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Weekly Whatup, 9/22
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Two slips of paper in the suggestion box for coach Chris Hatcher and the
Georgia Southern football program. Numero Uno: Befriend a Bulloch County farmer and ask him if you can borrow a chicken. No one can leave practice until the defense corrals the little thing. Numero Dos: Abandoning the shotgun formation inside the opponents five may help solve the red-zone scoring woes.

            Record getting a little more respectable: 35-29.


 Talkin’ baseball

            The Major League Baseball season enters its final week of play today. Three teams are in and just five spots remain.

            The Tampa Bay Rays have weathered the storm and clinched at least a playoff spot. I’ve been in denial most of the year, but I feel it’s time to start believing: Rays hold on and clinch the AL East.

            In the NL East, the Braves have done there part to help the New York Mets collapse once again. Not a fan of either the Metropolitans or the Fightin’ Phils, but I’d love to see another choke job: Mets miss the playoffs again.

            Other picks: Dodgers put away fading D-Backs, White Sox hold off charging Twins and Red Sox and Brewers claim Wild Card.

Where’s the big game?

            Another week in college football and another week void of very many meaningful games.

            The Big Ten, oddly enough, has a top matchup with Illinois at Penn State. I feel the Illini are a bit overrated at this point. I’ll take the Lions, 38-20.

            Elsewhere, Colorado beat what will become a terrible West Virginia team last week. That doesn’t change the fact the Buffalos are for real. They stomp FSU 37-13.



            I’m beginning to think I’ve been underestimating this Georgia team. Just when I thought they may overlook Arizona State, they smack the Sun Devils around in their own backyard.

            The Bulldogs face Alabama this week. I feel Alabama is on their way, but not at the destination yet. The Statesboro Three win again, 17-9.

            I got yelled at for not picking the Georgia Tech game last week, so I’ll roll with the Wreck to beat Bye.