10pm and 11pm. The thought of a day in the nineties sounds nice. I will concede the humidity, it is very low here, but when the temperature in the shade is over 115 it just doesn’t matter.”
As it turns out, it’s actually not bad out on the field or in the stands. The cloud cover has helped. I’m not saying it’s comfortable, but it could have been worse.
By the way, the offense looks good and the defense ” despite only giving up three points on the last play of the half ” is about what I expecdted. No push from the tackles is going to be an issue this year.