Well Sports Fans, apparently Halloween came a few days early to Casa de Canterbury yesterday on Game Day, and the Tricks played left us with weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth as the old woman Slow made her way through the day.  Pretty had to go to work at 7 a.m. at the Mast General Store so Slow had the whole day to muddle through by herself.  Unfortunate.  She should never be alone on a day like yesterday.

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ESPN commentators were clueless

So Saturday started off innocently enough with Slow tuned in to her usual routine of College Game Day on ESPN.  That’s the show she watches every week to get her football juices flowing, the show that goes on and on with their endless predictions about how the Games are Supposed to Go that day.

The Red Man tries to sleep through it.  Boring.  Super Boring.

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Spike and Tennis Ball Obsessed Chelsea

equally unimpressed with College Game Day

If only the day could have ended there.

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Cocks pumped for game at unranked Tennessee

#11 nationally ranked Cocks 7 point favorites

Gamecocks on the road again this week traveling through the Great Smoky Mountains to play the Tennessee Volunteers in Knoxville at Neyland Stadium which seats 102,500 screaming fans – at least 100,000 of them wearing Tenn orange and the other 2,500 wearing black, which turned out to be the appropriate color choice for them.

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QB Connor Shaw Stats

(before game)

QB Connor Shaw finally started receiving well-deserved national media attention this week because of his under-the-radar great play and Coach Spurrier’s comments about how he would be playing on Sundays at the next level, in his humble opinion.  Lofty praise from the old bald Coach who had a trying couple of weeks in media turmoil himself swirling around a possible grumbling between the Coach and his pre-season Mega Star Jadeveon Clowney.

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Jadeveon Clowney and the old Ball Coach made up

(Spurrier stats before game)

So as Slow did her version of rants and raves by herself in the bleachers of Casa de Canterbury, Jadeveon Clowney showed up to play in a Big Way and had more tackles in the first quarter at Tennessee than he had the first six games all together, Connor Shaw had his worst game of the season and threw his first interception in almost 200 passes and to add injury to insult he left the game in the last few minutes with a sprained knee, and none of that made a tinker’s dam difference in the last three seconds of the game as Tennessee kicked a field goal to upset the Gamecocks 23 to 21.

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Help me!  Help me!

By the end of the game, my nerves were a wreck and all I wanted to do was escape the gnashing of teeth and weeping and wailing of the old woman Slow as she watched with horror at the nasty Halloween Trick the Cocks played on her.  Shit house mouse.

When Pretty came home, I heard them talking about a Saturday Shakedown for the history books.  Seems Vandy upset Georgia, Ole Miss upset our friends who wear the purple and gold of LSU, and one of our faithful followers War Eagle Nan was doing her version of Jubilation T Cornpone as her Auburn Tigers upset Johnny Manziel and the Aggies.  The madness went on into the night as Florida State flew to Clemson and gave them an old-fashioned ass-kicking right there in Death Valley.  Sweet Jesus.

Talk about All Shook Up? 

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Spike could care less

Well Sports Fans, today will be a much-needed day of rest and recovery for us except for Pretty who has to be at work again at the General Store.  If you’re out and about in the Columbia area, stop by the store and try to cheer up Pretty who always takes a Cock loss hard.  Heh, heh.

Get me outta here Percy…I’ve been reduced to lesbian humor…

P.S. Does this mean we can skip ESPN College Game Day next week?