Western Kentucky comes to town tomorrow. Woo boy, they are a passing machine that presents a legitimate test for our secondary. Jeff Brohm's got his air raid pumping on hills of West Kentucky and got his team dreaming of an upset. But, you see, Tiger Stadium is where dreams die, so I don't why this would should end any differently.
This is BIG. GAME. PREVIEW.
Bowling Green, Kentucky is approximately 35 miles from the Tennessee border. I guess that's a claim to something. In case you were wondering:
This is taken from their actual Wikipedia page, folks. Don't you be mistaken, now.
I didn't know much about Bowling Green before this week. In fact, who knew there was another Bowling Green not in Ohio? Did you know it was incorporated into Kentucky before 1800? 17 years before Baton Rouge was incorporated into Louisiana. It was built on steamboat commerce, not unlike Baton Rouge, only on a much smaller waterway.
Though, Western Kentucky University itself only dates back to 1875, when it was known as the Glasgow Normal School. Then it moved to Bowling Green and became the Southern Normal School and Business College. Then an act by the Kentucky General Assembly turned into Western Kentucky Normal School. This before going through about three or four more name iterations before deciding on "Western Kentucky University" in 1966. Colloquially known as "Western."
Bowling Green seems like a quaint little town with some rich history and they are really proud:
Oh come on, Bowling Green. Many songs? There's one song, and you know it. If there were many, they'd be listed in this article. Anyways, here's the track... enjoy:
I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT THIS IS
True story, the original name of Big Red as "Sun Tang Big Red Cream Soda."
ROADS? WHERE WE'RE GOING, WE DON'T NEED ROADS
ICYMI, it was Back to The Future II day on October 21st. This was the actual, legitimate date Marty McFly traveled to in the movie, unlike the infinite number of hoaxes perpetrated on the internet on this topic. Let us celebrate.
Cam McFly: I'm tellin' ya, Doc, the answers... the answers are in the Almanac!
Doc Miles: The Almanac?! What in the heavens are you talkin' about, kid?
Cam McFly: Look, right here, Doc. Just take a look.
Doc Miles: Why... it's genius! Time circuits on!
Cam McFly: Time circuits on?! What do you mean? We can't go back now!
Doc Miles: Yes, back, back to 2011! We must!
Cam McFly: Doc, remember what you told me. What we change in the future can alter the past and the past the future.
Doc Miles: You're right son. But I have so many regrets.
Cam McFly: Jarrett will forgive you. Let's focus on fixing the future.
Doc Miles thumbs to Saturday, October 24th, 2015.
Doc Miles: Great Scott!
Cam McFly: What's it say, Doc??
Doc Miles: Isn't that the damnedest thing? Maybe it all will work out.
Cam McFly: Time circuits on!!
Doc Miles: We're... we're... going... NOW?
Cam McFly: YEP!
Doc Miles: Careful son, when Leonard gets up to 88 miles per hours, you're gonna see some serious shit."
DA HELL IS A HILLTOPPER?
This isn't helping...
Sigghhhhh... ooh, I know!
God dammit, Jeeves.
BIG RED PLAYS WITH MIKE
NO NO NO, RED, WHAT ARE YOU DOING?
ADAM ON LIFE
@ATVS_PaulCrewe Well you know we looked good in qualifying, caught a lot of momentum last week and I trust this Raising Canes Crew will— Doug Dimmadome (@AdamATVS) October 23, 2015
@ATVS_PaulCrewe have the car set up for me on Saturday night. Just proud of the effort from the Raising Canes Chevy team man, what a crew.— Doug Dimmadome (@AdamATVS) October 23, 2015
Les Miles and the Pope
The following is a transcript from an actual sit down between LSU Head Football Coach Les Miles and the Pontifex himself, Pope Francis.
Miles: Must say, quite an honor to meet you, His Holiness.
Pope (through translator): The pleasure is all mine, Mr. Miles.
Miles: Now, I gotta say, I have a real want to secure a blessing from the, uh, Highest Power.
Miles gestures to the sky.
Pope (through translator): Blessed is His name, and blessed you shall be.
Miles: Now, can I, uh, do you, like, does this thing, share? Like, let me put it this way. I got a quality group of young men on my team, and I'm proud to be their football coach. But like, I wanna know if this blessing can be like, on all of us? Is there a water we drink?
Pope (through translator): Blessings shall dot your path.
Miles: Great...great... okay, yes. So, I want to be clear here, these young men, will, uh, fight for victory. There is a real earnest desire in their chest... to, um, to be sincere in their contact. What I guess I'm saying is, how can we know He is on our side?
Pope (through translator): He will honor those who Honor him.
Miles: Are we... is this...
Miles looks at translator, puzzled. Directs comments to him.
Miles: Are we uh, talking about the same thing here? I'm not sure you are saying me right here...
Pope (through translator): Blessed be the Name of the Lord.
Miles: Right right, I agree. Anyways... got any tips about Special teams?
Hi Brad, You Know How Cute I Always Thought You Were
WHAT'S ON THE MENU, ZACH
sausage pulled pork chicken corn grits slaw baked beans and queso SAUSAGE PULLED PORK CHICKEN CORN GRITS SLAW BAKED BEANS AND QUESO— Good Steak Cooker (@zrau) October 23, 2015
This is your menu for this week.— Good Steak Cooker (@zrau) October 23, 2015
MEET JEFF BROHM, HEAD BALL COACH, WESTERN KENTUCKY
- Kentucky High School Player of the Decade for the 1980's
- 2014 Kentucky High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame Inductee
- First Team All-XFL
- 7-year NFL career: San Diego, Washington, San Fransisco, Tampa Bay, Denver, Cleveland
- Multi-year starter at University of Louisville
- Older brother of Brian
"His head went one way and his body the other."
"You know, his nose was out the side of his earhole... and I was like.. MAN."
"His helmet was halfway off his head and he was just laying there. I don't know if he was breathing or not."
"Well let me... let me answer that question by asking you two questions. 1) Is this or is this not the XFL? Yes it is. 2) Do I or do I not currently have a pulse? Yes I do, let's play football."
Jeff Brohm, ladies and gentlemen.
BIG RED PLAYS WITH MIKE AGAIN
WHEN YOU PLAY THE GAME OF THRONES, YOU WIN... OR YOU DIE.
It's cute, actually. We've seen this before. Positioning yourselves as the deadly underdogs... the ones that can march into Tiger Stadium and tell everyone you aren't coming to "collect a check." Bravo, sirs. You've played the role all too well. I'm sure your masters are pleased. If you think this has a happy ending, you haven't been paying attention.
This is your death march. It's fitting you are known as the "Hilltoppers" because Tiger Stadium is apparently the hill you've chosen to die on. I'll never browbeat a man for the choices he makes, though I might advise you otherwise. I know you believe your artillery to be strong, unmatched, even. Trust me when I say, you have not seen anything quite like our defenses. And our counterattack, well, he speaks for himself. Leonard is Coming, Western Kentucky, I suggest you retreat.
Western Kentucky: 6