What? You thought I would cease singing the praises of Tyler Bray after one half of so-so football? Nonsense. These talking points are brought to you by the supporters of the Tyler Bray Fanclub, the organization over which I oversee operations in my role as President and CEO. Have you ever read a more more completely untrue and yet official-sounding sentence? (you probably have).
- Chris Low tosses out a quick set of biggie ups to our fabuloso freshman Tyler Bray, Da'Rick Rogers, and Justin Hunter. As much as I hate to understate the importance of Gerald Jones and Denarius Moore, this is indeed a good nucleus to build on.
- Speaking of fabuloso freshman, our own Tobias Harris received SEC freshman of the week honors. What is the over/under on the number of these he gets? Like 7.5?
- Speaking of honors, Gerald Williams and Nick Reveiz won two of the most narrowly drafted awards of which I have ever caught wind. Defensive Lineman of the week? Most outstanding player who started his career as a walk-on? Who got most outstanding defensive linemen of the week who also started his career as a walk-on?
- Randall Cobb says that he is going to let his pads do the talking. I'm sorry, Randall, but I'm pretty sure pads can't talk. So that just doesn't make any sense whatsoever. Please just respond to the question next time.
- Derek Dooley will be having a conversation with Malik Jackson about his recent penchant for picking up personal fouls.
- The Vols are ready to tackle the Cats, writes Wes Rucker. You see what he did there? With the headline?
After the jump, a bold and unsupported prediction from yours truly and -- because this is just what I do -- a song that I like that is only partially relevant but that I manage to work in anyway.
I am going to go on record as predicting a win against Kentucky and a big big day from Tyler Bray. Four TD passes and 300 yards without breaking a sweat. Indeed he'll be flat-lining while he's blasting off. I can't wait.
(This was the best live version I could find. Great song, and you can find a better musical version of it on YouTube, but I hate linking a blank screen.)
Despite what was written in the opening paragraph, the blog post was actually brought to you by kidbourbon, whose only regret was not working in the phrase "blasts off" at least one more time.