The NFL preseason is awful. Week 3 is as good as it gets....and it's still bad.
I'm a Bears fan, and I don't think they'll win more than 8 games. I think the Packers make it back to the Super Bowl, but I don't think they'll win it all.
The Big 12 reportedly wants to get back to 12 teams. The conference is about 14 months too late. When Colorado and Nebraska left, they said they'd be content with 10. Four of the teams the Big 12 is interested in include: Notre Dame (no way), Arkansas (why would they want to leave SEC?), BYU (I can see it), and Pittsburgh (what?!). Texas A&M is expected to announce its intention to leave for the SEC, sometime next week.
Steele Jantz doesn't seem to enjoy talking about his name. Then again, why should he? I'm sure he's been asked about it each and every day since he was old enough to talk.
Austen Arnaud is roaming the sidelines at Ames High, again. The former Cyclone (and Little Cyclone) is an assistant coach for the football team. After Ames lost at Ankeny, 45-7, he tried to decline an interview with me. That's not like Austen. The guy used to love the camera. Finally, he came to his senses and granted us a quick little talk. He seems happy to be back in Ames, but he also has the look of a 23-year-old with an uncertain future --- like just about every other 23-year-old in the world.
SoundOFF won't be going back to an hour until next week. Sorry for the confusion. I find it kind of ironic that it's 30 minutes when it begins at 10:35pm, and it's an hour when it begins after 11:00pm. Thanks Sunday Night Football Post-game Show.