The first weekend of college football provided lots of first, both on the college football field and in other sports, and even in the life of J Beanie.
It was the first time I watched no college football on a fall Saturday.
It was the first time Michigan lost it’s season opener at home to an unranked opponent. Oh wait, no it’s not. But I believe it is the first time they lost season openers at home in consecutive years. Like I said, I didn’t see any college football so I didn’t watch this game. From what I gather, Michigan looks horrible. No sustained drives as the offensive looked, as a fellow Michigan fan co-worker said, “Three Stogies-like.” As frustrating as it is, this is not a App. State game. This is not the fifth-rank team losing to a I-AA team. This is a completely new team, running a new offense losing to a very good mid-major team who will win 9 or 10 games this year. But, it’s still Michigan and they still should win this game. Contrary to what Seal wrote this weekend, the season is not over. Get a confidence building win over Miami and another over Notre Dame, and they will be ready for the Big Ten schedule. Or, if they don’t improve at all, it’s an embarrassing loss to a MAC school and a horrible ND team, then get run over in the Big Ten. Let’s hope for the best.
The weekend also was my first bachelor’s party.
First time I peed in a bottle.
First time I peed in a bottle in front of 25 men on a party bus that didn’t have a bathroom. (Really? You get a party bus to travel two hours with that many guys who are drinking and you don’t have a bathroom? That makes about as much sense as picking Darren McFadden in the first round of your fantasy draft.)
It was the first time I went to a casino and didn’t get kicked out. (Two for two in Vegas baby. I guess West Virginia is a little tamer.)
First time I drank Iron City beer. (And never again. Worst beer ever but at $2 for a 16 ounce can, you have to have it. The beer was so bad, it make a rum and coke taste like the a Gatorade the morning after a big drinking night. It was that refreshing.)
It was the first time I used a pay phone that I can remember (at least since like sixth grade) since my phone died and I had to make sure the GF remembered when to pick up at in the morning.
I played poker for money for the first time on Sunday.
It was also the first time I won money playing poker. I’m a natural.
Cliff Lee became the first 20-game winner for the Indians since 1974. He’s such a badass right now that he picks fights with anyone. How sweet was it to see him yelling at the White Sox?
It will be the first time the Indians pitchers win back to back Cy Youngs.
Lots of first from the weekend and a big week coming up with the NFL kicking off, The Busket Boys back in action on Thursday (practice a little Wednesday?) and the Akron Aeros in the playoffs (Anyone want to go to the game Saturday?). Should be a good week.