Monday, September 17, 2007

Football, Football, Football!

We have officially come out of the summer sports drought. I love it when the temperatures start to taper off a little bit, and it's hard to turn on your TV over the weekend without finding football. It's even better when your team is good. However, let's not get too excited about the Cowboys yet. These are the Colts or the Chargers or the Saints that they have lit of up the last couple of weeks.

Even when it's not all rosy, there's still something special about football. Although they are 0-2 at this point, there is still a lot of optimism surrounding UNT. Todd Dodge's offense was in high gear in the 45-31 loss to SMU. When your quarterback throws for over 600 yards, you know you are doing something right. Were it not for a couple of very bad interceptions by said quarterback, we might be talking about a 2-0 record in the Safeway Bowl for UNT.

What is the Safeway Bowl? I'm glad you asked. Back in 1994 when UNT was in its final season in I-AA, Coach Matt Simon was disgusted at SMU's unwillingness to accept a game with UNT. He said that UNT would play SMU in a Safeway parking lot if they would only take the challenge. It took over 10 years to establish a two year series. After a 24-6 loss last year, and a 45-31 win that was harder to come by than expected, don't expect an extension of the Safeway Bowl series.

Are you ready for some football?

Until next time...

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