Well have you heard the news?  There’s good rocking tonight…we’re gonna rock, rock, rock all our blues away…

Elvis sang it – we believe it – that settles it.

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Pretty and the old woman Slow were high-fiving it and dancing enthusiastically and generally making an embarrassment of themselves yesterday as both of their favorite college football teams had Big Wins.

The Gamecocks took a road trip to Arkansas to play the Razorbacks.  Road trips are typically fraught with danger in the SEC for the Cocks, but the guys went with their Big Boy helmets and pads and other equipment strapped on and finally played a complete game on both offense and defense for 60 minutes.  Result?  Cocks 52…Hogs 7.  Ouch.  The ol’ Bald Coach Steve Spurrier played everybody on the team roster in the fourth quarter, but the Cocks were unstoppable.  Even the Little Freshmen Cocks crowed.  Sweet.

The Red Man’s Paw Snaps go to QB Connor Shaw who had an almost perfect game throwing and running,  running back Mike Davis who ran like a freight train carrying a load of pigs to market, receiver Bruce Ellington who reminded us of Sidney Rice in his prime at USC, and the Whole Defensive Team who played their guts out…finally.

If yesterday’s game was a leading indicator, the Gamecocks might just end up in the spot where they were supposed to.   The Red Man hopes so – for all of our sakes.

Big D as in Dallas was the site of the annual showdown between the Texas Longhorns and the Oklahoma Sooners yesterday, and the winner got the Gold Cowboy Hat for the prize.  Well, to everyone’s Sur-Prize – heh, heh get it? – the Horns came away with a W to the tune of 36 – 20 and carried the Gold Cowboy Hat back to Austin with them as fast as they could before somebody said Hey this can’t be real.  But it was, and Head Coach Mack Brown breathed a huge sigh of relief.  We heard him all the way in South Carolina.  He lives to coach another game at UT…for now.

The Red Man’s Paw Snaps go to QB Case McCoy who looked a lot like his big brother Colt McCoy throwing and running in the days of yore for the Horns.  Don’t you just love those names?   Where else but in Texas…

Well, Sports Fans, there you have it.  The Red Man’s assessment of a Banner Day in Casa de Canterbury…as Elvis the King would say:  We’re gonna rock, rock, rock all our blues away…all of us at Casa de Canterbury hope your weekend rocked, too.

Get me outta here, Percy…