Good news- it's Fall Break time at UNCC, I get Monday and Tuesday off, so it's like getting two weekends for the price of one! Excellent. I spent most of my time today sleeping and watching the Panthers lose again. The reason I'm so tired is, I've been canvassing for the Erskine Bowles campaign here in NC, and if you've never done it before, it's hard work. Go to an unfamiliar neighborhood, knock on people that you don't know's doors, and talk to them about politics- oh, this is gonna work out great! Actually, it's not that bad and it's interesting to meet some different people face to face. The toughest part is the walking, you're going to be walking for 5 hours straight at least, it gets tiring after awhile.
However, probably not as tiring as Julius Peppers returning an interception for 101 yards today in the Mile High air. The highlight of the game, after somehow catching up to Jake Plummer and saving a sure touchdown, he just about collapsed 5 yards short of the end zone. He didn't move for a couple of minutes either, we were thinking they might have to wheel out some oxygen to him before he could move.
About the rest of the game, only one thing can be said and it's the Panthers have got to stop the run. Bottom line. If they can't do that, the rest of the game falls apart. Droughns was spinning around all day on the Panthers, and they just weren't hitting him low or wrapping up, and dude just kept of spinning up the yards. Still, the D did hold Denver to just 20 points, which should give you a chance to win. The offense did just about as well as they could with the top 3 running backs out for the day. Colbert had another good day, and I think Delhomme was getting back in the rhythm of things. If we can get Davis back the offense should be in fairly good shape I believe.
Next week, of course is the Eagles in Philly. I'd like to still think that we've got the Philly's number, but with the addition of TO and being salty over yet ANOTHER conference title loss I think the Eagles and their fans will be out for blood. Thanks NFL Schedule makers! Good news is, we've got 4 games against New Orleans and Tampa Bay, and they are stinking it up as much as any team in the league right now.
Off to do some more weekend stuff. Later.