(Except the Gamecocks... who The Hater says we have to cheer for so long as they're not playing against us because they're in the SEC. He says this doesn't always apply to Florida or Alabama.)
We're eager to watch the game tonight. I wish it was a little earlier in the day; I'm hoping to stay awake through at least the first half. I've just had a really hard time being awake after 8pm for the last couple of weeks.
I've been telling The Hater that it's time for us to write another letter to Phil Fulmer. We're tardy on our pre-season set of expectations. He wants to wait until we have something to critique, which I guess is fair. All I'm saying is that I still have an itch to address the whole "Vol fans are spoiled" comment he made, but I can wait.
Meanwhile, we've started singing Rocky Top to the baby at night. They say that infants can recognize tunes they heard in utero for a year after their birth, so we want to make sure that baby knows it was a Vol before it was even born.
It wouldn't be the first football post if I didn't at least mention Peyton, who is excited to be my fantasy QB again this year. We've talked about it, Peyton and I, and we both feel that this will be a great season.