I am shocked - shocked - that impermissible benefits are going on in Tuscaloosa; everyone out at once! Kickoff Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
Here's the thing - nobody wants to upset this rotten apple cart.
I am reminded of a home poker game I once went to in which one of the players was cheating blatantly and repeatedly. At night's end, I mentioned this to the host; he told me they all knew about it, but the culprit was good for the game because he brought a lot of money and always lost.
That's college football, folks. We know it's an absolute stink tank, but we like the joy of the games - and the smell of money - too much.
Ask The Slouch
Q. Some of your colleagues, like SI's Peter King and USA Today's Christine Brennan, no longer will use the name "Washington Redskins." What say you, Slouch? (Bill Cornwell; Frederick, Md.)
A. From here on in - and I know it's a bit clunky - I will call them the Washington We Were Already Native To This Land When Christopher Columbus Discovered America Skins.
Q. Are you an "Olbermann" acolyte? My guess is both of you wade in the same shallow, faux-libertarian pool. (Matt Cooper; Chicago)
A. You know, I hadn't even noticed Keith Olbermann is back, with all the media hype over Arsenio Hall's return.
Q. With Franco Harris crossing over into opera via "Aida," will Tim Tebow be up for "Nixon in China"? (Frank LaPosta Visco; Troy, N.Y.)
A. He won't play unless he gets the lead role.
Q. Now that the city of Chicago has banned concealed weapons at establishments that serve liquor, where are NBA players expected to imbibe? (Jim O'Brien; Racine, Wis.)
A. Pay the man, Shirley.
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