Some random thoughts on the eve of the opener…As if we weren’t excited enough about the return of college football, Ole Miss and Vandy decide to stage aknock down drag outon opening night. That was a great game to watch, andlikely a sign of things to come all season in the SEC.
Growing up, it was always easy to tell who’d been to the Razorback game by the sunburn they sported the next dayat Sunday school. It’ll be that way this weekend too. You’ve no doubt seen the forecast. Somehow you had to know this was going to happen after such a mild summer.
The Hog Walk has become such a great tradition before every home Razorback game. The players love it. So do the fans. It’s set for 12:45 tomorrow.
There’s a new spot for the Razorback Sports Network tailgate show. It’s just outside the Broyles Center on the sidewalk. Stop by and see Scott Inman, Quinn Grovey, and Rick Schaeffer set the stage. The broadcast begins at noon.
Be in your seat Saturday in time to see the new video that will signal the Hogs run through the "A". I’m told it’s very well done.
It’s another great Hall of Honor class set for induction Friday night. Among the inductees are Dickey Morton, Charles Balentine, and Barry Foster. For those of us in the middle of our lives, Dickey Morton is a bonafide Razorback hero. Quick, elusive, and tough as a boot. He gave us lots of thrills. Charles Balentine provided one of those "Razorback Moments" that will live forever. His shot to beat Michael Jordan and North Carolina is the stuff of true legend. Everyone old enough to remember knows exactly where they were when he hit that shot. Same goes for Barry Foster’s 80-yard run against Miami. Did he run away from the defense or what? It’s always neat to have a collection of great collection of Razorback together for one night.
The truth is everything that can be said about the possibilities for the Razorbacks this season has been said. It’s time for a game. See you there.