Forecasting college football seasons is a fool's errand, but I've been called worse than a fool so many times before. That includes last season when my prediction was that Ole Miss would win nine football games.
It was Earl Warren, the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, who once said, “I always turn to the sports pages first, which records people's accomplishments. The front page has nothing but man's failures.”
In Mississippi, here lately, we've had plenty of accomplishments to read about. On the sports page, that is. To wit:
Super Bowl XX was memorable for many reasons, including that Refrigerator Perry, an overweight defensive tackle, was allowed to score a meaningless late touchdown instead of the late, great Walter Payton, who was playing in his only Super Bowl.
The Answer Man returns to answer all the questions folks are asking about the Ole Miss football situation:
Q. Did you see last week's news about Hugh Freeze coming?
So, at SEC Media Days last week, the media picked Alabama to win the SEC Championship, surprising absolutely nobody.