Yawn. Apparently the wife is tired of having withdrawal headaches when she doesn’t have caffeine, so she’s switched to the half-caffeine type of coffee. So here I am at 10:00 already breaking into the Diet Coke. Guess I’m addicted.

Basketball season arrived Friday night, yet I’m strangely still interested in football. The Dallas Cowboys are 5-1 and in first place in the NFC East. The Kansas Jayhawks are 5-2 and tied for first in the Big 12 North. Maybe the potential Cubs-Red Sox World Series wasn’t the sign of the apocalypse I should have been worried about. Dallas plays at Tampa Sunday, KU at Kansas State Saturday. We’ll have a much clearer picture of each team this time next week.

Sports Illustrated has some wacky stats on their college football section, and somehow list Texas Tech has averaging 74 points a game. They’re actually averaging a still impressive 47 ppg. I thought it ironic that if they really were scoring 74 points each Saturday, they would have a higher octane offense than Bobby Knight has each winter in Lubbock.

Speaking of basketball, I will attempt some kind of Big 8+4 coverage again this year. Being away from the area will affect my analysis a little, but I figure I can find time to read all the conference summaries, catch a couple games each week, and post something. All that will come on a separate site. I’m in the process of setting it up and will make an announcement when it’s available, as well as link to it on the right side.

Am I the only one who was shocked to hear Juan Pierre of the Florida Marlins accent be pure Cajun? I figured he was from the Dominican Republic, or with a last name like Pierre, maybe the rare MLB player from Haiti.

New Listening Post entry to come this afternoon (pending time to transfer it from hand writing to electronic).