Jeez. I am just about dead this morning. Me, my better half, and my guitar player and his girlfriend went to see Daughtry and Nickelback last night at FedExForum. I didn't expect much (even though I really dig Daughtry), but both bands absolutely blew me away. I was in shock at how great their shows were. Nickelback took quite a few things from Pantera, and I guess that's what entertained me the most - the whole "beer throwing" thing is always cool. Anyway, if you get a chance to see them, seriously, go check it out.
Days 'til Season Kickoff: 11
Western Carolina is getting ready for Alabama soon. Their final preseason scrimmage is this Wednesday, and then they begin preparations. Read more about them here.
I have a feeling that the whole deal around Simeon Castille is going to get really ugly. This could end up turning into something political, which would suck. Or, it could just go away next week. Either way, it's only been one day and I'm sick of it. Bottom line is that Sim was yelling at some teammates in a car that was driving slowly by them. They were joking around. The police took it seriously, mainly because they have nothing better to do. Sim's mom has gone so far as to say that the cops only acted because he's a football player.
Lorenzo Washington is getting a chance to play with Brian Motley out for the next few days. He, Josh Chapman, and Alfred McCullough, are getting more reps and it's giving them a chance against some stiffer competition. That's always a good thing.
So I guess now we're blaming the poor tackling on the fact that the players don't practice it. Notice we haven't heard that from Coach Saban.
Want more on Mike Johnson's quest to start at right tackle? Check it out.
LakefrontHartwell.com has an Alabama preview. They seem to think Alabama will do some very good things in '07.