Furman vs. Samford
The Game: Samford at Furman
Last Week: The Fighting Football Paladins fell behind early 35-0 to Kennesaw State. A furious 2nd half comeback was too little, too late in a 52-42 loss.
Are We Any Good? No. Doesn't mean we can't be, but we've lost eight in a row stretching back to last season. We're at pretty low ebb right now.
Opposing Team's Mascot: The Bulldogs. Ugh. Again. Bulldogs. Their mascot is named Spike. I would take the Samford Spikes. They could still keep their logo and everything. Just give me something more original than Bulldogs.
Suggested Hashtag: #SpookSpike (it's October)
Corresponding Emoji to Suggested Hashtag: 👻🐶
-If the weather holds, I'll actually be in attendance at Paladin Stadium. Since moving to Tennessee, this week is my only shot. If I don't get to go, it will be the first season in maybe my life but definitely the first in 30 years in which I didn't attend at least one Furman game (and let's be honest, I have probably averaged something like 3.5 games a season over those decades and that is a very conservative estimate).
-Furman is seeking to avoid their first 0-6 start since 1955. Dwight David Eisenhower was president. Rosa Parks' refusal to go to the back of a Montgomery, AL bus began the Civil Rights Movement. The Brooklyn Dodgers won the World Series in seven games over the Yankees. The Super Bowl was still 12 years away from existing. Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, John McClane (Bruce Willis), Frasier (Kelsey Grammer), Lt. Dan (Gary Sinise), and Batman (Kevin Conroy) were all born.
-That's all I got.
Anything else? Go Paladins!