It's only a few days until the Cougars open their season at Auburn, everyone's pick to the win the Southeast Conference and a team ranked as high fourth in the nation.
If you've never been to the Gulf Coast this time of year, you can't understand how the weather makes you feel. Your sweat just sticks to your skin because it has nowhere to go, the air is so full of water vapor the sweat doesn't evaporate. Once, years ago, I was covering a September Dodger game in Atlanta (I know, it's not on the Gulf, but it's close). It wasn't overly hot, but the humidity was so intense I couldn't stop sweating. The water would drip down my nose and onto the paper in my typewriter, ruining the story I was working on. The only saving grace was it was a manual typewriter, so I wasn't electrocuted.
The Seattle Times also looked at the Tigers today, with Craig Smith profiling Kenny Irons, Auburn's star running back. The Times also had a breakout of the game matchup. Even the AP has a story worth reading about Auburn linebacker Will Herring.
One last Cougar note. Former Cougar defensive back (and Lewis and Clark Tiger) Eric Coleman is the subject of a profile on the New York Jets' website.