Obligatory Football Post

I know that probably only one of my loyal legion of readers really cares at all about football (hi, Matt!), but I'm going to babble about it, anyway...

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the ESPN.com headline for the recap of Saturday's game between the Arizona State Sun Devils and the Colorado Golden Buffaloes:

No. 22 Arizona State stumbles past lowly Colorado

I knew going in that the Buffs would suck this year, but I didn't think they would suck bad enough that the headline writers would be calling them "lowly." The Big 12 North champs four of the last five years, the 1990 National Champions, are now being referred to as "lowly." I thought "lowly" was reserved for teams like Duke or Temple that never, ever win...I really didn't expect it to be this bad. The way they're playing, I look down the rest of their schedule and see that they could easily wind up 0-12 this season. They've got pretty much guaranteed losses looming at Georgia, at Oklahoma and at Nebraska, almost certain losses against Texas Tech, Missouri, Iowa State and Kansas State, and there's no real reason to expect that they can beat even Kansas or Baylor.


Still, it wasn't all bad in college football this weekend. After hearing everyone babble constantly for weeks and weeks about how great Notre Dame was going to be this season, how they were on their way to an undefeated season and clearly headed straight to the Fiesta Bowl, they were absolutely destroyed by Michigan on Saturday. Not just beaten, but slaughtered. Creamed. Wiped out. Laughed off the field. In South Bend, no less. I'm a long, long way from being a Michigan fan...but every time the Fightin' Irish lose, another angel gets its wings.

Things weren't a lot better on the pro side. The Broncos tried as hard as they could to lose to the Chiefs, just barely managing to squeak it out in overtime. I think it's kinda silly that so many fans are saying that Shanahan should play Cutler; still, Jake Plummer is sure stinking up the joint these days. Things probably won't get much better for the Broncos next week when they play on Sunday night in New England.

It's going to be a long, long season for football fans here in Colorado...