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Game Day: Bye Week

With a pretty unappealing set of games this week, and in particular no LSU game at all, what is an LSU fan to do this week?

Well, there's the Moundville Native American Festival occurring about 30 minutes away from here.  I have never gotten out there for it, but it's kind of a big deal around here.  Mrs. ATVS's high school-aged brother is in town, and we will be going.  After that, it will be time to watch some football.  

So, here is the schedule:

Now to 9:00ish:  Hang around, run errands, etc.

9:00am to 11:30ish: Moundville Native American Festival.  Here is the schedule of events.  It appears we will see and hear stories, choral, and flute music, and perhaps a birds of prey exhibit.

11:30ish - 2:30pm:  Mrs. ATVS and ATVS-in-law will be going to the quad for Bama's game day festivities.  I will be at home watching Florida vs. Arkansas, Raycom Sports.  We play both of these teams later, and I'm particularly curious to see how Florida responds to their loss against Ole Miss.  At this point, I have serious doubts about Florida.  Not that I think they might lose.  I don't think that's very likely.  Even if they're not as good as we may have thought pre-season, they are still much much better than Arkansas.

But it will still be interesting to see how this team responds to adversity.  Under Meyer, they have never lost a game like the one last week.  They haven't lost to a team that was consider well under their level.  This is a new experience for them.

2:30pm - 6:00pm:  Mrs. ATVS and ATVS-in-law will return to the house and we will all watch Kentucky vs. Bama, CBS.  A guy I work with is a big Bama fan, and he thinks this will be a tough matchup for Bama.  I'm not so sure, but we'll see.  Kentucky hasn't played anyone at all, but it's also hard to imagine that Bama can keep up the intensity they showed against Georgia every time they go out.  Kentucky's defense has been solid to this point, and the offense has been "workmanlike", meaning bad.

6:00pm - whenever:  Watch whatever is left of the Auburn vs. Vandy game, which is on ESPN2 and starts one hour earlier than this.  It would be pretty cool if Vandy won, right?  And no, I don't care how it will look if an LSU opponent loses.  If Auburn loses, it helps us win the West.  That's all I really care about.  Plus, like all right thinking people, I enjoy watching Auburn suffer.

And that's all for today.  Openthread later.